MOnday, May 22 2017 (Portland Park)
Newport scorers: Diarmuid O’Riordan (3), Adam McEvoy & Aidan Ryan
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
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.
Saturday, May 13 2017 (Cappamore)
Newport scorers: Jay Madden, Elliott Slattery & Brendan Coffey
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.
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
Wednesday, May 10 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Conor Brett
Monday, May 8 2017 (Mungret)
Newport scorer: Conor Brett
Newport U12’s started a very busy week with a tough away game against Mungret on Monday. Newport were missing 6 players due to other commitments and we were down to 9 players. The management and squad would like to give huge thanks to Evan Moran and James Anderson from the 11’s squad who stepped up to help us out.
Big thanks to Ryan Madden and Conor Jones for both stepping up and going in goals for a half each. Goalkeeper is the hardest position to fill and the two boys did a great job for us.
Newport had a very slow start to this game which is perhaps understandable given the number of changes needed. We were 5-0 down after 25 minutes. With 5 minutes left in the first half Conor Brett score a great individual goal beating 3 defenders before finishing to the net. Half time score was 5-1. Continue reading
Monday, May 8 2017 (Scanlon Park)
Monday, May 8 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Eoin Guilfoyle