U13A Squad 2016/2017

U13B v Aisling Annacotty Sept 14 2016

U13B Squad 2016/2017

U13 A Managers: Dave Brett & Richard Egan

U13 B Managers: Andy Gleeson & Mike Lyons

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

Year of Birth for 2017/2018: 2005 or later

Fixtures, results and league tables for Schoolboys teams will be available throughout the season on

U13, Div 1 Cup Final, Newport Town AFC 5 – 0 Janesboro

Saturday, May 20 2017 (U.L. Astro)

Newport scorers: Diarmuid O’Riordan (3), Adam McEvoy & Aidan Ryan

Click here for photos from the game and post-match celebrations.

Newport Town AFC travelled to UL on Sat 20th of May to contest the U13 Div 1 LDSL Cup Final.

Having prepared well Newport came up against a stubborn Janesboro team who were well drilled in defence. It was a tight game until late in the first half Adam McEvoy intercepted a pass and calmly rounded the keeper to put Newport up 1-0 at half time.

Newport now pushed on in the second half and a cross from Adam McEvoy was finished to the net by Diarmuid O’Riordan to make it 2-0.

Newport now well on top and playing some delightful football increased their lead with Diarmuid O’Riordan scoring his second after latching on to a through ball from midfield. Continue reading

U13 Schoolboys secure the League & Cup Double


Newport Town AFC U13A LDSL Div 1 League & Cup Winners 2016/2017

Well done to the U13A players & their coaches, Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield on securing the LDSL Div 1 league & cup double this morning in U.L. following their 5-0 cup final victory over a very good Janesboro side who made the lads work very hard their win. This group are a super bunch of down to earth lads, who work very hard hard for one another and just want to play football. They have fun every time they step on the pitch at training or at game time, whether they win, lose or draw. They are an absolute credit to themselves, their coaches and families and everyone in the club couldn’t be any prouder of the way they play and how well they represent the club at all times. Enjoy the celebrations lads and you can now look forward to the even greater challenge of premier football next season.

LDSL U13 Div1 Cup Final

U13 Cup Final 2017
We hope to see a large Newport crowd at the U13’s Cup Final v Janesboro F.C. this coming Saturday (May 20) at the U.L. astro pitch on the North Campus. The boys are just one win away from a league & cup double but a very good Janesboro side are going to be a very tough challenge and it promises to be a cracker. Kick off is at 11am. Best of luck to the players and their coaches, Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield.

U13 Div 1, Cup Semi-Final, Aisling Annacotty B 1 – 4 Newport Town AFC A

Wednesday, May 3 2017 (Killonan)

Newport scorers: Diarmuid O’Riordan 3 & Lee Ryan

Newport travelled the short journey to Annacotty to play the semi-final of the U13 Div 1 cup. This was always going to be a tough match for the lads because after picking up a couple of injuries over the last two weeks and most of the team involved in the Spar Primary schools competition during the day.

Newport started brightly and after some great work down the left from Adam McEvoy who crossed for Diarmuid O’Riordan to finish to the net. 1-0.

Aisling Annacotty now came more into the game and equalized on a breakaway goal to make it 1-1.

All square at the break and Newport regrouped and came more into the game and after a foul was committed on Diarmuid O’Riordan on the edge of the box he got up, dusted himself down and drove an unstoppable shot to the net. 2-1.

Newport now pressed hard and after a great dribble through the defence by Aaron Coleman with his shot saved by the keeper, Diarmuid o Riordan put away the rebound. 3-1.

A great individual run by Lee Ryan who latched on to a through ball finished well to the corner of the net to make it 4-1. Newport now closed off the game and defended well.

Roll on the final in U.L. versus Janesboro in a few weeks time.

Report by Peter Coleman

U13 Schoolboys are Crowned LDSL Div 1 League Champions

U13 League Champs
Well done to our U13A side who wrapped up their league-winning campaign with a comfortable victory over a gallant Lisnagry FC side this evening in Derryleigh Park in front of a large Newport crowd.

The lads dominated the league by winning 13 out of their 14 games and proved to be very worthy champions. Jerry Flynn of the LDSL presented the trophy to co-captains, Aaron Coleman & Shaun Bonfield. This group of players are the most-unassuming and hard-working bunch of young men and are a great credit to their parents, coaches and our club. They go about their job week in, week out without any fuss or drama and on a very even keel. Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield have done a brilliant job with the lads and have made very steady progress over the past 3 years. Cup finalists 2 years ago, cup winners last year and league winners this year with the reward of premier league football next season. They are still in the running for the cup with the final against Janesboro in U.L. on May 20. Thanks to everyone who turned up to watch the game and stayed around for the post-match celebrations. We hope you enjoyed yourselves.

