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Derryleigh Diary – April 16 2017

Juniors:
Our U17 & U18 teams were the only junior sides in action in the past week. Pride of place goes to the U17s who have made it through to the Div 2 Cup Final in Jackman Park on April 25, following a gritty 3-1 win away to Knockainey on Saturday evening with goals from Elliott Slattery (2) and Jordan Mooney. Newport were 2-0 up at half-time thanks to a long-range free kick and penalty from Elliott Slattery. The game was made safe in the 78th minute when Jordan Mooney was on hand to tap-in after Odhran Brett’s effort was only parried by the keeper. Knockainey scored a late consolation but it’s Newport who will now take on Mungret Regional in the final, which will take place in Jackman Park on Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm. Last Tuesday, in the league Newport continued their push for a top two finish with a convincing 5-1 win away to Corbally with goals from Adam Hurley 2, Jack Connolly, Odhran Brett & James Lynch. Nest up for the 17s is a league game at home to Janesboro this Tuesday at 6.30pm.

The U18s lost their cup semi-final on a 4-1 scoreline away to Star Rovers on Sunday afternoon. Newport, missing a number of players due to injury and unavailability, failed to get into their stride and the concession of two early goals gave them a mountain to climb. The consolation goal was scored by Aaron O’Neill. Last Thursday, the lads were winning 1-0 against league leaders Kilfrush through a Brendan Coffey goal but were unfortunate to concede a last minute equaliser to share the points. The 18s next game is away to Geraldines this Thursday at 6.30pm followed by a game at home to Kilmallock on Sunday at 2pm.

The only other junior fixture currently scheduled is the C team at home to Murroe on Tuesday, April 25 at 6.30pm.

Schoolboys:
Both our U13 sides were in quarter-final cup action with mixed fortunes. Our double-chasing A team advanced to the cup semi-final, where they will meet Aisling Annacotty, following an excellent 3-1 win away to Summerville Rovers on Monday evening. Diarmuid O’Riordan was the hat-trick hero. Unfortunately, despite a battling performance the B team exited the cup at the hands of Aisling Annacotty.

In league action, the U12B team enjoyed an excellent 4-2 win away to Mungret Regional with two goals apiece for Alex O’Toole & Brian Corrigan.

Upcoming fixtures. This Wednesday, the U13B team are away to Fairview (6.45pm). On Friday, the U14A side are away to Mungret Regional (6.45pm). On Saturday, both our U7 sides are away to Shelbourne & Corbally (9.45am), the U10s are home to Fairview (11am) and the U12A side are home to Shelbourne (12pm).

Schoolgirls:
There were no schoolgirl games in the past week. This week the U12 Greens are away to Lough Derg on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm. However the big game of the week is the U14 Cup Final that takes place in Kilavilla this Wednesday at 8pm.The girlsare going for the league & cup double and ironically it’s our close neighbours, Birdhill who stand in our way. Off the pitch these girls are friends, go to school together and even play on the same Community Games team. However for the duration of this game, friendships will be put to one side to see who can claim the silverware. Best of luck to the girls and their coaches, Gaylord & Mike.

90 minutes before the cup final, our U13 girls travel to play Shinrone at 6.30pm in their final game of the season. A win will ensure that the girls become league champions. Best of luck to the girls and their coaches, Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman. Everyone in the club is behind you. Hopefully we can then travel to the cup final a short distance away with one piece of silverware secured.

Well done to the 8 Newport girls, Abbie, Amber, Kaitlyn, Leah, Rachel, Robyn, Sarah (Captain) and Shauna who represented North Tipperary U14 NTSFL schoolgirls in the Waterford Viking Cup on Wednesday & Thursday. The girls were split across 2 teams and played some great games against Wexford, Kilkenny, Kildare, Cork, Limerick and South Tipperary. The future looks great for North Tipperary and Newport Girls soccer.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp:
Our Aviva Soccer Sisters camp is over for another year and it’s safe to say that all 83 girls that made it the BIGGEST camp in Ireland had great fun. It was our pleasure to host head coaches James Scott & Dave Rooney and their excellent team of FAI coaches. Thanks to everyone in the club who once again voluntarily gave up their free time to ensure the success of the camp. Special mention to Gaylord Harvey who co-ordinated the camp and did such a great job ensuring that everything went to plan. Roll on next Easter but in the meantime we have 2 summer camps to look forward to for boys & girls in July & August. We hope all the girls really enjoyed themselves. You were all brilliant. #AvivaSoccerSisters

April Super Draw:
The second of our monthly Super Draws takes place this coming Saturday, April 22 in Lees Pub at 10pm. This month’s prize is €1,500. Last month’s winner Nicole Fallon will be in attendance to receive her prize and also pick the next winner out of the drum. Come along and see if your name is pulled out. We will hold our usual weekly lotto draw the same night and there will be lucky dip prizes for those in attendance. If you weren’t in the draw, you can still support the club’s Derryleigh 2020 campaign by ‘buying a brick’. Thanks for the incredible support to date. #derryleigh2020

