No U18 Youth team in season 2019/2020

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Year of Birth for 2019/2020: 2002 or later

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

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

U18 Div 2, Cals 3-2 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, May 12 2019 (Rathuard)

Scorer: Jack Noble 2

The U18s wrapped up their season when they travelled to play Cals who had already been crowned league champions. Newport were guaranteed runners-up spot so this was a game with nothing resting on it. However credit is due to both sides for playing out a very entertaining game, which saw Cals narrowly win on a 3-2 scoreline. Newport were missing a number of regular players so there were some enforced positional changes, one of which saw regular left-back, Jack Noble play as a centre-forward and it proved to be a great switch as he scored both Newport goals. The first half was scoreless and Newport took the lead early in the second half when Jack Noble beat the offside trap and latched onto a through ball and calmly slotted home under the advancing keeper. The home side then scored 3 goals without response before Jack Noble pounced on a defensive lapse late in the game to roll the ball into an empty net. However the lads could not snatch a deserved equaliser. The league’s top scorer, Jack O’Carroll was very unlucky not to make it to 20 goals for the season after his superbly struck free-kick early in the first half smashed against the crossbar. However well done to Jack for scoring 19 goals in the 16 games that he played in.This was a lot of the lads last time playing underage football before they move into the full junior ranks. They have been a credit to the club and have a very bright football future ahead of them. Peter, Allon, Tom & Dave would like to thank all the players for their efforts over the past few years.

U18 Div 2 Cup Semi-Final, Caherdavin Celtic 3-2 Newport Town AFC (AET)

Saturday, May 4 2019 (Greenhills)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll & Ciaran Flynn

Hard luck to our U18 Youths who lost their cup semi-final away to Caherdavin on Saturday evening 3-2 after extra time, with Caherdavin scoring the winner in injury time of the second period of extra time. Newport took the lead in the 11th minute through a brilliant curled free kick from Jack O’Carroll. Caherdavin equalised just 6 mins later. The Limerick side then took the lead in the 62nd minute from a back post header from a corner. Newport showed great character to level the game in the 83rd minute when Ciaran Flynn lobbed the keeper from 25 yards out. Extra-time saw both sides have half chances and just as everyone was preparing for a penalty shootout, Newport were left devastated after conceding a late, late breakaway goal. A hard defeat to take but the lads can keep their heads held high as none of them left anything out on the pitch. Sport can be cruel. The Youths last game of the season is away to Cals next Sunday at 2pm.

U18 Div 2, Newport Town AFC 8-1 Regional Utd B

Sunday, April 28 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 3, Colin Coleman 2, Darren Collins, Jay Ryan & Killian O’Malley

Newport played the same opposition midweek cup opposition, Regional Utd, in the league in Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon and were comfortable 8-1 winners thanks to a hat-trick from Jack O’Carroll, a double from Colin Coleman and goals from Darren Collins, Killian O’Malley & Jay Ryan.Unfortunately the win was not enough in Newport’s quest for league honours as Cals late, late victory away to Caherdavin was enough to secure them the league title. Newport will finish the season as runners-up, which is a decent league campaign. However the lads are still hoping to make it to a Cup Final in Jackman Park for the second year running but in their way is Caherdavin, who they play in the semi-final next Saturday in Greenhills at 6.30pm. This will be a tough game as in the two games played so far this season between the sides, it’s one win apiece, so it could take extra-time and even penalties to separate the sides. If Newport do make it to the final, it will be played in Jackman Park on Thursday, May 9 against the winners of Shelbourne & Cals.

Match Squad: Josh White, Chris Carmody, Jack Noble, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Devon Ryan, Ciaran Flynn, Brendan McMahon, Darren Collins, Jack O’Carroll, Colin Coleman, Haytam Kamil, Jack O’Sullivan, Jack Ryan & Jay Ryan

U18 Div 2 Cup, Quarter-Final, Regional Utd 1-4 Newport Town AFC

Tuesday, April 23 2019 (Dooradoyle)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2, Colin Coleman & Jack Noble

The 18s advanced to the Div 2 Cup semi-final, where they will be away to Caherdavin, following a hard-earned 4-1 win away to Regional. Jack O’Carroll with 2, Colin Coleman & Jack Noble on the score-sheet. Jack O’Caroll’s 2 goals keep him top of the goalscoring charts in Div 2. Newport took the lead in the game and should have increased their advantage but failed to do so and when Regional scored a soft goal to equalise, it seemed to boost their confidence. They were awarded a penalty early in the second half but substitute keeper, Jack O’Sullivan, who came on at half-time made a brilliant save. Newport finished the game stronger and 3 goals in the final quarter were enough to seal safe passage to the semi-final.

Match Squad: Josh White, Chris Carmody, Jack Noble, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Devon Ryan, Ciaran Flynn, Brendan McMahon, Jack O’Carroll, Colin Coleman, Daniel Egan, Haytam Kamil, Jack O’Sullivan, Jack Ryan & Cian O’Connell

Inter League Youth Cup Final – Well done Darren & Jack

National Champions

Massive congratulations to our U18 Youth players, Darren Collins & Jack Noble, who were members of the Limerick District League squad that won the the national final of the FAI Inter-League Cup Competition on Easter Sunday afternoon in Jackman Park. Limerick beat the Waterford League 3-2 in an exciting cup final and it was their first time to win the trophy since 2004. This was a super achievement by the players and a great honour for our young players and our club.

