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, September 23
U13 Girls
Newport Town AFC v Holycross, 10.30am (Derryleigh Park)
U11 Green
Newport Town AFC Greens v Mungret Regional 2, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U15 Girls
Newport Town AFC v Killavilla, 11.30am (Derryleigh Park)
U11 White
Newport Town AFC Whites v Mungret Regional 3, 12.00pm (Derryleigh Park)
U15 SFAI National Cup, Round 2
Newport Town AFC v Burren Utd (Lisdoonvarna), 1.00pm (Derryleigh Park)
U13 Div 3
Granville Rgs v Newport Town AFC B, 11.00am (Glenbrook)
U13 SFAI National Cup, Round 2
Kildimo Utd v Newport Town AFC, 12.00pm (Kildimo)
U15 Div 1
Aisling Annacotty C v Newport Town AFC B, 12.30pm (Killonan)
U11 Girls
Lough Derg v Newport Town AFC, 1.00pm (Clarisford)
U17, FAI National Cup, Round 1
Aisling Annacotty A v Newport Town AFC, 7.00pm (Annacotty)
Sunday, September 24
FAI Junior Cup, Round 1
Kilfrush v Newport Town AFC, 10.30am (Kilfrush)
Saturday, September 30
U14 Schoolgirls FAI National Cup, Round 2
Newport Town AFC v Cahir Park, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park)
Sunday, October 29
U16 Schoolgirls, FAI National Cup, Round 2
Killenaule/Moyglass v Newport Town AFC, 2.00pm (Killenaule)

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U8s & Newport Nippers U7s Training

Please note that training for U8 players on Friday nights (7-8pm) is ONLY for players born in 2010. There are currently much younger players turning up and they are just too young for this session and there is not enough space on the astro-turf for the number of players. Training sessions for the Newport Nippers U7s (players born in 2011 & 2012) will commence on Saturday, September 30 from 9.30-10.30am. All players are also asked to wear shin guards to training.

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O’Neills Club Gear – New Orders now being taken

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The first fitting and ordering of official O’Neills club gear for Christmas Orders will start on this Friday, September 22 from 8-9pm in Derryleigh Park. We will also have available any outstanding gear from the last orders available on the night if you have not already received same. Don’t miss out.

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Club Lotto – September 16 2017

 

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NO winner of club lotto on September 16. The numbers drawn were 14, 24, 29 & 30. Next week’s lotto jackpot will be €1,800.

Lucky dip winners were Ollie McGrath, Mary McGrath & Finbarr O’Shea.

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

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FAI Junior and Munster Cup Draws

The draws have been made for the FAI Junior and Munster Cups.

FAI Junior Cup:
Round 1 – Kilfrush Crusaders v Newport Town AFC (Sunday, September 24, 10.30am)

FAI Youth Cup:
Newport have received a bye in round 1

Munster Junior Cup:
Round 1 – Parkville 1-3 Newport Town AFC
Round 2 – Hill Celtic v Newport Town AFC

1st Round games to be played on or before 14th / 15th October 2017
2nd Round games to be played on or before 18th / 19th November 2017

Munster Youth Cup:
Round 1 – Newport Town AFC 0-2 Kilfrush

1st Round games to be played on or before 30th Sept / 1st Oct 2017
2nd Round games to be played on or before 4th / 5th Nov 2017

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Clubhouse Opening & Family Fun Day

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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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The Derryleigh Dugout

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

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Player Registration for 2017/2018 Season

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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. 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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