Founded in 1970 Newport Town AFC has gone from humble beginnings to a modern club with and top-class playing facilities and currently have a playing membership of almost 400. The club fields teams from U.6 to Junior with participation in three leagues, LDSL for our schoolboy teams, NTSFL for our schoolgirl teams and the LDMC for our youth and junior teams.

Derryleigh Park the home of Newport Town AFC is located just outside the town of Newport and comprises of two sand-based playing pitches, a 60 by 40 metre flood-lit astro-turf pitch and a brand-new modern clubhouse just completed in time for the start of the 2017/2018 season.

We are always on the lookout for new members, whether that be in a playing, coaching or administration capacity so please get in touch.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday, February 24
U10 Greens
Newport Town AFC Greens 1 v Janesboro, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U10 Greens
Caherconlish v Newport Town AFC Greens 2, 11.00am (Caherconlish)
U12 Premier
Newport Town AFC A v Caherdavin Celtic A, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U12 Div 3 League
Newport Town AFC B v Corbally United B, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U14 Premier League
Newport Town AFC A v Mungret Regional A, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U14 Div 1 League
Carew Park v Newport Town AFC B, 12.30pm (Carew Park)
U16 Div 1 League
Corbally United B v Newport Town AFC, 2.00pm (Athlunkard)
U12 Girls
Ballymackey v Newport Town AFC, 12.00pm (Ballinree)
U14 Girls
Clodiagh Rangers v Newport Town AFC, 11.30am (Drombane)
U17 Girls – OFF
Birdhill v Newport Town AFC, 11.30am (Dublin Road)
Sunday, February 25
Junior A, Lawson Cup
Ballynanty Rovers v Newport Town AFC, 2.00pm (Shelbourne Park)
Junior B, Div 2B
Pallasgreen v Newport Town AFC, 11.00am (Pallasgreen)
Junior C, Div 3B
Newport Town AFC v Castle Utd, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park)
U18, Div 2
Newport Town AFC v Aisling Annacotty, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
Saturday, March 3
U11 Greens
Bridge Celtic v Newport Town Greens, 11.00am (Bridgetown)
U11 Whites
Regional Utd 3 v Newport Town AFC Whites, 2.00pm (Dooradoyle)
U13 Div 1
Newport Town AFC A v Caherdavin Celtic, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U13 Div 2
Granville Rangers v Newport Town AFC B, 12.30pm (Glenbrook)
U15 Premier
Newport Town AFC A v Janesboro, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U15 Div 1
Shelbourne v Newport Town AFC B, 2.00pm (Shelbourne Pk)

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Club Lotto – February 17 2018

Lotto Feb 17 2018
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 winner of club lotto on February 17. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 20 & 30. Next week’s lotto jackpot is €2,900.

Lucky dip winners were Keith Mawdsley, Danny Foley, Anthony McSweeney & Eddie Mullane.

Thanks to everyone who supports the club by buying lotto tickets.

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NTAFC form partnership with Pinergy to help our members save money

Pinergy & NTAFC
Great news for the club as we have partnered with Pinergy to benefit all our club members and supporters to reduce your energy costs at home and kit out your house with some LED Bulbs and smart technology. Pinergy, the energy innovators are offering Newport Town AFC members a free installation of their Smart Meter and In-Home Display to help you reduce your electricity consumption and save. Pinergy’s unique technology shows how much electricity you’re using at any time so that you can change your habits and reduce your costs. Together with the Pinergy Smart App, you can top up your electricity at any time and compare your usage with others in your area.

For every member/supporter that joins Pinergy to reduce costs, Pinergy will be giving generous contributions to our Club. To sign up to Pinergy and support NTAFC, simply contact our own club member PJ O’Rourke (087 278 8511) or Sandra (087 096 4142). Be sure to tell them NTAFC sent you. 

