Wednesday, April 26 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Shane O’Halloran 3, Diarmuid O’Riordan 3, Aaron Coleman, Lee Ryan & Aidan Ryan
Newport U13A finished off their league campaign at home to Lisnagry on Wednesday evening in front of a large home support.
With the league already won and no pressure on the game Newport started strongly and were a goal up after 3mins from Shane O’Halloran. Playing some great football they increased their lead in the 15th and 18th minutes with two lovely finishes from Diarmuid O’Riordan. On the 26th minute a corner from Aaron Coleman went straight to the net. Newport, now in a commanding position led 4-0 at half time.
With an U13 debut in the second half for Mark Forde in goals, Newport continued to press hard in the second half with Shane O’Halloran and Diarmuid O’Riordan completing their hat-tricks. Further goals from Lee Ryan and Aidan Ryan completed the scoring in the second half.
Best Wishes to David Hannon who suffered a bad injury to his nose in the game after a brave header to clear the ball. This shows the overall effort these lads put in this year to win the league. Congrats and well done. Ye can all be proud of this commitment for the rest of your playing careers.
Thanks to Jerry Flynn of the LDSL for being on hand to present the Div 1 league trophy to co-captains, Aaron Coleman & Shaun Bonfield. For the second year running the name of Newport Town AFC will be inscribed on this trophy.
From Team Management of Peter & Eoin.
Tuesday, April 25 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Dave Ryan Rose, Dave Kennedy & Steve McDermott
Tuesday, April 25 2017 (Jackman Park)
Newport scorer: Odhran Brett
Monday, April 24 2017 (Scanlon Park)
Monday, April 24 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
The under 12’s hosted Corbally at Derryleigh on Monday night. On the back of a great win only two days ago Newport were ready for action once again. The team were under no illusions that this game was not going to be any easier. There was an air of confidence around the dressing room and another three points were on offer.
The last time these two teams met, Corbally comfortably won and Newport wanted to make things even. The first half performance was almost a carbon copy of the previous game as Newport gave a sturdy workman like display. Impressive once again, Jack Ryan was in fine form dishing out strong challenges at left back. Joey Lillis’ form at right back has been an added boost of late too. Daire Cantillon and David Healy are forming a formidable partnership at centre back. To all of the team’s credit Captain Mark Forde has been very quiet between the sticks. Sean Reddington plays with great energy in front of Jack and in the first half won numerous free kicks on the left. As a result Daire fired some teasing deliveries into the box and Newport looked dangerous from set pieces. This is something that Newport have failed to capitalise on all season, but in the last two outings there have been plenty of corners and free kicks. Conor Brett served up at least two tantalising corners for the boys to attack. Ciarán Carey gave the Duracell Bunny a run for his money once again and was a constant menace on the right. Corbally made early changes in the first half and had to introduce the big guns from the bench to combat the strong hold that Aaron Coleman had on the game from midfield.
The first half display was of a standard that justifies the place Newport hold amongst the teams in the Premier league. Half time 0-0. Continue reading
Saturday, April 22 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: O.G.
Newport hosted Shelbourne on Saturday at high noon in Derryleigh Park. As the home side, Newport knew that today’s match was as good a chance as any to get some points on the board.
As the game swung into action it was clear that Newport were ready for the task. Plenty of pressure in the final third for the boys resulted in tally of 9 first half corners.
As Newport attacked Ciarán Carey went close with a rather impressive bicycle kick. An Aaron Coleman free kick caused panic in the box and Conor Brett shot wide from distance. The work ethic produced by the team in the first half was arguably the best of the season. Daire Cantillon and David Healy were solid in central defence and Joey Lillis and Jack Ryan were producing tackles and forward passes to Ciaran and Sean that initiated many Newport attacks. The goal came at the right time for Newport as Ciarán chased a through ball on the right and forced the Shelbourne left back to play the ball into his own net. As the first half came to an end it was clear that Newport were the better team as Mark Forde rarely touched the ball in goals.
During the break the team were reminded of the task ahead and to protect the lead and see out the job in hand. Continue reading
Friday, April 21 2017 (Castlemungret)
Newport scorers: Johnny Ryan & Diarmuid O’Riordan
The Newport U14A team travelled out to Mungret to play Mungret Regional in their Final league game of the 2016/2017 premiership season.
These teams had met twice already this season and it was one victory each so it was always going to be a tough and close match, Its importance was heightened by the fact that the winner would most likely finish the season in 5th position in the league table.
The game was played on a very grassy field that made free flowing football very difficult for both teams. The game settled down into a real tough battle as both teams nullified each other and chances were few and far between for either side. You got the sense that Newport were getting on top as the half came to a close and Newport came in at half time confident that if they were a bit more direct that they would be rewarded. Continue reading
Thursday, April 20 2017 (Garryowen)
Wednesday, April 19 2017 (Shinrone)
Oh what a night! The culmination of a lot of hard work by all the girls, coaches and time given by the girls’ parents led us to winning the league on the final fixture of the season. With the only nerves on show coming from the coaches, the girls quickly settled into the game. Abbie added to her long list of assists with a perfect pass for Leah to open the scoring. Soon after, Eryn pounced on a loose ball for our 2nd. Again, the combination of Abbie and Leah led to number 3. With Aisling and then Paige holding midfield, it allowed the forwards to attack freely. With 20mins gone, Aoife split the defence and Shauna scored our 4th, and then Shauna made it 5 with a good solo run.
Our defensive line of Sarah, Mara, Mollie and Robyn were always alert and dealt with any attack from the Shinrone girls and would then quickly launch our next attack. And it was a counter attack that led to our 6th with Milla running strongly down the line, she cut in and shot, it was well saved but not held by the keeper and Milla reacted quickly to score from the loose ball. With seconds to go to half time, Aoife scored her own individual goal.
Wednesday, April 19 2017 (Killavilla)