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

That’s all folks! Enjoy the summer break.
See you all in August!

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Bag Packing Fundraiser

The club will be holding a bag-packing fundraiser on Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1 in Dunnes Stores at the Parkway Roundabout. We will be looking for people to volunteer a couple of hours of their time on either day to help us out. If you are in a position to help, please contact Sarah Egan (087 2826155) or Jenny Noble (086 8390949) for details.

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Soccer Sisters Festival of Football:

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Last Wednesday, ten of our schoolgirl players had the honour of representing Newport Town AFC at the FAI Soccer Sisters Festival in the Aviva Stadium. Newport Town AFC was one of the 8 clubs selected to participate due to the fact that our recent Easter Soccer Sisters Camp was the largest and most successful in the country. The road to the Aviva in May is now a well-worn path for the girls as this is the third year running that NTAFC has been one of the select few clubs to qualify for the event.

From the minute the players arrived at the Aviva they were treated like superstars. Irish international player, Rihanna Jarrett, chaperoned the girls for the day. She was very nice and got on great with the girls. The girls also had a Q&A session with Aine O’Gorman another international player.

The girls took them to do some drills and learned fancy skills from the experts. They were given tips on shooting and moved on to play two small sided games against Rush FC. Overall, the girls had a brilliant day. Sue Ronan (Head of Women’s Football in the FAI) and her team couldn’t have been nicer from start to finish. There were also two other teams from Tipp; our old friends Ballymackey and Killenaule. After a truly memorable day, the girls all went home with smiles on their faces.

Travelling Squad: Emma Wright, Robyn Moloney, Amelia Healy, Robyn McNamara , Shauna Pearson, Eimear Ryan, Mollie O’Hora, Heather O’Neill, Eve Berry, Eimear Shanahan.

Travelling Coaches: John O’Hora & Louise Powell.

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Club Lotto – June 3 2017

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There was NO winner of the club’s lotto draw on Saturday, June 3.

The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 16 & 28. Next week’s lotto jackpot will be €1,050.

Lucky dip winners were Mags Foley, Aidan Moloney, Elaine Kenendy & Joe Crowley.

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

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Congrats to Tom Guilfoyle -Winner of our May Super Draw

The third of our monthly Super Draws took place last Saturday in McGrath’s Pub. Tom Guilfoyle was the lucky winner of a holiday in Lanzarote, after Ollie McGrath, pulled his name out of the drum. If you’re not in the draw but still wish to still support the club’s Derryleigh 2020 fundraising campaign, there is still to time to ‘buy a brick’ on the Patron’s Wall, which will feature prominently in the new clubhouse. Thanks for the incredible support to date. #derryleigh2020

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2017/2018 Club Committee

The club’s well-attended AGM took place on Thursday, May 25 in the Freigh Inn. Micheal Lenihan was returned unopposed to the position of Chairperson. Ailbe Coffey remains on as Secretary, while Mike O’Brien replaces Ger O’Brien as Treasurer. Dave Noble will remain as P.R.O. The remaining Committee members voted back in were Ger O’Brien, Dave Brett, Denis O’Sullivan, Richard Egan & Tim Coffey, Tom O’Malley, Ger Healy & Tim Hickey. A newly-elected committee member for the 2018/2018 season is Mike O’Donoghue. 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.

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U13 Schoolboys secure the League & Cup Double

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Newport Town AFC U13A LDSL Div 1 League & Cup Winners 2016/2017

Well done to the U13A players & their coaches, Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield on securing the LDSL Div 1 league & cup double this morning in U.L. following their 5-0 cup final victory over a very good Janesboro side who made the lads work very hard their win. This group are a super bunch of down to earth lads, who work very hard hard for one another and just want to play football. They have fun every time they step on the pitch at training or at game time, whether they win, lose or draw. They are an absolute credit to themselves, their coaches and families and everyone in the club couldn’t be any prouder of the way they play and how well they represent the club at all times. Enjoy the celebrations lads and you can now look forward to the even greater challenge of premier football next season.

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Newport players make it on to Limerick League Junior Teams of the Year

Congrats to our players who have made it on to the Limerick League Junior Teams of the Year for the 2016/17 season. Dave Ryan Rose was selected on the Div 4 Team, while Steve McDermott & Kevin O’Brien were named as subs. Meanwhile Elliott Slattery and Devlin Courtney were both named on the U17 Div 2 Team of the Year. Well done lads.

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Summer Soccer Camps – Booking Now Open

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Newport Town AFC will be holding two FAI Summer Soccer Schools this summer. Online booking is now open at www.summersoccerschools.ie

Camp 1 – July 3 – 7

Camp 2 – August 7 – 11

Both of last year’s camps sold out, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

For boys & girls aged 6-14, the cost is just €65 which includes an exclusive kit, backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAIreland accredited coaches!

There also discounts available:

Family discount: Bring a brother or sister along to your camp and get €10 off their booking!

Extra-time discount: Participate on a 2nd camp for just €50! Use your existing backpack and kit and you will receive a new football.

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80’s Night – Oh What a Night!

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Thanks to over 160 people who came to the Freigh Inn last Saturday for our 80’s night. Everyone who turned up really enjoyed their step back in time thanks to DJ Shane Lenihan who ensured that the dance floor was hopping all night long. Well done to all our raffle winners who won some of the spectacular prizes on offer including hotel breaks courtesy of the Shelbourne, Salthill & Fitzpatrick Castle Hotels, international soccer tickets, Munster tickets, restaurant vouchers, family passes & Bunratty Banquet tickets from Shannon Heritage, prizes from Lakeside Hotel, North Tipperary Motor Factors, Mulcair Vets & Mulcair Pharmacy, Lakeside Hotel, Green Cross Pharmacy, Medicare, Supervalu Castleconnell, JJ Kenneally Jewellers, Virgin Media Ireland & House of Hair. As always, thanks to Mary Jo O’Sullivan and her staff for their hospitality. Click here for lots of images from the night.

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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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