Back to the 80’s:
Just a reminder to keep Saturday, April 29 free as our Back to the 80’s Night takes place in the Freigh Inn. Our organisers are hard at work to ensure that it’s going to be a night to remember. There will be some great raffle & spot prizes on the night including 2 x VIP tickets for Ireland v Austria in the Aviva, 2 x tickets for Ireland v Uruguay, 2 Munster tickets, a hotel break, restaurant vouchers, Annual Family pass from Shannon Heritage, Bunratty Banquet tickets, a smart phone, hampers and many more. 80’s costumes are optional but there will be great prizes for best costumes, so why not make the effort to go back in time. Admission is only €5 and it looks like it’s going to be a great night out.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 20 & 28. This week’s jackpot is €4,650. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – April 9 2017

Juniors:
The A team suffered another setback in their relegation fight when they suffered a home defeat to Prospect Priory in Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning. Newport started well and took a 1-0 lead to the half-time break courtesy of a Dave Ryan Rose goal. Unfortunately Prospect dominated the second half and ran out comfortable winners. The A’s now have 2 games remaining at home to Corbally and away to Charleville but would need to win both and hope that other results go their way to avoid the drop.

The B’s recorded a 7-4 win at home to Abbey on Sunday in a rip-roaring league contest that had 11 goals, a red card and some missing teeth! It was great to once again to see some of our under 17 & 18 players getting a run out in a team that was a mix of seasoned campaigners and youth. Goals came from Dermot Ryan (2), Thomas Carroll (2), Colin Floyd, Odhran Brett & James Lynch. Best of luck to Dobs on his visit to the dentist! The B’s have just one game to play before the end of season and next season will once again play in Div 2B.

The C’s promotion hopes took a big dent when they lost 3-1 away to Summerville Rovers on Sunday afternoon. Steve McDermott was Newport’s scorer. The lads now have just one game remaining in their Div 4 campaign.

Upcoming junior fixtures see the U18’s at home to Kilfrush in the league on Thursday (6.30pm). On Easter Saturday, the U17’s are away to Knockainey in their cup semi-final (6.15pm). On Easter Sunday, the U18’s are away to Star Rovers in their cup semi-final (2pm). The 17s are in action again next Tuesday when they welcome Janesboro to Derryleigh Park at 6.30pm. The A, B & C teams have no games.

Schoolboys:
The under 14A side advanced to the Premier Cup semi-final, where they will meet Limerick FC, after a convincing 4-1 home win over Mungret Regional. Daniel Egan (2), Johnny Ryan and Diarmuid O’Riordan were the Newport scorers.

Unfortunately despite a committed and battling performance, the 14B team lost 4-2 in their divisional cup tie to Regional Utd and exited the main cup competition. On-fire, Lee Ryan, was once again the Newport scorer with a brace. However the B’s still remain in contention in the pool stage of their League Cup.

Our league winning U13A side continued their winning run with a comfortable 6-0 win away to a battling Regional Utd side on Friday evening to set them up nicely for their cup game away to Summerville Rovers on Monday evening. Scorers were Shane O’Halloran (2), Lee Ryan (2), Diarmuid O’Riordan and Lee Ryan.

Unfortunately the U13B team lost out 5-1 to Parkville in the league with Alex O’Toole, once again being on the mark for Newport.

Both our U12 sides were in cup action on Saturday with mixed fortunes. The A team were very unfortunate to lose out 3-2 away to Geraldines after extra time, after Geraldines scored a last minute equaliser to bring the game to extra time. Conor Brett & Killian English were the Newport scorers. Meanwhile the B team advanced to the next round following a comfortable 7-1 win away to Mungret Regional C. Newport scorers were Alex O’Toole (3), David O’Brien (2), Taylor McGill & Brian Corrigan.

There are no schoolboy games scheduled over the Easter weekend.

Schoolgirls:
Very hard luck to our U13 schoolgirls who were unfortunate to bow out of the Cup at the semi-final stage in a cracker of a cup tie against BT Harps on a 2-1 scoreline on Wednesday evening with Abbie Lenihan scoring our goal. The girls have two league games remaining and still are in contention for the league title.

Our U14 girls are just one win away from the league & cup double following their 3-1 semi-final victory away to Knigh Utd with goals from Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan & Skye Sheehy. In the final, they will play the winners of Ballymackey & Birdhill.

Newport Town AFC were ball girls at the Markets Field, Limerick for the European qualifying game between Ireland U19 & Ukraine. It was great for our players to see this standard of football. We had over 30 players and 20 parents in supporting the Irish girls who won the game 2-0. All our ball girls did an excellent job on behalf of their club.

Well done to St. Marys’ Secondary School, Newport on winning the Bank Of Ireland FAI Schools Minor ‘B’ Girls National Cup semi final v Wilson Hospital School, Multyfarnham. They will now play St Patrick’s College, Killala in the final on Wednesday 26th April. This team includes a large number of players from Newport Town AFC.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp:
Over 80 girls will be taking part in our Soccer Sisters Easter Camp this Wednesday & Thursday to make it one of the biggest camps in the country. We hope you all have great fun. Thanks to all the committee and volunteers involved in the preparation for the camp.

