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Derryleigh Diary – February 18 2018

Juniors
Unfortunately, the bad weather put paid to all junior games at the weekend. Next Sunday, the A’s are away to Ballynanty Rovers in the Lawson Cup (2pm). The B’s are away to Pallasgreen (2pm), the C’s are home to Castle Utd (2pm) and the U18’s are home to Aisling Annacotty (11am).

Schoolboys
Due to the weather conditions and a lot of pitches in Limerick being unplayable, the Limerick League once again cancelled all schoolboy games last weekend.
Next Saturday, weather permitting, the even age groups will be in action. U10 Greens 1 are home to Janesboro (11am), while the U10 Greens 2 are away to Caherconlish (11am). U12 A’s are home to Caherdavin (11am) and the U12 B’s are home to Corbally (12.30pm). U14 A’s are home to Mungret (12.30pm) and the U14 B’s are away to Carew Park (12.30pm). Lastly the U16’s are away to Corbally (2.00pm).

Well done to our U13 player, Aaron Coleman, who was on the LDSL inter-league squad who beat Limerick County 2-0 in Charleville today.

We were once delighted to host inter-league games in Derryleigh Park on Sunday. North Tipp U13 schoolboys played the Clare League in two games. We were happy to welcome the players, officials & supporters from both leagues to Newport.

Schoolgirls
The U13’s continued their 100% run with a great 4-1 win at home to Knigh Utd on Saturday morning. Goals came from Shauna Pewarson (2), Emily Hurley and an O.G. The U15’s were awarded a walkover as Birdhill were unable to field a team. Our U11’s travelled to play Ballymackey in their non-competitive fixture and enjoyed a great game in Ballinree.

Nest Saturday, we are on the road when the U12’s are away to Ballymackey (12pm), the U14’s are away to Clodiagh (11.30am) and the U17’s make the short journey to Birdhill (11.30am).

Well done to the Newport players who were on the NTSFL U13 Schoolgirls squad who played the Midlands League on Sunday in Birr in a challenge. The squad featured Newport players Robyn McNamara, Laura Finn, Robyn Moloney, Erin Kennedy, Mollie O’Hora, Shauna Pearson. Also in the squad is Aoife Kennedy who was missing due to illness. Well done girls and get well soon Aoife.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
Online booking is now open on www.soccersisters.ie for our FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, March 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs). Spaces are limited and there’s already been a 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.

Clothes Collection
Our clothes collection continues and you can drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park every Saturday during February from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows).

Pinergy
Great news for the club as we have partnered with Pinergy to benefit all our club members & supporters to reduce energy costs at home and kit out their homes with some LED Bulbs and smart technology. Pinergy, the energy innovators are offering Newport Town AFC members & supporters a free installation of their Smart Meter and In-Home Display to help reduce electricity consumption and save money. Pinergy’s unique technology shows how much electricity you’re using at any time so that you can change your habits and reduce your costs. Together with the Pinergy Smart App, you can top up your electricity at any time and compare your usage with others in your area. For every member/supporter that joins Pinergy to reduce costs, Pinergy will be giving generous contributions to our Club. To sign up to Pinergy and support the club, simply contact our own club member PJ O’Rourke (087 278 8511). Be sure to tell PJ that NTAFC sent you.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, February 17 and this week’s jackpot is €2,900 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, February 24 in O’Sullivan’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 20 & 30. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – February 11 2018

Juniors
Unfortunately the snow put paid to the junior games that were scheduled last weekend. Our A team had been due to play Ballynanty Rovers in the Lawson cup and the U17s’s game away to Corbally was also snowed off.

Next Sunday, the B’s are home to Star Rovers (11am), the C’s are away to Hyde Rangers (2pm) and the U18’s are away to Mungret Regional in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup (2pm).

Schoolboys
Due to the weather conditions and a lot of pitches in Limerick being unplayable, the Limerick League cancelled all schoolboy games last weekend. The LDSL have informed clubs that due to the backlog of games, fixtures will be scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday, March 19th as well as a full programme of fixtures over the Easter weekend.

