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27th February

posted 27 Feb 2017, 07:01 by Denis Floyd

Sympathy: Deepest sympathy to our Club president Fr. Joe Delaney on the recent death of his brother Frank R.I.P. Ár dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam.

Dinner Dance: We had a great night at the last Lakeside Hotel on Saturday night at our dinner dance with great food, music, and craic. Thank you to our guest speaker Paudie Butler for his inspiring words to a very large crowd and to our guest of honour Connie Mc Grath who presented medals to our Junior B hurlers, under 21 footballers and our County intermediate hurling champions. We were delighted that John Devane County Vice-Chairperson joined us for the celebrations. Thank you to all who helped make the night a great success. See photos on our Facebook page.

Fitzgibbon Cup: Congratulations to Pa Ryan who contributed to the Mary Immaculate College victory on Saturday.

Child Protection: Next course is on Wednesday March 8th in the club rooms from 7pm -10pm. This course is compulsory for all adults involved with Juveniles up to 18 years. Please contact our Children’s welfare Officer Cora Moroney for further details.

Scór na bPáistí
Well done to all our competitors that took part in the A and B North Finals in Templederry and Newport last week end. On Friday night last, we were well represented in the 'B' Final in Templederry. Aoife Mellerick took part in the Solo Singing, Brian McCabe in the Recitation, and Keith Hogan, Caragh Flynn, Emma Clifford, Sarah Fitzpatrick, and Michael Hewitt in the Instrumental Music. We had two groups taking part in the Ballad Group: an all-girls group consisting of Ava O'Malley, Eimear Raddie, Aoife Mellerick and Kate Finucane and an all-boys group consisting of Brian Tobin, Michael Hewitt, Keith Hogan, James Tobin, and Kilian Finucane. Our Music Group came away with the spoils.
We hosted the 'A' Final in Newport on Sunday last. Thanks to all the parents who helped on the day. We were well represented as follows:
Figure Dancing Group: Alice Duhig, Niamh Coffey, Michelle Tuohy, and Brianna Butler.
Recitation: Deirdre Mc Glinchey.
Instrumental Music:  Eve Berry, Kevin O'Brien, Damian O'Brien, Roisin Ryan, and Steven McCormack.
Quiz:  We had two teams in the Quiz:
Newport Purple: Darragh Kennedy, Kevin O'Brien, James Tobin, and Brian Tobin. Newport Gold:  Clara Collins, Aaron Pearson, Damian O’Brien, and Darragh Gavin. 
Leiriu/Novelty Act:  Aaron Pearson, Shauna Pearson, Aoibheann Collins, Ashling O'Gorman, Mollie O’Hora, Kevin O'Brien, Damian O' Brien and Robin McNamara. 
Set Dancers: Emma Clifford, Sarah Floyd, Caragh Flynn, Ailish Byrne, Ava O'Malley, Claire Coffey, Orla Coffey, and Alannah Murphy.
Everybody gave great performances today with our Figure Dancers and our Newport Purple Quiz Team winning their way through to the County Final. This will take place in Cashel on the 12th of March.

Senior Scór
We will be hosting the County Senior Scór Final in Newport on Saturday the 18th of March. Acts should be well established at this stage with just a couple of weeks to go!!!

Registration: Fees for 2017 now due. Remember if you are not registered you cannot play. See our webpage www.newportgaa.ie or our Facebook page Newport GAA club for further details.