Club News 2013
Well done to the Newport & Ballinahinch U21B hurlers who had a dramatic extra time victory over Silvermines in the North quarter final on Sunday last. Congrats to the team and management who must be commended for turning out so late in the year.
Newport & Ballinahinch U21 teams began the year with some uncertainity due to the small numbers of players available to each club and after some discussion they made the sensible decision to pool resources and field a combined outfit. Ballinahinch Gaels began their activity in the U21B football and ultimately went on to win the County final. Focus has since switched to the North U21 B hurling championship where they contested the quarter final on Sunday last v's Silvermines in Templederry. This proved to be a thriller with The Gaels losing a man early in the game through a straight red and the teams being level at the end of normal time. They were then able to restore to 15 aside for the extra time. After the extra 20 mins, Ballinahinch/Newport Gaels ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-19 to Silvermines 3-14. The team lined out as follows with the scorers:
Rob Houlihan 0-1
John Ryan Bawn
Odhran Floyd 0-2
Conor Floyd 0-1
Kevin mulachy 0-3
Martin Carey 0-1
Pa Ryan 0-2
Brendan Ryan 2-4
David Ryan 0-1
Aidan Moloney 1-4
Subs used :Matthew Connolly and James Healy.
Ballinahinch/Newport will next meet Borrisokane in the North semi-final.
Newport GAA AGM will take place on Friday next at 8pm in the club rooms. A large attendance is expected as we bring 2013 to a close and plan out next year.
Juvenile Presentation Night
The Juvenile committee will hold their annual presentation night on Sunday next in the Newport Community Centre where all our players achievements for the past will be recognised.
This year the club will produce a yearbook which is hoped to capture as much club activity as possible in both pictures and words. Titled "For the record - Tulach Sheasta 2013" will be on sale next weekend from any committee member, costing €5.
Under 21B Hurling
Our combined Newport & Ballinahinch U21 side had a big win over a depleted Ballina in the qualifier game on Sunday last. Ballina rested key players in advance of their Munster final. This means that we now meet Silvermines in the quarter final whilst Ballina meet Portroe. Best of luck to joint managers Martin Ryan and Cormac McGrath and the combined squad.
It's that time of year now when the different AGM's take place. The Senior motions and nominations are now in and the AGM will take place on Friday 22nd Now.
Meanwhile the Juvenile AGM has been changed to Wed Nov 27th. Both will take place in the club rooms.
The Juvenile Presentation night will take place on Sun Nov 24th. More details next week.
Remember to follow @tulachsheasta1 to keep in touch.
Newport Juvenile GAA Club would like to remind groups and individuals that they should be getting organised at this stage for the upcoming Scór na nÓg. Anyone interested in performing should contact Anthony Floyd for further details. Scór na bPáistí is also only around the corner and preparations should also be underway for this.
Night at the Dogs
The club organised a great evening last Friday in Limerick Greyhound Stadium when we had our own night at the dogs. Special thanks to all our sponsors and supporters. Congrats especially to Birdhill Premier Digital who won the overall prize. There was great excitement also when local dog owner PJ Ryan saw his dog Neon Bolt fly home in the sixth race much to the delight of the large Newport attendance.
It's AGM time already, with the Senior Meeting fixed for 22nd Nov. All motions and nominations must be submitted to Fr Delaney by Nov 10th. The Juvenile AGM will be held on Fri 29th Nov.
A Night at the Dogs.
Newport GAA will host a "Night at the the Dogs" this Friday night ( Nov 1st ) in Limerick Greyhound Stadium. This will be a great night out for all the family with the first race running at 7:30pm. Admission tickets @ €10 are available from any committee member. U16's are free admission. Remember, to support the club, you must purchase your ticket in advance. If you pay in on the night, the club will not benefit.
Please support this event as it will be our final fundraiser of the year.
The Senior AGM has been fixed for Fri 22nd Nov. Nomination papers have been issued by now, so please contact club secretary if you have not received yours. Please submit any motions to Fr Delaney by Nov 10th.
Juvenile Presentation Night
The Juvenile sub-committee have organised their annual presentation night for Sun Nov 24th.
Under 17 Co Football
Well done to Liam Duffy & Mike Quigley who have represented Newport on the Co Tipp U17 Football team that have reached the Munster Final v Clare.
Under 21 Hurling
Our U21 hurlers are finally out next weekend when they meet Ballina in Rd 1 of the North 'B' Championship. This will be knockout with ET if necessary. Throw in at Dolla at 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday.
We will hold a "Night at the Dogs" on Fri Nov 1st in Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Remember for the club to benefit, you must buy your ticket in advance from any committee member. This should be a great evening's entertainment for all the family.
