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1st April

posted 1 Apr 2019, 02:58 by Newport Gaa   [ updated 1 Apr 2019, 02:58 ]

Seniors:  Well done to our Senior Hurlers who won their County League Match v Shannon Rovers last Thursday evening in Puckane on a final scoreline of 2-16 to 1-09.  This was their second brace of points in the County League with a comprehensive victory over a dogged Shannon Rovers outfit. Newport were in control from an early stage, but a defensive error midway through the first half let Rovers in for a goal. The dismissal of county man Sean O'Brien for a red card offence just before the break was one of the main talking points at the interval when the score stood at Newport 1-9 Shannon Rovers 1-4. Pa Ryan was the goal scorer and when he raised another green flag after 20 minutes of the second half, the game was decided. Conor O'Mahony was assured in defence, Andrew Hickey & Cian Flanagan were an industrious midfield partnership, while Pa Ryan and Eoin Shinners threatened most up front.

Best wishes to Patrick Hickey for a speedy recovery from the injury he received in the game.

We would like to wish our Seniors the best of luck in the 1st round of The Seamus O’Riain Cup v Silvermines this Saturday evening @ 6:00 PM in Nenagh. Your support for the team would be really appreciated.

Under 14 Féile Hurling: Well done to our Under 14 Hurlers who won their Feile County Semi Final v Galtee Rovers last Saturday in Cappawhite on a final scoreline of 5-06 to 0-06.  Galtee Rovers started the game brightly with a well taken point in the first minute, quickly followed by a point from a free. Newport thundered into the game with 2 goals in 2 minutes from Brian Tobin and James Moloney, who flicked a long delivery to the net. Both teams traded points from frees before Tom Allen knocked over a fine effort with Galtee replying almost immediately with a point from a free. That pattern continued with another Tom Allen point after 16 minutes but Galtee kept the scoreboard ticking over with another free. The Galtee Rovers keeper, who had earlier produced 2 fine saves, was beaten as Brian Tobin finished to the net in the 21st minute but they got the last score of the half with a point from a free to leave Newport ahead  3-3 to 0-6 at the break.  The early stages of the second half were tight, but Newport's half-back line and mid-field gained the upper hand with their long clearances piling the pressure on the Galtee Rover's defence. James Moloney pointed after good work from the full forward line, before Brian Tobin goaled to complete his hat-trick in the ninth minute of the second half. Points from James Tobin and Brian Tobin along with a goal from Tom Allen saw Newport finish winners on a scoreline of 5-6 to 0-6. Well done to all the players who worked extremely hard throughout, blocking, hooking and tackling, never letting Galtee Rovers gain a sustained foothold in the game.  Best of luck in the county final v JK Brackens in Clonoulty next Saturday at 1.30pm.

Junior Hurling:  Well done to our Junior Hurlers who recorded their 1st victory in the North Junior 'A' league with a win over Knockshegowna last Saturday evening in Lacken Park on a final scoreline of 2-17 to 0-19.

Minors: The best of luck to our Minor hurlers in their League match v Portroe which is due to be played this Thursday evening in Lacken Park @ 6:00PM.

Under 16’s : The best of luck to our Under 16 footballers who are due to play their 2nd match of the championship v Kilruane in Lacken Park next Monday evening April 8th @ 7:00PM.

Under 12’s: Well done to both our under 12 teams who played their 1st game of the football championship last Saturday. Our Under 12 Group 'C' Team had a hard-earned victory over Nenagh on a final scoreline of 2-02 to 2-01. Our Under 12 Group B team despite putting in a great performance were defeated by a fine Moneygall team on a scoreline of 4-05 to 1-02. Two of our under 12 teams have away matches this Saturday. Our Group B team play Lorrha & our Group C team play Ballinahinch, with both matches having a 3:00 PM start.

Under 8’s : Played their 1st County Football Blitz in  Dr. Morris Park last Saturday. They really enjoyed their morning playing teams from Upperchurch, JK Brackens & Loughmore. A big thank you to Paudie Malone & Andy Ryam for organising the blitz.

Community Games: Well done to our Under 10 Football Team & Under 11 Hurling team who won their 1st round matches v Portroe & Roscrea last weekend.

By The Mulcaire Banks: the History of the GAA in the parish of Newport from 1886 – 2018 is now        on sale in the Sweeney’s Circle K Service Station, Ponaire Coffee, Gully’s Daybreak & Hackett’s Pharmacy. It is also available from members of the committee. The 672 x A4 pages retails at €40. This fantastic publication will be of enormous interest to anybody who has followed GAA activities in the parish of Newport, as it tells the story of the association from the very beginning right up to date, records the facts, figures and statistics of all the games, recalls some of the memories of players and mentors and includes photos of adult and juvenile teams right up to 2018. It will also be an ideal way for newcomers to the area to learn of the history and traditions of their adopted parish.  

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