Easter GAA Camp - Newcastle GAA club held an Easter Camp for the first time this year with a large number of children attending. All of the children received a football and sliothar for attending and participating in all the activities. Congratulations to Pádraig O’ Loughlin and David Kelly who were chosen to play in Semple Stadium, Thurles during half time of the Tipperary versus Clare hurling league game recently. Thanks to all the coaches and the juvenile officers who organised and attended the camp.

U14 Football - u14 footballers have joined with Ballyporeen and doing very well. The Newcastle players are Oisín O’Dwyer, Jason Hally, Jamie Grant, Aaron Kiely, Eoin O’Keeffe and Ryan McCullagh.

U12 Football - u12s played Carrick Swans in Newcastle on Monday, April 8, winning. Well done to all the players David Kelly, Jason O’Donnell, Feidhlim Ryder, Tadhg Devaney, Alice Ryan, Yvonne Clancy, Aaron O’Neill, Janis Sturkinca, Tommy Taylor, Luke Condon, Jack Rice Fitzpatrick and Conor Butler.

U8 Football - The u8 footballers played a blitz on Saturday, April 6, and played very well.


The Gaelic football course for girls will begin next Thursday, April 18, 7.30pm in the GAA field. Cost for the eight weeks is €8. Contact Kate Dennehy 0862450876 or John McCarra 0878743009.


The monthly meeting of Muintir Na Tire Community Council will be held in the Hall this Wednesday, April 17, at 8pm.


The annual Sponsored Cycle organised by Muintir the Tire Community Council in aid of the Lourdes Fund is on Sunday, April 28. The cycle is 30 kilometres starting from the community hall car park at 10.30am on to Ardfinnan, Clogheen, and Goatenbridge and back to Newcastle. Registration 10am in the hall, €20 per adult. Locals can enter by collecting money with sponsorship cards which are available from Joan in O’Dwyer’s shop or by contacting Marian at 0871254882.


On April 7 the 90th Liam Lynch Memorial mass took place. Ceremonies began by the raising of the Tri-Colour at Tigh na nDaoine by Micheál Martin TD. Members of the Liam Lynch pipe band then led a march to Newcastle Church where the Memorial Mass was celebrated by Fr. Vincent Madden from Mellary. A plaque detailing Liam Lynch’s life and death was unveiled by Micheál Martin who delivered an oration stating it was an honour to be with us to commemorate the life of the patriot and soldier Liam Lynch, and it is important that we take time to remember those who sacrificed all for their country.