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Soccer Sisters Easter Camp

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Online booking is now open for our FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, March 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs). Last year, we held the largest Soccer Sisters camp in the country and with the increased number of girls now playing soccer in our club & beyond, we again expect there to be a massive demand for places. Spaces are limited and there’s already been a large number of bookings so please book soon to avoid disappointment. The cost is €30, which includes an exclusive playing kit, football and certificate plus two days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches! The camp is open to girls between the ages of 6 & 14. Full details on www.soccersisters.ie

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Boogie Wonderland – Mark Saturday, May 19 in your Diary

Be sure to mark Saturday, May 19 in your diaries, as following on from the huge success of last year’s 80’s Night, we will be back in the Freigh Inn with a Boogie Wonderland Night, where you can relive your youth with the sounds of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. Lots more details to follow as we get closer to the date.

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Clothing Collection – Extended into February

Clothes Collection
Our clothes collection has now been extended into February and you can drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park every Saturday during February (3, 10, 17 & 24) from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows). Please contact Sarah (087-2826155) or Amanda (086-0442323) for more info or collection of bags if necessary. This collection is being organised in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind.

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Garda Vetting

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All adults involved with children within our club in any capacity must complete the FAI/Garda vetting process. All Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland have been processed online from 5th September 2016.

For new Garda vetting applications, individuals should use the new Garda Vetting Invitation form and the Garda Vetting ID Validation form (see link below). To fully submit an application, they need to complete the form/s and give them along with identification documents to the club’s Child Welfare Officer (Micheal Lenihan), who will then forward to the FAI.

On receipt of a the Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of their identification, the FAI will email the applicant an invitation to complete the remainder of the Garda vetting process online. Following this, the applicant will receive a tracking number which they can use to track the current status of their Garda vetting application.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (see link below). Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.

Click here to Download the Garda Vetting Invitation and Garda vetting ID Validation forms from the FAI Website.

Click here to download the Parental/Guardian Consent form.  Continue reading

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LDSL Schoolboy Cup Draws

The LDSL Cup Draws have been made for the U12 to U16 age groups along with the groupings for the U12 Div 3 and U16 Div 1 League Cups. Dates and times to be confirmed. Click the following link to see the draws. 2017-2018 LDSL Cup Draws

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The Derryleigh Dugout

Derryleigh Dugout

New club snack shop open in Derryleigh Park on Saturday mornings. Drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

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Clubhouse Opening & Family Fun Day

Ribbon Cutting PLaque

Sunday, August 27 2017 was a truly momentous day for Newport Town AFC when John Delaney, C.E.O. of the Football Association of Ireland cut the ribbon to officially open our new clubhouse in Derryleigh Park. Tony Fitzgerald, FAI President and other dignitaries were also in attendance on the historic day. 47 years after its foundation in 1970, the club now finally has a permanent clubhouse of its own.

It has taken a lot of hard work, time and dedicated commitment from the current committee over the past few years to get to this stage but it’s been a labour of love. However the current committee are simply following on from all the dedicated committee members and other volunteers down through the years whose hard work and vision helped us arrive at this historic milestone in the club’s long & proud history. Unfortunately some are no longer with us to see the fruits of their labour but they were surely smiling down on us. The current committee are simply standing on the shoulders of giants.

As a club, NTAFC now fields over 30 teams and has almost 400 registered players. We’ve come a long way but the journey still has a long way to go.

The main event of the day was the cutting of the ribbon by John Delaney but the club also had a family fun day in Derryleigh Park and an open invitation was extended to the entire community to attend and the community turned out in huge numbers with almost 1,000 people in attendance. Without the support of the FAI, our community and local businesses since our foundation, the club would simply not be in the strong position it currently finds itself.

After the afternoon’s activities, the celebrations continued back in O’Sullivan’s Bar late into the night with music from Martin Byrnes followed by traditional music with local musicians.

Click here for lots of images from a great day.    Click here for photo updates of the work in progress.

