Senior Scór: The Munster Final of Senior Scór takes place in Cappamore next Saturday with Newport represented in 3 categories. Ballad Group - Marie Floyd, Teresa Galvin, Lorna Floyd, Brian Mc Auliffe and Ruairi Floyd. Instrumental Music - Ruairi Floyd, Brian McAuliffe, Niamh Floyd, Áine O'Malley and Sarah McAuliffe. Leiriu - Lil O'Grady, Tom McCabe, James Collins, Mary Browne Ryan, John Tuohy and Mary Casey. Best of luck to all our groups and we would love to see plenty of local support on the night. Best of luck to all the Tipperary acts and hopefully we will be represented at All Ireland Final stage in Belfast.
Under 16 Football: Newport 1.2 to 4.8 Moneygall
Under 14 Football: Newport 4.9 Borrisokane 3.0
We played our second championship match on Tuesday night in Borriokane in perfect conditions. We started great and Daniel Egan kicked a great score after a minute. We piled on the pressure but could not find a way through the Borrisokane defence. Borrisokane broke up field and scored a goal. Newport replied with a goal and a point from Diarmuid O Riordan but Borrisokane came back again with another goal. A couple of points from Stephen Coffey and another goal from Diarmuid put Newport 2.4 to 2 goals ahead at half time. The second half started with a point from Cian Kennedy and Newport pulled away with further goals from Lee Ryan and Diarmuid O Riordan. Niall Duffy completed the scoring with a point and Newport won on a score line of 4.9 to 3 goals
Team: Luke Collins, Cian Merrigan, Thomas Byrnes, Callum Merrigan, Shaun Bonfield, Niall Duffy, Shane Murray, Daniel Egan, Paul Moloney, Colm O Malley, John Ryan, Stephen McCormack, Oisin Kennedy, Diarmuid O Riordan, Stephen Coffey, Dylan Kepple, Aaron Pearson, Adam Moloney, Luke Ryan, Cian Kennedy, Lee Ryan
North U-14 Féile Peil na nÓg Final: Portroe 3-4 Newport 2.1
We played Portroe on Saturday in the North Final. Portroe started brightly & scored a goal. They added 3 points before Newport replied with a free from Jack Ryan. At half time Portroe led by 1.3 to a point. Portroe added a goal & a point early in the second half. Newport fought back & goals by Diarmuid O'Riordan & Daniel Egan bought us back to a 1 score game. Newport then tried hard to get the equalising goal, but couldn't get past a stubborn Portroe defence. In the last few minutes Portroe broke up field & scored another goal to win, on a score line 3.4 to 2.1
Under 12 Football:
Newport Arrows 5.5 V Inane Rovers1.1. Newport Arrows 1.4 V Ballina1.1
Newport Colts - BYE
Newport U-12 Dynamos after a very encouraging performance lost out to Inane Rovers in a 2.01 to 0.03 score line. They followed with
Easter Camp: Our annual Easter camp will take place in Lacken Park on 18th, 19th and 20th of April. The camp is for children six years and over. Cost €25. Registration will take place first morning of camp.
Sympathies: We were saddened to learn of the death of Joe Ryan (Malachy) formerly of Ballymackeogh and Birdhill who has died in Australia. Joe played hurling and football with Newport in the 1950s, and was full forward on the team which won the county Junior Hurling title in 1957. Having emigrated during the 60s he returned in the early 70s to don the Newport colours again and played in the county senior hurling semi-final in 1973. Taking up residence in Birdhill he and his family ran the White Cockatoo (now Coopers). His sons lined out with various under-age teams until they all left for Australia in the mid1980s.To his family and friends we extend our sympathies. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam.
Poker Classic: Our annual fund raising Poker Classic will take place in the Freigh Inn on April 30th at 6pm. Tickets €20.