Back to the 80’s:
Just a reminder to keep Saturday, April 29 free as our Back to the 80’s Night takes place in the Freigh Inn. Our organisers are hard at work to ensure that it’s going to be a night to remember. There will be some great raffle & spot prizes on the night including 2 x VIP tickets for Ireland v Austria in the Aviva, 2 x tickets for Ireland v Uruguay, 2 Munster tickets, a hotel break, restaurant voucher, Annual Family pass from Shannon Heritage, Bunratty Banquet tickets, a smart phone and many more. 80’s costumes are optional but there will be great prizes for best costumes, so why not make the effort to go back in time. Admission is only €5 and it looks like it’s going to be a great night out.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 21 & 29. This week’s jackpot is €4,600. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – April 2 2017

Juniors:
The A team suffered a setback in their relegation fight when they surrendered a 3-1 lead with 9 minutes remaining to lose out on a 5-3 scoreline at home to Holycross on Sunday morning. The Newport scorers were Dean Lenihan, Kieran McCarthy & Sean Ryan. With just three games remaining, it’s going to take a mighty effort and some other results to go our way to pull ourselves out of this position. However football is a funny game and as we have seen in the past 2 games, anything can happen. Next up is the visit of Prospect to Derryleigh Park next Sunday (11am).

The B’s narrowly lost out 3-2 away to Murroe last Tuesday evening with Darragh Nolan and James Lynch on the score-sheet. Despite the scoreline this was an important game as another two of our U17 players, Odhran Brett & James Lynch, made their full junior debuts and both did not look at all out of place. On Sunday afternoon, the B’s travelled to Summerville Rovers in the Div 2B Cup semi-final. Unfortunately the lads lost out 4-2 to a very strong Summerville side with Dean Lenihan scoring both our goals. The B’s now have just two league games remaining and are safe in Div 2B. Next up is a home game to Prospect next Sunday (2pm).

The C’s remain second in the hunt for promotion from Div 4 but a 2-2 draw away to Rathuard on Sunday may have put a slight dent in their promotion push. Goals from Dave Ryan Rose & Steve McDermott earned the lads a point. The C’s also have just two games remaining and travel to play Summerville Rovers on Sunday (2pm).

Well done to our under 17’s who advanced to the semi-final of the Div 2 Cup following a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Aisling Annacotty on Sunday afternoon. Goals from Adam Hurley, James Lynch and two from centre-half Elliott Slattery, one of which was a free kick from inside his own half, was enough to send the lads to the semis. Next up for the 17s is a midweek game away to Corbally on Tuesday, April 11 at 6.30pm.

Schoolboys:
Our under 14A team recorded a crucial 2-0 league win away to Regional Utd last Wednesday with both goals scored by Johnny Ryan. Unfortunately they lost 4-0 at home to Caherdavin on Saturday. Meanwhile the 14Bs enjoyed an excellent 4-2 win at home to Aisling Annacotty in the first game in their League Cup pool. Lee Ryan scored all four goals. Both U14 sides are in Cup action next Saturday. The A’s play Mungret Regional (11am) and the Bs play Regional (1pm). Both games are in Derryleigh Park.

The under 12B team suffered a defeat away to Fairview last Friday with Alex O’Toole on the scoresheet. Next up for the B’s is a Cup game away to Mungret Regional next Saturday (11am). The U12A side are also in Cup action next Saturday, when they are away to Geraldines (1am).

Our U13 sides also have a busy schedule. Next Friday, the A’s are away to Regional in the league (6.30pm) and then travel to play Summerville in the Cup the following Monday (6.30pm). The B’s are also in cup action on Monday when they travel to Aisling Annacotty (6.30pm).

Our U8 & U10 sides were in non-competitive action last Saturday and by all accounts the standard of football was top-class. Well done to all the players and their coaches.

Other upcoming schoolboy fixtures. Both our U11 sides are away this Wednesday to Bridge Celtic and Carew Park (7pm) and next Saturday, the U9 Greens are home to Lisnagry (9.45am).

Schoolgirls:
Well done to our U14 girls who received their league trophy from Terri Butler of the NTSFL at a well-attended presentation ceremony in Derryleigh Park during the week. All the players and their coaches, Gaylord Harvey & Mike Carey received a great reception from other Newport players, their families, friends & supporters.

This was just the start of an incredible week for our schoolgirl teams as both our U12 sides won their Cup and Shield Finals last Saturday. The Reds beat Lough Derg 3-1 in the Shield Final with goals from Shauna Pearson 2 and Robyn McNamara. The Greens then completed a remarkable double when they beat Killavilla 2-1 in the Premier Cup Final with a goal from Emily Hurley and an O.G.

Three trophies for our girls in the space of a few days and with a little luck, there might even be more to come. Schoolgirl soccer in Newport continues to go from strength to strength. Then just to top it all off the Newport/Birdhill U15 Futsal girls, representing Tipperary, won the Munster Community Games when they defeated Kerry 4-2 in the final with goals from Emma Coleman (3) and Marie O’Brien. The U13 Newport/Birdhill girls narrowly lost out to Clare in the semi-final.

This Wednesday, the U13 girls play BT Harps in the Cup semi-final in Derryleigh Park (7pm).

Derryleigh 2020 Super Draw:
Congratulations to Nicole Fallon of Glencree who was the winner of a New York holiday when her ticket was pulled out of the drum in a packed O’Sullivan’s Bar on Saturday night. We have had a great response from the local community to our fundraising efforts and it is only with this support that we can continue to improve the facilities in Derryleigh Park for the benefit of the whole community. The second monthly draw will take place on April 22.

