Tuesday, August 16 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Kalem Harte & John Ryan
Newport went into this game hopeful of a positive outcome even though two starters were missing due to injuries picked up in the last pre-season game. In the first minute a mix up between our defence and goalkeeper allowed Pa Moloney the simplest of tasks to open the scoring. After dominating the next ten minutes another lapse in defence allowed Pa Moloney down the side of both centre halves and he showed great strength and composure to make it 2-0 on twenty mins.
We continued to try and play the right way and following a fantastic through ball by Dave Kennedy on 28 mins which spilt the visitors rear-guard and found Kalem Harte who duly rifled a fantastic shot to the top corner. We wasted two glorious chances to equalise shortly after that and got caught with a sucker punch right on half time when a long diagonal ball found Pa Moloney who duly tucked away the chance to complete his hat-trick.
The second half was end to end with chances spurned at both ends but we continued to plug away and got a goal back on 68 mins when after some good work by Kalem Harte on the wing who found John Ryan in space inside the box and he fired in a great shot which the visitors keeper found too hot to handle and it was now game on again. On 80 minutes we got our chance to equalise when a high ball broke on the edge of the six yard box to Dave Murray whose shot was somehow saved by the keeper. Try as we might the equaliser didn’t arrive and an opening day loss was the outcome.
If the same level of commitment is shown in the next few weeks from the players results will follow as there was far more positives than negatives to taken from it.The management would like to wish Dave Kennedy a speedy recovery who took a nasty knock to the head late on in the game.
Report by Marc Barry.
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.
Sunday, April 30 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Tristan O’Sullivan
Sunday, April 9 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Dermot Ryan 2, Thomas Carroll 2, Odhran Brett, James Lynch & Colin Floyd
Sunday, April 2 2017 (Portland Park)
Newport scorer: Dean Lenihan 2
Tuesday, March 28 2017 (Murroe)
Newport scorers: Darragh Nolan & James Lynch
Sunday, March 26 2017 (Lee Estate)
Newport scorer: Tristan O’Sullivan
Sunday, March 19 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Devlin Courtney
Well done to our Junior B team who advanced to the semi-final of the Div 2B Cup following an excellent 1-0 victory over league leaders, Ballylanders in Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon. This was a hard-fought cup tie between two good sides. One goal was enough to separate the sides and thankfully it was our U17 player, Devlin Courtney’s excellent second-half strike that was the difference. However special mention goes to the Newport keeper, Eoin Larkin, who produced two top-class saves in the second half to deny Ballylanders. Newport will now travel to play Summerville Rovers in the semi-final.
Sunday, February 19 2017 (Pallasgreen)
Newport scorers: Blaine Lenihan 2 & Dermot Ryan
The B’s advanced to the quarter-final of the Div 2B Ray Cup, where they will meet Ballylanders next Sunday, when they recorded a comfortable 3-0 win away to Pallasgreen last Sunday morning. Two goals from Blaine Lenihan and one from Dermot Ryan ensured safe passage from this potentially tricky tie.
Sunday, February 5 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Tristan O’Sullivan, Thomas Carroll & Devlin Courtney