Club History

Formation :
Newtown United Football Club was formed on the 10th of May, 1978 at a meeting that took place in Newtown Country Club which was then the Anglers Rest. Prior to this informal soccer matches had taken place between teams from Newtown and Heronstown. This created great interest at the time and the need for a club in the locality was evident. The club was formed, affiliated to the national governing bodies and a team was entered in to the Louth and District league for season 1978/79.

First Committee :
The first officers of the club were John Weldon, Kieran Dardis, Paddy Halpenny, Paul McKenna, John Caraher, John Clare, Noel Weldon, Jimmy Duff, Gerry Sheehy, Theo Dillon….

First Match :
The first league match took place on the 1st of October in 1978 . It was played against Albion Rovers in the Louth and District Winter League. The game ended 2-2 .The Newtown scorers were Noel Weldon and Tommy Caraher. Noel Weldon has the distinction of scoring the first ever competitive goal for the club

Club Colours :
The first clubs colours were yellow jerseys with blue trim, but were changed during the season to an all Black kit. Newtown now were Red shirts with Black trim.

Club Crest :
The club crest was designed in 1984,depicting the pitch through the eye of the bridge at our original home on the Bawn Road.

Club Grounds :
Newtown’s home ground is now at Woodtown having purchased our own site in 2002. This has since been developed to its present state wilh full size pitch, training pitch and clubrooms. Prior to that the club played mostly at the Bridge on the Bawn Road Drumconrath . Our club is greatly indebted to Mr. Freddie Shekleton Drumconrath for the use of this field since we started playing from 1978 to 2005. For a few seasons in between the club played at Bills lane and Meade’s field in Newtown.