New Clubhouse:
Local builder, Larry McGrath and his crew are working hard on our new clubhouse in Derryleigh Park and we are on schedule for the official opening in August of this year. It’s great to see the progress being made from week to week.

Soccer Camps:
Newport Town AFC will be holding two FAI Summer Soccer Schoolsthis summer. Online booking is now open at www.summersoccerschools.ie Camp 1 will take place from July 3 – 7 and Camp 2 from August 7 – 11. The camps are for boys & girls aged 6-14 and the cost is just €65 which includes an exclusive kit, backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches!
There are still limited places available on our Soccer Sisters Easter Camp on April 12 & 13. Book now on www.soccersisters.ie

Back to the 80’s
Just a reminder to keep Saturday, April 29 free as our Back to the 80’s Night takes place in the Freigh Inn. Our organisers are hard at work to ensure that it’s going to be a night to remember.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 19, 21 & 28. This week’s jackpot is €4,550. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – March 26 2017

Juniors:
Having taking a well-deserved 2-0 half-time lead over Aisling Annacotty, courtesy of goals from Dean Lenihan & Dave Ryan Rose, the A team looked good value to secure the vital three points on offer. However Aisling staged a late fightback and scored in the 80th minute to reduce the deficit. Then in the 9th minute of injury time they managed to snatch an equaliser to share the points, which still leaves us in the relegation zone with 4 games remaining. We remain one point behind Aisling with a game in hand. Next up for the A’s is a home game against Holycross next Sunday morning (11am).

The B team earned a point in a 1-1 draw away to Star Rovers, with Tristan O’Sullivan on the scoresheet for Newport. The B’s now look forward to a cup semi-final away to Summerville Rovers next Sunday (2pm) and in the meantime are away to Murroe in the league on Tuesday (6.15pm).

The Cs recorded an impressive 6-1 win at home to Athlunkard Villa on Sunday morning with goals from hat-trick man, Dave Ryan Rose, Kieran O’Keeffe (2) and Steve McDermott. Next up for the Cs is a trip away to Dromore Celtic next Sunday (2pm).

Well done to our U18s who advanced to the Div2 Youth Cup semi-final following an impressive 4-0 win at home to Aisling Annacotty on Sunday afternoon. Scorers were Nathan Hartigan (2), Devlin Courtney & James Lynch. The lads are away to Star Rovers in the semi-final.

Our under 17s are home to Aisling Annacotty in their cup quarter-final this coming Sunday at 2pm.

Schoolboys:
Congratulations to our U13 A side who have secured the league title with 2 games to spare following an excellent 5-1 win away to Janesboro. The Newport scorers were Diarmuid O’Riordan (2), Aaron Coleman (2) and Lee Ryan. The lads are deserving champions and will now play in the top-flight premier league next season. This team, under the management of Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield, have made steady progress over the past three seasons. They were cup-runners up in 2015, cup winners in 2016 and now league winners in 2017. They are a lovely group of players who train hard, play for one another and have a great attitude. Everyone in the club is delighted for them.

Both our U7 Newport Nippers were in action on Saturday morning, with the Blues at home to Corbally and the Greens away to Lisnagry. It’s great to see the progress these young boys & girls are making and how much they are enjoying playing soccer. At this stage it’s all about having fun and learning the skills of the game.

In a unique fixture on Saturday morning, our U11 teams who are both in the same section, played each other in their non-competitive league game. Friends, classmates & neighbours played against each other in a very entertaining game.

Upcoming schoolboy fixtures. On Wednesday, the U14 A team are away to Regional (6.30pm), while the U14 Bs are home to Aisling Annacotty in the League Cup (6.30pm). On Friday, the U12B side are away to Fairview(6.30pm). On Saturday, both U8 sides are in action. The Reds are away to Janesboro, while the Greens are away to Mungret Regional with both games kicking-off at 9.45am. The U10s are home to Corbally at 11am and the U14 A side are home to Caherdavin at 12.30pm.

Kennedy Cup:
A massive well done to our U14 schoolboy player, Eoin Guilfoyle, who’s been selected in the final 20 player squad to represent the Limerick District League in this year’s Kennedy Cup that takes place in U.L. from June 12-16. The Kennedy Cup is the most prestigious inter-league competition in Irish schoolboy football. This is a huge honour for Eoin, his family, coaches and our club and is recognition of the great strides being made in our underage structure. Hopefully we can produce even more Kennedy Cup players in the coming years.

Schoolgirls:
Our league winning U14 girls will be presented with their league trophy in their final game at home to Birdhill this Wednesday, March 29 (6.30pm) and we hope to see a large Newport crowd in attendance to see the girls lifting the league trophy.

Well done to the U12 Red team who defeated Holycross in a very exciting cup semi-final that went to extra time with Newport finally emerging as 4-3 winners with goals from Shauna Pearson (2) and Robyn McNamara (2).

Next Saturday, both our U12 Girls teams contest their respective Cup Finals with both games taking place in Glenbane. The Reds will play Lough Derg in the League Cup Final at 11.30am, while the Greens play Killavilla in the Premier Cup Final at 1pm. Best of luck to all the players and managers.

