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Derryleigh Diary September 16 2019

Juniors
Unfortunately, all three junior games clashed on Sunday afternoon. For the A team, it was a local derby in Premier A, when 5th placed Newport welcomed 2nd placed Murroe to Derryleigh Park. Before kick-off Newport were 4 points behind Murroe with both having played 7 games. Newport made a lie of the league positions by putting in a great display to win 3-0 with goals from Davy Ryan, Jimmy Fyfe & Brian O’Sullivan. Another satisfying aspect of the game was a solid defensive effort to keep a clean sheet, only Newport’s second of the season.

The Bs travelled to Knockalisheen to play Parkville in Div 1B on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was the home side that won on a 4-1 scoreline. Kalem Harte scored the Newport goal from the penalty spot. Nathan Hartigan also scored from the penalty spot earlier in the game, which would have levelled the score at 1-1 but the goal was disallowed due to the official’s interpretation of the rules that left both the Newport & Parkville players & management puzzled. Again the scoreline was harsh on the lads but that’s football.

The Cs, badly in need of some points, travelled to Nenagh to play their fellow Tipp side in Div 3A and deservedly got their first point of the season with a good 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Wayne Collins & Brendan McMahon. Hopefully this will now give the lads the badly needed boost to kick on.

Next weekend is Munster Junior Cup first round, so only the A team are in action on Sunday morning at 11.00am, when they welcome Hill Celtic to Derryleigh Park. All support welcome.

FAI Junior Cup & Munster Junior Cup Draws
The draw has been made for the FAI Junior Cup. Newport have been drawn away to fellow Premier A side, Corbally United AFC. Following on from last year’s big adventure, when we made it to the last 32, we’re hoping that we can go on another good cup run. However, an away trip to Athlunkard is always a difficult assignment. Game is scheduled to be played on or before September 29.

Newport have been drawn at home to fellow Premier A side, Hill Celtic in round 1 of the Munster Junior Cup, with the game scheduled for next Sunday morning at 11.00am. The winner will be away to the winners of Charleville / Moyross in round 2.

Schoolboys
Well done to our U15 (2005) schoolboys who advanced to the next round of the National Cup following an excellent 6-0 win away to Carew Park on Saturday morning. This was a super performance from all the lads. The scorers were Conor Brett (2), Adam Melickichi, David Healy, Aaron Coleman & Nathan Bridgeman. Newport will be away to the winners of Fairview & Tralee Dynamos in the next round.

On Sunday, the U13 (2007) side welcomed Tralee Dynamos to Derryleigh Park in the National Cup. Unfortunately, the well-drilled Kerry side were much too strong for a plucky Newport side and it’s Tralee who advance to the next round. Thanks to all the parents who helped out in providing post-match refreshments for both sets of players and supporters.

Earlier in the week, in the last of the evening games, the U14A beat Aisling Annacotty B on a 3-0 scoreline with goals from Calum O’Connell (2) & Conor Brett. The U12s lost 4-2 away to Granville and the Newport scorers were Harry Lee & Seán Wren.

On Saturday morning in a sun-drenched Derryleigh Park, both our U11 sides were in non-competitive action when the Reds played Aisling Annacotty and the Browns played Shelbourne. Both games were high-scoring games with lots of excitement and all players playing out of their skin. There were some cracking goals scored and there are definitely some future superstars in the making.

Next Saturday’s fixtures include some big National Cup games for our U12 (2008), U14 (2006) & U16 (2004) sides. The fixtures are U7 Red Group, Newport Town AFC v Corbally Utd, 9.45am (Derryleigh Park), U12 (2008) National Cup, Killavilla Utd v Newport Town AFC, 4.00pm (Villa Park), U14 (2006) National Cup, Newport Town AFC v Broadford Utd, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park), U16 (2004) National Cup, Newport Town AFC v Newmarket Celtic, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park), U10 Browns, Newport Town AFC Browns v Caherconlish, 1.00pm (Derryleigh Park) & U10 Blues, Newport Town AFC Blues v Bridge Celtic, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park). All support is very welcome.

Schoolgirls
The U13s welcomed Killavilla to Derryleigh on Saturday and it was the visitors who scored the only goal of the game to take 3 points on offer, despite a very good performance from the Newport girls.

The U15s travelled to Borrisokane and put in a brilliant display to win the game on a 5-0 scoreline. The management were absolutely delighted with the performance and the attitude shown by the girls. The Newport scorers were Grainne Power 2, Amelia Healy, Emily Hurley & Aoife Mellerick.

The final girls’ fixture on Saturday was the U18 game against Ballymackey. Unfortunately the visitors proved too strong for Newport and recorded a 5-3 victory. This Newport side consists of a number of players playing well above their age but despite the loss they will have learnt a lot and will take this into the next game. On the scoresheet for Newport were Chelsea King 2 & Abbie Lenihan.

The U14s are the only schoolgirl side in action next Saturday when they play Ballymackey in Derryleigh Park with a 2pm kick-off.

Shauna Pearson selected for Munster U15 Squad
Massive congratulations to our schoolgirl player, Shana Pearson, who’s been selected on the 17 player U15 squad to represent Munster in the 2019 Inter-Provincial Tournament taking place in November. This is a huge honour for Shauna, her family, our club, her coaches & team-mates. Fully deserved recognition for a top-class and hard-working player with a great attitude.

Membership
Thanks to all our schoolboy & schoolgirl players who registered for club membership at our registration evenings over the past few weeks. All players must be registered before taking part in training or playing games for insurance purposes, so please contact your team manager or any committee member to complete your membership if you haven’t done so already.

Last One Standing started at the weekend
Thanks to the 149 players who entered our Last One Standing competition, which started at the weekend. All of the players were in with a chance of winning the €500 first prize but after round 1, 58 players were eliminated with Man City & Arsenal causing most of the damage and now only 91 players remain standing. The round 1 team picks were, Liverpool (65), Man City (27), Spurs (22), Arsenal (11), Villa (5), Sheffield Utd (4), Leicester (3), Chelsea (2), West Ham (2), Everton (2), Wolves (2), Brighton (1), Burnley (1), Man Utd (1) & Southampton (1). Round 2 picks must be sent in by 9pm Thursday.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €7,050 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, September 14 in Gleeson’s. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 19 & 25. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – September 15 2019

Juniors
Unfortunately, all three junior games clashed on Sunday afternoon. For the A team, it was a local derby in Premier A, when 5th placed Newport welcomed 2nd placed Murroe to Derryleigh Park. Before kick-off Newport were 4 points behind Murroe with both having played 7 games. Newport made a lie of the league positions by putting in a great display to win 3-0 with goals from Davy Ryan, Jimmy Fyfe & Brian O’Sullivan. Another satisfying aspect of the game was a solid defensive effort to keep a clean sheet, only Newport’s second of the season.

