U15A Squad 2017/2018

U15B Aug 28 2017

U15B Squad 2017/18

U15A Team Manager: Denis O’Sullivan
A Team Assistants: Seamus O’Sullivan & Jim O’Riordan

U15B Team Manager:
Francis Merrigan
B Team Assistants: Tim Coffey & Jamie Kennedy

Training Times: Tuesday, 8-9pm (Freigh) & Thursday, 8-9pm (Astro)

Year of Birth for 2017/2018: 2003 or later

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

U15 Premier, Newport Town AFC A 4-2 Regional United A

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Newport Town AFC & Regional Utd Showing Racism the Red Card

Saturday, October 7 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Eoin McLoughlin, Johnny Ryan, Jay Ryan & Calum Grant

On a day when the anti-Racism message was being promoted by the League the Newport U15a team welcomed Regional United to Derryleigh on a pleasant Saturday morning.

The Newport boys had 2 wins from 4 under their belt and needed to secure victory on their home turf to ensure they maintained their position in the top half of the Premier League.

Newport started strongly and were the better team in the opening 10 mins but with very few clear-cut chances being created. This was rectified on 15 mins when a lovely Calum Grant lobbed shot went over the goalie’s head to make it 1-0 to the home team – a very well taken goal. Newport now began to assert their authority more and you could sense that there were more goals to be had – and we didn’t have to wait long. Eoin McLoughlin rose highest to head a great goal from a crossed ball – brilliant to see some of Coach Seamus’s training ground work pay off in a match situation! Newport held their lead to come in at half time with the score at 2 nil – a well-deserved lead. Continue reading

U15 Div 1, Newport Town AFC B 2-7 Geraldines

U15B Newport Town AFC & Geraldines Showing Racism the Red Card

U15B Newport Town AFC & Geraldines Showing Racism the Red Card

Saturday, October 7 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Alex Considine & Luke Hamilton

Newport U15B were at home to Geraldines on Saturday. A good start by the boys saw them settle into the game. But it went against us mid-way in the first half. We came in at half time 0: 3 down. The second half saw an open game develop with both teams scoring. Unfortunately, we did not score as many as we would have liked. We were treated to an excellent goal from Alex Considine, which was scored after a cross into the box was scorpion kicked into the net. It was much appreciated by applause from both home and away supporters.

U15 SFAI National Cup, Round 2, Newport Town AFC 3-0 Burren Utd

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Saturday, September 23 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Johnny Ryan 2 & Jay Ryan

Newport U15 A’s welcomed The Burren from County Clare to Derryleigh on Saturday morning in the first round of the FAI National Cup. The Cup is always a welcome distraction from the league efforts and offers the chance to play against teams and leagues that you would not come across normally and so is always an enjoyable experience

The morning in Derryleigh was very windy and it was always going to make it difficult for both teams to play a passing style of football and so it proved in the way the match unfolded.

The opening 10/15 mins was a scrappy affair with both teams struggling to find their tempo but as the half-progressed Newport began to get on top in most areas.

The home team were rewarded on 25 mins when Jay Ryan converted from an Eoin Guilfoyle through ball. 1 nil to the home team and so it remained until the half time break. Continue reading

U15, Div 1, Newport Town AFC B 2-8 Fairview Rangers B

Saturday, April 9 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: John Ryan & Alex Considine

U15B played Fairview Rangers in Derryleigh on Saturday. Newport played well in the first half took and their opportunities and ended the half 1-2 down.  A very respectable half.

The second half start well for Newport getting a second goal to keep in touch with Fairview 2-3. For the remainder fo the game, Newport struggled to get back up the pitch to put real pressure on the Fairview goal and the visitors ran out comfortable winners on a score-line, which was a bit harsh on the Newport lads.

U15, Div 1, Newport Town AFC B 2-4 Regional United B

Monday, September 4 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Alex Considine & Luke Hamilton

The U15 B side played Regional Utd B in Derryleigh this evening. Newport ended a disappointing half 1-4 down. Newport settled into the game after the break. A spirited and much improved second half saw Newport retain much of the possession and score the only goal of the second half. Final score 2-4.

U15, Premier, Newport Town AFC 1-4 Caherdavin Celtic

Monday, September 4 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Jay Ryan

Newport were hoping to extend their 2 game winning sequence and make a big statement on their intent for the season ahead. Caherdavin were a top 4 team in the premier division last season and so it was always going to be difficult to secure points in this fixture.

What proceeded was a brilliant game of open football against 2 very evenly matched teams. The first 20 mins was nip and tuck with both teams playing an open passing style. On 20 mins Caherdavin took the lead with a shot from the corner of the box that found the net – 1 nil to the away team. However as we have seen many times with this team, there was no dropping of heads and Newport fought back immediately in search of an equaliser. They didn’t leave the home crowd waiting long as they got themselves back on level terms within 2 mins when Colm O’Malley threaded a ball through for Jay Ryan to finish to the net to level the match. In the 15 mins before half time both sides had a couple of chances but the match remained at 1-1 at half time – a fair reflection on what had preceded. Continue reading

U15, Premier, Summerville Rovers 2-5 Newport Town AFC A

U15A v Summerville Rovers Sept 4 2017
Friday, September 1 2017 (Portland Park)

Scorers: Jay Ryan 2, Eoin McLoughlin 2 & Johnny Ryan

After their away victory in their first league game the Newport U15A boys also had to travel into the city for their next game – rushing in to Portland Park for 6.30 pm to play Summerville Rovers.

Newport travelled in confidence but were decimated with injuries and had only 12 fit players available for selection on the night.

Newport got the perfect start when after only 1 min an Eoin McLoughlin looped shot went over the goalie and into the net – 1-0 to the away team.

Newport were on top for the next period and then on 25 mins they added a second when Johnny Ryan scored from a Jay Ryan cross – 2 up for Newport and all looking good! Continue reading