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, August 18
Junior A, Div 1B
Granville v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Glenbrook)
Tuesday, August 21
Junior B, Div 2B
Caherdavin B v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Greenhills)
Wednesday, August 22
U18, Div 2
Shelbourne v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Shelbourne Park)
Thursday, August 23
Junior A, Div 1B
Southend v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Southend)
U17, Div 1
Newport Town AFC v Fairview, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)

Junior Season Preview

With pre-season completed, the 2018/2019 Junior season kicks-off this evening when the Junior A team, under the helm of new manager, Marc Barry, welcome Knockainey to Derryleigh Park with a 6.30pm start. This will be a tough opener for the A team as the visitors were unlucky to be relegated from Div 1A last season and no doubt will be anxious to bounce straight back up. Knockainey have strengthened their squad during the off-season with the signing of former Janesboro player, John Tierney. However, Newport have also been active over the summer and the signings of Dave Ryan from Pike and Christy Doyle from Fairview along with the experienced Jimmy Fyffe will bring lots of experience and talent to the squad. Blend this with the introduction of some of last year’s league winning Youth side and you have an exciting mix of players who will hopefully start the season well and look to better their 5th place league finish last season.

The B’s start their league campaign in Div 2B tomorrow evening when Athlunkard B will be the visitors to Derryleigh Park at 6.30pm. Dave ‘Dobs’ O’Brien will once again be player-manager for the B’s and following-on from their Cup win and third place in the league last season, sights will be firmly set on being involved in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season. Dobs has a large squad to choose from and will also be a mixture of youth and experience, again with some of last season’s youths making the progression from under-age football. Continue reading

Club Lotto – August 11 2018


NO
 winner of club lotto on August 11 2018. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 16 & 20. Next week’s lotto jackpot is €4,150The draw will take place on Saturday, August 18 in O’Sullivan’s Bar.

Thanks to everyone who supports the club by buying lotto tickets. If you would like to ensure entry into every draw, simply download and complete the bank standing order form and return it to to any committee member or team manager Standing-Order-Form-2018

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Awards


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, Ger Healy welcomed everyone before the Event M.C, Dave Noble 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. As we continue to grow year on year to cater for the youth in the local community, he had a special thanks for the coaches, assistant coaches etc who give endless hours of their time to our young players. The parents were also acknowledged for their continued support and co-operation.

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 – Martin McCabe & Darragh Meaney, U12 Girls – Muireann Ryan, U13 Boys – Tommy Lyons & Christopher Egan, U13 Girls – Meabh Gaffrey, U14 Boys – Ryan Madden & David Hannon, U14 Girls – Nadine Hartigan, U15 Boys – Lorcan Delaney & Cillian O’Sullivan, U15 Girls – Kate Harvey, U16 Boys – John Ryan Rose U17 Girls – Roisin Power.

Players of the Year –U12 Boys – Conor O’Brien & Luke Kennedy, U12 Girls – Lauren Bailey, U13 Boys – Nathan Bridgeman & Alex O’Toole, U13 Girls – Shauna Pearson, U14 Boys – Mark Forde & Stephen McCormack, U14 Girls – Sarah Kelly, U15 Boys – Oisin Kenedy & Calum Grant, U15 Girls – Eimear Carey, U16 Boys – Jack O’Carroll, U17 Girls – Jasmyne Butler.

U17 Youths – Jack Foley (Golden Boot) & Colin Coleman (Player of the Year),
U18 Youths– Devlin Courtney (Golden Boot) & Ben Wixted (Player of the Year).

Overall Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Player of the Year was Shauna Pearson.

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

2018/2019 Membership Fee & Player Registration


With the new season just a few short weeks away, membership of NTAFC for the coming 2018/2019 season is now open. As an amateur volunteer based football club, we’ve committed to meeting the repayments on the clubhouse 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
• Newport Nippers (U7 – born in 2012 or after) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2008-2011) – €70
• U12 to U16 (born in 2003-2007) – €80
• U17 & U18 (born in 2001-2002) – €80
• Junior A,B & C – €90
• Non-playing member – €5 (voting right at AGM)

There are also family discounts where more than one child is registered with the club.

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. Continue reading

Start of New Schoolboy Season

The new Limerick Schoolboy season (short season) will commence on Wednesday, August 29, with the even age grade (U12, U14 & U16) and Friday, August 31, with the odds age grade (U15 & U13).

