Some Old Scholars will already know that a new pitch is being laid and should be finished by mid September. There will be an official 'opening' on Saturday the 24thof September at the Old Scholars Weekend at 3.00 pm. After some formalities, the aim is to have the traditional hockey match against the school, but this year starting with a team composed of former internationals who learnt their hockey at Newtown. School. There are over 20 still surviving, but some will not play a whole match and so there will be plenty of opportunity for others to play as well! To ensure no-one is overlooked, Roger Johnson would like to hear whether his list of former internationals is accurate & complete, or whether there are even more! Please look at the names and if you see any omissions or errors, let him know at email@example.com or on 086-8330999. If you are on the list and he has not already been in contact with you, please make contact also. Get your stick out!
Draft list of Old Scholars who have played Hockey for Ireland at any level
(date of leaving Newtown given, where known)
Percy Murdoch - decsd - pre 1923? Arthur Pearson - decsd - pre 1923? Stuart Lilburn - decsd - 1934;Michael Varian & Roger Johnson (travelling sub!) 1958; Robert Hill 1959; Patrick Bewley 1962;
Paddy Varian 1963; Roger Bewley 1967; Ken Parkhill 1970; John Mc Kechnie 1970; Hugh Lilburn 1971; Herbie Poole 1974; Robert Haughton 1975?; Anthony O'Neill –decsd 1979? Tim Konig 1979; Nick Popplewell 1983?; Craig Johnson 1985? Bria n Hayden 1986 Andrew Monteith 1990; David Ryan 1995; Niall Tuohy 2007?; Ben Johnson 2019.