Welcome to Newbridge United
New Kids on the Block

The League would like to extend their welcome to Newbridge United who have joined the League

Newbridge Town has received permission from the Kildare and District Underage League to enter all their teams in the Dublin Schoolboys Leagues. This has been a long drawn out affair where it was on – it was off and now an agreement has been put in place by both bodies to facilitate the move to Dublin

Despite what is being said not everybody is enamoured in bringing their teams to Dublin. One such person is new Secretary of Newbridge United, Bernard McCann “I live in Kildare, my son goes to school in Kildare and he plays football in Kildare and that’s the wish of myself and a lot of other parents”.

Having been given no option by Newbridge Town I went ahead and formed Newbridge United, with the sole purpose of giving all players in Newbridge an alternative option of playing Soccer in Kildare.

I approached the Kildare and District Underage League who have kindly put their facilities at the new club’s disposal and all our training and games will be played in Tougher Park. Former secretary of Newbridge Town Brian Sheridan was then asked by the working group to act as chairman given his experience in football administration and he was very happy to take on this new opportunity. Darren Kendrick, Fiona McLoughlin Healy and Ed Mountaine have come on board to look after the Girls teams and the club will cater for Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 girl’s teams. While Derek O Connor and Trevor Mahony who are coaches and parents stress that this is a chance to create a club that is not just based in the community but part of the community.

With the KDUL moving to same calendar season soccer in 2017 the facility in Tougher Park will be ideal for the training of all players on a grass surface.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Kildare and District Underage League for their kind gesture in providing the facilities to the new club for the players in Kildare to continue their football in Kildare.

So far I have received enormous support and have had interest from 17 teams who expressed an interest in joining the new club so that they can continue to play their football in the Kildare and District Underage League.

Bernard was delighted with the outcome “It now means that players do not have to go to Dublin to play Soccer – Any player interested in playing in Kildare should contact me immediately. Players who signed for Newbridge Town are eligible to play for Newbridge United and it is our intention to promote Newbridge United as a community based club- We will be United in everything we do.”

Newbridge United also intend operating teams at Under 8, Under 9 and Under 10 and a junior academy will also provide coaching for boys and girls of all ages and anyone interested in this should contact Mark Seymour.

The Club has set up a website and Facebook page and their rules which will entitle all members to have a say in the running of the Club will be available shortly – “The club will insist on all registered members having a say in our Club” said Bernard – this will not be my club or your Club this will be a club where everybody has a say in all decisions, yet a committee will make day to day decisions on the running of the Club, but all major decisions will be opened up to the registered members to have their say – This Club is being formed for Newbridge players to keep them in Kildare”




Any further enquiries you can conatct any of the above or pat@kdul.ie

30/11/2016 09:41