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.
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.
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.
• 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
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
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.
Tuesday, April 24 2018 (Villa Park)
Scorer: Kaitlyn Bradshaw
Tuesday, March 27 2018 (Dublin Road)
Scorer: Roisin Power 2
Saturday, February 17 2018 (Dublin Rd)
Scorer: Abbie Lenihan
A bitterly cold morning in Roscrea set the scene for the Newport U15 girls fixture vs Killavilla. Coming to the business end of the league now and all teams are hungry for the points. This is very evident on the pitch with each encounter proving to be a bruising competitive battle.
The Newport girls had a slow start conceding 2 goals within the first 10 mins but the girls rallied and showed great character to compose themselves and tighten up their fight back. They created many chances but the Villa keeper was in inspired form denying at least 4 shots on target. Late in the half Abbie Lenihan found herself at the end of a brilliant cross by Leah Moran and buried the ball in the back of the net! HT Killavilla 2 – Newport 1. Continue reading
All adults involved with children within our club in any capacity must complete the FAI/Garda vetting process. All Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland have been processed online from 5th September 2016.
For new Garda vetting applications, individuals should use the new Garda Vetting Invitation form and the Garda Vetting ID Validation form (see link below). To fully submit an application, they need to complete the form/s and give them along with identification documents to the club’s Child Welfare Officer (Micheal Lenihan), who will then forward to the FAI.
On receipt of a the Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of their identification, the FAI will email the applicant an invitation to complete the remainder of the Garda vetting process online. Following this, the applicant will receive a tracking number which they can use to track the current status of their Garda vetting application.
If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (see link below). Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.