U14B Squad 2018/2019

U14A Squad 2018/2019

U14 A Managers: Richard Egan & Dave Brett
U14 B Managers: Andy Gleeson, Mike Lyons & Nathan Duggan

Training Times: U14A Wednesday (8-9pm Astro) U14B Mondays )8-9pm Astro)

Year of Birth for 2018/2019: 2005 or later

League tables for Schoolboys teams will be available throughout the season on http://www.limerickdistrictschoolboyleague.net/.

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Awards

Our annual end-of-season awards ceremony took place in a packed Community Centre last Friday and proved once again to be a very enjoyable evening. The size of the crowd and the number of players in attendance really shows that the club continues to get bigger and stronger every year. The club’s Chairperson, Ger Healy welcomed everyone before the Event M.C, Dave Noble gave a rundown of the achievements both on and off the field during the past season including league & cup honours, players selected for league representative teams, sold out Easter & Summer Camps, the growth in playing numbers and developments in Derryleigh Park. As we continue to grow year on year to cater for the youth in the local community, he had a special thanks for the coaches, assistant coaches etc who give endless hours of their time to our young players. The parents were also acknowledged for their continued support and co-operation.

All of our younger non-competitive players received a medal and certificate from the club, while the competitive players from the under 12’s right up to the under 16’s, were in contention for Most Improved Player and Player of the Year Awards. The U17s & U18s were up for Golden Boot and Player of the Year awards. The coaches deliberated long and hard over their selections and there were some very close calls. However the full list of award winners was as follows.

Most Improved Players  – U12 Boys – Martin McCabe & Darragh Meaney, U12 Girls – Muireann Ryan, U13 Boys – Tommy Lyons & Christopher Egan, U13 Girls – Meabh Gaffrey, U14 Boys – Ryan Madden & David Hannon, U14 Girls – Nadine Hartigan, U15 Boys – Lorcan Delaney & Cillian O’Sullivan, U15 Girls – Kate Harvey, U16 Boys – John Ryan Rose U17 Girls – Roisin Power.

Players of the Year –U12 Boys – Conor O’Brien & Luke Kennedy, U12 Girls – Lauren Bailey, U13 Boys – Nathan Bridgeman & Alex O’Toole, U13 Girls – Shauna Pearson, U14 Boys – Mark Forde & Stephen McCormack, U14 Girls – Sarah Kelly, U15 Boys – Oisin Kenedy & Calum Grant, U15 Girls – Eimear Carey, U16 Boys – Jack O’Carroll, U17 Girls – Jasmyne Butler.

U17 Youths – Jack Foley (Golden Boot) & Colin Coleman (Player of the Year),
U18 Youths– Devlin Courtney (Golden Boot) & Ben Wixted (Player of the Year).

Overall Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Player of the Year was Shauna Pearson.

Thanks to all the players, their parents and families who attended. Roll on the start of the new season. Click here for lots of images from the event

2018/2019 Membership Fee & Player Registration

Membership of NTAFC for the coming 2018/2019 season is now open. Membership runs from August to July. 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, 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 400 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.

NTAFC – Competitive form 2018-2019 (U12 + older)   Newport Town AFC – Non competitive form 2018-2019 (U11 + under)


Membership Fees
• Newport Nippers (U7 – born in 2012 or after) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2008-2011) – €70
• U12 to U16 (born in 2003-2007) – €80
• U17 & U18 (born in 2001-2002) – €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 new 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

Start of New Schoolboy Season

The new Limerick Schoolboy season (short season) will commence on Wednesday, August 29, with the even age grade (U12, U14 & U16) and Friday, August 31, with the odds age grade (U15 & U13).

The under 11 grade will commence on Saturday September 8th.
The under 10 grade will commence on Saturday September 15th.
The under 9 grade will commence on Saturday September 8th.
The under 8 grade will commence on Saturday September 15th.
The under 7 grade will commence on Saturday September 22nd.

All leagues will be made up of six teams with each team playing five games, there will be no trophy for the league winners except one set of medals. There may be cases for extending some leagues. The season hopefully will finish on or before December 8th.

FAI Summer Soccer Schools – July is FULL – August is filling fast

Summer Camp 2018
Delighted to say that places on both our  SportsDirect FAI Summer Soccer Schools are filling fast. Camp 1 takes place from July 2–6 and is NOW FULL. Camp 2 runs from August 6-10. Online booking is now open and full details are available at www.summersoccerschools.ie. The camps are for boys & girls aged 6-14 and the cost is just €65 which includes an exclusive Umbro kit, backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches! There is also a family discount available as well as a discount for booking on both camps. Both of last year’s camps were complete sell-outs so we advise you to book early to guarantee your place. #Summer2018 #SPORTSDIRECT #FAI #SummerCamps

U14 Premier, Caherdavin Celtic 0-2 Newport Town AFC A

Monday, April 23 2018 (Greenhills)

Scorers: Shaun Bonfield & Lee Ryan

The lads continued were they left off on Saturday with a good performance with goals from Shaun Bonfield & Lee Ryan. Shaun’s effort was a cracker from 25 yards to the roof of the net.

This was a great effort from the team’s first year playing premier soccer. Enjoy the summer and we will see ye in the new season.

From Peter, Eoin & Colin.

U14 Premier Cup Quarter-Final, Newport Town AFC A 0-2 Fairview Rgs A

Saturday, April 21 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Although beaten 2-0 this was a very good performance and the lads were unlucky, creating numerous chances and were unlucky to be beaten. The lads played with a lot of heart and gave as good as they got and just conceded two very soft goals.

U14 Premier, Newport Town AFC A 0-4 Corbally United A

Monday, April 16 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

A disappointing result but giving the awful weather on the evening they lads struggled with the conditions and were beaten by physically stronger team on the evening.

U14 Premier, Newport Town AFC A 1-1 Aisling Annacotty A

Wednesday, April 4 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Lee Ryan

Newport U14A welcomed Aisling for the return League game in the Limerick Premier league. This was a much-anticipated game after the teams had played out a cracking 2-2 draw in the first league game of the season in Annacotty. You could not have had a better game after the defeat to Fairview on Good Friday.

Again, Newport started slowly and were down 1-0 early in the first half. Now under pressure they defended very well with a couple of moments of concern but the lads worked hard and showed great commitment & desire to keep the score-line to 1-0.

Early in the second half, Newport were awarded a free and with a great effort from Diarmuid O’Riordan which was saved by the Aisling keeper, Lee Ryan was on hand to score the rebound.

Newport were now playing well and creating more chances but were unable to take them.

Aisling also pressed hard in the second half but Newport defended resolutely and the match ended all square. Well done to all concerned for a great team performance.

U14 Premier League, Fairview Rangers A 4-1 Newport Town AFC A

Friday, March 30 2018 (Fairgreen)

Scorer: Shaun Bonfield

Newport travelled to play Fairview on Good Friday evening last in what was only their second league game since December.

This game turned out to be a learning curve for both players and management as faced with a physically stronger team they acquitted themselves well.

Although losing the game 4-1 the boys worked hard and stayed in the game when other teams would have dropped their heads. This bodes well for their future development as they did not give up.

2-0 down early in the first half they battled back to 2-1 courtesy of a Shaun Bonfield goal only to concede 2 late goals.

A special mention must go to Craig O’Connell who stepped into goals at short notice and acquitted himself well in the game.