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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Rearcross Tournament

Junior A Aug 3 2017
A youthful Junior A team lost the final of the Rearcross Tournament last Saturday evening on a 5-2 scoreline against Cappamore. The scoreline was a bit harsh on the lads with 2 of the Cappamore goals coming late on when Newport were chasing the game. Devlin Courtney & James Thompson were the Newport scorers.

In the semi-final Newport beat Murroe 3-0 on penalties after the game ended 1-1. Elliott Slattery scored the equaliser with 6 mins left to bring the game to penalties. Sameer Salem, Kalem Harte & Jamie Collins scored the first three penalties, while Marc Barry once again proved the master of a penalty shootout by saving all three Murroe pens.

In the quarter-final Newport defeated Clodiagh Rangers 5-0 with goals from Devlin Courtney, Andrew Kennedy, Dave Ryan Rose, Christy O’Connor & Kalem Harte.

The tournament proved a great opportunity to play some of our younger players, who all performed very well over the 3 games.

Junior Management Set-up for 2017/18 Season

The club has finalised the junior management set-up for the upcoming 2017/2018 season. All squads & management will be in support of the club policy of the development of our young players potential.

Along with team managers, a large backroom support team will be in place across the five squads working in unison. We thank everyone for their interest in our team management this year. We wish our squads the best of luck for the season. Schoolchildren management will be finalised in the next week.

Junior A’s – Ailbe Coffey / Marc Barry / Adrian Hurley / Lar Kennedy / Ger O’Brien / Mike O’Donoghue / Tom Hickey / Ger Healy;

Junior B’s – Dave O’Brien / Marc Barry / Stephen Carroll;

Junior C’s – Kevin Healy / Chris Madden;

Youths (U18) – Adrian Hurley / Don Houlihan / Ailbe Coffey / Lar Kennedy / Tim Coffey ;

U17 – Peter Coleman / Dave Noble / Tom O’Malley / Alon Flynn.

Junior A, Div 1A, Aisling Annacotty 2 – 2 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, March 25 2017 (Annacotty)

Newport scorers: Dean Lenihan & Dave Ryan Rose

Having taking a well-deserved 2-0 half-time lead over Aisling Annacotty, courtesy of goals from Dean Lenihan & Dave Ryan Rose, the A team looked good value to secure the vital three points on offer. However Aisling staged a late fightback and scored in the 80th minute to reduce the deficit. Then in the 9th minute of injury time they managed to snatch an equaliser to share the points, which still leaves us in the relegation zone with 4 games remaining. We remain one point behind Aisling with a game in hand. Next up for the A’s is a home game against Holycross next Sunday morning (11am).

Junior A, Div 1A, Mungret Regional 2 – 0 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, March 19 2017 (Mungret)

Unfortunately, the A team lost 0-2 away to Mungret Regional on Sunday morning. In a game played on a sticky surface, it was the third-placed side who scored two first half goals to ensure that we travelled home empty-handed. With just five games remaining, every game and every point is vital in the fight to avoid relegation. Next Saturday evening, Newport travel to play Aisling Annacotty, in a crucial six pointer. With Caherconlish already relegated, it’s looking likely that Newport or Aisling will join them in Div 1B next season, therefore this game is a six-pointer and we will be looking for our supporters to get behind the lads for their remaining games, starting next Saturday. Kick-off is at 7pm under lights in Annacotty.

Squad: Marc Barry, Andrew Kennedy, Mike O’Brien, Christy O’Connor (Capt), Dave Murray, Sameer Salem, Sean Ryan, John Meskell, Dean Lenihan, Mark McGuire, Damien Walsh Subs: Thomas Carroll, David Kennedy, Tristan O’Sullivan & Kalem Harte.