Thursday evening saw the Newcestown Senior footballers travel to Carrigaline to play Aghada in the Tadhg Crowley Plate final under lights. There was very little between the sides in the opening exchanges with Greg Leahy scoring twice for Newcestown followed by a point from Daniel Twomey. Aghada put plenty pressure on the Newcestown defence but the back held strong. Carthrach Keane made the most of a mistake by the Aghada defence and shook the net despite the best efforts of the keeper. Carthrach added a point from play before James Desmond was fouled in the Aghada square. Tadhg Twomey stepped up to take the penalty which was saved by the Aghada keeper but Tadhg was fouled by the keeper and he made no mistake at the second time of asking sending the keeper the wrong way. Cathrach Keane added another point before the half time break to leave Newcestown ahead by 2-05 to 0-06.
The second half proved a much tighter affair with Daniel Twomey scoring 3 points (one free from the hand) and Tadhg Twomey adding Newcestown’s final score of the night. Aghada enjoyed periods of dominance during this period but were unable to recover from the two goal deficit. Final score Newcestown 2-09 Aghada 0-11.
Christopher White accepted the trophy from County Board executive committee member Donal McSweeney, Ballinora.
Team : Christopher White (Capt), Lee O’Donovan, J Crowley, Niall Murray, James Desmond, C Twomey, James Curran, Mark Kelly, Fionn Keane, Darragh Curran, Daniel Twomey, R Bradfield, Greg Leahy Carthrach Keane, Tadhg Twomey
Subs Used: Micheal McSweeney for James Curran, Peter Curran for James Desmond & Liam O’Mahony for Cian Twomey.
Scorers: Carthach Keane 1-02, Tadhg Twomey 1-01 (penalty), Daniel Twomey 0-04, Greg Leahy 0-02
On Sunday last (8/2/2015) the Senior footballers travelled to Douglas for Round 1 of the Division 1 league. An injury-weakened Newcestown side worked hard but just couldn’t get ahead. Score at half time 1-04 to 0-04. The second half ended with just the minimum between the sides Douglas 1-10 Newcestown 0-12.
Team: Christopher White, James Curran, John Crowley, Leigh O’Donovan, Daniel Twomey Greg Murphy, James Desmond, Fionn Keane, Mark Kelly, Jack Meade, Luke Meade, Rick Bradfield Sean Ryan, Tadhg Twomey, Cathrach Keane.
Subs Used: Darragh Curran for Sean Ryan & Murt Kennelly for Rick Bradfield
The Senior footballers travelled to the Glen field on Sunday 1 February to play St Nicks in the semi final of the Tadhg Crowley Plate competition. The game was played in good weather condition but the conditions under foot proved heavy. In a free strewn game an experimental Newcestown side eased to a comfortable victory over a depleted St Nicks. A goal from Luke Meade in the first half left the visitors 1-5 to 0-4 ahead at the break. Newcestown dominated the second half with Jack Meade & Tadhg Twomey adding a goal apiece to secure victory on a score line of 3-10 to 0-8. Newcestown now face Aghada in the final who narrowly defeated Ballincollig in the other semi final.
C White, J Curran, J Crowley, L O’Donovan, J Desmond, C Twomey, D Twomey, F Keane, T Ryan, R Bradfield, L Meade, J Meade, M McSweeney, T Twomey, S Ryan.
Subs Used: P Curran for T Ryan, M Kennelly for L Meade, L O’Mahony for M McSweeney, D Curran for T Twomey, R Collins for T Twomey and C Clarke for C White
This weekend sees the start of the league campaign with a visit to Douglas
The 2015 playing season kicked off with Round 1 of the Tadhg Crowley Cup at home to Valley Rovers. The first half ended level at 1-05 a piece with an early goal from Seanie Ryan opening the scores. However despite another early goal for the home side, this time from Mark Kelly following a goal mouth tussle the visitors dominated the remainder of the fixture to emerge victorious on a score of 2-12 to 2-07.
Newcestown now face St Nicks away on Sunday 1st February in the semi final of the Tadhg Crowley Plate competition following a bye.
Other upcoming Senior Football Fixtures in Division 1 League, away to Douglas on 8 February, away to Bishopstown on 15 February and at home to Clyda Rovers on 15 March.
Team C White, G Murphy, J Crowley, J Desmond, M McSweeney, J Curran, D Twomey, F Keane, M Kelly, R Bradfield, M O’Brien, J Meade, G. Leahy, C. Keane, S Ryan.
Subs Used T Twomey for G Leahy, M Kennelly for J Meade, C Twomey for J Desmond, L O’Donovan for M McSweeney & P Curran for F Keane
Newcestown met Clyda Rovers in the fourth round of the senior football championship in Ballyanly on Saturday 16 August 2014 at 7pm. It was a close match, scores were hard to come by. The half time score was Clyda Rovers 0-6, Newcestown 0-5. The second half was tense, neither side managing to pull away on the score board. With 20 minutes gone in the second half, Conor Flanagan scored the only goal of the game putting Clyda Rovers ahead at that stage by 1-7 to 0-8. The last event of the match was James Desmond's free which levelled the match. The full time score was Clyda Rovers 1-8, Newcestown 0-11.
Trevor Horgan (0-1), John Crowley, James Desmond (0-3f)
Luke Meade, Daniel Twomey (0-1), Micheál McSweeney
Fionn Keane, Eoin Kelly
Richard Bradfield, Martin O'Brien (0-2), Darren Heffernan
Mark Kelly, Tadhg Twomey (0-2, 0-1f), Conor O'Neill (0-1)
Subs: Seany Ryan (Richard Bradfield), Carthach Keane (0-1) (Darren Heffernan), Jack O'Toole (Conor O'Neill).
Sunday morning at 11:30 saw the Senior footballers host Carbery Rangers in their second outing in the Football League Division 1 (Kelleher Shield). The home side had the advantage of the wind and opened well with two quick points from Tadhg Twomey. Scores were scarce for the home side until the last five minutes of the first half saw points from Mark Kelly (2), Eoin Kelly, Tadhg Twomey & Fionn Keane. Half Time Newcestown 0-08 to Carbery Rangers 0-04.
Carbery Rangers goaled after 5 minutes of the second half to narrow the gap to a point and shortly after they were level. James Desmond converted a free to regain the lead but three unanswered points from the visitors saw them take a 2 point lead. A last minute point from Mark Kelly left Newcestown to lose by a point. Newcestown 0-10 Carbery Rangers 1-08.
Team: C.White, C Ryan, J Crowley, J Desmond (0-1f), D Twomey, O Keane, C Twomey, F Keane (0-1), E Kelly (0-1), R Bradfield, M. O’Brien, D Heffernan, C. O’Neill , T Twomey (0-3), M Kelly (0-4).
Subs Used D. Fahey, M. McSweeney,
On Saturday 15 February the final of the Dick Cahill U21 Football tournament took place in Brinny where the pitch was in good condition considering the recent heavy rain. This tournament organised by Glenville GAA club saw 26 teams entered until it was finally whittled down to neighbours Valley Rovers and Newcestown in the final.
In this closely contested game Valleys and had the upper hand at half time 0-05 to 0-03 but
Newcestown fought back in the second half to bring the scores level at full time 0-08 a piece. There
was still nothing between the sides at half time in extra time after Newcestown added 3 points to
Valleys’s goal. At the final whistle Newcestown were victorious with the narrowest of victories 0-14 to 1-10.
The cup was presented to Newcestown captain Ryan Collins by Liam Cahill (Glenville GAA) The Valley
Rovers team stayed on the field for the presentation which was in line with a sporting match.
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