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 in excess of 300. 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 changing rooms with a modern clubhouse due to be 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

Thursday, Aug 17
Junior A, Div 1B
Newport Town AFC v Croom, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Saturday, Aug 19
Junior B, Div 2B
Holycross B v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Holycross)
U18, Div 2
Aisling Annacotty v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Annacotty)
Sunday, Aug 20
Junior A, Div 1B
Newport Town AFC v Hill Celtic, 10.30am (Derryleigh Park)
U17, Div 2
Charleville v Newport Town AFC, 2.00pm (Charleville)
Monday, Aug 21
Junior C, Div 3B
Newport Town AFC v Hyde B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Tuesday, Aug 22
Junior B, Div 2B
Newport Town AFC v Summerville Rovers B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U18, Div 2
Newport Town AFC v Regional Utd, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Wednesday, August 23
U 16, Division One League
Ballynanty Rovers v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Shelbourne Park)
Thursday, Aug 24
Junior A, Div 1B
Coonagh v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Coonagh)
U17, Div 2
Newport Town AFC v Corbally, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Friday, August 25
U13, Division One League
Summerville Rovers v Newport Town AFC A, 6.30pm (Portland Park)
U13, Division Three League
Newport Town AFC B v Aisling Annacotty C, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Saturday, August 26
U12, Premier League
Caherdavin Celtic A v Newport Town AFC A, 11.00am (Greenhills)
U12, Division Three League
Newport Town AFC B v Mungret Regional C, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U14, Premier League
Aisling Annacotty A v Newport Town AFC A 11.00am (Annacotty)
U14, Division One League
Newport Town AFC B v Parkville, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U16, Division One League
Fairview Rangers B v Newport Town AFC, 2.00pm (Fairgreen)
Monday, August 28
U15 Premier League
Mungret Regional v Newport Town AFC A, 6.30pm (Castlemungret)
U15, Division One League
Newport Town AFC B v Mungret Regional B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U13, Division One League
Ballynanty Rovers v Newport Town AFC A, 6.30pm (Shelbourne Park)
Wednesday, August 30
U12, Premier League
Newport Town AFC A v Aisling Annacotty A, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U16, Division One League
Newport Town AFC v Aisling Annacotty C, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Friday, September 1
U15, Premier League
Summerville Rovers v Newport Town AFC A, 6.30pm (Portland Park)
U15, Division One League
Newport Town AFC B v Aisling Annacotty B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U13, Division Three League
Newport Town AFC B v Mungret Regional C, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Saturday, September 2
U12, Premier League
Newport Town AFC A v Fairview Rangers A, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U14, Premier League
Newport Town AFC A v Regional United A, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U12, Division Three League
Newport Town AFC B v Caherdavin Celtic B, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U16, Division One League
Newport Town AFC v Aisling Annacotty B, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U14, Division One League
Fairview Rangers B v Newport Town AFC B, 12.30pm (Fairgreen)

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Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Registration

Membership Fees 2017-2018 Season
Registration for all schoolboy/schoolgirl players will take place this Wednesday & Thursday (August 16 & 17) in Derryleigh Park from 7-8pm. All players must be registered and have membership paid before the commencement of the season. The schoolboy season commences on August 23, while the schoolgirls start on September 2.

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Club Lotto – August 12 2017

Lotto Aug 12 2017
There was NO winner of the club’s lotto draw on Saturday, August 12.

The numbers drawn were 3, 15, 16 & 21. Next week’s lotto jackpot will be €1,550.

Lucky dip winners were Mary Gleeson, Maurice O’Regan, Michelle O’Brien & Dave Brett.

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

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Congrats John Ryan – July Super Draw Winner

John Ryan
The fifth of our monthly Super Draws took place last Saturday in Ryan’s Pub. Congratulations to John Ryan of Garryteigue who was the lucky winner of a luxury getaway in 5* Ashford Castle. The final draw for €2,500 will be held on Sunday, August 27 at the official opening of our new clubhouse.

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Schoolboy & Schoolgirl Awards

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Our annual end-of-season awards ceremony took place in a packed Community Centre last Friday and proved once again to be a very enjoyable evening. The size of the crowd and the number of players in attendance really shows that the club continues to get bigger and stronger every year. The club’s Chairperson, Micheal Lenihan welcomed everyone and gave a rundown of the achievements both on and off the field during the past season including league & cup honours, players selected for league representative teams, sold out Easter & Summer Camps, the growth in playing numbers and developments in Derryleigh Park. All of our younger non-competitive players received a medal and certificate from the club, while the competitive players from the under 12’s right up to the under 16’s, were in contention for Most Improved Player and Player of the Year Awards. The U17s & U18s were up for Golden Boot and Player of the Year awards. The coaches deliberated long and hard over their selections and there were some very close calls. However the full list of award winners was as follows.

Most Improved Players: U12 Boys – Jack Ryan & Mikey Carroll, U12 Girls – Robyn McNamara & Amelia Healy, U13 Boys – Lee Ryan & Ryan O’Keeffe, U13 Girls – Sarah Kelly, U14 Boys – Darren Coffey & Aaron Pearson, U14 Girls – Roisin Power, U16 Girls – Ailish Carey.

Players of the Year: U12 Boys – Aaron Coleman & Alex O’Toole, U12 Girls – Shauna Pearson & Jayne Hurley, U13 Boys – Diarmuid O’Riordan & Kieran Darcy, U13 Girls – Mara Van Aelst, U14 Boys – Eoin Guilfoyle & John Ryan, U14 Girls – Kaitlyn Bradshaw, U16 Girls – Jasmyne Butler.

U17 – Devlin Courtney (Golden Boot) & James Lynch (Player of the Year)
U18 – Nathan Hartigan (Golden Boot) & Jay Madden (Player of the Year).

Overall Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Player of the Year – Rachel Carey.

Thanks to all the players, their parents and families who attended. Roll on the start of the new season. Click here for all the photos.

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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

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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. We intend holding fitting events in Derryleigh Park on Friday (July 21) from 7-8pm and Saturday morning (July 22) 10-11am and Monday & Tuesday (July 24 & 25), 7-8pm, to allow our players & supporters place orders for the upcoming season. You will be able tO Neills Order Formo see samples and try on sizes before placing your order. There will be also more order evenings on  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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Junior Management Set-up for 2017/18 Season

The club has finalised the junior management set-up for the upcoming 2017/2018 season. All squads & management will be in support of the club policy of the development of our young players potential.

Along with team managers, a large backroom support team will be in place across the five squads working in unison. We thank everyone for their interest in our team management this year. We wish our squads the best of luck for the season. Schoolchildren management will be finalised in the next week.

Junior A’s – Ailbe Coffey / Marc Barry / Adrian Hurley / Lar Kennedy / Ger O’Brien / Mike O’Donoghue / Tom Hickey / Ger Healy;

Junior B’s – Dave O’Brien / Marc Barry / Stephen Carroll;

Junior C’s – Kevin Healy / Chris Madden;

Youths (U18) – Adrian Hurley / Don Houlihan / Ailbe Coffey / Lar Kennedy / Tim Coffey ;

U17 – Peter Coleman / Dave Noble / Tom O’Malley / Alon Flynn.

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Building Work Starts on New Clubhouse

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What a year 2016 has been for the club both on and off the pitch and more good news coming today. We were delighted to welcome Larry McGrath and his team on site to Derryleigh Park to begin construction on our new state of the art clubhouse. It is hoped that the new clubhouse will be open in time for the start of next season. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get to this stage of the ongoing developments in Derryleigh Park but there is still a lot more to do. Exciting times ahead. Click here for photo updates of the work in progress.

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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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