Tickets are now on sale for the club’s popular Xmas Raffle, which will take place in O’Sullivan’s Bar on Saturday, December 15. You can buy a line for the draw for €2 from players, managers and committee members. They are also available in the Derryleigh Dugout and pubs, shops & local businesses in the town. Great prizes to be won including 3 large food hampers (with turkey & ham), 1 fuel hamper and lots of other prizes. Musical entertainment on the night from Jeremy Morgan “Live Wire”. Promises to be a great night out. Thanks in advance for your support.
More great news for our schoolgirls. Congrats to our players who have been selected on the NTSFL Emerging Talent Programmes. Further evidence of the continued growth & strength of schoolgirl football in our club and the great work being done by our coaches. Well done girls. 🔴⚫
⚽U12 – Aoibhinn McNamara, Emma Sweeney & Abigail Hickey
⚽U15 – Abbie Lenihan, Chelsea King, Robyn McNamara & Shauna Pearson
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 League and are current league leaders of the Super League, reigning league champions and also Connacht Cup champions. They are also on a great run of form as they have recently set a new club record of 15 consecutive wins in all competitions, so they will be full of confidence travelling down to to Newport. Hopefully we will be able to put a halt to their winning streak. 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.
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
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
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.
Best of luck to our U18 Girls who welcome Askeaton AFC to Derryleigh Park this Saturday, Nov 10, in the FAI National Cup 1/4 Final. Kick-off is at 2pm and we hope to see a large Newport crowd at the game to get behind the girls. It’s not everyday we are in a National 1/4 Final so please spread the word. C’mon the Town 🔴⚫️#girlpower #magicofthecup
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.
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.