U17A Season 2019/2020 Div 1

2019/2020 Management: Denis O’Sulivan, Seamus O’Sullivan & Jim O’Riordan
Team Captain:
TBC

U17B 2019/2020 Div 2

2019/2020 Management: Francis Merrigan, Jamie Kennedy & Tim Coffey
Team Captain:
TBC

Scheduled Training Times: Tuesday (7-8pm)
Year of birth for 2019/2020 season: 2003 or later

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

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

U17 Div 1,Newport Town AFC 1-5 Fairview Rgs

Sunday, December 16 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Jack O’Carroll

Unfortunately the U17s were on the wrong end of a 5-1 defeat at home to a very strong Fairview side on Sunday afternoon. Jack O’Carroll scored Newport’s consolation goal from the penalty spot.

U17 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Aisling Annacotty

Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jay Ryan 3 & Karl Kelly

A top Vs bottom of the table clash took place at Derryleigh Park on a sunny, wintery day, perfect for a game of football. Newport fielded a weakened team with several players out injured and more on the field at less than 100%. It showed in the early stages as Annacotty looked the stronger team, scoring after 5 minutes with a long-range effort that skimmed off the surface, and creating several chances early. Annacotty doubled their advantage after some scrappy play around the box, the ball broke kindly for the Annacotty forward who finished deftly.

But Newport were not without their chances, Jack Foley forced a good save, Gavin Denihan headed off the post and Jack O’Carroll shot narrowly over the bar. With ten remaining in the half Jay Ryan picked the ball up 20 yards out with two men to beat and surprised everyone with a quick toe-poke into the bottom corner of the Annacotty goal. The half time whistle came with Annacotty leading 2-1.

The second half started slowly with Newport slowly gaining control and the advantage in possession, and duly Karl Kelly steered the ball home from close range after several ricochets, deflections and saves in the Annacotty 18-yard box. Continue reading

U17 National Cup (Last 32), Swords Celtic 4-4 Newport Town AFC (AET) Swords win 5-4 on Pens


Sunday, November 18 2018 (Swords)

Scorers: Jack Ryan 2, Johnny Ryan & Jack O’Carroll

Having been 1-4 down after 24 minutes, NTAFC staged an incredible away comeback to score a stoppage time equaliser to make it 4-4 and bring the game into extra-time. Newport were well on top in extra-time but couldn’t find the elusive winner and the game went into the dreaded penalty-shootout. Unfortunately Swords won the tie 5-4 on pens. The lads showed great fighting spirit to stage the comeback and almost win it in ET. We are all very proud of your efforts.