Derryleigh 2020:
The first of our monthly Super Draws takes place this coming Saturday, April 1 at 10pm in O’Sullivan’s Bar. To date the support for both the Super Draw and the Buy a Brick has been incredible. There will be over 370 names in the drum next Saturday, all with a chance of winning a 5 night trip to New York for 2 people. Please be sure to get your entry form back to the club before the weekend to ensure that your name is in the draw.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp:
Booking is still open for our Soccer Sisters Camp on April 12 & 13 but the extra places are now almost gone. Book now on www.soccersisters.ie

Back to the 80’s:
Just a reminder to keep Saturday, April 29 free as our Back to the 80’s Night takes place in the Freigh Inn. Our organisers are hard at work to ensure that it’s going to a night to remember.

Lotto:
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 9, 17, 23 & 29. This week’s jackpot is €4,500. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Confirmation:
The soccer club would like to wish all the best to the children in the parish that are making their Confirmation this Thursday in Newport. We hope you all have a lovely day.

Derryleigh Diary – March 19 2017

Juniors
Well done to our Junior B team who advanced to the semi-final of the Div 2B Cup following an excellent 1-0 victory over league leaders, Ballylanders in Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon. This was a hard-fought cup tie between two good sides. One goal was enough to separate the sides and thankfully it was our U17 player, Devlin Courtney’s excellent second-half strike that was the difference. However special mention goes to the Newport keeper, Eoin Larkin, who produced two top-class saves in the second half to deny Ballylanders. Newport will now travel to play Summerville Rovers in the semi-final.

Unfortunately, the A team lost 0-2 away to Mungret Regional on Sunday morning. In a game played on a sticky surface, it was the third-placed side who scored two first half goals to ensure that we travelled home empty-handed. With just five games remaining, every game and every point is vital in the fight to avoid relegation. Next Saturday evening, Newport travel to play Aisling Annacotty, in a crucial six pointer. With Caherconlish already relegated, it’s looking likely that Newport or Aisling will join them in Div 1B next season, therefore this game is very important and we will be looking for our supporters to get behind the lads for their remaining games, starting next Saturday. Kick-off is at 7pm under lights in Annacotty.

Next week’s other scheduled games are on Sunday, when the B’s are away to Star Rovers (11am), the C’s are home to Athlunkard (11am) and the U18s welcome Aisling Annacotty in the Div 2 Youth Cup (2pm). On Tuesday, March 28, the B’s are in action again when they travel to Murroe in a local derby (6.15pm).

Schoolgirls
Pride of place goes to our U14 girls who have now been officially confirmed as league champions. The girls will be presented with their league trophy in their final game at home to Birdhill on Wednesday, March 29 (6.30pm) and we hope to see a large Newport crowd in attendance to see the girls lifting the league trophy. Huge congratulations to the entire squad and their coaches Gaylord Harvey and Mike Carey. This is the first league title for any of our girls’ sides since schoolgirl football was introduced to the club 3 short years ago. It’s phenomenal to see the rise of schoolgirl football in the club over the past few seasons and huge credit is due to all the players, their coaches and parents.

Unfortunately our U16 girls bowed out of the Cup following a home defeat to Birdhill last Saturday. This was this team’s first season together and they have improved with every game played. Great credit is due to their coach Terri Butler, whose dedication and commitment to the cause has rubbed off on the girls. Without our coaches, who freely dedicate countless hours of their own time, we would not have teams or a club. Coaching and looking after a team is not an easy task but we hope that their efforts are appreciated by both players and parents.

Next Saturday, the U12 Girls Red team are home to Holycross in the League Cup (12.30pm). On Tuesday, March 28, the U12 Girls Green team are away to Birdhill (6.30pm), while the U13s are home to Knigh Utd in the Cup (6.30pm).

Schoolboys
Both under 12 sides were in action at the weekend. The A side earned a well-deserved 2-2 draw away to Limerick FC with free-scoring striker Conor Brett once again featuring on the score-sheet with two goals. It took a last minute equaliser from Conor to secure the point but it was well deserved. The result sees them move up to 8th in the league and gives them a great chance of staying up in the Premier Division.

Unfortunately the B’s lost on the road to Ballynanty with David O’Brien scoring a consolation goal for Newport.

At the time of writing next weekend’s schoolboy fixtures hadn’t been released.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp – Capacity Increased
Booking is still open for our Soccer Sisters Camp on April 12 & 13 but places are filling fast. Book now on www.soccersisters.ie

Derryleigh 2020
The first of our monthly Super Draws takes place in less than 2 weeks on Saturday, April 1. If you are interested in supporting the club’s fundraiser, please be sure to return your completed entry form to any committee member, team coach or drop into Nicky English Butchers by March 31. Thanks once again for the incredible response.

Back to the 80’s
Just a reminder to keep Saturday, April 29 free as our Back to the 80’s Night takes place in the Freigh Inn. It’s going to be a great night.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 5, 20, 24 & 25. This week’s jackpot is €4,450. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – March 12 2017

Thankfully the weather was back on side at the weekend and all games went ahead as scheduled.

