Eoin ‘The Cat’ Bonfield
Sunday, 29 November 2015 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport welcomed Bruff to Derryleigh Park in their Div 4 league encounter on Sunday afternoon. This game was one of the very few games to get the green light after Storm Clodagh decimated the Limerick League fixtures in all divisions. Great credit is due to our ground staff, Johnny O’Brien & Kevin ‘Gazza’ Healy for the superb condition of our pitches following the recent spell of bad weather.
The first half was a tight affair and Newport matched Bruff, currently third in the league, in every department. In the absence of team coaches, Chris Carroll & Timmy Sheehy, the stand-in management team of Ger ‘Herbie’ Healy and Mike ‘Bun’ O’Donoghue were quietly satisfied with the first half performance. Continue reading
Sunday, October 25 (Derryleigh Park)
Our young C team exited the Open Cup at home to Prospect B. This was always going to be a tough task for the lads as Prospect play in Div 3A, two divisions above Newport. Best of luck to Prospect for the rest of their cup campaign.
Sunday, October 4 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: PJ O’Rourke
Saturday, September 12 (Shelbourne Park)
Newport scorer: Daniel O’Sullivan
A very young & inexperienced side lost 5-1 away to a very experienced Shelbourne B side. We were 5-1 down at half time and were masters of our downfall due to some naïve defending. Whatever was said at half time seemed to strike a chord with the lads and the second half saw a super effort and attitude from all as we simply owned the ball, but couldn’t score. Shelbourne had no shot on target in the second half. Our C’s are mainly young lads learning loads from game time. This season continues to be a development year for this team. The squad had 10 players under 21, with some as young as 16.
Best for Newport were Thomas Carroll, Colin Floyd, Bernard Healy, Aidan O’Brien, as well as veteran Bobby Sexton. C team training continues on Tuesday from 9-10pm.
Sunday, August 30 2015 (Derryleigh Park)
Match report to follow.
Wednesday, August 26 2015 (Moyross)
Newport scorer: Daniel O’Sullivan
History was created last night when our Junior C’s won their first ever league game in Limerick League, and what a win it was.
A mixture of fresh face, twinkle toed youths and slightly more weather beaten faces and solid frames of couple older experienced heads saw C team take the 3 points on offer in a tough fixture away to Moyross.
Playing with a stiff breeze in the first half Newport had the better of the early exchanges, with Harry, Bobby, Thomas all going close to scoring. Continue reading
Sunday, August 23 2015 (Derryleigh Park)
In the clubs first ever C team game we faced a very experienced Hill Celtic B side in Derryleigh. Newport had Thomas Carroll, Bernard Healy, Dan Powell, Harry Sheehy all aged 16 in the starting line up, alongside Mike Quigley, Brian MacCauliffe who are 20. This is the future of the club and in esscence what the C team main goal is to develop players.
Newport played well on the day, but two setbacks early on threw this inexperienced side a wobbler. Firstly we were awarded a penalty but the Hill Celtic keeper managed a great save, Hill celtic went to other end and were awarded a penalty of their own which unfortunately the Ref deemed it a goal scoring denying tackle by our keeper which produced a red card. To rub salt in Hill Celtic scored the penalty. A tough mental start for our young side. Continue reading
The new Junior C team will be playing in Div. 4A in the 2015/16 season.
Wednesday, August 5 2015 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Kalem Harte & Dan O’Sullivan
Containing a team with a nice blend of youth and experience (7 of the starting team were under 19), this was a good pre-season work out for the lads, despite the result. They now look forward to their opening Div 4A league game away to Hospital on Monday, August 17. Thanks to Murroe for the game and good luck to them for the rest of the season.