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Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Membership Registration


We will be holding club membership registration nights for ALL schoolboy & schoolgirl players on August 28, 29 & 30. 6-8pm on Wednesday & Thursday and 6-9pm on Friday, upstairs in our clubhouse. It is very important that all players and a parent/guardian attend on one of the evenings to complete a membership form and pay the relevant fee.

Membership Fees
• U7 Newport Nippers (born in 2013 or later) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2009-2012) – €70
• U12 to U16 (born in 2004-2008) – €80
• U17 & U18 (born in 2002-2003) – €80

There are also family discounts where more than one child is playing with the club.

We are anxious to get as many registrations as possible completed over these three nights and reduce the amount of time & effort required by our volunteers to complete the process. As we have close on 350 underage players, your co-operation would be greatly appreciated. Please spread the word.

Full details of membership & its benefits are on our website.

Junior Season Preview


The new junior season in Limerick kicks-off on Tuesday, August 13 and once again, NTAFC will have 5 sides competing in the local leagues. A, B, C and two U17 sides. League formats have been changed this year. A’s play in Premier A (old 1A), B’s in 1B (old 2A) & C’s in 3A (old Div 4).

The A team will be playing just 1 tier below the Premier League. Following on from last season’s successful season which saw them gain promotion, win the Calvert Cup and enjoy great runs in both the FAI Junior Cup & Lawson Cups, Manager, Marc Barry, has kept the nucleus of last season’s squad intact. He has also brought in some excellent signings who will further strengthen the squad. Local lad, Keith Mawdsley, re-joins the club from Janesboro after winning the Premier League and Oscar Traynor Cup last season. He’s also joined from Janesboro, by Darragh Carroll who has strong ties with Newport. Michael Ryan from Cappamore and Ryan Mawdsley from Kilfrush. Once again, the squad will be a nice blend of youth and lots of experience. Continue reading

2019/2020 Annual Membership Subscription

Membership of NTAFC for the coming 2019/2020 season is now open. Membership runs from August 1 through to July 31. As an amateur volunteer based football club, we’ve committed to meeting the repayments on the clubhouse loan in excess of €250,000, bringing the total investment to date of €1.2m in Derryleigh Park. We see this as an investment in our local youth and their future as well as being a valuable resource for our community. Everyone’s support and patronage of the club, helps make our vision a reality.

This coming season, we will have upwards on 450 players playing on over 30 teams from Nippers to the Junior A team. Running a club of this size is a very costly business both on and off the pitch and the membership fee is an integral part of our income.

Membership / Registration forms for Competitive and non-Competitive age groups can be downloaded at the following links.

Newport Town AFC – Non-Competitive Child (U11 & under) Forms 2019-2020
Newport Town AFC – Competitive Child (U12-U16) Forms 2019-2020
Newport Town AFC – Youths & 17s Forms 2019-2020
Newport Town AFC – Junior Forms 2019-2020

Membership Fees

• Newport Nippers (U7 – born in 2013 or later) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2009-2012) – €70
• U12 to U16 (born in 2004-2008) – €80
• U17 & U18 (born in 2002-2003) – €80
• Junior A,B & C – €90
• Non-playing member – €5 (voting right at AGM)

There are also family discounts where more than one child is registered with the club.

Membership fees contribute towards the following;
• Player & team registration fees with the various leagues (LDMC, LDSL & NTSFL)
• Repayments on €250,000 loan for our clubhouse.
• Player insurance (every registered player receives comprehensive insurance cover)
• Use of top-class training & playing facilities incl. floodlit astro-turf pitch and 2 grass pitches.
• Full use of new modern clubhouse.
• Access to training and match equipment including balls, jerseys, first aid kits, water bottles, bibs etc.
• Countless hours of training and on matchdays put in by our dedicated coaches and team managers.
• Entry fees to FAI National Cup competitions
• Maintenance and running costs of playing facilities and clubhouse in Derryleigh Park. Continue reading

Places on August Summer Camp are filling up fast


Online booking is open for our Sports Direct FAI Summer Soccer Schools. Camp 1 from July 15-19 was a complete sell-out. Camp 2 runs from August 19-23 and just over 20 places remain out of 150 (as of July 18). Online booking and full details are available at www.summersoccerschools.ie. The camps are for boys & girls aged 6-14 and the cost is just €70 which includes an exclusive playing kit (jersey, shorts & socks), backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches! You also receive a 20% discount in SportsDirect.com stores.

