Our U17 & U18 squads return for pre-season training in Derryleigh Park, next Tuesday, July 17 at 7.30pm. New players (born in 2001 & 2002) are welcome to come along.
Congratulations to the Newport players who have been selected on the 2017/2018 Limerick League divisional teams of the season. We have representation from our B team and U18 & U17 sides. This is a great honour for both the players and the club. Click here for full list of teams.
Div 2B: Kieran ‘Fletch’ O’Sullivan, Kalem Harte & John Ryan
U18 Div 2: James Lynch, Ben Wixted, Elliott Slattery & Devlin Courtney
U17 Div 2: Jack Foley, Jack Noble & Robert Duggan
Scorer: Jack Foley
Hard luck to our U17s who were beaten in the Div 2 Cup Final in Jackman Park by Charleville on a 4-1 scoreline. The scoreline was harsh on the lads but it was just one of those games, where they did not play to their full potential. Overall a third place league finish and a Cup Final was a positive season overall and there’s plenty to build on for next season. Unfortunately it just wasn’t to be this time around but as a wise old head once said ‘what hurts you today, makes you stronger tomorrow’. Lots of images from the game here.
Scorers: Darren Collins, Colin Coleman, Jack Foley & Ciaran Flynn
Massive congrats to our U17s who have advanced to the Div 2 Cup Final in Jackman Park following a memorable & pulsating 4-2 semi-final win away to Corbally this evening. In a real battling performance, goals from Darren Collins, Jack Foley, Colin Coleman & Ciaran Flynn ensured that Newport will play Charleville in the final at local HQ on Thursday, May 10. Thanks to Corbally for a tough but very sporting game. Lots of images from the game are here.
Match squad: Josh White, Brendan McMahon, Robert Duggan, Killian O’Malley, Darren Collins, Ciaran Flynn, Jack Noble, Devon Ryan, Jack Foley, Jack O’Carroll, Colin Coleman, Sean Freeney, John Ryan Rose, Thomas O’Toole
Thursday, April 12 2018 (Hospital)
Scorer: Jack Foley
The U17s lost away 4-1 to title chasing Kilfrush but in reality the score wasn’t a true reflection of the game with Newport failing to capitalise on some great chances, hitting the bar twice and finding the Kilfrush keeper in great form. This was the last league game for the lads and if other results go their way, they could finish in third place. All eyes are now on their cup semi-final away to Corbally in a couple of weeks time.
Sunday, April 8 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 3, Jack Foley 2, Darren Collins & Devon Ryan
The U17s have run into a rich vein of goalscoring form and this was reflected in 2 wins in 4 days against Aisling Annacotty in the league and cup. On Sunday Aisling were back in Derryleigh for the cup quarter-final and this time Newport ran out 7-3 winners with Jack O’Carroll 3, Jack Foley 2, Darren Collins & Devon Ryan on the score-sheet. Newport will now travel to play Corbally in the cup semi-final with nothing between the sides following two draws already in the league campaign.
Newport had played Aisling a few days earlier and ran out 6-0 winners, however the visitors had different playing personnel on the field today, so the previous result counted for nothing. Newport started the game very well and took an early lead in the 5th minute, when Jack O’Carroll was superbly positioned at the back post to head home a pinpoint cross from the left from Ciaran Flynn. However the lead was short-lived when Aisling were awarded a free-kick and Robert Duggan scored a great header but unfortunately it was into his own net. Darren Collins, who is making a steady return from a lengthy lay-off, scored a brilliant header from a Ciaran Flynn corner in the 13th minute to once again give Newport the lead, which was extended in the 34th minute when Jack Foley got on the end of a cross from Robert Duggan.
