Newcastle West GAA Club Notes:

Lotto – NCW GAA Lotto:
Jackpot is now at €15,000
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Bank holiday lotto took place took place in ‘Whelan’s Bar’ on Tuesday 6th June. Lucky dip winners of €40 were Con Warren, Linda and Lorraine Curtin, Michael Kelly, Claire Lynch and Denis Kenneally. This week’s lotto took place last Monday 12th in ‘Ned Kelly’s’ Bar. No winner. Lucky dip winners of €40 were Rebecca Enright, John Purcell, Johnny O’Sullivan, Sophie Hayes and Kitty O’Donnell.

St. Kieran’s take the West Football title
Bon Secours County Senior Football League West Final
St. Kieran’s 1-09
Newcastle West 1-08
In a thrilling West Senior football Final, we were up against our local rivals St Kieran’s on a sunny afternoon in Askeaton.
From the first whistle, it was St Kieran’s who appeared more up for the fight with a early goal helping them to a well-deserved 6 point lead at half time on a score line of 1-7 to 0-4.
A much improved second half from Newcastle West made them the more dominant team in the 3rd quarter. However, this dominance was not reflected on the scoreboard due to some poor finishing up top.
The sending off of James Kelly at the end of the third quarter looked like the final nail in the coffin for Newcastle West but in fact it was the 14 men who finished the game the stronger team as St Kieran’s sat in and protected their lead.
When Ethan Hurley was pulled down in the area with 10 minutes to go, goalkeeper Michael Quilligan stood up to the penalty spot and reduced the lead to 2 points with a great penalty kick.
St. Kieran’s responded well and got the next 2 scores to put 4 points between the teams again.
Newcastle West fought hard to the end but were unable to get back on level terms with St Kierans who managed to hold out for a 1-point win and claimed the first piece of silverware of the 2023 Season.
Michael Quilligan (1-1, goal Penalty, point 45), Michael Cremin, Darren Doherty, Michael O’Keeffe, Steven Brosnan (2 Points), James Kelly, Brian O’Sullivan, Sean Murphy, Ruadhan O’Connor, Niall McAulliffe, Shane Stack (1 Point), Todd Donovan, Jack O’Connor, Eoin Hurley (3 Points frees), Brian Foley.
Subs: Ethan Hurley (1 Point), Daniel Normoyle.
County Updates
Limerick make it Five in a Row Munster Titles
Limerick 1-23
Clare 1-22
Limerick are Munster champions for a fifth year in a row after a nail biting one point win over Clare in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.
The pundits were right, an epic and close battle ensued under sweltering sun , packed to capacity with not a spare seat to be got. Beaten by Clare, by a point six weeks ago in the same venue there was pride but also a Munster title at stake. The game didn’t disappoint with Clare and Limerick scoring point for point throughout. Clare led by a goal at half time after a Mark Rodgers goal sprung off the bar and went back into the net. Limerick hit back in the second half with a goal from Gillane who finished with a tally of 1-11 earning him the well-deserved man of the match title. The game was toe to toe in the first half with scores coming fast and furious. In the second half Limerick impressed in the third quarter and at 54 mins saw Limerick lead 1-19 to 1-15. Clare brought back the game to within two points when Tony Kelly took over the free taking. It was Limerick’s bench that made all the difference in the end with Cathal O’ Neill and Adam English both scoring when they came on. Kelly did pull it back to one again deep into injury time but Limerick held on to gain the title. Gillane was outstanding and was assisted in his huge tally by Seamus Flanaghan who ensured plenty of space up front. Centre field proved crucial and Hegarty, Hayes and the backs were solid in their performance.
Five in a row Munster titles and twelve final wins out of twelve for this fantastic team. Well done to John Kiely , management , players , panel , extended panel and congratulations to all involved. Luimneach Abu

Senior Football Tailteann Cup:
The draw took place for the Tailteann Cup Quarter Final this week. Limerick will face Laois in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on 17th June at 3 pm.
Best of luck to our clubmen involved Iain Corbett, Cian Sheehan and Ruadhan O’Connor. The game will be shown live on GAAGO. Mark Fitzgerald’s team have impressed thus far with wins over Longford and Carlow in their opening two games. They lost their final game against Wicklow but will come into this game with plenty of confidence. Best of luck to all involved.

Juvenile Club:
Juvenile Results: You can look up all our fixtures/results

Thursday June 1st
Mr. Binman U13 Football Championship Division 3A
Shannon Gaels v NCW

Monday June 5th
U14 Football League Division 2A
Kildimo/Pallaskenry v NCW
NCW v Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan

Well done to all that played.

Juvenile Fixtures:
Monday June 12th
U14 Hurling League Division 1C
NCW v Kilmallock @ 7.30pm in Raheenagh
NCW v Glenquin Gaels @ 8.15pm in Raheenagh

Tuesday June 13th
U11 Hurling League
Monagea v NCW in Monagea @ 6.45pm

Thursday June 15th
U8 Hurling Blitz @ 6.30pm in Adare

Friday June 16th
U9 Football Blitz @ 6.30pm in Mountcollins

Saturday June 17th
U7 Football Blitz @ 10am in Coolcappagh

Mr. Binman U13 Hurling Championship Division 3B
NCW v Belville Gaels @ 11am in Coolyroe

Monday June 19th
Mr. Binman U15 Hurling Championship Division 2
NCW v Bruff @ 7pm in NCW