Next Saturday, weather permitting, both our U11 sides are in action and both are away. Greens play Bridge Celtic (11am) and the Whites play Regional (12.30pm). Both our U13 sides have games with the A’s at home to Caherdavin (11am) and the B’s away to Granville (12.30pm). Lastly the U15A side are away to Aisling Annacotty (11am).

Schoolgirls
The North Tip schoolgirl leagues went ahead on pitches that were deemed playable and thankfully Derryleigh Park has really stood up to the winter weather. Our U14 girls welcomed near neighbours Birdhill to Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning and recorded an excellent 6-2 victory in a cracking local derby. Abbie Lenihan was in fine form with 4 goals with Shauna Pearson & Caragh Flynn also on the score-sheet. Unfortunately, the U12’s lost at home to Clodiagh Rangers on a 0-1 scoreline.

Next Saturday, the U13 are away to Knigh Utd (12pm) and the U15s are away to Birdhill (12.30pm).

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
Online booking is now open on www.soccersisters.ie for our FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, March 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs). Last year, our club 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 on our camp. Spaces are limited and there’s already been a 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.

Clothes Collection
Our clothes collection continues and you can drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park every Saturday during February from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows).

Coaching Badges
Well done to our U17 players, Killian O’Malley & Jack Noble, who last weekend completed their FAI Coach Education, Kickstart/PDP1 coaching course. Thanks to the FAI Regional Development Officers James Scott and Stephen Quinn for organising a superb coaching course. It’s great to see some of our younger players looking to take an interest in coaching.

Boogie Wonderland
Be sure to mark Saturday, May 19 in your diaries, as following on from the huge success of last year’s 80’s Night, we will be holding a Boogie Wonderland Night to include music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s in the Freigh Inn. Lots more details to follow as we get closer to the date.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, February 10 and this week’s jackpot is €2,850 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, February 10 in Ryan’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 18, 21, 23 & 30. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – February 4 2018

Juniors
After a 7 week layoff, junior football finally resumed when Newport welcomed 3B side, Weston Villa to Derryleigh Park in the first round of Lawson Cup. Despite being 4 divisions above the visitors, there was always the danger of this being a potential banana skin. The playing surface on the top pitch really was in excellent condition considering the washout that was January and it was great to have Sunday football back on the agenda. Newport started much the stronger and in all honesty could and probably should have been three goals up in the first half hour. However some rusty finishing and excellent saves from the Weston keeper kept the game scoreless. Weston were reduced to 10 min in the first half, when their right back was sent for an early shower. However this seemed to spur them on and they should have taken the lead when their player hit the post late in the first half, when it seemed easier to score. In the second half, Newport began to make better use of the extra man and took the lead in the 50th minute when Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan converted a penalty awarded for handball. Not to be outdone by his brother, Peter O’Sullivan doubled the lead when scoring from close range after some excellent work on the end-line by his brother. Talk about keeping it in the family! The remainder of the game was straightforward for Newport and they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. It was good for the lads to get a run-out and clear the cobwebs after the long break. The “reward” for this victory is a visit to Premier League outfit Ballynanty Rovers in the next round next Sunday.

Next Sunday, the A’s are away to premier outfit, Ballynanty Rovers in the Lawson Cup. Kick off in Shelbourne Park is 11am. That afternoon, the U17s are in league action away to Corbally in Athlunkard at 2pm.

Schoolboys
A full schedule of schoolboy games went ahead on Saturday. The U13A side recorded an excellent 3-1 victory at home to Carew Park on Saturday morning with goals from Aaron Coleman, Conor Brett and an O.G. The U13Bs played out an exciting 3-3 draw away to Aisling Annacotty. Despite being 3-1 down at half-time, the lads staged a great second half fightback to ensure a share of the spoils. The Newport scorers were Nathan Bridgeman 2 & David O’Brien. The U15A side played out a scoreless draw at home to Summerville Rovers but had enough changes to win the game but it was just one of those games. Despite a very spirited and brave performance by all the players present, the 10 man U15B team ran out of steam in the end to lose away to Corbally B on a 2-6 scoreline. Luke Ryan & Calum Merrigan scored for NTAFC. Our U11 greens enjoyed a great game with Coonagh in their non-competitive fixture. Unfortunately the U11 Whites game didn’t go ahead as Corbally didn’t have enough players to field a team, which was disappointing for our lads as they were all togged out ready to play.

