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

Tuesday, April 24
U15 Girls Cup
Killavilla v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Villa Park)
Wednesday, April 25
U12 Premier Cup Quarter-Final
Newport Town AFC A v Aisling Annacotty A, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U16 Div 1 Cup Quarter-Final
Geraldines v Newport Town AFC, 6.15pm (Garryowen)
U11 Girls Shield Semi-Final
BT Harps v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Roscrea Road)
Friday, April 27
U10 Green Group
Newport Town AFC Green 1 v Newport Town AFC Green 2, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U16 Div 1
Regional United B v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Dooradoyle)
Saturday, April 28
U9 Red Group
Newport Town AFC v Carew Park, 9.45am (Derryleigh Park)
U13 Div 1 Cup Quarter-Final

Newport Town AFC v Ballynanty Rovers, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U13 Div 3 Cup Quarter-Final
Corbally United C v Newport Town AFC B, 11.00am (Athlunkard)
U15 Premier Cup Quarter-Final
Janesboro v Newport Town AFC, 11.00am (Pearse Stadium)
U14 Girls Cup
Newport Town AFC v BT Harps, 10.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U11 Girls Shield Final
Knigh Utd v BT Harps or Newport Town AFC, 11.00am (Villa Park)
U17 Girls Cup Final
Newport Town AFC v Ballymackey or BT Harps, 11.30am (Villa Park)
Junior C, Div 3B League
Northside v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Rathbane)
U17 Div 2 Cup Semi-Final
Corbally v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Athlunkard)
Sunday April 29
Junior A, Div 1B Calvert Cup Semi-Final
Newport Town AFC v Southend, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
Junior B, Div 2B Cup Semi-Final
Newport Town AFC v Mungret Regional, 2.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U18, Ger Ryan Cup Semi-Final
Pike Rovers v Newport Town AFC, 2.30pm (Pike Field)
Monday, April 30
U12 Div 3 League Cup
Caherconlish v Newport Town AFCB, 6.30pm (Caherconlish)
Tuesday, May 1
U13 Girls Cup Semi-Final
Newport Town AFC v Lough Derg, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Wednesday, May 2
U13 Div 3 Cup Semi-Final
Granville Rangers v Corbally C or Newport Town AFC B, 6.30pm (Glenbrook)
U15 Div 1 Cup Quarter Final
Newport Town AFC B v Geraldines or Aisling C, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U13 Div 1
Newport Town AFC v Ballynanty Rovers, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U15 Premier
Regional United v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Dooradoyle)
U13 Girls
Newport Town AFC v Shinrone, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Thursday May 3
U18, Ger Ryan Youth Cup Final
Aisling Annacotty v Pike Rvs or Newport Town AFC, 7.00pm (Jackman Park)
Junior A, Div 1B
Newport Town AFC v Southend, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
Friday May 4
U11 Blue Group
Newport Town AFC Blues v Geraldines, 6.15pm (Derryleigh Park)
U11 Brown Group
Newport Town AFC Browns v Carew Park, 7.15pm (Derryleigh Park)
Junior B, Div 2B Cup Final
Pallasgreen v Newport Town AFC or Mungret Reg B, 7.00pm (Jackman Park)

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Club Lotto – April 21 2018

Lotto April 21 2018
NO winner of club lotto on April 21 2018. The numbers drawn were 11, 24, 25 & 26. Next week’s lotto jackpot is €3,350.

Lucky dip winners were Anne Marie English, George O’Brien, Mike Coffey Red & Anne English.

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

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Boogie Wonderland, 70s, 80s & 90s Night

Boogie Wonderland Poster
Following on from last year’s hugely enjoyable 80s night and due to popular demand, the club’s Social Committee are once again organising another big night out but this time around we will be ‘Dancing through the Decades’ with music from the 70s, 80s & 90s. Raffle for some great prizes on the night. Also prizes for best costumes, which are entirely optional but great fun.

It’s gonna be a fun-filled night of nostalgia with all your favourite hits with DJ Jimmy Jo spinning the discs. Step back in time and dance the night away to your favourite tunes. Please spread the word about our Boogie Wonderland night with your friends, family & neighbours. Where else would you be going on a Saturday night for just €5?

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Calling all ladies who would like to play social non-competitive soccer

The soccer club is delighted to announce that a new Ladies only social game of soccer will commence on Tuesdays from 9-10pm. All ladies are welcome. It’s just for fun and a great chance to get active and have a bit of craic. Cost is just €5 per session. Please contact Vivienne Keane on 087-3499409 for more info. Please spread the word to anyone that might be interested.

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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. First up under the spotlight is Ailbe Coffey, who was recently granted the honour of being Grand Marshal in the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This was in recognition of Ailbe being honoured by the Limerick District Schoolboy/Schoolgirl League in October 2017 when he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to underage soccer in the region at the LDSL Annual Awards ceremony. Check out Ailbe’s One-on-One here.

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FAI Summer Soccer Schools – Booking now OPEN

Summer Camp 2018
Delighted to announce that we will be holding two SportsDirect FAI Summer Soccer Schools this summer. Camp 1 will take place from July 2–6 and Camp 2 from August 6-10. Online booking is now open and full details are available at www.summersoccerschools.ie. The camps are for boys & girls aged 6-14 and the cost is just €65 which includes an exclusive Umbro kit, backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches! There is also a family discount available as well as a discount for booking on both camps. Both of last year’s camps were complete sell-outs so we advise you to book early to guarantee your place. #Summer2018 #SPORTSDIRECT #FAI #SummerCamps

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Gully’s Daybreak Sponsor set of jerseys

U13B wearing the new Gully's Daybreak jerseys

U13B wearing the new Gully’s Daybreak jerseys

Many thanks to Jim & Breda Gully of Daybreak Newport for their very kind sponsorship of a new set of club jerseys.

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Junior Divisional Cup Draws

Junior Cup Draws

Junior Cup Draws

The draws have been made for the Junior Divisional Cups. Hopefully some of our sides can make it to a final in Jackman Park.

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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.

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Derryleigh Dugout supplies club with new jerseys

U17 Squad 2017/18

U17 Squad 2017/18

The Social Committee are so proud of their fab new Derryleigh Dugout sponsored jerseys. Pictured are the U17s wearing the new O’Neills Soccer designed jerseys. These jerseys have been funded by proceeds from “The Derryleigh Dugout”, Newport Town AFC’s Saturday morning Club Shop which is open when games take place and run by a great team of dedicated volunteers. Every cent of profit goes straight back into the club. Volunteers give up their free time to run the shop, amazing bakers contribute offerings and the generosity of the players and supporters (both home and away) fill the cash box!

As you might know there was a jersey shortage with our ever expanding number of teams. This set will be used by at least 3 youth teams and hopefully more sets will follow…. watch this space.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our brilliant volunteers for sacrificing their Saturday mornings (and sometimes Sundays!) as well as to all our shop customers buying their hot chocolate, coffee, tea and snacks weekly. Even if people don’t have the time or circumstances to be able to work in the shop – popping in to buy a cuppa makes it worthwhile for the volunteers and club. Remember all your money goes straight back in to Newport Town AFC. Every cuppa makes a difference. If you’d like to give a hand or drop up some home-bakes, please contact any member of the Social Committee.

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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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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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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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