The Bs travelled to Knockalisheen to play Parkville in Div 1B on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was the home side that won on a 4-1 scoreline. Kalem Harte scored the Newport goal from the penalty spot. Nathan Hartigan also scored from the penalty spot earlier in the game, which would have levelled the score at 1-1 but the goal was disallowed due to the official’s interpretation of the rules that left both the Newport & Parkville players & management puzzled. Again the scoreline was harsh on the lads but that’s football.

The Cs, badly in need of some points, travelled to Nenagh to play their fellow Tipp side in Div 3A and deservedly got their first point of the season with a good 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Wayne Collins & Brendan McMahon. Hopefully this will now give the lads the badly needed boost to kick on.

Next weekend is Munster Junior Cup first round, so only the A team are in action on Sunday morning at 11.00am, when they welcome Hill Celtic to Derryleigh Park. All support welcome.

FAI Junior Cup & Munster Junior Cup Draws
The draw has been made for the FAI Junior Cup. Newport have been drawn away to fellow Premier A side, Corbally United AFC. Following on from last year’s big adventure, when we made it to the last 32, we’re hoping that we can go on another good cup run. However, an away trip to Athlunkard is always a difficult assignment. Game is scheduled to be played on or before September 29.

Newport have been drawn at home to fellow Premier A side, Hill Celtic in round 1 of the Munster Junior Cup, with the game scheduled for next Sunday morning at 11.00am. The winner will be away to the winners of Charleville / Moyross in round 2.

Schoolboys
Well done to our U15 (2005) schoolboys who advanced to the next round of the National Cup following an excellent 6-0 win away to Carew Park on Saturday morning. This was a super performance from all the lads. The scorers were Conor Brett (2), Adam Melickichi, David Healy, Aaron Coleman & Nathan Bridgeman. Newport will be away to the winners of Fairview & Tralee Dynamos in the next round.

On Sunday, the U13 (2007) side welcomed Tralee Dynamos to Derryleigh Park in the National Cup. Unfortunately, the well-drilled Kerry side were much too strong for a plucky Newport side and it’s Tralee who advance to the next round. Thanks to all the parents who helped out in providing post-match refreshments for both sets of players and supporters.

Earlier in the week, in the last of the evening games, the U14A beat Aisling Annacotty B on a 3-0 scoreline with goals from Calum O’Connell (2) & Conor Brett. The U12s lost 4-2 away to Granville and the Newport scorers were Harry Lee & Seán Wren.

On Saturday morning in a sun-drenched Derryleigh Park, both our U11 sides were in non-competitive action when the Reds played Aisling Annacotty and the Browns played Shelbourne. Both games were high-scoring games with lots of excitement and all players playing out of their skin. There were some cracking goals scored and there are definitely some future superstars in the making.

Next Saturday’s fixtures include some big National Cup games for our U12 (2008), U14 (2006) & U16 (2004) sides. The fixtures are U7 Red Group, Newport Town AFC v Corbally Utd, 9.45am (Derryleigh Park), U12 (2008) National Cup, Killavilla Utd v Newport Town AFC, 4.00pm (Villa Park), U14 (2006) National Cup, Newport Town AFC v Broadford Utd, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park), U16 (2004) National Cup, Newport Town AFC v Newmarket Celtic, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park), U10 Browns, Newport Town AFC Browns v Caherconlish, 1.00pm (Derryleigh Park) & U10 Blues, Newport Town AFC Blues v Bridge Celtic, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park). All support is very welcome.

Schoolgirls
The U13s welcomed Killavilla to Derryleigh on Saturday and it was the visitors who scored the only goal of the game to take 3 points on offer, despite a very good performance from the Newport girls.

The U15s travelled to Borrisokane and put in a brilliant display to win the game on a 5-0 scoreline. The management were absolutely delighted with the performance and the attitude shown by the girls. The Newport scorers were Grainne Power 2, Amelia Healy, Emily Hurley & Aoife Mellerick.

The final girls’ fixture on Saturday was the U18 game against Ballymackey. Unfortunately the visitors proved too strong for Newport and recorded a 5-3 victory. This Newport side consists of a number of players playing well above their age but despite the loss they will have learnt a lot and will take this into the next game. On the scoresheet for Newport were Chelsea King 2 & Abbie Lenihan.

The U14s are the only schoolgirl side in action next Saturday when they play Ballymackey in Derryleigh Park with a 1.30pm kick-off.

Shauna Pearson selected for Munster U15 Squad
Massive congratulations to our schoolgirl player, Shana Pearson, who’s been selected on the 17 player U15 squad to represent Munster in the 2019 Inter-Provincial Tournament taking place in November. This is a huge honour for Shauna, her family, our club, her coaches & team-mates. Fully deserved recognition for a top-class and hard-working player with a great attitude.

Membership
Thanks to all our schoolboy & schoolgirl players who registered for club membership at our registration evenings over the past few weeks. All players must be registered before taking part in training or playing games for insurance purposes, so please contact your team manager or any committee member to complete your membership if you haven’t done so already.

Last One Standing started at the weekend
Thanks to the 149 players who entered our Last One Standing competition, which started at the weekend. All of the players were in with a chance of winning the €500 first prize but after round 1, 58 players were eliminated with Man City & Arsenal causing most of the damage and now only 91 players remain standing. The round 1 team picks were, Liverpool (65), Man City (27), Spurs (22), Arsenal (11), Villa (5), Sheffield Utd (4), Leicester (3), Chelsea (2), West Ham (2), Everton (2), Wolves (2), Brighton (1), Burnley (1), Man Utd (1) & Southampton (1). Round 2 picks must be sent in by 9pm Thursday.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €7,050 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, September 14 in Gleeson’s. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 19 & 25. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – September 8 2019

Juniors
The A team travelled into the Fairgreen on Sunday morning to take on the league leaders, Fairview Rangers B. In a very evenly contested game, the match ended 1-1 with team captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan scoring for Newport from the penalty spot. This draw keeps Newport in the hunt in the top half of the table.

The Bs suffered a 7-2 defeat at home to a very strong Glenview side on Sunday morning. The scoreline doesn’t reflect the game as Newport gave away at least three or four cheap goals and we also missed a penalty and hit the crossbar. Again, it was a very young starting eleven and despite being behind the lads kept plugging away until the final whistle. It’s a steep learning curve for this development squad but with a bit of luck the results will start to go their way. Mattie Connolly, with a very brave header and Colin Coleman with a clinical finish, were the Newport scorers.

Unfortunately, the C’s suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Dromore Celtic in Derryleigh Park on Saturday evening. The lads just can’t seem to get a break so far this season despite working hard. Kevin O’Brien was on the mark for Newport.

The U17B team despite taking a 1-0 lead against Summerville Rovers lost the game 5-2 with the Newport goals coming from a great header from Conor McHugo and yet another goal from Luke Ryan.

Next Sunday’s junior fixtures are. Junior A, Premier A, Newport Town AFC v Murroe, 2pm, Derryleigh Park. Junior B, Parkville v Newport Town AFC B, 2pm, Knockalisheen & Junior C, Nenagh v Newport Town AFC C, 2pm, Brickfields.

Schoolboys
The U14A side had an excellent midweek 4-0 win away to Carew Park with Conor Brett on fire with a hat trick and Aaron Coleman with the other Newport goal. These sides will meet again in the National Cup next Saturday and no doubt Carew Park will be looking for some revenge. The U14B side played out a cracking 12 goal thriller away to Fairview B last Wednesday, unfortunately it was the city side that ran out 7-5 winners. The Newport scorers were Cathal Lenihan with 4 and Adam Power.

Despite a good performance, the U13s lost 5-1 at home to Carew Park on Friday evening. James Moloney scored the consolation goal for Newport. On Saturday, the U16B side enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 win away to Corbally B. Johnny Ryan scored twice and Luke Ryan, Lorcan Delaney & Phelim O’Reilly also got their names on the score-sheet.

This week’s fixtures are. Monday, September 9, U12 Div 1, Granville Rgs v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Glenbrook) & U14 Div 1, Newport Town AFC A v Aisling Annacotty B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Saturday, September 14, U15 (2005) National Cup, Carew Park v Newport Town AFC, 11.00am (Carew Pk), U11 Red Group, Newport Town AFC Reds v Aisling Annacotty A, 11.00am (Derryleigh Park) & U11 Brown Group, Newport Town AFC Browns v Shelbourne B, 12.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Sunday, September 15, U13 (2007) National Cup, Newport Town AFC v Tralee Dynamos, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park). All support is very welcome.

Schoolgirls
The schoolgirl season got underway this week with our U13, U14, U15, U16 & U18 sides in action. The U13s lost their opening game on a 4-0 scoreline away to a very good Holycross side. The U14s secured 3 points with an excellent 3-1 win away to Borrisokane with goals from Aoife Mellerick, Abagail Hickey & Isobel Eivers. Despite being 2-0 down at half-time the U15s rallied in the second half to run out 4-2 winners against Moneygall thanks to goals from Amelia Healy, Robyn McNamara, Emily Hurley & Lauren Bailey. U16s beat BT Harps 4-1 away from home with the goals coming from a hat trick from Abbie Lenihan & Chelsea King. Finally, the U18s beat local rivals Lough Derg 5-1 in Derryleigh Park thanks to goals from Chelsea King 2, Abbie Lenihan, Eimear Carey & Rachel Carey. A very good start for the girls with 4 wins and 1 loss in 5 games.

This week’s fixtures. Saturday, September 14. U13 Girls, Newport Town AFC v Killavilla, 12.00pm (Derryleigh Park), U15 Girls, Borrisokane v Newport Town AFC, 11.30am (Borrisokane) & U18 Girls, Newport Town AFC v Ballymackey, 1.30pm (Derryleigh Park).

Membership
Thanks to all our schoolboy & schoolgirl players who registered for club membership at our registration evenings last week. We will be holding two more registration evening this Monday & Friday, September 9 &13. All players must be registered before taking part in training or playing games for insurance purposes. More details here

Last One Standing starts this Saturday
The club’s Last One Standing competition, starts again this Saturday, September 14. Entry will again be €10 with €500 on offer to the winner. If you’d like to play, please text or Whatsapp your name & mobile number to 089-4052382 or give your name, mobile number & payment to any committee member, team manager or player. You can also enter by completing an entry form at O’Sullivan’s Bar, English’s Butchers, Kennedy’s Discount Store or our lotto stand at Centra on Sunday mornings. Payment must be paid before Round 1 begins. Make the premiership weekends more interesting, challenge your team-mates, friends & family, while supporting the soccer club. If you haven’t played before, it’s easy. Each game week you will be texted the fixture list, you pick the Premiership team that you think will win their game and text back your selection. If your team wins their game, you are through to the next round. If they lose or draw, then you are out. You can’t pick the same team twice. This continues until the Last One is left standing. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €7,000 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, September 14 in Lee’s. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 14 & 29. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – September 1 2019

Juniors
Mixed results for our junior sides this week. The A team played twice and had a win & a loss. They suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat on the road to Charleville on Tuesday evening. Newport failed to capitalise on the chances they created while Charleville took the opportunities that came their way. The lads were looking to turn things around again on Saturday when Carew Park were the visitors to Derryleigh Park. The lads bounced back in style with a comfortable 6-0 win against a young Carew Park side. Keith Mawdsley scored 4 goals with Paul Ryan & Elliott Slattery scoring one apiece. After 6 games Newport sit comfortably in the top half of the Premier A division.

The Bs also played two games. First up was the visit of Caherdavin to Derryleigh. The lads will probably feel that these were points dropped rather than a point gained when recording a 2-2 draw. Newport took a 2-0 lead into the interval through goals from youngsters Colin Coleman & Ciarán Flynn. However, with the strong breeze at their backs the visitors took a foothold in the second half and scored in the 75th minute to narrow the gap. However, Newport looked like they would hold on to take all 3 points and created enough chances to win the game but failed to put the game to bed. For the second game running the concession of a late, late penalty proved to be costly. In saying that, the lads played well and before the game a point would have been very acceptable.

