U15 Girls v Killavilla Sept 23 2017

U15 Schoolgirl Squad 2017/2018

Managers: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman

Training Times: Thursday, 6-7pm (Astro)

Year of birth for 2018/2019 season: 2004

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

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Membership Registration


We will be holding club membership registration nights for ALL schoolboy & schoolgirl players on August 28, 29 & 30. 6-8pm on Wednesday & Thursday and 6-9pm on Friday, upstairs in our clubhouse. It is very important that all players and a parent/guardian attend on one of the evenings to complete a membership form and pay the relevant fee.

Membership Fees
• U7 Newport Nippers (born in 2013 or later) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2009-2012) – €70
• U12 to U16 (born in 2004-2008) – €80
• U17 & U18 (born in 2002-2003) – €80

There are also family discounts where more than one child is playing with the club.

We are anxious to get as many registrations as possible completed over these three nights and reduce the amount of time & effort required by our volunteers to complete the process. As we have close on 350 underage players, your co-operation would be greatly appreciated. Please spread the word.

Full details of membership & its benefits are on our website.

2019/2020 Annual Membership Subscription

Membership of NTAFC for the coming 2019/2020 season is now open. Membership runs from August 1 through to July 31. 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 and 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 450 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 Town AFC – Non-Competitive Child (U11 & under) Forms 2019-2020
Newport Town AFC – Competitive Child (U12-U16) Forms 2019-2020
Newport Town AFC – Youths & 17s Forms 2019-2020
Newport Town AFC – Junior Forms 2019-2020

Membership Fees

• Newport Nippers (U7 – born in 2013 or later) – €40
• U8 to U11 (born in 2009-2012) – €70
• U12 to U16 (born in 2004-2008) – €80
• U17 & U18 (born in 2002-2003) – €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 our 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

Good luck to our players in the U15 Gaynor Cup


Best of luck to our players, Abbie Lenihan, Shauna Pearson, Robyn McNamara, Chelsea King, Ailín Rochford & Ellie Kennedy that are part of the NTSFL U15 schoolgirl squad participating in the FAI Women Gaynor Cup competition taking place in U.L. from this Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30. There are 16 league squads participating in what is widely-regarded as the premier showcase for underage women’s football in Ireland. North Tipp will be hopeful of progressing into the knock-out stages from their group, which also contains the Galway, Mayo & Kilkenny leagues.

U15 Girls Shield Final, Newport Town AFC 7-0 Ballymackey


Thursday, May 9 2019 (Brickfields)

Scorers: Chelsea King 3, Abbie Lenihan 3 & Shauna Pearson

Our final game of the season took place in Nenagh and we started the game strongly. With Abbie, Leah & Sarah dominating the midfield it was difficult for Ballymackey to create anything to really bother the back line. When they did get a half chance, Ailín, Caragh, Ellie, Jayne & Mara were solid enough to tidy up. Changing wingers around really upset their back line so Aoife, Emily, Eryn, Nadine, Neve & Shauna had a lot of open field to run at them. Chelsea was her usual self, creating space and tormenting defenders. Leading 3-0 at half time through goals from Abbie, Chelsea & Shauna, it wasn’t long into the 2nd half and the girls were creating more chances. There was some lovely passing and moving by the girls and Ballymackey did not know how to stop them. Abbie & Chelsea completed a hat trick each to put a gloss on the scoreline but it was definitely the team working hard that created those chances. Right at the end of the game, Ballymackey broke through but Emma forever brave, dove at the players feet to snuff out that chance. Again we had a few injured and missing players Abi Rainsford, Aisling O’Gorman, Mollie O’Hora & Robyn McNamara. A season of ups & downs but finished stronger.
#greatbunchofgirls


Team: Emma Wright, Ailín Rochford, Ellie Kennedy, Caragh Flynn, Mara Van Aelst, Sarah Kelly, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran, Chelsea King, Neve Clements, Nadine Hartigan, Shauna Pearson, Eryn Kennedy, Aoife Kennedy, Emily Hurley, Jayne Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman

U15 Girls Shield Semi-Final, Newport Town AFC 3-1 Knigh Utd

Wednesday, May 1 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 2 & Chelsea King

With kick off delayed, the girls were slow to impose their game on Knigh. The back line were kept busy by knigh attacks but they held firm. The breakthrough came when Chelsea rounded the keeper and scored. Our 2nd was almost identical, with Abbie applying the finishing touch. 2-0 up at half time.

The rain came down as the 2nd half began and with it came a goal from Knigh. They put us under a lot of pressure and put the ball in the net again, but thankfully it was ruled offside. This seemed to spurn the girls on and after some excellent passing, starting from the backs and finished by Abbie, was the goal of the game. It finished 3-1 and the girls had to work hard to go onto the final.

