Tuesday, April 25 2018 (Garryowen)
Scorers: Jay Ryan 2, Jack Foley 2, Jack O’Carroll 2 & Johnny Ryan
Newport started brightest on a bright Wednesday evening and created early chances for Jack Foley and and Jay Ryan, but it was Jack O’Carroll who got Newport on the scoreboard after 10 minutes after winning, and converting a beautifully placed free kick out of reach of the keeper from 22 yards out.
Jack Foley converted at the back post after some neat play between Sean Freeney and Haytm Kamil down the right found him in the box with plenty of space, driving low and past the keeper. Newport dominated possession for the rest of the half before adding two quick goals just before the half. Jay Ryan headed home from Gavin Denihan cross from the left and Jack Foley shooting from outside the box to find the bottom corner again. Continue reading
Tuesday, April 25 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Tuesday, April 24 2018 (Villa Park)
Scorer: Kaitlyn Bradshaw
Monday, April 23 2018 (Greenhills)
Scorers: Shaun Bonfield & Lee Ryan
The lads continued were they left off on Saturday with a good performance with goals from Shaun Bonfield & Lee Ryan. Shaun’s effort was a cracker from 25 yards to the roof of the net.
This was a great effort from the team’s first year playing premier soccer. Enjoy the summer and we will see ye in the new season.
From Peter, Eoin & Colin.
Saturday, April 21 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Although beaten 2-0 this was a very good performance and the lads were unlucky, creating numerous chances and were unlucky to be beaten. The lads played with a lot of heart and gave as good as they got and just conceded two very soft goals.
Saturday, April 21 2018 (Athlunkard)
Scorer: Conor O’Brien
Friday, April 20 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Thursday, April 19 2018 (U.L. Astro)
Scorer: Colin Coleman 2
Wednesday, April 18 2018 (Roscrea Road)
Scorer: Chelsea King
We travelled to Templemore looking for a win that would keep us challenging for the league. Neither side could settle with the very strong wind that was blowing. If you had the wind in your favour, the ball travelled too far and if it was against you, you basically had to launch an attack from your own goal area and try work it up the field. With the wind in our favour during the 1st half, we couldn’t find a way through a very strong BT defence.
In the 2nd half against the wind, we held onto the ball better but again that BT defence nullified our attempts at goal. With time running out, the girls put a string of short sharp passes together and set Chelsea free to successfully slot the ball past the keeper. With seconds to go, BT were awarded a free kick on the edge of our goal area, but the girls stood strong to block the shot and cleared it to give us the 3 points.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Sarah Kelly, Robyn McNamara, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran, Aisling O’Gorman, Caragh Flynn, Shauna Pearson, Robyn Moloney, Aoife Kennedy, Mollie O’Hora, Chelsea King & Emily Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly, Eddie O’Gorman & Trish Kennedy
Tuesday, April 18 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Mark McGuire 2, Devlin Courtney & Kieran McCarthy
Newport climbed up the table and a small bit further away from the relegation trap-door with this crucial win over Regional Utd B in Derryleigh Park on Tuesday evening despite falling behind in the very first couple of minutes. Newport put this early setback behind them and began to put pressure on the Regional rear-guard and Kieran McCarthy was on hand to score the equaliser in the 12th minute.
Newport continued to dominate the early stages of the game and if truth be told should have extended their lead on a few occasions but just couldn’t find the target. This was keeping Regional in the game and in the 25th minute they were awarded a soft penalty but Marc Barry, in the Newport goal, once again proved himself to be an excellent penalty stopper, getting well down to his left to make a great save. 1-1 at half-time and Newport were scratching their heads as to why they weren’t well in the lead.
A much improved second half performance saw Newport up the gears and continue to dominate the game. In the 55th minute, Mark McGuire, who continues to make a liar of his birth cert, made it 2-1 when he was in the right place to tap-in a low cross across the box from Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan and Mark was unlucky just 2 minutes later when he hit the cross-bar from close range.
On the opposite side of the age spectrum, U18 player, Devlin Courtney, made it 3-1 in the 60th minute, when after a mazy run he unleashed a thunderbolt from 30 yards out, which dipped under the crossbar giving the Regional keeper no chance. Not to be undone, just 3 minutes later, McGuire latched onto a pinpoint cross from the left from Kalem Harte and struck a superb volley to the net. There was a lot of huffing and puffing for the remainder of the game and Regional scored a late consolation goal to leave the result 4-2 and a valuable 3 points remaining in Derryleigh Park. With 4 league games remaining, Newport aren’t completely safe but another win or two would go a long way to ensuring the A team will be playing in Div 1B again next season.