2018 News

15th October

posted 15 Oct 2018, 02:46 by Newport Gaa

Sympathy 

CLG Tulach Sheasta extends sympathy to the family of the late Billy O'Keeffe. Billy played with Newport teams in the late 1950's and early 60's. Players of former generations will remember togging out at the butt of O'Keeffe's ditch behind the goals at Lacken Park, before dressing rooms were built in 1970. They will also recall often having to climb over that same ditch to retrieve the sliotar in O'Keeffe's field, sometimes having to 'negotiate' with Billy before getting it back. Later, the club purchased that plot on which now stands the club house opened in 1998. Billy served as caretaker of the Park for a term and often helped with field maintenance.

Sympathy is also extended to the family of the late Barry Gleeson of Birdhill.  Barry was interested in all sports and Tipperary Hurling was one of his great passions. The Gleeson family has a long tradition of involvement in local GAA Clubs over a number of generations.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad beirt.

 

Under 9’s 

Our Under 9's finished off their season with a match v Monaleen in Lacken Park on Sunday morning. Well done to all of the children on their performances throughout the year & for all the work they put in to develop their skills. Also a big thank you to all the coaches that helped out during the year & to the parents for taking the time to bring your children to training & matches.

Junior Football
Newport played their County Junior Football quarter final against JK Brackens last Saturday. They lost by just 2 points and were unlucky as 3 key players went off injured during the game which weakened our team. Hard luck lads.

Under 15 Hurling
Newport Hurlers competed in the u15 Plate Competition last Sunday morning in Borrisleigh. They first came up against Moneygall-Clonakenny in the semi final. After a very even first half where the sides were level at 2 points each, Newport came out all guns blazing in the second half and bagged two goals from Stephen Coffey and Jack Ryan Cooper. They stuck to the task gamely and kept their lead with some great defending of Moneygall's threatening attacks, especially from Thomas Byrne, Niall Duffy and Colm O'Malley while Oisín Kennedy pulled off some fantastic saves to secure the victory for Newport on a scoreline of 2-3 to 0-5.

The final was played shortly after with Newport coming up against a very strong and determined Lorrha Rovers Gaels. After an even first 10 minutes, Lorrha broke away and got two quick-fire goals from which they never looked back. Final Score : Lorrha Rovers Gaels 4-2 Newport 0-2. 

Well done to Lorrha on the victory. Also well done to the Newport players who have made great strides this year in their development. Finally, thanks to the North Bórd na nÓg for organising a very worthwhile competition. 

10th October

posted 10 Oct 2018, 13:46 by Newport Gaa

Junior Football:  Newport lost their North Football Final last Friday 5th of October. Portroe won out on a score of 1-9 to Newport's 0-6 in Puckane under lights. They’ve qualified for a County quarter final which will be played in the coming weeks.

Newport GAA Club History:  Reminder that our Club history has now been updated to 2017 and will be available for publication soon. In actual fact the whole history from 1885 to 2017 will be published in one book of over 1,000 pages and selling at €40 per hardback copy. To help defray the costs of the publication, we are inviting members of the community to be associated with the book by becoming a patron. For a fee of €100, patrons will have their name included in the book for posterity, be invited to a reception for the launch and receive a signed copy. Anyone wishing to become a patron and be part of the GAA story in Newport, should contact James Collins (Club Chairman), Majella Coffey (Secretary) or Martin Kennedy (Treasurer) before 31st October. We would also like to hear from any business or individual who might be interested in becoming the sole sponsor of the book.

 Healthy Club – “Men on the Move”:  Our “Men on the Move” walking group continues every Monday night from 7pm to 8pm in the Long House Field, Cragg, Newport.  Free event and open to all come along for a walk and a chat.

1st October

posted 1 Oct 2018, 04:41 by Newport Gaa

North Junior Football Final:  The North Junior Football Final v Portroe is fixed for this Friday 5th of October in Borrisoleigh at 7.30pm. Best of luck to our Junior Footballers and Management in the Final.

Under 14 Hurling:  Congratulations to our under 14 hurlers who won the Butler Cup Tournament in Kilcommon on Sunday. Thanks to Sean Treacys  GAA Club for hosting the Tournament.

James O’Rourke Memorial Tournament: Newport Juvenile Club hosted the Under 12 Football James O’Rourke Tournament on Saturday. Teams from Newport, Ballinahinch and Mungret participated in the Tournament with Newport winning on the narrowest of margins. Thanks to the O’Rourke family for making the presentations, to the referee Jim Lees and to all the parents who helped out on the day.

Under 10 Hurling:  Well done to our Under 10 teams 1 & 2 who took part in the Annual Kilmacud Festival of hurling in UCD on Sunday with both qualifying and winning their A Finals.

