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. Dave Noble as soon as possible after games. Please include photos taken on match day and we’ll include them on our Facebook page. Thank You!

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U14 Girls, Newport Town AFC 6-2 Birdhill

U14 Girls v Birdhill Feb 10 2018
Saturday, February 10 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 4, Shauna Pearson & Caragh Flynn

We welcomed our close neighbours Birdhill to Derryleigh and what a local derby it was. We started brightly but didn’t take our opportunities. Birdhill caught us napping and scored on the break. The girls regrouped with Robyn and Emily going close before Abbie scored a hat-trick with 2 coming from fine solo runs. Sarah split the defense with an excellent pass for Shauna to coolly finish. A mix up in defense allowed Birdhill to score with the last kick of the 1st half. Continue reading

Junior A, Lawson Cup, Newport Town AFC 2-0 Weston Villa

Sunday, February 4 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Brian O’Sullivan & Peter O’Sullivan

After a 7 week layoff, junior football finally resumed when Newport welcomed 3B side, Weston Villa to Derryleigh Park in the first round of Lawson Cup. Despite being 4 divisions above the visitors, there was always the danger of this being a potential banana skin. The playing surface on the top pitch really was in excellent condition considering the washout that was January and it was great to have Sunday football back on the agenda. Newport started much the stronger and in all honesty could and probably should have been three goals up in the first half hour. However some rusty finishing and excellent saves from the Weston keeper kept the game scoreless. Weston were reduced to 10 min in the first half, when their right back was sent for an early shower. However this seemed to spur them on and they should have taken the lead when their player hit the post late in the first half, when it seemed easier to score.

In the second half, Newport began to make better use of the extra man and took the lead in the 50th minute when Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan converted a penalty awarded for handball. Not to be outdone by his brother, Peter O’Sullivan doubled the lead when scoring from close range after some excellent work on the end-line by his brother. Talk about keeping it in the family! The remainder of the game was straightforward for Newport and they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. It was good for the lads to get a run-out and clear the cobwebs after the long break. The “reward” for this victory is a visit to Premier League outfit Ballynanty Rovers in the next round next Sunday.

Team: Brendan Coffey, Kevin Connolly, Christy O’Connor, Elliott Slattery, Mike O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Kalem Harte, Peter O’Sullivan, Andrew Kennedy, Devlin Courtney & Brian O’Sullivan.

Subs: Jamie Collins, Dave Kennedy, James Lynch

U13 Div 1, Newport Town AFC A 3-1 Carew Park

U13A v Carew Park Feb 2 2018
Saturday, February 3 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Aaron Coleman, Conor Brett & O.G.

A full 3 months after their last game Newport U13a team got their season back up and running again with a hard fought 3-1 win against Carew Park. Starting the game level on points with Carew this was an important win and keeps up Newport’s good run of form.

After a long layoff it took a while for the game to get going. There were a few half chances early on. The best chance fell to Ryan O’Keefe who saw his shot saved by the Carew Park keeper.

Newport grew into the game as it the half developed. Jack Ryan and David Healy were dominating at the back and were well supported by Chris Egan and Conor Jones. Conor Brett and Aaron Coleman were winning the midfield battle with Conor Malamphy and Ciaran Carey making good ground on the wings. Ryan O’Keefe was playing well further up the field than usual in the number 10 position while man of the match Alex O’Toole lead the line very effectively and won the ball back high up the pitch on a number of occasions.

Newport took the lead towards the end of the first half when Aaron Coleman made a driving run into the box before been taken down to win a penalty. Aaron took the penalty himself and coolly finished into the corner. Newport were 1-0 up at half time.

U13 Div 3, Aisling Annacotty C 3-3 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, February 3 2018 (Annacotty)

Scorers: Nathan Bridgeman 2 & David O’Brien

At long last we finally got to play a league fixture as we traveled to Annacotty to play Aisling on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning.
We started off very well with good possession & had the best of the chances to take the lead. Unfortunately Aisling broke down the right & took their 1st chance of the game to go 1 up. We came right back at them & with a super pass from David O’Brien he found Nathan Bridgeman who put away his chance to make it 1-1. Aisling took control of the last 10 minutes of the 1st half & their pressure told as they put away 2 more goals before halftime to make it 3-1.

We knew we didn’t deserve to be 2 goals behind & started the 2nd half in excellent form with Danny O’Keefe dominating midfield. The Aisling keeper made a poor clearance which David O’Brien picked up & shot from 20 yards out to find the back of the net. 3-2 & the momentum was definitely with us. With some lovely work down the right wing Conor O’Brien put a superb cross into the box which found Nathan Bridgeman who finished off what was the move of the game. 3-3 we knew we could finish off Aisling but chance after chance just kept missing the goal.

It finished 3-3 but this felt like a victory for us. Superb work from all the lads & hopefully the games will come fast and furious over the coming weeks.

Man of the match: David Whelton

Squad: Adam O’Connell, PJ Lenihan, Darragh Manning, Tommy Lyons, David Whelton, Robbie Murray, Mikey Carroll (c), Danny O’Keefe, David O’Brien, Brían Corrigan, Nathan Bridgeman, Luke Phelan, Ronan O’Connell, Conor O’Brien, Paddy Hussey

U15 Div 1, Corbally United B 6-2 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, February 3 2018 (Athlunkard)

Scorers: Luke Ryan & Calum Merrigan

In their first game in over 2 months, our U15B side were away to Corbally B. The much reduced Newport squad warmed up pre-match and with only 10 players present, you could say the writing was on the wall. However, credit where credit is due! The group of players that did show up, were there to finish what they started back in September. The heavens opened in the first 10 minutes and against a backdrop of torrential rain, hail and almost thunder, it was miserable conditions in which to play football . Minus a man, the lads kept the score respectable and by half time we were losing 0-2 and with us also having a couple of great chances of our own to get on the score-line.

With self belief Newport went out and scored two in the second half and had many more chances, which did not go our way. It was good to see to different players get on the score sheet. In truth the score-line was not a fair reflection of the overall game and the effort and heart put in the 10 Newport players.

Team: Oisin Kennedy, Cian Kennedy, Ben Noble, Calum Merrigan, Cian Merrigan, Aaron Pearson, Stephen Coffey, Adam Moloney, Luke Ryan & Shane Murray.

U15 Girls, Killavilla 3-1 Newport Town AFC

U15 Girls v Killavilla Feb 3 2018
Saturday, February 3 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Abbie Lenihan

A bitterly cold morning in Roscrea set the scene for the Newport U15 girls fixture vs Killavilla. Coming to the business end of the league now and all teams are hungry for the points. This is very evident on the pitch with each encounter proving to be a bruising competitive battle.

The Newport girls had a slow start conceding 2 goals within the first 10 mins but the girls rallied and showed great character to compose themselves and tighten up their fight back. They created many chances but the Villa keeper was in inspired form denying at least 4 shots on target. Late in the half Abbie Lenihan found herself at the end of a brilliant cross by Leah Moran and buried the ball in the back of the net! HT Killavilla 2 – Newport 1. Continue reading