2018/2019 Manager:
Dave O’Brien
Assistants: Joe Hogan & Mike O’Donoghue
Team Captain: John Ryan
Vice-Captain: Kieran ‘Fletch’ O’Sullivan & Eoin Larkin
Training Times: Thursday (9-10pm)

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Junior B, Div 2B, Newport Town AFC 2-5 Mungret Regional

Sunday, September 30 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Nathan Hartigan 2

The Sunday morning fixture in Derryleigh saw the Bs play Mungret Regional. The B team were in third place just one point off the leaders before the game and Mungret were just 1 point behind in 4th place so a tight game was expected. Unfortunately, Newport lost the game on a 5-2 scoreline and did not play as well as they can and conceded some poor goals. Once again, it was a youthful Newport side, with three U18 players in the squad. Mungret opened a 2 goal lead early in the first half but Newport fought back through 2 goals from in-form Nathan Hartigan, the first of which was a brilliant volley and the second a penalty after Colin Coleman was brought down. At this stage, Newport were back in the game and Tristan O’Sullivan was unlucky to see his free-kick crash off the cross-bar. However after that, it was Mungret Regional who scored three goals without reply and took all three points on offer. Newport now lie in fourth place after 7 games. Next up for the B team is a visit to Bateman Park to play Ballynanty in the league next Sunday at 2pm.

Junior B, Div 2B, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Aisling Annacotty C

Tuesday, September 4 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Aaron O’Neill (2), John Ryan & Paul McEvoy

Despite being down 3-0 at half-time, the B team staged an incredible second-half comeback to score 4 unanswered goals and take all 3 points on offer, leaving Aisling shell-shocked and wondering what had happened in the second 45 minutes. Well done lads.

Junior Season Preview

With pre-season completed, the 2018/2019 Junior season kicks-off this evening when the Junior A team, under the helm of new manager, Marc Barry, welcome Knockainey to Derryleigh Park with a 6.30pm start. This will be a tough opener for the A team as the visitors were unlucky to be relegated from Div 1A last season and no doubt will be anxious to bounce straight back up. Knockainey have strengthened their squad during the off-season with the signing of former Janesboro player, John Tierney. However, Newport have also been active over the summer and the signings of Dave Ryan from Pike and Christy Doyle from Fairview along with the experienced Jimmy Fyffe will bring lots of experience and talent to the squad. Blend this with the introduction of some of last year’s league winning Youth side and you have an exciting mix of players who will hopefully start the season well and look to better their 5th place league finish last season.

The B’s start their league campaign in Div 2B tomorrow evening when Athlunkard B will be the visitors to Derryleigh Park at 6.30pm. Dave ‘Dobs’ O’Brien will once again be player-manager for the B’s and following-on from their Cup win and third place in the league last season, sights will be firmly set on being involved in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season. Dobs has a large squad to choose from and will also be a mixture of youth and experience, again with some of last season’s youths making the progression from under-age football. Continue reading