Fixtures this week:
Fri. 10th Nov.
U21 Semi Final
Newtown Blues v St. Brides @8pm HOME
Sun. 12th Nov.
Minor Girls v Stabannon/Kevins @11am HOME
Well done to our Minor Ladies who finished strong away to St Pats sunday morning. The girls chose to play against the wind in the first half and went in at halftime level. It was great teamwork and patience in front of goal that saw the girls take the lead and score 2 goals in the last 5 minutes to take the win.
Newtown Blues 3-12 St Pats 2-8
Well done to the U21 team on a good win friday in Monasterboice to secure a spot in the semi final of the competition.
Newtown Blues 1-13
Naomh Mairtin 0-12
Hard luck to the Minor lads wednesday evening in their semi final contest against the Fechins. It was a great 2nd half performance from the team but unfortunately we were unable to get the last few scores to finish on top.
Newtown Blues 1-12
St. Fechins 3-09
Thanks to Aidan, Brien & Raymond for all their work with the team this year.
Hard luck to our U16 boys that lost last monday in the league final against the O’Raghallaigh’s. The Blues lads were slow to get started allowing the O’Raghallaighs to take control in the first half. But the second half showed the sheer determination and fight from the boys as they clawed back an 11 point deficit to finish level at full time with some well worked scores.
Extra time it was the Blues boys that finished behind by 2 points at the final whistle despite some late shot attempts on goal. Hard luck lads on a well fought and exciting contest.
Newtown Blues 2-13
Thanks to Ivan & Brien for all their work this year with the U16 lads.
Courses coming up for anyone that completed their Foundation course:
Youth/Adult Award 1 course scheduled for Clan na Gael Dundalk. Times and dates are as follows:
Places must be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of the course is €80.
Cpde of Ethics & Foundation course date pending.
The Louth GAA presentation night 2017 on Fri. 3rd Nov. in Carlingford took time to reflect on great achievements in Louth’s history from 1957 & 1966.
1957 -All Ireland Winning team which contained Blues player Jim ‘Blackie’ Judge along with Blues man J.J. Matthews who was a selector of the Louth 1957 winning team and Blues chairman of the 50’s.
1966-saw Louth’s Junior team win the Leinster Junior Championship title with Blues men Jim ‘Blackie’ Judge & Danny Nugent.
Lotto nos 2-12-24-30. No winner. Next weeks lotto €4,400. €25 winners Fidelma Burke. Shane Nugent. Jacinta McEvoy. Ruth Healy. Sean Gilmartin.
The Féile 2018 competition will take place Fri. 29th, Sat. 30thJune & sun. 1st July 2018 – no booking holidays.
We will be entering an U14 Boys team and an U14 girls team.
Our U14 boys and girls will continue to train each Thurs. night 7.15-8.30pm in the Blues through the winter.
We need your help.
1. Can you host 2 u14 players for the féile weekend ?
If you can please supply your Name by 4th Nov to Karen Crowe (+353 (86) 803 7531) along with email address.
2. Are you interested in helping with organising, fundraising or have potential sponsors that you think would help the Feile teams please contact Barbara Clarke (+353 (86) 386 7265) with details.
This is a great opportunity and experience for all players and we hope all families come on board to support it’s success. The féile mentors are (Boys -Eamon, Mickey, Ken & Donal & Girls -Lauren, Daragh, Thomas, Ciara & Orlaith )
If you have any questions feel free to give Karen or Barbara a shout.
The Newtown Blues club would like to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of the late Dolores Corrigan of College Rise.May she Rest In Peace.
Well done to all our Halloween Campers that enjoyed the glorious weather for the past 2 days while raising funds for the Féile 2018 Girls & Boys teams. Thanks to the Louth GAA coaches Ogie & Stephen that were on hand on Tuesday to put our players through their paces. Along with them a massive thanks to our Minor boys & girls that gave up their free time from studies to keep these campers busy- Daire Nally, Tristan McCormack, Ciara Nic Críosta, Eimear Clarke, Sally Farrell, Emma Mc Donald, Roisin Crowe & Emmett Murray & the not so minor Paul & Orlaith entertained the players and passed on their knowledge.