U 17 hurling premier county semi final report
County premier u 17 hurling semi final. Newcastlewest 15 Doon 1 10
Contesting a fifth premier county semi final in a row and bidding to reach a 4th final in 5 years our under 17 hurlers travelled to croagh on Saturday to take on Doon in this eagerly anticipated county semi final .
Heavy rain made underfoot conditions very heavy and not for the first time with this team it would take character more than class to get over the line.
We started brightly and took an early lead and some great scores from con hayes and diarmuid Lyons had us ahead 7 pts to 4 at the first water break. The highlight of the quarter been a very brave free won by John o grady.
The second quarter was our poorest and we ended up down 1 7 to 7 points at half time.
Some honest words were exchanged between players and management and not for the first time we emerged a different team in the second half. We tore into the game and landed some great points but Doon were really up for the battle and we went into the second water break down 1 10 to 12.
But in the final quarter the champions showed why they are champions and kicked on with 4 points to win at the death 15 points to 1 10 amid great scenes of joy and jubilation.
Overall it was a fantastic team performance. James Lyons was brilliant in goals,his puckouts excellent plus he made 3 excellent saves the third save probably the winning of the match. The 6 backs were immense..full back line of Evan Meehan arron Neville and Ethan kirwan restricting the dangerous doon forwards to very little scores. Half back line of diarmuid Lyons John Whelan and Kieran o Connell were inspirational . Our usual midfield dynamos con hayes and emmet rigter were at the heart of everything. Emmet playing with a back injury epitomised the spirit of the team.
Half forward line of John o grady oisin Collins and Sean geraghty were outstanding especially in the critical second half while full forward s cathal hayes Ronan o Sullivan and Andrew Lyons kept doon full back line very occupied. Arron mullane and Sean torley came on to make significant contributions. Also Patrick Noonan darragh o grady and Sean Lyons were key members of the squad on the day.
All in all more great memories from this phenomenal team. We look forward to the final vs monaleen.
NCW: James Lyons. Evan Meehan. Arron Neville Ethan Kirwan. Diarmuid Lyons (0-1) John Whelan (0-1) Kieran O Connell Con Hayes (0-8 5 f )Emmet Rigter John O Grady Oisin Collins (0-1) Sean Geraghty 0-1) Cathal Hayes (0-3 1f) Ronan O Sullivan Andrew Lyons
Arron Mullane Sean Torley Patrick Sweeney Darragh O Grady Sean Lyons

NCW GAA Bingo Results Sunday October 10 2021
Winner € Win
Game Number 1 Aoife Hayes € 40 Checked on 1 line
Siobhan Collins € 80 Checked on 2 lines
Brian Hanley € 150 Full House
Game Number 2 Ann Herbert € 40 Checked on 1 line
Leanne Daly € 80 Checked on 2 lines
Sarah & Eoghan Fullam € 150 Full House
Game Number 3 Joanne Sheehy € 40 Checked on 1 line
Josh Glasper € 80 Checked on 2 lines
Kelly McGowan € 150 Full House
Lucky Dip Winners Paul Logue € 20
Avril Danaher € 20
€ 25 Voucher Winners
Dawn Hennessy € 25 for Adrenelin
Kelly McGowan € 25 for Adrenelin
Caroline Daly € 25 for Ann Herbert
Helen McCarthy € 25 for Ann Herbert.