The club will be holding a bag-packing fundraiser on Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1 in Dunnes Stores at the Parkway Roundabout. We will be looking for people to volunteer a couple of hours of their time on either day to help us out. If you are in a position to help, please contact Sarah Egan (087 2826155) or Jenny Noble (086 8390949) for details.
Last Wednesday, ten of our schoolgirl players had the honour of representing Newport Town AFC at the FAI Soccer Sisters Festival in the Aviva Stadium. Newport Town AFC was one of the 8 clubs selected to participate due to the fact that our recent Easter Soccer Sisters Camp was the largest and most successful in the country. The road to the Aviva in May is now a well-worn path for the girls as this is the third year running that NTAFC has been one of the select few clubs to qualify for the event.
From the minute the players arrived at the Aviva they were treated like superstars. Irish international player, Rihanna Jarrett, chaperoned the girls for the day. She was very nice and got on great with the girls. The girls also had a Q&A session with Aine O’Gorman another international player.
The girls took them to do some drills and learned fancy skills from the experts. They were given tips on shooting and moved on to play two small sided games against Rush FC. Overall, the girls had a brilliant day. Sue Ronan (Head of Women’s Football in the FAI) and her team couldn’t have been nicer from start to finish. There were also two other teams from Tipp; our old friends Ballymackey and Killenaule. After a truly memorable day, the girls all went home with smiles on their faces.
Travelling Squad: Emma Wright, Robyn Moloney, Amelia Healy, Robyn McNamara , Shauna Pearson, Eimear Ryan, Mollie O’Hora, Heather O’Neill, Eve Berry, Eimear Shanahan.
Travelling Coaches: John O’Hora & Louise Powell.
The third of our monthly Super Draws took place last Saturday in McGrath’s Pub. Tom Guilfoyle was the lucky winner of a holiday in Lanzarote, after Ollie McGrath, pulled his name out of the drum. If you’re not in the draw but still wish to still support the club’s Derryleigh 2020 fundraising campaign, there is still to time to ‘buy a brick’ on the Patron’s Wall, which will feature prominently in the new clubhouse. Thanks for the incredible support to date. #derryleigh2020
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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.
The soccer club is holding a clean-up / maintenance day in Derryleigh Park this coming Saturday, May 27 commencing at 9.30am and we are looking for as many volunteers as possible to give us a hand. So if you can spare an hour or two at any stage during the day, it would really be appreciated. We hope to do some raking of the newly-cleared area above the top pitch, strimming, cutting of the banks and a general tidy-up. If you have any equipment that could be of use, especially rakes, forks, shovels, wheel-barrows, strimmers, lawn mowers please bring them along.
If everyone could give just a few hours of their time it will really make a huge difference. Many hands make light work. Please spread the word. Thanks in advance.
The Committee of NTAFC wish to advise that that the Annual General Meeting of Newport Town AFC takes place on Thursday, May 25 in the Freigh Inn commencing at 8pm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, May 18. Persons interested in becoming new Committee members or willing to lend a hand in any capacity on or off thefield, 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.