Wednesday 21 March 2018

New journey for Newmarket young

Cathal Fitzpatrick and Ryan Jones on their first day in Newmarket BNS
Cathal Fitzpatrick and Ryan Jones on their first day in Newmarket BNS
Susie Kenneally, Nóinín O'Riordan, Saibh Hourigan, Kaitlyn Moynihan, Hayleigh O'Donoghue and Ruby Cronin on their first day in Newmarket GNS
Paddy Reynolds, Jim Cronin and Denis McCarthy pictured on their first day at school in Newmarket BNS
Donnacha Clifford pictured with Múinteoir Jennifer on his first day in Newmarket BNS
Orlaith Keating, Rita Angland, Sean Dan Cahill and Rachel Allen on their first day in Rockchapel National School
Carly Belle Dyer, Kayleigh O'Doherty, Karina Ryan, Sophia McSweeny, Eva Shire and Hannah Cromhoute on their first day in Newmarket GNS
Ronan Weathers, James O'Connell, Dan Cronin, Brian Cronin and Nathan Cronin on their first day in Newmarket BNS

Catherine Newman’s Newmarket

There were tears and smiles aplenty all around Newmarket this past week as the youngest of those amongst us set off on the next big journey in their lives - school!

It was an emotional day for both the children and parents alike, but this was quickly dispelled as the new students got stuck into the very important business of meeting their new friends and getting to know their new classroom and teachers.

They say that each journey begins by the taking of a single step - well for these newest entrants into our education system, that journey began in earnest this week.


Impressive intermediate team reaches their sixth county final in style with Macroom win

Congratulations to our Intermediate footballers on reaching their sixth county final with a 2-11 to 1-9 victory over Macroom at Dromtarriffe on Saturday last.

The line out was D Quinlan, A Browne, P Allen, G Forde, B Daly, J Ryan, TJ Brosnan, M Cotteril, T O' Keeffe, D Culloty, D Hannon, R O' Keeffe, K O' Sullivan (C), C O' Keeffe Subs: D O' Keeffe, M Cotteril, B O'Connor/ D Culloty (Injured).

Newmarket will play St Michaels or Eire Óg in the County final on Sunday September 24. The game marked Tony O' Keeffe's 74th championship game since his 1998 debut which is a club all-time record.

On Saturday last, he equalled another record as it was the 36th occasion that he played on a winning championship game, thus equalling a feat by Michael Cotterill.


Paul wins big in GAA lotto jackpot

Congratulations to Paul Murphy on winning this weeks GAA lotto jackpot.

In news that is certainly not a bad way to receive as we approach the weekend - Paul will receive a whopping €4,900.

Paul is a former Newmarket and Duhallow goalkeeper - well done Paul and here's to happy spending.


Newmarket GAA grounds to host Junior Hurling final

This Saturday afternoon at 3pm, Newmarket GAA hosts the Duhallow Junior Hurling Final, featuring champions Kilbrin and their challengers, Banteer.

It is over a quarter of a century since this Championship Final was last played at our club grounds. Meelin defeated Banteer on August 25 by 0-17 to 3-5. In all, nine previous Duhallow Junior A Hurling Finals have been hosted by Newmarket GAA - 1933, 1950, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1981 and 1991 and now again in 2017.

The club would like to thank the Duhallow GAA board for giving Newmarket GAA the privilege of staging this, the showpiece game. Newmarket GAA grounds will certainly be the place to be this coming Saturday afternoon - best wishes to both teams.