Monday, March 30 (Mungret)
Newport travelled to Mungret for their first evening kick-off of the season. The team were full of hope, given their strong second half finish to the last game.
Bryan won the toss and Town played with the wind and downhill in the first half. Within minutes Newport were bearing in on goal and Michael fired a blistering strike (wind assisted) just over the bar. Mungret were playing well and started to come into the game. The defence held firm with Ruadh, Mark and Alex keeping them at bay. Newport raced down the left and Bryan and Sean played a couple of one/two’s and forced a corner. Newport’s first goal started from the back, Ruadh passed neatly to Sean through the middle and the move was finished superbly by Cillian who struck from the right of the box. Continue reading
Monday, March 30 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U10’s took on Regional Utd in wet and windy conditions on Monday Evening. It was not an evening suitable for constructive football but the team battled hard and tried to pass the ball around.
The first half was a cagey affair with a couple of chances on both ends. Daire Cantillon, Conor Malampy and Conor Brett all had shots on targets but Newport continued to searched for the breakthrough. The half time score was 0-0. Continue reading
Saturday, March 21st, Mungret
Newport U10 Reds took on Mungret Regional B’s on Saturday afternoon. The squad was down to the bare bones due to sickness and players being unavailable. We had 10 players at the start of the match with 1 further player leaving at half time. This was cutting it a little fine for a 9 a side game.
However Newport started well and the back three and midfield were winning their tackles in the early stages to keep Newport on the front foot. Paddy Hussey was unlucky to have a goal ruled out for offside as Newport looked to capitalise on their early dominance. Gradually Mungret played their way into the game and took the lead when a ball played in behind the back three was finished to the net. Mungret had a couple of other shots in the first half but John Lee in the Newport goal dealt with these comfortably. Continue reading
Saturday, March 21st, Derryleigh Park
Newport under 10’s Greens, restarted their nine a-side non-competitive league this week. Saturday’s visitors were Parkville. The weather was ideal in Derryleigh and there was a sense of excitement in the air as the team warmed up in the sunshine.
Parkville won the toss and elected to change ends and play with the sun against their backs. The early exchanges were energetic and the boys tried their best to work the ball through the thirds of the pitch. Ciarán, played in Michael who raced from the half way line past the defenders and forced a quality save from the keeper. The rebound fell kindly to Michael, but he blazed over from six yards. Parkville drew first blood with a speculative shot through a crowded area, which beat Chris to the bottom corner. Shortly after, Michael again raced through, only for his effort to miss to the right of the goal. Parkville mounted a few attacks of their own but more than met their match in Ruadh, Mark and Tommy patrolling the backline. The visitors were lucky to make to take a two goal lead after a weak shot bobbled in front of the keeper and trickled in to the net. Continue reading
Saturday, March 7
The Under 10’s finished their mid season futsal tournament with a flourish. Up against the likes of Caherdavin, Pike Rovers, Shelbourne and Geraldines, all of the opposition today are long established Premier teams and boy did those teams meet their match today!
Newport are growing in confidence week on week. Once again Newport were fast out of the blocks creating chance after chance. All three teams scoring goals and having fun all the way. A special mention to John Lee who recorded three clean sheets in goals for his team, earning him the nickname “Egyptian Cotton”. Continue reading
Saturday, February 28 (Galvone)
This morning, the Newport Town AFC under 10 boys, played at the indoor Futsal blitz in Galvone.
Three teams are competing every Saturday honing their skills. Coached by Dave, Tony and Richard. This group of approximately 30 boys are quietly becoming a real force out on the pitch. Continue reading
If you have a son or nephew that might want to give it a try come up any Friday at 7pm to the astro turf in Derryleigh Park.
Great way to make new friends!