U11 Greens v Summerville Sept 24 2016

U11 Greens 2016/2017

U11 Blues v Fairview Sept 24 2016

U11 Blues 2016/2017

Managers: Cathriona O’Brien & Dave Grant

Training Times: Wednesday (6.00-7.00pm)

Fixtures, results and league tables for Schoolboys teams will be available throughout the season on http://www.limerickdistrictschoolboyleague.net/.

U11 Blues, Newport Town AFC v Carew Park (non-competitive)

U11 Blues v Carew Park April 5 2017
Wednesday, April 5 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport U11 Blue Team hosted Carew Park on Wednesday evening in Derryleigh Park in what was a cracking game. Newport started brightly with Ciaran Carey dominating midfield. All the team was working hard with Dylan Jones and Aaron Joyce constantly making great runs and putting the Carew Park defence under pressure. This paid off in the 10th minute when Conor Molamphy finished to the net. Newport continued to press and were rewarded shortly after when Aaron Joyce scored a great goal from a brilliant through ball delivered by Ciaran Carey. At the other end Damien O’Brien and James Delahunty were dominant and Conor Molamphy was putting in his usual strong performance in midfield. Just before half time Luke Kennedy put in 2 great corners with Martin McCabe finishing to the net from the second corner with a confident finish. Continue reading

U11 Blues, Newport Town AFC v Aisling Annacotty (non-competitive)

U11 Blues v AislingFeb 11 2017
Saturday, February 11 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

On Saturday morning Newport U11 Blue team hosted Aisling Annacotty in a sunny but cold Derryleigh Park in what was a game of two half’s. Newport started slow and Aisling controlled the first 10 minutes of the game. Newport started to get more into the half with Conor Molumphy bringing a great save from the opposition goalkeeper. Cillian Collins in the Newport goals made a number of very good saves before Annacotty hit the back of the net twice in a short period of time. Ciaran Carey then made a great run but was again denied by their goalkeeper. Newport were now getting more of the ball with David O’Brien and Nathan Kepple doing well in Midfield. Continue reading

U11 Blues, Newport Town AFC v Parkville (non-competitive)

U11 Blues v Parkville Jan 14 2017

Saturday, January 14 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

On Saturday morning last Newport’s U11 Blue team hosted Parkville at Derryleigh in a very competitive game. Newport started slowly and it took a few minutes for the team to get going but when they did they played the best football we have seen them play so far this season. After 8 minutes Nathan Kepple who had his best game so far for Newport won a free which Ciaran Carey buried in the back of the net. That was followed by a great move which was finished by Conor Molumphy with style. Parkville put us under pressure but Damien O’Brien and James Delahunty as always starred in defence. Senan Ryan pulled off a very good save before Parkville scored on the stroke of halftime. The second half began with Newport starting brightly with Dylan Jones joining the attack and nearly scoring from a cross. Luke Kennedy, who had a strong game in central midfield, was unlucky not to score shortly after as the Parkville goalie pulled off a string of great saves. Continue reading

U11 Greens, Newport Town AFC v Granville Rangers (non-competitive)

U11 Greens v Granville Jan 14 2017
Saturday, January 14 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

It was the first game of the year for the U11 greens and Newport were home to Granville Rangers. It was a perfect morning for soccer and this was reflected by the great turnout of players.

It was clear to see from the off that Granville were a very strong side, however Newport got off to a great start with great pieces of play from David Whelton, Darragh Meaney and Evan Moran putting the Granville midfield under pressure and with four minutes on the clock a well timed pass to Adam Power saw Newport a goal up. Continue reading

U11 Blues, Mungret Regional v Newport Town AFC Blues (non-competitive)

U11 Blues v Mungret Dec 3 2016
Saturday, December 3 2016 (Mungret)

Newport U11 Blue team were in action away against Mungret on Saturday. In a competitive and composed performance, Newport had one of their best displays of the season so far.

From the start Newport looked busy with our midfielder Alex O’Neill moving the ball quickly up to our centre forward Dylan Jones who shot narrowly wide early on. James Delahunty was his usual composed self at the left side of defence and everything was going well until Mungret hit us on a counter attack and scored a great goal after 8 minutes.

Newport drove on from here and quickly replied from a Conor Molumphy goal after being sent through by a smart Ciaran Carey pass. Shortly after that David O’Brien scored a great goal after again good work by our midfielders. Newport weren’t finished with the first half and the impressive Dara McGrath buried a cracker of a goal from 20 yards leaving the impressive Mungret goalie with no chance. Mungret upped their game in the second half and strong defending from Conor Sweeney and a smart save from Martin McCabe kept the Newport goals intact. Both Conor Molumphy and Ciaran Carey went close again for Newport before Conor scored again in the 21 minute. This was followed 2 minutes later with a great team goal which was clinically finished by the hard working Cillian Collins.

