We Won, We Lost, We Drew

24.3.18. Another busy weekend saw five of our teams in action. We won, we drew, we lost and after that several of us went home and had an early Easter egg because at 3 for €5, how could you not?!

U14 Hurling

Our lads played a challenge match V Cratloe and lost by a few goals. The thing is though that this is a very young team overall with only six of the starting team on the age. The remaining nine, and indeed a huge chunk of the squad, will still be eligible for this grade in a year’s time. Playing against a side with many bigger, stronger players our lads put in a great effort in a match that was marked by sporadic downpours of rain.

Newmarket lined out as follows: Emmet Calvey; John Lynch, Robert Hanton, Cathal Cullinan; Dara Jones, Adam Enright, Brian Morrissey; Seamus Quinn, Lee Cregan; Shane Reale, Aaron Moroney, Ronan O’Rourke; Michael Power, Alex Byrne, Sean Arthur Substitutes: Cathal Crimmins, Conor Crowe, Mark Kelly, Jack Jennings, John Hogan, Michael Caldwell, Dara Meehan

Emmet Calvey made several fine saves and drove his puck-outs a good distance. John Lynch was tough in the tackle while defending. Late on he was moved up the field and managed to sneak a goal with a groundstroke. Robert Hanton withstood a lot of pressure holding the edge of the square and was ably assisted by Cathal Cullinan who tracked the runners well. Dara Jones was his usual combative self while Brian Morrissey jostled through rucks before driving a clearance. Adam Enright was imperious at CB, mopping up all over the defence and sending directly ball into the FF line with pucks longer than other player on the field. Our midfield duo of Lee Cregan and Seamus Quinn ran tirelessly and made a few exact passes into the paths of our forwards. Ditto our two young wing forwards, Shane Reale and Ronan O’Rourke. They fought hard, hooking and letting nothing out easily from the Cratloe defence. At CF, Aaron Moroney was our chief scoring threat. Five points was his tally, including three from frees, and one from play that was from the tightest of angles. At FF, Alex Byrne made one spectacular catch from a delivery by Enright. Both corner forwards (Both U12) Mikey Power and Sean Arthur fought hard for possession and both scored fine points from play.

All seven substitutes came on. Cathal Crimmins is a very tenacious tackler with plenty of skill. Conor Crowe put in a good effort at corner forward. Mark Kelly marked his arrival with a well taken point put over in a flash. Jack Jennings made a noticeable impact at wing back. John Hogan was very determined to win ball in the forward line. Michael Caldwell and Dara Meehan were straight into the thick of the action and went for every ball that came their way.


U12 Girls Gaelic Football

Our young ladies began their league season at home against Burren Gaels. Both teams put on a fantastic performance with some brilliant skill and great energy. The final score was a draw. Just two days later our girls made the trek to Doonbeg and again everyone in the squad made a great contribution. In both defence and attack we showed real spirit and even managed to be ahead at the final whistle. Well done to all of you, girls! Our squad was as follows… Jane Quinn, Saibh Calvey, Sinead McMahon, Caoimhe Hegarty, Jessie Hogan, Sinead Burke, Amy Madden, Casey McNamara, Anna Byrne, Aimee McNamara, Shauna O’Callaghan, Ellen Byrne, Julie Fitzgerald, Tara Costello, Emma Tucker, Emma Crowe, Avril Moore, Sammi O’Looney, Rudy Tuite, Katie Quinn, Sally Kelly, Meg Twomey, Jill Green, Grainne McMahon, Brid-Jean Walshe.


U14 Camogie

Our U14 girls played in a Feile Group, beating Clooney/Quin, before losing to Tulla and Crusheen. There was a lot of good skills shown however and they played with great determination until the very end. Our squad was Nora McInerney, Katie O’Looney, Hayleigh Nesbitt, Katie Arthur, Saoirse Reidy, Lucy Enright, Kim O’Brien, Kaci Toomey, Emma Freeman, Maeve Begley, Grace McMahon, Eva Frost, Orla Costello, Aine O’Callaghan, Arianna Cunneen, Emma Crowe, Amy Considine


Intermediate Hurling

Newmarket on Fergus 3:21 Ballyea 2:9

Newmarket: Jack O’Connor; Paudie Conway, Paudie McMahon, Pa Duggan; Alan McInerney, James Warren, Martin Frawley; John Feehily, Shane O’Brien (Stoner); Cathal Noonan (Malachy), Darren Duggan, James Freeman; Neil Ryan, James Liddy, David McNamara

Substitutes: James McMahon, Cathal Finucane, Oisin Pender, Patrick Burke, James Power

Scorers: Neil Ryan (1.7), Darren Duggan (1.3), David McNamara (1.0), John Feehily (0.2), Cathal Noonan (0.2), James Liddy (0.2), James McMahon (0.2), Shane O’Brien (0.1), Pa Duggan (0.1), Oisin Pender (0.1)


Senior Hurling

Kilmaley 0:16 Newmarket on Fergus 3:7

Within five minutes, Kilmaley had three points to no score before points from Guilfoyle and horse brought us back to level. Goals from Liddy and Warren saw us to a half time lead of 2:3 to 0:6. Kilmaley reeled off a string of unanswered points however and led by three in the closing stages before a goal from Guilfoyle earned us a draw.

Newmarket; Jack O’Connor; Shane Kelleher, Liam O’Connor, Paudie McMahon; Noel Frawley, Evan Keogh, James Warren; John Feehily, Sean O’Connor; Shane O’Brien (Stoner), Ronan Good, James Freeman; James Liddy, Colin Guilfoyle, Darren Duggan

Substitutes: James McMahon, Darragh Burke, Pa Duggan

Scorers: James Warren (1:0), James Liddy (1:0) Colin Guilfoyle (1:3), Sean O’Connor (0:1), James McMahon (0:1), Darren Duggan (0:1), John Feehily (0:1)



Our adult team won Division 3, beating Kilkishen in the final.

The team comprised Colin O Halloran, Barry O Driscoll, Glenn Murray, Paul Gleeson, Killian Howard, John Kirby, Chris Ryan, Mike Hogan and Pat Callinan


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