50th Anniversary: Implementation of Events and Projects
We are running a series of events and projects throughout 2024 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you at as many events as possible.
This page on the club website (www.naomhbarrog.ie/50th) will be used to provide details on the events and projects as and when they are finalised.
While we will also use other social media platforms to promote events and projects, the website will act as the definitive source of everything “50th”
Please contact email@example.com if you wish to help with any project or event. All help is very much appreciated.
Calendar of 50th Anniversary events for 2024 as of 24/1/24
Long standing club member, Barry Rafferty, is passionate about people having a Will. The support it offers at one of the most stressful times in the life of any family can be immense. Barry wants to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary and thought this would be his way of helping some club members in the best way he can. Barry is offering to write up any club members (uncomplicated) will for free. All you have to do is turn up for a half hour to 45 minute session. Barry will explain the form you need to complete, you then take it home and email (or drop back a hard copy) to Barry. Barry will then send you on a completed will. Don’t worry, there are no catches – Barry and his wider family are involved with the club for many years. The event takes place at 1.30pm on the 14th of February in the Juvenile Room in the club – See you there if you need a will.
“Barróg don Ghaeilge” is holding an Irish language table quiz on Thursday 14th March during Seachtain Na Gaeilge as part of the club’s 50th anniversary celebrations. It will take place in the bar at Naomh Barróg at 9pm. Tables are limited to four people. This is a free event and there will be a modest prize for the winners of this fun event. Don’t be too worried about your level of Irish as English versions of the questions will also be provided to allow fuller participation. Knowledge of Naomh Barróg will be an advantage.
“Barróg don Ghaeilge” is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the POP Up Gaeltacht and the 50th Anniversary of the club on April 4th at 8pm in the clubhouse. As well as free “Wingman” and lotto there will be birthday cake.
Following last year’s successful school blitz we are inviting all the Naomh Barróg feeder schools back to the club grounds to celebrate the relationship between the schools and the club.
This event includes a sleepover in tents on the Naomh Barróg Main Pitch. Lots of fun activities and a presentation on the history of the club will be included during the event. We are catering for families with children on our U8, U9 and U10 Boys and Girls Teams (2016, 2015 & 2014 teams). Parents can get full information on the arrangements for this event through the team management of the six teams. Bookings for the event will also be arranged via a nominated person for each team.
Note – This date may change in case of clashes with senior football/hurling fixtures or inclement weather conditions.
A Gala Dinner is being run on the 21st September 2024 in the Hogan Suite in Croke Park. There is already a huge amount of planning activity underway for this very special event. A team led by Liam Bryne is co-ordinating the event.
We will have more details on where to get your tickets and the itinerary for the night in the very near future – Watch this space.
Tempus fugit-Time flies. The Story of Naomh Barróg from 1974 to the present day, is a story of gratitude and acknowledging the good work the Club has done and the positive influence it has had on so many people, especially our young members. From the moment it was founded we wanted the best for our members, young and old, and as far as we were concerned everything was possible. The founding members, were men and women of vision, not afraid to take risks, inspired and motivated in providing the best opportunities and sporting facilities to challenge and encourage all our members, young and old, and the families associated with our Club. This ethos, culture and care for our members continues to the present day. It is our duty now, as Club members, to protect, develop and promote this vision and ethos that inspired our founding members.
As a Club we are lucky and blessed to have many of our members who were involved and who inspired the founding of Naomh Barróg, still active in our Club. The Naomh Barróg Story has continued since then to the present day. We want everyone in the Club to understand and to realise you are now part of our history, our living history, whether you are in the Club for many years or who have only joined in the past few years or the past few months, Therefore, Naomh Barróg want you to feel welcome and understand your role in our Club today is respected and appreciated. We cordially invite you to join in solidarity and confidence with everyone in the Club, united and proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Club.
We look forward to seeing many of our former and current Members being present, delighted and prepared to be involved in the celebrations that will take place over 2024.
Dick Fields, (Uachtarán Naomh Barróg)