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Junior A, Lawson Cup, Round 2, Newport Town AFC 2 – 3 Athlunkard Villa

Junior A v Athlunkard Villa Lawson Cup Jan 31 2016

NTAFC Starting Eleven

Sunday, January 31 2016 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Sean O’Brien & Brian O’Sullivan

After last week’s disappointing league defeat to Caherconlish, Newport had some excellent training sessions during the week and were anxious to get back to winning ways when they welcomed Div 2A side Athlunkard Villa to Derryleigh Park on a miserable Sunday morning in the second round of the Lawson Cup. Despite the gap in divisions between the sides, Newport knew that this was going to be a very difficult encounter as the visitors are currently in second place in Div 2A.

Despite the bad weather in recent months both our pitches are in excellent condition and visiting teams are full of praise for the playing surface and there was never any danger that the game wouldn’t go ahead unlike a lot of other games at the weekend. Newport played the first half into a very strong wind and driving rain and were playing well but clear cut chances were few and far between for both sides. The home side did have a great chance to take the lead in the 18th minute, when Dean Lenihan made a surging trademark run down the left wing and drilled in a low cross to the inrushing Brian O’Sullivan who just failed to make connection from 10 yards out. Continue reading

U11 Reds, Newport Town AFC Reds v Caherdavin Celtic (non-competitive)

U11 Reds v Caherdavin Jan 30 206
Saturday, January 30 2016 (Derryleigh Park)

After the longest winter break (due to bad weather) this team has ever had, the boys in the under 11 red team were delighted to hear that their match against Caherdavin Celtic was to go ahead following a brief pitch inspection by the referee. All credit to the Committee for their hard work to keep the Derryleigh pitches in good order and the envy of many other clubs in the LDSL. Sadly the under 11’s green team could not play as the Summerville pitch was unplayable.

Eager to start the year well, Newport had put in some good training over the break and were rearing to go. Goalkeeper Bryan Nolan was Captain for the day and Newport played facing the sun in the first half. Continue reading

U13 Boys Div 1, Newport Town AFC ‘A’ 5 – 3 Geraldines

U13 A v Geraldines Jan 30 2016
Saturday, January 30 2016 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Johnny Ryan (4) & Eoin McLoughlin

Well those present in Derryleigh on Saturday morning were treated to a real proper game of football between two very good teams when Newport hosted the visiting Geraldines team in a top of the table clash.

Geraldines started the stronger and had the better of it in the opening 10 mins and but for some great saves from Brendan Quinn could well have taken the lead. However Newport stuck to their task and gradually began to play themselves into the game. They matched Geraldines in the physical stakes and their ball players began to exert a strong influence on the game. Continue reading

U13 Girls, Ballymackey 3 – 1 Newport Town AFC

U13 Girls v Ballymackey Jan 30 2016
Saturday, January 30 2016 (Ballinree)

Newport scorer: Roisin Power

Newport u13 girls travelled to Ballymackey to play the Ballymackey ‘A’ side on Saturday in the North Tipperary u13 schoolgirls’ league. In what can only be described as Arctic conditions, the girls braved the elements in a game where the score did not reflect the effort and quality of play put in by the Newport side.

Ballymackey went 2 – 0 ahead in the first half with 2 excellent goals including a 20m free kick into the top right hand corner.

Roisin Power with assistance from a strong defensive clearance from Newport beat the keeper to score a great goal bringing the score to 2-1. Newport rallied and despite a very strong attacking effort could not level the game. Continue reading

Junior A, Div 1A, Newport Town AFC 1 – 4 Caherconlish

Junior A Team Lineup v Caherconlish

Junior A Team Lineup v Caherconlish

Sunday, January 24 2016 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorer: Brian O’Sullivan

Missing some of their regular starters, Newport welcomed 5th placed Caherconlish to Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning in their first league game in 2 months. Newport were anxious to build on the previous weekend’s comfortable Lawson Cup victory over Hill Celtic. However Caherconlish had plans of their own and were desperate to close the gap between themselves and second placed Newport.

Unfortunately for Newport they never got into their stride until too late in the game, whereas the visitors really looked up for the battle throughout and seemed to win most of the 50/50 battles around the park and in the end were deserved winners.

Playing with a strong wind at their backs in the first half, Newport seemed to struggle with the elements and over hit too many passes in the last third. Caherconlish scored with a header in the 40th minute to take 1-0 lead into half-time. In the second half, Newport coped better with the wind and deservedly got back into the game with a well-taken equaliser in the 61st minute from Brian O’Sullivan, who slipped the ball past the keeper from a tight angle for his 21st of the season. Continue reading

U17, Div 2, Holycross 2 –2 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, January 24 2016 (Holycross)

Newport scorer: Aaron O’Neill (2)

This was the U17’s second game in a week and they were coming off the back of a tough loss to local rivals Annacotty the previous Sunday. Newport travelled to Holycross for a 2pm kick-off with a full squad attendance. The weather and the earlier junior game had taken its toll on the pitch but the game was cleared to go ahead by the match day referee.