Next Saturday, our U10s are the only schoolboy sides in action. U10 Green 1 play Caherconlish at 11am and the U10 Green 2 side play Mungret Regional at 12.30pm. Both games are in Derryleigh Park.

Schoolgirls
Despite the early concession of 2 goals, the U15 schoolgirls rallied strongly and in the end were unlucky to lose 1-3 away to KIllavilla on Saturday. Abbie Lenihan was on the scoresheet for NTAFC. The U11 girls welcomed Lough Derg to Derryleigh for their non-competitive fixture and based on all the smiles on display, the players really enjoyed themselves. By all accounts spome of the football on display was top-class.

Next Saturday, the evens age groups are in action with all games taking place in Derryleigh Park. U12s play Clodiagh at 10am ,the U14s play Birdhill in the local derby at 11.30am and the U17s welcome Killavilla at 1pm.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
Online booking is now open on www.soccersisters.ie for our FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, March 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs). Last year, our club 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 on our camp. Spaces are limited and there’s already been a 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.

Boogie Wonderland
Be sure to mark Saturday, May 19 in your diaries, as following on from the huge success of last year’s 80’s Night, we will be holding a Boogie Wonderland Night to include music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s in the Freigh Inn. Lots more details to follow as we get closer to the date.

Clothes Collection
Our clothes collection has now been extended into February and you can drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park every Saturday during February from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows).

The Derryleigh Dugout
A reminder that the club’s Derryleigh Dugout snack shop is open on Saturday morning matchdays and is proving very popular with both home & away supporters. Offering a range of tea/ coffee, hot chocolate, water, juices, snacks & home-bakes, be sure to drop in for a cuppa and a chat. It’s located at the side of the new clubhouse. We are also looking for some new volunteers who would be willing to lend a hand for a few hours every few weeks to help out in the club shop.

Wrist Bands
Limited edition NTAFC wrist bands are now available in the Derryleigh Dugout on Saturday mornings. As the advert says ‘when they’re gone, they’re gone’ so be sure to get one soon.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, February 3 and this week’s jackpot is €2,800 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, February 10 in Gleeson’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 19, 24, 27 & 30. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – January 28 2018

Juniors
Unfortunately, in what has become a recurring theme in January, all junior games were once called off again due to the bad weather. Our pitches are in great nick & playable but the Limerick League takes the decision to call a blanket postponement of all games.

Next Sunday, the A’s are the only junior side in action when they welcome Weston Villa to Derryleigh Park in the Lawson Cup at 11am.

Schoolboys
All schoolboy games were also called off last weekend due to the poor weather except games due to be played on all-weather pitches. As a result our U14B game went ahead as it was fixed for the astro-turf pitch in Dooradoyle. In what was a very rare occurrence in schoolboy football, both defences held firm with no goals scored and the points were shared.

Next Saturday, the following games are scheduled. U11 Greens are home to Coonagh at 11am, while the U11 Whites are home to Corbally, also at 11.00am. U13A are home to Carew Park at 12.30pm and U13B are away to Aisling Annacotty at 11am. U15A are home to Summerville at 12.30pm and U15B are away to Corbally at 12.30pm.

The U7 small sided games that had been scheduled to re-commence on Saturday, February 3 are now put back to a later date due to the inclement weather. With a large number of schoolboy fixtures having been cancelled over the past number of weeks due to the severe bad weather, it has been decided by the LDSL committee that fixtures will be scheduled for Monday, 19 March, and a full schedule of fixtures will also be played over the Easter weekend.

Schoolgirls
Unlike the Limerick League, the North Tipp league games went ahead and all three scheduled schoolgirl games were played with the U14 game due to be played in Borrisokane, switched to Derryleigh Park. The U12s enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 win against Clodiagh Rangers with goals from Lauren Bailey (3) & Clara Noonan. An injury ravaged U14s side secured an excellent 3-0 victory over Borrisokane with the in-form Abbie Lenihan (2) & Caragh Flynn on the score-sheet. Unfortunately the U17s suffered a 5-1 defeat to Nenagh AFC with Rachel Carey scoring our consolation goal.

