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Interested in Getting Your Kick Start 1 Coaching Qualification?


James Scott, FAI Development Officer has passed on the following information for anyone interested in taking part in the upcoming Kick Start 1 course in Killavilla United AFC.

As a club, we strive to have all our coaches with at least the kick start 1 coaching qualification and this is a perfect opportunity to train new coaches that are coaching teams.

The course can only be booked online here.

Please be advised this is the only way to book a place on the course! There is a maximum 24 places for the course, so please book early.

FAI Coach Education
Kick Start 1
Venue: Killavilla United AFC
Time & Dates: Sunday 8th March  9.30am – 5.30pm
Fee: €45

The course is designed to assist parents and coaches, to introduce children (aged 6-9 years) to fun soccer games and FUNdamental movement skills in a well-structured, stimulating and safe environment.

Coaching the Coaches

Coaching the Coaches
The club’s Coaching Co-Ordinator, Aidan O’Brien, ran a very well attended and educational training session for the the club’s schoolboy & schoolgirl coaches last Saturday afternoon.

Thanks to all the coaches who gave up their free time to participate in the session and throughout the season. Without these dedicated volunteers, the club would not be where it is today.

Thanks also to our under 12 squad who also helped out and worked hard for the session.

It was a very informative event and the coaches will hopefully implement some of the things they learned today in future training sessions with their teams.

View some pictures from the coaching session.

Daniel Egan – LDSL U.11 Div.2 Player of the Year

DANIEL EGAN - LDSL U.11 Div.2 Player of the Year
All involved with the club would like to congratulate our very own Daniel Egan who has been announced as the recipient of the LDSL U11 Div 2 Player of the Year for the season 2013/14.

Daniel had a fantastic season last year that included scoring eight goals and having many assists along the way, he scored the opening goal in our Cup Final win and also won the club’s U11 Player of the Year Award.

Well done Daniel, we’re all very proud of you. Daniel is pictured below with his Dad, Richard.

Ladies Kick Start 1 Course

Ladies Kick Start 1 Course
Well done to NTAFC’s Patricia Kennedy who completed her Kick Start 1 two weeks ago.

Click to view more details.

Well done also to Keely Lenihan, daughter of our Secretary, Denis Lenihan, who also completed the course.

Munster Junior Cup – Fourth Round Preview

This Sunday at 2pm, we welcome Clonmel Celtic F.C. to Derryleigh Park for the Munster Junior Cup 4th round tie. This is our second time in three seasons to reach the 4th round, out of town stage (last 32) of the Munster Junior Cup. In 2013, we beat Avondale of Cork in the 4th round before losing out to Douglas Hall in Cork in the last 16. This year we are hoping to go a bit further but to get there we will have to defeat Clonmel Celtic, which will be a major challenge.

To even get to this stage of the competition is in itself a significant achievement. In fact, Newport is one of only 7 teams from the Limerick District League to make it this far and one of only two who currently do not play in the L.D.L. Premier League. The other L.D.L. teams are Moyross, Geraldines, Regional, Aisling Annacotty, Janesboro & Mungret Regional. Continue reading

Derryleigh Winter Wonderland

The Junior A’s show their dedication to the cause while training through a blizzard in preparation for this weekend’s Munster Junior Cup game.

A full gallery of photos can be found here.

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Munster Junior Cup – Fourth Round

Munster Junior Cup - Fourth Round
This Sunday, all roads lead to Derryleigh Park, when Newport Town AFC play host to Clonmel Celtic of the Tipperary Southern District League in the fourth round (last 32) of the Munster Junior Cup.

Clonmel Celtic are the current leaders of the South Tipperary Premier league and will provide us with a mighty challenge.

However Newport will be well up for this game as we are currently in solid form, playing good football and are really looking forward to the encounter.

Kick off is at 2pm and we are hoping for a large home crowd in Derryleigh to give Clonmel a real Newport welcome and to get behind the lads.


Please spread the word and come along and support the lads.

Interested in Being an FAI Summer Soccer Camp Coach?

James Scott, FAI Development Officer has passed on the following information for anyone that may be interested in coaching at the 2015 FAI Summer Camps.

Please see below link to apply to coach on the FAI Summer camps, please be advised that the closing date for applications is the 31st January.

2015 FAI Summer Soccer Schools – Coach Application form:

Munster Junior Cup – Fourth Round Opponent

Munster Junior Cup - Fourth Round
Clonmel Celtic, who currently lead the Premier Division of the Tipperary Southern & District League, will be our fourth round (last 32) opponents in the Munster Junior Cup, after they defeated Clonmel Town 1-0 last Sunday.

We now look forward to a mouth watering fixture in Newport on Sunday, January 18.

We hope to see the whole of Newport in Derryleigh Park in 2 weeks time supporting our local team.

Please spread the word and let’s give Clonmel Celtic a real Newport welcome.

Kick off time will be decided shortly.

2014 Christmas Raffle

We hope that everyone had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to everyone. The club’s Xmas Raffle took place last Sunday, Dec 21. With a large crowd in attendance, the draw took place and the winners were as follows:

Main Prize Winners
Christmas Hamper from Joe Minihan Undertakers, Conor Keating, Clare Glens.
Christmas Hamper from John Meehan Undertakers, Sinead Kelly, Glencree
Christmas Hamper from Milbrae Lodge Nursing Home, John Coffey, Main St.
Fuel Hamper from Ryan Tyres, Eoin Cuddihy, Toomevara
Small Hamper from NTAFC, Melanie Bonfield, Barna
Bottle from Ger O’Sullivan, Irene Gleeson, Ballinahinch
Bottle from Ger O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Donoghue, Raheen
Bottle from NTAFC, Tom Moylan, Ballymackeogh

House Raffle Winners
Bottle from O’Sullivan’s Bar, Finbarr O’Shea, Clonsingle
Bottle from Rearcross Quarries, Ger Coffey, Caherconlish
Bottle from Ahern’s Bar, Dave Noble, Mulcaire Manor
Wine from Ryan’s Bar, Mark McGuire, Clonbunny
Wine from NTAFC, Helen O’Malley, Ahane
Biscuits from Kennedy’s Discount Store, Chris Carroll, Rosehill

A huge thank you to our generous prize sponsors and to everyone who supported the club by entering the raffle. This fund raiser is a massive & essential part of continuing the growth of the club and the continued improvements at Derryleigh Park.