Well done to our U13A side who wrapped up their league-winning campaign with a comfortable victory over a gallant Lisnagry FC side this evening in Derryleigh Park in front of a large Newport crowd.
The lads dominated the league by winning 13 out of their 14 games and proved to be very worthy champions. Jerry Flynn of the LDSL presented the trophy to co-captains, Aaron Coleman & Shaun Bonfield. This group of players are the most-unassuming and hard-working bunch of young men and are a great credit to their parents, coaches and our club. They go about their job week in, week out without any fuss or drama and on a very even keel. Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield have done a brilliant job with the lads and have made very steady progress over the past 3 years. Cup finalists 2 years ago, cup winners last year and league winners this year with the reward of premier league football next season. They are still in the running for the cup with an away semi-final to Aisling next week. Well done lads, enjoy the celebrations but back training on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who turned up to watch the game and stayed around for the post-match celebrations. We hope you enjoyed yourselves.
Click here for images from the game.
All roads lead to Jackman Park on Tuesday evening for the U17 Div 2 Cup Final between Newport Town AFC & Mungret Regional. This group of players have worked really hard this season and fully deserve their place in the final. Some have been with the club since they were 5/6 years of age and this will be their first Cup Final. So if you can, please try to get to the game to support the lads. This should be a good game as the two sides currently lie first and second in the league and the games between them this season have been very close with Mungret prevailing on 3-2 and 2-1 scorelines. Kick off in Jackman is at 7pm.
Promises to be a great night out on the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday. Book the babysitter, back-comb your hair, dust off your dancing shoes and dig out your leg-warmers. It’s gonna be the only place to be for a fun-filled night of nostalgia with all your favourite 80’s hits with DJ Shane spinning the discs.
Some great door and raffle prizes have been lined up for the social night of the year. Everyone who buys an admission ticket in advance or on the night will be entered into a draw on the night for a one night hotel break. We will also have 2 match tickets & VIP Hospitality for the highly sought-after Ireland v Austria Word Cup Qualifier, 2 Premium Level match tickets for the Ireland v Uruguay friendly, a new smart phone, hotel breaks, meal vouchers, hair salon vouchers, Overnight stay & Afternoon Tea in the Shelbourne Hotel, hampers and lots of other prizes. It’s only €5 entry so be sure to bring your friends. Be sure to dress up as there will be some great prizes for the best costumes.
U13 Squad, Coaches, Parents and Mascot, Holly the Dog
Newport Town AFC U13 Girls were crowned NTSFL League Champions on Wednesday night after a comfortable win in their final game of the season away to Shinrone. This was a great finish to their season under the stewardship of Rob Kelly and Eddie O’Gorman. The girls section within the club has come so far in such a short period of time and the future looks bright for these young ladies.
All systems are go for our FAI Soccer Sisters Camp this Wednesday & Thursday. Here is some info for the girls taking part on our camp. #AvivaSoccerSisters
All the playing kits have been delivered. 80+ footballs have been pumped. The pitches are in perfect condition. The dressing rooms are ready. The FAI coaches are all set to go. The weather forecast isn’t too bad. Now we just await the arrival of 80+ excited girls on Wednesday morning.
Below are just a few pointers for the participants.
* The Camp runs from 10.00am to 2pm on Wednesday & Thursday.
* Girls may sign-in from 9.30am on Wednesday morning.
* All the girls should bring a healthy packed lunch with plenty of water.
* As the car park is going to be very busy, please co-operate with the stewards when dropping and collecting children in Derryleigh Park.
* The camp is almost fully booked, therefore we can’t guarantee a place for a child that arrives on Wednesday morning unless they have pre-booked online on www.soccersisters.ie
* Lastly, fun, football & friendship is guaranteed and we hope everyone enjoys the camp.
Just like going training or to a game, there are some essential items you need to bring with you;
* Your booking confirmation (first morning only)
* Full official FAI Soccer Sisters kit (you will get this at sign-in on the first day)
* Shin guards
* Football boots and runners
* Rain jacket (just in case)
* Sun screen (we are optimistic)
* Any medication you may need
NTAFC U12 Girls Green team completed a great day for the club last Saturday by winning the NTSFL U12 Cup Final, shortly after our U12 Red team had just won the Shield final. Killavilla were the league champions and were unbeaten all season which is a major achievement for any team. But this was a cup final and the Newport girls under the management of Robert Bailey and Micheal Lenihan went out to give it their all and they sure delivered on a 2-1 scoreline with a goal from Emily Hurley and an O.G. Click here for lots of images from the game.
Newport Town AFC Reds 3 – 1 Lough Derg (Shauna Pearson 2 & Robyn McNamara).
Our U12 Red team finished their season off in style winning the NTSFL Shield Final in Glenbane, Holycross on Saturday, April 1 under the management of John O Hora. All the girls put in a stellar performance and were deserving winners. Click here for lots of images from the game.
Nicole receiving her prize from Club Chairman, Micheal Lenihan.
Congratulations to Nicole Fallon of Glencree who was the winner of the New York holiday when her ticket was pulled out of the drum in our first Super Draw in a packed O’Sullivan’s Bar on Saturday, April 1. We have had a great response from the local community to our fundraising efforts and it is only with this support that we can continue to improve the facilities in Derryleigh Park for the benefit of the whole community.
Congratulations to our NTSFL league winning U14 Schoolgirls, who this evening received their trophy from Terri Butler of the NTSFL. This is a wonderful achievement for the girls and their coaches, Gaylord Harvey & Mike Carey. It’s also a great reflection of the great strides made in promoting girls’ football in the Newport area in the past few years.
Newport Town AFC will be holding two FAI Summer Soccer Schools this summer. Online booking is now open at www.summersoccerschools.ie
Camp 1 – July 3 – 7
Camp 2 – August 7 – 11
Both of last year’s camps sold out, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
For boys & girls aged 6-14, the cost is just €65 which includes an exclusive kit, backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAIreland accredited coaches!
There also discounts available:
Family discount: Bring a brother or sister along to your camp and get €10 off their booking!
Extra-time discount: Participate on a 2nd camp for just €50! Use your existing backpack and kit and you will receive a new football.