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, November 17
U9 Group 1
Regional Utd v Newport Town AFC, 9.45am (Dooradoyle)
U9 Group 3
Newport Town AFC v Aisling Annacotty, 9.45am (Derryleigh Park)
U13 Div 1
Bridge Celtic v Newport Town AFC A, 11.00am (Bridgetown)
U13 Div 2
Newport Town AFC B v Caherconlish, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U15 Premier
Newport Town AFC A v Fairview, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U12 Girls
Newport Town AFC v Ballymackey, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park)
U14 Girls
Killavilla v Newport Town AFC, 2.15pm (Villa Park)
U17 Girls
BT Harps v Newport Town AFC, 11.30am (Roscrea Road)
U10 Girls Blitz
Newport Town AFC/Ballymackey/Knigh Utd, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park)
Sunday, November 18
U17 FAI National Cup, Round 3
Swords Celtic v Newport Town AFC, 1.00pm (Swords, Co. Dublin)
Saturday, November 24
U7 Group 1
Regional Utd 1 v Newport Town AFC 1, 9.45am (Dooradoyle)
U7 Group 3
Newport Town AFC 2 v Caherconlish, 9.45am (Derryleigh Park)
U10 Group 3
Newport Town AFC 2 v Aisling Annacotty, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park)
U12 Div 1
Corbally Utd A Newport Town AFC A, 11.00am (Athlunkard)
U12 Div 3
Mungret Regional B v Newport Town AFC B, 11.00am (Mungret)
U14 Div 1
Newport Town AFC A v Caherdavin Celtic A, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park)
U16 Premier
Mungret Regional v Newport Town AFC A, 11.00am (Castlemungret)
U16 Div 2
Aisling Annacotty B v Newport Town AFC B, 11.00am (Annacotty )

NTAFC drawn at home to Sligo opposition in round 5 of the FAI Junior Cup


Newport Town AFC have been drawn at home to Carbury Football Club in Round 5 of the FAI Junior Cup. The game is likely to be played on the afternoon of Sun, Dec 2. Carbury FC are located in Sligo Town and play in the Sligo Leitrim District and are current league leaders of the Super League and reigning league champions. We look forward to welcoming the Carbury squad, management & supporters to Newport. This is going to be a massive day for our club & community and we look forward to the big game in Derryleigh Park and playing in front of a large & vocal home crowd.

Respect

Without reservation, Newport Town AFC absolutely condemns the alleged cowardly attack on a referee in Offaly and wish him a full & speedy recovery. This type of incident is completely unacceptable and thankfully is a very isolated incident amongst the thousands of grassroots games that take place up & down the country every weekend. It is part of the policy of Newport Town AFC to not only develop footballers but also develop people. All players & coaches are reminded that when representing our club and themselves they should do it with the utmost respect, treating opponents, match officials and spectators as they would wish to be treated themselves. The club also implements strict guidelines for players/parents/spectators at our training sessions and games at Derryleigh Park and when travelling to away games. We would ask everyone to please re-familiarise themselves with our playing policies and guidelines available on our website

Xmas orders for O’Neills Club Gear

We are now taking Xmas orders for official O’Neills club gear. This week, you can place your order in our Clubhouse on Monday, Nov 12 (7-8pm), Tuesday, Nov 13 (7-8pm) & Friday, Nov 16 (6-8pm). Christmas cut-off date is Friday, November 16, therefore please order early to ensure delivery in time for Xmas. Orders can ONLY be accepted with full payment. Order forms and brochure can be picked-up in Derryleigh Dugout next Saturday morning or downloaded here O’Neills Gear Brochure / Order Form – Xmas 2018

Club Lotto – November 10 2018


NO
 winner of club lotto on November 10 2018. The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 17 & 22. Next week’s lotto jackpot is €4,800The draw will take place on Saturday, November 17 in Gleeson’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

Last Man Standing Winner

We have a winner in Last Man Standing!!! Congratulations to Finn Chambers who is the outright winner of Last Man Standing thanks to Newcastle’s 2-1 win today. Hard luck to Robbie Bailey & Denise O’Sullivan who pushed him all the way. Thanks to the 167 entrants. We hope to run another Last Man Standing after Xmas.

Mrs. Brown’s Pop-up-Shop


Newport’s very own Mrs. Brown (Breda Lenihan) is running a one-day-only Pop-Up Shop for the Soccer Club in Derryleigh Park, on Saturday, November 10 from 10.00am to 2.30pm. We all have items cluttering up the attic, garage & shed that could be put to great use in someone else’s home. So if you have any item you would like to donate, that we can sell (ornaments, pictures, books, music, toys etc.), please drop them to the clubhouse on Wednesday, November 7 & Friday, November 9 between 6.45 to 8.00pm. Please ONLY donate goods that are of saleable condition. We are also looking for home-bakes to be sold. Your support on the day would be much appreciated also. All proceeds will go to the Soccer Club. Any queries, please contact Breda Lenihan on 085 1428735. Please spread the word.

Bag-Packing Thank You


Thank you to all our volunteers who generously gave up their precious time to help the club’s bag packing fundraiser on Friday. You all helped raise €1,185. It is truly appreciated. Thanks also to the generous shoppers in Dunnes Stores for being so generous and to the staff & management there for being so welcoming & helpful. Special thanks to our incredible Social Committee who d rove this on with their hard work and enthusiasm. Well done to Daniel Egan, Marie O’Mahony & Deirdre Moloney who were winners of the small raffle held for the volunteers. We had a number of other volunteers, who were a little ‘camera shy’ but we know who they are. Thank you all.

 

Calorie Kickers Weigh-in Group


We are delighted to announce the beginning of our new weekly weigh-in group at Newport Town AFC. Our aim is to offer an affordable weight loss support group within the community for those who feel the benefit of a weekly weigh by another person. Most people agree that the motivation from such weighings are the push they need to stay on track each week.

Each week (upstairs in Derryleigh Park Clubhouse). We will weigh folks and also have a quick group chat for those who wish to hear / participate in that. There will be no pressure on anyone to contribute in a way they don’t feel comfortable with.

We know that many have their own tried and tested plans they like to follow which is fine. However for those who don’t, our focus as ‘Calorie Kickers’ will be going back to basics with calorie counting as per health guidelines. Eat less – move more – no gimmicks!

We hope that people will be part of a group where we’ll support each other, share recipes, low cal product tips etc in an easy going way.

The group will be run by the social committee (who run the shop, 80s nights, etc etc) on a voluntary basis. All proceeds go to Newport Town AFC. All are welcome- so spread the word! Only €5 to join as a one off payment, then you can choose to pay weekly for €3 or prepay 6 weeks for just €15 (so your first 6 weeks will cost just €20 – A BARGAIN!!!😀)

The Derryleigh Dugout

Derryleigh Dugout
The newly refurbished Derryleigh Dugout re-opens in Derryleigh Park this Saturday morning. Be sure to drop by for a cuppa and a chat.

Astroturf Time-Table 2018-2019


This is the astro-turf timetable for the 2018-2019 season. It may be subject to change at times during the season.
*Please note that until further notice, the U7 Nippers will train on Friday evenings from 6-7pm and the U13 schoolboys will train on Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm.

2018/2019 Membership Fee & Player Registration


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 / Registration forms for Competitive and non-Competitive age groups can be downloaded at the following links.

NTAFC – Competitive form 2018-2019 (U12 + older)   Newport Town AFC – Non competitive form 2018-2019 (U11 + under)

 

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

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

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.