NEWCASTLEWEST GAA CLUB NOTES
ACHL Division 4 Round 4
Feenagh Kilmeedy 2-14 Newcastle West 0-13
ACFL Division 1 Round 4
Newcastle West v Fr. Caseys, Friday 31st May in Newcastle West at 7.30pm
West Junior B Hurling Championship Round 1
Newcastle West v Dromcollogher-Broadford, Thursday 30th May in Coolyroe at 7.30pm.
In the County League we play Ballybrown in the semi-final; the team played well in the league and are capable of doing well.
Intermediate County Hurling League round 4
Feenagh was the venue on Friday and conditions were excellent. The game had skill and accuracy but also stuff to turn coaches’ hair grey: poor use of possession, jab pick attempts that didn’t pick. The first ten minutes had lovely skills to watch but no score. Eventually Mike Quilligan put the sliotar over the bar. After that the teams were neck and neck and were level at half-time 0-9 to 1-6. Quix struck 0-5 of our 0-9, on 10, 11, 113, 20 and 22 minutes, and Aaron McCarthy had points on 18 and 28 minutes. Eoin hurley and William hurley also scored. Our defence was opened for a well taken goal on 27 minutes and we missed a sitter on 31 minutes. We deserved to be level at half-time and could have been ahead. In the second half we were outscored 1-5 to 0-4, most of the damage done in the last 20 minutes. The 0-4 came from Quix (35 minutes) and Eoin (36, 40 and 56 minutes). An injury to Quix deprived us of our best forward and Feenagh-Kilmeedy took over in his absence, bossing the game for the final 20 minutes while we went off the boil. At the final whistle Feenagh-Kilmeedy were fully deserving winners, with many of our lads struggling though they all battled to the end. Feenagh-Kilmeedy specialise in hurling and have had good teams in every generation, and their current team continues that tradition; they will go a long way in this Championship. Our lads will examine the game and take whatever action is necessary and continue to give of their best.
Team: Mike McMahon, Mike Mulcahy, Maurice Murphy, Joseph Nash, Stephen Brosnan, Seán Browne, Niall Enright, Darragh McMahon, William Hurley 0-1, Andrew Curtin, Seamus Hurley, Eoin Hurley 0-4, Aaron McCarthy 0-2, Mike Quilligan 0-6, Dylan O’Connell. Subs: Richard Kelleher, Mike Carroll. Andrew Curtin was also injured in Friday’s game and had to go off. We wish him and Quix a speedy recovery. Training continues.
With the County
Best of luck to Billy, Ian, Jamie, Ethan, Michael, Pa and Limerick!
· Senior football: Limerick v Cork.
· Senior hurling: Limerick v Waterford.
· Minor hurling: Limerick v Waterford.
It’s not often we have club people involved with county teams in such large numbers. Billy Lee manages the Limerick senior footballers v Cork on Saturday evening. Man of the Match v Tipperary Ian Corbett is captain and no. 6, while Jamie Lee has been scoring regularly from centre forward (he got 0-4 against Tipperary). Can they kill the giants a second time? Both Limerick and Waterford have their backs to the wall and the result could be a game of “savage intensity” to quote the great Cody. The Limerick minors, with Ethan Hurley no. 6, Michael Cremin on the bench and Pa Keane doing stats, surprised with the quality of their play against highly favoured Cork but will get nothing easy in the southeast. So a big day for our club with six Magpies involved and best of luck.
Note: Ronan St. John, Lee Woulfe, Niall McAuliffe and Brian Foley are with the Limerick U20 football team preparing for the Munster Championship; great to see them, and Ruadhan O’Connor, a county minor footballer, wearing the green. And of course we must not forget that Joe lee managed this year’s Limerick minor footballers.
As said at the outset, a big weekend for our county teams and the Newcastle West lads involved. Will former Limerick and Dromcollogher-Broadford hurler Martin Geary, now resident in Waterford, cheer for Limerick on Sunday? Similarly, will Finbarr O’Connor, a Newcastle West Gaelic footballer in the 1960s but a long-time resident in Waterford and uncle of their boss, be flying the green and white flag?
Juvenile Club Results:
U14 Football Division 3 NCW 7-4 St Patrick’s 1-7 (27.05.19)
Juvenile Club Fixtures:
U14 Hurling Division 3B Askeaton/Ballysteen/Kilcornan v NCW in Askeaton (29.05.19 7.00pm) U12 Football League St. Kierans v NCW in Coolcappa (30.05.19 6.45pm)
U12 Hurling League v Adare 23.05.19
This week’s round of U12 league action saw us travel to Adare to take on the traditionally strong Adare team. Again parents need to be mentioned as we had 24 players available which is fantastic for an away game. We must also thank Adare for agreeing to play 3 X 15 minute periods so that every player played for at least one period. We started well there was very little between the teams for the first period. The young Tiernan Horgan provided great security in goals while our back line proved difficult to penetrate although there were signs of some real individual talent in the Adare ranks. Points from Paul Logue & Declan O Grady saw us trail by 2 points when the ref blew up for the first break.