Click here for images from the game.


U13, Div 1, Newport Town AFC 9 – 0 Lisnagry

U13 League Champs
Wednesday, April 26 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Shane O’Halloran 3, Diarmuid O’Riordan 3, Aaron Coleman, Lee Ryan & Aidan Ryan

Newport U13A finished off their league campaign at home to Lisnagry on Wednesday evening in front of a large home support.

With the league already won and no pressure on the game Newport started strongly and were a goal up after 3mins from Shane O’Halloran. Playing some great football they increased their lead in the 15th and 18th minutes with two lovely finishes from Diarmuid O’Riordan. On the 26th minute a corner from Aaron Coleman went straight to the net. Newport, now in a commanding position led 4-0 at half time.

With an U13 debut in the second half for Mark Forde in goals, Newport continued to press hard in the second half with Shane O’Halloran and Diarmuid O’Riordan completing their hat-tricks. Further goals from Lee Ryan and Aidan Ryan completed the scoring in the second half.

Best Wishes to David Hannon who suffered a bad injury to his nose in the game after a brave header to clear the ball. This shows the overall effort these lads put in this year to win the league. Congrats and well done. Ye can all be proud of this commitment for the rest of your playing careers.

Thanks to Jerry Flynn of the LDSL for being on hand to present the Div 1 league trophy to co-captains, Aaron Coleman & Shaun Bonfield. For the second year running the name of Newport Town AFC will be inscribed on this trophy.

From Team Management of Peter & Eoin.

U13, Div 1 Cup, Quarter-Final, Summerville Rovers 1 – 3 Newport Town AFC

Monday, April 10 2017 (Portland Park)

Newport scorer: Diarmuid O’Riordan (3)

Newport travelled to Portland Park to take on Summerville in a cup quarter final on Monday the 13th.  Newport started strongly and were 3-0 up after 20 minutes having played some excellent football in creating some great chances with great crosses coming in from left and right of the field in which Diarmuid O’Riordan finished three great chances to the net and completed his hat trick with some great finishes which made it 3-0 at half time.

The second half was a much tighter affair and Summerville pulled one back after 10 minutes of the second half from a penalty.

The Newport lads dug in well when under pressure and held on to win 3-1.

Good work out lads, now looking forward to a semi-final away to Aisling Annacotty.

Matchday squad: Stephen McCormack, Darren Gleeson, Shaun Bonfield, Jack Mullaney, Malachy Mullaney, Shane O’Halloran, Ben Noble, Adam McEvoy, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Lee Ryan, Steven Madden, David Hannan, Lee Ryan, Aaron Coleman, David Healy & Aidan Ryan.

Unavailable: Jack Mullaney & Malachy Mullaney

Management: Peter Coleman & Eoin Bonfield

U13, Div 1 League, Regional United B 0 – 6 Newport Town AFC

Friday, April 7 2017 (Dooradoyle)

Newport scorers: Shane O’Halloran 2, Lee Ryan 2, Diarmuid O’Riordan & David Hannon

On a lovely spring evening Newport travelled to Regional to play their last away league game of the year .

This game did not set the world alight as it was very stop start from the kick off.  Newport trying players in new positions took awhile to adapt and missed some early chances and only really woke up after Regional rattled the cross bar. They then played some nice football and Shane O ‘Halloran finished two good chances to the net to make it 2-0 at half time.

Newport made two changes at half time and they upped the tempo and created numerous chances.

They increased their lead in the second half with goals from Lee Ryan x 2,Diarmuid O ‘Riordan and David Hannon’s first of the season to eventually win 6-0.

Well done lads and roll on the Cup away to Summerville on Monday next @ 6.30pm.

Matchday squad: Stephen McCormack, Darren Gleeson, Shaun Bonfield, Jack Mullaney, Malachy Mullaney, Shane O’Halloran, Ben Noble, Adam McEvoy, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Lee Ryan, Steven Madden, David Hannan, Lee Ryan & Aidan Ryan.

Unavailable: Aaron Coleman & David Healy