Next Saturday the U13’s are home to Borrisokane at 12pm and the U15’s are away to Killavilla at 11.30am.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
Online booking is now open on www.soccersisters.ie for our FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, March 28 & 29 (Wed & Thurs). Last year, our club 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 on our camp. Spaces are limited and there’s already been a 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.

Clothes Collection
Our clothes collection has now been extended into February and you can drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park every Saturday durung February from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows). Please contact Sarah (087-2826155) or Amanda (086-0442323) for more info or collection of bags if necessary.

Table Quiz
A huge thanks to the large crowd who supported the club’s annual and always popular Table Quiz last Friday in Lee’s Pub. A total of 20 teams took part in the quiz and Quiz Master Micheal Lenihan ensured that the questions kept everyone on their toes. It was a very enjoyable evening and the team of Richard Lyons, Yvonne Shortt & Dave Noble won by a single point from the second-placed team of Jim O’Riordan, Hugh McLoughlin, Pascal Harvey & Ger O’Brien. Thanks to Gaye & James Lee for sponsoring the first prize and their hospitality throughout the evening. A raffle also took place with a large selection of 20 prizes very kindly provided by club members and local businesses. Paddy Rainsford, Ger Gaffney, Greg Walker, Steve Molamphy, David Murray were the winners of the main raffle prizes.Thanks also to Jimmy Jo for providing the musical entertainment throughout the evening. Well done to our social committee who did another excellent job in organising the evening. Thanks also to Ailbe Coffey and Gerard Healy who were working hard in the back room correcting. We hope everyone enjoyed it and we will see ye again next year.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Friday, January 26 and this week’s jackpot is €2,750 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, February 3 in McGrath’s Bar. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – January 21 2018

Juniors
Unfortunately the bad weather was the only winner last weekend with all games on grass pitches being called off. Next Sunday, the A’s welcome Regional Utd to Derryleigh Park in the League Cup at 11am. The U18’s travel to play Mungret Regional in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup at 2pm.

Schoolboys
All schoolboy games were also called off last weekend due to the poor weather. Next Saturday, hopefully the weather will have improved and the following games are scheduled. U10 Green 1 play Janesboro at 11am in Derryleigh Park. The U10 Green 2 side are away to Caherconlish at 11am. U12A’s are home to Regional at 12.30pm. U12B’s are home to Corbally at 2pm. U14B’s are away to Regional at 2pm. The U16’s are away to Corbally at 12.30pm.

Schoolgirls
The U13 schoolgirl game away to Ballymackey went ahead as it was played on the all-weather pitch in Ballinree. The girls secured an emphatic 7-2 win with goals from Shauna Pearson 3, Aoife Mellerick 2, Eve Berry & Maeve Ryan. This win keeps the girls firmly at the top of the table with a 100% record. Next Saturday the U12’s are home to Clodiagh Rangers at 10am. The U14’s are away to Borrisokane at 10.30am and the U17’s are home to Nenagh at 11.30am.

Clothes Collection
This coming Saturday will be your final chance to clear out your clutter.The soccer club in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind are organising an old clothes collection as a fundraiser for our Schoolboy/Schoolgirl section. Simply drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park this Saturday, January 27 from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows). Please contact Sarah (087-2826155) or Amanda (086-0442323) for more info or collection of bags if necessary.

Table Quiz
The Soccer club’s annual table quiz will take place in Lee’s Pub this Friday, January 26 @ 9.30pm. Just €5 p/p. If you can’t make up a team, come along anyway and we will put teams together on the night. Please come along to this important club fundraiser, which is always great craic. There will also be spot prizes and a raffle on the night for prizes including Premium Level tickets & pre-match hospitality for Ireland’s next home friendly in May in the Aviva Stadium, hampers and a voucher for O’Neills club merchandise.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, January 20 and this week’s jackpot is €2,700 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, January 27. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – January 14 2018

Juniors
Due to the recent spell of poor weather the LDMC once again called off all junior games last weekend. Next Sunday, Newport welcome Weston Villa to Derryleigh Park in the Lawson Cup at 11am. The U17s they travel to play Corbally in the league at 2pm.

