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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Junior A, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC 4-1 St Pats

Sunday, December 10 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Sean Ryan, Odhran Brett, Brian O’Sullivan & Kevin Connolly

The A team maintained their recent good run of form and continued their climb up the table with an excellent 4-1 win at home to St. Pat’s on Sunday morning. Goals from Sean Ryan & Odhran Brett in the first half and Brian O’Sullivan & Kevin Connolly in the second ensured that Newport took all three points on offer. The score-line did not flatter the lads as they dominated the game from the first whistle to last. They have now won two games and drawn two in the last four games and go into the Christmas break in good shape.

Junior B, Div 2B, Newport Town AFC 3-5 Holycross B

Sunday, December 10 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Kalem Harte 3

The B’s suffered a surprise 3-5 defeat to Holycross B. Newport enjoyed a 2-1 lead at one stage but Holycross fought back and the lads dropped their first points in four games. Despite the result, Kalem Harte enjoyed a fine individual performance with a well-taken hat-trick.

U17, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 1-2 Charleville

Sunday, December 10 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Colin Coleman

The U17’s welcomed runaway league leaders, Charleville, to Derryleigh Park and despite an excellent performance and having taken the lead through a superb individual goal from Colin Coleman in the first half, it was the Cork side who somehow managed to leave Newport with all three points after winning the game on a 2-1 scoreline. The lads were very disappointed after the game as all in attendance agreed that they did not deserve to lose. This is a relatively new side, who train hard and play some lovely football and with a little more rub of the green they will definitely get the results they deserve.

The management and players would like to wish a speedy recovery to Robert Duggan who was injured in training last week and will be out of action for a few months.

Match Squad: Josh White, Brendan McMahon, Killian O’Malley, Joey Kelly, Jack Noble, Ciaran Flynn, Sean Freeney, Jack Foley, Devon Ryan, Thomas Floyd, Colin Coleman, Karl Kelly, John Ryan Rose & Thomas O’Toole.

U12 Premier, Mungret Regional A 1-1 Newport Town AFC A

Saturday, December 9 2017 (Mungret)

Scorer: Ciaran Carey

It was a cold, frosty trip to Mungret that held high hopes for Newport as they had previously overcome Mungret this season. The match began with Mungret Regional applying pressure from the very start. Newport typically start slowly and we saw some passing was going astray due to the heavy ground conditions early on. Mungret were to capitalize and were ahead with the second minute. A fine shot from a breaking Mungret mid fielder hit the bottom of the post, past a fully outstretched Luke Kennedy, with the rebound being finished to the net.

The Newport team overcame the initial shock and got to work straight away. The Newport defence of Damien O’Brien, James Anderson and Darragh Meaney now steadied proceedings and with Conor Molamphy and Evan Moore in the centre of midfield spreading passes wide to Adam Power and Ciaran Carey, Newport turned the tide quickly and found themselves on the front foot after 10 minutes. Some superb football was now being played and Newport’s passing and moving game began to worry the Mungret defence. Newport now began finding themselves through on goal more and more only to be called for marginal offside. But it was some sublime passing from the midfield duo of Evan Moran and Conor Molamphy which saw a through ball to the feet of the ever-dangerous James Moloney. James’s shot was blocked by a Mungret defender and it was Ciaran Carey who (seemed always to be in the right place at the right time) pounced and blasted the ball home into the Mungret net on the 17th minute. Continue reading

U14 Premier, Regional United A 1-1 Newport Town AFC A

Saturday, December 9 2017 (Dooradoyle)

Scorer: Diarmuid O’Riordan

Newport travelled to play Regional in the return match of the League in Dooradoyle on Saturday morning. After going 6 weeks without playing a game it was a welcome return to action. The game was played on Regional’s astro turf and was a good experience for the lads.Newport started well but conceded a sloppy goal and were now on the back foot. They played their way back into the game and equalised with a well taken free kick by Diarmuid O’Riordan. 1-1 at half time. The second half a was a tight affair but there was no further scores. Newport have enjoyed the the step up to the premier league and have made a steady start to the league. Now with Christmas break upon us we will resume action in the New Year.

U16 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 4-0 Geraldines

Saturday, December 9 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jay Ryan, Eoin Guilfoyle, Joey Kelly & Jack O’Carroll

The U16’s continued their excellent league form with a convincing 4-0 win at home to Geraldines with goals from Jay Ryan, Eoin Guilfoyle, Joey Kelly & Jack O’Carroll. The lads now enjoy a 3 point lead over their closest rivals and also have a game in hand.

U12 Girls, Killavilla 5-0 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, December 9 2017 (Villa Park)

It was a beautiful crisp fresh morning when our under 12 girls travelled up to Villa Park for the top of the table clash with Killavilla. We had a full squad for the first time this season and we were confident we could get a result but from the off we were on the back foot. We just never turned up we made a lot of basic mistakes and were punished for them. At half time we were 4 down.

We regrouped at half time and the girls put in much better performance in the second half but it was not to be. The final score was 5-0. We learned a valuable lesson on Saturday that we need to be training twice a week when playing competitive soccer. We will regroup for after Christmas and go again.

Happy Christmas from the under 12 girls and coaches. 🎄

Report by Robbie Bailey.

U14 Girls, Ballymackey 1-2 Newport Town AFC

U14 Squad v Ballymackey

U14 Squad v Ballymackey

Saturday, December 9 2017 (Ballinree)

Scorer: Shauna Pearson 2

We travelled to Ballymackey hoping to continue our winning ways. On a very heavy field, the girls pressed forward from the start but the home defence held strong with some notable blocks and saves from shots by Abbie, Leah & Sarah. With Aisling, Robyn & Aoife also getting into the box, the breakthrough came when the ball was passed back to Shauna, who shot from outside the box which gave the keeper no chance. We introduced our new signing Caragh to the game and she added an extra dimension to our play.

In the 2nd half, our keeper Emma pushed our back line of Eryn, Jane, Mara, Nadine & Mollie further up the field which closed down any Ballymackey attack. With space now a premium, Shauna once again shot from outside the box to double our lead. With the game all but over, the girls relaxed too soon and Ballymackey scored a late consolation goal with a fine solo run by their forward.

Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Jane Hurley, Mara Van Aelst, Nadine Hartigan, Mollie O’Hora, Sarah Kelly, Shauna Pearson, Robyn McNamara, Leah Moran (c), Aisling O’Gorman, Aoife Kennedy, Abbie Lenihan & Caragh Flynn.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman