Moorefield GAA Club
Well done to our Mini Moores who played at the weekend. #Moores2017
Our Mini Moores in action on Saturday! #Moores217
More photographs from our Mini Moores blitz on Saturday are on our website. #Moores2017
** Bring a Friend ** Our Underage Hurling and Camogie want you to bring a friend training tonight. Well done to Blathnaid who brought Marie training last week! #Moores2017
Riverbank Arts Centre
CINEMA: Graduation Monday 29th May, 8PM €6/€9 https://www.riverbank.ie/event/cinema-graduation/
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Newbridge Hockey Club
Well she only went and pulled it out of the bag... Sharon Whelan best actress at the Oskars in Sarsfields GAA (Newbridge) last night. Well done to everyone involved, it looked to be a fantastic night. Sports clubs once again proving they are at the heart of our communities.
Ladies and gents.... your fantastic multi-talented junior co-ordinator Sharon Whelan 👌 best of luck to everyone involved in this Sarsfields GAA (Newbridge) fundraiser on Sat.
Come on Davey
Right ladies, who is up for it? Any of our 16 year olds (boys and girls) interested too??
Newbridge Hotspurs FC
Kildare 6-4 Hotspurs 3rds In a day that saw the best and worst of Hotspurs it was Kildare who came away with the 3 points. Hotspurs got off to the perfect start when Dávid Bocotan broke on a rebound from Shaun Mitchell's shot to grab his first senior goal giving Hotspurs the lead after just a minute of play. Spurs kept the pressure on and were celebrating again four minutes later when Reis Foley raced to get on the end of a Harry Collins pass, firing the left foot shot in to the top corner. Hotspurs were well in control but when Kildare Towns striker and MOTM Peter O Neil was brought down in the box on 15 minutes you could feel the tide change. Hotspurs keeper Niall Mc Ateer superbly saved the penalty but Kildare had the bit between their teeth now and were relentless all over the pitch. They never gave Hotspurs a chance to settle and it payed off as Hotspurs began to buckle. 3 minutes later Kildare got their reward when the Hotspurs backline completely went to sleep leaving O Neil to grab his first Of 4 in this game. Kildare pulled it back to 2-2 on the half hour mark when Shaun Mitchell sliced his clearance from a corner straight in to his own net. Town were upping the pressure and clearing had more desire than Hotspurs in the tackle and it was starting to show. Hotspurs were starting to lose 50/50s and second balls all over the park giving Town more confidence to push forward and it payed off when O Neil again found himself unmarked just outside the box. His shot was deflected by Thomas Kemmy which send McAteer the wrong way. 3-2 Town and they were not finished there. Right on the HT whistle Spurs defence was again found wanting when a simple ball over the top for Michael Murphy to be left with just the keeper to beat. 4-2 Town and a much needed breather for Hotspurs and a chance to regroup which they did in fine fashion. Straight from the tip off Hotspurs came out looking to correct their mistakes. With the composure a little more settled the football returned to the Hotspurs players and it was Bocotan again who was on hand to nod home 4-3. 50 minutes gone and Hotspurs pushed for the equaliser and it came when Bocotan went on a run in the box before squaring for Harry Collins to tap it home. 4-4 and still over 30 minutes to play. Town again started to build their pressure and once again Hotspurs wilted under it. Kildare substitute Jay Kearney made a run in to the box only for Spurs Luke Morgan to pull him down and give O Neill a chance to make up for his first penalty miss and he grabbed the chance. 5-4. The game got scrappy from here on in with lots of long clearances from both sides. Hotspurs pushed for an equaliser but the next goal came from Town who were absolutely gifted a chance when 3 Spurs players all went to clear the same ball and then all just stopped leaving Towns striker in to wrap up the points in a well deserved win. Best for Hotspurs were Dávid Bocotan Tommy Walsh and Harry Collins