Schoolboys
All schoolboy games were also called off last weekend due to the poor weather. Next Saturday, hopefully the weather will have improved and the following games are scheduled. U11 Greens are home to Coonagh at 11am, while the U11 Whites are home to Corbally at 12.30pm. U13A are home to Carew Park at 2pm and U13B are away to Aisling Annacotty at 2pm. U15A are home to Summerville at 12.30pm and U15B are away to Corbally at 12.30pm.

Schoolgirls
Our U12 & U14 schoolgirl sides were the only Newport teams in action last weekend and both recorded excellent wins. The U14s secured an excellent 5-2 home win over BT Harps. Carragh Flynn was the player of the match with an individual haul of 4 goals. Shauna Pearson was the other scorer. The U12s were on the road against Clodiagh Rangers and won on an emphatic 7-0 scoreline despite a very brave performance from the home team. The scorers were Aoife Mellerick 3, Lauren Bailey 2, Jane Ryan & Heather O’Neill. Girl of the match was Muireann Ryan who was brilliant in defence again. Next Saturday the U13’s are away to Ballymackey at 1.30pm and the U11’s are away to Holycross at 1.30pm.

Clothes Collection
Due to the success of the fundraiser last September and the demand for another one, the soccer club in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind are organising an old clothes collection as a fundraiser for our Schoolboy/Schoolgirl section. Simply drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park on Saturday, January 20 & 27 from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows). Please contact Sarah (087-2826155) or Amanda (086-0442323) for more info or collection of bags if necessary.

Table Quiz
The Soccer club’s annual table quiz will take place in Lee’s Pub on Friday, January 26 @ 9.30pm. €20 per table of four. If you can’t make up a team, come along anyway and we will put teams together on the night. Please come along to this important club fundraiser, which is always great craic. There will also be spot prizes and a raffle on the night for prizes including Premium Level tickets & pre-match hospitality for Ireland’s next home friendly in May in the Aviva Stadium, hamper and a voucher for O’Neills club merchandise.

Schoolboy Inter-League Games
We were delighted & very proud that Derryleigh Park was once again selected as the venue for schoolboy inter-league games last Sunday. The North Tipp League played the Limerick County League in U12 & U13 games. Newport Town AFC welcomed a large number of NTSFL & Limerick County District Underage League players, management, supporters and officials to Derryleigh Park. It was a huge honour for our club and a great reflection on the work that has gone into our pitches and facilities to be able to host such prestigious games. For the record the U13 game ended in a scoreless draw and North Tipp were comfortable winners in the U12 game.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, January 13 and this week’s jackpot is €2,650 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, January 20 in Gleeson’s Bar. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – January 7 2018

Juniors
Due to the recent spell of poor weather the LDMC called off all junior games at the weekend. Next Sunday, the U18s are the only junior side in action when they travel to play Mungret Regional in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup at 2pm.

Schoolboys
All schoolboy games were also called off at the weekend due to the poor weather. Next Saturday, hopefully the weather will have improved and the following games are scheduled. U10 Green 1 play Caherconlish at 11am in Derryleigh Park. The U10 Green 2 side are away to Mungret Regional at 12.30pm. U12A’s are away to Fairview at 12.30pm. U14A are home to Caherdavin at 12.30pm and the U14B’s are away to Carew Park at 2pm. The U16’s are away to Aisling Annacotty C at 2pm.

Schoolgirls
Our U13 & U15 schoolgirl sides were the only Newport teams in action last weekend. The U15s recorded an excellent 2-0 home win over Birdhill with goals from Abbie Lenihan & Ava Shinners. Meanwhile the U13s continued their 100% start to the season with a 1-0 win at home to Birdhill with Sadbh Lenihan on the scoresheet. Next Saturday the U12’s are away to Clodiagh at 12.30pm, U14’s are home to BT Harps at 10.30am and the U17’s are away to Nenagh at 12.30pm.