A depleted B team suffered a 5-2 loss away to league leaders on Saturday evening in Lee Estate. Missing a number of players due to injuries, work commitments etc. a very young Newport side were up against a very experienced and well-drilled Athlunkard side and the concession of three early goals in the first 20 minutes made a hard job even harder. In fairness to the lads, they dug in and were creating chances and got their rewards on the stroke of half-time, when Colin Coleman scored his 6th of the season to leave it 3-1 at half-time. Colin has now scored in each of the last 4 games. Unfortunately, Athlunkard scored early again in the second half to kill off the game and scored their 5th in the 66th minute. Newport kept plugging away and Ciarán Flynn scored a deserved second goal in the 75th minute to reduce the deficit. Newport finished the game well and came close on a couple of occasions. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Aaron O’Neill who suffered a knee injury midway through the first half.

The C team were once again very unlucky to lose on a 1-0 scoreline for the second game running, when Mungret Regional C took the 3 points on offer at Derryleigh Park on Friday evening. Newport have lost their first three league games but have been unfortunate not to take any points along the way. It’s just a matter of time before the lads pick up their first win of the campaign.

The U17A side travelled into town to play Shelbourne on Sunday afternoon in their third league game but were unable to find the net and it was the home side that ran out winners on a 3-0 scoreline.

This week’s junior fixtures are. Saturday, September 7, Junior C, Div 3A, Newport Town AFC v Dromore, 6.15pm (Derryleigh Park). Sunday, September 8, Junior A, Premier A, Fairview Rgs B v Newport Town AFC, 10.30am (Derryleigh Park) & Junior B, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC B v Glenview, 10.30am (Derryleigh Park) & U17, Div 2, Newport Town AFC v Summerville, 2.00pm (Derryleigh Park).

Rearcross Tournament
Well done to the Juniors on winning the Ann Kennedy Rearcross FC tournament during the week. The game ended 2-2 in normal time. Jordan Ryan & Elliott Slattery were our scorers. Newport won the penalty shootout 4-3. This is Newport’s 6th time winning the tournament since it started in 1990. We would like to wish Rearcross player, Gary Ryan, a speedy recovery after he suffered a nasty arm injury during the second half.

Schoolboys
The schoolboy season resumes this Wednesday, September 4. In the first week, our U7, U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16 sides will be in action. The fixtures are – Wednesday, September 4, U14 Div 1, Carew Park v Newport Town AFC A, 6.30pm (Carew Pk) & U14 Div 2, Fairview Rgs B v Newport Town AFC B, 6.30pm (Fairgreen). Friday, September 6, U13 Div 1, Newport Town AFC A v Carew Pk, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park) & U15 Premier, Newport Town AFC v Regional Utd A, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Saturday, September 7, U16 Div 1, Corbally Utd B v Newport Town AFC B, 12.30pm (Athlunkard) & U7 Red Group, Caherdavin Celtic v Newport Town AFC, 9.45am (Greenhills). Monday, September 9, U12 Div 1, Granville Rgs v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Glenbrook) & U14 Div 1, Newport Town AFC A v Aisling Annacotty B, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Best of luck to all our sides. All support is welcome at the games.

National Cup Draws
The draws have been made for the SFAI National Cups. Our draws are below.

U12 (2008) v Killavilla United AFC (Away)
U13 (2007) v Tralee Dynamos F.C (Home)
U14 (2006) v Broadford United AFC (Home)
U15 (2005) v Carew Park FC (Away)
U16 (2004) v Newmarket Celtic (Home)

Dates & times to be confirmed. Some great games in store and we look forward to all the games and welcoming visiting teams from Tralee, Broadford (Co Limerick) & Newmarket (Clare) to Derryleigh Park.

Schoolgirls
The schoolgirl season kicks off on Monday, September 2. Opening fixtures are Monday, September 2, U13, Holycross v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Glenbane) & U15, Newport Town AFC v Moneygall, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Wednesday, September 4, U18 Girls, Newport Town AFC v Lough Derg, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Saturday, September 7, U14 Girls, Borrisokane v Newport Town AFC, 2.00pm (Borrisokane) & U16 Girls, BT Harps v Newport Town AFC, 11.30am (Roscrea Road)Best of luck to all our schoolgirl sides in the new season.

Membership
Thanks to all our schoolboy & schoolgirl players who registered for club membership at our registration evenings last week. We will be holding another registration evening in the next week or two. All players must be registered before taking part in training or playing games for insurance purposes.

Last One Standing will return on Saturday, September 14
Due to popular demand, the club’s Last One Standing competition, will be returning on Saturday, September 14. Entry will again be €10 with €500 on offer to the winner. If you’d like to play, please text or Whatsapp your name & mobile number to 089-4052382 or give your name, mobile number & payment to any committee member, team manager or player. You can also enter by completing an entry form at O’Sullivan’s Bar, English’s Butchers, Kennedy’s Discount Store or our lotto stand at Centra on Sunday mornings. Payment must be paid before Round 1 begins. Make the premiership weekends more interesting, challenge your team-mates, friends & family, while supporting the soccer club. If you haven’t played before, it’s easy. Each game week you will be texted the fixture list, you pick the Premiership team that you think will win their game and text back your selection. If your team wins their game, you are through to the next round. If they lose or draw, then you are out. You can’t pick the same team twice. This continues until the Last One is left standing. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €6,950 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, September 7 in Ryan’s. The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 18 & 22. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – August 25 2019

Juniors
The A team had 2 games in the past week and recorded a win and a draw. First up was the away trip to Holycross last Tuesday. Newport made it 2 wins from their opening 3 games in Premier A with a very good 6-4 win on a sticky pitch Paul Ryan scored his second hat-trick in consecutive games and Keith Mawdsley continued his good scoring run, having scored in all three opening games, also with a hat-trick. Newport have now scored 15 goals in three games but of some concern is the concession of 10. This was a bit of a crazy game of football with Newport being 6-1 ahead at one stage only to see Holycross score 3 without reply to close the gap. Next up for Newport was the visit of Hill Celtic to Derryleigh on Saturday evening. The numerous games between these sides last season were exciting and very close affairs and it was no different on Saturday. This was a great result for the A team. Reduced to 9 men, after Christy O’Connor & Keith Mawdsley were shown the line and 2 goals down with over 30 minutes remaining, they showed great heart & determination to stage a great comeback and snatch a point with goals from debutant Ray Massey in the 75th minute and a great free kick from substitute, Dave Kennedy in the 93rd minute. It could prove to be a vital point as the season progresses.

