Newcastle West GAA
|An Caisleán Nua Thiar|
|Colours:||Black and white|
|Senior Club Championships|
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Caisleain Nua Thiar Gaa Club was founded in 1897. The early years seem to have been lean years as Newcastlewest did not emerge until 1908, when it reached the Senior final with Kilmallock, losing 2-08 to 0-3. The Newcastle west footballers were still playing senior football through the 1900s through to 1928, where records show that Glin beat them in the west final of that year 0-12 to 0-01.
It seems that they had an auspicious beginning as a Hurling club with no success prior to WW1 as from 1917 to 1933, Newcastle are a force to be reckoned with winning numerous west and contesting 7 senior county finals during this period winning in 1917 Vs. Young Irelands(3-4 to 3-1) and 1925 Vs. Buff (3-2 to 1-2). The 1918 decider Vs. Claughan was not played and we played second fiddle to Young Irelands in 1920 (5-4 to 1-1), Claughan in 1926 1-4 to 5-3), Young Irelands again in 1930 (2-2 to 1-4) and 1932 (1-3 to 2-6). It looks like their golden age in top flight Hurling ended in 1932. The late 1930s emerged again with success for our minor Hurlers winning a first county title in that grade beating Claughan 7-5 to 0-1, and we reclaimed the County Junior Football title in 1938 beating Killmallock 0-4 to 0-3.
The 1940s began well, winning a West minor hurling title but losing the county final to Ahane (6-1 to 3-1), this title along with a West Junior Football title in 1945 being its only successes on the GAA Field until 1949 when another minor hurling team won a west Title giving huge optimism for the 1950s.
Emigration put paid to this. The 1950s will be noted for much success in the west in minor hurling and football and junior football. The major success of the 1950s was the acquisition and development of the present field in the Demense.
The 1960s started very well with success in County junior final beating Monaleen 2-2 to 2-0, we continued this success on the football field with a win the West minor in 1962 beating Abbeyfeale 3-5 to 2-7 and in 1965 winning the U21 beating Glin 2-3 to 0-4, and a fourth County junior football title in 1966 beating St Patrick’s 1-12 to 1-5. Progress was also made in the game of hurling during the 1960s, winning west minor titles in 1960, 61 and 65.
The 1970s were a hive of activity within the club where for the first time Bord Na N'og emerges catering for U16 down, The other notable achievement of the decade is a county U21 football championship win in 1975, beating Na Piarsaigh 1-6 to 1-5. Newcastle also won west Senior Football titles in 1971 and 1972, beating Glin and Askeaton respectively. The senior footballers lost the county senior football title in 1972 to Askeaton. The fruits of the work done by the many people, too numerous to mention in the 1970s, bore fruit in the 1980s.
In the 1980s, the club enjoyed huge success on both the hurling and football field with many dual stars emerging. These players won a number of county titles, Minor Hurling in 1982, Minoir football in 80,83, U21 hurling in 85,U 21 football in 80,81,83,84 and 87 also the Senior county football was won in 1987. The 1980s also showed huge success in the juvenile section. After the success of the 1980s there was a lull, hurling declines and the club went from senior to junior, Football remains strong and it won a second county Football title in 1992 along with a number of west championships. The hurling decline is addressed through winning a number of Juvenile County’s through the 1990s in all age groups.
This underage success gives great appetite for the new millennium and we[who?] begin in 2001 with a county junior hurling win. Again we[who?] experience huge success at under age level through the 2000s but on the adult front a county Intermediate Football final win in 2006 after being relegated in 2005 and a county senior football appearance in 2004 is what we[who?] have to show. Through the late 2000s, success in minor hurling and football along with U-21 football augurs well for the future. The senior footballers contested the Senior County Football Finals of 2011 and 2012, losing in 2011 to Monaleen and to Drom-Broadford in 2012 after a Replay. In 2012, success arrived in the form of a Junior B County Football league and Championship double and also winning the Premier Under-21 Football title.
In 2015, Newcastle won their first senior title in 23 years with a 2-10 to 0-9 win over Drom-Broadford. Conor O’Sullivan scoring 2-09 from play and Jim Scanlan scoring 0-1 from a free. scanlan went on to collect player of the match and o Sullivan went on to mamma mias where he ate his weight in chips. The two stars of the match drank 387 cans of cider that week which is a world record.
Roll of Honour' *Hurling'
- Limerick Senior Hurling Championship: (2) 1917, 1925
- Limerick Junior Hurling Championship: (1) 2001
- Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship (2) 1997, 2003
- Limerick Under-21 A Hurling Championship (2) 1985, 2018
- Limerick Under-21 B Hurling Championship (1) 1996
- Limerick Minor A Hurling Championship (2) 1937, 1982
- West Limerick Senior Hurling Championship: (6) 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1930, 1932
- West Limerick Intermediate Hurling Championship: (1) 2012
- West Limerick Junior Hurling Championship: (6) 1926, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
- West Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship (3) 1996, 1997, 2003
- West Limerick U21 A Hurling Championship (2) 1984, 1985
- West Limerick U21 B Hurling Championship (1) 1996
- West Limerick Minor A Hurling Championship (16) 1937, 1940, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1991, 2008
- West Limerick Juvenile Hurling Championship (1) 1955
- Limerick Senior Football Championship: (3) 1987, 1992, 2015
- Limerick Intermediate Football Championship: (1) 2006
- Limerick Junior Football Championship (5) 1901, 1938, 1960, 1966, 1912
- Limerick Under-21 A Football Championship (10) 1975, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 2012, 2014 (with Monagea), 2016
- Limerick Minor Football Championship (2) 1980, 1983
- Limerick Minor A Football Championship (2) 1998, 2003
- Limerick Juvenile Football Championship (2) 1980, 1982
- West Limerick Senior Football Championship: (7) 1908, 1920, 1925, 1971, 1972, 1987, 2014
- West Limerick Junior Football Championship: (6) 1938, 1945, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1966
- West Limerick Under-21 A Football Championship (12) 1965, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2008, 2009
- West Limerick Minor A Football Championship (9) 1945, 1949, 1951, 1962, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1987
- West Limerick Juvenile Football Championship (5) 1958, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984
Current County Players
- Cian Sheehan
- Iain Corbett
- Jamie Lee
- Paul Keegan
- Kieran Tobin
- Newcastle West GAA site
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- "Rampant Newcastle West end 23-year title drought". Irish Examiner. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.