Our weekly lotto draw took place on Monday 28th of November in The Silver Dollar Bar, and the numbers drawn were 03, 09, 10, 20. There was no winner so the next week’s jackpot will rise to €9,600 and will be held in Cronin’s Bar.
The lucky dip winners of €40 each were Tony McCoy (c/o Lee’s Bar), Patrick O’Kelly (c/o Silver Dollar Bar), Tom Hartnett (c/o Arra Vet), Mike Roche (London), George Daly (Online).
Our tickets are now on sale for €2.00 each or 3 for €5. They can be purchased online at www.ncwgaa.com click on Lotto on the drop down menu or through any of the local outlets/promoters selling same. A reminder to those of you on social media, that our draw goes out live every Monday evening at 8.30 p.m on Facebook. We thank you all for your continued support.
Note: anyone who paid upfront for 2020 will be entered on a weekly basis up to 28th November 2022.
To keep up to date with all the comings and goings of our club, we would encourage you all to download the Club Zap app by visiting your app store. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up, so you will never again miss out on the latest club news, fixtures, results, lotto draw results etc. Lotto can be played through the app.
Munster Senior Football Final!!
Newcastle West 1.16 Clonmel Commercials 1.11 AET
We travelled to the famous Semple Stadium on Sunday the 27th of November to face the the tournament favourites Clonmel Commercials in the Munster Senior Club Semi-Final. Following their impressive 7pt victory over Nemo Rangers in the quarter final it was a huge ask for us as underdogs and many had written off our boys, but the belief they had in themselves and each other shone through and the end result was one of the most famous days in Newcastle West GAA history.
We opened the scoring through an excellent point from our captain and leader Iain Corbett, who delivered an insprirational performance and led his team brilliantly. Clonmel responded well and 2 quick points in succession left the score Clonmel 0.2 Newcastle West 0.1 after 6 mins. It was a cagey affair for the next 10 minutes or so but a well taken free from Eoin Hurley on 14mins marked the
beginning of an fruitful spell from our boys, as we scored 4 in succession. Eoin’s free was followed by a superb free from Diarmaid Kelly out from the right hand side of the pitch, and Cian Sheehan got our fourth point when he scored the first of his 3 points in what was a truly outstanding performance from the 2022 all star nominee. Diarmuid Kelly then picked up his second point of the day on 28mins to leave us well positioned on a 0.05 to 0.02 scoreline, and this was to the biggest gap between the sides for the remainder of normal time. Clonmel showed their class and character at trhis stage however, and in a blistering 5 minute spell scored 1.2 to leave us 1.4 to 0.5 behind having largely dominated the first half. Any sense that our heads had dropped however was quickly dispelled when Kelly scored his third of the day on the stroke of half time, a sublime strike with the outside of the left foot from distance.
We began the second half in determined mood again and Cian got his second of the day, an brilliant effort with his left leg from 40 yards. Again Clonmel responded well and two quick scores had them 1.6 to 0.7 ahead after 40mins. Eoin Hurley’s second of the day brought the gap back to one, but Clonmel responded immediately to preserve their two point cushion. Cian Sheehan then scored his third of the day, another outstanding effort on the run with his left leg 40 yards. With the game entering the final quarter the minimum was between the side but Clonmel scored on 49mins to reestablish their two point lead, 1.8 to 0.9. As we have seen time and again this year, when the game was in the balance our boys dug deep and we kicked into gear in the final 10mins of the game. As he did in the semi final against Monaleen, Brian O’Sullivan charged up the field and scored an inspirational point and a well struck Eoin Hurley free on 54mins put the sides level for the 5th time. Emmett Rigter then got our third point on the bounce to put us into the lead for the first time in the second half, on the 55min mark. Clonmel talisman Michael Quinlivan got the equalising score with seconds of normal time remaining, before a point a minute into injury time put them into the narrowest of leads. Deep into injury time we pushed hard for the equaliser and Clonmel incurred two black cards before a well worked move saw the ball fall to Limerick U20 captain Ruadhan O’Connor and he made no mistake and took us to extra time.
While Clonmel were down to 13 men at the beginning of extra time, we only scored once in this period, a well taken mark from Eoin Hurley following an intelligent Cian Sheehan pass. With Clonmel restored to 15 men there was a sense that the momentum was now with the Tipperary men, but our boys rose to the occasion once again and a superbly worked team goal saw captain Iain play a clever through ball to Aaron Neville, who passed to his 2021 minor teammate Emmett Rigter and he scored what would be the decisive goal. This left us 1.14 to 1.10 ahead at half time in extra time, and after scoring a fine point from play after the restart Eoin also added a free to give us a six point cushion, and leave Eoin with a personal tally of 6pts. Clonmel pushed hard for a goal but a combination of stellar defending and excellent goal keeping by Mike Quilligan denied them, and their solitary deep into extra time left the final score 1.16 to 1.11.
We now look forward to the Munster Final, which is currently scheduled to be played at 730pm on Saturday the 10th of December, venue TBC.
Team: Michael Quilligan; Michael O’Keeffe, Darren O’Doherty, Brian O’Sullivan (0-01), Ruadhán
O’Connor (0-01), James Kelly, Ian Corbett (Capt, 0-01), Emmet Rigter (1-01), Cian Sheehan (0-03); Sean Murphy, Sean Stack, Diarmuid Kelly (0-03, 0-01f), Eoin Hurley (0-6, 3f 1m), Mike McMahon, Todd Donovan.
Subs: Thomas Qulligan, Seamus Hurley, Stephen Brosnan, Aaron Neville, Brian Hurley, Brian Foley, Ethan Hurley, Sean Geraghty, Donnacha Woods, AJ O’Connor, Joey Healy, Evan Sheehan, Michael Blashiv, Oisin Enright, Lee Woulfe, Michael Cremin, Chris Neville, Eoin Murphy, Stephen Kelly.
Mentors: Jimmy Lee (Manager), Stephen Kelly (Coach), Liam Keane and Martin O’Sullivan (Selectors).
Backroom Team: Margaret Delee, James Corbett, Kieran Brouder, Trevor Neville, Keith Begley, Lee Woulfe, Eoin Murphy, Padraig Vallely, Tony Kelly, Jack Gleeson. Video: Kevin Daly.
Newcastle West and Murroe Boher have qualified for the semi-finals of the U21 hurling and we await the results in the other 2 quarter finals, where Blackrock will face Kildimo Pallaskenry on Tuesday the 29th of November, and Coshlea Gaels will take on Bruff on Friday the 2nd of December.
The U21 football championship kicks off on the Wednesday the 30th of November where we face Fr Casey’s at 8pm in Mountcollins. Best of luck to all involved.