Newport Town AFC

Founded 1970

Co. Tipperary

Derryleigh Diary - August 2 2020

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Pre-season continues ahead of the season kick-off on August 18, with friendlies taking place, giving managers the opportunity to cast an eye over their players and improve the fitness levels post-lockdown.

Schoolboys / Schoolgirls:
The Limerick Schoolboy Leagues will start on August 29 and the schoolgirls, who play in the North Tipp League will start on September 5. Best of luck to all our players & management teams. The age categories and relevant years of birth for the upcoming 2020/2021 season are as follows. U18 (2003), U17 (2004), U16 (2005), U15 (2006), U14 (2007), U13 (2008), U12 (2009), U11 (2010), U10 (2011), U9 (2012), U8 (2013) & U7 (2014).

Club App
We’re asking everyone to download the club App as  soon as possible. Our App is going to be a vital tool to enable us to carry out contact tracing, co-ordinate training sessions, complete online digital Health Questionnaire forms and also streamline our communication to all our players & parents during the return to football. The App is really easy to download and simple to use and it’s vital that all managers, junior players and parents download our App in time for the return of training and matches. Full details on how to download our app are on the club website.

There was no winner of this week’s club’s lotto and the jackpot is now €1,400 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, August 8 in the clubhouse. The numbers drawn were 14, 17, 25 & 27. The lucky dip winners were Killian O’Malley (Castletroy), Tom Kennedy (Ballinahinch) & Christy O’Connor (Black Road). Tickets can be purchased from any committee member at our lotto stand at Ryan’s Centra on Friday evenings & 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. 

€20 for 2020 Fundraiser
You can now securely enter our €20 for 2020 Club Fundraiser online via our website. It’s great value, as just one €20 ticket gains you multiple entries into 3 different draws including; Entry to the Club Lotto for 2 months (8 weekly draws). Membership of the NTAFC Euro Millions Lotto Syndicate for 12 months (104 draws starting Sept 11 2020). FAI National Draw ticket (draw takes place Dec 2020). Tickets are also available in Kennedy’s Discount Store, Ryan’s Centra from Committee members, team managers and the usual sellers.

Summer Camp
NTAFC will be hosting an FAI Summer Soccer School from August 17 to 21, from 10am to 1pm each day. The cost will be €70 per child and family discounts will apply. The cost includes full playing kit, football, backpack and 5 days of quality coaching from FAI accredited coaches. Bookings can only be made by phone and details will be available in the coming week. Places will be limited this year due to social distancing.

Advertising Signage
The club are now offering businesses & services the opportunity to advertise on customised signage prominently displayed on the astro-turf fencing in Derryleigh Park. With almost 30 teams in the club and almost 500 players, there is a high number of visitors to Derryleigh Park every week and this is a great opportunity to promote your business and at the same time, support our club. If you require details of the packages available, please contact any committee member, e-mail or call us on 087 6504779.

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