Club Notes April 25th, 2023

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Notes for Weekly Observer 25th April 2023

Lotto – NCW GAA Lotto Hits €13,600

Last week’s Lotto was not won, and draw took place in ‘Ned Kelly’s Bar’. Numbers were 10,13,22,29. The lucky dip winners were Nicole Nix, Steven Noonan, Monica Cullane,Noel Howard and Alice Daly. Next week’s Lotto will be in ‘The Silver Dollar on Tuesday 2nd of May. Thank you for the continued support of the Lotto which provides vital funds for the club. Lotto can be played online @ NCWGAA.COM


Bon Secours Senior Football League

Newcastle West 0-07 Rathkeale 1-05

This game took place last Friday against Rathkeale. A low scoring first half saw NCW take the lead at 0-5 to 0-3 at half time. NCW struggled to gain a foothold in the game overall with too many wides and Rathkeale finished with 1-05 to 0-07 on top by just one point. Referee was Johnathan Hayes.

Senior Bons Secours West Senior Hurling League

Newcastle West 1-16 Castlemahon 0-15

Last Tuesday Newcastle West were out against Feohanagh in Quaid Park. Newcastle West looked the better team from the get-go. Good performances from John Whelan, Michael Cremin, Conor Walker, Eoin Hurley, Evan McMahon and Thomas Quilligan.

Upcoming Senior Fixtures

You can look up all our fixtures/results Please note fixtures can change from going to print so checking website on day of match is advisable.

Senior Bons Secours West Senior Hurling League

Newcastle West v Croagh Kilfinny in Newcastle West at 7pm on Friday 28th April.

Bons Secours West Senior Football League

Newcastle West v Fr. Casey’s on Tuesday 2nd May in Newcastle West at 7.30pm. Referee Donnacha O’Callaghan

Game against Dromcollogher due to be played on Monday 23rd NCW given W/O.

Junior Bons Secours West Junior Football League

Newcastle West v Croagh Kilfinny in Newcastle West at 7pm.

County Updates

U20’s Football Championship

Cork 2-14 Limerick 0-06

EirGrid Munster U20 Football Championship saw Limerick take on Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh last Monday evening. Unfortunately, the game didn’t go well for the team as Cork dominated the game. Emmet Rigter and Aaron Neville represented the club. Hare luck guys. Referee was Niall Quinn.

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship

Limerick 4-06 Clare 0-15

A great win in Clare in Milltown Malbay against Clare last Thursday night. Our club man Andrew Lyons was reinstated on the team and made a huge impact with 02-04 scored. The bear was back in the square again. Well done to Andrew and his teammates.

Andrew Lyons with proud parents Helen and Julian and sister Cathyanne after the match in  in Milltown Malbay.Andrew Lyons with proud parents Helen and Julian and sister Cathyanne after the match in in Milltown Malbay. Munster U20 Limerick Hurling Championship Round 4

Limerick 0-16 Tipperary 1-15

Club men involved were Ethan Hurley and Con Hayes. Too many wides in the first half saw the boys playing catch up all through the second half. Came into it in the second half and showed their true worth but unfortunately it was too late, and they were pipped at the post by a pint. Hard luck boys. Nicky Barry Refereed.

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Limerick -016 Clare 1-16

This game was on in TUS Gaelic Grounds last Saturday night at 7pm against Clare. Liam Devenney referred. A gallant effort by the boys for sure but unfortunately the game finished with the boys one point behind. Hard luck to all the Limerick team, especially our clubmen Iain Corbett, Cian Sheehan and Ruadhan O’Connor.

Championship Hurling Kicks off.

Limerick 1-18 Waterford 0-19

All roads led to Thurles for a much-anticipated start to the season against Davey Fitzgerald’s Waterford. All were looking forward to seeing what box of tricks Davey Fitzgerald would produce and to the most part Davey got the tactics right (albeit for the long high puck out in the second half). Limerick were just a little off the ball at times, first touch not as sharp, few stray passes and even some looked a little heavy on the legs. Declan Hannon coming off had an impact also. Even with Limerick not playing their best and Waterford throwing everything at them a fourteen-man Limerick still managed to secure the first victory in the championship by two points. A good result all things considered and well-done Limerick. Referee was Liam Gordon.

Limerick U14 Hurling Academy

Congrats to Kian O'Keeffe and Thomas Hanley who played with Limerick U14 v Tipperary and Carlow last Saturday

Kian O'Keeffe in action for Limerick U14s v Tipp (photo from LimerickGAA facebook)Kian O'Keeffe in action for Limerick U14s v Tipp (photo from LimerickGAA facebook)
Thomas Hanley in action for Limerick U14s v Tipp (photo from LimerickGAA facebook)Thomas Hanley in action for Limerick U14s v Tipp (photo from LimerickGAA facebook)

Limerick U15 Football Academy

Best of Luck to Rory Vaughan for his upcoming match with Limerick U15 Footballers who take on Galway on Saturday 29th at 11am in Claregalway.

U15 Football Match Report

Mr. Binman U15 Football Championship Division 1A Monday April 17th in Coolcappagh

Newcastle West 1-08 St Kierans 3-07

With a halftime scoreline reading 0-03 to 3-05 we needed our U15 footballers to dig deep last Monday night in Coolcappagh. If we had a few more minutes at the end and just the smallest bit of luck there's no doubt we could have done it but it wasn't to be despite the heroic effort in the second half. Aside from digging deep there's a huge number of positives to take from the match. Our captain in goals Charlie Moore made some outstanding saves and his kickouts are excellent. Our backs played very well with Aaron Mullenger and Evan Crowley the pick of the defensive unit. Having made some positional switches at halftime we completely dominated the second half moving the ball well out of defence up to the forwards and created a huge amount of scoring chances, including an outstanding goal from Kian O'Keeffe. We were unlucky not converting several other odds-on goal chances, denied by the crossbar and an inform keeper on at least five occasions. Huge credit is due to the attitude of the team and how positively the lads reacted in the second half. The coaches will iron out a few things in training and we look forward to our next fixture at home to Adare on May 1st.

Juvenile Results: You can look up all our fixtures/results

  • Mr. Binman U17 Hurling League Division 3A : NCW conceded walkover to Granagh Ballingarry Croom.

Upcoming Juvenile Fixtures

  • U11 Football League : NCW v St. Kierans Tuesday 25th April @6.45pm in Coolcappagh
  • U15 Mr. Binman U15 Hurling Championship Division 2 : NCW v Adare Wednesday 26th April @7pm in NCW
  • Mr. Binman U13 Hurling Championship Division 3B v Belville Gaels postponed to a later date due to confirmation in Castlemahon.

Juvenile Training

Training for U9’s every Wednesday and Friday @ 6pm. Still time to join. An enjoyable time for the young members where they learn valuable skills and meet new friends.

Cry Walk

The annual Cry Walk/Run /Cycle takes place in Monagea ‘Remembering Niamh and Darra’ this weekend on Saturday 29th April. A very worthwhile cause that attracts hundreds of people each year and is organised and funded by volunteers and sponsors. Please participate in this event if you can.

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