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.
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.
With the new season just a few short weeks away, membership of NTAFC for the coming 2018/2019 season is now open. As an amateur volunteer based football club, we’ve committed to meeting the repayments on the clubhouse loan in excess of €250,000, bringing the total investment to date of €1.2m in Derryleigh Park. We see this as an investment in our local youth, their future as well as being a valuable resource for our community. Everyone’s support and patronage of the club, helps make our vision a reality.
This coming season, we will have upwards on 400 players playing on over 30 teams from Nippers to the Junior A team. Running a club of this size is a very costly business both on and off the pitch and the membership fee is an integral part of our income.
• Newport Nippers (U7 – born in 2012 or after) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2008-2011) – €70
• U12 to U16 (born in 2003-2007) – €80
• U17 & U18 (born in 2001-2002) – €80
• Junior A,B & C – €90
• Non-playing member – €5 (voting right at AGM)
There are also family discounts where more than one child is registered with the club.
Membership fees contribute towards the following;
• Registration fees with the various leagues (LDMC, LDSL & NTSFL)
• Repayments on €250,000 loan for new clubhouse.
• Player insurance (every registered player receives comprehensive insurance cover)
• Use of top-class training & playing facilities incl. floodlit astro-turf pitch and 2 grass pitches.
• Full use of new modern clubhouse.
• Access to training and match equipment including balls, jerseys, first aid kits, water bottles, bibs etc.
• Countless hours of training and on matchdays put in by our dedicated coaches and team managers.
• Entry fees to FAI National Cup competitions
• Maintenance and running costs of playing facilities and clubhouse in Derryleigh Park. Continue reading
The new Limerick Schoolboy season (short season) will commence on Wednesday, August 29, with the even age grade (U12, U14 & U16) and Friday, August 31, with the odds age grade (U15 & U13).
The under 11 grade will commence on Saturday September 8th.
The under 10 grade will commence on Saturday September 15th.
The under 9 grade will commence on Saturday September 8th.
The under 8 grade will commence on Saturday September 15th.
The under 7 grade will commence on Saturday September 22nd.
All leagues will be made up of six teams with each team playing five games, there will be no trophy for the league winners except one set of medals. There may be cases for extending some leagues. The season hopefully will finish on or before December 8th.
So, Newport U15 A finish their second season in the Top Flight in a very strong 4th position. This was a very disjointed season weather wise and there was a lot of gaps between Matches over the winter period. The mid part of the season was a struggle at times but huge credit to the Lads who worked through the rough patch and finished the season with 3 brilliant victories, scoring 17 times in the last 3 games. Again, all the boys were excellent in the commitment to training all season and myself (Jim), Denis and Seamus have been delighted with their attitude and work ethic over the past 9 months. The lads know that on their day when all players are present and on form that they can give even the top teams a good run for their money – as always and as with any team the key is doing this on a consistent basis. We are hoping to have an end of season day out for this great group of young lads and then look forward to next season and whatever joys & thrills it may bring.
Squad: Brendan Quinn, Ben O’Sullivan, Eoin Guilfoyle, Darren Coffey, Niall Duffy, Calum Grant, Daniel Egan, Eoin McLoughlin, Cillian O’Sullivan, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Jay Ryan, Johnny Ryan, Colm O’Malley, Stephen Ryan, Nathan O’Donoghue, Jack O’Sullivan
Management: Denis O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan & Jim O’Riordan
Tuesday, May 14 2018 (Carew Park)
Scorers: Eoin McLoughlin 2 & Jay Ryan
On a beautiful, warm summers evening Newport travelled in to the “Boro” for their last league game of the season. Newport had played Jansboro twice already and had lost by 1-0 in the league and just 2-1 in the Cup and knew that they were as good as Janseboro and that they could have got better results in each of the previous matches. So, there was huge determination from the Newport Lads to show that they were well capable of beating their near rivals.
What followed was as good a game of soccer as you would see at Schoolboys level between two very evenly matched teams.
Newport started full of intent and running and took control of proceedings early on – they had a couple of chances just cleared by the Janseboro defence before the deadlock was broken with a super Eoin McLoughlin strike off his supposedly weaker right foot! Newport were 1-0 and flying. They remained on top for the rest of the half and Janesboro never really looked like grabbing an equaliser as the half progressed. Continue reading
Monday, May 7 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jay Ryan 2, Diarmuid O’Riordan 2, Eoin McLoughlin & Darren Coffey
Newport welcomed 2nd placed Fairview Rangers to Derryleigh and again the Boys were trying to drag themselves further up the league table. Both teams were down numbers on the night with Newport ending up with a numerical advantage over the visitors but there were league points to be fought for, so nothing could be taken for granted.
Newport started strongly and went ahead early through a tidy Eoin McLoughlin strike, but the lead was short lived as Fairview levelled matters soon after. However, the Newport boys were on Top and slowly they began to transfer their dominance into goals.
Jay Ryan put Newport back in front before the break and then in the second half Diarmuid O’Riordan added a third with a header, to be followed with another headed goal from Centre Half Darren Coffey. Almost immediately Fairview scored to leave the match at a scoreline of 4-2 to the home team. You could see Fairview tiring and Newport were able to add to their lead with further strikes from Diarmuid O’Riordan and Jay Ryan. So, it finished a very decent 6-2 victory for the Newport Boys. This result now meant back to back league victories and the knowledge that a victory in the last league game would see Newport finish in a very strong 4th Place in the Premier division.
Monday, May 7 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Luke Ryan 2 & John Ryan
Wednesday, May 2 2018 (Dooradoyle)
Scorers: Jay Ryan 6 & Daniel Egan 2
This was a lovely sunny evening and the game was played on the home team’s large Astro Pitch. Based on League positions this was a game that Newport were favourites to win and the hope was that 3 further points would be gained. Newport only had the bare 11 players on the night, but this had little impact to them as they totally dominated Regional from the Off. Newport launched wave after wave of attack and the goals began to flow after the 10 min period when Jay Ryan slotted to the net to Put Newport ahead. Jay would add an astonishing 4 more goals before the break and Dan Egan added another to leave Newport 6-0 up at the break. Regional did far better in the second half and managed to score 3 goals but the Newport Boys added 2 more of their own through Jay Ryan and Dan Egan to leave the final score as a very comfortable 8-3 victory for the Newport Boys- Job done!!
Wednesday, May 2 2018 (Derryleigh Park)