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U17, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 4 – 3 Kilfrush

Wednesday, August 16 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Devon Ryan (3) & Ciaran Flynn

Newport U17’s got their league campaign off to a good start with a 4-3 win at home to Kilfrush. However it was a real get out of jail game as despite leading 4-0 at half-time, the concession of 3 second half goals led to a very nervy & exciting finish and it needed a penalty save late-on from the Newport keeper, Josh White, to ensure that the home side collected all 3 points on offer.

This is a brand new side with a lot of new players making their competitive debut for the club. However it took just 50 seconds of the new season for them to combine well to open the scoring. Devon Ryan timed his run perfectly to latch on to a super diagonal ball from Jack Noble and coolly lobbed the keeper to make it 1-0. Devon then scored his second in the 26th minute and at this stage Newport had settled well into the game and all the debutants were playing their part. In the 32nd minute, another new signing, Ciaran Flynn, let fly from 30 yards out and his shot was rifled to the top tight corner, giving the keeper no chance. Devon Ryan then was on hand to round off his first half hat-trick and a very good debut, when he got on the end of a low drilled cross from the left by the impressive Jack Foley. 4-0 at half time.

Changes were made to the side at half-time, with the management conscious of the number of fixtures some of the players will face in the next fortnight. Newport were probably a little guilty of stepping off the gas and invited Kilfrush into the game. In the 50th minute the visitors scored a long range free kick, which gave them encouragement but still looked like they had a mountain to climb. However the wheels came off the Newport wagon in the 80th and 84th minute to make the score 4-3. Then with 2 minutes remaining, it looked they were going to snatch an incredible draw, when they were awarded a penalty for what looked like a very harsh handball. However Josh White guessed the right way and stretched to push the shot away. There were still some nervy moments before the ref finally blew the full-time whistle. Bad for the heart but a win is a win. Next up is a tricky fixture away to Charleville on Sunday afternoon.

Match squad: Josh White, Sean Freeney, Brendan McMahon, Robert Duggan, Killian O’Malley, Colin Coleman, Jack Noble, Devon Ryan, Jack Foley, John Ryan Rose, Ciaran Flynn, Cian O’Connell, Colm Carey, Sean O’Brien & Chris Carmody.

U18, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 2 – 2 Kilmallock

Tuesday, August 16 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Elliott Slattery (2)

The Youth team kicked off their league campaign on Tuesday evening with a tricky home game against a big, physical Kilmallock side. After a slow start the lads began to find their rhythm and were rewarded with a penalty on 20mins after Devlin Courtney was brought down in the area. The penalty was coolly dispatched by Elliott Slattery. Two quick goals just before half time saw the lads go in at the break 2-1 down. Newport started the second half at a blistering pace and was awarded a second penalty on 59 minutes after new signing Denis O’Donoghue was taken down in the box. Once again Elliott stepped up and slotted low into the corner. Newport pressed hard for the winner, but unfortunately were unable to get the elusive third. Next game this Saturday v Aisling Annacotty B.

Report by Don Houlihan.

Junior B, Div 2B, Newport Town AFC B 2 – 3 Athlunkard Villa B

Tuesday, August 16 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Kalem Harte & John Ryan

Newport went into this game hopeful of a positive outcome even though two starters were missing due to injuries picked up in the last pre-season game. In the first minute a mix up between our defence and goalkeeper allowed Pa Moloney the simplest of tasks to open the scoring. After dominating the next ten minutes another lapse in defence allowed Pa Moloney down the side of both centre halves and he showed great strength and composure to make it 2-0 on twenty mins.

We continued to try and play the right way and following a fantastic through ball by Dave Kennedy on 28 mins which spilt the visitors rear-guard and found Kalem Harte who duly rifled a fantastic shot to the top corner. We wasted two glorious chances to equalise shortly after that and got caught with a sucker punch right on half time when a long diagonal ball found Pa Moloney who duly tucked away the chance to complete his hat-trick.

