U18 v Geraldines Oct 9 2016

U18 Squad 2016/2017

Manager: Cyril O’Neill

Assistant Manager: Chris Madden

Team Captain: Aaron O’Neill

Scheduled Training Times: Friday (8.00 – 9.30pm)

Year of Birth for 2016/2017: 1999

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U18 Div 2 Cup Semi-Final, Star Rvs 4 – 1 Newport Town AFC

U18 v Star April 16 2017
Sunday, April 16 2017 (Lee Estate)

Newport scorer: Aaron O’Neill

The U18s lost their cup semi-final on a 4-1 scoreline away to Star Rovers on Sunday afternoon. Newport, missing a number of players due to injury and unavailability, failed to get into their stride and the concession of two early goals gave them a mountain to climb. The consolation goal was scored by Aaron O’Neill. The 18s next game is away to Geraldines this Thursday at 6.30pm followed by another hame at home to Kilmallock on Sunday at 2pm.

U18, Ger Ryan Youth Cup, Newport Town AFC 1 – 7 Mungret Regional

Sunday, January 8 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorer: Cian Power

The U18s welcomed Premier League outfit Mungret Regional to Derryleigh Park and before the game hopes were high that Newport could cause an upset after recently pushing Mungret very close in the Munster Youths Cup. However Mungret showed their class by running out comfortable 7-1 winner with Cian Power scoring a consolation for Newport. Things might have been different if the woodwork had not denied Newport on three separate occasions in the first half but overall it was a bad day at the office and Mungret were deserving winners.

U18 Munster Youth Cup, Newport Town AFC 2 – 3 Mungret Regional

U18 v Mungret Regional Dec 11 2016
Sunday, December 11 2016 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Devlin Courtney & Adam Keane

Our U18s bowed out of the Munster Youths Cup when they lost out 3-2 at home to Premier League outfit Mungret Regional. Despite a battling performance, the lads were behind from the very first minute after conceding a very early goal and then fell 2-0 behind in the 14th minute. We then had a chance to pull one back from the penalty spot in the 16th minute but the Mungret keeper pulled off a good save to deny us. Newport did close the gap in the 27th minute when Devlin Courtney scored. The second half was a very close game but Newport went down 3-1 down in the 80th minute. Adam Keane scored to pull one back in the 83rd minute. Unfortunately despite a couple of close chances, Newport could not score the equaliser to take the game into extra time, losing the game 2-3.

U18 Div 2, Star Rvs 2 – 3 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, December 4 2016 (Lee Estate)

Newport scorers: Elliott Slattery (P), Evan Arnold & Nathan Hartigan

The U18s staged a great comeback after being 2-0 down away to Star Rovers to win the game 3-2, with goals from Elliott Slattery, Evan Arnold & Nathan Hartigan.

U18, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 0 – 5 Charleville

Sunday, November 6 2016 (Derryleigh Park)

Today was Newport U18’s first game for several weeks and saw them take the field in Derryleigh Park against Charleville FC. If Newport had won this game they could have gone top but it wasn’t to be with Charleville scoring after 7 mins from a corner.

Newport struggled to get their usual game going and found the break over the last few weeks hard to get back to the high tempo game they had adopted. By half time Newport were down by that single goal without really playing. They took the field in the second half but found themselves 2 down after conceding a penalty. Newport made several changes trying to come back into the game but gave away two more penalties to go 4 down. This wasn’t the end of the scoring with Charleville pressing looking for a fifth and were rewarded with 15 minutes to go and finishing the game with a 5 nil win. This was just not Newport’s day but they will bounce back from this and no doubt use the hurt of this game as motivation for their next match.