Table Quiz
The Soccer club’s annual table quiz will take place in Lee’s Pub on Friday, January 26 @ 9.30pm. €20 per table of four. If you can’t make up a team, come along anyway and we will put teams together on the night. Please come along to this important club fundraiser, which is always great craic. There will also be spot prizes and a raffle on the night including Premium Level tickets & pre-match hospitality for Ireland’s next home friendly in May in the Aviva Stadium.

Clothing Collection
Due to the success of the fundraiser last September and the demand for another one, the soccer club in conjunction with the National Council for the Blind are organising an old clothes collection as a fundraiser for our Schoolboy/Schoolgirl section. Simply drop your bags of unwanted clothes to Derryleigh Park on Saturday, January 13, 20 & 27 from 10am-2pm. We will accept old clothes, shoes (in pairs), handbags, blankets & bed linen (NO duvets/pillows). Please contact Sarah (087-2826155) or Amanda (086-0442323) for more info or collection of bags if necessary.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, January 6 and this week’s jackpot is €2,600 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, January 13 in O’Sullivan’s Bar. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – December 17 2017

Juniors
The junior leagues are currently on their well-deserved Christmas break and junior football resumes on January 7, when the U18s travel to play Mungret Regional in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup.

Schoolboys
The schoolboys are also on a Christmas break with games resuming on January 6 but well done to our players, Eoin Guilfoyle & Jay Ryan who were on the U15 LDSL squad who beat the West Cork League 4-1 in the Munster semi-final on Sunday afternoon. They will now play Cork in the Munster Final.

Schoolgirls
Our U13 & U15 schoolgirl sides were the only Newport teams in action. The U15s earned a valuable point in a 2-2 draw away to Ballymackey with goals from Roisin Power & Rachel Carey. Meanwhile the U13s continued their incredible start to the season with a comfortable 8-0 away to Borrisokane. The scorers were Shauna Pearson 2, Robyn McNamara 2, Erin Kennedy, Aoife Kennedy, Emily Hurley & Meabh Gaffrey. They have now won all six games and in the process they have scored 37 goals and have only conceded one. Like the schoolboys, the girls are now also on a Christmas break until January 6.

Christmas Draw
The soccer club’s Xmas Draw took place last Sunday in O’Sullivan’s Bar. Prizes on offer included large food hampers, a fuel hamper and lots of other prizes. The winners of the hampers, very kindly sponsored by Meehan Funeral Directors, Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home and Delaney Minihan Funeral Directors were Daithi O’Donoghue, John Coffey, Caitriona Hackett & Jackie Cuddihy. Spot prize winners were Kate Harvey, Leah Duggan, Mary Minihan, Jody Lenihan, Lisa Lenihan, Tim Kennedy & Shoyna O’Gorman. Thanks to everyone who supported the club by buying a line to enter the raffle.

Santa’s visit to Derryleigh Park
Santa Claus and one of his elves took time out of their very busy schedule to make a flying visit to Derryleigh Park last Friday & Saturday to meet our U7, U8 & U9 Newport Nippers. He gave each of the children a small gift and was delighted to say that it looks like all the soccer kids are on the ‘nice’ list but asked them to be sure to get to bed nice & early on Christmas Eve and not to forget to leave out a little something for him and the reindeers.

Club Gear Collection
Ordered club gear will be available for collection in the clubhouse from 6.30 to 8pm on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. A small number of orders may be awaiting an item but we are expecting these from O’Neills during the week.

Lotto
There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, December 16 and this week’s jackpot is €2,450 with the draw taking place in Ryan’s next Saturday, December 23. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Table Quiz
The club’s annual table quiz will take place in Lee’s Bar on Friday, January 19. Be sure to pencil the date in your diaries.

Christmas Message
Finally, the soccer club would like to wish everyone in Newport and surrounding areas, especially our players, coaches, supporters, sponsors and their families a very peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year. Thank you to all our club sponsors and local businesses for their support throughout the year and to everyone who supported the club’s various fundraising efforts throughout the year. Without people’s generosity and goodwill towards the soccer club, it would not be possible to progress the club forward.