Newport were now playing very well all over the park, passing and moving with fluidity and showing grit & determination, which had not been as evident earlier in the season. In the 3oth minute, Jack O’Carroll finished a wonderful sweeping move that went the full length of the pitch with a number of players involved and ending with Jack Foley whipping in a brilliant ball into the box for the in-form Jack O’Carroll to clinically dispatch to the back of the net. Aisling pulled one back in the 34th minute, when they were awarded a penalty for a handball. Just 6 minutes later, Newport were awarded a penalty but unfortunately, Colin Coleman, did not connect with the ball as well as he’d have liked and his spot-kick went wide. 4-2 up at half-time and the home team were well worth the lead. Continue reading
Thursday, April 5 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2, Thomas O’Toole, Colm Carey, Jack Noble & Colin Coleman
On a miserable night in Derryleigh Park, Newport welcomed Aisling Annacotty in our second last league game of the campaign. It’s been a very disjointed season but the recent run of games is allowing us getting some consistency into our game and we were hoping to continue the recent run of good form against opposition who had beaten us earlier in the season in a game on which we simply did not perform.
The starting 11 saw us rest some of our U16 players who had won their league a few days earlier and have another game in 2 days time. With such a large squad, it’s great that we can rotate the squad and give everyone game time and rest as required.
Again, we were a little slow to start but we finally broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute when Thomas O’Toole was on hand to fire home his first goal of the season inside the penalty box. 19 minutes later Colin Coleman doubled the lead when he latched onto an excellent through ball from Jack Noble. With just 2 minutes remaining in the first half, it was Jack Noble’s turn to score when he rifled the ball past the Aisling keeper after a great ball into the box from Ciaran Flynn. 3-0 at half-time. Continue reading
Tuesday, March 27 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2, Jack Foley & Colm Carey
Following on from the incredible 7-7 draw away to Corbally 9 days previously, the 17s were back on home turf when they welcomed Regional Utd to Derryleigh Park. After a cagey opening, Newport opened the scoring when Jack Foley’s trusted left foot was put to good use when he fired past the Regional keeper. 12 minutes later Regional equalised but with 7 minutes remaining in the first half Colm Carey was on hand to score from lose range to give us a 2-1 half-time lead.
In the 56th minute, free-scoring Jack O’Carroll, who’s in great form for the U16 & U17 squads, was in the right place at the right time in the box to scored from a corner. In the 84th minute Jack O’Carroll was on the end of a great pass from Jack Foley and he superbly fired past the Regional keeper.
Regional scored a consolation goal late on but it was Newport who took all 3 points on offer. After an up & down campaign, the aim is to finish the season as high up the table as possible and to hopefully go on a decent cup run. Next up for the lads is a league game at home to Aisling Annacotty on Thurs, April 5 before a cup quarter-final against the same opposition on Sunday, April 8 in Derryleigh Park.
Match squad: Josh White, Colm Carey, Brendan McMahon, Robert Duggan, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Ciaran Flynn, Jack Noble, Devon Ryan, Sean Freeney, Jack Foley, Darren Collins, Jack O’Carroll, Cian O’Connell, Thomas O’Toole & Gavin Denihan.
Sunday, March 18 2018 (Athlunkard)
Scorers: Colin Coleman 3, Darren Collins 2, Ciaran Flynn & Jack Foley
What a game! 3-0 down after 15 minutes, 5-1 down at half-time and 7-4 down with 15 minutes to go, Newport U17s showed tremenduous fighting spirit and pride in the jersey to stage an incredible second half comeback to salvage a point in a 14 goal thriller, when we scored in the final minute to make it a 7-7 draw.
Supposedly dead & buried at half-time and after a very frank & honest half-time team talk, the lads knew that they simply hadn’t performed in the first half and to a man, every player including the subs gave their all in the second half. It’s not possible to put into words what a rollercoaster of a game this was in awful wintry conditions. Some great goals, great tackles, excellent football but above all great heart from Newport was there for all to see. Colin Coleman was the hat-trick hero but Darren Collins, who came on at half-time, showed how much he was missed all season, in his first game back after a lengthy lay-off due to injury, with a superb display in midfield and also contributing with two great goals. Ciaran Flynn also scored a great goal and it was Jack Foley who popped up with a great finish in the last minute to salvage the draw. Impossible to name a man of the match as it was a shared effort. Well done to both sets of players for a great game in the conditions. Bad for the heart though! Well done lads.
Match squad: Josh White, Colm Carey, Brendan McMahon, Robert Duggan, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Ciaran Flynn, Jack Noble, Devon Ryan, Sean Freeney, Colin Coleman. Subs – Jack Foley, Darren Collins, Jack O’Carroll, Cian O’Connell, Thomas O’Toole,