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

New Junior season resumes the week beginning Sunday, August 13.

Schoolboy season commences on Wednesday, August 23.

Schoolgirls resume on Saturday, September 2.

Enjoy the summer break.

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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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Club Lotto – July 22 2017

Lotto July 22 2017
There was NO winner of the club’s lotto draw on Saturday, July 22.

The numbers drawn were 17, 26, 27  & 29. Next week’s lotto jackpot will be €1,400.

Lucky dip winners were Keith Quinlivan, Joe Hogan, Francis Harvey Jnr & Pat White.

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

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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. 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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Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Awards & Registration Night

Awards 2017The NTAFC Schoolboy / Schoolgirl awards for last season and Registration for the 2017/2018 season takes place on Friday, July 28 in the Community Centre. The awards are for the Newport Nippers up to U16s. Player Registration begins at 6pm and the Awards Ceremony will commence at 7pm. This promises to be another great occasion for the club and all players and their families are welcome to attend. Awards up for grabs are Players of the Year, Most Improved Players and Overall Schoolboy/Schoolgirl of the Year (competitive teams only). This event continues to grow each season and this year should be no different. We look forward to seeing all our players and their families on the night. All are welcome.

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Schoolgirls selected for North Munster Trials

Congratulations to our schoolgirl players, Shauna Pearson & Robyn McNamara (U12), Abbie Lenihan (U13) and Rachel Carey (U14), who have been selected to attend trials for the North Munster Emerging Talent Programme. The trials will take place in Pike Rovers this Wednesday. Yet another great honour for the players and recognition of the great strides made in schoolgirls football in our club in the past few years.

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Summer Camp Thank You

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What a great week! 5 days, 150 kids, 10 coaches, 1 astro-turf pitch, 2 grass pitches, 100’s of goals, 1,000’s of smiles and countless hours of fun. Even the weather played its part. All good things must come to an end and so it was last Friday afternoon when all of the children received their certificates for their participation in the Newport Town AFC FAI Summer Soccer School. We hope that every boy & girl who took part had a great time and made lots of new friends. Continue reading

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Marie O’Connell & Roger Dawson are off to Majorca!

Roger & Marie
Congratulations to Marie O’Connell & Roger Dawson, whose ticket was pulled out of the drum by Paddy Gleeson at the fourth of our monthly Super Draws, which took place in Gleeson’s Bar last Saturday night (June 24). Marie & Roger were the lucky winners of a holiday in Majorca. The next draw for a luxury break in Ashford Castle will take place in Ryan’s Bar on July 29. The final draw for a prize of €2,500 will take place during the opening ceremony of our new clubhouse in Derryleigh Park on Sunday, August 27. Thanks again to everyone who supported our Derryleigh 2020 fundraiser.

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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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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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