Under 8 Hurling:  Our U8’s took part in a blitz under lights in Newtownshandrum on Friday evening. We had 28 players who played games against Mungret, Milford and Newshandrum. All teams played really well and represented the club and their families very proudly.

Healthy Club – “Men on the Move”:  Want to get some exercise ? Join our “Men on the Move” group in the Long House Field, Cragg, Newport starting Monday 8th of October weekly from 7pm to 8pm. Free event and open to all.

24th September

posted 24 Sep 2018, 13:30 by Newport Gaa

Junior Football:  Newport recorded a win in the North Junior Football semi final when they overcame Burgess in a well-contested semi final under lights in damp conditions at Borrisoleigh on 17th of September. The final score was Newport 4-8 Burgess 0-6. They now await the winners of Portroe and Inane Rovers.

Ryan Cusack Memorial Tournament: Newport Under 13’s took part in the Ryan Cusack Memorial Tournament in Murroe. Newport overcame Garryspillane in their first match and progressed to the Final. Newport played Murroe in the Final and emerged as winners of the Tournament. The cup was presented to Brian Nolan team captain and the player of the tournament award was presented to John Lee.

Newport GAA Club History:  By The Mulcaire Banks', published in 1986, outlined the first hundred years of the GAA in the parish of Newport. The history has now been updated to 2017 and will be available for publication before the end of this year. In actual fact the whole history from 1885 to 2017 will be published in one book of over 1,000 pages and selling at €40 per hardback copy. To help defray the costs of the publication, we are inviting members of the community to be associated with the book by becoming a patron. For a fee of €100, patrons will have their name included in the book for posterity, be invited to a reception for the launch and receive a signed copy. Anyone wishing to become a patron and be part of the GAA story in Newport, should contact James Collins (Club Chairman), Majella Coffey (Secretary) or Martin Kennedy (Treasurer) before 31st October. We would also like to hear from any business or individual who might be interested in becoming the sole sponsor of the book.

17th September

posted 17 Sep 2018, 13:46 by Newport Gaa

Under 7’s and Under 8’s: Five teams of 46 players took part in a blitz in Ballina last Saturday morning. All teams played really well. Thanks to Ballina GAA for their kind hospitality and to all the parents who supported the blitz.

Under 9: The players participated in the ‘Jack Moriarty’ tournament at Clonlara last Saturday and won out the Tournament for 2018.

Under 10's: The players also attended the "Jack Moriarty" tournament last Saturday morning and also emerged victorious having beaten Na Piarsaigh and Mungret to qualify for the final against Clonlara. After conceding an early goal the lads fought back to win an exciting final. 
The team celebrated with the cup at Applegreen Birdhill on the way home. 
Well done lads. Thanks to everyone at Clonlara GAA for a great day and also to the parents who travelled to the games.

12th September

posted 12 Sep 2018, 11:58 by Newport Gaa   [ updated 12 Sep 2018, 12:03 ]

Under 9: Our hurlers took part in the County Hurling blitz at Dr. Morris Park last

Saturday. They played very well and enjoyed games against Ballinahinch, Borrisoleigh and Toomevara. We wish to thank Padraig Malone and Andy Ryan for organising the blitz and to all the parents who travelled to Thurles for the games.

Under 10: Our players participated in the Pa O’Brien tournament at Mungret last Saturday morning. Victories over Killmallock, Clarecastle and Mungret saw us qualify for the final against Newtownshandrum. The Cork team were 2-2 up after five minutes but we fought back to win a thrilling final by five points. Well done to all the team on a super performance and also well done to Fionn Deegan for winning the most improved performance award. It was well deserved, Fionn. Thanks to Mungret GAA for inviting us and giving us a great day out

Under 16: Hard luck to the U-16 hurlers last Monday night, who after coming from 7 points down to force extra time, lost out to Borrisoleigh 2-14 to 1-14 in the North quarter-final in a fantastic game of hurling. They showed great heart and determination which bodes well for the future for an ever-improving team. Well done to Borrisoleigh and best of luck to them in the semi-final. 

Ballinahinch v Sean Treacys: Thank you to all who helped in any way at Lacken Park for the County Championship game last Sunday evening. Míle Buíochas.

3rd September

posted 3 Sep 2018, 13:58 by Newport Gaa

Under 6,7 and 8’s: We hosted a blitz with teams from Kilruane MacDonaghs and Murroe joining us at Lacken Park, last Saturday morning. Over 130 players participated in a great morning of hurling and fun. We are very proud of all the players and thank the visiting clubs for being part of the blitz. We also thank the parents for being there and providing the refreshments.

