Saturday, February 10 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 4, Shauna Pearson & Caragh Flynn
We welcomed our close neighbours Birdhill to Derryleigh and what a local derby it was. We started brightly but didn’t take our opportunities. Birdhill caught us napping and scored on the break. The girls regrouped with Robyn and Emily going close before Abbie scored a hat-trick with 2 coming from fine solo runs. Sarah split the defense with an excellent pass for Shauna to coolly finish. A mix up in defense allowed Birdhill to score with the last kick of the 1st half. Continue reading
Online booking is now open for our FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, March 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs). Last year, we held the largest Soccer Sisters camp in the country and with the increased number of girls now playing soccer in our club & beyond, we again expect there to be a massive demand for places. Spaces are limited and there’s already been a large number of bookings so please book soon to avoid disappointment. The cost is €30, which includes an exclusive playing kit, football and certificate plus two days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches! The camp is open to girls between the ages of 6 & 14. Full details on www.soccersisters.ie
Saturday, January 26 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 2 & Caragh Flynn
On a wet and windy day, the girls showed what it means to work as a team. Due to illness and injuries, we could just about field 11 players. In the 1st half, with the cross wind in our favour, we played most of the game in Borrisokane’s half and Abbie Lenihan scored 2 goals. Abbie’s 2nd was a fine strike from 25yds. With Sarah and Robyn covering a lot of ground in the midfield, Shauna and Emily were doing their best to control their crosses in the windy conditions. Continue reading
All adults involved with children within our club in any capacity must complete the FAI/Garda vetting process. All Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland have been processed online from 5th September 2016.
For new Garda vetting applications, individuals should use the new Garda Vetting Invitation form and the Garda Vetting ID Validation form (see link below). To fully submit an application, they need to complete the form/s and give them along with identification documents to the club’s Child Welfare Officer (Micheal Lenihan), who will then forward to the FAI.
On receipt of a the Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of their identification, the FAI will email the applicant an invitation to complete the remainder of the Garda vetting process online. Following this, the applicant will receive a tracking number which they can use to track the current status of their Garda vetting application.
If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (see link below). Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.
Click here to Download the Garda Vetting Invitation and Garda vetting ID Validation forms from the FAI Website.
Click here to download the Parental/Guardian Consent form. Continue reading
Saturday, January 13 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Caragh Flynn 4 & Shauna Pearson
On a day when a lot of fixtures were postponed due to the weather , Derryleigh was in perfect condition for the visit of BT Harps. We started strongly and a great cross from Leah on the right wing led to Caragh scoring her 1st goal for the club. Another fantastic run by Abbie, who then split the defense for Caragh to score her 2nd. BT quickly responded with a goal of their own. Caragh completed her 1st half hat-trick with a wonderful strike after some fine midfield play from Sarah, Robyn, Aisling & Aoife. But just as the 1st half was ending, a mix-up in our box gave BT their 2nd. Continue reading
U14 Squad v Ballymackey
Saturday, December 9 2017 (Ballinree)
Scorer: Shauna Pearson 2
We travelled to Ballymackey hoping to continue our winning ways. On a very heavy field, the girls pressed forward from the start but the home defence held strong with some notable blocks and saves from shots by Abbie, Leah & Sarah. With Aisling, Robyn & Aoife also getting into the box, the breakthrough came when the ball was passed back to Shauna, who shot from outside the box which gave the keeper no chance. We introduced our new signing Caragh to the game and she added an extra dimension to our play.
In the 2nd half, our keeper Emma pushed our back line of Eryn, Jane, Mara, Nadine & Mollie further up the field which closed down any Ballymackey attack. With space now a premium, Shauna once again shot from outside the box to double our lead. With the game all but over, the girls relaxed too soon and Ballymackey scored a late consolation goal with a fine solo run by their forward.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Jane Hurley, Mara Van Aelst, Nadine Hartigan, Mollie O’Hora, Sarah Kelly, Shauna Pearson, Robyn McNamara, Leah Moran (c), Aisling O’Gorman, Aoife Kennedy, Abbie Lenihan & Caragh Flynn.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman
Saturday, November 25 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 4, Shauna Pearson 3, Eryn Kennedy 2, Aoife Kennedy 2, Leah Moran, Robyn McNamara & Aisling O’Gorman
We welcomed Loch Derg to Derryleigh on Saturday and the girls were on the attack from the start. Abbie scored early on and that settled the team down, with Shauna scoring a hat-trick in the first half. Eryn and Aisling adding to the scoreline before half time. Majority of Lough Derg’s attacks were dealt with by our back line. Any ball that did break through was capably handled by Emma, in goals.
With our midfield dominating, Aoife, Robyn McNamara and Leah added their names to the score sheet in the second half with Abbie scoring a hat-trick to bring her tally to 4. Lough Derg’s keeper got hurt in the game and we wish her all the best.
Team: Emma Wright, Robyn Moloney, Mara Van Aelst, Jane Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Mollie O’Hora, Sarah Kelly, Robyn McNamara, Shauna Pearson, Leah Moran, Aisling O’Gorman, Abbie Lenihan, Eryn and Aoife Kennedy.
Coaches: Rob Kelly and Eddie O’Gorman
Sunday, November 19 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Abbie Lenihan
What a game! The scoreline doesn’t truly reflect how the game played out. With the game only 2 minutes in, Regional caught us with a quick break and our defender collided with their forward in the box and a penalty was awarded from which they successfully scored. We missed a glorious chance to equalise after some great work up the right side. 20 minutes in and they doubled their tally with a well placed shot.
In the 2nd half we upped the tempo and our hard work was rewarded with a goal. We pushed even further forward looking for that elusive equaliser but the Regional defence held strong. With a minute to go the girls all pushed forward and Regional valiantly defended and managed to break away. And with the last kick of the game, they scored their 3rd.
It was a truly entertaining game and either team could have came away victorious. Well done to both sets of players for giving their all and we wish Regional Utd all the best in the competition.
Team: Emma Wright, Robyn Moloney, Mara Van Aelst, Jane Hurley, Mollie O’Hora, Robyn McNamara, Sarah Kelly, Shauna Pearson, Abbie Lenihan, Aisling O’Gorman, Eryn Kennedy, Aoife Kennedy, Nadine Hartigan.
Coaches: Rob Kelly and Eddie O’Gorman
Saturday, October 14 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Leah Moran 3, Shauna Pearson 2, Aoife Kennedy & Eryn Kennedy
The girls created a little footnote in NTAFC’s history by being the first underage girls team to play in the National Cup.
The girls rose to the occasion by producing an excellent team performance. With a strong wind behind us, the girls attacked from the off but Cahir caught us on the counter attack and scored against the run of play. The girls got straight back into the game when Leah equalised with a fine solo run. Leah scored her 2nd, an exquisite lob over the keeper, in between goals by the Kennedy twins, Aoife and Eryn. Continue reading
It’s a big National Cup Day on Saturday, when we welcome teams from the North Tipp, Limerick County & South Tipp Leagues to Derryleigh Park. Our U14 schoolboys play Lough Derg FC at 12 noon, the U16’s play Holycross Afc at 2pm on the top pitch, while at the same time the U14 girls play Cahir Park AFC on the bottom pitch. Please try and come along to support our players in these very important games. As usual the Derryleigh Dugout will be open for hot & cold drinks and refreshments before and during the games. C’mon the Town!