Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA release annual magazine

Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA release annual magazine

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All-Ireland Poc Fada winner James McInerney features on the front cover of Tradraí – Photo: Brian Arthur

Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA have released their annual magazine, Tradraí.

The previous McNamee award winning publication is savoured each year by GAA and history enthusiasts all over Co Clare.

In 2016, James McInerney become only the second Clare man to win the All Ireland Poc Fada Championship, an extensive profile of the Newmarket-on-Fergus man is included in Tradraí.

Club referee and Mary Immaculate College lecturer, Rory McGann talks to the magazine following a busy year which saw him take charge of his first Clare SHC final and the Munster Minor Hurling decider.

Several regular features make a return along with the addition of new items. Once more, young members of their club are put ‘In The Round’ to give their views while an account of Newmarket’s 1916 championship success is also included.

This year’s editorial committee is comprised of Con Woods, Paula Carr Whelan, Colm Liddy, Siobhán Marren and Páraic McMahon. For the third year in succession, Tradraí is available for just €5.

Speaking following the release, Editor Páraic McMahon outlined the importance of such publications in Irish life.

“GAA and history go hand in hand and both are adored by the people of Ireland. With the Tradraí we do our utmost to document the year that was, by covering the success of teams we are inspiring the next generation. Volunteers are central to our organisation and such is the case with Tradraí through our contributors and sellers”, the club PRO added.

At present copies of Tradraí can be purchased at the following Newmarket-on-Fergus outlets; Spar, Eurospar, Halpin’s Service Station, Reale’s Butchers, O’Neills Bar and The Sports Bar. Crowe’s Gala at the Minister Cross will also be stocking editions.

Arrangements can also be made to pick up a copy by emailing nofgaa@outlook.com or tweeting @NOFGAA.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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