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

U15 Girls, Lough Derg 1-5 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, October 12 2019 (Clarisford Park)

Scorers: Emily Hurley, Aoife Mellerick, Eryn Kennedy, Robyn McNamara & Lauren Bailey

Our U15 Girls had a great 5-1 win away to Lough Derg with goals from Emily Hurley, Aoife Mellerick, Eryn Kennedy, Robyn McNamara & Lauren Bailey.

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Membership Registration


ALL Players MUST be registered with the club before taking part in training or games, or they will NOT be insured with the club. There are still a number of players that haven’t completed club registration. To facilitate parents’ requests, we will be holding another registration night for ALL schoolboy & schoolgirl players this coming Friday, October 11, from 6-9pm in the clubhouse. It is very important that a parent/guardian attend 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 as soon as possible 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.

U15 Girls, Newport Town AFC 0-3 Knigh Utd


Saturday, September 28 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

On Saturday morning, the U15 girls’ 2 year unbeaten run was finally brought to an end by a very good Knigh Utd side who won the game in Derryleigh Park on a 3-0 scoreline. Obviously the girls were disappointed to lose the game but they’ve been on an incredible run and this is only a small bump in the road.

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.