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U12A Squad 2016/2017

U12B v Corbally Aug 31 2016

U12B Squad 2016/2017

U12 A Managers: Dave Brett & Richard Egan

U12 B Managers: Andy Gleeson & Mike Lyons

Training Times: Monday & Wednesday (7.00 – 8.00pm)

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

U12, Premier, Newport Town AFC 0 – 0 Corbally United

Monday, April 24 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

The under 12’s hosted Corbally at Derryleigh on Monday night. On the back of a great win only two days ago Newport were ready for action once again. The team were under no illusions that this game was not going to be any easier. There was an air of confidence around the dressing room and another three points were on offer.

The last time these two teams met, Corbally comfortably won and Newport wanted to make things even. The first half performance was almost a carbon copy of the previous game as Newport gave a sturdy workman like display. Impressive once again, Jack Ryan was in fine form dishing out strong challenges at left back. Joey Lillis’ form at right back has been an added boost of late too. Daire Cantillon and David Healy are forming a formidable partnership at centre back. To all of the team’s credit Captain Mark Forde has been very quiet between the sticks. Sean Reddington plays with great energy in front of Jack and in the first half won numerous free kicks on the left. As a result Daire fired some teasing deliveries into the box and Newport looked dangerous from set pieces. This is something that Newport have failed to capitalise on all season, but in the last two outings there have been plenty of corners and free kicks. Conor Brett served up at least two tantalising corners for the boys to attack. Ciarán Carey gave the Duracell Bunny a run for his money once again and was a constant menace on the right. Corbally made early changes in the first half and had to introduce the big guns from the bench to combat the strong hold that Aaron Coleman had on the game from midfield.

The first half display was of a standard that justifies the place Newport hold amongst the teams in the Premier league. Half time 0-0. Continue reading

U12, Premier, Newport Town AFC 1 – 0 Shelbourne

Saturday, April 22 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorer: O.G.

Newport hosted Shelbourne on Saturday at high noon in Derryleigh Park. As the home side, Newport knew that today’s match was as good a chance as any to get some points on the board.

As the game swung into action it was clear that Newport were ready for the task. Plenty of pressure in the final third for the boys resulted in tally of 9 first half corners.

As Newport attacked Ciarán Carey went close with a rather impressive bicycle kick. An Aaron Coleman free kick caused panic in the box and Conor Brett shot wide from distance. The work ethic produced by the team in the first half was arguably the best of the season. Daire Cantillon and David Healy were solid in central defence and Joey Lillis and Jack Ryan were producing tackles and forward passes to Ciaran and Sean that initiated many Newport attacks. The goal came at the right time for Newport as Ciarán chased a through ball on the right and forced the Shelbourne left back to play the ball into his own net. As the first half came to an end it was clear that Newport were the better team as Mark Forde rarely touched the ball in goals.
During the break the team were reminded of the task ahead and to protect the lead and see out the job in hand. Continue reading

U12, Div 2 Cup, 1st Round, Mungret Regional C 1 – 7 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, April 8 2017 (Mungret)

Newport scorers: Alex O’Toole 3, David O’Brien 2, Taylor McGill & Brian Corrigan

We travelled to Mungret on a glorious sunny morning on Saturday last. We were in good spirits and good numbers for this cup game. We started very well in this game & created some good early chances. Alex O’Toole captained the side & lead from the front with a good 1st goal from a great set up by Robbie Murray down the right. David O’Brien was a rock for us in midfield stopping all of Mungret’s attacks from the middle & from a great tackle from David we set up our 2nd goal which Taylor McGill slotted home. We pushed on from here & added a 3rd through Alex O’Toole once again with a typical striker’s goal poaching in the box. Mungret pulled 1 back but Alex replied straight away to get his hat trick before halftime. Going in at half time 4-1 up really gave us great confidence. Continue reading

U12 Premier, Limerick FC 2 – 2 Newport Town AFC A

Saturday, March 18 2017 (Hogan Park)

Newport scorer: Conor Brett 2

Newport secured a very valuable point away to Limerick in a very competitive battle on Saturday morning. It took a last minute equaliser from Conor Brett to secure the point but it was well deserved. The result sees then move up to 8th in the league and gives them a great chance of staying up in the Premier Division.

Newport played with the wind in a blustery Hogan Park and the first 10 or 15 minutes was nip and tuck with both sides making half chances. Newport’s first chance came through Conor Brett but the keeper turned his shot behind for a corner. At the other end Mark Forde made a couple of important saves and also came off his line well to claim dangerous balls in behind. Ahead of him Michael Gibson and Ryan Madden were playing well in the centre of defence making a number of important interceptions and playing the ball forward. Jack Ryan and Sean Reddington were covering well in the full back areas. Continue reading

U12 Div 2, Regional United C 0 – 3 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, February 18 2017 (Dooradoyle)

Newport scorers: Alex O’Toole 2 & Mikey Carroll

We travelled to Dooradoyle to play regional in the away leg of our league fixture on Saturday afternoon The spirits are high in the team at the moment because we are on a really good run with 4 wins in a row which has brought us into challenge for promotion. We started this game really well with chances from Senan Ryan & Robbie Murray who were exceptional today with some great runs on the wings. David O’Brien played centre midfield & bossed the game from start to finish with some great tackling & even better passing. It was from David’s pass that our in-form striker Alex O’Toole, who has 22 goals in a 11 games for us, put away a beautiful through ball and finished it past the keeper with a cool finish. Our defence of PJ Lenihan, Mikey Carroll, Tommy Lyons & Jamie Gleeson was rock solid, not letting any of the attacks from Regional through & when our keeper Chris Maloney was called upon to make a save he dealt with everything. Our 2nd goal came from an exceptional run from PJ Lenihan up the right wing from which he found Alex O’Toole in space & he finished past the keeper. We kept our strong intensity going in the 2nd half & created chance after chance & when the ball broke from the Regional box our capta. We travelled with 5 subs & everyone of them came on & gave 100% . The game finished 3-0 but we could have had a lot more.

An absolutely cracking performance from the lads. Mike Lyons, Shane Lenihan & I (Andrew Gleeson) are very proud of the lads. Let’s keep it going. See ye Monday at training.

Man of the Match – PJ Lenihan

Squad:- Chris Maloney, PJ Lenihan, Mike Carroll (c), Tommy Lyons, Jamie Gleeson, Robbie Murray, David O’Brien, Senan Ryan, Alex O’Toole, Claude Powell, Ronan O’Connell, Darragh Manning, Paddy Hussey, Brían Corrigan

Report by Andy Gleeson