The Bs were away to Mungret Regional last Tuesday evening. A very young B side, sprinkled with some experienced players, were very unlucky not to take a deserved point from this game that Mungret Regional won 3-2. Mungret managed to snatch all 3 points on offer, after Newport conceded a penalty with just 4 minutes left on the clock. Newport opened the scoring through the tireless Colin Coleman very early in the first half, but this was cancelled out when Mungret were awarded a contentious penalty for hand ball midway through the first half. There has been a lot of debate about hand balls already this season and hopefully it doesn’t become a regular talking point. Newport took the lead again in the second half when a free kick was headed to his own net by a Mungret player. Newport were playing well at this stage but Mungret rallied well and scored when a ball over the top left the Mungret player one-on-one with Brendan Coffey in the Newport goal and he calmly tucked it away. Both sides only had half-chances as the game neared its conclusion and it looked like the points would be shared until the home side were awarded the penalty to win the game. It was a disappointing way to lose the game, but this is a young side with lots of talented players and it’s a steep learning curve, playing in a division up from last year. This squad will continue to improve as the season progresses and they will be anxious to turn things around in their next game.

The C team were unlucky to lose 1-0 away to Lisnagry B on Friday evening. This was the lads second loss in two games. However, this is a very young & developmental squad and still very much a work in progress. It’s only a matter of time before results start going their way.

Both our U17 sides were also in action during the week with both having two games. Each side recorded a win & a loss. The A team lost 6-0 away to a very strong Aisling Annacotty side last Monday but then bounced back with an excellent 1-0 win at home to Cappamore on Saturday evening. Luke Ryan continued his good run of goal-scoring form with a poacher’s goal in the first half.

The B team lost their first game at home to Kilfrush last Monday on a 3-1 scoreline. The lads had some great chances and also hit the crossbar twice but it just wasn’t to be. Johnny Ryan scored the Newport goal. On Friday evening, they played out a 11 goal thriller away to Aisling Annacotty C, with Newport coming out on top 6-5. Luke Ryan (3), Johnny Ryan (2) & Lorcan Delaney were the Newport scorers.

This week’s junior fixtures are as follows. Tuesday, August 27, Junior A, Premier A, Charleville v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Charleville) & Junior B, Div 1B, Newport, Town AFC v Caherdavin, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Friday, August 30, Junior C, Div 3A, Newport Town AFC v Mungret Regional C, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Saturday, August 31, Junior A, Premier A, Newport Town AFC v Carew Park, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park) & Junior B, Div 1B, Athlunkard Villa v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Lee Estate). Sunday, September 1, U17A, Div 1, Shelbourne v Newport Town AFC A, 2.00pm (Shelbourne Park).

Schoolboys
The schoolboy season resumes on Wednesday, September 4. In the first week, our U7, U12, U13, U14, U15 & U16 sides will be in action. U7 will play 3 rounds of fixtures on Sept 7, 14 & 21. U8 will play 3 rounds of fixtures on Sept 28, Oct 5 & Oct 12. U9 will play 3 rounds of fixtures on Oct 19, Oct 26 & Nov 2. On Nov 2 these three grades will be finished their season. Midweek games for schoolboys will finish on Sept 9. The Skechers National Cup will commence on Sept 14.

Schoolgirls
The schoolgirl season is due to kick off on Saturday, August 31 but the fixtures hadn’t been released at the time of writing.

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Registration Evenings
We will be holding club membership registration nights for ALL schoolboy & schoolgirl players on August 28, 29 & 30. 6-8pm on Wednesday & Thursday and 6-9pm on Friday, upstairs in our clubhouse. It is very important that all players and a parent/guardian attend on one of the evenings to complete a membership form and pay the relevant fee. We are anxious to get as many registrations as possible completed over these three nights 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. Full details of membership & its benefits are on our website.

Last One Standing will return on Saturday, September 14.
Due to popular demand, the club’s Last One Standing competition, will be returning on Saturday, September 14. Entry will again be €10 with €500 on offer to the winner. If you’d like to play, please text or Whatsapp your name & mobile number to 089-4052382 or give your name, mobile number & payment to any committee member, team manager or player. You can also enter by completing an entry form at O’Sullivan’s Bar, English’s Butchers, Kennedy’s Discount Store or our lotto stand at Centra on Sunday mornings. Payment must be paid before Round 1 begins. Make the premiership weekends more interesting, challenge your team-mates, friends & family, while supporting the soccer club. If you haven’t played before, it’s easy. Each game week you will be texted the fixture list, you pick the Premiership team that you think will win their game and text back your selection. If your team wins their game, you are through to the next round. If they lose or draw, then you are out. You can’t pick the same team twice. This continues until the Last One is left standing. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

Summer Camp
What a great week we had on our second Summer Camp of 2019 despite the mixed weather! 5 days, 150 children, 10 coaches, 1 astro-turf pitch, 2 grass pitches, 100’s of goals, 1,000’s of smiles, countless hours of fun and 1 clubhouse which comfortably catered for the large number of children, especially when the heavens opened. All good things must come to an end and so it was on Friday afternoon when all of the children received their certificates for their participation in the FAI Summer Soccer School. We hope that every boy & girl who took part had a great time and made lots of new friends.

The camp doesn’t just happen by accident and there are lots of people to thank. Firstly, the coaches, under the guidance of Head Coach, Eimear O’Brien who made the camp such a special & fun place from the very first minute to the last. Our campers, the boys & girls who were so well behaved, enthusiastic and good humoured all week long. Ye were absolutely brilliant and there are definitely some future super stars amongst you.

The parents who were patient and co-operative all week at drop-off and collection times. The car park stewards who ensured that everything ran smoothly and were always smiling and helpful. The ground staff who made sure that the pitches were prepared ahead of the camp and kept in pristine condition all week long.

Last but definitely not least, special thanks to Richard Egan the club’s camp co-ordinator who left no stone unturned and James Scott, FAI Regional Development Officer for his never-ending enthusiasm & dedication to promote soccer in North Tipperary.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €6,900 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, August 31 in O’Sullivan’s. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 15 & 29. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – August 18 2019

Junior Season Preview
The new junior season in Limerick kicked off last Tuesday and once again, Newport will have 5 sides competing in the local leagues. A, B, C and two U17 sides. League formats have been changed this year. A’s play in Premier A (old 1A), B’s in 1B (old 2A) & C’s in 3A (old Div 4).

