Newport GAA

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An Port Nua
Founded: 1886
County: Tipperary
Club colours: Purple and Gold
Grounds: Lacken Park
Coordinates: 52°42′29.04″N 8°23′43.45″W / 52.7080667°N 8.3954028°W / 52.7080667; -8.3954028Coordinates: 52°42′29.04″N 8°23′43.45″W / 52.7080667°N 8.3954028°W / 52.7080667; -8.3954028
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Newport GAA is a Tipperary GAA club which is located in County Tipperary, Ireland. Both hurling and Gaelic football are played in the "North-Tipperary" divisional competitions. The club is centred on the town of Newport.

Lacken Park[edit]

Named after the Ryan name Lacken. Known locally as "The Park", it has been a fortress for all age groups. It has 4 changing rooms(Home on right) both have showering and toilet facilities. With a Club house at the end with many Newport bits of GAA memorabilia as well as a kitchen a Referee's room while a meeting room also in the building. There are three pitches, a main pitch with a stand and great floodlight facilities. Separating the two Juvenile pitches and the main pitch is a hurling wall. The Juvenile pitch is very well designed with "The Hill" behind the far goal where the younger supporters watch on from. The Juvenile pitch is also floodlit, while the even younger teams(U8-10) play in a junior pitch with smaller goals and a shorter pitch. The U8-10s train in the GYM in the winter beside St.Mary's Secondary School. While the rest train in the Ball Alley's beside the Tech Collage in Newport, while the pitch is unplayable.



Notable Players[edit]

  • Conor O'Mahony - The Newport captain in 2008 became the 1st Newport man to win an All-Star.

In early 2009 Conor was named as Tipperary vice Captain.


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