Saturday, May 12 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Saturday, May 12 2018 (Bridgetown)
Thursday, May 10 2018 (Mungret)
Scorers: Kalem Harte 2, Tristan O’Sullivan & Richie Shinners
Scorer: Jack Foley
Hard luck to our U17s who were beaten in the Div 2 Cup Final in Jackman Park by Charleville on a 4-1 scoreline. The scoreline was harsh on the lads but it was just one of those games, where they did not play to their full potential. Overall a third place league finish and a Cup Final was a positive season overall and there’s plenty to build on for next season. Unfortunately it just wasn’t to be this time around but as a wise old head once said ‘what hurts you today, makes you stronger tomorrow’. Lots of images from the game here.
Wednesday, May 9 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jack Foley 2, Jay Ryan 2 & Joey Kelly
Those in attendance on Wednesday evening were in for a treat as Newport and Ballynanty contested a great game. Both teams were up for the game and the match started at a frenetic pace with both teams gunning for a place in the final.
It was Newport who struck first with Joey Kelly rising highest to meet Jack Foley’s corner and direct the ball over the Newport keeper.
Ballynanty got back into the game, the striker seizing on a fumbled ball to hold his nerve and pass the ball into the net from a tight angle.
Ballynanty had a foothold in the game and played some good football, and it was no surprise when they got on the scoresheet again. Two Newport clearances were blocked down before the ball ricocheted into the strikers path, and he duly struck low and to the keepers left, to give Ballynanty the lead.
Newport levelled the score a few minutes later, with Jack Foley scoring from the penalty spot after Karl Kelly was pulled down in the box. Continue reading
Scorers: Kaitlyn Bradshaw 3, Rosie Quirke, Rachel Carey & Skye Sheehy
Wednesday evening saw the NTAFC u15 girls travel to Killavilla to face Knigh Utd in the Shield final.
It was clear from the second the whistle blew for kick off that our girls were there to play. They started strong and within a few minutes Kaitlyn Bradshaw buried the ball in the back of the net for the first goal. Some strong attacking play from the backs Roisin Power, Sarah Finn, Eimear Carey, Amber Deegan and Goalie Chelsea King meant that our mids and forwards Skye Sheehy, Abbie Lenihan, Kaitlyn, Rachel Carey, Ava Shinners and Carragh Flynn always had a clean supply of ball and this constant pressure saw Skye take an opportunistic rebound from the Knigh keeper blasting it into the net for the second goal. It was not all plain sailing for Newport as Knigh upped the intensity with a number of breaks but on the rare occasion that they broke through they were met by a determined keeper in Chelsea clearing her lines bravely. Just before the break Kaitlyn took a cross from Rachel on the volley that would make any premiership striker green with envy to claim her second goal of the night. HT Newport 3 – Knigh 0
The second half started intensely, Knigh were fighting hard to get back into the game. The strength and depth of our squad came into play as Leah Moran, Kate Harvey, Sarah Kelly Leah Guerin, Rosie Quirke, and Emma Moloney brought fresh legs and even greater determination. About 5 mins into the half, a rebound off a Knigh defender found the right boot of Rachel who made no mistake putting it past the keeper. Mid-way through the half Kaitlyn rounded off a seasons best performance by connecting with another quality cross from Rachel to get her hat-trick. Leah and Kate were through on the keeper but just caught offside. Rosie fought hard in the box to get the ball across the chalk to bring the tally to 6. FT Newport 6 – Knigh 0 Continue reading
Monday, May 7 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jay Ryan 2, Diarmuid O’Riordan 2, Eoin McLoughlin & Darren Coffey
Newport welcomed 2nd placed Fairview Rangers to Derryleigh and again the Boys were trying to drag themselves further up the league table. Both teams were down numbers on the night with Newport ending up with a numerical advantage over the visitors but there were league points to be fought for, so nothing could be taken for granted.
Newport started strongly and went ahead early through a tidy Eoin McLoughlin strike, but the lead was short lived as Fairview levelled matters soon after. However, the Newport boys were on Top and slowly they began to transfer their dominance into goals.
Jay Ryan put Newport back in front before the break and then in the second half Diarmuid O’Riordan added a third with a header, to be followed with another headed goal from Centre Half Darren Coffey. Almost immediately Fairview scored to leave the match at a scoreline of 4-2 to the home team. You could see Fairview tiring and Newport were able to add to their lead with further strikes from Diarmuid O’Riordan and Jay Ryan. So, it finished a very decent 6-2 victory for the Newport Boys. This result now meant back to back league victories and the knowledge that a victory in the last league game would see Newport finish in a very strong 4th Place in the Premier division.
Monday, May 7 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Luke Ryan 2 & John Ryan
Monday, May 7 2018 (Greenhills)
Scorer: Cillian English