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, FAI Youth Cup, Rd 3, Newport Town AFC 0-1 Maree Oranmore (Galway League)

U18 Squad v Maree Oranmore

U18 Squad v Maree Oranmore

Sunday, December 3 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

A large and supportive crowd attended Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon for the FAI Youth Cup third round game between Newport Town AFC and Maree Oranmore of the Galway League. The prize on offer to the winners was advancement to the last 16 of this prestigious national competition. Maree Oranmore FC were a bit of an unknown quantity but within a few minutes of kick-off it was clear to see that they were a serious outfit. The start of the game was a cagey affair but the visitors took the lead in the 17th minute when Newport failed to clear the ball from defence and despite keeper, Brendan Coffey’s excellent block from a close range shot, it was the the Galway side’s player who reacted quickest to the breaking ball and made no mistake in putting them in front.

Maree Oranmore continued to ramp up the pressure in the first half and Newport rode their luck at times but stood firm to stop the visitors extending their lead. Newport had no real clear-cut chances in the first 45 minutes but went into the dressing rooms at half time knowing that they were still firmly in the game. Continue reading

Oscar Traynor Youths Trials

Well done to our U18 players, Devlin Courtney, Elliott Slattery & Troy Porter, who have been called up for trials for the Limerick Oscar Traynor squad this coming Sunday in U.L. Best of luck lads.

Munster Youth Cup, Round 1, Kilfrush 2-0 Newport Town AFC

U18 v Kilfrush Sept 17 2017
Sunday, September 17 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

The Youths were out last Sunday in the Munster Youth Cup, the lads were handed a tough fixture against Premier Division side, Kilfrush Crusaders. After a fast start from Kilfrush, Newport played their way into the game, chances were at a premium for both teams and Newport were unlucky to go in a goal down at half time. Newport battled hard in the second half but were unable to make the pressure count, as the game opened up late on Kilfrush scored a second. This is the youths first defeat of the season and can hold their heads high after a good team performance.

FAI Junior and Munster Cup Draws

The draws have been made for the FAI Junior and Munster Cups.

FAI Junior Cup:
Round 1 – Kilfrush Crusaders v Newport Town AFC (Sunday, September 24, 10.30am)

FAI Youth Cup:
Newport have received a bye in round 1

Munster Junior Cup:
Round 1 – Parkville 1-3 Newport Town AFC
Round 2 – Hill Celtic v Newport Town AFC

1st Round games to be played on or before 14th / 15th October 2017
2nd Round games to be played on or before 18th / 19th November 2017

Munster Youth Cup:
Round 1 – Newport Town AFC 0-2 Kilfrush

1st Round games to be played on or before 30th Sept / 1st Oct 2017
2nd Round games to be played on or before 4th / 5th Nov 2017

U18, Div 2, Charleville 2-3 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, September 2 2017 (Charleville)

Scorers: Devlin Courtney 2 & Darren Hanley

The Youth team travelled to Charleville last Saturday evening for their latest league game. Conditions were tough to say the least with wind and rain arriving prior to kick off. Newport were under pressure early on but kept a spirited Charleville at bay. After 20 minutes Newport settled and started to play some good football. Newport scored their first goal on 30 minutes after Darragh Hanley collected a ball out from defence, turned and played a super ball in over the top for Devlin Courtney who showed a great turn of pace to pull away from 3 defenders to slot past the on rushing keeper. Three minutes later Newport were 2 up after some ping pong in the Charleville box, the ball came out to Devlin who connected with a first time volley, sent the ball through a crowd of bodies and into the back of the net. Troy Porter was unlucky not to score as great pressure from our forward pair caused a mistake in the Charleville defence, his shot going narrowly wide.

Newport got their third a minute before half time as Darragh lobbed the keeper with a superbly taken shot. Charleville made a number of substitutions at half time and were a much tougher opposition in the second half. In worsening conditions Charleville scored on 60 minutes and again on 78 minutes to leave the game on a knife edge. But through great determination and team work the lads held out for a victory. Next game away to Knockainey this Wednesday the 6th at 6.30.

U18, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 8 – 1 Regional Utd B

Tuesday, August 23 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Elliott Slattery 3, Troy Porter 3, James Rochford & Devlin Courtney

The Youths continued the good start to the season with a win against Regional B in Derryleigh last Tuesday evening. The lads were quickly off the mark with Elliott Slattery climbing highest to connect with a James Lynch corner for 1-nil on the sixth minute. Elliott had his second 3 minutes later with another header again from a James Lynch cross. Next on the scoresheet was Troy Porter (30min) his deft touch taking him away from 2 defenders and an unstoppable shot giving the keeper no chance. Elliott had his hat trick on 38mins after Jordan Mooney was taken down in the box after a surging run. Troy had his second on 41mins finishing well when the ball came to him from a free kick floated over the defence. The scoring continued into the second half with James Rochford continuing his fine scoring run with a neat finish from 12 yards. Regional pulled 1 back on 60 mins against the run of play. Newport had their second hat trick hero on 71mins as Troy pounced on a through ball from Jack Connolly. The lads showed no sign of letting up with Devlin Courtney scoring their eighth goal on 81mins. Next game Tuesday 29th away to Shelbourne.