U12A Squad 2017/2018

U12B Squad 2017/2018

U12A Managers: Steve Molamphy, Adam Keane & Jay Madden

U12 B Manager: Dave Grant

Training Times: Wednesday, 6-7pm, B team & 7-8pm, A team (Freigh)
and Friday, 6-7pm (Astro)

Year of Birth for 2017/2018: 2006 or later

U12 Premier, Mungret Regional A 1-1 Newport Town AFC A

Saturday, December 9 2017 (Mungret)

Scorer: Ciaran Carey

It was a cold, frosty trip to Mungret that held high hopes for Newport as they had previously overcome Mungret this season. The match began with Mungret Regional applying pressure from the very start. Newport typically start slowly and we saw some passing was going astray due to the heavy ground conditions early on. Mungret were to capitalize and were ahead with the second minute. A fine shot from a breaking Mungret mid fielder hit the bottom of the post, past a fully outstretched Luke Kennedy, with the rebound being finished to the net.

The Newport team overcame the initial shock and got to work straight away. The Newport defence of Damien O’Brien, James Anderson and Darragh Meaney now steadied proceedings and with Conor Molamphy and Evan Moore in the centre of midfield spreading passes wide to Adam Power and Ciaran Carey, Newport turned the tide quickly and found themselves on the front foot after 10 minutes. Some superb football was now being played and Newport’s passing and moving game began to worry the Mungret defence. Newport now began finding themselves through on goal more and more only to be called for marginal offside. But it was some sublime passing from the midfield duo of Evan Moran and Conor Molamphy which saw a through ball to the feet of the ever-dangerous James Moloney. James’s shot was blocked by a Mungret defender and it was Ciaran Carey who (seemed always to be in the right place at the right time) pounced and blasted the ball home into the Mungret net on the 17th minute. Continue reading

LDSL Schoolboy Cup Draws

The LDSL Cup Draws have been made for the U12 to U16 age groups along with the groupings for the U12 Div 3 and U16 Div 1 League Cups. Dates and times to be confirmed. Click the following link to see the draws. 2017-2018 LDSL Cup Draws

U12, Div 3, Pike Rovers B 2-1 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, September 16 2017 (Pike Field)

Scorer: Nathan Keppel

On Saturday afternoon Newport u12B’s travelled into Limerick to take on Pike Rovers. A tough game was expected as Pike had easily won their opening 3 games, scoring 25 goals in the process while only conceding 1.Pike started the match as expected in all-out attack mode and unfortunately Newport found themselves a goal behind after 5 minutes. The loss of the early goal stung Newport into action and their defence well marshalled by Darragh Gavin and backed up by James Delahunty and Owen Grant soon got the measure of the Pike attackers and anything that got through the defence was dealt with by our superb goalkeeper Jack Hayes, this in turn allowed our midfield of Paddy Hussey, Stephen Ryan, Evan Keogh and Joe Crowley to start to influence the game while our lone forward Conor O’Brien kept the Pike defence pinned down with his excellent running. Continue reading