The cost is €70 per week but if you book the 2 weeks, the second camp only costs €55. There is also a family discount available. Both of last year’s camps were sell-outs so we advise you to book early to guarantee your place and avoid disappointment. #Summer2019 #SportsDirect #FAI #SummerCamps

Good luck to our players in the U15 Gaynor Cup


Best of luck to our players, Abbie Lenihan, Shauna Pearson, Robyn McNamara, Chelsea King, Ailín Rochford & Ellie Kennedy that are part of the NTSFL U15 schoolgirl squad participating in the FAI Women Gaynor Cup competition taking place in U.L. from this Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. There are 16 league squads participating in what is widely-regarded as the premier showcase for underage women’s football in Ireland. North Tipp will be hopeful of progressing into the knock-out stages from their group, which also contains the Galway, Mayo & Kilkenny leagues.

NTAFC receive Inver Community Leading Light Award


We’re delighted that Ryan’s Centra nominated Newport Town AFC to be a recipient of an Inver Leading Lights Award in recognition of the positive work we do within our local community. NTAFC is now one of the largest clubs in our local area with 500 adult & juvenile players, over 30 teams and excellent facilities. The €500 donation will go towards the significant cost of running our club.

Sincere thanks to Tom & Brenda Ryan and the management & staff of Ryan’s Centra for their support, which is greatly appreciated. Pictured is Club Treasurer, Ger Healy receiving the cheque from Tom Ryan & Daniel Hogan and mascot, Joseph Keane. #LeadingLights #Invercommunity #Inverquality #Inver #makingadifference

Help us keep Derryleigh Park clean


If your children are using our astro-turf or pitches during their summer holidays, please talk to them about binning their litter. It is not only unsightly but also dangerous to players of all ages when training or playing matches. There are plenty of bins around Derryleigh Park, so please remind them to use them for their rubbish. Please share this message. Thank you.

AGM Report

The club’s AGM took place on Saturday, June 8 in our Derryleigh Park clubhouse. Outgoing Chairman, Ger Healy welcomed everyone and and thanked them for their attendance. There was a minute’s silence for all deceased members including former player Terry Cullimore who recently passed away. Last year’s minutes were read before Secretary, Ailbe Coffey, gave a very comprehensive report on the club’s activities over the past 12 months. The length of the report highlights the current size of the club and how busy we are both on and off the pitch. Both the Chairman & Secretary, in their respective addresses, thanked the managers, assistants, all volunteers and the supporters of all our teams, both junior and underage for their efforts all season. Outgoing Treasurer, Ger O’Brien gave an update on the club’s finances and no issues arose. Child Welfare Officer, Micheál Lenihan, gave his report and once again emphasised the importance of child welfare within the club. Team reports were then read out for all teams from the Junior A side all the way down to the Newport Nippers. With 500 players and more than 30 teams, there was lots of reading in these reports.The Election of Committee & Executive Committee members then took place. Tom O’Malley replaces Ger Healy as Chairperson, while Ger Healy replaces Ger O’Brien as Treasurer. Ailbe Coffey & Micheál Lenihan remain on as Secretary & Child Welfare Officer respectively, while Dave Noble returns as Club P.R.O.

Ger O’Brien, Andrew Gleeson, Tom Hickey, Mike Lyons and Vivienne Keane stood down from the committee and their service was acknowledged.The Committee members re-elected were Denis O’Sullivan, Richard Egan, Tim Coffey, Marc Barry & Mike O’Donoghue. A new committee member for the 2019/2020 season is Lar Kennedy. Good luck to the incoming committee for the season ahead in what continue to be exciting & busy times for the club both on and off the pitch as we enter our 50th anniversary in 2020.

NTAFC represented on LDSL Kennedy Cup Squad


The very best of luck to our players, Aaron Coleman, who’s on the main LDSL Kennedy Cup squad and to Mark Forde, who’s on standby for the Kennedy Cup competition that starts next Tuesday, June 11 in U.L. The prestigious U14 schoolboy tournament features the elite players from all 32 of the SFAI leagues. Each of the 32 Leagues enters a squad of twenty players to compete over an entire week with additional competitions for those teams which do not progress to the latter stages of the Kennedy Cup itself.

Limerick District Schoolboy League are pitted against West Cork, Roscommon and North Dublin District League in group 7. LDSL will open their campaign against Roscommon on Tuesday June 11th (pitch 4) at 4pm. On Wednesday, it is an earlier start as the District League face West Cork at 10.30am (pitch 5) which is situated at the new all weather complex. Later that day, the final group game sees Limerick face North Dublin District League at 4pm (pitch 7).

Just some of the players to have participated in the tournament included Roy Keane, Damien Duff & John O’Shea. You can keep right up to date on all Kennedy Cup news on the official competition website