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 League Cup, Aisling Annacotty C 2-1 Newport Town AFC B

U15B v Aisling April 14 2018
Saturday, April 14 2018 (Kilonan)

Newport scorer: Lorcan Delaney

U15B boys were away to Aisling Annacotty Sat. Newport started well and things were looking good. We got our fair share of possession. Our back four were on form clearing up any football Ashling tried to play through. Newport kept pushing forward with new energy and deserved the first goal scored by Lorcan Delaney. Before the half Newport conceded a goal to leave it 1 : 1 at the break.

The second half started the same as the first but with Newport playing up hill and against the wind. They had no choice but to get stuck in and play their best. Long high balls tested the Newport back 4, who again were determined to limit Ashling’s shots on goal. Newport weren’t happy just to defend. They played well in all positions throughout the pitch, and forced Ashling to defend their 6 yard box on a couple of occasion’s. Luck was not on our side as Ashling loaded the Newport 18 yard box to squeeze in a second. Newport kept going but eventually ran out of time. This was an impressive performance, considering recent results. Lets just say Newport did not get the rub of the green, with the result not reflecting their match efforts. Well done today Lads.

U15 Premier, Caherdavin Celtic 2-6 Newport Town AFC A

Wednesday, April 11 2018 (Greenhills)

Scorers: Killian O’Sullivan 2, Jay Ryan, Johnny Ryan, Eoin McLoughlin & Daniel Egan

The Newport U15A boys travelled in to a soggy Cahardavin pitch to renew their premiership rivalry with the Caherdavin Boys . Since arriving in the Premier League Newport have had some very tough battles with this team and never more so that when meeting them on their own tight pitch on the Ennis Road . You are always going t to get a tough physical battle against Caherdavin but the hope was that the Newport boys could continue their upward performance trend and be able to produce a performance that would ensure the went home to Newport with some points . Thankfully we were not disappointed ……

Newport produced one of their best performances of the season and showed how important it was to be back playing football matches on a regular basis . From the off the Newport were up from this both physically and from a football perspective . They went 1 nil up with a goal from Cilian O Sullivan and the early goal drove the confidence within the team . Caherdavin did have a penalty which was missed and this allowed Newport to drive on and take full control of the game . The scored 2 more goals in the first half when Eoin mc Louglin and Jay Ryan scored to leave the half time score as 3 nil to the Newport boys – what a first half !! and the lads and management were rightly delighted with their efforts in the first 35 mins . Continue reading

U15 Premier League, Newport Town AFC A 0-1 Janesboro

Saturday, March 31 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

The Newport U15A boys arrived to Derryleigh on Sat morning and all seemed to be in very confident mood – The feeling in the dressing room from the lads and management was that there was a strong performance in the team particularly now that they were back playing regular games again . The lads needed no motivational talk as it was obvious that they wanted to make a statement and show that they were well capable of an improved performance from the previous match .

Janseboro were a big strong Physical team and had no intention of leaving Derryleigh empty handed . The game was a real tough battle with Jansboro on top initially but with Newport showing great heart and ability in dragging themselves back into the game as the half wore on . Janseboro did go close on accasion and had a penalty saved by Brendan Quinn but as the half drew to a close Newport gained superiority and had a couple of chances of their own near the end of the half . The feeling in the Newport camp at half time was that the game was there for the Taking and the players started the second half full of energy and confidence. Continue reading

U15 Premier, Aisling Annacotty A 4-1 Newport Town AFC A

Wednesday, March 28 2018 (Annacotty)

Scorer: Jay Ryan

Due to the ongoing bad weather this match had to be played on their all weather Pitch at the referee’s request

From the outset it was obvious that this was going to be a tough match as Aisling were very quickly into to their pass and move Football and the Newport boys fought valiantly to stay in the game – Aisling made great use of the Large Astro pitch and were rewarded with 2 goals in the First half and went in 2 Nil up at the break . Newport were missing some players so it meant that it was hard to give tired players a break and tiredness did creep in as the second half wore on . To their credit the Newport boys fought with pride and were rewarded when Jay Ryan scored a goal late in the second half . Aisling had added 2 more themselves in the second half to leave the final score at 4- 1 to the home team. Newport were disappointed but knew they had a game in a few days again that they would need to raise their spirits for the next battle which would be on their home patch.

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.