NEWCASTLEWEST GAA CLUB NOTES
West Intermediate hurling championship round 1
Newcastle West 3-19 Killeedy 0-12
ACHL Division 4 round 2
Sunday 12th May at 7pm Monagea v Newcastle West in Monagea
Intermediate Hurling West Championship 04.05.19
Inter hurlers advance at Knockaderry
Knockaderry was the venue on Saturday evening last. We expected a down to the wore that would have kept spectators on their toes, but it didn’t materialize. Killeedy were under strength, we had most of our first teamers and it became quickly apparent that we would be advancing to the next round. Our first score, a point by Brian Nix, arrived in the first minute and at half time we were 3-13 to 0-4 ahead, the result of ‘nice’ hurling by our lads but reflective also of Killeedy’s under strength. We have never scored 3-13 against Killeedy in a half hours hurling and limited them to 0-4 in the same 30 minutes (generally the boot has been on the other foot and we have been on the receiving end) Jack Aherne’s arrival changed the dynamic in the second half a god bit. We score a mere 0-6, Killeedy found the target on 8 occasions. Had Jack been on the start, would the game have been more competitive, the score closer? Though the game wasn’t close, it had nice hurling of the kind presented by the current Limerick team – good striking, precision, passing, intelligent movement of the ball etc, all the smalls that excited the county in 2018 and many have it in agonies and ecstasies this year also. It helped our team get back on the horse after our below par and undistinguished Co Championship v Croom 2 weeks ago. ‘Sweet are the uses of adversity’.
Team: Leigh Fitzgerald, Colm Foley. Maurice Murphy, captain, Mike Mulcahy, Sean Browne, Stephen Nix, Niall Enright, Seamus Hurley, Darragh McMahon (0-1), Mark Kelly, Mike McMahon (0-1), Eoin Hurley (0-2), Brian Nix (3-6), Mike Quilligan (0-6), Aaron McCarthy (0-1). Subs: Brian Hurley (0-2), Stephen Brosnan, Ross Donovan, Ryan Sheehan.
Junior B Hurling West League Co league Semi Finals
The Junior B hurlers are still enjoying their excellent success in the West League. A rag to riches story. Congratulations to the dedicated and whole hearted Darragh McMahon, selected as Player of the Match/Laoch na hImirthe and well deserved. Training for the county semi final is ongoing.
With the County
Congratulations to Ruadhan O’Connor who played with the Limerick Minor footballers in the Munster Championship. They lost to Clare and drew with Tipperary and Waterford, exciting the championship. The determined dual manager (on the Celtic Challenge team also) need his own in all 3 games. Joe Lee managed the team. Michael Cremin and Ethan Hurley are
on the Limerick Minor hurling panel for Sunday week’s 1st round Munster Championship game v Cork at the Gaelic Grounds. Pa Keane is on stats with the team.
Brian Foley is on the Limerick U20 football panel for the upcoming Munster Championship
Ian Corbett and Jamie Lee are on the Limerick senior football panel for the Muster Championship game v Tipperary. Billy Lee manages the team. Best of luck to our players and mentors.
Juvenile Club Results:
U16 Hurling Division 1 Round 3 April 29th
Newcastle West 1-11 Mungret St Pauls 2-23
U14 Hurling Division 3B Round 2 May 1st
St Kieran’s 4-9 Newcastle West 5-3
Juvenile Club Fixtures:
U16 Football Division 1 Round 3
Newcastle West v Monaleen 6th May in Newcastle West 7pm
U16 Football Division 1 Round 4
St Kieran’s v Newcastle West 13th May in Coolcappa 7pm
U14 Football 13 Aside Round 3
Newcastle West v Mountcollins 8th May in Newcastle West 7pm
U14 Hurling Division 3B Round 3
Newcastle West v Patrickswell 12th May in Newcastle West 6pm
U12 Hurling League Round 2
Newcastle West v Monagea 9th May in Newcastle West 6.45pm
U10 Hurling Blitz
10th May in Templeglatine 6.45pm
U 16 Hurling Division 1 Round 3 29.04.19
Our 16s played a very strong Mungret side Monday 29th April. We knew it was going to be difficult task given Mungret are going for a third county in a row with this group of players.
On the night Mungret were much stronger but in fairness to our boys they battled and kept going to the end. The hurlers’ next competitive match is first July v Patrickswell and we hope to regroup and challenge hard for the rest of the season.
Panel: Patrick Noonan Sweeney, Ethan Kirwan, Aaron Neville, Sean Geraghty, Michael Blashkiv, ack O’Connor, John Whelan, Con Hayes, Donal Burke, Tyler Clancy, Leon Barry, Eddie Ward, Brian Coughlan, John O’Grady, Sean Turley, Ethan Hurley, Oisin Enright, Paudie Kelly, Harry Edwards, James Lyons. Oisin Collins (injured). Mentors: Tom Ryan, Eoin Cremin and Roger Hayes.
