Managers: Gaylord Harvey & Mike Carey

Training Time: Thursday, 6-7pm (astro)

Year of birth for 2018/2019 season: 2002 or later

Fixtures, results and league tables for Schoolgirls teams will be available throughout the season on

U17 Girls, Newport Town AFC 7-5 Ballymackey

Saturday, February 16 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Shauna Pearson 4, Rachel Carey 2 & Chelsea King

The U17 girls recorded a great 7-5 win at home to Ballymackey in a 12 goal thriller. A game that was full of goals, excitement, drama and a 4 goal haul for Shauna Pearson. The other Newport goals came from Rachel Carey (2) & Chelsea King. With 2 games remaining, the girls are now level on points with BT Harps, who have a game less played. Newport’s remaining games are away to Killavilla & Ballymackey, so they will be hoping to win both and hope that BT Harps slip up along the way.

Newport played with the strong breeze in the 1st half but Ballymackey had the better start breaking through a number of times in the first quarter only to be stopped by Emma Moloney who was in top form pulling off some great saves.

Newport backs settled into the game Kate, Sarah and Hollie got on top at the back and settle things down for the team. Hardworking wingers Roisin and Amber, Midfield Rachel, Leah and Anzelika all started to take control, resulting in a high % of time in the Ballymackey half and this soon paid off when a determined Chelsea took the ball from the defender against the odds and rounded the keeper to score 1-0. Mid way through the half we started our rotating system which had an immediate impact with Shauna breaking down the left and scoring 2-0. Pressure paid off when we got a free and Rachel stepped up to slot it home 3-0. Forwards were now working well Kaitlyn was making some great passes and keeping two or three defenders busy. Jenny, Mara and Sarah were introduced which ensure the high tempo was maintained some great work by the team made room for Shauna to break and slot another goal. 4-0 at half time.

Given the strength of the breeze we knew this game was far from over and Ballymackey would have the % of the ball in the 2nd half. Ballymackey got going and with the help of an own goal, penalty and lots of pressure the score line 20 minutes into the 2nd half was 4 all. With a few adjustments Newport team stood up Shauna got one back to go 5-4. Ballymackey came back again to make it 5-5. All the momentum was with Ballymackey, but the girls were not going to be beaten on the day, one for all stood up and put in a huge effort especially Leah Moran in midfield and Emma Moloney in goals who was named player of the game. Pressure paid off when Chelsea was taken down outside the box. Rachel stepped up and got the ball around the wall into the top corner to go 6-5. Ballymackey put on the pressure again committing all forward, Newport broke down the left-hand side and Chelsea put a great ball across which came off the crossbar with Shauna on hand to slot it home. So proud of the girls for the way they played with a never give up attitude. We would like to thank Ballymackey for a great sporting game it’s never easy to get a win against this great side.

Squad on the day: Emma Moloney, Kate Harvey, Sarah Finn, Hollie Coleman, Roisin Power, Rachel Carey, Leah Moran, Anzelika Lepika, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Chelsea King, Jenny Keppel, Shauna Pearson, Sarah Kelly, Amber Deegan and Mara Van Aelst.

U17 Girls, Lough Derg 2-6 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, January 12 2019 (Clarisford Park)

Scorers: Kaitlyn Bradshaw 2, Abbie Lenihan, Chelsea King, Caragh Flynn & Rachel Carey

Newport u17 girls traveled to Clarisford Park this Saturday to meet Lough Derg in their first league match of 2019.
This is a very competitive league and there are no easy matches. The girls knew they would have to work for the win and set about the task with great determination.

Early in the half Abbie Lenihan opened the scoring with a great close range effort beating the keeper. Roisin Power was in top form on the right wing with a number of great runs and very intelligent passes to ensure that the supply to our forwards was constant and accurate. Similarly Hollie Coleman made an impact on the left wing and looked dangerous whenever she touched the ball. Mids and forwards Abbie, Chelsea King, Anzelika Lepika, Rachel Carey and Kaitlyn Bradshaw settled into their rhythm quickly with some great interplay that led to 2 great opportunities for Kaitlyn who took her chances and scored twice. Midway through the half, Lough Derg scored against the run of play but our keeper Emma Moloney and backs Kate Harvey, Eimear Carey and Sarah Finn made sure that they were held out for the rest of the half. Just before the break, a Newport player was brought down in the box, Chelsea stepped up to take the penalty and added to the tally. HT 1 – 4. Continue reading

U17 Girls, Newport Town AFC 5-1 Birdhill

Saturday, December 1 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Kaitlyn Bradshaw 3, Rachel Carey & Abbie Lenihan

Newport U17 girls had a 5-1 win at home to Birdhill. It was our best performance of the year with all 16 girls putting in a great performance. Newport got off to a great start when Kaitlyn scored after receiving a great pass from Abbie. For the second goal, Abbie showed off all her skills driving through from midfield to slot home into the corner. Birdhill got one back before Chelsea put Kaitlyn through again 3-1 at half time. In the second half Newport continued as they did in the first half constantly sending on fresh legs. Rachel stepped up and slotted home a free kick from outside the box. Kaitlyn finished off with another goal for her 3rd on the day. This was close to a complete performance against a very strong Birdhill side. Well done girls, and we look forward to our next game.

