ACHL Division 4 round 2

Monagea 1-11 Newcastle West 2-16


Senior Football Championship quarter-final

Wednesday 15th May at 7.15pm Rathkeale v Fr Casey’s in Newcastle West (extra time if needed)

Match Reports

Intermediate Hurling Co. League 12.05.19

Monagea ………………….. 2-16

Newcastle West …………. 1-11

Monagea was the venue on Sunday evening last. We had almost a full team out and won after a well contested game. Dylan O’Connell made an intermediate debut, building on the excellence he showed in U21 minor, U21 and junior B. a dedicated hurler from his younger days. Unfortunately the correspondent’s notes have gone A.W.O.L. (the dog is suspect no 1) but hopefully they’ll turn up (if the dog got them they are unlikely to) and there’ll be an account in the Weekly Observer next week. Hopefully.

With the County

Billy Lee, Iain Corbett, Jamie Lee (Senior Footbal) Lee Woulfe, Brian Foley (U20 Football) Pa Keane, Ethan Hurley, Michael Cremin (Minor Hurling) Ruadhan O’Connor (Minor Football. We congratulate them.

Intercounty Senior Football Munster Championship Quarter Final



BILLY’S LIMERICK TAKE BIG FOOTBALL SCALP! Unheralded, written off, the most under of underdogs, the Limerick senior footballers caused the surprise of the weekend in Gaelic football, playing well and winning well v Liam Kearn’s favoured Premier at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening. Three Magpies led the way, manager Billy Lee, captain and Laoch na h-Imirthe (by the papers) Ian Corbett 1-2 and Jamie Lee 0-4. The team now moves on to play Cork in the semi-final. Cork will be overwhelming favourites, but so was Goliath when he med David. Well done and onwards and upwards Billy, Ian, Jamie and Limerick senior footballers, giving their all for their county.

Intercounty Senior and Minor Hurling Munster Championship

Limerick v Cork

There is a big Newcastle West involvement in the minor game. Pa Keane is on stats, Ethan Hurley, younger son of Willie, grandson of former Newcastle West stalwart Moss, and Michael Cremin, son of Eoin, grandson of Mike of early 60s fame, are on the panel (Brian Nix was on the minor team in 2018). Ethan is tipped to start. All in the club congratulate the three and wish them and Limerick all the best. Pairc na nGael wil be packed on Sunday with most club players, mentors, supporters making the short trip. Limerick Abú.


Juvenile Club Results:

13.05.2019 U16 Football Division 1 NCW 4-11 St Kieran’s 3-9

08.05.2019 U14 Football Division 3 NCW 6-4 Mountcollins 6-11

06.05.2019 U16 Football Division 1 NCW 9-11 Monaleen 0-3

Juvenile Club Fixtures:

16.05.2019 6.45pm U12 Football League NCW v Dromcollogher Broadford in NCW

17.05.2019 6.45pm U10 Football Blitz in Ballingarry

17.05.2019 7.00pm U14 Hurling Division 3B NCW v Patrickswell in NCW

18.05.2019 11.00am U11 Football League NCW v Knockaderry in NCW

23.05.2019 6.45pm U12 Hurling League Adare v NCW in Adare

24.05.2019 6.45pm U8 Football Blitz (Venue TBC)

Match Reports

U16 Football Div. 1 v St Kieran’s

Newcastle West 4-11

St Kieran’s 3-9

Last Monday evening in bright, pleasant conditions in Coolcappa the U16s played their last football fixture before the examination break. Although breezy, the evening was ideal for a game of football. Nothing much separated the sides in the first 15 minutes and the teams exchanged point for point. Then in a good build-up of passing play the Magpies got a breakthrough when Con Hayes got Newcastle West’s first goal. Not long after, Sean Geraghty was brought down when one on one with the St Kieran’s full back, and the resulting penalty was coolly finished to the back of the net by Leon Barry. Half time score 2-7 to 0-6 in favour of Newcastle West. Despite playing down the hill and having the breeze in the second half it was the home team????? that started the brighter and within a 3 minute they spell had clawed back the Newcastle lead, so and all to play for. The Newcastle lads despite playing below par pushed on, however, tapping on a few more points, and goals by Sean Geraghty. A relieved team when the final whistle came and another football win under their belts. It is probably fair to say that the examination break has come at a good time. This performance was well under par but the boys dug deep to pull off a deserved win. The break will give time to regroup and re-energise. We wish all the boys sitting examinations in the next few weeks the very best with their studying and in the exams themselves.

Panel: Paudie Kelly, James Lyons, Donal Bourke, Sean Thorley, Ethan Kirwan, Jack O’Connor, John Whelan,, Leon Barry, Michael Blashkiv, Con Hayes, Oisin Enright, Sean Geaghty, Tyler Clancy, Eddie Ward ,John O’Grady, Aaron Neville, Harry Edwards, Ethan Hurley. Best wishes to panel members Ethan Hurley and Michael Cremin(club minor) and their Limerick minor hurling team-mates in their championship opener v Cork on Sunday. Mentors: Martin Mullane, Mike Mc Mahon, Mike O’Leary , Austin Geraghty.