Newport started very brightly and despite the playing conditions were trying to knock the ball around. Holycross were under pressure from the off and used the strong wind to bomb the Newport back line at every opportunity. Newport came close through Aaron O’ Neill on a few occasions who played the lone striker on the day. Against the run of play Holycross shot low to the left of keeper, Sean O’ Dwyer, who unfortunately failed to hang onto the ball and knocked into the path of the oncoming Holycross striker to shoot into an empty net and take the lead against the run of play. Continue reading

U16 Premier, Newport Town AFC 6 – 1 Coonagh

Saturday, January 23 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Nathan Hartigan (3), Odhran Brett, James Lynch & O.G.

U16 v Coonagh Jan 23 2016

Under 16s v Coonagh

A wind swept Derryleigh Park saw our U16’s play host to Coonagh, in the Premier League in their first game since October 31. A near full squad of 16 players all played their part in a 6-1 home win for the lads which may turn out to be an important win come the end of season.

Newport scored early to calm the nerves with a very well struck free kick from all of 30yrds from Nathan Hartigan and was quickly followed up with his second from a cross by Jack Noble.

3-0 soon followed from centre-half, Odhran Brett, who was first off the mark to follow up on a rebound from a fiercely struck shot from Jack Williams who was a menace to Coonagh up front all afternoon.

Industrious as always, our two wingers Colin Coleman and James Lynch combined to make it 4-0 with the latter sealing the deal. Nathan completed his hat-trick from the spot, followed by a Coonagh OG, who scored from the spot themselves late on to put a blemish on what was a very good defensive display by Newport.

Due to a recent unforeseen circumstance, which some in inner circles have dubbed “Curtain Gate”; we were left without our usual keeper Mr Brendan Coffey, but fair play to Elliott Slattery who took on the task admirably. Get well soon No.1. We hope to see a full squad at training on Monday night 7.30 – 9pm.

Squad: Elliott Slattery (C), Robert Duggan, Adam Hurley, Odhran Brett, Jack Noble, James Lynch, Devlin Courtney, Jordan Mooney, Colin Coleman, Jack Williams, Nathan Hartigan, Killian O’Malley, Cian O’Connell, Jack Landers, Chris Carmody & Jamie Mulcahy.

U12 Div 2, Newport Town AFC 0 – 2 Aisling Annacotty

Saturday, January 23 (Derryleigh Park)

U12 B v Aisling Jan 23 2016

Under 12 B’s v Aisling Annacotty

Newport U12 B’s produced possibly their best performance of the season on Saturday morning against Annacotty. The game was played in blustery conditions which made good football difficult for both teams. However Newport (playing against the wind in the first half) settled well in the early stages and got the ball on the ground. The back 3 of Dylan Keppel, Daire Cantillon and Brian Sweeney showed the confidence to receive the ball from keeper John Lee and work the ball forward.

There were not many chances in the first half but Newport were looking dangerous breaking through from midfield. Kevin O’Brien was playing well in a deep midfield role breaking up Annacotty attacks and feeding the ball forward. Adam McEvoy made a series of dangerous runs through from midfield feeding Luke Collins and Christopher Egan on the wings. Up front Diarmuid Cantillon was holding the ball up well and bringing his midfield into the game. Newport’s best chance came towards the end of the half when a good break from midfield saw Adam take a shot that the keeper couldn’t hold on to. Diarmuid was on the rebound and caused panic in the Annacotty box. However Newport could not force the ball home. Minutes later Annacotty were awarded a penalty after Dylan was harshly judged to have fouled his opponent. However Annacotty were not able to capitalise as the penalty was sent over the bar. The sides were level at half time in an even contest. Continue reading

U12 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 2 – 1 Limerick FC

Saturday, January 23 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Diarmuid O’Riordan & Lee Ryan

U12 A v Limerick FC Jan 23 2016

Under 12A v Limerick FC

On a blustery Saturday morning Newport came away with the spoils with a well-deserved win over a strong Limerick FC team.

In what turned out to be ding dong battle, with Newport creating numerous chances put not taking them it looked like the game would end in a stalemate. However the Newport boys kept plugging away and were rewarded with two great counter attack finishes from Diarmuid O’Riordan and Lee Ryan.

With just two minutes remaining Limerick scored from a scramble in the box put the boys held out and had a well-deserved win.

This was a great team performance and it shows that hard work pays off. The team’s motto is “Work hard, be humble and have fun” and they did that today.

Keep up the hard work in training, which continues Wednesday at 7pm sharp.