Newport Town AFC

Founded 1970

Co. Tipperary

Derryleigh Diary - February 10 2020

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All scheduled junior games at the weekend were cancelled due to Storm Ciara.

Congratulations to the Limerick District League Youth side on their progression to the quarter-final of the Oscar Traynor Trophy following a 3-1 home win over Cork League at Jackman Park last Friday night. Well done to our Junior A player Jake Dillon, who’s in the squad and scored one of the Limerick goals.

Next week’s fixture. Sunday, February 16. Junior A, Lawson Cup, Round 2, Newport Town AFC v Northside, 11am (Derryleigh Park).

There were no schoolboy games scheduled at the weekend.

Next weekend’s fixtures. U15A, Premier, Pike Rvs A v Newport Town A, 12.30pm, (Pike Grounds). U15B, Div 2, Geraldines v Newport Town AFC B, 11am (Rathuard).

The U18 girls suffered a 2-1 home defeat to local rivals on Saturday morning. Anzelika Lepika was on the mark for Newport. The U15 girls played out a thrilling 2-2 draw away to Holycross with Emily Hurley & Eryn Kennedy scoring the Newport goals. Well done to our U11 girls who played their hearts out in a blustery Ballymackey on Saturday morning in their non-competitive league fixture.

Well done to the Newport / Birdhill U13 girls Community Games indoor soccer side who won the county final in Thurles on Saturday. They will now represent Tipperary in the Munster Finals in April.

Next Saturday’s fixture. U14 Girls, Newport Town AFC v Borrisokane, 10am (Derryleigh Park).

Martin Bonfield & Madeline Bridgeman R.I.P.
All in the club would like to extend our deepest condolences to the extended Bonfield family on the sudden & sad passing of the recently deceased Martin Bonfield of Tullow, Newport. Martin was a former ladies team manager and loyal supporter of the club over the years. His family played with the club at all age levels and have always had and still have a great association with Newport Town AFC. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

We would also like to extend our sympathies to the Bridgeman family on the passing of Madeline Bridgeman of Clyduff, Lisnagry. Mrs. Bridgeman is the mother of our U10 coach, Seamus Bridgeman and grandmother of our schoolboy players, Séamus & Gearoid. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €1,450 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, February 15 in O’Sullivan’s. The numbers drawn were 5, 23, 24 & 28. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member, in the local pubs, Nicky English Butchers, the Derryleigh Dugout and at our lotto stand at Ryan’s Centra on Sunday mornings. They can also be bought online via the club website. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Last One Standing
Last One Standing starts on Saturday, February 22. Entry is €10 with €500 on offer to the winner. You can now enter the comp & pay the €10 entry fee securely online from anywhere in the world You can also 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 by 9pm on Friday, February 21. You can also enter by completing an entry form at O’Sullivan’s Bar, English’s Butchers or Kennedy’s Discount Store. Payment must be paid before Round 1 begins. Check out our website for details of how to enter and the rules

Clothes Collection
If you are in the mood to start spring-cleaning, we can help. Our ‘Clothing 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. Thanks for your support. If you have any questions or need bags collected, please contact Sarah 087 2826155.

Website Advertising
If you would like to advertise your business on the homepage of our website please contact Dave Noble on 086 6002534 or e-mail for details. We will also regularly feature your business on our popular Facebook page, which currently has over 2,100 followers, making it one of the highest-profile pages in the local area.

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