U13B Squad 2017/18

U13A v Carew Park Feb 2 2018

U13A Squad 2017-2018

U13 A Managers: Dave Brett & Richard Egan

U13 B Managers: Andy Gleeson & Mike Lyons

Training Times: Monday, 7-8pm (Astro) & Wednesday, 7-8pm (Freigh)

Year of Birth for 2017/2018: 2005 or later

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

U13 Div 1, Newport Town AFC A 3-1 Carew Park

U13A v Carew Park Feb 2 2018
Saturday, February 3 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Aaron Coleman, Conor Brett & O.G.

A full 3 months after their last game Newport U13a team got their season back up and running again with a hard fought 3-1 win against Carew Park. Starting the game level on points with Carew this was an important win and keeps up Newport’s good run of form.

After a long layoff it took a while for the game to get going. There were a few half chances early on. The best chance fell to Ryan O’Keefe who saw his shot saved by the Carew Park keeper.

Newport grew into the game as it the half developed. Jack Ryan and David Healy were dominating at the back and were well supported by Chris Egan and Conor Jones. Conor Brett and Aaron Coleman were winning the midfield battle with Conor Malamphy and Ciaran Carey making good ground on the wings. Ryan O’Keefe was playing well further up the field than usual in the number 10 position while man of the match Alex O’Toole lead the line very effectively and won the ball back high up the pitch on a number of occasions.

Newport took the lead towards the end of the first half when Aaron Coleman made a driving run into the box before been taken down to win a penalty. Aaron took the penalty himself and coolly finished into the corner. Newport were 1-0 up at half time.

U13 Div 3, Aisling Annacotty C 3-3 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, February 3 2018 (Annacotty)

Scorers: Nathan Bridgeman 2 & David O’Brien

At long last we finally got to play a league fixture as we traveled to Annacotty to play Aisling on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning.
We started off very well with good possession & had the best of the chances to take the lead. Unfortunately Aisling broke down the right & took their 1st chance of the game to go 1 up. We came right back at them & with a super pass from David O’Brien he found Nathan Bridgeman who put away his chance to make it 1-1. Aisling took control of the last 10 minutes of the 1st half & their pressure told as they put away 2 more goals before halftime to make it 3-1.

We knew we didn’t deserve to be 2 goals behind & started the 2nd half in excellent form with Danny O’Keefe dominating midfield. The Aisling keeper made a poor clearance which David O’Brien picked up & shot from 20 yards out to find the back of the net. 3-2 & the momentum was definitely with us. With some lovely work down the right wing Conor O’Brien put a superb cross into the box which found Nathan Bridgeman who finished off what was the move of the game. 3-3 we knew we could finish off Aisling but chance after chance just kept missing the goal.

It finished 3-3 but this felt like a victory for us. Superb work from all the lads & hopefully the games will come fast and furious over the coming weeks.

Man of the match: David Whelton

Squad: Adam O’Connell, PJ Lenihan, Darragh Manning, Tommy Lyons, David Whelton, Robbie Murray, Mikey Carroll (c), Danny O’Keefe, David O’Brien, Brían Corrigan, Nathan Bridgeman, Luke Phelan, Ronan O’Connell, Conor O’Brien, Paddy Hussey

Garda Vetting

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All adults involved with children within our club in any capacity must complete the FAI/Garda vetting process. All Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland have been processed online from 5th September 2016.

For new Garda vetting applications, individuals should use the new Garda Vetting Invitation form and the Garda Vetting ID Validation form (see link below). To fully submit an application, they need to complete the form/s and give them along with identification documents to the club’s Child Welfare Officer (Micheal Lenihan), who will then forward to the FAI.

On receipt of a the Vetting Invitation Form, Garda ID Validation form and copies of their identification, the FAI will email the applicant an invitation to complete the remainder of the Garda vetting process online. Following this, the applicant will receive a tracking number which they can use to track the current status of their Garda vetting application.

