Junior A Aug 3 2017

Junior A 2017/2018 – Div 1B

Manager: Ailbe Coffey
Assistants: Marc Barry / Adrian Hurley / Lar Kennedy / Ger O’Brien / Mike O’Donoghue / Tom Hickey
Team Captain: Christy O’Connor
Scheduled Training Times: Tuesday, 8-9pm (Astro) & Thursday, 8-9pm (Freigh)

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Junior A, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC 4-1 St Pats

Sunday, December 10 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Sean Ryan, Odhran Brett, Brian O’Sullivan & Kevin Connolly

The A team maintained their recent good run of form and continued their climb up the table with an excellent 4-1 win at home to St. Pat’s on Sunday morning. Goals from Sean Ryan & Odhran Brett in the first half and Brian O’Sullivan & Kevin Connolly in the second ensured that Newport took all three points on offer. The score-line did not flatter the lads as they dominated the game from the first whistle to last. They have now won two games and drawn two in the last four games and go into the Christmas break in good shape.

Junior A, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC 1-1 Shelbourne

Sunday, November 19 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Elliott Slattery

The A team welcomed second placed Shelbourne to Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning and both teams played out a hard-fought game, which ended with the points shared after a 1-1 draw. Newport more than held their own and took the lead when dead-ball specialist, Elliott Slattery, scored a contender for goal of the season. His free-kick from 40 yards out was fired to the top corner giving the keeper absolutely no chance. Shelbourne battled back to equalise and in the end a draw was probably a fair result.

Team: Marc Barry, Ross Dunne, Mike O’Brien, Christy O’Connor, Elliott Slattery, Kevin O’Brien, Peter O’Sullivan, Kieran McCarthy, Devlin Courtney, Brian O’Sullivan & Andrew Kennedy.
Subs: James Lynch, Sean Ryan, Nathan Hartigan, Odhran Brett & Jamie Collins.

Junior A, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC 6-3 Caherconlish

Sunday, November 12 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Brian O’Sullivan 3, Devlin Courtney, Elliott Slattery & Peter O’Sullivan

The A team were the only side in action over the weekend and they recorded a crucial morale boosting victory over Caherconlish on Sunday morning. The lads entered the game on the back of a few defeats and everyone was fully aware that a win was badly needed to get their season back on track. Newport were 2-0 up after 34 minutes courtesy of goals from Devlin Courtney & Peter O’Sullivan but then gifted the visitors two goals in quick succession to see the game level. Elliott Slattery powerfully headed home from a corner to once again give Newport the lead just before half-time. Newport extended the lead to 4-2 one minute into the second half when Brian O’Sullivan scored after some good pressing from Devlin Courtney. Caherconlish once again closed the gap in the 60th minute but two more goals from Brian O’Sullivan ensured that we grabbed all 3 points on offer.

This coming Sunday, November 19, the Junior A’s are at home to Shelbourne (11am).

Junior A, Div 1B, Newport Town AFC 2-3 Caherdavin

Sunday, November 5 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Kieran McCarthy & Sean Ryan

The A team suffered a disappointing 3-2 home defeat to bottom side Caherdavin Celtic on Sunday morning. Despite goals from Kieran McCarthy and Sean Ryan it was the visitors who went home with the 3 valuable points on offer. Next up is the visit of Caherconlish to Derryleigh next Sunday morning (11am).

FAI Junior Cup, Round 1, Kilfrush 2-1 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, September 24 2017 (Elton)

Scorer: Peter O’Sullivan

The A team were away to Kilfrush on Sunday morning and fell two goals behind. The lads battled back with a goal from Peter O’Sullivan but despite their best efforts failed to grab an equaliser. Next up for the A’s is a trip to Hill Celtic next Sunday in the second round of the Munster Junior Cup.

Munster Junior Cup, Round 1, Parkville 1-3 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, September 17 2017 (Knockalisheen)

Scorers: Brian O’Sullivan 2 & Dave Murray

The A’s travelled to Parkville in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup and advanced to the next round following a 3-1 victory thanks to two goals from Brian O’Sullivan and a great headed effort from Dave Murray. Job done and the lads are now away to Hill Celtic in the next round.