Bridgewood/Eleson 2 Newbridge Hotspurs 3 KDFL Premier Division Hotspurs walked away from this game with all three points after winning by the odd goal in three, but it could so easily have gone the other way. Credit has to go to the home side who controlled large chunks of this game and but for an excellent rearguard performance from Hotspurs the result could well have been reversed. An error at the back cost Hotspurs a goal after just 10 minutes and while Greg Kelly and Scott O Connor both had efforts on goal after, the away team struggled to make an impact on the tight home defence. Hotspurs did find a breakthrough though just under the half hour mark when a Ross Lynch ッ ball from the byline across the box found the tricky feet of Rickey Caffrey who turned and spun the ball into the net. The game was certainly entertaining and both teams had their chances. While Hotspurs tried to get the ball out wide the home team played to their strengths and their number 9 was proving a real handful for the Spurs defence. The remaining goal action however was all centred on the last 12 minutes. Hotspurs had bought Niall Mc Donnell on and reverted to a back four alongside Aaron Finn, Jamie Meenan & Conan Hayes to soak up the pressure from the Robertstown lads After Rickey Caffrey was pulled down in the box skipper Greg Kelly stepped up to convert the penalty and that proved to be his final contribution as he was sacrificed for Glen Tuffy who was to help out the defence with a backs to the wall performance for the last 10 minutes. Xhevdet Jeff Haliti up top had put in a huge shift and was a constant menace to the home defence, he was replaced by Eoin Mcgrath who's turn of pace meant he was to create a whole new problem with the counter attack. One such attack saw Hotspurs catch Bridgewood/Eleson on the turn and Rickey Caffrey was able to control an Aaron Gallagher through pass and seemingly relax the anxious Hotspurs sideline with just seconds left to play, However straight from the restart the home team moved forward and pulled a goal back to reduce the deficit to one. Fortunately for Spurs this proved to be the final kick off the game as the referee below for full time as Hotspurs kicked off again. Hotspurs certainly had to work hard for this result and owe a big debt to keeper Scott O'Donoghue and his defenders, but a deserved mention also to the hugely impressive Graeme O Donoghue & Richard Farrell in the Hotspurs midfield who battled throughout the game and competed for every ball. Hotspurs continue their fine run and and have plenty to build on going forward. Hotspurs: 1) Scott O'Donoghue 2) Jamie Meenan 3) Conan Hayes 4) Aaron Finn 5) Scott O Connor 6) Graeme O Donoghue 7) Greg Kelly 8) Richard Farrell 9) Xhevdet Jeff Haliti 10) Rickey Caffrey 11) Ross Lynch ッ 12) Aaron Gallagher 13) Eoin Mcgrath 14) Glen Tuffy 15) Niall Mc Donnell 16) Jamie Kennedy
Everyone at the club would like to wish second team manager Darragh Murtagh and his bride Michelle all the very best for their wedding today. Hopefully the weather won't spoil your day and best of luck with your many years of happiness ahead.
St Conleths Parish Newbridge
This little card that fits in your wallet or can go on the fridge door, notice board or pencil case is an initiative of our parish council supported by Fr Paul Dempsey. The cards began their distribution to coincide with May being mental health awareness month and with the successful hosting earlier this month of the Cycle Against Suicide by the Patrician Secondary School. All week members of the parish team and the parish council have been distributing these. They were given out at Mass on Sunday, at the Novena on Monday, to schools on Tues and Wednesday. Members of the parish council delivered them into the pubs on Thursday night and handed them to commuters at Newbridge train station on Friday. The message is simple 'It's okay not to be okay' so please spread this message today and through the next week on social media.
Parish church in the sunshine. Thanks to Brenda Drumm for the pics.
We add our voices in prayer with thousands of others for those killed and injured in last night's Manchester Arena terrorist attack.
What an extraordinary testimony this evening from Kathleen Chada at our Novena. This is the piece she shared at the end: JUST FOR TODAY, I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once. JUST FOR TODAY, I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine. JUST FOR TODAY, I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those I cannot. JUST FOR TODAY, I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer. JUST FOR TODAY, I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I'll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking. Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself. JUST FOR TODAY, I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll quit. If I'm overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block. JUST FOR TODAY, I will gather the courage to do what is right and take the responsibility for my own actions.” ― Abigail Van Buren
Sean O'Leary, Newbridge Camogie Club
Fixture: Our U14s play Dungiven AWAY tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon. Good luck Girls!! #UTB
The weather is fab so get yourselves down to the pitch at 7pm this evening for the U18 9-a-side league #UTB
Our U6s, 8s & 10s were all in action in Swatragh at the weekend. Great time was had by all. Keep up the good work Girls 💚 #UTB
A date for the diary Folks...