Newport Squad: Alex O Neill (Capt), Conor Molumphy, Martin McCabe, David O’Brien, Ciaran Carey, Dylan Jones, James Delahunty, Cillian Collins, Conor Sweeney & Dara McGrath

U11 Blues, Janesboro v Newport Town AFC Blues (non-competitive)

Saturday, November 5 2016 (Pearse Stadium)

An 11 goal thriller was to be seen in Pearse Stadium in Janesboro. The first half saw some good offensive play from both teams and also some excellent goalkeeping from both goalkeepers. Early in the first half, Senan Ryan was forced to make some brilliant saves from promising Janesboro attacks. Despite consecutive saves from Senan, Janesboro hit the post which led to the first goal of the match. This goal gave Janesboro the upper hand as they kept applying pressure to the Newport defenders. However, Newport tried to regain a hold on the game with a long range effort from Ciaran Carey which went narrowly wide. Against the run of play and despite excellent defending by Alex o Neill, Janesboro got a second goal. The tide turned as Newport began putting pressure on Janesboro. Long shots by Conor Molamphy and great hassling by the Newport strikers created a goal from a long range effort by David O Brien. Aaron Joyce was exceptional that day by breaking up the Janesboro attack which eased the pressure on our defenders. The pressure became too much for Newport as Janesboro ran through and scored another goal. Approaching half time Janesboro were awarded a penalty. Even though Senan Ryan made an amazing save, the luck was with the Janesboro striker as the ball bounced in front of him and he passed the ball into the Newport net.
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U11 Greens, Caherconlish v Newport Town AFC Greens (non-competitive)

U11 Greens v Caherconlish Nov 5 2016
On a bright and fresh Saturday morning the Newport U-11 green team travelled to take on Caherconlish.

Newport kicked off with a strong wind behind them and attacked from the off but a strong Caherconlish defence and a very good goalkeeper kept the Newport attacks at bay for a long period of the first half, eventually though a goal was scored when Adam Power picked the ball up out wide and ran in on goal finishing with a shot from an almost impossible acute angle.

Caherconlish were never out of it and our defenders during the half Evan Keogh, Stephen Ryan, Owen Grant and James Anderson were kept busy dealing with wave after wave of counter attacks. Anything that got past the defence our dependable goalkeeper Darragh Gavin was on hand to deal with including spectacularly tipping over a shot that was heading into the top left hand corner of his goal.

Eventually Newport got a second when Evan Moran picked the ball up at the edge of the box and fired in an unstoppable shot.

The second half was always going to be a hard fought affair as Newport took on the strong Caherconlish team against the wind but the team worked extremely hard to keep their opponents at bay and a lot of credit must go to the hard work and running our midfielders of Conor O’Brien, Darragh Meaney, David Whelton, Evan Keogh and Evan Moran put in to help the defence out while still supporting our lone forward Adam Power in attack. Adam again had an excellent game and looked a real threat every time he got the ball. Newport completed the scoring late on in the game when David Whelton popped up to shoot home from outside the box.

Squad on the day: Evan Keogh (captain) Evan Moran, Darragh Gavin, Darragh Meaney, Conor O’Brien, Owen Grant, James Anderson, David Whelton, Stephen Ryan and Adam Power

U11 Green, Aisling Annacotty v Newport Town AFC Greens (non-competitive)

U1 Greens v Aisling Oct 22 2016
Saturday, October 22 2016 (Newtown Park, Castletroy)

Newport’s under 11’s were away today to Aisling Annacotty and were the team to settle first and put the home team under pressure.

Defensively Newport were proving very hard to penetrate, Owen Grant and James Anderson in the backs worked very well together with some great tackles.

Darragh Gavin in Goals made some great saves and kept the game scoreless.

Great linkup and attacking play from midfielders Darragh Meaney, Evan Moran and Conor O’Brien had the Aisling team under pressure and working hard to defend. Continue reading

U11 Blue, Shelbourne FC v Newport Town AFC Blues (non-competitive)

U11 Blues v Shelbourne Oct 8 2016
On Saturday morning Newport U11 Blue team made the journey to play Shelbourne in what was a game that Newport dominated but over the course of the game, both sides could not be separated. Newport started brightly and dominated possession but could not make the break through. In fact it was Shelbourne who nearly took the lead in the 10th minute but Luke Kennedy in goals made an excellent save. Newport were back on top again and nearly scored through Conor Molumphy after good work by Dylan Jones but from the breaking ball Shelbourne attacked and scored. A similar situation arose 3 minutes later when a cross from the opposing team ended up in the back of the net off the foot of a Newport player. This seemed to light the spark in Newport and a move started by the dependable David O’Brien in defence ended with a mazy run by Conor Molumphy who buried it in the bottom corner. As usual Damien O’Brien and Martin McCabe were driving the team forward before the half time whistle.

As the second half started Newport again took control with James Delahunty having his best game yet this season at left back urging the team forward. Newport were creating chance after chance but between good defending and solid goalkeeping the home team were still in the lead. Good movement from our forward Nathan Kepple kept Newport in the hunt and with 2 minutes to go the hardworking Ciaran Carey drove the ball past the keeper to the back of the net. It was no more than the team deserved and with their never say die attitude it was a great lesson for all the players going forward for the rest of the season. When the game was over the ref approached both teams and said it was the best U11 game he was at all season, so a big well done to Cathriona and all the players.

Report by Ollie Kennedy.

U11 Blues, Newport Town AFC Blues v Fairview Rangers (non-competitive)

U11 Blues v Fairview Sept 24 2016

A damp but happy U11 Blues Squad

Newport U11 Blue team welcomed Fairview Rangers to Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning last in what had to be the worst conditions possible. The wind and rain battered the players but despite all of this the team produced their best performance of the season with skill and more importantly teamwork at the core of another great game.

Despite going behind from a great strike in the 5th minute, Newport were playing the better football with again a back three of Luke Kennedy in goals, David O’Brien and James Delahunty putting in an assured and solid display. Damien O’Brien again was the driving force in a defensive midfield role where he was supported superbly by our wingers of Ciaran Carey and Conor Molumphy. It was Conor who made the breakthrough for Newport in the 9th minute and added to this again in the 16th minute, this was followed by another goal from Ciaran Carey on the 20th minute. Dylan Jones showed some great skill to set up Conor Molumphy who shot narrowly wide as the first half drew to a close. Continue reading