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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.