U16 Squad 2017/2018

U16 Squad 2017/2018

Manager: Ray Ryan

Assistant: Daire Kennedy

Scheduled Training Times: Monday, 8-9pm (Astro) & Friday, 8-9pm (Astro)

Year of Birth for 2017/2018: 2002 or later

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

U16 Div 1, Aisling Annacotty AFC B 1-5 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, April 7 2018 (Kilonan)

Scorers: Karl Kelly 4 & Jack O’Carroll

Newly crowned league champions Newport Town travelled to Aisling B looking to complete the season undefeated and got off to a great start when Sean Freeney and Jack O’Carroll combined to release Karl Kelly in the Aisling penalty area and some quick feet from Karl allowed him to avoid the attention of two defenders before slotting past the keeper.

At 15 minutes Karl Kelly once again deceived the Aisling defender to win a free kick at the edge of the penalty box and Kelly then headed home from the resultant cross by Jack O’Carroll.

The visitors made it 3-0 before half time, Dylan Ryan and Joey Kelly defending well with Joey releasing his brother Karl for his hat-trick. Continue reading

U16 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Ballynanty Rovers

Monday, April 2 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Jack O’Carroll 2, Karl Kelly & O.G

Ballynanty travelled to Newport on a wet bank holiday Monday and it was the away team that looked more lively from the start. Ballynanty had a few early chances with long range efforts on a skiddy surface and it was no surprise when Ballynanty went ahead with 15 minutes on the clock. A combination of poor defending and good play from Ballynanty.

Ballynanty remained on top for the rest of the half and doubled their lead when a cross from the right was contested by defense and attack with neither getting a touch. This was enough to distract Newport’s keeper and the ball skidded off the surface and into the Newport goals. Continue reading

U16 Div 1, Geraldines 2-9 Newport Town AFC

U16 v Geraldines march 24 2018
Saturday, March 24 2018 (Rathuard)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 3, Jay Ryan 2, Karl Kelly 2, Jack Foley & Johnny Ryan

Newport Town U16s travelled to Geraldines for a vital league clash on a glorious day. Both teams started well with Geraldines getting the better of the early clashes with only good defending from Sean O’Brien and Dylan Ryan keeping the home team at bay. Newport struck first against the run of play on 10 minutes with Sean O’ Brien and Jack Foley combining on the left to release Jack O’Carroll in the box. O’Carroll won a penalty after stepping across the defender and the same player slotted away the resulting penalty. The same trio combined again to win a corner a few moments later, and Jack O’Carroll headed from Jay Ryan’s corner to double Newport’s advantage.

Geraldine’s fought their way back into it on 20 minutes with a good strike from 20 yards beating Jack O’Sullivan in the Newport goals at the bottom right corner. Newport weren’t finished and Jack O’Carroll became creator this time, releasing Jack Foley who showed great composure in the box, and slotted past the keeper. Again, Newport midfield combined well, this time Sean Freeney the creator for Jack O’Carroll, who slotted low into the corner from 10 yards out to secure his hat-trick. But Geraldines weren’t deterred and won a penalty for a dubious handball late in the half, to pull the score back to 4-2. Newport weren’t happy to finish the half on that scoreline, and two goals late in the first half, from Jay Ryan and Johnny Ryan, effectively ended the tie before the half time whistle.

Garda Vetting

Garda Vetting Image
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

U16 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 4-0 Geraldines

Saturday, December 9 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jay Ryan, Eoin Guilfoyle, Joey Kelly & Jack O’Carroll

The U16’s continued their excellent league form with a convincing 4-0 win at home to Geraldines with goals from Jay Ryan, Eoin Guilfoyle, Joey Kelly & Jack O’Carroll. The lads now enjoy a 3 point lead over their closest rivals and also have a game in hand.

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

U16 SFAI National Cup, Newport Town AFC 0-8 Killarney Celtic

Saturday, November 11 2017 (Derryleigh Park)

Unfortunately our U16s bowed out of the SFAI National Cup at the hands of an excellent & well-drilled Killarney Celtic side in Derryleigh Park on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to everyone who came along to support the lads on such a miserable day. Best of luck to Killarney Celtic in the remainder of the competition as they are a side no other sides will want to come up against.

Click this link for images from the game.