Originally known as Old Ross United, it was founded by Tommy Murphy, Eddie Haberlin, Alan Whitty and Martin O’Connor. Playing out of Old Ross, most of the players were from the town and because of this the team relocated into New Ross in 1993. The club still played under the name Old Ross United for one more year but in 1994 they requested to the Wexford Football League to change their name to New Ross Town.
Back in 1994 a new committee was formed with Tommy Murphy, Martin McCann, Michael Katus, Eddie Haberlin, Mash Cashin (RIP), Joe Malone, Kieran O Reilly (RIP) and Pat Hanly being the founding members.
The newly formed club played out of the C.B.S. park from 1994 to 2004. In 2004/5 the club moved to Rosbercon community centre where they were based until 2009.
In 2009/10 the club were given the opportunity to move to the Good Counsel College where they are currently based.
Going into the 2010 season, the club only had one adults team and no under-age teams.
During the summer of 2010 an Academy was established with the aim of coaching kids from the age of four to ten. What started off slowly, the numbers in the Academy quickly started to increase. By the end of the May 2011, we had over 60 kids coming to our training sessions on a weekly basis. It was a huge success. At the start of September 2011, we decided to enter our very first boys U-10 team into the Wexford Schoolboys League. It was a tough season for the kids playing against more established teams, however the coaches and kids continued to work hard, putting in a huge effort over the months and years.
By 2012 the club was thriving and growing at an alarming rate. A structure and development plan was put in place to cater for this unexpected rise in numbers and, in turn, team numbers started to increase. Girls soccer started to take off and the league titles and cups started to flood in.
Fast forward now to the present day and the club currently has over 400 members, catering for close to 30 teams, along with 30 coaches who are all FAI qualified and Garda vetted.
The club has been a huge success and the Good Counsel has played a major part in where the club is today. In fact, we wouldn’t be where we are today without the backing and support from the Good Counsel College.
The club wants to encourage all the young people in the town and district to become more actively involved in sport and in their community, and openly welcomes anyone to get involved in the club.
Thanks to all for your support.