Sunday, October 29 2017 (Killenaule)
Our U15 girls travelled to Killenaule to take on Killenaule/Moyglass in the U16 National Cup. Despite a good start from the girls, Killenaule/Moyglass strength started to show as they took control of the game. Emma Maloney was having a great game in goals, pulling off some great saves, our back line was under pressure with 2 of the backs coming off with injuries before half time. Despite the differences in age and strength our girls never gave up and played some of their best football in the last quarter of the game. This pressure eventually paid off with Rachel Carey scoring from a free kick after the keeper was forced to handle the ball outside the box. We are very proud of all the girls who gave it everything under extremely tough conditions and managed to keep going right to the end. Now we know what the National Cup is all about we will be back again next year. I would like to thank Killenaule/Moyglass for the post-match refreshments and hospitality, they are a good side and we wish them the best of luck in next round of the National Cup. We would like to thank all the parents for travelling down, giving great support and encouraging the girls all the way.
Squad; Emma Maloney, Sarah Finn (Captain), Sarah Kelly, Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan, Leona Bourke, Roisin Power, Kate Harvey, Rachel Carey, Skye Sheehy, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Rosie Quirke, Claire Kennedy, Leah Guerin and Jenny Keppel.
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
Saturday, March 18 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport Town AFC is delighted to announce that online booking is now open for our FAI Soccer Sisters Easter Camp but places are filling very fast and we are currently the most popular camp in Ireland. The camp will run over two days, April 12 & 13 (Wed & Thurs). Cost is €30 for 2 great days of fun and includes an exclusive Soccer Sisters set of playing gear, a football and wristband. There is a massive demand for places, so book now to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. Click here to register and book your place now. #AvivaSoccerSisters
Added Bonus: Due to the popularity of our camp, we are one of a select number of clubs that have automatically qualified to send 10 girls from our camp to the Aviva Soccer Sisters Festival in the Aviva Stadium in May.
Saturday, February 25 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Skye Sheehy 2 & Leah Moran
Saturday, February 4 2017 (Ballinree)
Newport scorer: Kaitlyn Bradshaw
Saturday, January 20 2017 (Roscrea Road)
Saturday, November 26 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Hazel McMahon
Saturday, November 12 2016 (Roscrea Road)
Newport scorer: Skye Sheehy
After a slow start, the girls found themselves 2-0 down after 10 minutes but it was the wakeup call they needed to kick into action. The girls battled hard and improved hugely, as the players all settled into what was a very high tempo game.
Roisin Power was solid in central midfield, winning tackle after tackle and supplying some excellent forward passes. Skye Sheedy made brilliant runs down the wing, and the girls reward for their hard work came when Skye made another great run and shot, only for the keeper to fumble and see it trickle over the line.
The girls fought for so long for their equaliser, and early in the second half Kaitlyn Bradshaw was unlucky not to score with a fine effort. Jasmyne Butler constantly frustrated the home team and kept the Newport girls in the match, with a string of fine saves and denied the home team two clear cut efforts when she saved one on one with the BT Harps striker. Continue reading
Saturday, October 29 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Rachel Carey & Jenny Keppel