Newmarket travelled to Mallow on Sunday last to take on near neighbours Kiskeam in their first outing of the year in the first round of the Tom Creedon Cup where they were defeated on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-9.
Robert Emmets under 21 football team got the playing season off to a great start when they recorded a 3-13 to 1-6 victory over Rathmore, played under floodlights in testing conditions on Saturday evening in Rathmore.
The AGM of Club will take place on Friday the 28th November 2014 8pm, at the club rooms.
All members are welcome and new members are very welcome.
The purpose of any AGM is is…
a) Review the season just gone.
b) To put in place the clubs plans for 2015.
Newmarket club caters for 6 different teams and over 50 different players. The teams it caters for are as follows,
Hurling – Junior (A), Junior (B), U21 (A)
Football – Premier intermediate, Junior (B), U21 (A)
At U21 level Newmarket and Lismire play together as Robert Emmett’s.
During the year teams participated in the following competitions,
Football – Premier Intermediate Championship, Tom Creedon Cup, Div. 2 Co. league, Duhallow Cup, Junior B Championship, Junior B league, U 21 A championship.
Hurling – Junior A championship, Junior A league, Junior A regional league, Junior B championship, Junior B league, U21 A championship.
Two of our players played for cork football teams during the year, Mike Cottrell (minor), TJ Brosnan (U21), while Danny Culloty acted as selector on cork junior football team.
Our players were represented on Duhallow teams as well, with Denis O’Brien acting as a selector on Duhallow senior football team. Another of our players Jamie Hayes had the unique honor of bringing home an all-Ireland ploughing championship title.
Tony O’Keeffe achieved a club milestone by playing 100th championship game on the first teams in hurling and football at adult level a huge achievement.
The club also in 2014 had the unique honor of winning its 100th title from minor level up when our minor footballers won league, the 100 won since 1927 comprises of 52 football and 48 in hurling, a tremendous achievement.
Winning of Junior hurling league after a 31 year lapse was the outstanding playing highlight of 2014. Amid emotional scenes at Kanturk last June Tony O’Keeffe lifted this coveted trophy after a well-deserved victory.
Our U21 hurlers were defeated in championship final, our junior b footballers were also defeated in league final, while our intermediate footballers maintained their division two status in county league.
Away from the playing scene the official opening of astro turf pitch at our grounds was a massive highlight and tremendous credit to our development officer Dan O’Roirdan and his committee in Newmarket sports and leisure for their herculean efforts in completing this project in such a short duration, this incorporates a hurling wall and a handball alley and is there for future generations to come.
The club also put in place also a code of conduct and thanks to Liz O’Connor for her massive contribution in the putting in place of this importantdocument which is on display in our club rooms.
The club hosted the Ducon cup final and also hosted the cork GAA clubs draw in late June, both these events were wonderful showpieces for our club and both Duhallow board and county board officers complimented our club on our wonderful facilities now in place.
The club received a sports council grant of €50,000 as well as grants from cork county council.
The club lotto and co board draw as well as membership remain our source of income and our club is indebted to all who support us in these difficult times.
We thank all our sponsors and a very special thanks to Newmarket Motors our main sponsors.
A special thanks to Eileen Lane, Gretta Guiney, Eileen O’Connell, Liz O’Connor and Mary O’Roirdan for catering during the season.
Outgoing officers as at November 1st 2014.
Life president, Con Collins. Vice presidents, Michael Angland, Michael Daly, Denis O’Callaghan, Dan Joe Daly, Connie O’Shea, Liam Lehane, Ted O’Sullivan, Paddy Hartnett, Con O’Sullivan.
Chairman Jeremiah Murphy
Vice chairman and development officer Dan O’Roirdan
Secretary Andy O’Connor
Registrar and assistant secretary Nora O’Keeffe
Treasurer Neillie McCarthy
PRO Connor O’Sullivan
Children’s and cultural officer Eamonn Moynihan
Catering officer Eileen Lane
Delegates to county board Nelius Collins, Oliver Collins
Delegates to Duhallow board Connor O’Sullivan and John Scanlon
Committee Con Collins, David Quinlan, Eileen Lane, Eamonn Moynihan, John Scanlon, Barry O’Leary, Danny O’Flynn, Liz O’Connor, Tadgh O’Connell, Victor Lane.
Friends of the committee Jerry McAuliffe, Billy Lane, Alan Ryan, Gavin Forde
Intermediate football Danny Culloty, Danny Hourigan, Con O’Sullivan, Barry O’Leary
U21 football Danny Culloty, Danny Hourigan, Peter Foley, Barry O’Leary
Junior B football Peter Foley, Barry O’Leary
Junior A hurling John O’Connor (coach), Danny O’Flynn, Eamonn Moynihan, Gerard Hannon
Junior B hurling Tadgh O’Connell, Neillie McCarthy
U21 hurling Eamonn Moynihan, Danny O’Flynn, Robert Stack
The highlight of the playing season was the victory of our junior a hurlers in the Duhallow league at Kanturk on Saturday June 7th . In qualifying for their first decider in 31 years, they won seven of their nine games, losing out to Tullylease and drawing with Millstreet. So it was Tullylease who provided the opposition in the final, and amid emotional scenes, the black and red emerged triumphant on a 2-17 to 2-14 scoreline. So it fell to Tony O’Keeffe to accept the trophy afterwards. It was the clubs 8th win in the league, thus joining the sides of 1959,1969,1973/74,1976/77,and 1983.
In the championship once again Tullylease provided the opposition, at on June 22nd, and after a disappointing display, Newmarket lost out in a 1-8/1-13 score. That defeat saw us then face Millstreet in round two, and after an epic contest at Banteer on July 18th , that went into extra time Newmarket proved victorious 3-22 to 2-23 with Donal Hannon shooting 2-12(18pts). In the quarter final at Banteer on July 26th, the champions and county finalists Kilbrin proved stern opponents, and their vast experience proved too much, with Newmarket losing out 2-10/1-20. Kilbrin eventually went on to win their fourth successive title.
Newmarket lost out to Ballinora at Ballincollig in a Duhallow/Muskerry league play off on a 1-10/2-11 scoreline on October 11th.
The junior b hurlers had a disappointing league campaign suffering major defeats against Freemount 1-8/2-17, Meelin 1-6/2-26, and Kilbrin 1-19/6-14 in their three outings. However at our home ground on September 6th, Newmarket put up a gallant performance in the championship before losing out to Banteer 4-10/2-20.
In hurling in 2014, 21 games were played, won 11 drew 1 lost 9.
Newmarket advanced to the final of the Duhallow Junior B Football League after a victory over near neighbours Glenlara, by 2-15 to 2-12 in an entertaining contest played on a sunny Sunday evening at Rockchapel.
Kanturk proved too strong and powerful as they emphatically claimed the Duhallow under 21 hurling championship final on defeating a gallant Robert Emmets side by 2-20 to 2-10 at Banteer on Saturday evening.