Hard luck to our U13 Girls who lost their league play-off tonight 1-0 to Ballymackey, in a titanic battle the girls came up just that bit short.
Well done to all the players and their coaches, Gaylord Harvey and Mike Carey on a fantastic season.
Well done to the Newport U13 girls on winning the community games final in Thurles against Cashel on Saturday 23rd April. The team made up from Birdhill and Newport include: Marie O’Brien, Edel O’Brien, Rebecca Bradley and Caragh Flynn from Birdhill, and from Newport Rachel Carey, Skye Sheehy, Sarah Kelly and Abbie Lenihan who was missing on the day but will be back for the Munster qualifiers on the 2nd July. The team played as a unit working together with great saves and solid defence by goalie Marie backs Edel, Rebecca and Sarah. Up front Skye, Rachel and Caragh were keeping the pressure on the Cashel defence, which paid off with goals from Skye and Rachel to take the lead and the win.
Well done girls. On to the Munster qualifiers we go.
Monday, April 11 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Kaitlyn Bradshaw
Newport schoolgirls’ u13 team bowed out of the North Tipperary cup in style on Monday evening.
In a fixture that was moved to Derryleigh park astroturf due to the recent heavy rainfall, our girls hosted Birdhill. This year has already produced two epic encounters between these two neighbouring teams and this derby was no different.
Newport got off to a rocky start with Birdhill scoring in the opening minutes of the game, but the girls rallied and quickly found their form again. Defensively Sarah Kelly and Sarah Finn had their work cut out for them but worked hard to keep a determined Birdhill team out. Emma Moloney was in inspired form in goals and must have stopped about 6 strong attempts at goal in the first half alone including one long range chip into the top corner that required her to perform a full stretch save with only her finger tips left to perform the save of the day. In midfield and up front the energetic performances from Rachel Carey, Abbie Lenihan, Skye Sheehy and Kaitlyn Bradshaw (Captain for the day) ensured that Newport remained competitive. HT 0-1 to Birdhill. Continue reading
Saturday, April 9 2016 (Knigh)
Newport scorers: Rachel Carey, Skye Sheehy & Kate Bradshaw.
Newport u13 girls travelled to Knigh for their last league fixture of the season. Knigh won the league about 3 weekends ago, and after the last encounter in Derryleigh Park, we knew we were in for a challenge. Newport held Knigh in the first half with an impressive display from all the girls. Defensively, Sarah Kelly, Leah Moran and keeper Emma Moloney impressed with a fearless performance. Our midfielders and forwards, Sarah Finn, Roisin Power, Rachel Carey, Kate Harvey and Kaitlyn Bradshaw put together a series of attacking passages of play, which resulted in a number of shots on target for Newport that unfortunately did not get past the Knigh keeper. Knigh went into the break in the lead. Continue reading
On Saturday, Newport U13 girls hosted the league leaders Knigh Utd in Derryleigh Park.
Newport were playing into the wind in the first half but this did not hinder them as they started with a solid performance. The Newport keeper Emma Moloney and defenders Aisling O’Gorman, Sarah Kelly and later in the half, Kate Harvey and Milla Harte had their work cut out for them. Knigh were physical and organised, constantly reminding Newport of why they were top of the table. Throughout the half, Newport midfielders and forwards, conducted themselves well with some good passing football, a number of shots on target from Rachel Carey, Abbie Lenihan, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Leah Moran and Skye Sheehy were saved by the impressive Knigh keeper. Towards the end of the first half and against the run of play, Knigh scored from about 15 metres out. HT 0-1 Continue reading
Girl power was clearly in evidence with 63 girls taking part in our second FAI Soccer Sisters Easter Camp. Lots of fun, smiles and friendship not to mention some excellent football were on display. Well done to all the girls and their coaches and special mention to camp co-ordinator and head coach, Aidan O’Brien for all the hard work put into making this such a fun camp for all the girls. Thanks also to all the committee members and volunteers who ensured that the camp went off without a hitch. Looking forward to next year already! In the meantime, we have the summer camps in July & August to look forward to. NTAFC, the soccer club that never stands still. Click here to see lots of images from the camp.
Saturday, March 19 2016 (Borrisokane)
Newport scorer: Abbie Lenihan
Newport U13 girls travelled to Borrisokane on Saturday to play the Borrisokane U13 girls, at a venue that produced Newport’s biggest defeat last season. This fixture was never going to be an easy encounter.
Newport won the toss, and Captain Aisling O’Gorman opted to play with the wind. The girls started off strong right from the kick off with a powerful run down the line by Skye Sheehy who crossed the ball into Rachel Carey who took the first shot of the day on target, which was saved by the keeper. Borrisokane countered and were met by an efficient defence in Aisling O’Gorman and Sarah Kelly. Newport midfielders and forwards, Skye, Abbie Lenihan, Rachel and Roisin Power kept the pressure on with a number of positive passages of play. Towards the end of the first half, the pressure paid off as a long range clearance by sub Kate Harvey found Rachel who passed it on to Abbie, she broke through 2 of the Borrisokane defenders and beat the keeper to score a great goal! Continue reading
Online booking is still open and can be done through the below link for our upcoming Soccer Sisters Easter Camp at Derryleigh Park, places are limited so early booking is encouraged. You can also register in person on the first morning at 10am.
The camp is open to girls aged 7-12, and will run on Monday, March 21st & Tuesday, March 22nd from 10am – 2pm on both days.
Cost is now €20 and includes two enjoyable days of football, fun & friendship and an exclusive Soccer Sisters jersey.
Last year’s camp was a huge success and booked out very quickly with over 40 girls taking part. Following on from the camp 10 lucky girls had the opportunity to represent Newport Town AFC and played in the Aviva Stadium in the Soccer Sisters Festival of Football.
You can help ensure NTAFC are back at Aviva Stadium again in 2016, as the first ten clubs to reach 30 online bookings will be picked to participate at the Festival of Football, so get booking now! Places are limited so book now and don’t be disappointed.
Any queries can be directed to Aidan O’Brien on 086-1673320.
Newport U13 girls travelled to Birdhill for the away leg of this much anticipated derby fixture. It was a tightly contested battle with very little between the two teams. From the early stages of the half, Birdhill attacked with intent but Newport’s defence (Sarah Kelly, Sarah Finn and Kate Harvey) held strong, proving to be a challenge to get past. Newport’s keeper, Anita Whelton produced 2 first rate saves in the half. The midfield/forward combination of Rachel Carey, Skye Sheehy, Leah Moran, Kaitlyn Bradshaw and Roisin Power played some beautiful passing football and provided some good opportunities, but unfortunately they could not get past an in form Birdhill keeper. HT 0-0 Continue reading
Saturday, February 27 2016 (Derryleigh Park)