The Waterford side hit back and eventually Morgan McCormack found a gap in the Midleton defence to score under the posts and Eoin Oâ00Connor converted. A penalty on the stroke of half time by Oâ00Connor had Newtown 10-5 in front.
Twelve minutes into the second half Daniel Pim extended Newtownâ00s lead with a try and they looked in complete control until Colin Oâ00Brien kicked a penalty for Midleton approaching the final minute of normal time.
Midleton did launch a late assault to try and draw level but Newtown held out for a famous victory.
Scorers Midleton College: C Oâ00Sullivan try, C Oâ00Brien pen
Newtown: M McCormack, D Pim tries, E Oâ00Connor pen and con.
Midleton College: C Oâ00Brien; S Oâ00Regan, L Dillon, J Shanagher, K James; J White, A Oâ00Callaghan; T Brennan, D Oâ00Sullivan, A Weston; O Barnes, C Oâ00Sullivan; D Crosbie, B Quill (capt), J Lynch.
Replacements: A Keane for Oâ00Regan 50, A Tibshraeny for Barnes 55.
Newtown School: A Dunne; D Boyd, E Heffernan, M McCormack, E Oâ00Shea; E Oâ00Connor, D Larkin; B Haythornthwaite (capt), C Bellew, G Walsh; T Marsden-Westerney, A Gurnee; B Scallan, C Teevan, D Pim.
Replacements: B Perkin for Dunne 63, W O'Morchoe for Scallan 70.
Referee: D McCormack (M.A.R.)