Newcastle West GAA

Founded 1897

Co. Limerick

Club Notes March 14, 2022

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GOLD IN SCOR

Scór na nÓg

Last Saturday morning, excitement was building from the early hours, as our 2 boys Darragh and Matthew were preparing for their performances in the county final of Scór na nÓg. As they left for Pallasgreen they were met by loyal supporters flying the black & white, wishing them the very best in their respective competitions on the day. Darragh recited the Railway Lines to Ardagh by Paddy Faley in the Recitation event (Aithriseoreacht) and Matthew sang Grace in the Singing event (Amhránaiocht). Both boys gave A1 performances of which they can be very proud. Competition was very high and even more so when we realised it was a winner takes all, there were no placings.

There were nail biting moments when time came for the winners to be announced. After a drum roll .... the winner of Aithriseoreacht is .......An Caislean Nua Thiar, the whoops of joy were a delight to behold. Well done Darragh and well deserved. Matthew did exceptionally well on the day was the general feeling in Pallasgreen. Well done Matthew.

This is a fantastic achievement for the club as it was our first foray into competition in many many years. We are truly proud of both our boys Darragh and Matthew, as we say it's not about winning, it about taking part and enjoying yourselves and this the boys did in earnest. These boys have the makings of future careers on the stage.

As a club we would like to thank Darragh, Matthew and their families for agreeing to let the boys take part. The Courtenay Boy's National School for their input in preparing the boys and last but not least Annette O'Donnell who put her heart and soul into the competition and made sure the boys were well looked after on Saturday.

Darragh will now go on to represent Newcastle West GAA in the Munster Scór na nÓg Final in Cashel on April 3rd. Comhghairdeas ó chroí Darragh agus go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!!

Magpies Abú

Juvenile Fixtures for 22

Best of luck to our U15 panel and management team in Feile Peil na Nog taking place this weekend.  Newcastle West fixtures on Friday March 18th are as follows:

  • 10:00 v Dromcollogher Broadford in Coolyroe
  • 11:00 v Shannon Gaels/Athea in Coolyroe
  • 12:00 v Belville Gaels in Coolyroe
  • Semi-Finals & Finals: will take place on Saturday March 19th

Adult Fixtures for 22

Our first adult fixture of the season is Saturday 19th March in the All County Football League v St. Kierans in Coolcappa at 3 p.m.   However there is a possibility of the game being refixed so check with the club before travelling.  Our next outing is in the same competition v St. Senans, this game goes ahead in Newcastle West (weather permitting and Ball stopping nets having been replaced) at 3 p.m on Saturday 26th March.   We wish our adult footballers and their management team the very best of luck for the season ahead.  

Lotto results for Monday 14th March:

The draw went ahead on Monday last 14th March, however at the time of writing the results weren't known.    Our draw will be live on Facebook at 8.30pm from our club rooms every week.  We are absolutely over the moon with the support of our lotto and thank each & every one of you most sincerely.  To play www.ncwgaa.com via Club Zap or any of the usual outlets/sellers.

Fundraising

As our redevelopment continues at pace - plus the fantastic news that we received €150,000 recently on Sports Capital Grant Funding, we will be back Fundraising to secure enough funds to continue to phase 2 & 3 of our overall refurbishment.   Further details at a later date.

Support your Club & County

Currently if you wish to support your Club and County, you can do so by becoming a member of Club Limerick Draw.    First draw is down for Saturday 26th March, 2022.   To become a member you can contact any committee member or www.clublimerick.ie/draw.   Top prize each month is €10,000, 2nd Prize €3,000, 3rd Prize €2,000 4th €1,000 5th Prize is an Exclusive Star Prize. 6th -9th prizes €500, 10th-13th €250, 14th – 30th €100.     

Exclusive prize for March is €500 for Centre Parcs Holiday Village.

Club Zap

To keep upto date with all the comings and goings of Newcastle West GAA club.  We encourage all members who have smart phones to download the Club Zap App by visiting the app Store.  Follow the onscreen instructions to set you up, so you never again miss out on the latest club news, fixtures, lotto results etc.  Membership can paid plus play the lotto via the app

Membership

We have a variety of Memberships available for 2022, please see ncwgaa.com  via Club Zap or contact any committee members for more info.  All fully paid up members by 31st March are eligible to be entered into draws for Munster/All Ireland Semi/All Ireland finals.

Volunteers needed

Anyone interested in getting involved in any capacity, please do not hesitate to make contact with us on 087 6381319 or via social media messaging.  All more than welcome, a Cead Mile Failte awaits you. 

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