|NEWPORT TOWN AFC
Newport town was founded in 1970 after
Some locals decided that soccer was needed to be played on an organised basis
After many years of playing other local teams around. Some of these matches were
played in Mahony's field where the housing estate Stonehall is being built at
Present. A permanent pitch was the first requirment. That was generously provided
by Martin O Sullivan at Freigh where Newport Town still play today. They entered
a team in the Clare League where they played successfully for 3 years winning
their division in the second year. They then decided to move and play in the
Limerick League where they have played ever since. Over the years they have played
between Div 2A up to 1A.On some occasions they have entered a B team which has
played down in division 4.They have only one menís senior team at the moment.
Honours won since club was founded.
Clare League Divison 2 1971.
Limerick League Divison 3A 1978.
Limerick League Divison 2B 1982.
Limerick League Divison 2A 1987.
Limerick League Divison 1B 1993.
Limerick League Divison 2A 1999
Over the years Newport has won many tournments that local clubs have
organised including the Birdhill and Rearcross
tournments 3 times each.
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Team that won Micro cup and Birdhill tournment in 1988||
Front L/R N English,P Aherne,DJ O'Brien,
D Lenihan,J O'Brien & D Kennedy.|
L/R J Lees,M O'Sullivan(RIP),G Lees,L Shinners,T Murphy,J Buckley,S McCormack,
G O'Sullivan,B O'Brien & J Lenihan.
School Boy Soccer
The club entered teams in the schoolboys league in 1994 and had plenty of
success since with some of their teams winning their leagues over the years.
In the season 2004/05 Newport has under 9/10/12/14/16 teams entered in the
Limerick Schoolboy League and under 7/8 entered in mini blitzs which start in
With such a good underage structure put in place the future looks
very promising for the club.All the underage teams train in the convent school
gym over the winter playing their matches on Saturdays.
The new pitches that are going to be developed in Derryleigh will be a great
addition to the club as one pitch is not enough for all the teams the club
field.Newport population is increasing all the time and Newport town AFC
is and will provide a great amenity to the area.
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