This is the place to find all match results and match reports for Newport Town AFC. Managers are asked to send in results & match reports to Club P.R.O. Vivienne Keane as soon as possible after games. Please include photos taken on match day and we’ll include them on our Facebook page. Thank You!

You can keep up to date on all things relating to Limerick Junior Soccer on the LDL website, Schoolboy soccer on the LDSL website, Schoolgirl soccer on the NTSFL website .

U18 Div 2 League Play-Off, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Charleville

U18 League Champions
Sunday, May 27 2018 (Charleville)

Scorers: James Rochford, Nathan Hartigan, Darren Collins & Devlin Courtney

Well done to our U18s who ended the season as Div 2 League Champions following their 4-3 League Play-Off win away to Charleville on Sunday morning. Goals from from Devlin Courtney, James Rochford, Nathan Hartigan & Darren Collins were enough to ensure that the league title made its way to Derryleigh Park for the first time. This was the first league title won by any of our junior sides in 23 years and it was hard-won. Going into the game, Charleville were warm favourites as they had led the league for most of the season and had won the cup two weeks ago. Also in their favour was the home venue as they won the toss and the game was played on the astro-turf in Fitzgerald Park. Newport decided to throw the form book out the window and started the game at a million miles an hour, pressing the home team all over the park. Newport raced into a 2-0 lead within 20 minutes and Charleville didn’t know what had hit them. The home team then grew into the game and got a goal back, however Newport continued to press and scored another two goals to make it 4-1 at half-time.

Everyone expected Charleville to provide a fight-back in the second half and this they did. They scored two goals without reply to make the score 4-3 and set-up a tense and exciting end to the game. Both sides had more chances to score but fortunately Newport held firm to secure a historic and long-overdue win for a junior side.

Elliott Slattery, Newport Captain and recently selected as the Limerick District League U18 Div 2 Player of the Year was delighted to accept the Noonan Cup on behalf of the club and his team-mates. A large contingent of this squad have been with Newport since they were 5 or 6 years of age and this was a great way to finish off their time as underage players. We now hope to see lots of these players contine their football journey with our junior sides in the years to come. Well done also to the management team of Ailbe Coffey, Adrian Hurley, Don Houlihan & Tim Coffey and to the various managers & coaches who worked with them as schoolboy players.

U18, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 7-0 Shelbourne

Tuesday, May 22 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Darren Collins 2, Devlin Courtney, Jack Connolly, Elliott Slattery, Darren Hanley & O.G

Well done to the U18 Youths, who have made it through to the Div 2 League Playoff following their 7-0 win over Shelbourne this evening in Derryleigh Park. Goals from Darren Collins 2, Devlin Courtney, Jack Connolly, Elliott Slattery, Darren Hanley & O.G. ensured that the lads will play Charleville next Sunday morning in a winner-takes-all playoff. The kick-off is 11am with the venue to be confirmed.

U16 Div 1 Cup Final, Newport Town AFC 3-2 Aisling Annacotty B

Double Winners Twitter
Sunday, May 20 2018 (U.L. Astro)

Scorers: Karl Kelly 2 & Jack O’Carroll

Congratulation to the U16 Schoolboys, under the management of Ray Ryan & Daire Kennedy, who secured the LDSL Div 1 League & Cup double after beating a gallant Aisling Annacotty B side 3-2 in the final in U.L.  Well done lads on a great achievement. A great way to end your time as schoolboy players before moving into the junior ranks. Click here for lots of images from the Cup Final.

The U16 Cup Final was contested between the winners and runners-up in the league and as expected was a tight affair. Annacotty started eagerly and got on the scoresheet early with 3 minutes gone. Annacotty seemed to have the impetus and were showing more desire and it was no surprise when they doubled their lead on the 20 minute mark from the penalty spot.

The second goal woke the Newport boys up and it was Karl Kelly who got Newport off the mark, rising highest to direct a corner past the keeper on 24 minutes. The Newport boys were still not performing at their best and were happy to hear the halftime whistle with the score at 1-2. Continue reading