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, Newport Town AFC 3-1 Aisling Annacotty C

Sunday, October 13 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Killian O’Malley, Colin Coleman & O.G.

The B team recorded their second win of the season with a fully deserved 3-1 win at home to Aisling C in Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon, courtesy of goals from Killian O’Malley, Colin Coleman & and O.G.

Newport opened the scoring in the 10th minute when a high cross from the right wing by Killian O’Malley deceived the Aisling keeper and the ball nestled in the back of the net. The remainder of the first half was close enough with neither side creating any clear cut chances.

Newport increased the tempo in the second half and began to exert a lot more pressure on the Aisling rearguard. Newport extended their lead in the 51st minute after some great work & neat interplay down the right hand side between Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman & Killian O’Malley, who did very well to cut back inside the box and lay off a pass to Colin who slotted home from close range. Newport were now well on top as Aisling had to chase the game. The 3 points were secured in the 73nd minute, when a cross from John Barry was turned into his own goal by an Aisling player. The full squad at the game all got a run and there’s now some serious competition for places all over the pitch in what is a very young group of players. Aisling scored a consolation goal 2 minutes into injury time to deny Newport a clean sheet. Hopefully this win will see the lads kick on and make up a move up the Div 1B table.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Jack Connolly, David O’Brien, Pa Murtagh, Killian O’Malley, Nathan Hartigan, John Barry, Odhrán Brett, Ciarán Flynn, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Jack Noble, Daniel Carew, Brian Keane, Kieran O’Keeffe & Jay Madden.

Junior B, Div 1B, Parkville 4-1 Newport Town AFC B

Sunday, September 15 2019 (Knockalisheen)

Scorer: Kalem Harte)

The Bs travelled to Knockalisheen to play Parkville in Div 1B on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately it was the home side that won on a 4-1 scoreline. Kalem Harte scored the Newport goal from the penalty spot. Nathan Hartigan also scored from the penalty spot earlier in the game, which would have levelled the score at 1-1 but the goal was disallowed due to an interpretation of the rules that left both the Newport & Parkville players & management puzzled. Again the scoreline was harsh on the lads but that’s football.

Junior B, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC B 2-7 Glenview

Sunday, September 8 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Mattie Connolly & Colin Coleman

The Bs suffered a 7-2 defeat at home to a very strong Glenview side on Sunday morning. The scoreline doesn’t reflect the game as Newport gave away at least three or four cheap goals and we also missed a penalty and hit the crossbar. Again it was a very young starting eleven and despite being behind the lads kept plugging away until the final whistle. It’s a steep learning curve for this development squad but with a bit of luck the results will start to go their way. Mattie Connolly, with a very brave header and Colin Coleman with a clinical finish, were the Newport scorers.

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

Junior B, Div 1B, Athlunkard Villa 5-2 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, August 31 2019 (Lee Estate)

Scorers: Colin Coleman & Ciarán Flynn

A depleted B team suffered a 5-2 loss away to the league leaders on Saturday evening in Lee Estate. Missing a number of players due to injuries, work commitments etc. a very young Newport side were up against a very experienced and well-drilled Athlunkard side and the concession of three early goals in the first 20 minutes made a hard job even harder. In fairness to the lads, they dug in and were creating chances and got their rewards on the stroke of half-time, when Colin Coleman scored his 6th of the season to leave it 3-1 at half-time. Colin has now scored in each of the last 4 games. Unfortunately, Athlunkard scored early again in the second half to kill off the game and scored their 5th in the 66th minute. Newport kept plugging away and Ciarán Flynn scored a deserved second goal in the 75th minute to reduce the deficit. Newport finished the game well and came close on a couple of occasions. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Aaron O’Neill who suffered a knee injury midway through the first half.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Odhran Brett, Dave Murray, David O’Brien, Killian O’Malley, Jack Noble, Ciarán Flynn, John Barry, Pa Murtagh, Aaron O’Neill, Colin Coleman, Jack Connolly & Daniel Egan.

Junior B, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC 2-2 Caherdavin A

Junior B v Caherdavin

Tuesday, August 27 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

(Colin Coleman & Ciarán Flynn)

The B team will probably feel that these were points dropped rather than a point gained when recording a 2-2 draw at home to Caherdavin A. The lads took a 2-0 lead into the interval through goals from youngsters Colin Coleman & Ciarán Flynn. However, with the strong breeze at their backs the visitors took a foothold in the second half and scored in the 75th minute to narrow the gap. However, Newport looked like they would hold on to take all 3 points and created enough chances to win the game but failed to put the game to bed. For the second game running the concession of a late, late penalty proved to be costly. In saying that, the lads played well and before the game a point would have been very acceptable. Next up is away to Athlunkard on Saturday evening.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Killian O’Malley, Jack Noble, Odhrán Brett, Dave Murray, David O’Brien, Ciarán Flynn, John Barry, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Nathan Hartigan, Pa Murtagh, Dermot Ryan, Aaron O’Neill, Daniel Egan & Jay Madden.

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