Parents & Guardians,
It’s come to that time of year where we finish up on the pitch. We hope the young players of the future have had fun over the past months. We have enjoyed having them. A special word of thanks to all our mentors, committee members and volunteers that give up so much of their time for free to make this happen each year.
The last training session & medal presentation for the nursery group will be next Sat. 16th Sept.
The last session for U7-U10’s group will be this Wed. 13th.
ASTRO TRAINING STARTS Wed. 4th OCT.
For the winter months we will be running an Astro Pella session in St. Joesph’s Secondary School each Wed. commencing Wed. 4th October cost €3 per child.
6-645pm U7 – U9teams
6.45pm-7.30pm U10-U11 teams.
For U12-U14 teams mentors will be in contact regarding off season details.
Thank you for your support of our club and becoming involved. Keep watching here for updates and details for remaining matches that we’d love you to support. We hope to see you all at astro sessions and back on the pitch next March ready for action again.
Slán agus beannacht linn.
Gormaithe Baile Nua
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Fixtures & roundup:
Monday 11 September 2017
U14 Girls C’ship Blues V Cooley @6.45pm HOME
U9 Boys & Girls Blitz @6.45pm AWAY in O’Raghallaigh’s
U13 Boys Blitz @6.45pm in Wolfe Tones
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Senior Men v St Josephs @8pm Div 1/2 playoff HOME- ALL SUPPORT NEEDED in this important match.
Wednesday 13 September 2017
U16 Boys V Dundalk Young Ire @6.30pm AWAY League
U13 Boys V Clan Na Gael @6.45pm in Darver Semi Final League
Thursday 14 September 2017
U12 Girls C’ship Blues A V Kilkerley Emmetts @6.45pm AWAY
U12 Girls C’ship Blues B V St. Mochtas @6.45pm AWAY
Friday 15 September 2017
U11 Regional Blitz Rd 9 Blues V St. Mochtas @7pm HOME
Saturday 16 September 2017
U14 Boys V St. PAtricks @2.30pm HOME C’Ship
Sunday 17 September 2017
U8 Boys & girls Blitz @11am AWAY in Sean Mac Dermots
The U7’s Boys and Girls hosted their last blitz of the season on Sunday morning. The teams showed how much they all have learned this season and played great team football with lovely passages of link play.
Hard luck to our Ladies that finished out their championship runs this week. It’s been a strange few weeks for the senior ladies management and the team and we appreciate all the time and effort that everyone put in this year.
Saturday saw the U14 Boys put in a great shift against the Dreadnots in their championship encounter in Clogherhead. However, the lads had a slow start in the first half which left them with a lot of work in the 2nd half to close the gap that just didn’t happen. They played great team football showing great skill and discipline. Final Score: Newtown Blues 2-5; Dreadnots 7-7
The U11 Boys were in great form on Friday night as they played St. Mochtas. The team worked the ball up the field for some fantastic scores. There was great support all over the pitch with each player making a great contribution to play.
On Thursdays the U12 Girls had a great contest at home hosting St. Brides. This game came to life in the 2nd half with both teams working hard to get the scores and unfortunately our girls missed out by the narrowest of margins. Final Score Newtown Blues 0-5; St. Brides 1-3.
On Wednesday the U16 girls finished the c’ship run with a convincing win over St. Fechins. The girls laid down their marker at the start of the match with an early goal and continued on with great determination and teamwork to finish out with a comprehensive win. Final Score: Newtown Blues 7-3; St. Fechins 1-11.
On Monday the U14 Girls found the start of their championship run tough going in Lordship as they took on St. Pats. The girls looked to be in control in the early stages of the first half but just couldn’t convert their scores despite many shots on goal. The Pats got into the game after a goal and pushed on to finish on top. Final Score: Newtown Blues 1-4; St. Patricks 8-8.
Our Minor girls competition will be starting in Oct and the U12-14 Boys mentors plan to keep 1 session going for this age group over the winter months. More details to follow.
We will be entering an U14 Boys and an U14 Girls team in the Feile competition in June 2018. This is a great event for all involved and Louth, Meath & Down are the hosts in 2018. We will need lots of support from all the teams and parents to fundraise over the coming months for the teams. If you know anyone that would like to help out on the Feile committee please let me know.
Thanks again for your efforts.
The Newtown Blues would like to extend its sympathies to the Caffrey Family from Ballsgrove.