Saturday, March 2 2019 (Villa Park)
Scorer: Aisling McMahon
Saturday, March 2 2019 (Villa Park)
Scorer: Aisling McMahon
Saturday, February 16 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Lauren Bailey
Saturday, January 19 2019 (Shinrone)
Scorer: Aoife Mellerick
Saturday, November 24 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Saturday, November 10 2018 (Borrisokane)
Scorers: Lauren Bailey & Sinead O’Riordan
Saturday, October 27 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Lucy Bailey 3, Lauren Bailey 3, Aoife Mellerick 3 & Clodagh Healy
Saturday, September 15 2018 (Borrisokane)
Scorers: Aoife Mellerick & Sinead O’Riordan
Our U13 girls played their first league game of the 2018-19 season today away to Borrisokane. Newport took the lead 1-0 halfway through the first half with a great run from midfield by Aoife Mellerick who took on 3 players before putting the ball past the keeper. Borrisokane came back fighting and after defending a corner from Newport they counter attacked and scored the equaliser. They quickly followed this up with a second and Newport went in 2-1 down at half time. Rob Bailey gave some words of advice at half time and Newport started the second half in control of the game and got a deserving equaliser early in the half. Unfortunately the game had to be stopped with about 10 mins to go due to an injury to one of the Borrisokane players. The referee made the right choice in stopping the game and both teams start the season with a point. Newport U13 girls would like to send best wishes to the injured player and we hope she recovers quickly. Our goalie for the match Cliodhna Lenihan played very well and pulled off one excellent save that showed her cat like skills. Our defence of Laura Parsons, Caoimhe Healy, Muireann Ryan and Joanna Van Aelst were resolute. Our midfield of Isabelle Ivers, Lucy Bailey, Aoife Mellerick, Eimear Ryan and Caoimhe Troy all played their part defending and attacking. Our forwards of Slaine Goodwin, Clodagh Healy and Sinead O Riordan gave the Borrisokane defence plenty of work to do. A few of our players today were new and this was their first ever soccer match although you wouldn’t have known that if you were watching the game as all the girls played very well. Training continues on Wed night at 7pm sharp.
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.
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.
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.
• 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