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A good start to 2015 for the Town U12 squad, with a comfortable win over league table toppers Coonagh United on Saturday. A freezing cold morning greeted the players as they arrived at Derryleigh Park. Coonagh who had played two more games than Newport were one point ahead of the home team and both teams were set up for an exciting table topping encounter.
Town have always started quick in their games this season and today was no different, after just six minutes, an Eoin McLoughlin cross was slotted home by Cillian O’Sullivan at the bachk post. Just five minutes later the lead was doubled, very similar to the first, a cross field ball from McLoughlin was controlled brilliantly by Diarmuid O’Riordan who scored his eight goal of the season. He quickly doubled his tally for the day taking the ball from just inside the Coonagh half on the wing, cutting in towards goal before firing a ferocious shot that the Coonagh netminder could do nothing about, a simply fantastic individual goal. Before half time O’Riordan had his hat-trick, pouncing on poor Coonagh defensive play he again broke with the ball and coolly rolled the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. Continue reading
First half goals from Rachel Carey, Anita Whelton and Shauna Pearson set up the victory.
A very good performance from the entire team, Aoife Kennedy made some great saves in goals, Amelia Healy, Eryn Kennedy and Sophie Richtar were very strong at the back for the home side. Continue reading
The lads travelled away to Coonagh on Sunday afternoon and after a good game on a very soft surface came out the wrong end of a 4-2 score line.
Kevin Ryan and Jordan Ryan continued their goal scoring form with a goal each.
The highlight of the game was a full length of the pitch run by Thomas Carroll, dribbling past seven Coonagh tackles to unluckily fire just wide of post with his angled shot.
Newport welcomed back Harry Sheehy from long term injury which will be a plus for the remainder of season.
Newport travelled to Rathuard last Sunday morning to take on fellow 1A side, Wembley Rovers, in the first round of this season’s Lawson Cup. Unfortunately Newport won’t be in the hat for the second round after suffering a 3-2 defeat in a game that had everything including 4 goals in a nine minute spell, a disallowed goal and plenty of talking points.
Newport started badly after conceding a soft goal in the fourth minute but did not allow this upset them as they began to play all the football and if the first half was decided on possession alone, Newport would have been well in front. However goals win games and despite creating plenty of chances, we just couldn’t put the ball in the net. At one stage, Brian O’Sullivan was one on one with the keeper and looked destined to score but the Wembley keeper pulled off a miracle save with his legs. Despite all the chances, Newport went in at half-time 1-0 down but knew that if they kept playing the same way, the equaliser would come. Continue reading
After a very tough encounter away to Shelbourne in a top of the table clash, we were very unlucky to lose out to an O.G.
It was a game in which Newport dominated for long periods put could not find the equaliser they deserved after going behind to a very early goal. Newport created a couple of good chances but were not able to take them and they restricted Shelbourne to counter attacks.
A tough lesson for these young lads but the management believe it will be a good lesson learned for the remainder of the campaign. Great effort boys, keep it up.
A special thanks to all the parents that showed up to support their own kids and the rest of the team . Please keep it up because it is great for the lads to see their fathers and mothers and other family members on the side-line supporting them.
Keep the training up. Peter, Tom & Eoin.
Two teams with 100% records before the game and both pushing hard for league honours, locked horns at Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning, unfortunately Newport lost out on a 3-2 scoreline to Coonagh after a pulsating encounter.
Both teams were a little rusty after the extended Christmas break and it was nip & tuck from the start. Coonagh, with a very strong & physical team, began to turn the screw a little and went 1-0 up after a shot from the edge of the box gave Brendan Coffey, in goals, no chance to save. Newport then began to grow into the game and scored a deserved equaliser after Devlin Courtney, who had a good game up front, fired low and hard to the keeper’s right from the right hand side of the box. Continue reading
Town maintained their 100% start to the new league campaign following a hard-fought victory over our neighbours Aisling Annacotty at Kilonan. Quick out of the blocks Johnny Ryan opened the scoring, a neat through ball from Calum Grant was converted by Ryan for his 15th goal of the season. After that goal both teams really settled into the game, Newport were playing some really good football but just couldn’t break the Annacotty defence down and if they did failed to find the target. 1-0 Half-Time. Continue reading
This game saw 5th place play 6th place in the under 16, Div 1 league. Our U16’s made a short trip into the Ennis Road to play Caherdavin, who prior to the game were in 5th position, with a narrow lead over Newport Town, with a 1 point advantage. This certainly didn’t deter us, as Newport were coming off their fantastic win over Janesboro only 2 weeks ago. Newport were forced to make one positional change due to Ciaran Braddick out due to illness (the team send a message wishing you a speedy recovery). In his place, came under 15’s star Elliott Slattery.
On a very overcast and heavy pitch, both teams started brightly with both teams having early chances. Newport’s opening chances fell to Nathan Hartigan with a left leg shot and Aaron O Neill’s one on one with their keeper but the Caherdavin keeper was placed well in goal to save easily. With only 5 mins remaining in the first half, a mix up in the Newport defence, allowed Caherdavin’s front man remain unchallenged to shoot right legged into the bottom right side of Newport’s goal. Sean O’Dwyer tried desperately to get his hand to the ball but due to the short distance the ball had to travel, Sean was always going to be second best. Caherdavin went 1 up. Continue reading
In a local derby, nothing could separate Newport and Murroe and the honours were shared, with both teams taking a point from the game. However Newport could have snuck it at the death when J C Ahern’s shot came off the post but in fairness, Murroe also had chances so a draw was a fair result.
The draw keeps Newport in the top half of the table. Best on the day for Newport were Kalem Harte and the recently returned, Dave Murray. Continue reading