U14B Squad 2016/2017

U14A Squad 2016/2017

U14 A Manager: Peter Coleman
Assistant: Eoin Bonfield

U14 B Managers: Chris Madden & Dan O’Keeffe

Training Times: Tuesday, 7-8pm (Astro) & Thursday, 7-8pm (Freigh)

Year of Birth for 2017/2018: 2004 or later

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

U14 Div 1, League Cup Quarter-Final, Newport Town AFC B 3 – 2 Aisling Annacotty B

Wednesday, May 17 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Luke Ryan, Lee Ryan & John Ryan

Well done to the U14B team who recorded a brilliant 3-2 win over Aisling to advance to the League Cup semi-final with a gritty, determined and skilful performance. It was a case of the trio of Ryans (Luke, Lee & John Ryan) who did all the damage with three excellent goals. Next up is a trip to Summerville in the semi-final. Thanks to the large Newport support who really got behind the boys all the way to the final whistle.

U14, Div 1 League Cup, Group 3, Corbally United C 0 – 2 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, May 13 2017 (Athlunkard)

Newport scorers: Killian Sexton & Aidan Fogarty

The U14B left it late to secure their place in the knock-out stages of the Div 1 League Cup but 2 goals in the last 4 minutes from keeper turned strker, Killian Sexton & Aidan Fogarty earned the win that Newport deserved.

In fairness to Newport, they dominated the game in both territory & possession from start to finish but despite a hatful of chances it was looking like one of those days when they w0uldn’t score. Corbally battled hard and their keeper was in fine form to deny us on countless occassions.

We had 15 players in today’s squad and all contributed to the win. Captain on the day was Aaron Pearson, who had a fine game at left back. Our U13A players also made strong contributions and the 14B players wish them well in their cup final next weekend.

Matchday Squad: Killian Sexton, Aaron Pearson (C), Cian Kennedy, Shaun Bonfield, Jeremy Caingles, Aidan Fogarty, Ethan O’Flaherty, Stephen McCormack, John Ryan, Lee Ryan, Luke Ryan, Ben Noble, Shane O’Halloran, Sean McCarthy & Shane Murray.

U14, Premier, Mungret Regional 1 – 2 Newport Town AFC


Friday, April 21 2017 (Castlemungret)

Newport scorers: Johnny Ryan & Diarmuid O’Riordan

The Newport U14A team travelled out to Mungret to play Mungret Regional in their Final league game of the 2016/2017 premiership season.

These teams had met twice already this season and it was one victory each so it was always going to be a tough and close match, Its importance was heightened by the fact that the winner would most likely finish the season in 5th position in the league table.

The game was played on a very grassy field that made free flowing football very difficult for both teams. The game settled down into a real tough battle as both teams nullified each other and chances were few and far between for either side. You got the sense that Newport were getting on top as the half came to a close and Newport came in at half time confident that if they were a bit more direct that they would be rewarded. Continue reading

U14, Premier Cup Quarter-Final, Newport Town AFC 4 – 1 Mungret Regional


Saturday, April 8 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Daniel Egan 2, Johnny Ryan & Diarmuid O’Riordan

The Newport boys welcomed Mungret Regional to a sunny Derryleigh on Sat morning. After a couple of league games the attention now focussed on this Cup Quarter final against Mungret who are close challengers to Newport in the Premier League . The fact that Newport will play Mungret in their final league game also added an extra bit of spice to this cup encounter.

From the off this was a really good game of soccer between 2 evenly matched teams. When these 2 teams met in the league Newport conceded goals too easily but on Sat Eoin Guilfoyle, Ben O’Sullivan, Stephen Ryan and Darren Coffey were on top form and ensured that the Mungret boys were given very little space to create any clear cut chances. Newport began to get on top and started to create some goal chances. Newport deservedly took the lead after 20 mins when Diarmuid O’Riordan scored a fine goal with a strong header from a good corner and the confidence began to grow through the team. 2 mins later they went 2 up when Dan Egan followed up a saved Johnny Ryan shot and finished calmly to the net. Half time beckoned but did not arrive until after the Mungret Boys had pulled a goal back! 2-1 to the Newport boys at half time after a really fine display of football for 35 mins. Continue reading

U14 Premier, Newport Town AFC 0 – 4 Caherdavin Celtic

Saturday, April 1 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

After their great away victory on the previous Weds night the Newport U14A team welcomed the strong top 4 Caherdavin outfit to a wet and blustery Derryleigh Park on Sat morning last.

After their midweek success the hope was that Newport would put up a strong showing against a Caherdavin team that they were unlucky to lose 2-1 to earlier in the season.

However on the day this was not the case as a very physically strong and motivated Caherdavin team took to the field and proceeded to give a really strong footballing display that proved too much for our boys after their midweek exertions.

Caherdavin were on top from the off and their physicality was very evident in the early exchanges as they took control of the game. Newport fought valiantly in repelling this pressure for long periods but the inevitable happened and Caherdavin hit Newport for 3 goals over the first 35 mins. Continue reading

U14 Div 1 League Cup (Game 1), Newport Town AFC B 4 – 2 Aisling Annacotty C

Tuesday, March 29 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorer: Lee Ryan 4

The 14Bs got their League Cup group campaign off to an excellent start when they enjoyed a very entertaining 4-2 win at home to Aisling Annacotty in the first game in their League Cup group. Lee Ryan’s boots were on fire as he scored all four goals.

The lads really played some lovely football and every one worked their socks off and were well worth the victory. Despite enjoying a 4-0 lead, the last 10 minutes became a little nervy as Aisling staged a mini-comeback by scoring two late goals but the Newport boys didn’t panic and finished the job.

All 13 players there got plenty of game time and all played their part. Corbally & Janesboro are also in the group but one more win would probably be enough to see the boys advance to the knockout stage.

U14 Premier, Regional United 0 – 2 Newport Town AFC

Tuesday, March 29 2017 (Dooradoyle)

Newport scorer: Johnny Ryan 2

After a long layoff due to the recent weather conditions the Newport U14A team returned to league action last Weds night the 29th March as they travelled into Regional United’s home turf in Dooradoyle.

Coming into this match Newport had 3 league matches left that would determine their final position in the premier league and all these 3 games were against the 3 nearest rivals so the stakes were going to be high.

Newport started really strong against a decent Regional side and with the wind at their backs they began to threaten Regional on a regular basis in the first 20 mins. Trying to judge the weight of through balls was an issue as the wind strengthened. Newport had 4 / 5 chances which went close and the concern was that this would be “one of those games” where the opposition would get one chance against the run of play and score! Thankfully this was not the case as the Newport defence began to dominate the Regional attack and allowed very few chances to be created by the home team. After some near misses and great saves from the Regional goalie, Newport finally broke the deadlock on 25 mins when a Diarmuid O’Riordan crossed pass was finished to the net by Johnny Ryan – a well-deserved 1-0 lead for the away team. Newport held solid for the remainder of the half and went in to the break maintaining their 1 goal advantage. Continue reading