Derryleigh Diary – December 10 2017

Juniors:
Despite the poor conditions on Sunday with almost local games falling foul of the weather, Derryleigh Park once again stood up to whatever the Irish weather throws at it and the three games scheduled all took place. The match officials were very complimentary of the pitches and noted that our pitches are some of the best in the region. Well done to all the ground staff.

The A team maintained their recent good run of form and continued their climb up the table with an excellent 4-1 win at home to St. Pat’s on Sunday morning. Goals from Sean Ryan & Odhran Brett in the first half and Brian O’Sullivan & Kevin Connolly in the second ensured that Newport took all three points on offer. The score-line did not flatter the lads as they dominated the game from the first whistle to last. They have now won two games and drawn two in the last four games and go into the Christmas break in good shape.

The B’s suffered a surprise 3-5 defeat to Holycross B. Newport enjoyed a 2-1 lead at one stage but Holycross fought back and the lads dropped their first points in four games. Despite the result, Kalem Harte enjoyed a fine individual performance with a well-taken hat-trick.

The U17’s welcomed runaway league leaders, Charleville, to Derryleigh Park and despite an excellent performance and having taken the lead through a superb individual goal from Colin Coleman in the first half, it was the Cork side who somehow managed to leave Newport with all three points after winning the game on a 2-1 scoreline. The lads were very disappointed after the game as all in attendance agreed that they did not deserve to lose. This is a relatively new side, who train hard and play some lovely football and with a little more rub of the green they will definitely get the results they deserve. The management and players would like to wish a speedy recovery to Robert Duggan who was injured in training last week and will be out of action for a few months.

Junior football is now finished for the Christmas break and will resume on January 7th.

Schoolboys:
The even age groups were in action at the weekend. The U12A side had a good 1-1 draw away to Mungret Regional with Ciaran Carey on the score-sheet. Unfortunately the 12B’s lost 1-3 at home to Aisling Annacotty.

Both U14 sides were also in action, with the A team recording a good 1-1 draw away to Regional. After going 6 weeks without playing a game it was a welcome return to action for the lads. The game was played on Regional’s astro turf and was a good experience for the lads. Newport started well but conceded a sloppy goal and were on the back foot. However they played their way back into the game and equalised with a well taken free kick by Diarmuid O’Riordan. The second half a was a tight affair but there was no further scores. Newport have enjoyed the step up to the premier league and have made a steady start to the league. Unfortunately the U14B’s suffered defeat away to Janesboro with Nathan Bridgeman scoring our consolation goal.

The U16’s continued their excellent league form with a convincing 4-0 win at home to Geraldines with goals from Jay Ryan, Eoin Guilfoyle, Joey Kelly & Jack O’Carroll. The lads now enjoy a 3 point lead over their closest rivals and also have a game in hand.

Schoolboy football is now finished for the Christmas break and will resume on January 6th.

Schoolgirls:
The U14 girls recorded a superb 2-1 win away to Ballymackey. On a very heavy pitch, the girls pressed forward from the start but the home defence held strong with some notable blocks and saves from shots. The breakthrough came when the ball was passed back to Shauna Pearson, who shot from outside the box which gave the keeper no chance. We introduced our new signing Caragh Flynn to the game and she added an extra dimension to our play. With space at 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.

Our U12 girls travelled to Killavilla for a top of the table clash but surprisingly it was the home side who enjoyed a comfortable win. It was a case of Newport just having a bad day at the office, where we made some uncharacteristic mistakes, which were clinically punished by Killavilla. This is just a bump in the road and there’s a long way to go.

The U17s travelled to BT Harps and suffered a 4-0 defeat.

Next Saturday the the U13 & U15 sides are both on the road. U13 v Borrisokane (11am) and U15 v Ballymackey (11.30am).

Xmas Raffle:
The club’s popular Xmas Raffle will take place in Sullivan’s Bar on Sunday, Dec 17. You can buy a line for the draw for €2 from players, managers and committee members. They are also available in the Derryleigh Dugout on Saturdays and pubs, shops & local businesses in the town. Great prizes to be won including 3 large food hampers (with turkey & ham), 1 fuel hamper and lots of other prizes. Thanks in advance for your support.