U11 Hurling League Round 1 11.05.19

Newcastle West …… 4-5

Adare ……………….… 4-5

Gutsy performance from our U11 Hurlers

In near perfect conditions for hurling Newcastle West welcomed Adare to Pairc na Gael last Saturday morning. Adare may have fancied themselves to control this match, but the gutsy

performance by our young Newcastle West hurlers left no-one in doubt that our boys will hold their own with the best of them. While Adare edged on tactics picking out team mates with precision short passes our lads to a man stood up and brought the game to Adare from the off. After a few shots off target, Declan O’Grady opened the scoring with a well taken point. A lovely ball from our half backs split the Adare defense for Declan to run onto and breaking a tackle he struck the ball to the back of the net. Shortly after the referee correctly overruled the umpires and awarded Darragh O’Keeffe his first point of the match. Rory Vaughan and Tristan Kirwan were rock solid in defense, giving an exhibition of blocking and hooking, clearing everything Adare sent their way. Adare were rattled and took a long while to settle into the match, however they finished the first half stronger taking the lead with two goals in quick succession, lobbing high balls into the square that our boys had trouble dealing with. Adare tapped over a few points at the start of the second half before the first of 3 Newcastle West second half goals put the home side in control of the match. Patrick Ryan showed great determination winning a ball out wide and sent it into Declan O’Grady to strike his second goal. Mark Cussen is showing great promise in goals, oozing confidence to deal with wayward Adare shooting, and clearing the ball well to midfield. The towering Leon O’Flynn, who dominated the half back line all day, caught an Adare puckout and drove it in for Declan to rifle home for his hat trick. Adare responded with a goal and a point to stay in touch before Tiernan Horgan got off the mark with a point from a well taken free and followed it up with a rasping shot for the umpire to raise the green flag. As fulltime approached Adare needed a goal to level the match. Newcastle West dug deep and repelled the onslaught but right at the death Adare fired an unstoppable shot to the back of the net just before the fulltime whistle sounded. It was a fair result in the end. The future is bright for these young magpies who hurled well all over the field showing their hard work in training is paying off.

Team Patrick Ryan, Aran Ri Ri, Tristan Kirwan, Cian O’Keeffe, Mark Healy, Jack Horgan, Darragh O’Keeffe (0-3), Mark Cussen, Declan O’Grady (3-1), Cormac Noonan, Luke Scanlan, Tiernan Horgan (1-1), Rory Vaughan, Evan Crowley, Leon O’Flynn

Teams and Training:

Full agenda of training has commenced and for the under age groups generally following the timeline below. All training sessions at the club facility currently the all-weather pitch and ball wall:

· U16s Wednesday 6.30 and Sundays 7pm

· U14s Tuesday 19.30 and Thursday 7pm

· U12s Saturday 10am

· U10s Tuesday 7pm and Friday 7pm

· U8s Friday 6pm

· U6s Friday 6pm

New members are always welcome. For any additional information regarding our underage training and coaching you can email

Under 6 Training

Training of the u6’s is up and running, football and hurling, at the ball alley/all weather on Fridays from 6 to 7.15p.m. approximately. Well organised, experienced and committed coaches. Already you can see progress, the basics (the correct grip, the dominant hand on top, the Willie Walsh swing, strike on the ground of both sides in hurling, the catch, pick-up, kick with either foot in football) skill emphasised, a lot of fun and satisfaction for all. Plenty pats on the back for effort, encouragement. Mol an óige. New players 6 and 5 in 2019 always welcome.

Summer Camp

Newcastle West GAA Summer Camp will take place from Monday 1st July to Friday July 5th. The camp is available to all children born between 2005 and 2013. The cost for the camp is €65. This includes 5 days of camp and Newcastle West GAA gear of jersey, shorts and socks. Registration events will be held as an opportunity for the children to try on sample gear for sizing to ensure you purchase the correct gear. Please check for details about registration events.


The result of the Lotto Draw for Monday May 13th

· No Winner

· Numbers drawn 7, 9, 14, 25

There are 5 lucky dip winners of €40 each.

· Claire and Kieran

· Paul O’Connor

· Brian Sheehy

· J.P. Cremin

· W.M. O’Connor

The Next draw will take place on Monday May 20th in Cleary’s Bar. Jackpot is 9000 Euro. Best of luck to everyone in the Next Draw


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


We have added a sponsors’ business directory to our website, We ask you to have a look at the directory and where possible we encourage you to support these businesses.


Congratulations to Newcastle West Camogie on their victory over Killeedy in the Senior Co. A League Final. There was plenty GAA support for the senior camogie on their big day for their big game. The mentors are big GAA stalwarts, Jamie Lee, James Kelly, Pa Meehan, Joe McMahon, mentors for the first time with a camogie team and doing a great job. (Margaret Delee is on first aid with our inter hurlers and is also first aid with the senior camógs. Great to see GAA people supporting the camógs. Well done to all.


We congratulate the boys and girls from the Courtney Boys NS, Scoil Iosaf NS and Killoughteen NS on celebrating their First Holy Communion day last Saturday. Best wishes to the boys and girls of Gaelscoil O’Doghair doing the same thing this Saturday, and we hope the sun shines for your special day.


Sympathy is extended to former club chairman, club PRO, club team manager Paddy Geary on the death of his brother. May he rest in peace.


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