The A team will be playing just 1 tier below the Premier League. Following on from last season’s successful season which saw them gain promotion, win the Calvert Cup and enjoy great runs in both the FAI Junior Cup & Lawson Cups, Manager, Marc Barry, has kept the nucleus of last season’s squad intact. He has also brought in some excellent signings who will further strengthen the squad. Local lad, Keith Mawdsley, re-joins the club from Janesboro after winning the Premier League and Oscar Traynor Cup last season. He’s also joined from Janesboro, by Darragh Carroll who has strong ties with Newport. Michael Ryan from Cappamore and Ryan Mawdsley from Kilfrush. Once again, the squad will be a nice blend of youth and lots of experience.

Dave Kennedy will be the assistant manager. Davy Ryan will continue in his role as coach, while Ailbe Coffey & Cian O’Connell will be the kitmen. Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan will continue as captain. The lads have had a decent pre-season but it’s hard to know what to expect this season playing at a higher level. It might take a few games for the new players to settle-in, however the management & squad will be confident of holding their own and if all goes well, competing in the top half of the table and hopefully putting some good cup runs together.

The B’s are under a new management team of Peter Coleman & Allon Flynn, while Tom O’Malley & Dave Noble will assist in the background as kitmen. David ‘Dobs’ O’Brien will be captain, with Jonathan Coyle as vice-captain. A number of senior players from last season’s squad have now retired, so this side will feature several players from the youth sides of the last couple of seasons along-side some well-seasoned players and some returning players. The B’s finished fifth last season and lost their cup semi-final, but with all the re-shuffles the B’s have been promoted and will now play in 1B (old 2A). Hopefully a good league position and solid cup run are attainable in a very tough division. A good start to the campaign will be crucial.

There is also a change in the C team management, with Lar Kennedy taking the reins along with Peter Thompson & PJ O’Rourke. This team had a disappointing season last year and are hoping that under new management and with a few incoming players to bolster the squad, they will hope to improve on last season. This is a very young squad, still learning the ropes but there is plenty of ability amongst them to push on. The management have a big squad of players to choose from and confidence is high that they will give a good account of themselves.

We have two U17 squads. The A’s are managed by Denis O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan & Jim O’Riordan, while the B’s are under the management of Francis Merrigan, Jamie Kennedy & Tim Coffey. Both sets of players now step into the Sunday junior ranks from the schoolboy Saturday leagues. Both sides have enjoyed some success in previous seasons but in the junior ranks they will be coming up against sides and visiting pitches they haven’t come across before.

Best of luck to our all junior squads & management. Please try and get along to their games to support them during the season. You can keep right up to date with all club fixtures and results on the club website.

Juniors
With midweek fixtures being played at the start of the season, the games come thick & fast for our junior sides. The A team played 2 games in the first week and suffered a home defeat and an away victory. Newport suffered a disappointing 3-2 opening league defeat to Moyross in front of a decent crowd in Derryleigh Park last Wednesday evening. Newport conceded deep into injury time to end the game pointless despite taking a 3-1 lead in the 54th minute. However a spirited fight back from the visitors saw them snatch all 3 points on offer. In truth, Newport played well at times and created enough chances to win the game but at this level, failure to put a game to bed can cost dearly, as proved tonight. Scorers were Davy Ryan, Keith Mawdsley & and O.G.

The lads had a quick chance to put this defeat behind them when they travelled to play Corbally on Saturday evening and they picked up their first points of the season with a convincing 6-2 win. Paul Ryan was the hat-trick hero, while Keith Mawdsley scored for the second game running. Captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan also opened his scoring account for the new season with Dave Kennedy also on the scoresheet. This win should now settle the lads down and give them confidence before their next game at home to Holycross on Tuesday evening.

The Bs also had 2 games in quick succession. They suffered a 4-1 defeat away to Regional B in their opening game. It was a disappointing result for the Bs on the big Dooradoyle astro-pitch on Wednesday evening, with a scoreline that probably doesn’t reflect the overall game. There will be a total of 20 games in this league campaign so it’s a long season and this young side has lots of potential once it gets into its stride.

The Bs bounced back from their opening day defeat with an emphatic 4-0 win at home to Cals on Saturday evening. The squad was depleted due to injuries, illness & work commitments but this was a solid performance from the lads with Colin Coleman in great form with a well-taken hat-trick. This was a much improved performance and a pleasing aspect of the game was a clean sheet. Next up for the Bs is an away trip to play Mungret Regional on Tuesday evening.

The C team also suffered an opening day defeat when they lost 3-2 at home to Cals B in Derryleigh Park on Friday evening. The Newport scorers were Jordan Ryan & Wayne Cullen.

This week’s junior fixtures are as follows. Monday, August 19, U17 Div 1, Aisling Annacotty A v Newport Town AFC A, 6.30pm (Annacotty) & U17 Div 2, Newport Town AFC B v Kilfrush, 6.30pm ( Derryleigh Park). Tuesday, August 20, Junior A, Premier A, Holycross v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Holycross) & Junior B, Div 1B, Mungret Regional B v Newport Town AFC B, 6.30pm (Mungret). Friday, August 23, Junior C, Div 3A, Lisnagry v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Scanlon Park) & U17 Div 2, Aisling Annacotty C v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Annacotty). Saturday, August 24, Junior A, Premier A, Newport Town AFC v Hill Celtic, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park). Tuesday, August 27, Junior A, Premier A, Charleville v Newport Town AFC, 6.30pm (Charleville) & Junior B, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC v Caherdavin, 6.30pm (Derryleigh Park).

