Sunday, October 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Elliott Slattery, Kev Connolly, Brian O’Sullivan & James Lynch
Newport advanced into round 3 of the FAI Junior Cup following a 4-2 win at home over Premier A league leaders, Moyross, in front of a decent crowd in Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning. The visitors won the opening league game of the season on a 4-3 scoreline after Newport squandered a 3-1 lead and this game was expected to be a tough affair.
Newport opened the scoring in the 4th minute, when an Elliott Slattery free-kick on the edge of the box was deflected to the net. The home side were playing well and exerting pressure on the Moyross side and their efforts were rewarded on the half hour mark, when Kev Connolly rifled home a slick pass from Jake Dillon on the edge of the box, after some good work by Brian O’Sullivan in the middle of the park. A 2-0 halftime lead was no more than Newport deserved.
However, like in the first game of the season, Moyross proved to be tough opposition and when they curled in a well-struck free-kick in the 52nd minute, their tails were up and went up a gear. The next 20 minutes were nip & tuck but when Moyross equalised in the 72nd minute after striker beat Newport net-minder, Harry Ryan to a bouncing ball it looked like lightning might strike again.
However this is a much improved Newport side and they regained the lead in the 83rd minute, when Brian O’Sullivan fired home a cross from substitute, James Lynch. Newport ensured safe passage to the next round when James Lynch was on hand to tap home a cross from Jake Dillon in the 87th minute. The lads will have no game for the next 2 weeks at least, but all eyes will be on the draw for the next round of the FAI Junior Cup to see who their opposition will be. This will be the last round before the out of town stages and hopefully we will get a home draw and avoid the big Limerick Premier League sides still remaining.
Saturday, October 19 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Conor Gavan 5 & Mikey Carroll
Saturday, October 19 2019 (Dooradoyle)
Scorers: Zach Mooney, Christopher O’Connor & Cathal McNamara
Saturday, October 19 2019 (Athlunkard)
Scorers: Aidan Fogarty & Luke Ryan
Sunday, October 13 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Killian O’Malley, Colin Coleman & O.G.
The B team recorded their second win of the season with a fully deserved 3-1 win at home to Aisling C in Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon, courtesy of goals from Killian O’Malley, Colin Coleman & and O.G.
Newport opened the scoring in the 10th minute when a high cross from the right wing by Killian O’Malley deceived the Aisling keeper and the ball nestled in the back of the net. The remainder of the first half was close enough with neither side creating any clear cut chances.
Newport increased the tempo in the second half and began to exert a lot more pressure on the Aisling rearguard. Newport extended their lead in the 51st minute after some great work & neat interplay down the right hand side between Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman & Killian O’Malley, who did very well to cut back inside the box and lay off a pass to Colin who slotted home from close range. Newport were now well on top as Aisling had to chase the game. The 3 points were secured in the 73nd minute, when a cross from John Barry was turned into his own goal by an Aisling player. The full squad at the game all got a run and there’s now some serious competition for places all over the pitch in what is a very young group of players. Aisling scored a consolation goal 2 minutes into injury time to deny Newport a clean sheet. Hopefully this win will see the lads kick on and make up a move up the Div 1B table.
Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Jack Connolly, David O’Brien, Pa Murtagh, Killian O’Malley, Nathan Hartigan, John Barry, Odhrán Brett, Ciarán Flynn, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Jack Noble, Daniel Carew, Brian Keane, Kieran O’Keeffe & Jay Madden.
Saturday, October 12 2019 (Fairgreen)
Scorer: Conor Brett
Hard luck to our U15 (2005) squad who lost 3-1 away to a very strong Fairview side in round 2 of the Skechers National Cup on Saturday morning. It was a super performance from the lads, whose efforts probably deserved more. Fairview scored their 3rd goal to clinch the game late on, when Newport had been pushing hard for an equaliser. Conor Brett was the Newport scorer.
Saturday, October 12 2019 (Borrisokane)
Scorer: Rebecca Moylan
Well done to our U13 girls who played Borrisokane in the NTSFL league on Saturday morning. It was a close game with Newport just edging it 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Rebecca Moylan.
Saturday, October 12 2019 (Clarisford Park)
Scorers: Emily Hurley, Aoife Mellerick, Eryn Kennedy, Robyn McNamara & Lauren Bailey
Our U15 Girls had a great 5-1 win away to Lough Derg with goals from Emily Hurley, Aoife Mellerick, Eryn Kennedy, Robyn McNamara & Lauren Bailey.
Saturday, October 12 2019 (Ballinree)
Scorers: Chelsea King 3, Leah Moran & Rachel Carey
U18 girls were unlucky to not take away any points from a gritty and determined performance in Ballymackey. Newport showed great character to fight back from a 4 – 1 deficit in the first half by dominating the second half in a tough encounter that ended 6-5 in favour of the home side. Goal scorers for Newport Chelsea King 3, Leah Moran and Rachel Carey.
Sunday, October 6 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Cillian O’Sullivan 2 & Daniel Egan
Well done to our U17 Youth team who staged a great comeback to advance to round 2 of the FAI U17 Cup after a 3-2 extra time win at home to Ballymackey on Sunday afternoon. Newport dominated the first half but failed to capitalise on the many chances created to leave the game scoreless at half-time. Ballymackey upped their game in the second half and scored twice in the third quarter to make it 2-0 and leave Newport chasing the game. Great credit is due to the Newport lads, superbly led by their captain Daniel Egan, as they never gave up or let the heads drop. Daniel Egan gave them hope when he headed home a Jack Ryan corner in the 75th minute. Just as it looked like the visitors would hold on to the victory, Cillian O’Sullivan was on hand to latch onto a fumble by the Ballymackey keeper and he poked the ball home from close range. No one in the large attendance would have denied that Newport deserved to bring the game to extra time.
The Newport lads now had the momentum as the game went into 20 minutes of extra time. With both sides tiring it was Cillian O’Sulivan who again was on hand to finish from close range with 6 minutes remaining to give the home side a 3-2 lead. Newport held their nerve as the clock counted down and were delighted when the ref blew for the final whistle. This was a super comeback and incredibly for the lads this was their second game in 24 hours as they also had to play an U16 schoolboy fixture on Saturday afternoon. There will be tired bodies tonight but the tiredness will be well worth it. Newport will now be at home to Shelbourne in the next round.
Lots of images here.