U14 Squad 2017/2018

Managers: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman

Training Time: Tuesday, 6.30-7.45pm (Freigh) and Thursday, 6-7pm (Astro)

Year of birth for 2017/2018 season: 2004

Fixtures, results and league tables for Schoolgirls teams will be available throughout the season on http://northtippsfl.com.

U14 Girls National Cup, Newport Town AFC 7-1 Cahir Park

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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

U14 & U16 National Cup Games

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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!

U14 Girls, Newport Town AFC 3-4 Killavilla Utd

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Saturday, September 16 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 2 & Shauna Pearson

What a start to the season, moved up to a full size pitch, new players, 11v11, offside… the girls had a lot to learn but you wouldn’t think it watching them play. We started the game well with Emma Wright starting her first season as keeper and looking a natural. Our back line of Mollie, Mara, Sarah and Robyn held their line well while the midfield quartet of Aisling, Leah, Robyn and Eryn were solid. Upfront, Abbie and Shauna were a handful for the Killavilla defence. We got caught on the counter attack for the 1st goal but Abbie and Shauna responded with 2 fine goals. With a minute to go to half time, a lapse in concentration led to a soft equaliser. Continue reading

Schoolgirls selected for North Munster Trials

Congratulations to our schoolgirl players, Shauna Pearson & Robyn McNamara (U12), Abbie Lenihan (U13) and Rachel Carey (U14), who have been selected to attend trials for the North Munster Emerging Talent Programme. The trials will take place in Pike Rovers this Wednesday. Yet another great honour for the players and recognition of the great strides made in schoolgirls football in our club in the past few years.

Soccer Sisters Festival of Football:

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Last Wednesday, ten of our schoolgirl players had the honour of representing Newport Town AFC at the FAI Soccer Sisters Festival in the Aviva Stadium. Newport Town AFC was one of the 8 clubs selected to participate due to the fact that our recent Easter Soccer Sisters Camp was the largest and most successful in the country. The road to the Aviva in May is now a well-worn path for the girls as this is the third year running that NTAFC has been one of the select few clubs to qualify for the event. Continue reading

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp – Parent Information

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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

U14 Schoolgirls Cup Semi-Final, Knigh Utd 1 – 3 Newport Town AFC

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Saturday, April 8 2017 (Knigh)

Newport scorers: Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan & Skye Sheehy

Saturday 8th April, on a bright sunny day with temperatures hitting 18 degrees Newport Town AFC U14 Girls travelled to take on Knigh UTD in the U14 Girls Cup Semi-Final.

This was our first game after receiving the league trophy and while confidence is high Newport girls knew that Knigh would throw everything at them in this Cup Semi-final and they weren’t disappointed. For the first ten minutes there was nothing between the teams with some great passing by both sides with both teams creating chances. Emma Moloney was out to clear every ball that came into her area making it difficult for Knigh, Rachel Carey, Leona Bourke (Captain), Sarah Finn and Amber Deegan were in complete control in the back with Leona having her best game of the season and leading from the back. In midfield Abbie, Kaitlyn and Roisin Power were working well in midfield and getting some great balls through to Leah up front. Leah got a great ball threw the backs and ran on to finish in style putting Newport 1- 0 up. Continue reading

U14 Schoolgirls are crowned League Champions

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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.

U14 Girls League, Clodiagh Rangers 3 – 5 Newport Town AFC

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Saturday, March 11 2017 (Drombane)

Newport scorers: Skye Sheehy 2, Kaitlyn Bradshaw 2 & Leah Moran

The NTAFC u14 girls travelled to Drombane to play Clodiagh Rangers in their penultimate league fixture of the season. On a beautiful morning conditions were perfect for the showdown between the number 1 and 2 teams in the league.

Newport started strong from the kick off with a very positive attacking move that saw a shot from Skye Sheehy veer just wide of goal. It did not take long for the girls to have another go and this time Kaitlyn Bradshaw found herself in front of goal and snuck the ball past the Clodiagh keeper. Our other mids and forwards Roisin Power and Leah Moran kept the pressure on while our defence Rachel Carey, Kate Harvey, Sarah Finn and Amber Deegan dealt with the waves of attack from a determined Clodiagh side that were clearly intent on getting a result. Midway through the half, Clodiagh equalised from a corner. Our Keeper, Emma Moloney was tested regularly showing great composure and controlling her area like a pro. Just before the break, Skye’s hard work throughout the half paid off with a fantastic goal that required her to break through 3 defenders before getting the shot off. HT Clodiagh 1 – Newport 2 Continue reading