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21st August

posted 21 Aug 2017, 04:56 by Denis Floyd   [ updated 21 Aug 2017, 13:36 ]

Under 8's: We had two teams in Ballina for a hurling blitz last Saturday morning.
Both teams played 4 matches each v teams from Ahane, Ballina, Ballinahinch & Borrisokane. Both our teams played some excellent hurling throughout and really enjoyed the morning hurling. Thank you to Ballina Club for hosting & to the parents who made the effort to have their children in Ballina for the blitz.

Under 9’s & 10’s played Newtownshandrum from Cork last Saturday morning in Lacken Park. The visitors had a very good team but the Newport team put in a great performance. There was huge commitment and effort from the team along with some great scores. Well done to everyone on a great performance.

Under 11’s: The U-11 North Tipperary hurling league started on Friday evening last with Newport entering two teams.  Both played away with games versus Burgess and Silvermines.  The Burgess game was a step too far for Newport who had many of their players absent due to their involvement in the national community games finals. After a disappointing first half Newport put in a big effort in the second half but still came up short.  A fine performance v Silvermines gave Newport victory in this game with some excellent teamwork and individual displays.  Well done to all players.

Under 14’s: Last Wednesday night we played Borrisoleigh in the North Semi Final in a perfect Lacken Park. Borrisoleigh were strong favourites to win, having beaten Newport by 10 points in an earlier round. Newport threw everything at Borris from the start and Stephen Coffey scored an early free to settle the home side. Paddy Mc Cormack scored a goal and Eddie Ryan added 3 points from frees for the visitors. Newport responded with a goal and a point from Stephen Coffey and Daniel Egan scored a point to level the game.
Paddy McCormack and Eddie Ryan pointed for Borris before Stephen Coffey and Diarmuid O Riordan replied for Newport to level the game at 1.05 each.

Borris started the second half better, and a goal by Eddie Ryan and a superb individual point off the Hurley pushed Borris 4 ahead, but Newport would not give in easily and Daniel Egan replied with a point and Diarmuid O Riordan scored a great goal to reduce it to a point. Eddie Ryan pointed two frees to push out the lead to 3 and they held on to win on a score line of 2.10 to 2.07.Hard luck to the boys but they should be very proud of their performance on the night .Oisin Kennedy, Cian Kennedy, John Ryan, Callum Merrigan, Shane Murray, Niall Duffy, Thomas Byrne, Jack Ryan, Darren Coffey, Stephen McCormack, Daniel Egan (2)Colm O Malley, Adam Moloney, Stephen Coffey (1.4 3f),Diarmuid O Riordan (1.1) Conor McHugo, Kevin O Brien, Luke Collins, Aodhain Sweeney, Sean Nolan, Dylan Keppel, Aaron Pearson, Diarmuid Cantillon, Cian Merrigan.

Senior Hurling: Best of luck to our senior hurlers and mentors in the County league semi-final replay V Sean Treacy’s in Lacken Park this Sunday evening at 6pm. All support welcome.

Cúl Camp: Despite poor weather conditions, over 240 children enjoyed very busy week at our annual Cúl camp last week. Many thanks to the parents who helped during the week, coaches Andy Ryan, David Young, and County games co-ordinator Dinny Maher. A special thank you to Pádraic Maher who was our special guest, much to the delight of all. Pádraic spoke to all the groups encouraging them to continue to play and inspired them to train and aspire to play for the County. He showed exceptional patience and kindness and signed jerseys, hurleys and helmets for everyone.

The club would also like to thank development officer James Flanagan for having Lacken Park resplendent and pitch surfaces in pristine condition for the camp. Míle Buiochas to Club co-ordinator Ciara Browne for all her hard work in making it, another successful camp.