Juniors
Unfortunately the C’s bowed out of the Div 4 Cup following a 5-0 defeat away to league leaders Ballynanty Rovers. Next game for the C’s is on Sunday, March 26 when they play Athlunkard Villa in Derryleigh.

The U17s enjoyed a comfortable 7-0 home win over Shelbourne in the league with Nathan Hartigan a hat-trick hero. Other players on the score sheet were Odhran Brett 2, Jack Noble & James Lynch. This was a very good performance from the lads and the clean sheet was an added bonus. Once again, players were rotated and played in different positions and no one looked out of place. There’s still plenty to play for with 4 league games remaining and hopefully a good cup run in the mix.

Next Sunday, the A’s are away to Mungret Regional (11am) and the B’s welcome Ballylanders to Derryleigh Park in the Div 2B Cup (2pm).

Schoolgirls
Pride of place goes to our U14 girls who secured the league title with a game to spare following an excellent 5-3 win away to their closest rivals, Clodiagh Rangers. To date the girls have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 2 and are worthy champions. The girls will be presented with their league trophy in their final game at home to Birdhill in the next few weeks. Huge congratulations to the entire squad and their coaches Gaylord Harvey and Mike Carey.

The U12 Girls Red team advanced to the next stage of the League Cup following a great 2-0 win away to our close neighbours Birdhill. Heather O’Neill & Shauna Pearson were the Newport scorers.

Next Saturday, the U12 Girls Red team are away to Knigh Utd in the league (12pm), while the U16s play Birdhill in the Cup at home (11am).

Schoolboys
The U13Bs were the only competitive schoolboy side in action and unfortunately they suffered a defeat away to Shelbourne. Despite the loss, the boys played some lovely football and kept going right to the end. Our U9 Greens and both our U11 sides were in non-competitive action and by all accounts, all three teams played really well in very entertaining games with some super football & skill on display.

Next Saturday, only our U12 sides are in action. The A’s are away to Limerick FC and the B’s are away to Ballynanty. Both games kick-off at 12.30pm

Newport St. Patrick’s Parade
The soccer club were once again delighted to take part in the Newport Parade and we had a big turnout of players, coaches, parents & supporters wearing the club colours of red & black and proudly marching behind the club banners. What made a great day even better was when we were awarded first prize in the Best Club category. The club is really proud to win this award. Thanks to the hard-working Parade Committee who put in lots of time & effort to ensure that the Parade gets better & bigger every year and that the sun always shines!

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp – Capacity Increased
Our Soccer Sisters Camp was fully booked out last week but thanks to the co-operation of the FAI, we have now been able to increase the capacity to 90 places. As it stands, there are now less than 30 places remaining and we expect these to be gone long before the camp takes place on April 12 & 13. Book soon on www.soccersisters.ie to avoid disappointment.

Derryleigh 2020
Due to a clash with an important Junior A team game, the first monthly draw in our Super Draw has now been pushed back to Saturday, April 1 with the first prize on offer being a 5 night trip to New York for 2 people. Return your completed entry form to any committee member, team coach or drop into Nicky English Butchers before the end of March. The support to date has been incredible and the club has been blown away by the goodwill and generosity being shown to us. Thank you.

Back to the 80’s Night
There has been a great response to our Back to 80’s night taking place on Saturday, April 29 in the Freigh Inn. There’s been a lot of discussion about costumes and dressing-up so don’t be surprised to see lots of Boy Georges, Madonnas, Adam Ants & Michael Jacksons walking the streets of Newport on the night. Lots more detail of what promises to be a real fun night to follow in the coming weeks.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 15 & 23. This week’s jackpot is €4,400. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – March 5 2017

Weather
Unfortunately the weather was the spoilsport at the weekend when all Junior, Schoolboy & Schoolgirl games were cancelled due to the poor conditions.

Juniors
Next Sunday, the C’s are away to Ballynanty in the cup (2pm while the U17s are home to Shelbourne in the league (2pm).

Schoolboys & Schoolgirls
Unfortunately at the time of writing, the fixtures had not been released for next weekend.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
The Newport Soccer Sisters Easter Camp on April 12 & 13 is currently the fastest-filling and most popular in the entire country, which is a great reflection of how popular girls’ soccer has become in our locality. The camp is almost full with just a handful of places remaining, so please book soon to avoid disappointment. Full details on www.soccersisters.ie

Derryleigh 2020
It’s less than 3 weeks to the first of our 6 Super Draws, which will take place on Saturday, March 25 in O’Sullivan’s Bar and Lounge. The winner of the March draw wins a 5 night trip to New York for 2 people. To be in with a chance to win, be sure to return your entry form to any committee member, team coaches or to Nicky English Butchers well ahead of time. Don’t miss out! Thanks to everyone for their tremendous support to date.

Newport Parade
The Soccer Club will be marching in the Newport St Patrick’s Parade this coming Saturday. We hope to see lots of our players, coaches, parents & supporters marching behind our banner. Great credit is due to the organisers & volunteers for making the Parade such a highlight in the town’s calendar of events.