We had a long injury list going into the game and we wish the girls a speedy recovery.

Team: Emma Wright, Ailín Rochford, Ellie Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Caragh Flynn, Sarah Kelly, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran(c), Chelsea King, Aisling O’Gorman, Nadine Hartigan, Emily Hurley, Aoife Kennedy & Jayne Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly, Eddie O’Gorman & Trisha Kennedy.

U15 Girls, Knigh Utd 1-6 Newport Town AFC


Saturday, March 2 2019 (Knigh)

Scorers: Robyn McNamara 2, Chelsea King, Aoife Kennedy, Abbie Lenihan & Caragh Flynn

The U15 girls recorded an excellent 6-1 win away to Knigh Utd with goals from Robyn McNamara 2, Chelsea King, Aoife Kennedy, Abbie Lenihan & Caragh Flynn. With a strong gale blowing and the rain pelting down, the girls were eager to play as their last game was 2 months ago. We had 18 girls to choose from and each one of them wanted to be out in that weather. We started very strong, when Robyn McNamara did a lovely pull back and shot past the keeper for the opener. After a great run by Chelsea King, Aoife Kennedy finished off for number 2. Again Robyn struck inside the box to get her 2nd. Knigh then got one back before Shauna Pearson set Chelsea free who finished the first half by scoring our 4th. In the 2nd half, Knigh pressed us back but a quick break from Leah Moran sent Abbie Lenihan free to score. With time nearly up, Sarah Kelly & Abi Rainsford did a quick one two and crossed into Caragh Flynn who made no mistake from close range. Well done to Ellie Kennedy & Ailín Rochford on their debuts for the club, and on a final note, every single girl put in a team performance during the game. We wish a speedy recovery to Aisling from her recent skiing injury.

Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Nadine Hartigan, Mara Van Aelst, Mollie O’Hora, Sarah Kelly, Shauna Pearson, Robyn McNamara, Chelsea King, Leah Moran (c), Aoife Kennedy, Abi Rainsford, Abbie Lenihan, Ailín Rochford, Ellie Kennedy, Caragh Flynn, Jane Hurley & Emily Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman

U15 Girls, Ballymackey 0-2 Newport Town AFC


Saturday, January 5 2018 (Ballinree)

Scorers: Robyn McNamara & Neve Clements

The start of a new year and our 1st game after the Christmas break was away to Ballymackey. The ground was a bit heavy and so were the girls legs after a few weeks off. We had a couple of good chances but our shots were too close to the keeper. 0-0 at half time.

For the 2nd half we were struggling to get through their midfield so we made a few changes and they paid off. From a quick break, Leah crossed the ball and Robyn remained calm and slotted the ball past the keeper. Again Leah turned provider but this time Neve was the beneficiary and scored her first goal for the club. All round a good start to 2019. #greatbunchofgirls

Squad: Emma Wright, Nadine Hartigan, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Robyn McNamara, Aisling O’Gorman, Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan, Sarah Kelly, Neve Clements, Caragh Flynn, Abi Rainsford, Aoife Kennedy, Mollie O’Hora & Emily Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman

U15 Girls, Killavilla 4-1 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, December 8 2018 (Villa Park)

Scorer: Abbie Lenihan

A game played in very windy conditions and decisions just did not go our way. From almost getting the opener, we then gave away a scrappy goal. In the 2nd half we equalised and the game was anyone’s for the taking but the referee awarded Killavilla a penalty when a Villa player fell in the box. With 10mins to go, the ref waved away a handball by a Villa player outside their penalty box and to rub salt into the wound, he then gave Villa a free kick outside our penalty box, even though no one knew why, and they scored from it. With heads now down, they scored with the last kick of the game.

Team: Emma Wright, Robyn McNamara, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Sarah Kelly, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran, Neve Clements, Aisling O’Gorman, Caragh Flynn, Chelsea King & Emily Hurley.

Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman

U15 Girls, Birdhill 1-4 Newport Town AFC


Saturday, November 24 2018 (Dublin Road)

Scorers: Caragh Flynn 2, Emily Hurley & Abbie Lenihan

Any game against our neighbours is always a tough fixture and this game was no different. In the first half, both defences were working hard but it was Newport’s star player, Abbie Lenihan who on a run into the penalty box was fouled and scored the resulting penalty. Birdhill then equalised from a corner just before the break. In the 2nd half the girls increased the tempo and it paid off with Caragh scoring twice, with 2 well taken shots. Our final goal came courtesy of Emily from a scramble in the box.

Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Abi Rainsford, Mollie O’Hora, Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan, Robyn McNamara, Caragh Flynn, Ciara Mackey, Neve Clements & Emily Hurley.

Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman