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 Div 1, Corbally United B 6-2 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, February 3 2018 (Athlunkard)

Scorers: Luke Ryan & Calum Merrigan

In their first game in over 2 months, our U15B side were away to Corbally B. The much reduced Newport squad warmed up pre-match and with only 10 players present, you could say the writing was on the wall. However, credit where credit is due! The group of players that did show up, were there to finish what they started back in September. The heavens opened in the first 10 minutes and against a backdrop of torrential rain, hail and almost thunder, it was miserable conditions in which to play football . Minus a man, the lads kept the score respectable and by half time we were losing 0-2 and with us also having a couple of great chances of our own to get on the score-line.

With self belief Newport went out and scored two in the second half and had many more chances, which did not go our way. It was good to see to different players get on the score sheet. In truth the score-line was not a fair reflection of the overall game and the effort and heart put in the 10 Newport players.

Team: Oisin Kennedy, Cian Kennedy, Ben Noble, Calum Merrigan, Cian Merrigan, Aaron Pearson, Stephen Coffey, Adam Moloney, Luke Ryan & Shane Murray.

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

U15, National Cup,Caherdavin Celtic 0-0 Newport Town AFC (AET), Caherdavin win 6-5 on pens

Saturday, November 4 2017 (Greenhills)

The Newport Boys made their way out to the Ennis road to play their Premier League rivals Caherdavin in a much-anticipated National Cup game last Sat the 4th November.

The 2 teams had tough battles last season and had already met in a league game in Newport in recent weeks and with Caherdavin being successful in that encounter the Newport boys travelled in to the city with great determination to prove that they were well capable of competing against their strong rivals.

It was also the first match of the season that Newport Team was able to call on a full complement of players and this added to the sense of optimism that pervaded within the Newport camp

On what was a very narrow and very muddy pitch, what followed was a real classic cup game of football against 2 strong and evenly match teams.

Newport were probably the better team in the first half and had a few chances that could have been converted – the sticky pitch made it very difficult to get the final pass / shot off accurately and because of this a couple of good opportunities went missing – However Newport were a match and more for Caherdavin during this opening half, both physically and technically. Continue reading

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