Squad Emma, Rachel, Eimear, Sarah (Captain) Hollie, Ava, Leah, Abbie, Skye, Kaitlyn, Chelsea, Rosie, Anzelika, Roisin, Kate and Amber

U17 Girls, BT Harps 1-1 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, November 17 2018 (Templemore)

Scorer: Kaitlyn Bradshaw

Newport U17 girls traveled to Templemore to take on the league leaders BT Harps last Saturday. BT, clearly hungry to take the points, started with great intensity and had our girls under pressure for the first 25 minutes. Our defense of Carragh Flynn, Sarah Finn, Eimear Carey, Amber Deegan, Kate Harvey and early substitute Hollie Coleman put in a huge effort to hold them out. Emma Moloney (GK) had to make a number of saves in the first half. The team settled with our mids and forwards Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Leah Moran, Ava Shinners, Rachel Carey and Roisin Power making a number of breaks only to be denied by the BT defense. Towards the end of the half, BT managed to score. HT 1 – 0.

Newport knowing that they would have to up the intensity, started the second half with commendable determination. The hard work paid off in the form of a goal from Kaitlyn who squeezed the ball between the front post and defender from a beautifully taken corner. Substitutes Skye Sheehy. Jenny Keppel, Anzelika Lepika and Leona Burke brought in the fresh legs throughout the half. The rest of the match was a pretty evenly matched affair with neither team giving an inch. FT 1 -1.

A valuable away point against a strong side, well done to the girls

Squad: Emma Moloney, Anzelika Lepika, Kate Harvey, Leah Moran, Roisin Power, Jenny Keppel, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Amber Deegan , Carragh Flynn, Eimear Carey, Hollie Coleman, Skye Sheehy, Ava Shinners, Sarah Finn (C) , Leona Burke, Rachel Carey

Report by Gaylord Harvey.

U17 Girls, Newport Town AFC 6-2 Lough Derg

Saturday, October 20 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Chelsea King 3, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Ava Shinners & Rachel Carey

The sun was shining in Newport Saturday morning for the first meeting of Newport against Lough Derg in the U17 group.

Newport got off to a great start piling on the pressure on Lough Derg, creating a lot of chances but the Lough Derg defence held solid for most of the half until eventually Kaitlyn Bradshaw scored off a well taken corner. With Newport 1-0 up. Lough Derg came looking for the equaliser and were rewarded a penalty before half time, but Emma Moloney was brave in goals. Half time 1-0.

Newport started the 2nd half like they did the first, but this time they broke down the Lough Derg defence with 3 goals coming from (1) Chelsea King great strike from the edge of the box (2) Excellent free kick from Rachel Carey, (3) great finish from Ava Shinnors. Newport were 4-0 up and the full squad were all playing their part. Lough Derg didn’t drop their heads and got 2 good goals to pull it back to 4-2. Newport were not going to let this one go and Chelsea King stepped up and took 2 great goals to close the game out. Final Score 6-2.

Overall this was a good day out for Newport with the Goalkeeper and defence comfortable for most of the game, midfield and attack creating lots of chances and scoring 6 goals. Thanks to all the U15’s for stepping up and a callout to Hollie on her first game for Newport.

Squad: Emma Moloney, Carragh Flynn, Amber Deegan, Anzelika Lepika, Kate Harvey, Rachel Carey, Ava Shinnors, Sarah Kelly, Leah Moran, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Skye Sheehy, Jenny Keppel, Chelsea King, Mara van Aelst, Hollie Coleman and Rosie Quirke.

U17 Girls, Birdhill 1-1 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, October 6 2018 (Dublin Road)

Scorer: Leah Moran

On a crisp clear day, the Newport U17 girls lined out to take on our neighbors Birdhill in the league. These derby fixtures are always much anticipated events with both teams knowing that it will inevitably be a very competitive affair. This Saturday would prove to be no different.

The first half was very evenly matched but our defences held strong. Emma Moloney was regularly tested in goals and bravely kept a clean sheet. Our backs Roisin Power, Eimear Carey, Sarah Finn and Amber Deegan managed their defensive effort well by thwarting any attacking breaks from the opposition. Equally our mids and forwards Rachel Carey, Anzelika Lepika, Leah Moran, Skye Sheehy, Carragh Flynn and Kaitlyn Bradshaw played some lovely football and were unlucky not to convert their efforts into goals. HT 0-0. Continue reading

U17 Girls, Newport Town AFC 0-1 BT Harps

Saturday, September 8 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

On Saturday, our U17 girls started their season campaign with great spirit but unfortunately fell slightly short in their first outing against BT Harps.

The first half was an incredibly competitive affair with nothing between the teams. Newport showed some great promise, attacking and defending with determination and enthusiasm. A number of shots on target were met by the BT keeper and additionally the Newport girls were denied by the crossbar and uprights a few times. Towards the end of the first half, BT scored. HT 0-1.

The second half was an even tighter encounter with BT increasing their defensive efforts. As was the case in the first half, Newport had some very positive passages of attacking play but could not convert them to goals. FT 0-1.

This was a brave and spirited effort by the Newport girls considering that this year they have jumped from U15 to an U17 league. They were competitive and showed exceptional character to stay in the fight. We look forward to seeing them progress as they take on this challenge for the remainder of the season.

A special mention for Anzelika Lepika who made her debut for Newport, slotting in seamlessly making a huge contribution to the game. We would also like to wish our team mate Chelsea King a speedy recovery from the injury she obtained in a road traffic accident last week.

Squad: Emma Moloney, Rachel Carey, Eimear Carey, Kate Harvey, Anzelika Lepika, Amber Deegan, Sarah Finn (C), Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Roisin Power, Ava Shinners, Leah Moran, Rosie Quirke, Jenny Keppel, Leona Burke, Caragh Flynn, Skye Sheehy

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