Thirteen years ago today, Newmarket took the first big step towards Senior Football in contesting and winning the County Junior Championship.
That great day in Newmarket’s history and meant the club would contest Intermediate Football in 1999. Constant improvement at the grade culminated in a final appearance in 2002, only to be defeated by Nemo Rangers. The competition was split in 2006 with the formation of an Intermediate and a Premier Intermediate grade. Newmarket were placed in the latter, due to the Club’s consistent form in the previous years.
The following period brought mixed fortunes, a semi final appearance in 2008, followed by relegation fights in 2009 and 2010.
Then came 2011, which had both relegation and championship battles. It couldn’t get any better. Less than two months ago, Newmarket sealed their place in history and the Senior championship with a fantastic victory in the Premier Intermediate County final.
So, for the first time since 1928, Newmarket will contest the Cork Senior Football Championship in 2012. It has been a bit of a wait, but we are happy to be there!
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