Newtown’s Senior championship campaign came to an end in Aughrim on Sunday, when, after a great match, they just ran out of steam against former champions Rathnew. Newtown got off to a flying start with three unanswered points, and having dominated the first-half, led 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time. Rathnew got the first point of the second-half, but then Newtown got back into their stride and held off Rathnew until the 17th minute when Rathnew drew level at 0-7 each. From then on Rathnew began to get on top, and a goal settled Newtown’s fate. However, the men in black and white can be proud of this performance, and for a long time it looked as if an upset was on the cards, but Rathnew’s long championship experience told in the end. The final score was 1-12 to 0-09. Newtown are still very much in contention for league honours and will get another tilt at Rathnew in the league when the sides meet in Newtown. Newtown scores came from Garrett Doyle and Dean Odlum 0-3 each, Paudie Doyle 0-2, John Heffernan 0-1.
Newtown’s loyal band of supporters get another chance to don their black and white gear and head to Newcastle on Tuesday evening as the Junior B side take on Ashford in the Championship. This exciting young team had a tremendous run in the league and were just pipped for top spot. This is a team to watch, so head down the road on Tuesday. Throw in is at 6.30 p.m.
Congratulations to Janet Nolan, Gemma Kiely and Veronica O’Toole, now playing with Eire Og, who have reached the ladies county final.
The September committee meeting takes place on Tuesday 9th, in the clubhouse at 8 p.m. Lotto jackpot is now at ¤8,200, so have a go for only ¤2.