New Junior Season:
Pre-season is now over and the competitive league action commences this week. Once again this season we will have five teams competing in the Limerick District League and all hoping to have a competitive season and push for honours. The A team will play in Div 1B, the B’s in Div 2B, the C’s in Div 3B, U18’s in Div 2 and the U17’s in Div 2. Fixtures for the following week are as follows. Tuesday, August 15, Newport Town AFC B v Athlunkard Villa B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park), U18, Newport Town AFC v Kilmallock, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Wednesday, August 16, U17, Newport Town AFC v Kilfrush, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Thursday, Aug 17, Newport Town AFC A v Croom, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Saturday, Aug 19, Holycross B v Newport Town AFC B, 6.30pm (Holycross), U18, Aisling Annacotty v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Annacotty). Sunday, Aug 20, Newport Town AFC A v Hill Celtic, 10.30am (Derryleigh Park), U17, Charleville v Newport Town AFC, 2.00pm (Charleville). Monday, Aug 21, Newport Town AFC C v Hyde B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Tuesday, Aug 22, Newport Town AFC B v Summerville Rovers B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park), U18, Newport Town AFC v Regional Utd, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Thursday, Aug 24, Coonagh v Newport Town AFC A, 6.30pm (Coonagh), U17, Newport Town AFC v Corbally, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park).
Registration for all schoolboy/schoolgirl players will take place this Wednesday & Thursday (August 16 & 17) in Derryleigh Park from 7-8pm. All players must be registered and have membership paid before the commencement of the season. The schoolboy season commences on August 23, while the schoolgirls start on September 2.
Summer Soccer Camp:
What a great week! 5 days, 150 kids, 10 coaches, 1 astro-turf pitch, 2 grass pitches, 100’s of goals, 1,000’s of smiles and countless hours of fun. Even the weather played its part. All good things must come to an end and so it was last Friday afternoon when all of the children received their certificates for their participation in the Newport Town AFC FAI Summer Soccer School. We hope that every boy & girl who took part had a great time and made lots of new friends in our second sold-out camp of the year.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the camp be such a great success and so enjoyable for the children. The list is endless but thanks to the boys & girls, their parents, the coaches and all the volunteers in the club who marshalled the car park, cut the pitches, put up and took down the marquee, cleaned the dressing rooms and so much more. We look forward to doing it all again next summer.
Official Opening of New Clubhouse:
The countdown is now well and truly on to the official opening of our new Clubhouse by FAI CEO John Delaney on Sunday, August 27. This is going to be a truly historic day for the club and the local community and we would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone, young & old, to join us on the day. There will be lots of fun activities for all the family from 1-5pm including bouncy castle & obstacle course, BBQ, face-painting, soccer activities, music by Jimmy Jo and lots more. The official opening of the new clubhouse by John Delaney is scheduled to take place at 3.30pm. The last of our monthly Super Draws for a cash prize of €2,500 will also take place. We hope to see you all there.
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The lucky numbers were 3, 15, 16 & 21. This week’s jackpot is €1,550 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.
All in Newport Town AFC wish the very best of luck to the U13 Newport/Birdhill Boys Community Games squad, who will represent Munster in the All-Ireland finals in Dublin next weekend.