HISTORICAL SOCIETY OUTING: Newport Historical Society outing takes place on this Sunday September 29th. The tour will take in Portumna Castle, Redwood Castle and the Abbey’s of Lorrha in North Tipperary. For more details contact Michael at 087 6968487. Bus will depart The Square , Newport at 8.30 a.m. Names in as soon as possible please.
The Society will hold its AGM on Monday October 7th at 8 o’clock in Sullivan’s Lounge. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers for the coming year. All are welcome.
45 CARD DRIVE: The weekly Progressive ‘45’ Card Drive at Killoscully will resume for the winter months on this Friday night, September 27 at Ryan’s Bar, Killoscully. All are welcome.
THRESHING FESTIVAL: The annual Harvest Threshing Festival, which has been a feature on the calendar in the area for many years, will take place on Sunday October 6 at Ahern’s, Bunkey. There will be a wide variety of events and side shows, the highlight of which will be the threshing of the corn, a reminder of the traditional practice on many farms in the area at this time of the year up to the middle of the last century. A very enjoyable afternoon is assured as always at this popular event.
SOCCER: Newport Town AFC will hold a “Scrap Saturday” fund-raiser on this Saturday, September 28 from 10am-6pm at the club grounds. The club will gladly take all your scrap metal, iron, steel, aluminium etc. no matter how big or small. Collection can also be arranged. Details on the club’s Facebook page or from any of the following committee members, John 086-3892948, Denis 086-2513453, Jody 086-3114281, Ailbe 087-6504779.
ELEVEN BOW OUT: Eleven more players were eliminated from Newport Soccer Club ‘Last Man Standing’ competition after last weekend. Thirteen still remain standing and in with a chance to win the prize along with the priceless bragging rights that go with it.
AFC RESULTS: With the mid-week fixtures beginning to finish up the number of matches being played has reduced. Pride of place this week goes to Newport Youths (under-18 team) who progressed to the next round of the Munster Youth Cup after comfortably seeing off the challenge of Summerville Rovers with an emphatic 8-3 victory.
Unfortunately, the Juniors bowed out of the Munster Junior Cup, after losing away to a very good Mungret Regional team who the week before had knocked premier side Corbally out of the FAI Junior Cup.
In schoolboy soccer, the under 10s, 11s & 12s all saw league action. The under 10s remain undefeated as they recorded their second draw in three games following a 1-1 draw at home to Shannon Town on Saturday morning. In a game that either side could have won, a draw was a fair result between two fine teams.
The under-11s played two games and recorded a win and a draw. Their first game was a 2-0 victory away to Shelbourne. Their second game was a top of the table clash at home to Corbally, which was always going to be a tight affair. Newport dominated the first half to say the least and the second half was more of the same, Corbally did eventually get into the game but Newport never looked like losing this one.
The under-12s travelled to Corbally and made the journey home with 3 points in the bag.
GATHERING: A Gathering Event The Castleconnell John Enright Festival will take place on October 11th - 13th and the organisers are inviting people from the neighbouring areas to attend.
The event marks the inaugural Castleconnell John Enright Festival. John Enright was a three times World Champion Flycaster from the 1890s and is a famous Castleconnell son. The festival incorporates a variety of events.
BASKETBALL: Glen Cruisers Newport Basketball Club Senior men’s training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday night from 8.45pm in St. Mary’s secondary school sports hall. Senior Ladies training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7.30pm in St. Mary’s secondary school sports hall. Underage training continues every Saturday morning; U10 will train from 10am; U12 from 11am U14 from 12 noon and U16 from 1pm. Social Basketball takes place every Friday evening at 8.30pm
The Club will hold a senior ladies and men’s Basketball Tournament on this Friday and Saturday September 27 and 28 with many teams visiting from all over the country. Community support on the weekend would be greatly appreciated. Games start on Friday evening at 7.30 and will continue throughout Saturday from 9am.
PARISH ANNUAL: The Newport Parish Annual ‘Newport News’ committee have commenced production of the 2013 edition. Organisations and groups within the parish are being invited to submit their annual reports as soon as possible. Articles and photographs for this years book on any suitable subject are also very welcome.