1994/1995 Season

1st XV

In the 1994/1995 season, our 1st XV played in the second division of the Munster Junior League. They also won the McElligott Cup for the 1993/94 season which was actually played on 11th September 1994. The team also reached the semi-final of the Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup, which was played at Thomond Park.

Panel for season: Tom Kelliher (Captain), Kevin O’Brien, Dermot Nix, Paddy Murphy, Mike O’Flynn, Mike Laffan, Conor Magner, Paul Bourke, Paddy O’Grady, John Keating, Mike Mortell, Pat Bourke, Tom Ambrose, Brian McCarthy, Jim White, Rob Cussen, John Campbell, Brendan Burke, Kenneth McCoy, Declan Murphy, Joe Lee, Liam Herlihy, Niall O’Connor, Paddy Flanagan, Sam Lane, Byron Power, Eoin Cahill, Paudi Magner, Kevin Lyons, Vincent Sheehan, John Barry, Brian Scanlan, Gerard Normoyle, Dan Cahill, Vincent O’Doherty and Des Cussen.

FriendlyNCW 6 - 17 RichmondTom Kelliher 2 pens.
FriendlyNCW 11 - 7 PresentationJohn Keating try, Joe Lee 2 pens.
LeagueNCW 6 - 6 NewportTom Kelliher 2 pens.
McElligott CupAbbeyfeale 9 - 11 NCWKenneth McCoy try, Tom Kelliher 2 pens.
FriendlyNenagh 20 - 15 NCWMike Laffan try, Conor Magner try, Joe Lee pen and con.
FriendlyBruff 10 - 7 NCWPenalty try, Tom Kelliher con.
LeagueCarrick on Suir 9 - 9 NCWJoe Lee 2 pen, Tom Kelliher pen.
LeagueNCW 6 - 6 ClonakiltyTom Kelliher 2 pen.
LeagueEnnis 9 - 12 NCWJoe Lee pen, Tom Kelliher 2 pen, Vincent Sheehan drop goal.
LeagueNCW 10 - 15 NenaghPenalty try, John Keating con, pen.
LeagueKilrush 16 - 11 NCWJohn Keating try, 2 pen.
MJCCCNCW 11 - 6 CastleislandTom Kelliher try, Joe Lee 2 pen.
MJCCCNCW 11 - 5 EnnisKenneth McCoy try, Brian Scanlan 2 pen.
MJCCC Semi-FinalThurles 12 - 3 NCWJoe Lee pen.
LeagueNCW 3 - 0 ClanwilliamJoe Lee pen.
LeagueBruff 8 - 13 NCWMike Mortell try, Vincent Sheehan try Joe Lee pen.
LeagueAbbeyfeale 12 - 0 NCW
LeagueWaterford City 6 - 16 NCWJoe Lee try, Brian Scanlan 3 pen, con.
LeagueNCW 3 - 7 CastleislandBrian Scanlan pen.
FriendlyKilfeacle 22 - 6 NCWVincent Sheehan drop goal, Brian Scanlan pen.
Flannery CupNCW 10 - 9 AbbeyfealeKevin O'Brien try, V. Sheehan drop goal, B. Scanlan pen.
Garryowen CupFermoy 8 - 17 NCWJ. Keating try, L. Herlihy try, P. O'Grady try, B. Scanlan pen.
Garryowen CupNCW 8 - 19 NenaghPaddy O'Grady try, Brian Scanlan pen.


McElligott Cup Final – Sunday, 11th September 1994 – Match Report
Abbeyfeale     6
Newcastle West 9
Newcastle West breached a 17-year gap when we defeated Abbeyfeale in the final of the McElligott Cup in Abbeyfeale. Newcastle West won the toss and played against the hill in the first half. Abbeyfeale opened the scoring after 25 minutes with a well-taken penalty. Tom Kelliher equalised just before half time with a penalty.

During the first half there was very little between the teams with Abbeyfeale getting the best of the scrums, the lineouts were evenly contested and both sets of backs getting very little room to move the ball.

Newcastle West took the lead after 10 minutes of the second half when Joe Lee scored a great drop goal after the forwards won good ruck ball. Newcastle West dominated the play for the first 25 minutes of the second half but were unable to break down the strong Abbeyfeale defence. John Campbell was injured after a scrum and was replaced by Liam Herlihy, who was the only playing link with the 1977 team. Abbeyfeale equalised with a penalty with 8 minutes remaining. In injury time, Abbeyfeale were penalised under their own posts and Tommy Kelliher scored to give Newcastle West a well-deserved victory. There were great scenes of jubilation when Arthur Townsend presented the cup to Tom Kelliher, the Newcastle West captain. Man of the match was John Keating who had a great game at outhalf.

2nd XV

The Newcastle West 2nd XV played in the Gleeson League and won the Galway Foley Cup on Sunday, 23 April 1995.

Panel for season: Paudi Magner, Mike Lane, Bryon Power, Rob Moone, Liam Keane, John Ahern, Brian Scanlan, Gerard Normoyle, Barry Madden, Sam Lane, Diarmuid Bourke, Joe Healy, Kenneth McCoy, Niall O’Connor, Brendan Burke, Brian McCarthy, Paddy Moloney, Declan Murphy, Dan Hennessy, Noel Sugrue, William O’Doherty, George Magner, Seamus O’Sullivan, Eoin Cahill, Jim Corbett, John Barry, John O’Hara, Donagh Barrow, Mike Doody, Liam O’Connor, Eddie Browne, Noel Murphy, Seamus Harrold, Garreth Landers.

LeagueNCW 15 - 10 AbbeyfealeRob Moone try, Byron Power try, B Scanlan pen con.
FriendlyNCW 5 - 12 St. Mary'sKenneth McCoy try.
FriendlyAbbeyfeale 10 - 10 NCWRob Moone try, Seamus O'Sullivan pen, con.
FriendlyNCW 22 - 7 ListowelM. Mortell, T. Ambrose, J. Lee, S. Lane try each, S. O'Sullivan con.
LeagueNCW 8 - 10 RichmondKevin Lyons try, Seamus O'Sullivan pen.
FriendlyNCW 7 - 0 ClanwilliamDeclan Murphy try, Donagh Barrow con.
FriendlyAbbeyfeale 0 - 0 NCW
Galway Foley CupListowel 7 - 17 NCWEoin Cahill 2 tries, Kenneth McCoy try, D. Barrow con.
FriendlyKilfeacle 10 - 5 NCWEoin Cahill try.
FriendlySt. Mary's 10 - 14 NCWSeamus Harrold try, Kenneth McCoy try, Donagh Barrow 2 con.

Galway Foley Cup Final – Sunday, 23rd April 1995 – Match Report

Abbeyfeale      6
Newcastle West 13
On Sunday, Newcastle West won the Galway Foley Cup for the first time since 1982. Newcastle West played against the wind in the first half. Abbeyfeale were well on top in the first half and led 6 – 0 with two well-taken penalties. Newcastle West went on the attack on the restart and Brian Scanlan scored a penalty after 10 minutes. Newcastle West were awarded three scrums on the Abbeyfeale line with Eoin Cahill scoring from the third, which Brian converted. In injury time, Brian added another penalty to leave the final score 6 – 13.
Afterwards Maurice Walsh of the Kerry County Committee presented the cup to Paudi Magner. Vincent Sheehan was awarded the man of the match trophy.