Saturday, December 9 2017 (Dooradoyle)
Scorer: Diarmuid O’Riordan
Newport travelled to play Regional in the return match of the League in Dooradoyle on Saturday morning. After going 6 weeks without playing a game it was a welcome return to action. The game was played on Regional’s astro turf and was a good experience for the lads.Newport started well but conceded a sloppy goal and were now on the back foot. They played their way back into the game and equalised with a well taken free kick by Diarmuid O’Riordan. 1-1 at half time. The second half a was a tight affair but there was no further scores. Newport have enjoyed the the step up to the premier league and have made a steady start to the league. Now with Christmas break upon us we will resume action in the New Year.
Saturday, December 9 2017 (Pearse Stadium)
Scorer: Nathan Bridgeman
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
Saturday, October 28 2017 (Annacotty)
Scorer: Diarmuid Cantillon
Saturday, October 28 2017 (Castlemungret)
Scorer: David Hannan
Newport Town travelled to play the 5th round of the League away to Mungret on Sat 28th of Oct. The team was short some players due to other commitments and sickness but the lads that played showed great attitude and application on a heavy pitch to edge out the win.
Newport, in the first half, created some good chances with a fine effort from Diarmuid O’Riordan flashing by the upright and a sweetly struck shot cannoned of the post from Steve Madden. 0-0 at half time.
This match turned out to be a real dogfight and it looked like it would end in a draw until some nice work on the right from Steve Madden who crossed the ball low and up popped David Hannon to finish the ball to the bottom corner. The game finished 1-0 to Newport.
Great team effort and great flexibility shown by players to adapt to new positions when they were asked. This game will stand to them for the rest of the season.
Saturday, October 14 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Aaron Coleman
Newport played Lough Derg in the second round of the National Cup at home on Saturday morning. In what turned out to be a tough encounter with both sides giving as good they got. Lough Derg took the lead when a clearance from the goal line was picked up and finished to the corner of the net 1-0.
Newport upped the pace and when a corner wasn’t cleared properly it was picked up by Aaron Coleman who drilled the ball to the bottom corner. 1-1 at half time.
The second half was an even affair but Lough Derg took the lead half way through the second half and held on to the lead till the end.
Well done lads for a great effort today.
It’s a big National Cup Day on Saturday, when we welcome teams from the North Tipp, Limerick County & South Tipp Leagues to Derryleigh Park. Our U14 schoolboys play Lough Derg FC at 12 noon, the U16’s play Holycross Afc at 2pm on the top pitch, while at the same time the U14 girls play Cahir Park AFC on the bottom pitch. Please try and come along to support our players in these very important games. As usual the Derryleigh Dugout will be open for hot & cold drinks and refreshments before and during the games. C’mon the Town!
Saturday, September 30 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport played host to Fairview in Round 4 of the league on Saturday afternoon. This turned out to be a tough encounter for the lads and although they turned in a good effort, they were beaten 2-0.
The first half started with Newport under pressure and the defended well until just before half time when an attempted clearance was blocked and fell to a Fairview forward who finished well to the keeper’s right.
Newport played better in the second and created some good chances put conceded late on again. It is a tough learning curve for the lads but they will learn and improve from these games.
Saturday, September 30 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Kevin O’Brien
Saturday, September 16 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Stephen Madden & Lee Ryan
Newport resumed their league campaign v Regional on Saturday morning in a home tie. In what turned out to be a tough encounter from the start Newport came away with a 2-0 victory while not playing their best. The game started with neither team giving much away and it saw Regional getting chances but some very alert goalkeeping from Steve Macca Mc Cormack kept Newport in the game.
Newport had some efforts as well with the Regional goalkeeper making a good save from Lee Ryan. Newport went ahead in the first half when a through ball from Adam McEvoy was finished to the net by Lee Ryan. With Newport picking up some injuries in the second half the subs that came in played their part in seeing Newport to the victory. The second goal came from a great finish from Steve Madden.
2-0 the final score.
Report by Peter Coleman