Last Man Standing will return on Saturday, September 14
Due to popular demand, the club’s Last Man Standing competition, will be returning soon. Entry details to follow in the coming weeks. Entry will again be €10 with €500 on offer to the winner. Make the premiership weekends more interesting, challenge your team-mates, friends & family, while supporting the soccer club. If you haven’t played before, it’s easy. Each game week you will be texted the fixture list, you pick the Premiership team that you think will win their game and text back your selection. If your team wins their game, you are through to the next round. If they lose or draw, then you are out. You can’t pick the same team twice. This continues until the Last Man or Woman is left standing. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

Summer Camp
Our second & final summer camp of the summer kicked off on Monday, when 150 boys & girls between the ages of 6-14 were welcomed to Derryleigh Park for 5 days of football, fun & friendship. Both our camps were fully booked-out this summer, which is a great reflection of the growth of soccer in our locality. Thanks to everyone who volunteers to ensure that the camps go off without a hitch.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €6,850 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, August 24 in McGrath’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 20 & 29. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – July 7 2019

Schoolboys
Well done to our U12 side on a great 4-3 win away to Fairview last Monday evening. The Fairgreen is never an easy place to go and get a win. Scorers for Newport were Conor Ryan 2, Christopher O’Connor & Dara Moloughney.

Hard luck to the U16B side that lost 6-2 away to a strong Summerville side last Tuesday. It could have been closer as Newport missed two pens. Johnny Ryan & Nathan O’Donoghue were on the mark for NTAFC.

The U13 side had a good win on the road last Wednesday, when they beat Aisling Annacotty C 4-3 in Killonan. The Newport scorers were Conor O’Brien 2, Evan Moran & Conor Molamphy.

Last Thursday, the U15s made the trip to Dooradoyle to play Regional in the Premier League and unfortunately lost 4-1. This was a score line which wasn’t a true reflection of the effort the lads put in. Missing a number of regulars, Newport really put it up to the Premier League leaders but when Lady Luck seems to no longer be on your side and you come up against a keeper in inspired form, then sometimes results don’t go your way. Keep plugging away lads and don’t let the heads drop. Stephen Madden scored a very good goal for Newport.

Last Friday, our under 14A side recorded an excellent 3-1 win over Div 1 league leaders Regional United in Derryleigh Park. The Newport scorers were Nathan Bridgeman (2) & Callum O’Connell. Unfortunately a severely depleted U16A side (missing a number of players due to holidays & Longitude) suffered a disappointing home defeat to Premier league leaders Aisling Annacotty.
Our U8, U9, U10 and U11 sides were also in non-competitive action. The U9s had their last league game before the summer break away to Regional last Tuesday. It was a lovely evening for a game of ball and the lads played some nice football. The U8 Nippers were also away to Regional in Dooradoyle. The boys & girls from both sides had some great fun in very exciting games on a lovely sunny evening. Thanks to all the parents & supporters who travelled in to really get behind the players. Both U10 sides were in action against Shelbourne & Aisling Annacotty and played out two excellent & entertaining games. There was a path worn to Dooradoyle last week as the U11 Browns also played Regional and it was a great team effort from a super bunch of players. Well done to all our players who represented the club so well in the past week.

This week sees the last of the schoolboy games before the summer break. Monday, July 8, U15 are home to Carew Park (7pm) and the U7s are home to Mungret Regional (7pm). Wednesday, July 10, U16A are home to Fairview (7.30pm) and U16B are away to Regional (8pm. U10 Blues are home to Geraldines (6.30pm) and U10 Browns are away to Summerville (7pm). Friday, July 12, U15s are away to Aisling Annacotty B (7pm). The schoolboy summer break will be from July 13 to September 2.

With so many games taking place, keep up to date on all fixtures & results on the official club website www.newporttownafc.com

Schoolgirls
Well done to all our schoolgirl teams and players who picked up awards at the NTSFL Awards Night last Friday night. The new schoolgirl season is due to commence on Saturday, August 31.

Summer Camps
It’s less than a week to the start of the first of our FAI Summer Soccer Schools. The camp starts next Monday, July 15 and is fully booked with 150 boys & girls taking part; therefore no extra walk-up bookings can be taken. However there are still some spaces left on our second camp from August 19-23. Book soon to avoid disappointment on www.summersoccerschools.ie If you are already booked on the July camp, you can also do the August camp at a reduced price of €55.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €6,500 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, July 13 in Gleeson’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 6, 8, 10 & 26. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Community Games
Unfortunately the Newport U12 & U15 girls and U13 & U15 boys and U15 girls soccer sides were all beaten in the semi-finals of the Munster Community Games Finals in Tralee last weekend. All the sides put in great performances but it just wasn’t to be.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – June 30 2019

Schoolboys
Last week, the U12s travelled out to Caherconlish and despite putting in an excellent performance, were very unlucky to lose out on a 3-1 scoreline with the Newport goal coming from Dara Moloughney. U14B played out a thrilling 4-4 draw against Summerville Rovers last Tuesday in front of a big crowd in Derryleigh Park. James Moloney (2), Adam Power & Mikey Carroll were on the scoresheet for Newport. This was a great advertisement for schoolboy football. Special thanks to the five U13 players who stepped up on the evening and made a great contribution.

The U13 players had two games last week. On Wednesday, they travelled out to Caherconlish and were unlucky to come out on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline with James Moloney scoring the Newport goal. On Friday, the lads were well beaten by a strong Corbally side. James Moloney (again) & Conor O’Brien scored the consolation goals for Newport.

The U15s also had two games in Derryleigh Park and unfortunately lost both. On Wednesday they played Aisling Annacotty B and despite taking the lead through a great goal from Ciaran Darcy, two quickfire goals in the second half saw the city side run out 2-1 winners. This was a game that Newport did not deserve to lose. Then on Friday, they welcomed a very strong Carew Park in the Premier Cup semi-final. Once again the lads put in a very good performance but they just can’t buy a win at the minute and it was the visitors who advanced to the cup final on a 4-2 scoreline. Newport’s goals came from Adam McEvoy & Diarmuid O’Riordan.

Our U8 and U11 sides were also in non-competitive action. The U8s played Shelbourne in a blitz on the astro-turf. This group of players continue to improve with every outing and really love to put on the club jersey and enjoy every game. The U11 Browns welcomed near-neighbours Lisnagry to a sun-soaked Derryleigh Park and played out a very entertaining game. Newport scorers were Eden Flanagan and James Fahy but special mention for Adam Kamil who was in inspired form in the Newport goals. Our U11 Reds played Mungret Regional in Derryleigh on Thursday evening. There was plenty of great football on display in very warm conditions.

