Newcestown honoured after triple title success

Newcestown honoured after triple title success
Newcestown players David Buckley, Gavin Kelleher, Daire McAree and Eoin Callinan,  winners of the February Rebel Óg award.  Picture: Eddie O'Hare

NEWCESTOWN minor and U16 teams are the winners of the February Rebel Óg Monthly Award following their three recent wins at championship level.

This monthly event awards scheme are sponsored by the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, main sponsor; Cummins Sports, award sponsors and in association with The Echo and RedFM, media partner.

Newcestown were chosen as this month's winners following their minors making it a championship double and their U16 hurlers also winning the Division Two championship.

Last year was a very successful year for the club with their U21 B footballers winning the county championship for the first time. In particular it was a great year for the underage section, with the U16 hurlers having won the B hurling county championship overcoming Killavullen in the final.

The minor A double was achieved for the second time in recent years emulating the same feat as the 2012 side. The minor hurlers defeated Kanturk in a game that was close right to the end.

The minor footballers faced Clyda Rovers and extra-time couldn't separate them in the first game and it went to a replay. In that they looked like losing but came from four points down to take it to extra-time again and there they managed to complete the double.

Newcestown GAA club was formed in December 1958 and played its first game, against Kilmeen, in the spring of 1959.

The first county title was won in 1967, when the junior footballers defeated Midleton in the final and the club has gone from strength to strength since then.

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