Junior C Squad 2016/2017

Manager: Donal Frawley
Assistant Managers: Stephen Carroll & Tom O’Malley

Team Captain: Shane Lenihan
Vice Captain: Marc Barry

Training Time: Wednesday, 8.00 – 9.00pm

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Junior C, Div 4, Newport Town AFC 0 – 3 Ballynanty Rvs

Sunday, February 19 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

The C’s welcomed league leaders, Ballynanty to Derryleigh on Sunday afternoon and unfortunately the visitors showed why they top Division 4, when they won 3-0 despite a decent Newport performance. The lads will face Ballynanty in the Cup next Sunday and hopefully will have learnt something from this encounter to turn things around when they next meet.

Junior C, Div 4, Mungret Regional 1 – 1 Newport Town AFC

Junior C Squad 2016/2017

Junior C Squad 2016/2017

Sunday, February 5 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorer: Dave Ryan Rose

A cold and frosty morning threatened to postpone this top of the table clash but the morning sunshine soon cleared any doubts that this would happen.

A slow start to the game saw few chances from both sides but that was until the 27th minute when Newport’s midfielder Kevin O’Brien was deemed to have fouled a Mungret player in the box, with the home team converting the resultant spot kick.

The thaw of the morning sunshine slowly began to turn the frozen pitch into a mud bath with one spectator naming the game “Mud in the Cement”. This soft to heavy going suited some of Newport’s players who excelled in the conditions with memories of the old field in The Freigh in Newport being mentioned. Continue reading

Junior C, Div 4, Newport Town AFC 5 – 2 Shelbourne

Sunday, January 29 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Steve McDermott 3, Dave Ryan Rose & O.G.

Following on from a competitive in house match last weekend Newport welcomed 2nd placed Shels to Derryleigh which was a make or break league game for the lads.

Following on from his “Bobby Dazzler” last weekend which went viral, Steve McDermott didn’t let the attention go to his head by opening the scoring to give Newport an early lead. Shelbourne soon equalized from the spot after the Shels player was “hacked” down in the box, only for “Bobby Dazzler McDermott” to give us the lead again, with Dave Ryan Rose making it 3-1 at the interval.

The 2nd half was a tense affair with Shels scoring first and missing some good opportunities. Newport then conceded a dubious penalty at 3-2 which the opposition failed to convert. Newport went onto stretch their lead, and rounded off the scoring with Steve completing his hat trick.

This very good win keeps Newport within touching distance of 2nd place and still in the hunt for the league.  Well done to all.

Next up: AWAY to Mungret Regional next Sunday 5th Feb (Cement Factory)

Squad today : Marc Barry, Colm lees, Shane Lenihan (Capt), Stephen Carroll, Jay Madden, Dave Kennedy, Dave Ryan Rose, Andy Gleeson, Johnathan Lawlor, Stephen O Brien, Donal Frawley, Steve McDermott, PJ O Rourke, Nathan Duggan, Kieran O Keeffe, Dan Powell, Paul Ryan, Mike Hayes, Paul Hogan.

Junior C, Div 4, Hyde Rgs 2 – 4 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, January 15 2017 (Hyde Road)

Newport scorers: Colm Lees, Shane Lenihan, Dave Ryan Rose & Chris Carew

Certain quarters in the media dubbed the Sunday the 15th of January as the Battle of 2 Cities, but below the surface lied the real war between Town and City. 3rd against 5th was the order of the day in this Div 4 fixture and the game certainly didn’t disappoint.

The home team came out on top of the early exchanges with Hyde forcing 3 goal line clearances from the away side.

The result looked looked all but ominous until the 37th minute when industrious work from Dave Ryan Rose led to a good cross from Jay Madden to be met by Colm Lees flying in at the back post. City 0-1 Town. Continue reading

Junior C, Div 4, Murroe 2 – 3 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, November 20 2016 (Murroe)

Newport scorers: Stephen Carroll, Dave Ryan Rose & Jason Comley

Newport started brightly after a four week break and knocked the ball around well. Newport created a few early chances through Dave Ryan Rose and Jason Comley who were just narrowly denied. After 20 mins against the run of play Murroe got in behind the Newport back line to tuck a shot low past Marc Barry in the Newport goal. Newport didn’t panic as they demonstrated they could create chances and hadn’t to wait long when a flick on from Dave Ryan Rose landed at the feet of Stephen Carroll who took his chance well beating the keeper low to his right to put Newport level.

From here Newport grew into the game with Kevin O Brien leading from the back knocking pin point accurate balls over the Murroe back four into Dave Ryan Rose who calmly went past two defenders and struck with Newport’s second 5 minutes before half time. Continue reading