Saturday, March 14th (Brickfields, Nenagh)
Newport U12 girls had a tough task on Sat morning when we headed down to Nenagh to face the U12 league leaders. Newport started well and there was very little between the two teams for the first fifteen minutes when Nenagh scored the first goal from a long range shot. Two more goals quickly followed fro Nenagh and we were 3-0 down at half time.
Newport started the second half with determination and were unlucky not to have come away with at least one goal from the half with Mollie Hussey hitting the post from a free kick and Rachel Carey and Kaitlyn Bradshaw missing some chances. Nenagh managed to score two more in the second half while Newport were shoving on looking for a score. The 5-0 score line does not so justice to the Newport performance but we had one of those days in front of goals. Continue reading
Tuesday, March 10 (Jackman Park)
Holders, Newport bowed out of the O’Halloran Cup at the quarter-final stage, following a disappointing 2-1 defeat to last year’s beaten finalists, Mungret Regional, who avenged their cup final defeat with two late, late goals to completely turn this tie on its head.
For long times in this game, it looked like one goal would be enough to win the game. When Newport captain, Brian ‘Clemy’O’Sullivan, scored his 27th goal of the season in the 85th minute, it looked like Newport had done enough to secure their passage to this season’s semi-final. Unfortunately for us, Mungret Regional had a different idea and equalised within 2 minutes. Then, as we were all getting prepared for extra-time, Mungret scored the winner deep into injury time, 4 minutes to be exact and at that stage, there was no time left on the clock to salvage an equaliser. Football can be a cruel game sometimes. Continue reading
Sunday, March 8 (Derryleigh Park)
Our Junior B team took pride of place this weekend after they advanced to the final of the Div 3A Power Cup thanks to a two goal salvo from striker, Stevie O’Connor. The B’s will now meet Ballylanders in the decider, after their surprise win over league leaders, Croom. The final will take place in Jackman Park on a date to be decided.
The game between ourselves and our near neighbours took place on the bottom pitch and kicked off following a minute’s silence before the game for the late Joe Murray, grandfather of our player, Dave Murray. The opening exchanges were evenly contested with little between the two sides. Continue reading
Saturday, March 7
Newport Town AFC U12 girls had a good win against Ballymackey in the North Tipperary Schoolgirls League today.
Newport had a lot of players missing but the girls who showed up gave all they had for an emphatic victory.
Aoife Kennedy had a great game in goals and made numerous saves when called upon. Our backline of Amelia Healy, Kate Harvey, and Sadbh Lenihan were solid and are improving the their ability to read the game as they get more experience.
Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Eryn Kennedy and Emma Moloney played well in midfield helping in defence when called upon and also giving support when we were attacking. Kaitlyn Bradshaw scored 2 goals from her attacking runs from midfield. Continue reading
Saturday, March 7
The Under 10’s finished their mid season futsal tournament with a flourish. Up against the likes of Caherdavin, Pike Rovers, Shelbourne and Geraldines, all of the opposition today are long established Premier teams and boy did those teams meet their match today!
Newport are growing in confidence week on week. Once again Newport were fast out of the blocks creating chance after chance. All three teams scoring goals and having fun all the way. A special mention to John Lee who recorded three clean sheets in goals for his team, earning him the nickname “Egyptian Cotton”. Continue reading
Saturday, March 7
Both teams came into this game with a 100% record after 10 games so a very tight encounter was expected. Town as always were lightning out of the blocks and had a three goal lead after just ten minutes, the first goal was always going to be important in this game, Eoin McLoughlin squared a pass to Johnny Ryan who beat the keeper from ten yards out. The second goal was a stunning individual goal not for the finish but the individual brilliance from tied man of the match Diarmuid O’Riordan, beating three players with an unbelievable dribble before slotting home.
The third came just three minutes later, after a short Shelbourne kick out Town pressed them high up the pitch winning the ball back before Diarmuid O’Riordan unleashed an unstoppable shot that left the Shels keeper with no chance. Continue reading
Saturday, February 28 (Galvone)
This morning, the Newport Town AFC under 10 boys, played at the indoor Futsal blitz in Galvone.
Three teams are competing every Saturday honing their skills. Coached by Dave, Tony and Richard. This group of approximately 30 boys are quietly becoming a real force out on the pitch. Continue reading
Saturday, February 28 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U9s were in action this morning for the first time this season, playing at home in a 7-a-side blitz against Lough Derg.
All four matches were very competitively fought with great tackling, passing and shooting on show in all games.
As it was this teams first ever match, all the lads can be extremely proud of their performance and this will only get better as the boys gain more experience. Continue reading
Saturday, February 28, (Derryleigh Park)
On Saturday morning after the Limerick League called off the boys matches due to the weather, Newport Town AFC girls togged off to show the boys how to play regardless of the weather!!!
BT Harps from Templemore were the opposition and the last time these two sides met it was a close evenly matched encounter and Newport knew that it would be the same today.
Our usual keeper was unavailable so Mollie Hussey stepped up to fill the vacant spot and went on to give a girl of the match performance with some very brave saves. The defence of Sophie Richter, Amelia Healy, Kate Harvey, Sadbh Lenihan and Aisling O Gorman all played their part when called upon. The defence is improving in every match as the girls are learning to “read” the game better. A special mention for Aisling O Gorman who had to come off injured as she put her body on the line to stop BT Harps scoring a definite goal. Continue reading
Saturday, February 21 (Derryleigh Park)
Our under 16’s were at home on Saturday to play bottom of the table Mungret Regional. Newport Town came into this game flying high after an amazing win over Shannon town in their last outing.
Newport got off to a flying start with a well worked play down the centre with Conor Nolan splitting the Mungret defence with a through ball over the top, which Ben Cusack, in his new position up front with Aaron O’Neil and on the second bounce volleyed the ball home for Newport town.
Even though Newport dominated the 1st half they were unable to capitalise on their lead. Continue reading