Our lads worked as hard as they could but Adare grew in confidence as the minutes passed and we were soon playing catch up. Our man marking was poor on the night & we allowed some easy scores against us and this is something we have to improve upon. Adare ran out winners in the end but our lads never gave up & blocked &; hooked well. Notable
performances on the night came from Tiernan Horgan, Leon O’Flynn, Patrick Ryan, Jack Gallagher (especially in the final period) & Paul Logue.
It’s still early in the season so there is lots of time for improvement & not to sound like a broken record but…… the skills of most sports are perfected in the back garden or on the street & while there is clear evidence that some of our boys are putting in the extra time practicing these skills we would encourage all the boys to practice daily at home.
Team. Tiernan Horgan, Sean Lyons, Conor Lyons, Darragh Tierney, Paul Logue, Declan O’Grady, Christopher O’Doherty, Luke Scanlan, Darragh Doherty, Diarmuid Cremin, Jack Gallagher, Tristan Kirwan, Mark Healy, Sean Fitzgerald, Ashton Neville, Evan Crowley, Leon O’Flynn, James Douglas Normoyle, Cillian McAuliffe, Rory Vaughan, Cormac Noonan, Patrick Ryan, Bradley O’Brien, Darragh O’Keeffe.
U8 West Football Go Games Blitz 24.05.19
On Friday night last 24th a David O’Dea (GAA GDA Limerick) organized football blitz was held in Pairc na nGael in Newcastle West. Over 300 players from 15 clubs and 32 teams gather for a wonderful evening of football. Well done to all involved in ensuring everything went smoothly and an enjoyable evening was had by all.
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 email@example.com
Under 6 Training
U6 training is up and running under Pa O’Connor, Micheál Reidy, Declan Brouder, Michael O’Grady, Donie Gleeson, Brian Geary, Jonathan Carey and Noel O’Connor (all dual players) along with parents, each Friday 6-7.15pm. They learn to hold the hurley properly, strike on the ground off both sides, the Willie Walsh Swing, striking off the hand both sides, dribbling, catching (which Kilkenny children master before they leave the pram); in football, kicking with both feet, the hand pass, the catch, fielding high. Already there is a big improvement and new players are always welcome. Challenges may be arranged but first things first and that’s individual skills. Practice makes perfect, so that’s where practice at home comes in.
Coaching in the Primary Schools
Hurling at present. An ideal location with all the pupils getting an opportunity to experience the game and learn the basic skills. The more and the more often it happens the better for the club (and school and pupils) though not all move on to play with the club. Central to the whole thing is the willingness of club people/coaches who might have a bit of time on their hands between 9 and 3 to get Garda vetted and get involved.
Best wishes to the boys and girls of the parish whom as they prepare to receive the sacrament of confirmation on Friday next (31st). Hope the sun shines for your special day.
With the U16’s and minor teams now on examination break we would like to wish the very best of luck to all of our players sitting Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate exams in the coming weeks . Don’t forget when in need of a break from the study a puck around or a kick about might just be the tonic needed. Go n-eiri libh.
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 www.ncwgaa.com for details about registration events.
The result of the Lotto Draw for Monday May 27th
· No Winner
· Numbers drawn 04, 11, 18, 21
There are 5 lucky dip winners of €40 each.
· Aoife Danaher
· Catherine Ivess
· Jim Corbett
· K McCoy
· Billy Lee
The Next draw will take place on Tuesday June 4th in Lynch’s Bar. Jackpot is 9400 Euro. Best of luck to everyone in the Next Draw.
RE: Munster Championship game Waterford Vs Limerick 2nd June 2019
Mount Sion GAA Club’s grounds have been designated an official bus and car parking area for games in Walsh Park. There will be extensive parking restrictions in the areas adjacent to Walsh Park. Our Grounds are only a 650m walk to Walsh Park. We will have signage directing people to our grounds on the approach roads, including from both the newer Bridge and the old Bridge. We have ample parking available along with Toilet, Bar and Food facilities. Bus Parking is free. We are running the Car Park as a Fundraiser for our Juvenile Club. There is a €5 charge per car for parking but this includes entry into a draw for 2 Munster Final Tickets. The Draw will be held at 8pm on June 2nd.
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
We have added a sponsors’ business directory to our website www.ncwgaa.com. We ask you to have a look at the directory and where possible we encourage you to support these businesses.
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