The under 11 grade will commence on Saturday September 8th.
The under 10 grade will commence on Saturday September 15th.
The under 9 grade will commence on Saturday September 8th.
The under 8 grade will commence on Saturday September 15th.
The under 7 grade will commence on Saturday September 22nd.

All leagues will be made up of six teams with each team playing five games, there will be no trophy for the league winners except one set of medals. There may be cases for extending some leagues. The season hopefully will finish on or before December 8th.

NTAFC Fantasy Football League


The Premier League returns on August 10 and so does the NTAFC Fantasy League. Enter for free at https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ pick your team and join our private league. Code is 354021-75865. Spread the word amongst your friends and team-mates. Just a bit of craic but it’s your chance to walk the walk and talk the talk!

Old Clothing Collection Fundraiser – Clean Out your Clutter


Due to popular demand, the soccer club in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind are once again organising an old clothes collection as a fundraiser for our Schoolboy/Schoolgirl section. Simply drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park on Saturdays during July & August from 10am-2pm (drop under clubhouse canopy). 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.

Incoming Committee Elected for 2018/2019 Season

The club’s well-attended AGM took place on Thursday, May 31 in the Clubhouse in Derryleigh Park. Ger ‘Herbie’ Healy was elected as the new Chairman as Micheal Lenihan stepped down from the role after a very successful 3 year stint at the helm. Ailbe Coffey remains on as Secretary, while Ger O’Brien replaces Mike O’Brien as Treasurer. Vivienne Keane replaces Dave Noble as P.R.O. after he served 5 years in the role. Micheal Lenihan remains on as Child Welfare Officer. The remaining Committee members re-elected were Dave Noble, Denis O’Sullivan, Richard Egan, Tim Coffey, Tom O’Malley, Mike O’Donoghue & Tom Hickey. Four newly-elected committee members for the 2018/2019 season are Marc Barry, Andy Gleeson, Vivienne Keane & Mike Lyons. Good luck to the incoming committee for the season ahead in what are exciting & busy times for the club both on and off the pitch. Thanks to Dave Brett & Mike O’Brien who did not stand for re-election to the committee, however they contributed hugely during their time on-board and will still be there in the background.

Online Social Networking Statement issued by Newport Town AFC

Social Media
Newport Town AFC would like to bring the statement below to your attention and to the attention of any participants (Players/Managers/Club Members etc.) to avoid any potential issues arising relating to the use of Social Networking such as Online Forums, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram etc.

• All comments on social networking sites may be considered public comment by the FAI, LDMC, LDSL & NTSFL.
• Any comments which are improper, bring the game into disrepute or are threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting may lead to disciplinary action.
• Comments about match officials which imply bias, attack the officials’ integrity or are overly personal in nature are considered improper
• Comments which include a reference to a person’s ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, faith, gender, sexual orientation or disability may be considered aggravated and attract a higher disciplinary sanction.

Newport Town AFC would like to make it very clear that they do not have any connection with any Social Media Football Forums and that any comments on such forums are not the views of the club. If club supporters wish to participate in such forums, participants are required to act in the best interest of the game at all times and should be aware that their postings on social networking sites are likely to be subject to public and media scrutiny.

Derryleigh One-on-One

This new feature on our Club website & social media gives our members an opportunity to get to know some of the people in and around our Club. You might know their face but the aim is to get people more familiar with each other at the Club and to see what makes people tick and why they’re involved. As you’ll see, the questions are fairly light-hearted and fun and thanks to everyone who agrees to be interviewed. Check out the One-on-Ones here.

Club Lotto Entry Form

Standing Order Form 2018
We have had some queries from supporters wondering how they can enter the weekly club lotto on a regular basis. Simply click the following link to the bank standing order mandate and you can download and print the form Standing-Order-Form-2018

Fill in the form and return it to any committee member or team manager or drop it into The Derryleigh Dugout any Saturday morning. You can decide to pay weekly or monthly and you will then never miss a draw and support the club on a regular basis. The Committee thank everyone who enters the lotto draw for their support.

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. 

Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting Image
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

The Derryleigh Dugout

Derryleigh Dugout

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

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

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.

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.