This week is another very busy week for our schoolboy sides. On Monday, July 1, U12s are away to Fairview (6.30pm). On Tuesday, U16B are away to Summerville Rovers (7.30pm) and the U9s are away to Regional (6.30pm). This Wednesday, U13 are away to Aisling Annacotty C (6.30pm) and both U10 sides are in action. The Blues are home to Shelbourne (7pm) and the Browns are away to Aisling Annacotty (8pm). On Thursday, U15 are away to Regional (8pm) and U8 are also away to Regional (7pm). On Friday, U11 Browns are away to Regional (7pm), U14A are home to Regional (7pm) and U16A are home to Aisling Annacotty. Next Monday, U15 are home to Carew Park (7pm) and the U7s are home to Mungret Regional (7pm). The schoolboy summer break will be from July 13 to September 2.

With so many games taking place, keep up to date on all fixtures & results on the official club website www.newporttownafc.com

Summer Camps
All 150 places on our first summer camp in July are gone and just over 50 places are left on our second camp, from August 19-23. Book online at www.summersoccerschools.ie soon to avoid disappointment. The camps are for boys & girls aged 6-14 and the cost is just €70 (discounted price if you book on both camps) which includes an exclusive playing kit (jersey, shorts & socks), backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches!

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €6,450 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, July 6 29 in McGrath’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 16 & 24. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – June 23 2019

Schoolboys
Last week, only our non-competitive U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 sides were in action. U9s played away to Caherdavin last Wednesday evening. John Meehan & John Landers, stand-in managers for the night, got the lads playing fast, free-flowing attacking football which produced lots of goals. Our U11 Brown team played Bridge Celtic on Tuesday evening. A great game featuring a very good goal from a free kick well worked by Athol Harvey & Cillian Healy. A great bunch of lads that train hard and love playing ball. Some of the skills on display in all games were very impressive and some great goals were scored with some great individual & team performances. Great entertainment for all the supporters and lots of smiles on the players faces.

It’s an FAI policy that there are no match scores or league tables recorded for non-competitive games (U11 and under). These games are all about player development and allowing the young players express themselves on the football pitch without being concerned about scorelines and league positions.

This week’s fixtures see our U7, U8, U9, U11,U12, U13, U14B, U15 & U16B sides in action. On Monday, June 24, U12s are away to Caherconlish (7pm). On Tuesday, U14B are home to Summerville (7pm) and the U8s are home to Shelbourne (7pm). This Wednesday, U15s are home to Aisling Annacotty (7pm) & U13 are home to Caherconlish (7pm). On Thursday, U11 Reds are home to Mungret Regional (7pm) and the U11 Browns are home to Lisnagry (8pm). On Friday, U15s are home in the Premier semi-final, playing the winners of Aisling Annacotty A / Carew Park, U13 are home to Corbally and the U7s are home to Shelbourne (all kick-off 7pm). Next Monday, July 1, U12s are away to Fairview (6.30pm). Finally next Tuesday, U16B are away to Summerville Rovers (7.30pm) and the U9s are away to Regional (6.30pm).

With so many games taking place, keep up to date on all fixtures & results on the official club website www.newporttownafc.com

Gaynor Cup
Best of luck to our players that are part of the NTSFL U15 schoolgirl squad participating in the Gaynor Cup competition taking place in U.L. from Thursday, June 27 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.

Summer Camps
All 150 places on our first summer camp in July are gone and more than half the places on our second camp, from August 19-23 are gone. Book online at www.summersoccerschools.ie soon to avoid disappointment. The camps are for boys & girls aged 6-14 and the cost is just €70 (discounted price if you book on both camps) which includes an exclusive playing kit (jersey, shorts & socks), backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches!

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €6,400 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, June 29 in McGrath’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 8 & 25. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.

Derryleigh Diary – June 16 2019

Schoolboys
Hard luck to our U13 side who unfortunately lost out in a penalty shootout away to Aisling Annacotty B in the Div 1 Cup quarter final last Wednesday. The game ended 1-1 with Conor Molamphy scoring the Newport goal. Newport were unlucky not to win the game in normal time but that’s football.

The scheduled games for our U10 sides were postponed but our U8, U9 & U11 (Red) sides were in action in non-competitive games against Geraldines & Shelbourne respectively. As always, there are no match scores or league tables being recorded for non-competitive games (U11 and under). These games are all about player development and allowing the young players express themselves on the football pitch without being concerned about scorelines and league positions. However some of the skills on display were very impressive and some great goals were scored with some great individual & team performances. Great entertainment for all the supporters.

This week’s fixtures see our U7, U8, U9, U10, U11,U12 & U14 sides in action. On Monday, U7s are home to Lisnagry (7pm). On Tuesday both U11 sides are in action at 7pm, Reds are away to Corbally & Browns are away to Bridge Celtic. This Wednesday, U9s are away to Caherdavin (7pm). On Friday, both U10 sides are playing at 7pm, Blues away to Granville & Browns home to Mungret Regional. Next Monday, U12s are away to Caherconlish (7pm). Finally next Tuesday, U14B are home to Summerville (7pm) and the U8s are home to Shelbourne (7pm).

With so many games taking place, keep up to date on all fixtures & results on the official club website www.newporttownafc.com

Summer Camps
All 150 places are now booked on our first Summer Camp in July and the camp is fully SOLD-OUT a full month before it’s due to start. Incredible response and we’re also the first camp to sell-out in North Tipperary. Spaces on our second camp, from August 19-23 are also filling fast. If you are booked on the first camp, you can book on the second camp for a discounted price of €55. Book online at www.summersoccerschools.ie The camps are for boys & girls aged 6-14 and the cost is just €70 which includes an exclusive playing kit (jersey, shorts & socks), backpack, football and certificate plus five days of fun-filled coaching from FAI accredited coaches! You also receive a 20% discount in SportsDirect.com stores.

Help us keep Derryleigh Park tidy
If your children are using our astro-turf or pitches during their summer holidays, please talk to them about binning their litter. It is not only unsightly but also dangerous to players of all ages when training or playing matches. There are plenty of bins around Derryleigh Park, so please remind them to use them for their rubbish. Thank you.

Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €6,350 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, June 22 in Lee’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 20 & 27. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Clothes Collection
Our ‘Clothes Collection’ continues, so drop your bags of clothes, shoes, handbags, blankets & bed linen to the clubhouse anytime. Just leave them under the canopy and we will recycle them for you. This fundraiser is in partnership with the NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss. If you need bags collected or have any questions, please contact Sarah on 087 2826155.