Just Some of the Stuff Which Happened Last Week

It’s early March and there is still snow on the ground in places, but there were quite a few matches this past week…

U21 The biggest game was that of the U21 hurlers v Sixmilebridge. They lost but went down fighting. Full match report in previous blogpost.

The senior Ladies Football team played a home challenge match on Sunday morning v St Bridget’s of Hospital, Limerick. We won by 10 points.

The U12 hurlers played a challenge match away v Wolfe Tones. Whereas the hosts had 12 players, we had 21. The match was 11-a-side and was played over three periods of 20 minute so that all our panel could get a decent amount of gametime. The standard was very high with a lot of catching, ball skill and determination by both sides. Our players were Sean Arthur, Bernard Conroy, Tristain Cullinan, Oisin Fahy, Lee Freeman, Cillian Galvin, Sean Gough, Patrick Hannon, Alex Hayes, John Hogan, Brian Jones, Matt Jones, Shaun Kenny, Jonah Liddy, Damien Lyne, Sean McInerney, Danny Meehan,  Conan O’Neill, Michael Power, Ryan Rooney, Zach Treacy.

The All-Ireland Interfirm hurling final was played in Sixmilebridge on Friday night with local team and Munster Champions Atlantic Aviation Group /Molex taking on Ulster’s Creagh Concrete. They won and the team including two Newmarket players, Sean O’Connor and Paudie Conway. (And indeed Newmarket resident, Alan Brigdale!)

This is the business end of the Handball season and there were several of our clubmates involved. Congrats to Richard Woods and Seamie Lawlor who won the O35 Doubles A Munster final with victory over Cork.

Ellen Casey won an A singles Munster title at U15 and was narrowly defeated in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Seadhna Liddy was on the Clare U14/15 team which played in the Munster tournament in Ballinahinch. They made it to the final but were pipped by Cork.

John Lynch also played for the Clare team at U12/13 level and they too made it to the final before losing to Cork.

In the Munster U16/17 team event there were three Newmarket players representing Clare, Stephen Casey, Joshua Sage and Oisin McInerney. They lost at the semi-final stage.

And finally…

The death occurred of Ballycar man, Paul O’Brien. He was a very well known and liked member of this parish. Always friendly, always smiling and so genuinely happy to see you. We will remember him fondly.

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