Newcestown minor hurlers travelled to Ballinlough on the evening of Wednesday July 2nd to play Charleville in the third round of the Rebel Óg Premier 2 hurling championship. Charleville were faster out of the blocks and had three points on the scoreboard before Newcestown registered their first point. By the 20th minute Newcestown were level at five points apiece. However Charleville pulled away again to lead at half time 0-9 to 0-7.
The second half saw Charleville dominate posession and they managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over while Newcestown found scores harder to come by. At the final whistle Charleville were ahead on a scoreline of 0-16 to 0-12.
Team on the night P O Riordan, C Cadogan, J Jordan, E Shorten, J Kelleher, D Curran, G Collins, C Clarke, C O'Mahony(0-1), C Dinneen (0-6), M Kennelly (0-2), L Meade, G O'Donovan S O'Donovan and P Collins. Subs: E Courtney, C Healy( 0-3), C Desmond, B O'Mahony and D Kiely