Season 2019/2020 Div 1B


2019/2020 Manager:
Peter Coleman
Assistant Manager: Allon Flynn
Kitmen: Tom O’Malley & Dave Noble
Team Captain: David O’Brien
Vice-Captain: Jonathan Coyle
Training Times: Wednesday (8-9pm)

You can keep up to date on all things relating to Limerick Junior Soccer on the LDL website.

Junior B, Div 1B, Mungret Regional B 3-2 Newport Town AFC B

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Castlemungret)

Scorers: Colin Coleman & O.G.

A very young B side, sprinkled with some experienced players, were very unlucky not to take a deserved point from this game, however Mungret managed to snatch all 3 points on offer, after Newport conceded a penalty with just 4 minutes left on the clock. Newport opened the scoring through the tireless Colin Coleman very early in the first half, but this was cancelled out when Mungret were awarded a contentious penalty for hand ball midway through the first half. There has been a lot of debate about hand balls already this season and hopefully it doesn’t become a regular talking point. Newport took the lead again in the second half when a free kick was headed to his own net by a Mungret player. Newport were playing well at this stage but Mungret rallied well and scored when a ball over the top left the Mungret player one-on-one with Brendan Coffey in the Newport goal and he calmly tucked it away. Both sides only had half-chances as the game neared its conclusion and it looked like the points would be shared until the home side were awarded the penalty to win the game. It was a disappointing way to lose the game, but this is a young side with lots of talented players and it’s a steep learning curve, playing in a division up from last year. This squad will continue to improve as the season progresses and they will be anxious to turn things around when they welcome Caherdavin to Derryleigh next Tuesday evening.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Jack Connolly, Jack Noble, Dave Murray, Pa Murtagh, Killian O’Malley, Ciarán Flynn, John Barry, Jonny Coyle, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Dermot Ryan, Dan O’Sullivan, Nathan Hartigan, Odhrán Brett & Jay Madden.

Junior B, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC 4-0 Cals A

Saturday, August 17 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Colin Coleman 3 & Dan O’Sullivan

The Bs bounced back from their opening day defeat with an emphatic 4-0 win at home to Cals on Saturday evening. The squad was depleted due to injuries, illness & work commitments but this was a solid performance from the lads with Colin Coleman in great form with a well-taken hat-trick. This was a much improved display and a pleasing aspect of the game was a clean sheet. Next up for the Bs is an away trip to play Mungret Regional on Tuesday evening.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Jack Connolly, Dave Murray, David O’Brien, Pa Murtagh, Killian O’Malley, Ciarán Flynn, John Barry, Jonny Coyle, Colin Coleman, Dermot Ryan, Dan O’Sullivan,  Daniel Egan.

Junior B, Div 1B, Regional Utd B 4-1 Newport Town AFC

Wednesday, August 14 2019 (Dooradoyle)

Scorer: Mattie Connolly (pen)

A disappointing result for the Bs in Dooradoyle this evening in their opening league fixture, with a scoreline that probably doesn’t reflect the overall game. Regional had taken a 2 goal lead in the first half but a Mattie Connolly penalty left the score 2-1 at half-time. Newport were reduced to 10 men midway through the second half when sub, Jordan Mooney had to come off injured not long after entering the fray. All 5 substitutes had been used so he couldn’t be replaced. Despite the lads best efforts, Regional used their numerical advantage on the big astro pitch and two late goals distorted the scoreline.  There’s a long way to go yet and this young side has lots of potential once it gets into its stride. Next up is the visit of Cals to Derryleigh on Sat evening.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Killian O’Malley, Pa Murtagh, Dave Murray, David O’Brien, Jack Connolly, Ciarán Flynn, Jonny Coyle, John Barry, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Odhrán Brett, Aaron O’Neill, Jack Noble, John Ryan, Jordan Mooney, Dermot Ryan.

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

Limerick Junior Teams of the Season

The Limerick League Junior Teams of the Season have been announced and Newport has great representation on 4 teams in Div 1B, Div 2B, Youth Div 2 & U17 Div 1. This is a great honour for our players and our club.Well done lads and hard luck to our players who must have been in the running for a spot but missed out.

The Newport players and their respective division are below:

Junior A, Div 1B:
Team: Christopher O Connor, Brian O’Sullivan Christy Doyle
Subs: Elliott Slattery & Seán Ryan

Junior B, Div 2B:
Team: Stephen Carroll & Nathan Hartigan
Sub: Odhran Brett

U18 Youth Div 2:
Team: Darren Collins, Jack Noble & Jack O’Carroll
Subs: Killian O Malley & Colin Coleman

U17 Div 1:
Team: Jack O’Carroll
Sub: Jay Ryan

Junior B, Div 2B Cup, Semi-Final, Newport Town AFC 2-3 Athlunkard Villa (AET)

Sunday, April 14 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Tristan O’Sullivan 2

As predicted, the junior B’s Div 2B cup semi-final between Newport & Athlunkard Villa was a very clouse-fought affair with extra-time needed to separate the sides, after the game ended 2-2 in normal time with both Newport goals coming from Tristan O’Sullivan. Newport will see this as one that got away as they failed to capitalise on some great chances. Just when it looked the game would go to penalties, Athlunkard scored a late extra-time winner to break Newport hearts and at the same time, bring the B’s season to a close.

Junior B, Div 2B, Mungret Regional 2-3 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, March 24 2019 (Mungret)

Scorer: Colin Coleman 3

In their final league game of the season, the B team put a real dent in Mungret Regional’s promotion hopes with an excellent 3-2 away win on Sunday morning. Youth player, Colin Coleman, was the scorer-in-chief with a well-taken hat-trick. The Bs now have just one league game remaining and hopefully their recent good form will give them some real confidence in the divisional cup, which they are hoping to retain.

Junior B, Div 2B Cup, Newport Town AFC 4-1 Caherdavin Celtic B


Sunday, February 24 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Devlin Courtney, Colin Coleman, Nathan Hartigan & Dermot Ryan

The B’s advanced to the quarter-finals of the Div 2B cup with a comfortable 4-1 win over Caherdavin on Sunday afternoon. This was a strong B squad with a good mix of experience & youth. Newport’s goals came from Devlin Courtney, Colin Coleman, Nathan Hartigan & Dermot Ryan. Newport won this cup last year and will be hoping to retain it this season but a difficult away trip to Holycross awaits the lads in the quarter-final.

Junior B, Div 2B, Newport Town AFC 2-3 Pallasgreen

Sunday, February 17 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Nathan Hartigan & Colin Coleman

The B’s were looking to build up some momentum ahead of their divisional cup when they welcomed unbeaten league leaders Pallasgreen to Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon. Despite a good performance and pushing the leaders all the way, it was the visitors who were delighted to take all three points on offer after a 3-2 win. Youngsters, Nathan Hartigan & Colin Coleman were on the score-sheet for Newport.