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.
The Newmarket senior footballers travelled to the city on Sunday morning, to take on St. Vincents in the final round of the Cork Credit Unions sponsored county league.
Table toppers Nemo Rangers travelled to Newmarket on Thursday evening, in penultimate round of the Cork Credit Unions football league.
Macroom took the points on Saturday last, in the latest round of the Cork Credit Unions football county league.
The Newmarket senior footballers made the long journey to Bandon on Friday night, in the Bon Secours county league.
Round five of the Cork Credit Unions football league produced an exciting encounter in Newmarket, with the home side sharing 36 scores with Bantry, on a bright Saturday afternoon.
Local opposition Rockchapel won out on Tuesday night, the 26th April, in what was round four of the Cork Credit Unions county football league.
Glanworth came to Newmarket on a bright Sunday morning, in Round 3 of the Cork Credit Unions county football league.
Newmarket senior footballers travelled to Dunmanway on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, to take on Dohenys in Round 2 of the Cork Credit Unions league.
The Newmarket senior footballers opened their Cork Credit Unions league campaign with a solid win over fellow Duhallow men, Ballydesmond, on a bright and crisp Sunday morning last.
Newmarket bowed out of the Cork County Senior Football Championship following a most disappointing defeat, by 1-8 to 0-5 against St. Vincents in a poor quality contest played at Mallow on Sunday afternoon. Newmarket now face an uphill battle and a relegation playoff encounter against St. Nicks in order to maintain their senior status. On a day of utter frustration, the fact that Newmarket held numerical advantage entering the closing fifteen minutes, when the sides were level and failed to register another score further compounds the misery.
The Newmarket senior football team travelled to Blackrock on Thursday evening for a Division 2 League contest, but went down to a clear defeat against an impressive St. Michaels by 2-11 to 0-8.
Newmarket went down to a narrow defeat against Aghada in the second round of the Cork County Senior Football Championship at Mourne Abbey on Saturday evening. A very strong breeze dictated the manner of the game, with the East Cork side holding out for a slender 1-8 to 0-9 victory.
Newmarket completed preparations for next Saturday evening’s senior football championship encounter against Aghada, with a narrow home league defeat to St. Vincents on a miserable Sunday afternoon. Persistent rain and slippery conditions spoilt a tight contest, with the visitors edging the game by the narrowest of margins 1-7 to 0-9.
Newmarket overcame a stiff challenge from Boherbue to progress in a Duhallow Cup tie played in consistent mist and difficult conditions at Newmarket on Tuesday evening. Newmarket had to recover from a poor first half performance to emerge with a 1-12 to 2-6 victory in a keenly contested game.
Newmarket’s senior football team recorded their first league success of the season, following a fine victory against Dohenys by 2-10 to 0-8 at sun drenched Newmarket on Sunday afternoon.