U16 Football Division 1 Round 3 06.05.19
A bright sunny Monday bank holiday evening was the setting for the U16s latest league match at home v Monaleen. Monaleen started the brighter but within 10 minutes of the start it was all one way traffic. Eddie Ward in particular was on fire on the night finishing the match with a hat trick of goals and a few points under his belt. Paudie Kelly at the other end also deserves a special mention as he played a stormer in goals. Positioning himself very well for some great body block saves and handling dropping ball effortlessly. Overall it was a great team display with some lovely passages of football with the magpie boys finding their men well and running off the shoulder for each other. Some great point taking saw all of the forwards getting on the score sheet. With the goals coming from Eddie, Tyler Clancy,Oisin Enright,Oisin Collins and two from Patrick Noonan Sweeney. His last goal from a penalty following a foot block getting special mention for his ‘coolness personified’ finishing to the bottom corner of the net. The defence and midfield also worked hard right through the game especially as the Monaleen midfielders made some dangerous runs through the middle. But there was no way through the NCW defence and may of the scores came from well worked ball from the defense through midfield and onto the forward line. Probably a disappointing and unexpectedly poor challenge from Monaleen but a good performance from Newcastle West with St Kieran’s up next on Monday 12th before the examination break.
Panel: Paudie Kelly, Aaron Neville, Donal Bourke, Sean Thorley, Jack O’Connor, John Whelan,Con Hayes, Leon Barry, Michael Blashkiv, John O’Grady, Oisin Enright, Sean Geraghty, Tyler Clancy, Eddie Ward ,Paul Begley, James Lyons, Oisin Collins and Patrick Noonan Sweeney. Ethan Hurley (county commitments), Ethan Kirwan (injured) and Harry Edwards (sick). Mentors: Martin Mullane, Mike McMahon, Mike O’Leary, Austin Geraghty.
U 14 Division 3 Hurling v St Kieran’s 01.05.09
We had a great battle as always with our near neighbor’s St Kieran’s last Wednesday (May 1st). An epic battle with one puck separating us at the end. It was fantastic to see a full panel togged out and hopefully numbers will continue for rest of the season
U8 Hurling Blitz 03.05.19
Our first U8 blitz of the year took place last Friday evening in sunny Raheenagh . In what was a well-run blitz by local GDA David O’Dea. Newcastle West had 4 teams taking part and a total of 42 players traveled. All the boys enjoyed their evening, playing against all the other teams in West Limerick. Each team got to play 3 games and all the lads got ample game time. All the boys put in a great effort, trying to put their newly learned skills to use and continued to work hard all the way until the final whistle. A big thank you to all the mentors that where available to assist with such a large group. Players that took part are as follows.
Team 1: Ryan Cummins, Jayden Forde, Michael Donovan, Danny O’Brien, Jamie Brouder, Zack Hayes, Owen Lynch, Conor Mullane, AJ O’Sullivan, Iarlaith Triggs.
Team 2: Cian Cussen, Conor Gray, Neil Mcgowan, Kyle Egan, Ethan Brouder, Robert Cremin, Jake Keane, James McMahon, Mikey Noonan, Ethan O’Riordan, Aaron Keogh,
Team 3: Jack Davis, James McCoy, Zack O’Keeffe, Paddy O’Sullivan, Tylor Brouder, Tom Duggan, Daniel Hough, Michael McGowan, Danny O’Brien, Paddy Shea, Lukas Freitikas.
Team 4: Rocco O’Dwyer, Daniel McMahon, Cathal McMahon, Cian Whelan, Jack Byrnes, Cian Fitzpatrick, Danny Liston, Noah Moroney, Oisin O’Connor, Conor Sheehy.
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
U15 County Hurling
Congratulations to panel members Aaron Neville and Con Hayes who lined out for Limerick West/city recently in Munster Inter provincial hurling. They played 2 games against Cork east and Clare north and acquitted themselves well. Currently the club have 8 representatives from 15 to 18 years on county hurling squads hoping that this shows the seeds of bright future.
Training of the u6’s is underway with Pa O’Connor, Michael Reidy, Donie Gleeson, Jonathan Carey, Mike O’Grady etc organizing football and hurling are on the agenda. All 6’s in 2019 and 5’s in 2019 are welcome.
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 ncwgaa.com for details about registration events.
The result of the Lotto Draw for Tuesday May 8th 2019
· No Winner
· Numbers drawn 05, 08, 13, 26
There are 5 lucky dip winners of €40 each.
· Mike Moloney
· Billy Roche
· Lily Copse
· John Shine
· Robyn & Conor Lyons
The Next draw will take place on Mpnday May 13th in Lee’s Bar. Jackpot is 8800 Euro. Best of luck to everyone in the Next Draw
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Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Limerick v Cork in round 1 of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday May 19th.
Camogie Senior Co League Final
Newcastle West v Killeedy
Sunday next, arrangements to be confirmed. Support is appreciated, so come along and support the seniors of the sister club. They are mentored by former and current NCW GAA dual players Jamie Lee, manager, James Kelly, Pa Meehan and Joe McMahon and there are NCW GAA connections galore! Aoife Corbett is sister of Ian, Grace and Yvonne Lee are Joe’s daughters, Aoife Danagher is daughter of John the Doc, Karen O’Leary is Mike’s sister, Ella Whelan is daughter of John and sister of U16 John Junior, Aisling McCartan is sister of Liam, Rebecca Delee is Jamie Lee’s first cousin, Marie Balfe is a first cousin of Johnny Cunningham, Laura Walsh is a daughter of Eamonn a peileadóir iontacht le Caislean Nua Thair ins na blianta ata imithe, Kiara Carroll’s brother Aidan was a quality underage player not so long ago, as was Paul Falahe brother of Emma, so, plenty NCW GAA connections by our senior camogie team. For these and because they deserve to be supported and a league is big for them, drop what you are doing, for a couple of hours on Sunday and support the girls.
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