If a Garda vetting applicant is aged 16 or 17, the above documentation must be accompanied by a Parental/Guardian Consent form (see link below). Failure to do so will deem the application invalid and it will not be processed.

Click here to Download the Garda Vetting Invitation and Garda vetting ID Validation forms from the FAI Website.

Click here to download the Parental/Guardian Consent form.  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

U13 Div 3, Newport Town AFC B 3-1 Regional United C

Saturday, November 4 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Nathan Walsh 3

We played our first game at home since the new clubhouse was opened & all the lads loved the comfort of having their own changing rooms.

We went into this game in good spirits after we had beaten Regional at their place a few weeks back. We started the better of the 2 teams with some great chances from Paddy Hussey & Conor O’Brien. Brían Corrigan & David O’Brien were in great form in midfield and from some lovely play from them we scored our first goal after David put a great ball through for Nathan Walsh which he slotted away past the keeper. We created a few more chances before halftime but just couldn’t find the net & unfortunately with a lapse of concentration in our defence we conceded a sloppy goal which made it 1-1 going into half time. Continue reading

U13 Div 1, Newport Town AFC A 6-0 Parkville A

Saturday, November 4 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Conor Molamphy 2, Conor Brett 2 & Alex O’Toole 2

Newport U13a’s had an impressive 6-0 win at home v Parkville on Saturday morning to build on their win away against league leaders Bridge Celtic last time out. This results puts them back in the mix in the league and hopefully they can continue to build on this recent form.

Newport started well and created a few half chances early on. The breakthrough came when Conor Brett had a shot saved but the ball came out to Conor Molamphy who hit a great shot from the edge of the box to put Newport 1-0 up. Newport were playing some nice football and better was to come from Conor Molamphy when he hit a brilliant high shot from well outside the box that dipped into the top corner giving the keeper no chance. Continue reading

U13 Div 1, Bridge Celtic A 1-3 Newport Town AFC A

Saturday, October 7 2017 (Bridgetown)

Scorers: Conor Brett, Alex O’Toole & O.G.

Newport Town travelled to top of the table Bridge Celtic on Saturday morning facing a team with a 100% record in the league to date. Newport produced their best performance of the year to come away with a vital win.

The first 10 minutes were nip and tuck and Newport had to defend a number of early corners as Bridge applied some early pressure. However Newport slowly got a foothold in the game. David Healy was sitting in front of the back four and helped Newport get a foothold in the game. Conor Brett and Aaron Coleman in midfield started to get on the ball with Ryan O’Keefe and Sean Reddington providing width on the flanks and both playing balls in behind the defense for Alex O’Toole to latch on to. There were a couple of half chances but the opening goal came from pressure been applied to the back four by a number of Newport players which led to a corner. Alex O’Toole whipped in the Corner and Newport challenged and the ball hit one of the Bridge defenders and went into the net to put Newport 1 up. Newport then switched off and let Bridge back in the came almost immediately from the kick off. Half time score was 1-1. Continue reading

U13 Div 3, Regional United C 3-5 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, October 7 2017 (Dooradoyle)

Scorers: Nathan Walsh 4 & David Whelton

We travelled to Dooradoyle to play Regional on Saturday with a depleted squad. A few of our lads were injured or couldn’t make the game. Dave Grant gave us 2 players from the U12B team Conor O’Brien & David Whelton. Both players played absolutely brilliant as if they were playing with us the whole time. So Mike Lyons & myself(Andrew Gleeson) would like to thank Dave Grant for his help.

The game started off with both teams playing good attacking football. Conor O’Brien was fantastic on the left side of midfield with some lovely runs & crosses into the box. Our midfield of Mikey Carroll, Danny O’Keefe & David O’Brien were outstanding and took control of the game. 10 mins into the game Nathan Walsh was put through with a lovely pass from David O’Brien & he finished with a lovely shot passed the keeper. Nathan grabbed his hat trick before half time with 2 lovely goals. We went in 3-1 at halftime. Continue reading