Keep up to date on all the recent club news by reading the weekly Derryleigh Diary.

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 06 2015

The Junior A’s continued their recent run of good league results with a convincing 6-2 victory over mid-table side, Charleville AFC, in Derryleigh Park last Sunday morning. Goals from Dean Lenihan (2), Dave Murray (2), Brian O’Sullivan & Ross Dunne scored the goals to consolidate our second place position and keep the pressure on league leaders, Wembley Rovers. Newport remain in a promotion spot, with just six games remaining. This was a very professional performance, with the fitness work being done in training, very evident on the pitch today. The lads’ confidence is high at the moment but football can have a nasty habit of biting you, so it’s a case of more of the same and one game at a time as there are still lots of tough games and plenty of twists & turns before the end of the season. Next up for the A’s is an away league game to Granville on Sunday morning. Continue reading

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 05 2015

Five games and five wins, which led to a clean sweep for the soccer club last weekend. In junior action, our A’s bounced back from the previous week’s disappointment in the Munster Junior Cup with an emphatic 4-0 away win over fellow promotion rivals Mungret Regional. This was a crucial victory stemming from a superb team performance with our goals coming from Dean Lenihan with a brace, Sean ‘Bond’ O’Brien & captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan. This win now consolidates our second place position and closes the gap to leaders, Wembley Rovers to just 4 points. Newport now have 7 games left in the league but with continued performances like last Sunday’s, will be pushing hard for promotion to the premier league. This was a very determined display, full of skill, hard work and effort and was probably one of the best performances of the season. Continue reading

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 04 2015

Unfortunately Newport exited the Munster Junior Cup last weekend after a home defeat to high-flying Clonmel Celtic of the Tipperary Southern District League. Newport came into the game full of confidence but on the day Clonmel gained the upper hand and had a well-deserved victory. Clonmel are one of the best junior teams in the country and this was all part of the learning curve for our young team. Sometimes you learn more in defeat than victory. Our minds are now fully focussed on gaining promotion to the Premier League and this effort continues on Sunday in a crucial away game to our fellow promotion rivals Mungret Regional. The soccer club sincerely thank the huge crowd who came to Derryleigh Park last Sunday to support the lads and if the game could have been won on goodwill and support, it would have been a different result.

For a full selection of images from last Sunday, just click here. Continue reading

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 03 2015

This Sunday, all roads lead to Derryleigh Park, when Newport Town AFC play host to Clonmel Celtic of the Tipperary Southern District League in the fourth round (last 32) of the Munster Junior Cup. Clonmel Celtic are the current leaders of the South Tipperary Premier league and last week progressed to the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup. No doubt this will be a mighty challenge. We may be underdogs but one thing’s for sure and that will be that we are well up for this game. We are currently in solid form, playing good football and are really looking forward to the encounter. Kick off is at 2pm and we are hoping for a large home crowd in Derryleigh to give Clonmel a real Newport welcome and to get behind the lads from the kick off. Please come along with family & friends to support the team. We are expecting a large crowd, so please arrive early and co-operate with the car park stewards.

Despite the poor weather last weekend all games involving Newport teams went ahead and great credit is due to the club for the excellent conditions of both grass pitches. The Junior A team moved into second place in Div 1A after a resounding 7-0 win at home to Caherdavin Celtic. It was an excellent team performance and the result now leaves us 5 points behind leaders Wembley Rovers after 12 games played, with 8 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. However Newport have a game less played and with 8 games left to play, we’re well positioned in the chase for the league title and promotion. Continue reading

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 01 2015

Happy New Year to our players, coaches, supporters, sponsors and their families.

On field activity resumed last weekend after the extended Christmas break and unfortunately the start of 2015 wasn’t a great one with all four teams in action suffering narrow defeats. Our Juniors bowed out of the Lawson Cup after a 3-2 defeat away to Wembley Rovers in a game that had everything including 4 goals in a nine minute spell, a disallowed goal and plenty of talking points. It was a bad day at the office but our focus once again turns to the league next weekend, when we are at home to Caherdavin. Then on Sunday, January 18, we look forward to the Munster Junior Cup, when we will face Clonmel Celtic in Derryleigh Park in the last 32. Continue reading

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 52 2014

The soccer club would like to wish everyone in the Newport area, especially our players, coaches, supporters, sponsors and their families a very happy New Year and hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

Due to the bad weather and the scheduled Christmas break, there has been no on-field activity. However football is scheduled to resume next weekend in both the junior and schoolboy/girl sections. The main event will be the Junior’s first round Lawson Cup game away to fellow Div 1A team, Wembley Rovers. The lads have been training over the Christmas and hopefully this will stand to them next weekend.

Santa Claus visited Derryleigh Park on the Friday before Christmas to visit our younger players and hand out some presents. The kids were all delighted to meet him and the club are delighted that he took time out of his busy Christmas schedule to visit Newport. Continue reading

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 50 2014

The soccer club would like to wish everyone in the Newport area, especially our players, coaches, supporters, sponsors and their families a very peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Due to last week’s bad weather all Junior and Schoolboy/girl games under the auspices of the Limerick Leagues were cancelled. All leagues are now on a break over the Christmas period, with schoolboy/girl football due to resume on January 3 and the following day the juniors will travel to Wembley Rovers in the first round of the Lawson Cup. Continue reading

The Derryleigh Diary – Week 49 2014

Our Junior A team continued their recent run of good form when beating Caherconlish 2-1 in a tight league game at Derryleigh Park last Sunday morning with both goals coming from Sean ‘Bond’ O’Brien. With ten league games played, this win consolidates Newport’s fourth place position.

In Schoolboy soccer, both our under 15 & 11 teams are in flying form and both had fine victories at the weekend to maintain their push for league honours. Our U15’s made it five wins from five games with a 6-4 home win over Aisling Annacotty with the goals coming from Nathan Hartigan with a hat-trick, his third this season, Colin Coleman, Devlin Courtney & Jordan Mooney.

The 11’s are now joint league leaders after a comfortable 5-0 victory away to Janesboro with the goals coming from Adam McEvoy (2), Aaron Coleman, Thomas Hickey & Diarmuid O’Riordan. Continue reading