The Newmarket footballers bowed out of the Senior A championship on Saturday afternoon at Cork GAA’s headquarters, after a tight contest against Newcestown.
Newmarket’s senior footballers return to Páirc Uí Chaoimh this Saturday after a gap of two years, to take on Newcestown in the penultimate stage of this year’s championship.
After a dramatic set of Senior A football championship quarter finals over the weekend, Newmarket’s semi opposition is now known.
The all-Duhallow clash of Newmarket and Kiskeam on Saturday night in Kanturk drew a big crowd for what was the first round of the Bon Secours Senior A football championship.
Just like their Junior A hurling counterparts a week earlier, the Newmarket Senior footballers claimed league honours on a bright evening in Banteer, with victory over Kilshannig on Saturday.
Newmarket’s senior footballers completed the regular season of the league on Sunday morning with an away win against Bandon and now move on to the final against Kilshannig in a few weeks time.
Requiring a win from one of their last two regular season league matches to guarantee promotion, Newmarket’s goal finishing prowess proved too much for the travelling Naomh Abán, on Tuesday night of last week.
The Newmarket senior footballers consolidated second position in the Cork Credit Unions division 4 table with a comfortable win away to Na Piarsaigh on Thursday night last.
Friday night saw the clash of second versus third with the Newmarket senior footballers taking on Uibh Laoire in round 6 of Cork Credit Unions league.
Priory Park was the location for the Cork Credit Unions division 4 football clash between table toppers Kilshannig and Newmaket on Sunday morning last.
The Newmarket senior footballers travelled to Coachford on Tuesday evening, the 18th of April, in the re-fixed Cork Credit Union’s League 4 tie.
The senior footballers continued their winning start to the league campaign on Friday night, against Mitchelstown in Newmarket.
St. Vincents were the opposition on Sunday morning last, in Round 2 of the Cork Credit Unions Football Division 4 tie.
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.
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.
Newmarket got their Senior A campaign off to a disappointing start against O’Donovan Rossa on Saturday last.