Back to the 80’s Night
Be sure to pencil Saturday, April 29 into your diary as the Soccer Club is holding a Back to the 80’s Night in the Freigh Inn. Book the babysitter, dust off your dancing shoes and dig out your leg warmers for what promises to be fun-filled night of nostalgia and boogying over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 15 & 24. This week’s jackpot is €4,350. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – February 26 2017

Juniors
The weather took its toll last weekend, when all games under the auspices of the Limerick District League, were cancelled due to the bad weather.

Next Sunday, the As are away to Mungret Regional in the league (11am). The Bs welcome Ballylanders to Derryleigh Park in the Div 2B Ray Cup (2pm), while the Cs are away to Ballynanty in the Div 4 Hayes Cup (2pm).

Schoolboys
All schoolboy games in the Limerick League were cancelled last weekend due to the bad weather. Next weekend the even age groups are scheduled to be in action. Unfortunately at the time of writing, the fixtures had not been released.

Schoolgirls
Both our U12 schoolgirl sides were in cup action last Saturday. The Reds were unlucky to lose out to Knigh Utd in the quarter-final on a 2-3 scoreline after extra time. The Greens welcomed Holycross to Derryleigh Park in the semi-final and ensured safe passage to the Cup Final after a 2-1 victory with the crucial goals coming from Emily Hurley & Eryn Kennedy. They will now meet the winners of Knigh Utd v Killavilla in the final.

The U16 girls bowed out of the Shield Competition when they lost 3-6 at home to Ballymackey. Skye Sheehy scored twice for Newport with Leah Moran scoring the third.

The U14s lead at the top of the table was reduced to 3 points after suffering a 1-2 defeat at home to Ballymackey with Kaitlyn Bradshaw on the score sheet for Newport.

There are no games scheduled for Newport schoolgirl teams next Saturday.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
Calling all girls aged 7-12. Online booking is open for our FAI Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, April 12 & 13. The Newport camp is filling up fast, so please book soon to avoid disappointment. The cost is €30, which includes an exclusive Soccer Sisters set of gear. Full details on www.soccersisters.ie

Derryleigh 2020
Our fundraisers are still calling door-to-door to every home in the locality requesting the community’s help in supporting the ongoing & future developments in Derryleigh Park. We are very grateful for the support to date. If you miss them when they call and wish to support the club, entry forms can be given to any team manager, committee member or dropped into Nicky English Butcher. The first monthly draw is due to take place on Saturday, March 25 with the first prize being a 5 night trip to New York for 2 people.

Newport Parade
The Soccer Club is delighted to be once again taking part in the annual Newport St Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s Parade takes place on Saturday, March 11, commencing at 2pm and we hope that lots of our players, coaches, parents & supporters will march with the soccer club. This is always a great day for our players, so we look forward to seeing a big NTAFC presence behind our banner. Great credit is due to the organisers & volunteers for making the Parade such a highlight in the town’s calendar of events.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 15 & 23. This week’s jackpot is €4,300. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – February 19 2017

Juniors
The B’s advanced to the quarter-final of the Div 2B Ray Cup, where they will meet Ballylanders next Sunday, when they recorded a comfortable 3-0 win away to Pallasgreen last Sunday morning. Two goals from Blaine Lenihan and one from Dermot Ryan ensured safe passage from this potentially tricky tie.

The C’s welcomed league leaders, Ballynanty to Derryleigh on Sunday afternoon and unfortunately the visitors showed why they top Division 4, when they won 3-0 despite a decent Newport performance. The lads will face Ballynanty in the Cup next Sunday and hopefully will have learnt something from this encounter to turn things around when they next meet.

James Lynch scored an injury time to equalizer to salvage a deserved 2-2 draw for the under 17s away to Star Rovers on Sunday afternoon. Newport went a goal behind in the first half but equalised in the second half when James Lynch was on hand to pounce on a rebound from an Elliott Slattery free-kick. Newport were well on top but fell behind to a breakaway goal but the lads dug deep to earn a point.

Next Sunday the C’s are away to Ballynanty in the cup (11am), the B’s welcome Ballylanders to Derryleigh in the quarter-final (2pm), while the U17s play Shelbourne in the league, also in Derryleigh Park (2pm).

Schoolboys
Both our U12 sides were in action. Unfortunately the A’s lost away to second-placed Pike Rovers but the B’s enjoyed an excellent 3-0 win at home to Regional Utd. Alex O’Toole (2) and Mikey Carroll were the Newport scorers.

The U14B team travelled to Aisling Annacotty and suffered a 4-1 defeat with Aidan Fogarty on the scoresheet for Newport. Their league campaign is now over and they now move on to the League Cup & Divisional Cup competitions.

Both our U8 sides were in action with the Greens away to Bridge Celtic and the Reds away to Granville. As usual with these teams, there was lots of excitement and goals in both games and all the players really enjoyed themselves.

The U10s welcomed Shelbourne to Derryleigh Park and enjoyed an excellent high-scoring game, fully appreciated and enjoyed by the supporters from both sides.

Next weekend the odd age groups are in action. The U9 Greens are away to Shelbourne (9.45am), both U11 sides are in action, the Blues 1 are away to Regional (11am), the Blues 2 are home to Mungret Regional (11am) and the U13B side are away to Shelbourne (12.30pm).

