Newtown Blues U14 Boys team 2012

posted 14 Jan 2014, 13:37 by Orlaith Nugent

What a great year for the Newtown Blues U14 Boys team. They reached the final of the Feile Competition 2012 representing Louth in June and the season hadn't even started for them. They have just added the U14 League and Championship titles to their list of achievements for 2012 coming up trumps to fight off Dundalk Gaels in a tough championship match in Darver on Mon. 1st Oct. to retain the Peter Judge Cup 2 years in a row. It was sheer determination and team spirit that kept these lads going until the final whistle and credit to the team and management for a great year. And where would any team be without their supporters that travelled in numbers to Darver on a chilly Monday evening to get behind the lads for this final hurdle for 2012. Well done boys you deserve it! For a full match report on U14 Championship click here

Blues Ladies 2013 9 a-side Winners

posted 14 Jan 2014, 13:36 by Orlaith Nugent

Well done to the Blues Ladies that fought off the Brides to win the 9 a-side competition on Wed. 10th July in Tallanstown

Ross Nally U14 Louth Supporters Player of the Year 2012

posted 3 Jul 2013, 14:58 by Orlaith Nugent

Congratulations Ross Nally getting U14 Louth Supporters Player of the Year 2012. Well deserved. Ar fheabhas!

Louth GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships 2013

posted 5 Apr 2013, 04:04 by Orlaith Nugent   [ updated 5 Apr 2013, 04:13 ]

Interviews for Louth GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships will take place on Saturday 11th May, starting at 10am.  There are five Under 14 and five Under 16 scholarships available to successful candidates. Additional information is provided on the application form attached. The application form will also be available on the Louth GAA website. 

Applications should be returned by the Friday, 3rd May. All applicants will be contacted during the week prior to the interviews regarding the time of their interview.

Jimmy Mulroy ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

posted 6 Mar 2013, 10:49 by Orlaith Nugent

The Newtown Blues say goodbye to another legend of the club and county with the passing of Jimmy Mulroy today 12th Feb. 2013. Our thoughts are with his wife Chris, daughters Caoimhe & Christine and son Cormac at this difficult time. We are proud to have had him as a member and his legacy will never be forgotten. Let's remember him in all his glory. 

Before joining the Blues Jimmy played street football with Bothar Brugher.  In his first year in the Blue jersey the future star won a minor and a junior championship medal.  He was a versatile performer who could and did play in every position on the field.  Jimmy was a perfectionist who put a lot of thought into his play.  While the old traditional No 3 favoured brain mussle and brawn, Jimmy done a better job with skill and brains.

Over the years the future mayor and railways cup star played countless outstanding games but none better when winning his 9th senior championship medal in 1974.  Jimmy was a credit to his club, the suprime sportman and a gentleman on and off the field.

All Ireland junior medal in 1961.

He was an outstanding player through the most successful era of Blues history.

Jimmy ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


posted 13 Feb 2013, 05:02 by Orlaith Nugent


 Coiste Forbartha Lú




The official response – Completed registered forms received – for the second SafeTalk event to be held on Feb. 23rd has been poor.

Unless there is a big improvement over the next couple of days, it will have to be postponed or cancelled altogether.


All clubs and team mentors are recommended to undertake this session to enable them to recognise people under their care who are experiencing personal difficulties in their lives and to be in a position to advise and assist them.


Please bring this information to the attention of all relevant individuals. Registration Forms have been distributed to Club Secretaries already.


Is mise,


Tomás Ó hEochaidh,

Oifigeach Forbartha. 087-2550665


Conferences & Coaching Workshops

posted 8 Feb 2013, 07:53 by Orlaith Nugent   [ updated 8 Feb 2013, 07:56 ]


Your Child matters - O'Neills Leinster GAA Coaching Conference 2013. 
Date: Saturday 9th March 2013
Venue: Carlow IT
Time: 9..30am -2pm
Fee: €20 (covered by club)
Please contact Orlaith (0868140876) if interested. The club is hoping to organise a car pool. For more information click here>Your child matters O'Neills Leinster GAA Coaching Conference
This conference is aimed at the U6-U12 age group and promises to be a great event. 

Coaching & Games Workshops 2013:

Louth Coaching & Games have organised Coaches Workshops on the following dates:

   27/2/13 - Football Workshop with Diarmuid Marsden (Armagh)

   6/3/13 - Dual Workshop with Mike McGurn (Louth)*

   13/3/13 - Football Workshop with Sean Dempsey (Laois)

All workshops will take place in Darver @ 7.30pm Sharp and are Free of Charge ...

Anyone wishing to attend this course must individually email me at to book a place.

Group/Block bookings will not be accommodated ... no exceptions

Gala Ball in CIty North 2013

posted 8 Feb 2013, 07:50 by Orlaith Nugent

Great night was had by all at the Gala Ball in CIty North

Well we ended the year on a high note with Michael Lyster taking us through the 125th celebrations at the Gala Ball in the City North Hotel on Sat. 10th Nov. We had a great turnout and the style was fab along with the entertainment from Electric Avenue and a wonderful meal. Thanks to all the organizers for a great night and a special thanks to Brien Phillips chairman & Aisling Murphy secretary of the development committee for all their great work during this busy year. 

The followings awards were presented on the night:

Minor Player of the Year 2012- Conor Barton
Senior Men Player of the Year 2012- James Murray
Ladies Senior Player of the Year 2012 - Maura Lynch

This year we had a Special Recognition Award presented to Margaret Phillips for all her hard work getting the Ladies section of the club started in 1999 and getting it to such a high standard. This year alone we had 4 Blues ladies representing Louth in the All Ireland Junior Final earlier this year and this part of the club is going from strength to strength.

The Newtown Blues presented 4 legends of our club's history with a special award. Jim 'Blackie' Judge, Liam Leech, Jimmy Mulroy and Matt Murphy all recieved a memento on their wonderful achievement of being in possession of 9 Louth Senior Championship winners medals. This record is unlikely to be ever broken. The award was presented to them and their families.

Thanks to all that have supported the club this year and we look forward to another great year in 2013.

Pics to come soon.

Newtown Blues award 3 scholarship prizes

posted 9 Jan 2013, 06:41 by Orlaith Nugent   [ updated 9 Jan 2013, 06:41 ]

Congratulations to the following successful applicants who were awarded The Newtown Blues Scholarship 2012/13:

Lorcan McQuillan
Cillian O'Gara
Robert Carr
were all selected to receive a generous scholarship of €1,500 towards their college expenses. 

Christmas Gift Ideas

posted 9 Jan 2013, 06:29 by Orlaith Nugent

125th Anniversary DVD- €10. This has footage from all the events throughout this extra special year. 

A3 Posters on photo paper (Posters as seen in photo exhibition) 

€5 per poster 
€50 Full set of 13 posters

Here is poster 13, the latest addition that was unveiled at the Gala Ball recognizing the Blues legends. 

Samples can be viewed at the clubhouse on Wed. 21st Nov. 7pm-7.30pm or contact Shane 0876536999.

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