Newmarket progressed to the semi finals of the Duhallow junior B football championship following a clear 1-15 to 0-4 victory over Glenlara at Kiskeam on Friday evening.
News from September, 2011
Newmarket bowed out of the Duhallow junior B hurling championship as Castlemagner swept into the semi finals with a resounding performance in the final twenty minutes ensuring a 3-16 to 0-9 victory at Kilbrin on Saturday evening.
An eight minute first half Kanturk scoring blitz that yielded three goals and three points, put paid to Newmarket’s hopes in the North Cork Minor A Football championship semi final played at Millstreet on Wednesday evening, in a game which ended 3-8 to 0-8.
Can you spot a young Tony Buckley in this Newmarket hurling photo from 1993, just two days after his thirteenth birthday? Tony played hurling and football for his home club Newmarket with great success, in his younger years. His considerable frame, strength and skills put fear into many an opposition, and their mothers.
Alas, the professional option of rugby came calling. An initial spell with Connacht preceded six years with Munster, where he clocked up 96 appears as well as Heineken Cup and Magners League medals. Next in line is the English Rugby Premiership with his new club Sale Sharks.
This Sunday Tony hits another milestone with a quarter of a century of caps for Ireland, when they play Russia in the World Cup. While Newmarket would be delighted to have Tony in the squad for the Cork County Premier Intermediate Football Final, provisionally set for the 16th of October, hopefully he and Ireland will have another match that day.
Best of luck Tony!
Áth Trasna Abú – Newmarket (and Ireland) to Victory!
Newmarket Junior B footballers got off to a good start in the Junior B Football Championship on Friday night last away to Kiskeam. In wet and slippy conditions Newmarket emerged winners on a score line of 0-11 to 0-2 to progress to a quarter final against near neighbours Glenlara.
Newmarket defeated neighbours Lismire on 19/08/2011 in a perfect Freemount sod in the Junior B Hurling Championship first round on a score line of 3-9 to 0-12.
Newmarket have qualified for the Premier Intermediate Football Championship Final after another outstanding team effort fashioned a well earned victory over St. Vincent’s by 0-8 to 0-6, in a gripping semi final contest dictated by difficult breezy conditions at Ballyclough on Sunday afternoon.
A wonderful display of football in the final quarter enabled Newmarket to progress to the semi final of the Evening Echo Premier Intermediate Football Championship following a fine quarter final replay victory over Naomh Aban by 2-11 to 1-7 in perfect conditions at sun drenched Dromtariffe on Saturday afternoon.