U18, Div 2, Aisling Annacotty B 0-8 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, April 14 2019 (Annacotty)

Scorers: Thomas Floyd 3, Colin Coleman 3, John Ryan Rose & Daniel Egan

In the U18 Div 2 league, second-placed Newport kept up the pressure on league leaders Cals when they travelled to play Aisling Annacotty B on Sunday afternoon and recorded an emphatic 8-0 win with a hat-trick from Thomas Floyd and another from Colin Coleman, on his very welcome return from suspension. John Ryan Rose (penalty) and Daniel Egan were also on the mark. Newport won the home tie earlier in the season but with several regular starters missing from the side this time out, this was a real test of the depth of the squad. The players that came into the starting side all did well and thanks also to the U16 players who also stepped up when called upon.

U18, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Caherdavin

Sunday, April 7 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Darren Collins 2, Jack O’Carroll & Daniel Egan

The last game of the day saw an absolute thriller between the U18 sides from Newport & Caherdavin. Both clubs knew that a win was vital to keep alive any chance of catching league leaders Cals. Caherdavin opened the scoring in the 5th minute when Newport failed to clear a ball and their player rifled home after picking up the loose ball. Newport equalised in the 12th minute when left-back, Jack Noble put in a pin-point cross to captain, Darren Collins, who brilliantly controlled the ball on his chest and fired home with a half-volley. The rest of the first half was a very tight affair with both sides cancelling out each others’ efforts.

Newport took the lead for the first time in the 53rd minute when Jack O’Carroll scored his 13th goal of the season for the youths after latching onto a cross from substitute Thomas Floyd. However, in keeping with the topsy-turvy nature of this game, the visitors equalised in the 58th minute to make it 2-2. Just 2 minutes later, Jack Noble was fouled about 25 yards from goal and team captain, Darren Collins scored his second with a pile-driver free-kick, which crashed in off the underside of the bar.

Caherdavin had a numerical advantage towards the end of the game and made it 3-3 with just 7 minutes left on the clock. It woud have been no surprise at this stage of the game to see Caherdavin go on to win the game. However the Newport youths showed brilliant determination, character and a never-say-die spirit to put bodies on the line when needed and then scored an incredible winner deep into injury time. Jack O’Carroll did superbly out on the left hand-side to deliver a perfect cross to the back-post after some good inter-play with Thomas Floyd. His cross was expertly headed home by the tireless Daniel Egan after he made a great run into the box to spark off wild celebrations amongst the entire Newport squad and leave Caherdavin dumbfounded as to how the home side pulled this one out of the fire.

All the Newport players played well today but special mention for Killian O’Malley, who switched to centre-half early in the first-half and put in a man-of-the-match performance. He was closely followed by the hard-working Daniel Egan and John Ryan Rose on his return from a few weeks out due to injury. Newport must win their three remaining league games and hope that other results go their way to have any hope of catching Cals but this win will give them great confidence for the rest of the season.

Match Squad: Josh White, Killian O’Malley, Jack Noble, Robert Duggan, John Ryan Rose, Ciaran Flynn, Darren Collins (C), Brendan McMahon, Devon Ryan, Daniel Egan, Jack O’Carroll, Thomas Floyd, Chris Carmody, Jack Ryan Cooper, Cian O’Connell & Haytam Kamil

Preview of Sunday’s Junior Games

After last week’s cup games, it’s back to the bread & butter of league action this weekend, with our Junior A, C & U18 Youth teams all in action in Derryleigh Park on Sunday and all support is welcome. The A team are right in the promotion race but with just 7 league games remaining, every game is almost a must-win and that then brings its own pressures. We currently lie 12 points behind league leaders Kilfrush, but we have 3 games in hand and are 9 points behind second-placed Hill Celtic with 2 games in hand. Only two sides get promoted at the end of the season but we still have to play both these sides in Derryleigh Park in massive games, but Marc Barry and his players are only concerned with taking one game at a time starting with the visit of seventh placed Southend next Sunday morning.

In the earlier fixture back in August, Newport recorded a 3-1 away win with goals from Brian O’Sullivan (2) & Darren Collins in a hard-earned victory. Even though Southend don’t have much to play for, as they are more-or-less safe from relegation and looking at a mid-table finish, they will still be tough opposition and won’t make life easy for Newport. Team captain, Brian O’Sullivan, who scored his 22nd goal of the season last week will continue to lead the line.

A satisfying aspect of last week’s 6-0 win over Regional was that six different players scored, and we also kept a third clean-sheet in 4 games. New keeper, Harry Ryan, has settled nicely into the team and has done well. The players & management would really like to see the Newport support get behind them in the remaining games in the push for promotion and hope to see a decent crowd at the game on Sunday morning. Thanks also to some of the U13 schoolboys who will be on ball-boy duty for the game.

At the same time, the C team welcome near neighbours, Murroe C to Derryleigh Park in a local derby. These teams played out an exciting 3-3 draw back in September and this game has all the makings of a cracker, as a win for Newport would see them climb off the bottom of the Div 4 table and level with Murroe. To give this fixture even added spice, Murroe have some former Newport players in their ranks, who will be anxious to put one over their former team-mates.

The third game of the day sees the Youths play Caherdavin in Derryleigh with a 2.15pm kick-off. Newport currently lie in second-place behind Cals, but a very disappointing loss away to Corbally last time out put a big dent in their title hopes. Newport must win their four remaining league games and hope that other results go their way to have any hope of catching Cals. Caherdavin also have a slight chance of catching Cals but also need to win their remaining games, so with this game being a must-win for both sides it could be a very tense & exciting game. In the reverse fixture back in August, Caherdavin were 3-1 winners in a game that Newport did not play as well as they can. For this game, the Youths welcome John Ryan Rose back to the squad after a nasty injury and also welcome Thomas Floyd back to the fold. Colin Coleman, who has been missed, remains unavailable due to suspension but will be available for the next game.