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Player Registration for 2017/2018 Season

Membership Fees 2017-2018 Season
With the new season just a few short weeks away, membership of NTAFC for the coming season is now open. The membership fees for 2017/2018 remain mostly unchanged from last season. This was a conscious decision by the committee as a reflection on how so many of our players and their families were very generous in supporting our recent fundraising campaign for the new clubhouse.

As an amateur volunteer based football club, we’ve committed to meeting the repayments on a loan in excess of €250,000, bringing the total investment to date of €1.2m in Derryleigh Park. We see this as an investment in our local youth, their future as well as being a valuable resource for our community. Everyone’s support and patronage of the club, helps make our vision a reality.

This coming season, we will have upwards on 400 players playing on over 30 teams from Nippers to the Junior A team. Running a club of this size is a very costly business both on and off the pitch and the membership fee is an integral part of our income.

Membership fees contribute towards the following;

• Registration fees with the various leagues (LDMC, LDSL & NTSFL)
• Repayments on €250,000 loan for new clubhouse.
• Player insurance (every registered player receives comprehensive insurance cover)
• Use of top-class training & playing facilities incl. floodlit astro-turf pitch and 2 grass pitches.
• Full use of new modern clubhouse.
• Access to training and match equipment including balls, jerseys, first aid kits, water bottles, bibs etc.
• Countless hours of training and on matchdays put in by our dedicated coaches and team managers.
• Entry fees to FAI National Cup competitions
• Maintenance and running costs of playing facilities and clubhouse in Derryleigh Park.

Membership Fees
• Newport Nippers (U7 – born in 2011 or after) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2007-2010) – €60
• U12 to U16 (born in 2002-2006) – €70
• U17 & U18 (born in 2000-2001) – €70
• Junior A,B & C – €80
• Non-playing member – €5 (voting right at AGM) Continue reading

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O’Neill’s Sportswear are new Club Gear Partner

O Neills Brochure
Over the past few months, the club has been in extensive negotiations with various sportswear suppliers and finally Newport Town AFC is delighted to announce O’Neills Sportswear  as the club’s official and exclusive gear & sportswear partner. O’Neills Soccer is a division of the company specialising in soccer gear.

Club Chairman, Micheal Lenihan stated “NTAFC is one of the fastest growing & most progressive clubs in the region with almost 30 teams, over 300 players and top-class facilities. This new & exclusive partnership with O’Neills Sportswear, who are recognised as a top-class sportswear manufacturer, fits in perfectly with our ambition of ensuring that we, as a club, do everything as well as we can, both on and off the pitch.” Continue reading

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FAI Player Development Plan

As part of the new FAI Player Development Plan, there are no match scores or league tables being recorded for non-competitive games (U11 and under). These games are all about player development and allowing the young players express themselves on the football pitch without being concerned about scorelines and league positions. Other clubs, may show results etc. but as a club, Newport Town AFC will not be displaying any results etc. on our Facebook page or club website.

A link to the FAI’s Player Development Plan is here.

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Lancha Multimedia Proudly Sponsors the NTAFC Website

Lancha Multimedia Proudly Sponsors the NTAFC Website
Lancha Multimedia are very proud to sponsor the Newport Town AFC website.

We are delighted to be in partnership with NTAFC and to be able to contribute to the enhancement of this club.

The NTAFC website will allow its supporters to access the latest match results & reports and stay updated with all the club’s news & events, as it is a multi-platform accessible website, using responsive design, with a content management system.

We hope that the website will be a source of knowledge and information for the NTAFC football family and the community in general.

We welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions to help us to continually improve this website.

If you are interested in developing your own website, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@lanchamultimedia.com and visit our website www.lanchamultimedia.com.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish every success, on and off the pitch, to the NTAFC club and its supporters and we will endeavor to provide as much help as we can.

Kind regards,
Carlos Lancha, Managing Director, Lancha Multimedia Ltd.

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