Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Holycross)
Scorers: Paul Ryan 3 & Keith Mawdsley 3
Newport made it 2 wins from their opening 3 games in Premier A with a very good 6-4 win away to Holycross on a sticky pitch on Tuesday evening. Paul Ryan scored his second hat-trick in consecutive games and Keith Mawdsley continued his good scoring run, having scored in all three opening games, also with a hat-trick. Newport have now scored 15 goals in three games but of some concern is the concession of 10. This was a bit of a crazy game of football with Newport being 6-1 ahead at one stage only to see Holycross score 3 without reply to close the gap. Next up for Newport is the visit of Hill Celtic to Derryleigh this Saturday evening. The numerous games between these sides last season were exciting and very close affairs and more of the same is expected on Saturday.
Match Squad: Jimmy Fyfe, Mark McGuire, Ryan Mawdsley, Elliott Slatery, Christy O’Connor, Peter O’Sullivan, Kev Connolly, Seán Ryan, Keith Mawdsley, Paul Ryan, Brian O’Sullivan, Dave Kennedy & Davy Ryan.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Castlemungret)
Scorers: Colin Coleman & O.G.
A very young B side, sprinkled with some experienced players, were very unlucky not to take a deserved point from this game, however Mungret managed to snatch all 3 points on offer, after Newport conceded a penalty with just 4 minutes left on the clock. Newport opened the scoring through the tireless Colin Coleman very early in the first half, but this was cancelled out when Mungret were awarded a contentious penalty for hand ball midway through the first half. There has been a lot of debate about hand balls already this season and hopefully it doesn’t become a regular talking point. Newport took the lead again in the second half when a free kick was headed to his own net by a Mungret player. Newport were playing well at this stage but Mungret rallied well and scored when a ball over the top left the Mungret player one-on-one with Brendan Coffey in the Newport goal and he calmly tucked it away. Both sides only had half-chances as the game neared its conclusion and it looked like the points would be shared until the home side were awarded the penalty to win the game. It was a disappointing way to lose the game, but this is a young side with lots of talented players and it’s a steep learning curve, playing in a division up from last year. This squad will continue to improve as the season progresses and they will be anxious to turn things around when they welcome Caherdavin to Derryleigh next Tuesday evening.
Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Jack Connolly, Jack Noble, Dave Murray, Pa Murtagh, Killian O’Malley, Ciarán Flynn, John Barry, Jonny Coyle, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Dermot Ryan, Dan O’Sullivan, Nathan Hartigan, Odhrán Brett & Jay Madden.
Monday, August 19 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Johnny Ryan
Monday, August 19 2019 (Annacotty)
Saturday, August 17 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Colin Coleman 3 & Dan O’Sullivan
The Bs bounced back from their opening day defeat with an emphatic 4-0 win at home to Cals on Saturday evening. The squad was depleted due to injuries, illness & work commitments but this was a solid performance from the lads with Colin Coleman in great form with a well-taken hat-trick. This was a much improved display and a pleasing aspect of the game was a clean sheet. Next up for the Bs is an away trip to play Mungret Regional on Tuesday evening.
Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Jack Connolly, Dave Murray, David O’Brien, Pa Murtagh, Killian O’Malley, Ciarán Flynn, John Barry, Jonny Coyle, Colin Coleman, Dermot Ryan, Dan O’Sullivan, Daniel Egan.
Saturday, August 17 2019 (Athlunkard)
Scorers: Paul Ryan 3, Keith Mawdsley, Brian O’Sullivan & Dave Kennedy
Newport picked up their first points of the season with a convincing 6-2 win away to Corbally on Saturday evening. Paul Ryan was the hat-trick hero, while Keith Mawdsley scored for the second game running. Captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan also opened his scoring account for the new season. This win should now settle the lads down and give them confidence before the next game at home to Holycross on Tuesday evening.
Friday, August 16 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jordan Ryan & Wayne Cullen
Wednesday, August 14 2019 (Dooradoyle)
Scorer: Mattie Connolly (pen)
A disappointing result for the Bs in Dooradoyle this evening in their opening league fixture, with a scoreline that probably doesn’t reflect the overall game. Regional had taken a 2 goal lead in the first half but a Mattie Connolly penalty left the score 2-1 at half-time. Newport were reduced to 10 men midway through the second half when sub, Jordan Mooney had to come off injured not long after entering the fray. All 5 substitutes had been used so he couldn’t be replaced. Despite the lads best efforts, Regional used their numerical advantage on the big astro pitch and two late goals distorted the scoreline. There’s a long way to go yet and this young side has lots of potential once it gets into its stride. Next up is the visit of Cals to Derryleigh on Sat evening.
Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Killian O’Malley, Pa Murtagh, Dave Murray, David O’Brien, Jack Connolly, Ciarán Flynn, Jonny Coyle, John Barry, Mattie Connolly, Colin Coleman, Odhrán Brett, Aaron O’Neill, Jack Noble, John Ryan, Jordan Mooney, Dermot Ryan.
Tuesday, August 13 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Davy Ryan, Keith Mawdsley & O.G.
Newport suffered a disappointing opening league defeat to Moyross in front of a decent crowd in Derryleigh Park this evening. Newport conceded deep into injury time to end the game pointless despite taking a 3-1 lead in the 54th minute. However a spirited fight back from the visitors saw them snatch all 3 points on offer. In truth, Newport played well at times and created enough chances to win the game but at this level, failure to put a game to bed can cost dearly, as proved tonight. Newport will have a quick chance to put this defeat behind them when they travel to play Corbally on Saturday evening. There will be no easy games in this division but the lads will be anxious to turn things around at the weekend.
Friday, July 12 2019 (Killonan)
Scorers: Adam McEvoy 2, Ciaran Darcy & Thomas Hickey
Well done to our U15s who go into the summer break after an excellent 4-0 win away to Aisling Annacotty B in Killonan this evening. A very good display with some well taken goals by Adam McEvoy 2, Ciaran Darcy & Thomas Hickey. A solid defensive effort with a clean sheet and a worldie of a save by Mark Forde. Enjoy the break lads.