Less than a year since Newmarket’s last county final, the footballers contested a decider of a different fashion on Saturday when they took on Bandon in Coachford in the Senior A relegation playoff. Bandon, like Newmarket, had been involved in close encounters during the regular season and both sides would have been disappointed to find themselves in the danger zone at the weekend.
The Newmarket hurlers bowed out of the Duhallow junior A hurling championship on Saturday afternoon in controversial fashion.
Following a one point defeat to Ilen Rovers on Friday evening, the Newmarket footballers now face the prospect of a relegation play-off against Bandon, to retain their Senior A football status.
In a repeat of the 2011 PIFC County final, Newmarket and Clyda Rovers squared off on Friday evening last, this time a grade higher, as the sides played out round 2 of the Senior A competition.
Defeat to Kilbrin in Round two of the E. Tarrant and Sons Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship on Friday night, has left Newmarket awaiting the outcome of the Kilbrin Castlemagner clash, to find out if they qualify for the knockout stages.