This is the place to find all match results and match reports for Newport Town AFC. Managers are asked to send in results & match reports to Club P.R.O. Vivienne Keane as soon as possible after games. Please include photos taken on match day and we’ll include them on our Facebook page. Thank You!

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U13 Div 2, Newport Town AFC B 2-0 Caherconlish

Saturday, November 17 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Conor O’Brien

The Bs finished off the season in style with a great 2-0 win over Caherconlish with both goals coming from Conor O’Brien. Thanks to their coaches Dave Grant & Joe O’Brien for their continued time & effort with this super bunch of lads, it’s very much appreciated. Well done everyone.

U15 Premier, Newport Town AFC A 1-3 Fairview

Saturday, November 17 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Lee Ryan

The U15A side wrapped up their short season when they welcomed Fairview Rangers to Derryleigh Park. The visitors were hoping to wrap up the league title but Newport put in a great performance and really put it up to them. Unfortunately Newport lost 3-1 and Fairview received their league medals from Ailbe Coffey of the LDSL. The lads will now re-group over the next 2 months and come back stronger for the new Calendar season starting in February.

U17 Girls, BT Harps 1-1 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, November 17 2018 (Templemore)

Scorer: Kaitlyn Bradshaw

Newport U17 girls traveled to Templemore to take on the league leaders BT Harps last Saturday. BT, clearly hungry to take the points, started with great intensity and had our girls under pressure for the first 25 minutes. Our defense of Carragh Flynn, Sarah Finn, Eimear Carey, Amber Deegan, Kate Harvey and early substitute Hollie Coleman put in a huge effort to hold them out. Emma Moloney (GK) had to make a number of saves in the first half. The team settled with our mids and forwards Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Leah Moran, Ava Shinners, Rachel Carey and Roisin Power making a number of breaks only to be denied by the BT defense. Towards the end of the half, BT managed to score. HT 1 – 0.

Newport knowing that they would have to up the intensity, started the second half with commendable determination. The hard work paid off in the form of a goal from Kaitlyn who squeezed the ball between the front post and defender from a beautifully taken corner. Substitutes Skye Sheehy. Jenny Keppel, Anzelika Lepika and Leona Burke brought in the fresh legs throughout the half. The rest of the match was a pretty evenly matched affair with neither team giving an inch. FT 1 -1.

A valuable away point against a strong side, well done to the girls

Squad: Emma Moloney, Anzelika Lepika, Kate Harvey, Leah Moran, Roisin Power, Jenny Keppel, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Amber Deegan , Carragh Flynn, Eimear Carey, Hollie Coleman, Skye Sheehy, Ava Shinners, Sarah Finn (C) , Leona Burke, Rachel Carey

Report by Gaylord Harvey.

Junior A, FAI Junior Cup, Rd 4, Granville Rangers 2-4 Newport Town Town AFC

Sunday, November 11 2018 (Glenwood)

Scorers: Christy Doyle 2, Davy Ryan & Brian O’Sullivan

It was a historic & memorable day for our club last Sunday, as for the first time in our 48 year history, we have made it through to the out of town stages (last 64) of the FAI Junior Cup following the 4-2 win away to Granville. Despite going 2 goals behind in the first 6 minutes, the lads didn’t panic and having brought the game level at 2-2 at half-time, thanks to goals from Christy Doyle & Davy Ryan, Newport dominated the second half and further goals from Christy Doyle & Brian O’Sullivan ensured our safe passage into round 5. All eyes will be on the draw that’s due to take place on Tuesday, Nov 13, to see if we are home or away and to which of the other 63 teams from all over Ireland that we will face in the next round. Well done to Marc Barry and his squad on this great achievement.

UPDATE: We have been drawn at home to Carbury FC of the Sligo / Leitrim Disrict League with the game provisionally scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 2 in Derryleigh Park.

U18, FAI Youth Cup, Rd 2, Newport Town AFC 1-3 Aisling Annacotty

Sunday, November 11 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Jack O’Carroll

Unfortunately, despite a very good performance against Aisling Annacotty on Sunday afternoon, the U18s bowed out of the FAI National Cup on a 3-1 scoreline. The game was much closer than the scoreline suggests as this was a game where we matched the current Premier League leaders in overall play and if we had been a bit more clinical in front of goal and showed a bit more composure at times, we could have caused an upset. Aisling opened the scoring somewhat against the run of play in the 30th minute and brought this lead into the half-time break. Early in the second-half Newport had a great chance but unfortunately Colin Coleman’s shot was saved by the keeper. Newport lost concentration for a 15 minute period mid-way through the second half and this proved to be our downfall. Goals in the 62nd & 70th minutes extended Aisling’s lead to 3-0 and gave the lads a mountain to climb. However great credit is due to the players for not rolling over and Jack O’Carroll rifled home in the 80th minute after some good work by Jack Noble on the right-hand side to deliver a good ball into the danger area. Unfortunately the lads couldn’t score a second, which may have caused some panic amongst the visitors and it’s Aisling who are through to the next round. Despite the result, the performance will give the lads great confidence for the remainder of the league campaign.