Newbridge GAC Club Notes 8th May

Senior Football

The seniors faced Lavey at home on Friday night past. They played with a strong breeze in the first half however failed to make this advantage count going in at the half trailing by three points on a scoreline of 2-2 to 0-5. The second half saw a much improved performance with frees from Peter McGrogan and a Kevin Sweeney penalty making it a one point game going into the last ten minutes. However a late flurry of Lavey scores saw them over the line on a scoreline of Lavey 2-09 1-09 Newbridge

Newbridge Scorers

Kevin Sweeney 1-2

Peter McGrogan 0-5(5F)

Nathan James Rock PT 0-1 (1 14 yard free)


Reserve Football

The Newbridge Juggernaut was not stopped on Sunday as they faced Lavey in perfect conditions at home. The game was an exhibition of Gaelic football as the bridge team excelled in there handling and kicking with only Michael O’Neills kickouts the only blip on an otherwise perfect performance. Niall Mulholland worked tirelessly in an unfamiliar half forward role which was only slowed when he took a severe nose bleed as he entered the opposition 21 yard line. Carlito Diamondo was again a key outlet in the bridge forward line as he ran tirelessly to put himself in contention for senior football with a strong showing. He was only outdone by the return from injury by the majestic Matt Murphy who again worked hard for the team and helped them to a comfortable 3-15 to 1-7 victory.

Newbridge Scorers

Carlito Diamondo 1-02

Pete Murphy 1-02

Tom Walls 1-1

Niall Sweeney 0-03

Matthew Murphy  0-3

Roisin Coleman 0-01

Ryan McElhone 0-01

Eoin Crossan 0-01

Niall Mullholland 0-1.


Lotto Numbers

Lotto Results 7th May

2, 3, 13, 19

£25 Each

Joanne Young

Darcey McCloskey

Sean Curran

Oliver Duffin

Next weeks Jackpot £1350



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.


Rose of Tralee

Congratulations to Eimear Cassidy on her success in being crowned the Derry Rose . Eimear will now travel to Tralee to represent Derry in the annual Rose of Tralee competition this year.

From everyone at Sean O’Leary’s Newbridge we would like to sincerely congratulate Eimear on her achievement and wish her best wishes on her trip to Kerry.

For anyone interested in supporting Eimear at the festival please contact Maire McPeake for further details regarding travel arrangements.

Before the Rising – In South Derry
Local historian Martin Molloy will during the course of his short talk explore the lesser known events of Easter 1916, when the volunteers from throughout County Derry made their way to Coalisland, like many others from across Ulster, with the intention of taking part in the Rising. The activism of local volunteers from within Newbridge and the parish will be recalled.
The discussion will take place in Newbridge GAC hall on Friday 13th May @ 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend

Newbridge Cul Camp

Newbridge Cul Camps takes place from the 25th to the 29th  of  July. For boys and girls aged 6 to 13. Anyone interested can find more information and register online at



Could any individuals wishing to renew their club membership get in touch with a committee member as soon as possible. Membership is £20 for adults and £10 for minors. Club representatives will be calling will be calling with as many people as possible in the next few weeks.