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

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.

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

U17 Girls Shield Final, Newport Town AFC 8-0 Lough Derg

Saturday, May 4 2019 (Brickfields)

Scorers: Shauna Pearson 4, Abbie Lenihan 3 & Ava Shinners

Conditions couldn’t be better for a match than the blue skies that set the scene for the u17 girls Shield final between Newport and Lough Derg last Saturday morning. The Newport girls started very strong with an early goal from Ava Shinners. Abbie Lenihan then scored her first of the day and went on to complete a hatrick within the first 20 minutes. Shauna Pearson also opened her account towards the end of the half. Our backs kept a clean sheet in the first half with a very strong defensive effort. HT 5-0

We started the 2nd half in similar fashion with an early score from Shauna Pearson who went on to score a sensational second half hatrick. A special mention for Emma Moloney our goal keeper who bravely made sure any attacking efforts from Lough Derg were kept out of the net. Credit to Lough Derg who kept battling to the final whistle. FT 8-0

Match day squad: Emma Moloney, Kate Harvey, Eimear Carey, Sarah Finn (C), Roisin Power, Amber Deegan, Rachel Carey, Abbie Lenihan, Anzelika Lepika, Celsea King, Ava Shinners, Carragh Flynn, Shauna Pearson, Leah Moran, Hollie Coleman, Jenny Keppel

This was our last competitive match of the season and now that the jerseys have been hung out to dry for the last time this season, it is fitting that we say a few final words to see out the 2018/19 season.

It was always going to be a challenging season as this is a young squad with most of the girls being u15 and u16 playing in a competitive u17 league. The age gap was never evident on match days as the girls were always hard working and competitive.

League Results:
2nd in the league, 3 points from the top of the table having conceded only one defeat all season to the eventual winners.

Cup/Shield Results:
After an epic battle in the Cup Semi Final that ended up 0-0 AET, we were unlucky to be knocked out of the cup competition in a penalty shoot out. Never an easy way to lose, the girls showed great character to regroup and WIN the Shield final later in the same week.

Mike and I have been coaching this team for about 4 seasons now and they are great representatives of the club and the community. They work and train hard and always give everything on match days. We are very proud of them and its an absolute pleasure to work with this group.

2018/19 Season Squad: Emma Moloney, Kate Harvey, Eimear Carey, Sarah Finn (C), Roisin Power, Amber Deegan, Rachel Carey, Abbie Lenihan, Anzelika Lepika, Celsea King, Ava Shinners, Carragh Flynn, Shauna Pearson, Leah Moran, Hollie Coleman, Jenny Keppel, Leona Burke, Skye Sheehy, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Sarah Kelly, Mara van Aelst , Rosie Quirke

A special thank you to:
– Newport Town AFC committee for being so supportive of the team
– The club members and groundsman that ensure that the facilities and pitches are always in top condition
– NTSFL for their hard work running the league
– Our sponsors
– The parents and supporters that not only ensure that the girls get to matches, but also offer the boost of encouragement from the sidelines when the legs are getting tired (players legs….not the coaches legs).
– The Moms that are always willing help out with first aid and in the dressing rooms etc
– and finally the players, your commitment and hard work is second to none. What a fantastic bunch! We look forward to seeing you all back next season.

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