Under 9: Our hurlers took part in the John Joe Nevin Tournament hosted by Ballina last Sunday. Well done to all the players who put in a great effort and used all the skills they have developed throughout the year in all their games. They won their two group matches v Clonlara & Ahane and went on to win a well contested final v Ballina. We would like to thank Ballina club and the Nevin Family for the invite & congratulations on a very well organised tournament. 

Under 10: Our players participated in the Killeagh Tournament last Sunday. Both our A and B teams reached the finals, in the group stages both teams overcame Naas, Lismore and Killeagh to top their groups. In the Division 2 final our B team lost out to Killmallock and our A team lost out to James Stephens (Kilkenny). Thank you to Killeagh G.A.A. club for hosting us and we look forward to inviting them to join us for a game in Newport.

Under 14: Our team were defeated by Kilruane in the North final last Sunday at Puckane. Final score Tulach Sheasta 1-07 Kilruane MacDonaghs 4-05.

Senior: Our hurlers suffered a heavy defeat to Templederry Kenyons last Saturday at Nenagh. Final score in the Seamus O’Riain Cup: Tulach Sheasta 0-17, Templederry Kenyons 3-26.

31st August

posted 31 Aug 2018, 02:12 by Newport Gaa

Under 7and 8: We hosted a blitz at Lacken Park last Saturday, with teams from Ballina and Sean Treacys, with all teams playing four games. Thank you to the parents for providing refreshments for our visitors and to all the players for a great morning.

Under 10: Lacken Park was busy last Sunday morning as we hosted teams from Killmallock and Clonlara for a few games of hurling. Thank you to all the parents and players who participated.

Senior: Best of luck to our senior hurlers who play Templederry Kenyons this Saturday at Nenagh. All support appreciated. Early throw in at 1pm.

Congratulations: To Cian Flanagan and the Tipperary U-21’s on their All- Ireland win last Sunday at the Gaelic Grounds. With a second All-Ireland medal to his credit, Cian continues to bring honour and pride to the club. We wish him continued success.

Thank You: We are very grateful for all the support we received for our first Golf Classic. The event was a huge success due to the hard work and great advice of our golfing friends, our sponsors and all the teams who participated. Thank you to Mary and Richard Ryan for presenting the Cillian Ryan Memorial Cup to the club and for hosting the presentation night.  Míle Buiochas.

20th August

posted 20 Aug 2018, 07:30 by Newport Gaa

Cúl Camp: Thank you to all who helped make our annual camp a huge success and one of the biggest in the County yet again. The participants were so delighted to have John McGrath come to visit them, such an inspirational player and guiding light for our campers.

Golf Classic: Our inaugural golf classic will take place this Friday at Nenagh Golf Club followed by presentation of prizes and Cillian Ryan Perpetual Cup to the winners at Ryan’s Bar at 10pm. Music by Jimmy Jo.  All are welcome.

Thank You: We wish to thank everyone who supported our very successful Annual Duck Race last Friday evening. The winners were , 1st Dara Kennedy, Annaholty, 2nd Finbarr O’Shea, 3rd Donal Meaney.

Congratulations: Well done to Clara Collins, High Street, who won silver at the All-Ireland final of the Community Games Long Puc at U.L. last weekend.

Thank You: To Alan and Marguerite Mooney of Essential Bathrooms and Tiles, for their recent presentation of Jerseys and a voucher to our U-14 Gaelic football County Champions.

Congratulations: To our neighbours, Limerick on their All-Ireland success. Richly deserved. We hope they enjoy the year.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to Bridie and Tom Small and the Small family on the recent death of Dan, R.I.P. Dan was a former player, rising from minor ranks in 1968, he played junior and senior throughout the ‘70’s and also played  on our football teams. He was a member of the Newport panel, which won the North Tipperary Junior hurling Championship in 1983. Dan served on the club committee in the mid ‘70’s. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

13th August

posted 13 Aug 2018, 12:33 by Newport Gaa

Junior: Our junior hurlers bowed out of the North Championship last Friday evening at Dolla, by the narrowest of margins. Final score Tulach Sheasta 1.10. Templederry 1.11

Senior: Our Senior hurlers enjoyed a one-point victory over Silvermines in the Seamus O’Riain Cup, last Saturday evening at Nenagh. Final score Tulach Sheasta 0.19 Silvermines 0.18.

Golf Classic: The Golf Classic will take place on Friday 24th at Nenagh Golf Club, followed by presentation of prizes at Ryan’s on Friday night. A presentation of the Cillian Ryan Memorial trophy will be made to the club on the night. All are welcome.

Duck Derby: The annual Duck Derby for two All-Ireland hurling tickets will take place at the bridge in Newport this Friday. Tickets still on sale €5.

Best Wishes to all Leaving Cert students who receive their results this week.

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