Schoolgirls
With the U16 girls cup game being called off, the U13s were the only schoolgirls in action and enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 win at home to Knigh Utd. This win keeps Newport right in the mix for league honours with just 2 games remaining but need a couple of other results to go their way. The Newport scorers were Eryn Kennedy 2, Leah Moran, Shauna Pearson & Milla Harte.

Next Saturday, all the girls’ matches take place in Derryleigh Park. The U14s who currently lead the league play fourth placed Ballymackey (10am), in the U12 Cup, Newport Greens take on Holycross (11.15am) and in the U16 Girls Shield, Newport play Ballymackey (12.30pm).

Community Games Futsal
Congratulations to the Newport/Birdhill U13 boys and U13 & U15 girls Futsal teams who won their Community Games County Finals at the weekend and will now represent Tipperary in the Munster Finals. Well done to all the players and coaches.

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
Calling all girls aged 7-12. Online booking is open for our FAI Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, April 12 & 13. The Newport camp is currently the fastest filling camp in the region so please book soon to avoid disappointment. The cost is €30, which includes an exclusive Soccer Sisters set of gear. Full details on www.soccersisters.ie

Derryleigh 2020
Our fundraisers are still calling door-to-door to every home in the locality requesting the community’s help in supporting the ongoing & future developments in Derryleigh Park. We are very grateful for the support to date. If you miss them when they call and wish to support the club, entry forms can be given to any team manager, committee member or dropped into Nicky English Butcher. The first monthly draw is due to take place on Saturday, March 25 with the first prize being a 5 night trip to New York for 2 people.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 26 & 28. This week’s jackpot is €4,250. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Derryleigh Diary – February 12 2017

Juniors
Last Thursday Newport bowed out of the O’Halloran Cup at the quarter-final stage to a top-class Charleville side, who currently lead Div 1A and are looking odds on for promotion to the Premier League. It was a tough night at local HQ but Newport fielded quite a few young players who will have learned a lot from the experience. Now it’s back to the remaining league games and the push to climb up the table.

The under 17s were the only junior side in action last Sunday and unfortunately they came out the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline at home to league leaders Mungret Regional in front of a decent sized Derryleigh Park crowd. This was a tough battle and unfortunately it was one of those days when the side failed to fire on all cylinders. 2-0 down with six minutes remaining, Odhran Brett gave Newport a glimmer of hope, when he pounced on a spectacular 30 yard free kick from Elliott Slattery that rebounded off the post. However Mungret held onto bag all three points. The lads will move on and next weekend they get a chance to bounce back when they travel to play Star Rovers in the league (2pm kick-off).

Next Sunday the B’s are in cup action when they travel to Pallasgreen (11am) and the Cs welcome Ballynanty to Derryleigh Park (2pm).

Schoolboys
Our U13A team now has one hand firmly on the Div 1 league title with just 3 games remaining following a crucial and hard-earned victory away to a tough & determined Shelbourne side. Two headed goals from Adam McEvoy ensured that all three points on offer returned to Derryleigh Park. Well done lads on a gritty performance. Special mention for Lee Ryan, who travelled straight from his Confirmation with Lisnagry National School to make it in time to play the second half in his team’s vital win.

Kevin O’Brien was the hat-trick hero as the U13B team won their second game in a row to record an excellent 3-1 win away to Aisling Annacotty on Saturday.

The U11 Blues welcomed Aisling Annacotty to Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning and both teams played out a very entertaining game in front of an appreciative home support. Meanwhile the Greens were away to Parkville in an exciting encounter.

Both our U7 sides were in action with the Greens away to Aisling Annacotty and the Blues away to Caherdavin. There was lots of excitement and goals in both games and all the players really enjoyed themselves.

Next weekend’s schoolboy fixtures weren’t available at the time of writing.

Schoolgirls
The U12 Greens moved into the next round of the cup with a comfortable win away to Ballymackey with Shauna Pearson 2, Jayne Hurley 2, Amelia Healy, Emily Hurley, Eryn Kennedy & Sadbh Lenihan amongst the scorers. Well done girls.

The U14s played out a scoreless 0-0 draw away to second-placed Borrisokane. This win keeps Newport at the top of the table with their destiny firmly in their own hands.

Next Saturday in the U16 Cup, Newport are away to Nenagh Celtic (12.00pm), while the U13s are home in the league to Knigh Utd (10.30am).

Soccer Sisters Easter Camp
Online booking is open for our FAI Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. The camp will run over two days, April 12 & 13 (Wed & Thurs). We held the second largest camp in the country last Easter, therefore we expect there to be a big demand for places. Spaces are limited and there’s already been a large number of bookings. Please book soon to avoid disappointment. The cost is €30, which includes an exclusive Soccer Sisters set of gear. Full details on www.soccersisters.ie

Derryleigh 2020
Our fundraisers are still calling door-to-door to every home in the locality requesting the community’s help in supporting the ongoing & future developments in Derryleigh Park. We are very grateful for the support to date. If you miss them when they call and wish to support the club, entry forms can be given to any team manager, committee member or dropped into Nicky English Butcher. The first monthly draw is due to take place on Saturday, March 25 with the first prize being a 5 night trip to New York for 2 people.

Lotto
There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 12, 17, 23 & 26. This week’s jackpot is €4,200. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

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