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Newmarket Celtic make more history

Newmarket Celtic A 2 Bridge United A 1 Two goals in a minute midway through the second half helped Newmarket to an historic sixth Clare junior cup title in a row when they overcame Bridge United at sun splashed Frank Healy park in Doora this Sunday afternoon. After a scoreless first half, the defending champions found themselves in arrears five minutes after the break when Terry Lenihan got the vital touch and his looping header beat Rob Shire in the Newmarket goal. They had a chance to double their advantage seven minutes later but Derek Fahy’s effort flew wide of the target. While there was a touch of luck about Newmarket’s equaliser when Bridge defender Darren Murphy saw his attempted headed clearance end up in the net over the advancing Paul Tuohy, credit must go to Newmarket substitute Cathal Hayes who pressurised their defence The cheering had barely died down when the holders hit the front. They won a free …

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Newmarket Celtic go marching on

Newmarket Celtic 1 St. Michaels, Tipperary 1 (after extra time) Newmarket won 4-3 on penalties Newmarket Celtic are through to round 7 of the FAI junior cup thanks to victory over a fancied St. Michaels from Tipperary before a big attendance at McDonough park in Newmarket this afternoon. The win sees the Clare champions extend their winning run and keeps their hopes of success in a number of competitions alive. Next week the attention switches to the Munster junior cup as they travel to Cork for a round 3 tie. [doptg id=”91″] This afternoon’s victory was, without doubt, their biggest to date. The sides met in the same competition last season at the Tipperary club’s venue when the home side got through on a 2-1 scoreline. The visitors made the better start this time out and took the lead after just eleven minutes when capitalising on a defensive error and Padraig Fogarty’s low effort roled into the corner of the …

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Daithi’s hat trick makes history for Newmarket

By Seamus Hayes Newmarket Celtic A 4  Ennis Town Rock A  1 Five minutes into the second half of Saturday evening’s Clare junior cup final, Newmarket Celtic A introduced Daithi O’Connell and a little over forty minutes later the Shannon man was presented with the man of the match award, such was his impact on the game. His hat trick helped Newmarket to a third cup title in a row, a feat never before achieved by the club. They are still very much in the running for the premier league title and if they can manage to win their five remaining games they can complete the league and cup double for the second time in three years Goals in the 14th, 28th and 40th minutes of the half by the former Clare hurler put paid to Ennis Town Rock’s hopes of a first Clare cup title. On a beautiful summer’s evening, the final attracted a big attendance to the county …

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