The second half was end to end with chances spurned at both ends but we continued to plug away and got a goal back on 68 mins when after some good work by Kalem Harte on the wing who found John Ryan in space inside the box and he fired in a great shot which the visitors keeper found too hot to handle and it was now game on again. On 80 minutes we got our chance to equalise when a high ball broke on the edge of the six yard box to Dave Murray whose shot was somehow saved by the keeper. Try as we might the equaliser didn’t arrive and an opening day loss was the outcome.

If the same level of commitment is shown in the next few weeks from the players results will follow as there was far more positives than negatives to taken from it.The management would like to wish Dave Kennedy a speedy recovery who took a nasty knock to the head late on in the game.

Report by Marc Barry.

U13, Div 1 Cup Final, Newport Town AFC 5 – 0 Janesboro

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Saturday, May 20 2017 (U.L. Astro)

Newport scorers: Diarmuid O’Riordan (3), Adam McEvoy & Aidan Ryan

Click here for photos from the game and post-match celebrations.

Newport Town AFC travelled to UL on Sat 20th of May to contest the U13 Div 1 LDSL Cup Final.

Having prepared well Newport came up against a stubborn Janesboro team who were well drilled in defence. It was a tight game until late in the first half Adam McEvoy intercepted a pass and calmly rounded the keeper to put Newport up 1-0 at half time.

Newport now pushed on in the second half and a cross from Adam McEvoy was finished to the net by Diarmuid O’Riordan to make it 2-0.

Newport now well on top and playing some delightful football increased their lead with Diarmuid O’Riordan scoring his second after latching on to a through ball from midfield. Continue reading

U14 Div 1, League Cup Quarter-Final, Newport Town AFC B 3 – 2 Aisling Annacotty B

Wednesday, May 17 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Luke Ryan, Lee Ryan & John Ryan

Well done to the U14B team who recorded a brilliant 3-2 win over Aisling to advance to the League Cup semi-final with a gritty, determined and skilful performance. It was a case of the trio of Ryans (Luke, Lee & John Ryan) who did all the damage with three excellent goals. Next up is a trip to Summerville in the semi-final. Thanks to the large Newport support who really got behind the boys all the way to the final whistle.

U14, Div 1 League Cup, Group 3, Corbally United C 0 – 2 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, May 13 2017 (Athlunkard)

Newport scorers: Killian Sexton & Aidan Fogarty

The U14B left it late to secure their place in the knock-out stages of the Div 1 League Cup but 2 goals in the last 4 minutes from keeper turned strker, Killian Sexton & Aidan Fogarty earned the win that Newport deserved.

In fairness to Newport, they dominated the game in both territory & possession from start to finish but despite a hatful of chances it was looking like one of those days when they w0uldn’t score. Corbally battled hard and their keeper was in fine form to deny us on countless occassions.

We had 15 players in today’s squad and all contributed to the win. Captain on the day was Aaron Pearson, who had a fine game at left back. Our U13A players also made strong contributions and the 14B players wish them well in their cup final next weekend.

Matchday Squad: Killian Sexton, Aaron Pearson (C), Cian Kennedy, Shaun Bonfield, Jeremy Caingles, Aidan Fogarty, Ethan O’Flaherty, Stephen McCormack, John Ryan, Lee Ryan, Luke Ryan, Ben Noble, Shane O’Halloran, Sean McCarthy & Shane Murray.

U12 Premier, Regional United 1 – 1 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, May 13 2017 (Dooradoyle)

Newport scorer: Cillian English

So the final game of the season finally arrived. Newport travelled to Dooradoyle to face Regional United. The team worked hard last time out against league leaders Aisling Annacotty. All were told they would be rewarded with a start against Regional based on their performance. So with that in mind Coaches Dave Brett and Richard Egan had the unenviable task of picking the team. A lot of discussions took place and the starting 9 was eventually chosen.

Mark Forde, Ciarán Carey, David Healey, Conor Jones, Joey Lillis, Ryan O’Keefe(c), Aaron Coleman, Cillian English, Conor Brett.

The game started very cagey as both teams chose defensive formations. Newport had some early chances and forced a few corners.

An end to end game was developing as Ryan O’ Keeffe drew a foul on the right wing. Aaron sent the free kick hard and low and after a couple of rebounds Cillian English pounced on the loose ball and scored. Cillian had another chance soon after but hit the post. Continue reading