Meeting on Monday, May 6, at 7.30pm at Newcastle’s old creamery where we hope volunteers will discuss getting involved to help clean up this terrible eye-sore which was once the hub of our village. We would love support from tradesmen, the farming community and simply anyone who would like to give a hand. Permission granted from the owners for Newcastle Tidy Towns to carry out this work.


If you have any spare or unwanted tools or work benches that you would like to donate to the new Men’s Group we are starting in Newcastle contact 0871846393.


The official opening of Newcastle School extension will take place this Thursday, May 2, at 12noon. It is hoped that Bishop Lee will be present and all are invited.


The All-Ireland finals of Scór Sinsear were held in Derry on Saturday, April 27. The Newcastle club was represented by Sinéad Grant in the Amhránaíocht Aonair or Solo Singing competition. There were scenes of great joy when Sinéad was announced as the All-Ireland champion. This is a huge achievement for Sinéad personally and also for her family, Brigid, Pat and Jamie. Sinéad’s victory brought the 7th All-Ireland Scór title to the club, the last being the Ballad Group in 1996. She is the second singer to win the title after Mary Nugent in 1992 as well as the 4 set dancing titles won by the club. Congratulations also the Noel Joyce and the JK Brackens set dancers on winning their titles also and bringing 3 All-Ireland titles back to Tipperary.


The road hurling competition will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6. Registration in the GAA complex 12noon and 2pm. €10 per person, teams of three. Under 18s €5 but there must be at least one adult on each juvenile team. Rules provided at registration. For info contact any club officers.


The club will hold a GAA jigs n reels competition in Cahir House Hotel on Saturday, May 11, at 8.30pm. GAA players and personalities have been in training along with the girls of the Céilí Club to provide what should be a great night’s entertainment. There will also be a performance from a number of dance champions who have toured with dancing shows. Tickets €10 available in both shops in the village and the GAA committee. Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 1, at 8pm in the complex. All committee requested to attend.


The u14 footballers suffered a defeat away to Ballingarry during the last week. The u12s lost to Ballyporeen in Newcastle but followed up with a great win against Clonmel Commercials on a score of 7-9 to 3-4. The u10 footballers travelled to Ballylooby on Saturday morning, April 27, for a blitz, losing two and drawing the last one.