U16 A Team Management: Denis O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan & Jim O’Riordan

U16B Team Management: Francis Merrigan, Jamie Kennedy & Tim Coffey

Scheduled Training Times: Tuesday (8-9pm Astro)

Year of Birth for 2018/2019: 2003 or later

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

Schoolboy National Cup Draws

The draws have been made for the Skechers SFAI National Cups for our U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16 sides. Round 1 is due to take place on the weekend of September 15/16 and Round 2 on October 6/7. Some exciting & interesting games ahead.

Round 1 – Mungret Regional v Newport Town AFC
Round 2 – Pike Rovers v Mungret Regional or Newport Town AFC

Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Newport Town AFC v Rathkeale

Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Kilfrush v Newport Town AFC

Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Newport Town AFC v St. Brendan’s Park (Tralee)

Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – Cullen Lattin or Camp v Newport Town AFC

Full draws are available on www.sfai.ie #sfaiskechers

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Registration Nights

The 2018/2019 season is almost upon us.  We are are holding two registration evenings in our Derryleigh Park Clubhouse on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August from 7pm to 8.30pm. We would appreciate if parents & players could please attend on one of these nights to register. This is a very busy time of the year for us in preparing for the new season and your co-operation would be greatly appreciated. Click here for full details of our membership fees and the benefits of membership.

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.

U16 Div 1 Cup Final, Newport Town AFC 3-2 Aisling Annacotty B

Double Winners Twitter
Sunday, May 20 2018 (U.L. Astro)

Scorers: Karl Kelly 2 & Jack O’Carroll

Congratulation to the U16 Schoolboys, under the management of Ray Ryan & Daire Kennedy, who secured the LDSL Div 1 League & Cup double after beating a gallant Aisling Annacotty B side 3-2 in the final in U.L.  Well done lads on a great achievement. A great way to end your time as schoolboy players before moving into the junior ranks. Click here for lots of images from the Cup Final.

The U16 Cup Final was contested between the winners and runners-up in the league and as expected was a tight affair. Annacotty started eagerly and got on the scoresheet early with 3 minutes gone. Annacotty seemed to have the impetus and were showing more desire and it was no surprise when they doubled their lead on the 20 minute mark from the penalty spot.

The second goal woke the Newport boys up and it was Karl Kelly who got Newport off the mark, rising highest to direct a corner past the keeper on 24 minutes. The Newport boys were still not performing at their best and were happy to hear the halftime whistle with the score at 1-2. Continue reading

U16 Div 1 Cup Semi-Final, Newport Town AFC 5-2 Ballynanty Rovers

Wednesday, May 9 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack Foley 2, Jay Ryan 2 & Joey Kelly

Those in attendance on Wednesday evening were in for a treat as Newport and Ballynanty contested a great game. Both teams were up for the game and the match started at a frenetic pace with both teams gunning for a place in the final.

It was Newport who struck first with Joey Kelly rising highest to meet Jack Foley’s corner and direct the ball over the Newport keeper.

Ballynanty got back into the game, the striker seizing on a fumbled ball to hold his nerve and pass the ball into the net from a tight angle.

Ballynanty had a foothold in the game and played some good football, and it was no surprise when they got on the scoresheet again. Two Newport clearances were blocked down before the ball ricocheted into the strikers path, and he duly struck low and to the keepers left, to give Ballynanty the lead.

Newport levelled the score a few minutes later, with Jack Foley scoring from the penalty spot after Karl Kelly was pulled down in the box. Continue reading

U16 Div 1, Regional United B 0-4 Newport Town AFC

Friday, April 27 2018 (Dooradoyle)

Scorers: Jack Foley, Karl Kelly, Johnny Ryan & Haytam Kamil

The Newport boys arrived in a celebratory mood for their last league game with the league already wrapped up, but didn’t have things all their own way early on. Regional seemed intent on ruining a near perfect season and played the better football early on. After the 25 minute mark Newport got a foothold in the game and created a number of chances with Jack Foley and Jay Ryan coming closest.

Newport broke the deadlock on the 32nd minute when Jack Foley was released down the left wing into the box, where he shot low and past the keeper, into the far corner. From there Newport were the better team but failed to capitalise again in the 1st half. Continue reading