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, Newport Town AFC 0-3 Killavilla

Saturday, September 29 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

We welcomed villa to Derryleigh on Saturday afternoon. We struggled to implement our game plan in the 1st half and a quick break by villa, with a hint of offside, put their forward through to shoot past our keeper. A free kick against us from outside our box led to a flick on and they scored their 2nd with a tap in at the back post.

The girls got their 2nd wind in the 2nd half but could not find a way past the villa keeper. Their 3rd came again from a counter attack as we pushed forward, when their forward broke from the half way line and her shot beat our keeper who was unlucky after getting a touch to it. Great credit to Emma in goals who dived bravely on a 50/50 ball and received a boot in the jaw for her troubles but got back up, dusted herself down and got on with the game #greatbunchofgirls

Team: Emma Wright, Nadine Hartigan, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Robyn McNamara, Aisling O’Gorman, Sarah Kelly, Ciara Mackey, Eryn Kennedy, Caragh Flynn, Leah Moran(c), Aoife Kennedy, Emily Hurley & Neve Ricketts.
Coaches: Rob Kelly, Eddie O’Gorman & Trisha Kennedy

U15 Girls, Newport Town AFC 5-0 Birdhill

Saturday, September 15 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Caragh Flynn (2), Eryn Kennedy (2) & Leah Moran

For our opening game of the season, we welcomed our close neighbours Birdhill to Derryleigh. With both teams looking for a good start to the season, it was Newport that succeeded. Sarah played a through ball to Eryn who took it in her stride and smashed it into the net. BH went looking for an equaliser but the back 4 of Mollie, Mara, Jayne & Nadine were in great form. BH best effort was a strong shot from outside the box but Aoife parried it well and pounced on the loose ball as it threatened to spin into her net. Right on the stroke of half time, Caragh spun on the edge of the box and put her shot beyond the reach of the keeper to score our 2nd.

In the 2nd half Ciara, Leah & Neve controlled the midfield which allowed both Caragh & Eryn to score again, giving us a 4-0 lead. Sarah & Aisling were unlucky not to score but a lovely strike by Leah on the half volley completed the scoring. Overall a very hard-working team performance.

Team: Aoife Kennedy, Mollie O’Hora, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Neve Ricketts, Sarah Kelly (Capt.), Eryn Kennedy, Leah Moran, Aisling O’Gorman, Ciara Mackey & Caragh Flynn.

Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Registration Nights

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.

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Awards

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

2018/2019 Membership Fee & Player Registration

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.

NTAFC – Competitive form 2018-2019 (U12 + older)   Newport Town AFC – Non competitive form 2018-2019 (U11 + under)


Membership Fees
• 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

U15 Girls Shield Final, Newport Town AFC 6-0 Knigh Utd

U15 Girls Shield Winners U15 Girls Shield Squad  U15 Girls Shield Captain
Wednesday, May 9 2018 (Villa Park)

Scorers: Kaitlyn Bradshaw 3, Rosie Quirke, Rachel Carey & Skye Sheehy

Wednesday evening saw the NTAFC u15 girls travel to Killavilla to face Knigh Utd in the Shield final.

It was clear from the second the whistle blew for kick off that our girls were there to play. They started strong and within a few minutes Kaitlyn Bradshaw buried the ball in the back of the net for the first goal. Some strong attacking play from the backs Roisin Power, Sarah Finn, Eimear Carey, Amber Deegan and Goalie Chelsea King meant that our mids and forwards Skye Sheehy, Abbie Lenihan, Kaitlyn, Rachel Carey, Ava Shinners and Carragh Flynn always had a clean supply of ball and this constant pressure saw Skye take an opportunistic rebound from the Knigh keeper blasting it into the net for the second goal. It was not all plain sailing for Newport as Knigh upped the intensity with a number of breaks but on the rare occasion that they broke through they were met by a determined keeper in Chelsea clearing her lines bravely. Just before the break Kaitlyn took a cross from Rachel on the volley that would make any premiership striker green with envy to claim her second goal of the night. HT Newport 3 – Knigh 0

The second half started intensely, Knigh were fighting hard to get back into the game. The strength and depth of our squad came into play as Leah Moran, Kate Harvey, Sarah Kelly Leah Guerin, Rosie Quirke, and Emma Moloney brought fresh legs and even greater determination. About 5 mins into the half, a rebound off a Knigh defender found the right boot of Rachel who made no mistake putting it past the keeper. Mid-way through the half Kaitlyn rounded off a seasons best performance by connecting with another quality cross from Rachel to get her hat-trick. Leah and Kate were through on the keeper but just caught offside. Rosie fought hard in the box to get the ball across the chalk to bring the tally to 6. FT Newport 6 – Knigh 0 Continue reading

U15 Girls Win NTSFL Shield Final

U15 Girls Shield Winners
Massive congratulations to the U15 girls who won the NTSFL Shield this evening when they defeated Knigh Utd 6-0 in the final in Villa Park. The Newport goals came from Kaitlyn Bradshaw 3, Rosie Quirke, Rachel Carey & Skye Sheehy. Great way to finish the season girls and more silverware for the club.