U18 Squad 2017/2018

Manager: Ailbe Coffey
Assistants: Adrian Hurley, Don Houlihan, Lar Kennedy & Tim Coffey
Team Captain: To be confirmed

Scheduled Training Times: Tuesday, 9-10pm (Astro) & Friday, 7-8pm (Freigh)

Year of Birth for 2017/2018: 2000 or later

You can keep up to date on all things relating to Limerick Junior Soccer on the LDL website.

U18 Div 2 League Play-Off, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Charleville

U18 League Champions
Sunday, May 27 2018 (Charleville)

Scorers: James Rochford, Nathan Hartigan, Darren Collins & Devlin Courtney

Well done to our U18s who ended the season as Div 2 League Champions following their 4-3 League Play-Off win away to Charleville on Sunday morning. Goals from from Devlin Courtney, James Rochford, Nathan Hartigan & Darren Collins were enough to ensure that the league title made its way to Derryleigh Park for the first time. This was the first league title won by any of our junior sides in 23 years and it was hard-won. Going into the game, Charleville were warm favourites as they had led the league for most of the season and had won the cup two weeks ago. Also in their favour was the home venue as they won the toss and the game was played on the astro-turf in Fitzgerald Park. Newport decided to throw the form book out the window and started the game at a million miles an hour, pressing the home team all over the park. Newport raced into a 2-0 lead within 20 minutes and Charleville didn’t know what had hit them. The home team then grew into the game and got a goal back, however Newport continued to press and scored another two goals to make it 4-1 at half-time.

Everyone expected Charleville to provide a fight-back in the second half and this they did. They scored two goals without reply to make the score 4-3 and set-up a tense and exciting end to the game. Both sides had more chances to score but fortunately Newport held firm to secure a historic and long-overdue win for a junior side.

Elliott Slattery, Newport Captain and recently selected as the Limerick District League U18 Div 2 Player of the Year was delighted to accept the Noonan Cup on behalf of the club and his team-mates. A large contingent of this squad have been with Newport since they were 5 or 6 years of age and this was a great way to finish off their time as underage players. We now hope to see lots of these players contine their football journey with our junior sides in the years to come. Well done also to the management team of Ailbe Coffey, Adrian Hurley, Don Houlihan & Tim Coffey and to the various managers & coaches who worked with them as schoolboy players.

U18, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 7-0 Shelbourne

Tuesday, May 22 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Darren Collins 2, Devlin Courtney, Jack Connolly, Elliott Slattery, Darren Hanley & O.G

Well done to the U18 Youths, who have made it through to the Div 2 League Playoff following their 7-0 win over Shelbourne this evening in Derryleigh Park. Goals from Darren Collins 2, Devlin Courtney, Jack Connolly, Elliott Slattery, Darren Hanley & O.G. ensured that the lads will play Charleville next Sunday morning in a winner-takes-all playoff. The kick-off is 11am with the venue to be confirmed.

Limerick League Junior Teams of the Season

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

U18 Div 2 Cup Semi-Final, Newport Town AFC 1-2 Charleville

U18 v Charleville Semi-Final May 8 2018
Tuesday, May 8 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Elliott Slattery

Hard luck to our U18s who were defeated 2-1 by Charleville in this evening’s Cup semi-final in Derryleigh Park. Elliott Slattery scored a penalty for Newport.

U18, Ger Ryan Youth Cup, Kilfrush 1-2 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, April 15 2018 (Elton)

Scorers: Colin Coleman & Troy Porter

The Youths recorded an impressive 2-1 quarter-final win away to Div 1 side Kilfrush in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup on Sunday afternoon with goals from Colin Coleman & Troy Porter. The reward is a semi-final visit to Pike Rovers this coming Sunday at 11am.