U13 Girls v Knigh Nov 4 2017
Managers: Robbie Bailey

Training Time: Wednesday, 7-8pm (Astro)

Year of birth for 2018/2019 season: 2006

Fixtures, results and league tables for Schoolgirls teams will be available throughout the season on http://northtippsfl.com.

U13 Girls, Newport Town AFC 5-0 Knigh Utd

Saturday, November 4 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Amelia Healy 3 & Shauna Pearson

Newport U13 girls faced Knigh Utd on Sat morning in Derryleigh Park. Both sides were unbeaten so far in the NTSFL so Newport knew that they faced a strong challenge as they did every time these sides met. The score line at the end does not give the full story of the match. At half time it was 1-0 thanks to a goal from Shauna Pearson but Knigh could have gone in at half time in the lead as both sides had chances. Newport brought on Amelia Healy at the start of the second half and with her first touch she hit the net. Amelia went on to score 2 more before the game finished. All the players and subs played their part when called upon and it was a great team effort. Thanks to Knigh Utd for a good competitive game.

U13 Girls 4-11-17

U13 Girls, Newport Town AFC 3-0 Holycross

U13 Girls v Holycross Sept 23 2017
Saturday, September 23 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Aoife Mellerick 2 & Shauna Pearson

We played our old friends Holycross on Saturday at home. It was a better day for flying kites than soccer!! Thanks to Ger “Herbie” Healy for having the pitch in great condition. We knew Holycross were a well drilled competitive outfit, so we came up with a game plan to suit. The girls rose to the occasion. We played against a very strong wind in the first half , but our solid backs stood firm with some fierce tackling . Midfield again defended well and also had good attacking movements. It took 15 mins for Newport to open the scoring account with a goal from Aoife Mellerick breaking the seal. Not happy with one goal, she hit the net again 10 minutes later. 2 -0 Newport.
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Schoolgirls selected for North Munster Trials

Congratulations to our schoolgirl players, Shauna Pearson & Robyn McNamara (U12), Abbie Lenihan (U13) and Rachel Carey (U14), who have been selected to attend trials for the North Munster Emerging Talent Programme. The trials will take place in Pike Rovers this Wednesday. Yet another great honour for the players and recognition of the great strides made in schoolgirls football in our club in the past few years.

Soccer Sisters Festival of Football:

Aviva Trip May 2017 003
Last Wednesday, ten of our schoolgirl players had the honour of representing Newport Town AFC at the FAI Soccer Sisters Festival in the Aviva Stadium. Newport Town AFC was one of the 8 clubs selected to participate due to the fact that our recent Easter Soccer Sisters Camp was the largest and most successful in the country. The road to the Aviva in May is now a well-worn path for the girls as this is the third year running that NTAFC has been one of the select few clubs to qualify for the event. Continue reading

U13 Girls – Newport Town AFC beat Shinrone to be crowned NTSFL League Champions

U13 Girls v Shinrone League Champs April 19 2017
Wednesday, April 19 2017 (Shinrone)

Oh what a night! The culmination of a lot of hard work by all the girls, coaches and time given by the girls’ parents led us to winning the league on the final fixture of the season. With the only nerves on show coming from the coaches, the girls quickly settled into the game. Abbie added to her long list of assists with a perfect pass for Leah to open the scoring. Soon after, Eryn pounced on a loose ball for our 2nd. Again, the combination of Abbie and Leah led to number 3. With Aisling and then Paige holding midfield, it allowed the forwards to attack freely. With 20mins gone, Aoife split the defence and Shauna scored our 4th, and then Shauna made it 5 with a good solo run.

Our defensive line of Sarah, Mara, Mollie and Robyn were always alert and dealt with any attack from the Shinrone girls and would then quickly launch our next attack. And it was a counter attack that led to our 6th with Milla running strongly down the line, she cut in and shot, it was well saved but not held by the keeper and Milla reacted quickly to score from the loose ball. With seconds to go to half time, Aoife scored her own individual goal.
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U13 Girls are crowned League Champions

U13 Squad, Coaches, Parents and Mascot, Holly the Dog

U13 Squad, Coaches, Parents and Mascot, Holly the Dog

Newport Town AFC U13 Girls were crowned NTSFL League Champions on Wednesday night after a comfortable win in their final game of the season away to Shinrone. This was a great finish to their season under the stewardship of Rob Kelly and Eddie O’Gorman. The girls section within the club has come so far in such a short period of time and the future looks bright for these young ladies.