U15A Squad 2017/2018

U15A Team Management: Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield

U15B Team:
 No U15B team in 2018/2019.

Training Times: Wednesday (8-9pm Astro)

Year of Birth for 2018/2019: 2004 or later

Fixtures, results and league tables for Schoolboys teams will be available throughout the season on http://www.limerickdistrictschoolboyleague.net/.

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.

U15A Season Overview

So, Newport U15 A finish their second season in the Top Flight in a very strong 4th position. This was a very disjointed season weather wise and there was a lot of gaps between Matches over the winter period. The mid part of the season was a struggle at times but huge credit to the Lads who worked through the rough patch and finished the season with 3 brilliant victories, scoring 17 times in the last 3 games. Again, all the boys were excellent in the commitment to training all season and myself (Jim), Denis and Seamus have been delighted with their attitude and work ethic over the past 9 months. The lads know that on their day when all players are present and on form that they can give even the top teams a good run for their money – as always and as with any team the key is doing this on a consistent basis. We are hoping to have an end of season day out for this great group of young lads and then look forward to next season and whatever joys & thrills it may bring.

Squad: Brendan Quinn, Ben O’Sullivan, Eoin Guilfoyle, Darren Coffey, Niall Duffy, Calum Grant, Daniel Egan, Eoin McLoughlin, Cillian O’Sullivan, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Jay Ryan, Johnny Ryan, Colm O’Malley, Stephen Ryan, Nathan O’Donoghue, Jack O’Sullivan

Management: Denis O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan & Jim O’Riordan

U15 Premier, Janesboro 2-3 Newport Town AFC A

Tuesday, May 14 2018 (Carew Park)

Scorers: Eoin McLoughlin 2 & Jay Ryan

On a beautiful, warm summers evening Newport travelled in to the “Boro” for their last league game of the season. Newport had played Jansboro twice already and had lost by 1-0 in the league and just 2-1 in the Cup and knew that they were as good as Janseboro and that they could have got better results in each of the previous matches. So, there was huge determination from the Newport Lads to show that they were well capable of beating their near rivals.

What followed was as good a game of soccer as you would see at Schoolboys level between two very evenly matched teams.

Newport started full of intent and running and took control of proceedings early on – they had a couple of chances just cleared by the Janseboro defence before the deadlock was broken with a super Eoin McLoughlin strike off his supposedly weaker right foot! Newport were 1-0 and flying. They remained on top for the rest of the half and Janesboro never really looked like grabbing an equaliser as the half progressed. Continue reading

U15 Premier, Newport Town AFC A 6-2 Fairview Rangers A

Monday, May 7 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jay Ryan 2, Diarmuid O’Riordan 2, Eoin McLoughlin & Darren Coffey

Newport welcomed 2nd placed Fairview Rangers to Derryleigh and again the Boys were trying to drag themselves further up the league table. Both teams were down numbers on the night with Newport ending up with a numerical advantage over the visitors but there were league points to be fought for, so nothing could be taken for granted.

Newport started strongly and went ahead early through a tidy Eoin McLoughlin strike, but the lead was short lived as Fairview levelled matters soon after. However, the Newport boys were on Top and slowly they began to transfer their dominance into goals.

Jay Ryan put Newport back in front before the break and then in the second half Diarmuid O’Riordan added a third with a header, to be followed with another headed goal from Centre Half Darren Coffey. Almost immediately Fairview scored to leave the match at a scoreline of 4-2 to the home team. You could see Fairview tiring and Newport were able to add to their lead with further strikes from Diarmuid O’Riordan and Jay Ryan. So, it finished a very decent 6-2 victory for the Newport Boys. This result now meant back to back league victories and the knowledge that a victory in the last league game would see Newport finish in a very strong 4th Place in the Premier division.

U15 Premier, Regional United 8-3 Newport Town AFC

Wednesday, May 2 2018 (Dooradoyle)

Scorers: Jay Ryan 6 & Daniel Egan 2

This was a lovely sunny evening and the game was played on the home team’s large Astro Pitch. Based on League positions this was a game that Newport were favourites to win and the hope was that 3 further points would be gained. Newport only had the bare 11 players on the night, but this had little impact to them as they totally dominated Regional from the Off. Newport launched wave after wave of attack and the goals began to flow after the 10 min period when Jay Ryan slotted to the net to Put Newport ahead. Jay would add an astonishing 4 more goals before the break and Dan Egan added another to leave Newport 6-0 up at the break. Regional did far better in the second half and managed to score 3 goals but the Newport Boys added 2 more of their own through Jay Ryan and Dan Egan to leave the final score as a very comfortable 8-3 victory for the Newport Boys- Job done!!

U15 Div 1 League Cup, Aisling Annacotty C 2-1 Newport Town AFC B

U15B v Aisling April 14 2018
Saturday, April 14 2018 (Kilonan)

Newport scorer: Lorcan Delaney

U15B boys were away to Aisling Annacotty Sat. Newport started well and things were looking good. We got our fair share of possession. Our back four were on form clearing up any football Ashling tried to play through. Newport kept pushing forward with new energy and deserved the first goal scored by Lorcan Delaney. Before the half Newport conceded a goal to leave it 1 : 1 at the break.

The second half started the same as the first but with Newport playing up hill and against the wind. They had no choice but to get stuck in and play their best. Long high balls tested the Newport back 4, who again were determined to limit Ashling’s shots on goal. Newport weren’t happy just to defend. They played well in all positions throughout the pitch, and forced Ashling to defend their 6 yard box on a couple of occasion’s. Luck was not on our side as Ashling loaded the Newport 18 yard box to squeeze in a second. Newport kept going but eventually ran out of time. This was an impressive performance, considering recent results. Lets just say Newport did not get the rub of the green, with the result not reflecting their match efforts. Well done today Lads.