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

That’s it folks. Season 2017/2018 is over  😥

Enjoy the summer break and we will see you all for for pre-season in July/August  🙂

The new Junior season commences on Thursday, August 16.

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FAI Summer Soccer Schools – July is FULL – August is filling fast

Summer Camp 2018
Delighted to say that places on both our  SportsDirect FAI Summer Soccer Schools are filling fast. Camp 1 takes place from July 2–6 and is NOW FULL. Camp 2 runs 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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Club Lotto – June 16 2018

Lotto June 16 2018
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 winner of club lotto on June 16 2018. The numbers drawn were 5, 9, 10 & 15. Next week’s lotto jackpot is €3,750. The draw will take place on Saturday, June 23 in McGrath’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

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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.

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U18 Youths Secure Div 2 League Title after Play-Off

U18 League Champions
Well done to our U18s who ended the season as Div 2 League Champions following their 4-3 League Play-Off win away to Charleville on Sunday morning. Goals from from Devlin Courtney, James Rochford, Nathan Hartigan & Darren Collins were enough to ensure that the league title made its way to Derryleigh Park for the first time. This was the first league title won by any of our junior sides in 23 years and it was hard-won.

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Boogie Wonderland, Thank You

Thanks to everyone who came to the Freigh Inn last Saturday for our 70’s/80’s/90’s night. Everyone who turned up really enjoyed the step back in time thanks to DJ Jimmy Jo who ensured that the dance floor was full all night long. Thanks also to everyone who supported our raffle, which featured some brilliant prizes including a Smart Phone, Car service & valet, vouchers, hampers, international soccer tickets, family cinema passes, and more. Thanks to our sponsors Dennehy Motors, Velvet Rooms Castleconnell, Ruby Woo Hair Salon, Cerise Beauty, Supervalu, Carey’s Bar Toor, North Tipp Motor Factors, Marie Tuohy, Rob Kelly & Gaylord Harvey. Well done to our best costume winners, Trish Kennedy, Aine Lenihan & Winnie McMahon. As always, thanks to Mary Jo O’Sullivan and her staff for their hospitality in our spiritual home.

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U16 Schoolboys Secure League & Cup Double

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Congratulation to the U16 Schoolboys, under the management of Ray Ryan & Daire Kennedy, who secured the LDSL Div 1 League & Cup double after beating a gallant Aisling Annacotty B side 3-2 in the final in U.L. The lads had to dig deep to win the cup after going 2-0 down in the first 20 minutes. Karl Kelly pulled one back in the 22nd minute and it was 1-2 at half-time. A much improved performance after the break saw Newport dominate the second half and Jack O’Carroll brought the sides level 7 minutes after the interval. A wonder strike from Karl Kelly from 25 yards out with 4 minutes left on the clock ensured that Newport secured a historic double and went through the domestic league & cup season unbeaten. Well done lads on a great achievement. A great way to end your time as schoolboy players before moving into the junior ranks.

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Limerick League Junior Teams of the Season

Congratulations to the Newport players who have been selected on the 2017/2018 Limerick League divisional teams of the season. We have representation from our B team and U18 & U17 sides. This is a great honour for both the players and the club. Click here for full list of teams.

Div 2B: Kieran ‘Fletch’ O’Sullivan, Kalem Harte & John Ryan
U18 Div 2: James Lynch, Ben Wixted, Elliott Slattery & Devlin Courtney
U17 Div 2: Jack Foley, Jack Noble & Robert Duggan

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U15 Girls Win NTSFL Shield Final

U15 Girls Shield Winners
Massive congratulations to the U15 girls who won the NTSFL Shield this evening when they defeated Knigh Utd 6-0 in the final in Villa Park. The Newport goals came from Kaitlyn Bradshaw 3, Rosie Quirke, Rachel Carey & Skye Sheehy. Great way to finish the season girls and more silverware for the club.

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U13 Girls Secure League & Cup Double

U13 Girls Double Winners
Congratulations to our U13s who did the DOUBLE by winning the NTSFL cup. This follows on from being crowned league champions earlier in the week. This group of girls have gone the whole season unbeaten and have only had one goal scored against them. They have trained hard under the guidance of John O’Hora, Patricia Kennedy & Micheal Lenihan. They are worthy champions. Lots of images here. 

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Junior Bs enjoy Div 2B Eamon Ray Memorial Cup Victory

IMG_5902Massive congratulations to the Junior B squad & management who won the Div 2B Eamon Ray Memorial Cup in Jackman Park with a famous 3-0 win over Pallas Utd. John Ryan, Richie Shinners & Kalem Harte scored the goals to ensure that the cup headed to Derryleigh Park. Well done to all the players and the management team of Marc Barry, Dave ‘Dobs’ O’Brien & Mike ‘Bun’ O’Donoghue. Lots of images here. Match report here.

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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, 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.

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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. Check out the One-on-Ones here.

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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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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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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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