Our weekly lotto draw took place on Monday 17th of October in Cronin’s Bar, and the numbers drawn were 05, 10, 13, 22. There was no winner so the next week’s jackpot rose to €8,400.
The lucky dip winners of €40 each were Con Hayes (c/o Cleary’s), Thomas Hannan (c/o Arra Vet), Mairead O’Connor (c/o Niall O’Connor), Mike Molyneaux (c/o Lee’s), Mairead Leahy (online).
Our next weekly lotto draw took place on Monday 24th of October in Lee’s Bar, and the numbers drawn were 08, 12, 15, 29. There was no winner so next week’s jackpot will be €8,600 and will take place in Cleary’s Bar.
The lucky dip winners of €40 each were Deirdre Garrett (c/o Liam Cremin), John Danaher (Old Mill), Mike Jayden (c/o Seanie Roche), O’Kelly family (Silver Dollar Bar), Lee, Jodie & Ellie Woulfe (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.
Hard luck to our hurlers who lost in an epic battle in the premier hurling semi final on the 15th of October – in blustery and wet conditions both teams served up an enthralling and entertaining game from the throw in in ballyagran.
We played against the breeze and started well with the opening 2 points before Bruff scored a goal off a sideline against the run of play. This goal seemed to get Bruff going and with NCW getting no ball into the inside forwards we struggled to get scores. Bruff built up a lead of 1-6 to 4 points but then towards the end of the first half, our boys got the bit between their teeth and got some great scores for Brain Nix and Diarmuid Kelly. This left the score 1-6 to 6 pts at half time.
With the breeze in the second half we had more possession but our use of possession was not as good as Bruffs and this is probably what cost us over the game. Poor wides and some poor decicision making up front was costly. The second half turned into a titanic battle and the intensity was fierce. When Mick McMahon goaled with 5 minutes to go however it put us up 2 points and it looked like it would be our day. However Bruff got a goal and next thing we were down a point with time up. However some unbelievable bravery from Brian Nix won a last puck free which Eoin Hurley cooly scored from distance to level the game and we were heading for extra time.
Extra time was end to end excitement . As both teams tired a little a goal was going to be a big score and Bruff got it off a prepared puck out move which they worked well to get to the sliotar to the net..
NCW were down 3 on the turn of ends in extra time and we were playing against the breeze. But the lads threw one last mighty effort to haul back Bruff and an excellent score by Con Hayes and another from Eoin Hurley got the game back to 2 points. In the final minute of the game Con Hayes won a ball and drove at the Bruff goals before been hauled down by 4 Bruff players on the edge of the square. However it was deemed a 21 metre free rather than a penalty and we elected to close the gap to 1 from the free. However we could not win possession from the last puck put and the referee blew the whistle and our season was over.
All in all the lads gave their supporters a most enjoyable season and with a lot of the team u 21 we look forward to a bright few years with this team. The lads will have got a lot of experience from this years championship and will know that if they don’t drive on from here there are no guarantees .Thanks to allthe lads involved in the managment who put in a huge effort and left no stone unturned and thankd to all the players who gave everything they could for the jersey.
Well done to the senior football squad and management team on their victory over Monaleen in the county senior football semi-final. The win qualifies us for our third final in 4 years, and present us with the opportunity to achieve back to back title wins, something we have never previously achieved.
The match in Askeaton was a very tight affair, which was to be expected given that the minimum sperated the sides at the same stage of the 2021 championship. Playing with the wind in the first half, Monaleen went into the break with a slender 0.5 to 0.4 lead. It took us a few minutes to get into our stride in the second half, with Monaleen picking up the first point of the second half but 4 unanswered scores from Eoin Hurley, Mike McMahon and Iain Corbett put us into a 0.6 to 0.8 lead. A very determined and courageous Monaleen side were not going to lie down and they were soon back on level terms at 8 points apiece. At this stage the next score was going to be crucial and it was Brian O’Sullivan with a terrific strike from wide on the right that gave us the lead, followed quickly by another excellent score from Eoin Hurley. Monaleen then cut the deficit to one point before a sweeping move saw Diarmuid Kelly score the match winning score. Monaleen did manage to score another point but we were able to hold on a record a 1.10 tp 0.10 victory that really served the highlight the character and
courage within this team. Magpies abú!!
U17 & U15
Hard luck to our U17 footballers who lost their shield semi-final to Cappamore, which brought an end to their competitve season. Well done to all involved in what has been a very challenging year due to the lack of players on the age. U17 and U15 training takes a break now for a few weeks.
With the regular season now over U13 hurling training will take place on the all weather from 7-8pm every Tuesday.
Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Numbers continue to be very impressive at this age, will done to all involved.
Well done to the U9 footballers who lined out at HT in the county senior football semi final victory over Monaleen in Askeaton. Well done also to the U9 hurlers who took part in a Munster U9 blitz in Clare recently.
Well done to our U7s who recently finished up their 2022 season and received their certificates from Cian Lynch!
Well done to our U9 hurlers who played in a Munster blitz in Caherlohan, Clare recently – this is the pic in the dressing room.
Well done to our U9 footballers who played at half time in the Limerick Senior Football semi-final
Well done to our U7s who received their certificates from Cian Lynch recently –