The Senior Club AGM will take place on Nov 22nd in the Club Rooms. Please submit any motions and nominations asap to the Club Secretary.
The season wound down on Sat last for our Junior B hurlers who lost to Templederry in the Nth Semi on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-10. Well done to all concerned as a combination of young and more experienced players made quite a season for all.
Our minor footballers eventually played their Co Semi also on Sat last and unfortunately lost out to a more experienced Clonmel Commercials outfit. Clonmel were in the driving seat before the game even began as they had just come fresh out of the South Championship whereas Newport Gaels had not played a game in over 5 months as they won the North Final on May 16th. No excuses on the day though, as final score was 3-13 to 1-8 against Newport.
A Night at the Dogs
Plans are at an advanced stage for the imminent fundraiser in the form of a Night At The Dogs. All are welcome and asked to support this venture which takes place in the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday Nov 1st.
Under 21 Hurling
Our U21 hurlers will provide the last remaining club activity over the coming weeks as the Nth U21 championship fixtures will be released this week.
Well done to St Mary's Secondary School who had a good win over Borrisileigh on Wed's last in the Munster B Championship. Also, the Newport Boys NS will host a football blitz on Oct 24th
Our Junior Footballers bowed out last Sunday, having been beaten by Shannon Rovers 1-14 to 2-5.
Our Junior B hurlers will play Templederry next Sat in Nenagh in the Nth Semi. Throw in at 1:30pm
Newport Gaels Minor Footballers will eventually play their long awaited Co Semi versus Clonmel Commercials on Sat next in Holycross. Throw in at 4pm.
Anyone that wishes to submit a motion to the Co Board Convention must first submit the motion to Club Sec Mary Burke before Nov 9th.
Newport GAA will hold their senior AGM on Friday Nov 22nd.
The curtain finally came down on a huge season for our U16's on Sat last in Nenagh when we played out the North Final v Kilruane. Newport simply never got going and had no answer to the stronger Kilruane side. Nevertheless, Newport will look back on the season with great satisfaction having already won the U16A football and reached the U16A Hurling final. We were also thrilled to have several players involved on U15 & U16 county teams in both codes. The future is bright as 12 of this year's side are underage again next season for U16 competitions. Congrats to Kilruane and best of luck in the Co-Semi.
Our intermediate hurlers were also in action on Sun last when they met Moyne/Templetuohey in the semi final of the County Champioship at The Ragg. Assisted by the wind in the first half, Newport went in three points ahead. Unfortunately for Newport Moyne rose to the occasion and to our misfortune they won the game by a single point. Our neighbours Ballina will now meet Moyne in the Co semi. Well done to Newport on what was a long protracted season and they can look back on huge progress achieved during the year.
A night at The Dogs
The financial sub committee have put together a very attractive evening's entertainment on Friday Nov 1st when we will hold a Night at The Dogs at The Limerick Greyhound Stadium. General admission will be €10 per adult with Juveniles going free. Nominator tickets are also on sale where you can buy a dog for the night for €50 which includes two adults admission. Should your dog win one of the 12 races on the night, your ticket will then be entered in a special draw at the end of the night with a cash prize of €200 accompanied with dinner for two. This should be a great night for all the family.
Over 40 of our Under 6's & 7's players travelled to Ballina last weekend to play the host in a series of blitz games. Well done to all who helped on the day.
Well done to our U10's who competed in the annual John Joe Nevin Tournament in Ballina this weekend. Newport performed very well winning the B final in a very competitive match. Well done also to Jack Ryan on winning the player of the tournament.
Newport Gaels U16A hurlers have reached the North Semi, thanks to a big win over Ballina in the quarter final last week. After an uncertain first half in the semi-final against Nenagh on Monday evening, they clawed their way back to earn a draw. Extra time was played and the teams still finished level with 2-14 each in semi darkness. The replay is on Saturday at 12 noon.
Newport Junior A footballers recorded a 2 point win over Inane in the Nth Championship and have now reached the semi-final. Following a slow start, things did not look good for a depleted Newport outfit, but spearheaded by Sean O'Brien and Philip O'Brien, they fought their way back and to finish ahead on a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-6.
The County Championship is now down to the business end, and after a long break, Newport face Arravale Rovers on Saturday in Dundrum in the county quarter final.
A Night at the Dogs
The club has organised a great night out for all the family on Friday Nov 1st in Limerick Greyhound Stadium with "A night at the Dogs ". More info next week.
The clubs twitter account is now live @TulachSheasta1. This account also updates facebook, so if you follow either media you will receive up to date info on all club activity.
Work on the drainage of the Juvenile Pitch has been carried out in recent weeks and as the accompanying picture shows, the surface has recovered quickly. Further development will continue in the forthcoming weeks.