NEWCASTLEWEST GAA CLUB NOTES
Condolences to the family of Billy O’Connor (past player)
Churchtown, who passed away during the week. He is survived by his wife
Bridie (nee Roche) & family of Deirdre, Aileen, Cliona, Michael, Oonagh, Liam, Siobhan. Grandfather to past club players Conor, Jamie and Jack Fanning.
May He Rest In Peace
Wishing the very best of luck to the LimerickGAA U20 Football Panel for the upcoming season.
Brian Foley and Ruadhan O Connor have both been named in the squad. Gerry O Sullivan, a former NCW Coach, is the Manager. They also have Stephen Kelly as a Coach/Selector and Andy Brouder as Goalkeeping Coach.
Limerick will play Tipperary in the Munster Championship on Thursday 8th July in Semple Stadium Thurles.
NEWCASTLE WEST GAA JUVENILE CLUB NOTES
Monday 21st of June
U15 Hurling Division 2D Round 1
Mon 21/06/2021 @ 7pm in Kildimo
Kildimo/Pallaskenry v Newcastle West
Thursday 24th of June
U13 Hurling Division 2B Round 1
Newcastle West 4-5 Glenroe 3-8
Saturday 26th of June
2020 U14 Football Division 2 Shield Final
Newcastle West 3-4 Killacolla Gaels 4-10
U11 Hurling Round 2
Tue 29/06/2021 @ 6:45pm in Askeaton
Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan v Newcastle West
U17 Football Division 1 Round 1
Wed 30/06/2021 @ 7pm in Galbally
Galbally v Newcastle West
U13 Football Division 3A Round 1
Thu 01/07/2021 @ 6.15pm in Newcastle West
Newcastle West v Monagea
U9 Hurling Round 2
Fri 02/07/2021 @ 6:45pm in Templeglantine
Templeglantine v Newcastle West
U7 Football Round 1
Sat 03/07/2021 @ 10:30am in Adare
Adare v Newcastle West
U15 Hurling Division 2D Round 2
Mon 05/07/2021 @ 7pm in Newcastle West
Newcastle West v Adare
U11 Football Round 2
Tue 06/07/2021 @ 6.45pm in Newcastle West
Newcastle West v Athea
Please visit ncwgaa.com for updated fixtures and results.
Juvenile Club Match Reports
U13 Hurling Division 2B Round 1
Newcastle West……………………. 4-5
Our U13 panel played their first match of the 2021 season last Thursday (24th) on an unseasonably wet evening in Newcastle West. Having trained for the last few months in glorious sunshine it was strange for players and supporters alike to get used to the greasy conditions. Our Captain at half back Diarmuid Cremin won the toss and chose to defend the town goal. The NCW boys got off to a flying start winning the throw in and working the ball well up to corner forward where Sean Fitzgerald found space to fire over the first point of the game. Glenroe attacked sending in a high dangerous ball towards full forward fielded by our towering fullback Declan O’Grady who burst out finding Kian O’Keeffe at half forward who linked up with Darragh O’Keeffe’s who sent in a menacing ball towards the square that beat everyone ending up in the back of the net. Glenroe responded well and levelled the match with a goal and a point before Sean Fitz and Tiernan Horgan tapped over well worked points to leave NCW up 1-3 to 1-1 at the first half water break. Our final score of the first half came after a magnificent sideline cut from halfback Rory Vaughan sending the ball 40 yards up the line putting NCW on the attack and winning a free converted by the ever reliable Darragh O’Keeffe. Glenroe to their credit fought back to level the match again 1-4 to 1-4 as the referee blew the half time whistle. Glenroe took the lead with the first point of the second half before Sean Fitz burned his man for pace and fired an unstoppable shot to the back of the net. Sean brought his tally to 1-3 with another point soon after to put us 4 points up. Glenroe fought back again with a goal before a perfectly timed pass from Max Normoyle found Sean Fitz in space yet again unlucky not to add to his tally as his shot was stopped on the line. Quickest to react was Matthew Walshe who struck the ball into the net to restore the 4 point lead 3-5 to 2-4 going into the second half water break. Just like they did after the first half water break Glenroe came out all guns blazing taking the lead scoring 1-2 without reply. With 3 minutes left on the clock our young magpies went ahead again with a shot to the roof of the net by Tiernan Horgan. The South Limerick opposition launched attack after attack and put our fullback line under immense pressure but with time running out we were looking for the ref to reach for his whistle. Glenroe tapped over a free to leave only a point in it but surely time was up as Mark Cussen pucked the ball out. Glenroe gathered the ball but the shot was deflected for a 65. A
short 65 was played to a free man bearing down on goals but our tackle was judged high and a free was awarded. Despite Newcastle defence lined out across the goal the Glenroe free taker struck the sliotar which look odds on top corner only to be saved well and deflected over the bar by Mark Cussen in goals. There was time for no more as the fulltime whistle blew at the end of an extremely entertaining match that could have gone either way. We don’t often pick out a Man of the Match but on this occasion no one with argue with naming Sean Fitzgerald who gave a Graeme Mulcahy style performance in corner forward scoring 1-3 and being a constant threat in our full forward line.
U13 Panel: Aaron Mullenger, Charlie Moore, Cillian Shanahan, Darragh Liston, Darragh O’Keeffe, Declan O’Grady, Diarmuid Cremin, Evan Crowley, Jack Horgan, James Douglas Normoyle, Josh Glasper, Kian O’Keeffe, Ksawier Bochnak, Leon O’Flynn, Luke Scanlon, Mark Cussen, Matthew Walshe, Mark Healy, Max Normoyle, Rory Vaughan, Sean Fitzgerald, Shay Collins, Thomas Hanley, Tiernan Horgan, Tristan Kirwan
Juvenile Club Training Schedule
· U17 Monday 6pm | Wednesday 6pm | Sunday 11am
· U15 Monday 6.30pm | Wednesday 6.30pm | Saturday 10am
· U13 Tuesday 6.45pm | Saturday 9.30am
· U11 Tuesday 7pm | Thursday 6.30pm
· U9 Friday 6.30pm
· U7 Friday 5.45pm
New players of all ages and all levels are welcome. Parents and volunteers are also most welcome to help out in anyway you can. For additional information regarding our underage training and coaching you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Schools Coaching
This ongoing and help is always needed, so if you have an hour or so to spare and love the football and hurling, opportunity knocks! If you are interested, please contact email@example.com for further details.
If you have any small hurleys and helmets which are no longer needed they’d be very welcome by those coaching younger age groups in the club and schools. Just drop them to any training session or committee member and they will be added to stock and be available to the learners especially in schools where young players who are introduced to GAA may not have their own gear. Many of those who are introduced to the game in schools do not join the club!
As a voluntary organisation we welcome and encourage new people to get involved in our club. If you are interested in getting involved with coaching or any other aspect of our club activities contact any of our committee members or by contacting club secretary at 087-6381319 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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