Wednesday, April 18 2018 (Roscrea Road)
Scorer: Chelsea King
We travelled to Templemore looking for a win that would keep us challenging for the league. Neither side could settle with the very strong wind that was blowing. If you had the wind in your favour, the ball travelled too far and if it was against you, you basically had to launch an attack from your own goal area and try work it up the field. With the wind in our favour during the 1st half, we couldn’t find a way through a very strong BT defence.
In the 2nd half against the wind, we held onto the ball better but again that BT defence nullified our attempts at goal. With time running out, the girls put a string of short sharp passes together and set Chelsea free to successfully slot the ball past the keeper. With seconds to go, BT were awarded a free kick on the edge of our goal area, but the girls stood strong to block the shot and cleared it to give us the 3 points.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Sarah Kelly, Robyn McNamara, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran, Aisling O’Gorman, Caragh Flynn, Shauna Pearson, Robyn Moloney, Aoife Kennedy, Mollie O’Hora, Chelsea King & Emily Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly, Eddie O’Gorman & Trish Kennedy
Saturday, April 14 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Leah Moran & Chelsea King
Following on from our drawn league match with Killavilla last week, we had to play them this week in the 1st round of the cup. Leah Moran had the first real chance of the game but for an excellent save by their keeper. Shortly afterwards, Leah again broke through and this time beat the keeper for the 1st goal. With a strong cross wind, Emma was always on her guard in goals and plucked the ball from the air with confidence. Again, Sarah and Robyn were involved in breaking up the killavilla attacks. So killavilla tried the more direct route only to be stopped by the back line of Eryn, Mara, Jayne, Mollie & Caragh. We lost Abbie to an ankle injury and lost our shape for a bit but Shauna slotted into the position and steadied the team, once again. Continue reading
Saturday, April 7 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Chelsea King
WHAT A GAME! With both teams looking for a victory to keep pace with league leaders BT Harps. At the final whistle both teams had to settle for a point each at the end of an enthralling game. With both teams getting great support from the sidelines, the girls attacked and defended with everything they had. Killavilla scored first from a free kick at the side of our penalty area. The ball was lobbed in and with our keeper caught in the crowd, their forward headed into the net.
In the 2nd half we pressed forward looking for an equaliser and it came courtesy of Chelsea as she broke through the defence and slotted the ball past the killavilla keeper. Both teams had a chance or two to win the game but in the end, a draw was a fair result.
We are so, so proud of all the girls for they wear the Newport jersey with pride and always give us a 110%.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Mollie O’Hora, Nadine Hartigan, Sarah Kelly, Robyn McNamara, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran, Chelsea King, Caragh Flynn, Aisling O’Gorman, Emily Hurley, Shauna Pearson & Aoife Kennedy.
Coaches: Rob Kelly, Eddie O’Gorman, Trish Kennedy & Martine Lenihan
Wednesday, April 4 2018 (Clarisford Park)
Scorers: Caragh Flynn 3, Emily Hurley 2, Chelsea King 2, Abbie Lenihan & Aoife Kennedy
With the season nearing the end, it was important to secure a win to keep us in the title race. For the first time this season, we had a complete squad to pick from. Lough Derg were defending well until Chelsea broke the deadlock and then Abbie doubled our lead to finish the first half 2-0 up.
In the 2nd half we were able to bring on a lot of fresh legs and the girls chased every ball and closed down any attempts to break out by Lough Derg. Every girl gave everything for the team as in tackles, assists & goal attempts so I’ll just mention the goal scorers. Caragh 3, Chelsea 2, Emily 2, Abbie & Aoife.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Nadine Hartigan, Mollie O’Hora, Aoife Kennedy, Sarah Kelly, Robyn McNamara, Robyn Moloney, Shauna Pearson, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran, Aisling O’Gorman, Emily Hurley, Caragh Flynn & Chelsea King.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman
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Saturday, March 24 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Caragh Flynn, Shauna Pearson, Chelsea King, Leah Moran & Emily Hurley
Saturday, March 10 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 2, Chelsea King 2 & Shauna Pearson
Clodiagh arrived at Derryleigh with a young side but they matched us on the field for the first half. Our only breakthrough was from Abbie after a number of passes through the midfield. In fairness to the Newport girls, they tried new set plays with Emily, Caragh and Sarah going close. Continue reading
Saturday, February 24 2018 (Drombane)
Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 4 & Shauna Pearson 2
We travelled to Drombane on a very cold February morning for this league fixture. A big thank you to Clodiagh for allowing us to have a mini birthday party, for Aoife & Eryn and a karaoke (music by Abbie).
The first half was slow to ignite because of the cold but 2 goals by Shauna put a bit of life into us. In the 2nd half, the girls pressed forward with some nice team build up which led to Abbie scoring 4 goals. All in all a good run out for the girls.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Jayne Hurley, Mollie O’Hora, Sarah Kelly, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran (c), Emily Hurley, Caragh Flynn, Aisling O’Gorman, Robyn McNamara, Robyn Moloney, Shauna Pearson, Mara Van Aelst.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman
Saturday, February 10 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 4, Shauna Pearson & Caragh Flynn
We welcomed our close neighbours Birdhill to Derryleigh and what a local derby it was. We started brightly but didn’t take our opportunities. Birdhill caught us napping and scored on the break. The girls regrouped with Robyn and Emily going close before Abbie scored a hat-trick with 2 coming from fine solo runs. Sarah split the defense with an excellent pass for Shauna to coolly finish. A mix up in defense allowed Birdhill to score with the last kick of the 1st half. Continue reading
Saturday, January 26 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Abbie Lenihan 2 & Caragh Flynn
On a wet and windy day, the girls showed what it means to work as a team. Due to illness and injuries, we could just about field 11 players. In the 1st half, with the cross wind in our favour, we played most of the game in Borrisokane’s half and Abbie Lenihan scored 2 goals. Abbie’s 2nd was a fine strike from 25yds. With Sarah and Robyn covering a lot of ground in the midfield, Shauna and Emily were doing their best to control their crosses in the windy conditions. Continue reading