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6th May

posted 6 May 2019, 12:54 by Newport Gaa

Seniors:  A very much understrength senior hurling team lost out to JK Brackens in their county league game last Sunday on a scoreline of Newport 2-08 to JK Brackens 1-20.  They made an impressive opening with a Pa Ryan goal after three minutes but this early warning  from the Newport full forward was soon curtailed as JK Brackens applied an extra man in front of him to limit the threat. Newport suffered a killer blow in the 25th minute as their goalkeeper Paul Hogan was judged to have stepped over his line to concede an unfortunate goal which extended the Brackens lead to four points. Three more points gave them a half time lead of 1-13 to 1-5. In the second half Brackens ace forward Lyndon Fairbrother continued to punish Newport's careless tackling, as he ended up with a personal tally of 14 points of which eleven were from frees. Newport continued to press hard and a late goal by Kealan Floyd put respectability on the scoreboard as JK Brackens ran out deserving winners.

Juniors: The Junior Hurlers match v Kilruane MacDonaghs due to be played last weekend was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Michael Cahill (RIP) of Kilruane.

Minors: The minor hurlers put in a great performance in a high scoring game v Silvermines last Wednesday evening but unfortunately lost out on a final scoreline of 5-14 to 4-13. They have a home game v Moneygall this Wednesday evening May 8th @ 7:00 PM.

Under 16’s The under 16 footballers had a good win in their North Football Semi Final v  Ballinahinch / Templederry in Lacken Park  last Monday evening on a scoreline of Newport 2-5 to Ballinahinch / Templederrys 0-04. The North Final is due to be played this weekend. Please check our Facebook page for fixture details. 

Under 14 Football: Our Under 14 Group A team lost their final group match away to Ballina last Thursday evening on a scoreline of Newport 3-06 to Ballina’s 1-15. They have now qualified for the North Semi Final which is an away game v Nenagh this Thursday evening May 9th @ 7:00 PM.

Under 12’s: The Under 12 Group C team had a good win in their North Semi Final V Nenagh on a scoreline of 5-05 to 2-05. Their North Final v Borrisokane was played on Bank Holiday Monday, when the young side lost out by 2-4 to 0-4.   The Under 12 Group D team put in a great performance in their semi-final v Ballina but missed out by a single score after extra time on a scoreline of Newport 2-00 to Ballina 1-04.

The best of luck to Sean O’Brien & the Tipp Hurlers in their opening match in the Munster Hurling Championship v Cork this Sunday & to Jack Delahunty & the Tipp Footballers in their game V Limerick on Saturday.

Congratulations to Mark Forde who recently made his debut for the Tipperary Under 14 Football team as goalkeeper in a tournament in which they played teams from Limerick, Clare & Waterford in which Tipperary won all their games. Also congrats to James Moloney who has being selected on the Tipperary Primary Schools football team.

Tipp Draw / Club Lotto : Membership of the Tipp draw is now open for 2019/20. There are fantastic prizes available every month plus you are helping to raise much needed funds to support all the development work in Lacken Park. Membership for the year is € 100. We would appreciate if members would consider joining our € 200 Club package which includes the Tipp Draw, Club Lotto & adult membership for the year. Contact Martin Kennedy on 086 1970583 any committee member for further details.

By The Mulcaire Banks: the History of the GAA in the parish of Newport from 1886 – 2018 is 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.  

Juvenile Club Table Quiz. : The Juvenile Club would like to thank all those who attended their table quiz held in The Coopers Bar in Birdhill last Friday evening. They would also like to thank Bourke Sports &  Dinny & Fiona Ryan for sponsoring the prizes & Tom McGlinchey our Quiz Master on the night.

Munster Championship Match Tickets: Match tickets are currently on sale for both the Tipp v Cork & Tipp v Clare matches through the Tickets.ie network, SuperValu, Centra & online. There will be no match tickets available from the club for any of the group games. There will however be a limited supply of tickets available from the club from the Munster Final onwards
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