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!
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
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.
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
Wednesday, April 19 2017 (Killavilla)
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