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.
Online booking is now open for our FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, March 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs). Last year, we held the largest Soccer Sisters camp in the country and with the increased number of girls now playing soccer in our club & beyond, we again expect there to be a massive demand for places. Spaces are limited and there’s already been a large number of bookings so please book soon to avoid disappointment. The cost is €30, which includes an exclusive playing kit, football and certificate plus two days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches! The camp is open to girls between the ages of 6 & 14. Full details on www.soccersisters.ie
Be sure to mark Saturday, May 19 in your diaries, as following on from the huge success of last year’s 80’s Night, we will be back in the Freigh Inn with a Boogie Wonderland Night, where you can relive your youth with the sounds of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. Lots more details to follow as we get closer to the date.
Our clothes collection has now been extended into February and you can drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park every Saturday during February (3, 10, 17 & 24) from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows). Please contact Sarah (087-2826155) or Amanda (086-0442323) for more info or collection of bags if necessary. This collection is being organised in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind.
A huge thanks to the large crowd who supported the club’s annual and always popular Table Quiz last Friday in Lee’s Pub. A total of 20 teams took part in the quiz and Quiz Master Micheal Lenihan ensured that the questions kept everyone on their toes. It was a very enjoyable evening and the team of Richard Lyons, Yvonne Shortt & Dave Noble won by a single point from the second-placed team of Jim O’Riordan, Hugh McLoughlin, Pascal Harvey & Ger O’Brien. Thanks to Gaye & James Lee for sponsoring the first prize and their hospitality throughout the evening. A raffle also took place with a large selection of 20 prizes very kindly provided by club members and local businesses. Paddy Rainsford, Ger Gaffney, Greg Walker, Steve Molamphy, David Murray were the winners of the main raffle prizes. Thanks also to Jimmy Jo for providing the musical entertainment throughout the evening. Well done to our social committee who did another excellent job in organising the evening. Thanks also to Ailbe Coffey and Gerard Healy who were working hard in the back room correcting. We hope everyone enjoyed it and we will see ye again next year.
Don’t shoot the messenger! With the exception of SFAI National Cup games, and those schoolboy fixtures scheduled for all weather pitches, ALL other schoolboy games scheduled for this Saturday, 27 January, 2018 are OFF. Please note that our U14B game will go ahead as it’s scheduled for the AWP in Dooradoyle.
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.
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Deja vu! All junior games with the exception of Munster Junior Cup and games on AWPs are OFF including including our Lawson Cup game and U17’s league game versus Corbally on Sunday, January 21. The weather wins yet again!!☔️🌧️
Due to the recent bad weather and poor forecast, the LDSL have made the early decision to call off all schoolboy games fixed for this coming Saturday (January 20) except for National cup games and two league games fixed for Dooradoyle AWP (which do not involve Newport sides).
We are delighted & very proud that Derryleigh Park has once again been selected as the venue for schoolboy inter-league games this coming Sunday, January 14. The North Tipp League will play the Limerick County League in U12 & U13 games. Both U12 & U13 inter-league games will kick-off at 12pm, while an U12 development game will start at 1.15pm and the U13 development game will start at 1.30pm. Newport Town AFC look forward to welcoming all NTSFL & Limerick County District Underage League players, management, supporters and officials to Derryleigh Park on Sunday. It’s a huge honour for our club and a great reflection on the work that has gone into our pitches and facilities to be able to host such prestigious games.
Please note that the Derryleigh Dugout will be open for hot drinks & refreshments before and during the games.