JOINT COACH CHRIS DWYER: Top four is the aim and we'll see what happens from there.
TIM O'CONNOR: Newlyn was a sharp improver last season and with some more good recruits coming on board, the Cats look destined for a top four finish. And from there, they could certainly win the premiership.
GEOFF TAYLOR MEDAL VOTING
Marcus Darmody 19
Daniel Wehrung 17
Myles Sewell 9
Stephen Clifton 8
Adam Sewell 8
Joshua Milne 5
Scott Carey 4
Tristan May 4
Declan Lourey 3
CHFL TEAM OF THE YEAR
THE YEAR THAT WAS
For Newlyn, the preliminary final loss at the hands of Hepburn was a painful end to a season that promised, for the most part, the ultimate glory.
The Cats built a quality list in the off-season, adding the likes of key forward Marcus Darmody, defenders Boe Bish and Scott Carey and some returning old faces to look well placed to improve on a 2018 campaign that ended at the semi-final stage.
Darmody proved one of the stories of the year with a dominant effort at the front of the Cats' forward line. He booted big hauls week in, week out and was often the sealer of good work done up the ground by a classy midfield that included Sewell brothers Myles and Adam and past JJ Liston Medal winner Steve Clifton.
The home and away campaign barely hit a bump as the Cats won all but two games to finish second on the table.
A strong qualifying final win over Gordon set up a preliminary final battle with Hepburn, which had finished the year in fifth spot. And the Burras played arguably their best game of the season in that encounter and swept aside the Cats, which simply couldn't match it with a team on song.
Assuming the 2020 season does go ahead - and there's certainly no certainty of that - Newlyn must again be one of the major players for the premiership.
There haven't been too many major departures made public just yet and the core senior squad is good enough to again challenge for the title.