The senior footballers started their league campaign at home to Swatragh on Sunday. Newbridge started well in the first half through a Peter McGrogan free in the first minute. Swatragh replied quickly with a point and a goal in quick succession, anther three points from Swatragh and two points from Peter left the score 1-4 to 0-3 at half time.
The second half saw a quick start from Swatragh with two quick fire points however much improvement from Newbridge after the restart saw them make a contest of the game. With a Swatragh sending off in the later stages of the second half allowing Newbridge to take advantage of their extra man and create some good chances. Some poor finishing however meant Newbridge were left to rue their missed chances and come away disappointed by one point defeat with a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-10.
The Newbridge scorers were:
Peter McGrogan 0-6 (4F)
Jude Diamond 0-3 (2F)
Nathan Rocks 0-1
The reserves also faced Swatragh on Sunday at the later time of 5.30. They had a somewhat more enjoyable afternoon running out four point victors on a scoreline of 0-13 tp 0-9. The bridge started with a strong side which included Gerrard Burke at Midfield and Ryan McElhone at centre forward. Both played key roles in the victory which was only truly secured with the introduction of the gooch to steady the ship and add vital big game experience. Stephen Bateson showed his senior experience with an outstanding performance between the posts and linking up well with Ciaran Devlin who wore 6.
The Newbridge Scorers were:
Ryan McElhone 0-6
Patrick McGuigan 0-2
Gerard Burke 0-1
Tom Walls 0-1
Carlito Diamondo 0-1 (1 14 yard free)
Kieran Lynch 0-1
Hugh Mulholland 0-1
Lotto Numbers 9th April
4, 9, 25, 26
Jackpot next week £1150
Bingo continues to take place every Saturday Night at 8.30pm in the hall.
More help is needed to assist with the Lotto and at the Bingo. If you are interested please contact any committee member.
The big breakfast was a huge success and the c;lub would like to express their thanks to all of those who attended.
Newbridge Cul Camp
Newbridge Cul Camps takes place from the 25th to the 29th of July. Fpr boys and girls aged 6 to 13. Anyone interested can find more information and register online at www.kelloggsculcamp.gaa.ie.