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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

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.

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.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

AGM 2018

The Committee of Newport Town AFC wish to advise that the Annual General Meeting of Newport Town AFC takes place on Thursday, May 31 in the Derryleigh Park Clubhouse commencing at 8.30pm. All junior players, managers/coaches, parents/guardians of schoolboy/schoolgirl players and club supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend. Proposals for discussion items and/or motions to be put to the AGM on the night should be submitted in writing to Ailbe Coffey, Hon. Club Secretary, Newport Town AFC, Main Street, Newport, Co. Tipperary and/or by e-mail to secretary@newporttownafc.com no later than Thursday, May 24. Persons interested in becoming new Committee members or willing to lend a hand in any capacity on or off the field, should contact Club Secretary, Ailbe Coffey or any current Committee member as soon as possible. Please try and attend as this is your club and your voice is very important. We hope to see a large attendance.

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.

U16 Schoolboys Secure League & Cup Double

Double Winners Twitter
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.

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

Boogie Wonderland Poster
Our Boogie Wonderland Disco takes place this coming Saturday, May 19 in the Freigh Inn. Entry is only €5 and it’s going to be another great night out with music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s with DJ Jimmy Jo. Spread the word amongst your friends. Costumes are optional. The Social Committee have been busy and thanks to some very generous sponsors & local businesses, they have some great spot & raffle prizes lined up including;

 Samsung Galaxy J3 Smart phone
 Car Service from Dennehy Motors Dock Road, Limerick
 Voucher – The Velvet Rooms Castle Oaks, Castleconnell
 Voucher – Ruby Woo Hair Studio Hairdressers
 Voucher – Cerise Beauty
 2 x pairs of tickets for Ireland v USA Friendly, Aviva, June 2
 Aveeno Hamper
 Neutrogena Hamper
 Voucher – Supervalu
 Voucher – North Tipperary Motor Factors
 Bottles of Spirits – Carey’s of Toor
 Family Cinema Passes
 Bottles of Spirits
& more