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125 Year Celebrations

2012 marked the 125th anniversary and the club made the year a memorable one for the club members and community. 

· April 14th 10am-12- The Blues welcome Sam Maguire-
A morning with Sam in the Blues. A special treat will be in store for all. Get the cameras ready for some great pictures and a chance to see Sam up close and personal. 

· April 14th - Annual sponsored cycle -
125km cycle to Hayes Hotel Thurles where the GAA was founded

·  May 6th Come Dine with You Raffle. Congratulations to Lorna Kelloway on winning a real treat and thanks to all that supported the raffle.

18th May - Photo Exhibition Launch in Barbican 7.30pm - 9.30pm –Light refreshments and food will be served on the night and the exhibition will remain open for 2 weeks. This will be a real treat to realize what we the Blues are all about. Take pride in our past and embrace the future. (if you have any photos or articles about the club please send to shanenugent2000@yahoo.ie). This will hopefully bring many down memory lane and the new members up to speed on the legacy.

 June 22nd-24th U14 Feile Peil in Portlaois- The Blues are proud of the work the U14 team have being doing in their preparations to represent Louth at the Feile competition. Good luck lads.

16thJune –Kick the Ball to Croker- this will give the younger members a chance to have fun and fundraise for the club. 

July 9th – 13th Cul Camp in the Blues- look out for the €5 discount codes on Kelloggs cereals for the cul camp.

To celebrate the founding of our club on the 12th July 1887 we will be holding a weekend of activities in the Newtown Blues field, Newfoundwell Road. A marquee will be erected on the pitch for the weekend.
The celebrations begin on Thursday 12th July. A special anniversary mass will be held in the marquee for our deceased members. Tea & coffee will be served afterwards. Our photo exhibition will be on display. GAA President Liam O' Neill will be our special guest on the night.
We encourage everyone to wear there Blues gear on the night as group photo will be taken! All welcome! 
Friday 13th July we will be holding a comedy night in the marquee. 

Patrick Mc Donnell (Father Ted/ Naked Camera), John Colleary (Savage Eye) & Tommy Nicholson will be performing. The night will be MC'd by Ian Perth. 
There will be a DJ afterwards.

Tickets cost €10 each. Please contact Brien 087-2100011 or Shane 087-6536999. Advance purchase is advised as their are a limited amount of tickets available.
Full Bar available on the night. Strictly over 18s.

Sat. 14th July Get out your sequined dress, dust off your flared trousers & don that gold medallion again as the Blues hold a 70's night in the Marquee on the Saturday night of our anniversary weekend. There will be a Full Bar & BBQ available on the night. Strictly over 18's. Fancy Dress optional but there will be prizes for best dressed. Cost is €5.        All welcome!   


Sun. 15th July 2-5pm Our 125 year anniversary weekend will finish with our annual sportsday on Sunday. This will be a fun day for all the family in the field. There will be games, crazy golf, penalty shoot out, face painting, magicians, balloons, races & lots lots more. There will also be a kids disco in the Marquee from 4 to 5pm. 

Our monster raffle will also be held this day! More details to follow. 

· September - 12.5km fun run taking in the sites of the Newtown Blues catchment area

· October - Exhibition Match

· November 10th - Gala Ball to round off a memorable year of celebrations.