U14 footballers joined with Ballyporeen this year and played two challenges against Moyle Rovers and the Nire. U12s were due to play Carrick Swans on March 10 but the game was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch. The game against Moyle Rovers was played in Newcastle on March 18, Newcastle winning by a goal. Their third game was against Ballyporeen on March 22. The u10s play ground hurling on the all-weather pitch every Tuesday night.


At the county finals of Senior Scór, on March 16, our dancers took home the county title in the figure dance competition, for the fourth consecutive year. In the solo singing competition Sinead Grant took first place. The girls represent their club and county in the Munster final on April 6.


April 10 is the 90th anniversary of Liam Lynch’s death, the Liam Lynch Memorial Mass committee will mark this the weekend of April 6/7. On Saturday two walks will take place from Newcastle Community Centre, a 14km walk at 12.30pm and 8km walk at 1.30pm. Sunday ceremonies begin at 12.30pm at Tig Na nDaoine with the raising of the Tri-Colour, then the unveiling of an info board detailing Liam Lynch’s movements by Michéal Martin TD Uachtarán Fhianna Fáil. Mass in Newcastle at 1pm, oration by Michéal Martin.


It is with sadness and regret that we accord the death of William (Billy) Hally, Rathokelly, Newcastle, following a short stay in STGH. In his 70s he was a quiet, unassuming man with many fine qualities. When you met Billy a pleasant greeting was always forthcoming, as he loved to chat. His favourite pastimes were looking after his wonderful garden and being a very intelligent person he always had plenty of books, he loved to read. For most of his life he worked in the Ardfinnan Woollen Mills and gave a short time with Moy Insulation, he was highly respected in both work settings. A devout Catholic he was a lifelong member of the Pioneer Association. He lived his life for the welfare of his wife Lizzie and children Johnnie, Helen and William. He will be sorely missed by them. His remains were removed to Newcastle church on Thursday evening. Following requiem Mass on Friday morning celebrated by Fr Desmond P.P assisted by Fr Power Ardfinnan burial took place in Newcastle cemetery.