Lotto:
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The lucky numbers were 9, 25, 28 & 30. This week’s jackpot is €2,400 and the draw will take place in Gleeson’s Bar on Saturday night. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – December 3 2017

Juniors:
The A team travelled to Croom and despite missing a number of players, recorded a creditable 3-3 draw with Croom, with our opponents scoring deep into injury time to snatch a draw and deny us all three points. Brian O’Sullivan (2) and Sameer Salem were the goal-scorers.

The B’s were also on the road and played Summerville Rovers and enjoyed an excellent 4-1 win with goals from John Ryan (2), Dave Kennedy and Jamie Collins. This win keeps Newport firmly in the promotion hunt and top of Div 2B with 11 games played & 9 remaining, with 8 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.

Newport Town AFC U18’s welcomed Maree Oranmore FC to Derryleigh Park in the 3rd round of the FAI Youth Cup. Unfortunately for us, it was the Galway outfit who advanced to the last 16 of the National Competition, after scoring the only goal of the game in the 17th minute. The Newport lads worked hard to score an equaliser and came close on 70 minutes when Elliott Slattery’s free-kick cannoned off the cross-bar. However despite coming under intense pressure from Newport in the last 20 minutes, the westerners defence held firm and they breathed a deep sigh of relief when the ref blew the final whistle. Hard luck to Newport and best of luck to Maree Oranmore in the next round. Thanks to the large home crowd who came along to support the lads and a special word of thanks to the parents who brought sandwiches, home-bakes and soup for the post-game hospitality.

Next Sunday, the A’s, B’s and U17’s are all at home in Derryleigh Park. The A’s play St. Pat’s (11am), the B’s play Holycross B (2pm) and the U17’s play Charleville (2pm).

Please note that all junior football finishes on December 10th and will resume on January 7th.

Schoolboys:
Unfortunately all three of our competitive schoolboy sides suffered defeats at the weekend. The U15As, were up against it as they were missing a few players and they lost 6-2 away to Fairview, with Jay Ryan netting twice. The U15Bs also lost on a similar scoreline with Luke Hamilton & Ben Noble on the score-sheet. However the scoreline didn’t do justice to the lads effort. The U13Bs welcomed Granville to Derryleigh Park but unfortunately it was the visitors who secured a 6-0 victory.

Next Saturday, the even-ages sides are in action. U10 Blues are away to Shelbourne (11am), U12A are away to Mungret Regional (11am), U12B are home to Aisling Annacotty (12.30pm), U14A are away to Regional (12.30pm), U14B are away to Janesboro (12.30pm) and U16s are home to Geraldines (2pm).

Next Saturday sees the final schoolboy fixtures before Christmas. Games will resume on Saturday, January 6th.

All match results, reports and upcoming fixtures can be viewed on the club’s website www.newporttownafc.com

Schoolgirls:
Well done to our U13 & U15 sides who both recorded excellent wins. The U13s beat Lough Derg 7-0 with goals from Shauna Pearson 2, Emily Hurley, Aoife Mellerick, Grainne Power, Robyn McNamara & O.G. The U15s travelled to Borrisokane and came away with all three points following a 3-0 win. Roisin Power, Rosie Quirke & Leah Mpran were on the scoresheet.

Next Saturday the the U12, 14 & 17 girls are all on the road. U12 v Killavilla (12pm), U14 v Ballymackey (12pm) and the U17s v BT Harps (1pm).

Xmas Raffle:
The club’s popular Xmas Raffle will take place in Sullivan’s Bar on Sunday, Dec 17. You can buy a line for the draw for €2 from players, managers and committee members. They are also available in the Derryleigh Dugout on Saturdays and pubs, shops & local businesses in the town. Great prizes to be won including 3 large food hampers (with turkey & ham), 1 fuel hamper and lots of other prizes. Thanks in advance for your support.

Wrist Bands:
Limited edition NTAFC wrist bands are now available in the Derryleigh Dugout on Saturday mornings. As the advert says, ‘when they’re gone, they’re gone’ so be sure to get one soon.

Lotto:
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The lucky numbers were 4, 6, 20 & 25. This week’s jackpot is €2,350 and the draw will take place in Lee’s Bar on Saturday night. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.