U12A Squad 2017/2018

U12B Squad 2017/2018

U12A Manager: Christy O’Connor

U12 B Manager: John Pearl

Training Times: Wednesday, 6-7pm (Astro)

Year of Birth for 2018/2019: 2007

U12 Div 1, Newport Town AFC A 1-0 Coonagh Utd

Saturday, October 13 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Conor Ryan

Our U12A side secured an excellent 1-0 win at home to Coonagh on Saturday morning. Despite the miserable conditions, this was a brilliant game between two excellent teams and it was Conor Ryan’s goal that proved to be the difference between the sides.

LDSL Emerging Talent Programme

Great news for our schoolboy players, Cillian Collins (U12) & James Moloney (U13), who have been called up for training with the LDSL Emerging Talent Squads this coming Sunday in U.L. Well done lads on a great achievement.

Schoolboy National Cup Draws

The draws have been made for the Skechers SFAI National Cups for our U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16 sides. Round 1 is due to take place on the weekend of September 15/16 and Round 2 on October 6/7. Some exciting & interesting games ahead.

⚽U12
Round 1 – Mungret Regional v Newport Town AFC
Round 2 – Pike Rovers v Mungret Regional or Newport Town AFC

⚽U13
Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Newport Town AFC v Rathkeale

⚽U14
Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Kilfrush v Newport Town AFC

⚽U15
Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Newport Town AFC v St. Brendan’s Park (Tralee)

⚽U16
Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Cullen Lattin or Camp v Newport Town AFC

Full draws are available on www.sfai.ie #sfaiskechers

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Registration Nights

The 2018/2019 season is almost upon us.  We are are holding two registration evenings in our Derryleigh Park Clubhouse on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August from 7pm to 8.30pm. We would appreciate if parents & players could please attend on one of these nights to register. This is a very busy time of the year for us in preparing for the new season and your co-operation would be greatly appreciated. Click here for full details of our membership fees and the benefits of membership.

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Awards


Our annual end-of-season awards ceremony took place in a packed Community Centre last Friday and proved once again to be a very enjoyable evening. The size of the crowd and the number of players in attendance really shows that the club continues to get bigger and stronger every year. The club’s Chairperson, Ger Healy welcomed everyone before the Event M.C, Dave Noble gave a rundown of the achievements both on and off the field during the past season including league & cup honours, players selected for league representative teams, sold out Easter & Summer Camps, the growth in playing numbers and developments in Derryleigh Park. As we continue to grow year on year to cater for the youth in the local community, he had a special thanks for the coaches, assistant coaches etc who give endless hours of their time to our young players. The parents were also acknowledged for their continued support and co-operation.

All of our younger non-competitive players received a medal and certificate from the club, while the competitive players from the under 12’s right up to the under 16’s, were in contention for Most Improved Player and Player of the Year Awards. The U17s & U18s were up for Golden Boot and Player of the Year awards. The coaches deliberated long and hard over their selections and there were some very close calls. However the full list of award winners was as follows.

Most Improved Players  – U12 Boys – Martin McCabe & Darragh Meaney, U12 Girls – Muireann Ryan, U13 Boys – Tommy Lyons & Christopher Egan, U13 Girls – Meabh Gaffrey, U14 Boys – Ryan Madden & David Hannon, U14 Girls – Nadine Hartigan, U15 Boys – Lorcan Delaney & Cillian O’Sullivan, U15 Girls – Kate Harvey, U16 Boys – John Ryan Rose U17 Girls – Roisin Power.

Players of the Year –U12 Boys – Conor O’Brien & Luke Kennedy, U12 Girls – Lauren Bailey, U13 Boys – Nathan Bridgeman & Alex O’Toole, U13 Girls – Shauna Pearson, U14 Boys – Mark Forde & Stephen McCormack, U14 Girls – Sarah Kelly, U15 Boys – Oisin Kenedy & Calum Grant, U15 Girls – Eimear Carey, U16 Boys – Jack O’Carroll, U17 Girls – Jasmyne Butler.

U17 Youths – Jack Foley (Golden Boot) & Colin Coleman (Player of the Year),
U18 Youths– Devlin Courtney (Golden Boot) & Ben Wixted (Player of the Year).

Overall Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Player of the Year was Shauna Pearson.

Thanks to all the players, their parents and families who attended. Roll on the start of the new season. Click here for lots of images from the event