Saturday, November 8 (Galvone)
Our U9 team played their first Futsal blitz of the season today in Galvone. FUTSAL is the fastest growing sector in world football. The name derives from the Spanish and Portuguese phrases for indoor soccer – Futbol Sala and Futebol de Salao. It is a small sided game most strongly associated with Brazil, Spain and Portugal, but it is growing in popularity here in Ireland. Futsal promotes skill, composure and quick-thinking and it is great fun too! Continue reading
Saturday, November 7 (Annacotty)
Newport U11 Reds team faced a difficult game against Annacotty on Saturday morning. Annacotty played a nice brand of football keeping the ball and playing the ball on the ground from the goalkeeper forward.
Newport had difficulty in the early stages figuring out how to play against this possession based football but gradually got a foothold in the game. Despite the early pressure from Annacotty, Newport had 3 or 4 early chances. Cillian English had two shots on target, while Bryan Nolan also went close on a couple of occasions. However the Annacotty keeper kept Newport at bay. Continue reading
Sunday, November 1 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Evan Arnold
Our U17’s welcomed Div 2 league leaders Corbally Utd to Derryleigh. Despite it being Halloween, the football in Derryleigh last Sunday between both sides was far from scary. Newport had put in a couple of tough training sessions in the lead up to this game. And rightly so, as they were hosting Corbally who were top of the table and hadn’t been beaten this year home or away with a 100% record.. The Newport team started with great vigour and determination and set out their game plan from the off. Continue reading
Sunday, November 1, (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Brian O’Sullivan (3), Dean Lenihan (2), Sean O’Brien & Peter O’Sullivan
Without a league game since September 10 and a string of cup games in October, Newport returned to league action on Sunday morning, eager to consolidate their second place in Div 1A and keep the pressure on league leaders, Nenagh AFC.
Granville Rangers were the visitors to Derryleigh on a beautiful autumn morning but it was the home side that got off to the perfect start in the first minute after Brian O’Sullivan opened the scoring, after a Paul Ryan pile-driver, hit the post and rebounded off the keeper and Brian was on hand to tap-in. Continue reading
Sunday, November 1 (Lee Estate)
Scorers: Stephen O’Connor (2), Kieran Casey & Kieran McNamara
Our B team travelled to Lee Estate to take on Star Rovers in a mid-table clash. Newport proved too strong for Star and produced a complete performance to run out worthy 4-1 winners and in turn, leap-frog Star to 5th place in the league. Scorers for Newport were Stephen O’Connor (2) and the two Kierans, Casey & McCarthy with a goal apiece.
Saturday, October 31 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Nathan Hartigan & James Lynch
A bright Saturday October afternoon saw our U16’s take on Fairview at home which was always going to be a tricky fixture against a team going well in the local premier league.
Newport’s cause wasn’t helped by a squad decimated due to illness, injury and players being unavailable. It meant to a reshape of the team and players having to play out of their normal positions. That being said Newport played some neat football with only 10 players and scored two very well worked goals and will look forward to the return fixture, when we will hopefully have a full strength squad to choose from. Continue reading
Saturday, October 31 (Greenhills)
On a lovely Halloween morning, Newport were very unlucky to lose to Caherdavin on a score line of 1-0.
In what turned out to be a tough encounter with the Newport Lads playing the better football, we could not get an equaliser after conceding a goal from a corner that was not cleared properly in the first half.
With the field lined out to the minimum requirement by the new rules this match was a very tight affair with good football at a premium and try as they might the Newport lads may could not produce an equaliser.
They now need to keep working hard, keep their focus on attending training and they will get the results they deserve.
Unlucky today put well done for your effort and attitude.
Saturday, October 31 (Scanlan Park)
The 12B’s travelled to neighbours Lisnagry for their latest match on Saturday.
With many players away due to the holidays, changes were made to the starting line-up. Notably in defence where Malachy was joined by Ryan M. and Kevin. The first half was a pretty even affair as Newport worked hard to create some chances. Michael was leading the front line well. Ciaran was admirably covering ground up and down the right wing and Luke the left. Continue reading
Saturday, October 31 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U10’s Red team hosted Pike Rovers in Derryleigh Park. It was the 1st match this year in which the Silent Sideline was in operation with parents & coaches staying silent throughout the game except for cheers & encouragement.
Newport had plenty of the ball in the 1st half with a noticeable improvement in their passing game, which we had being working on in training for the past few weeks. Our midfield of Conor Molamphy, Damien O’Brien and Cillian Collins & Zach Ryan all played particularly well in covering all the pitch. We were unlucky to concede a goal in the 18th minute. But Newport never gave up and continued to play well with Evan Keogh and Martin McCabe in the forwards trying to get an equaliser. They were duly rewarded for their efforts when Martin McCabe got his 1st goal of the season, 5 mins into the second half. Continue reading
Sunday, October 25 (Moyross)
Newport scorers: Kalem Harte, Kieran Casey & Cormac McDonnell
In Div 2B, our B’s lost away to Moyross on a 5-3 scoreline. The B’s have now played 11 games, wining 6 and losing 5 and currently lie in 6th place in the league. Next up for the B’s is an away trip to Star Rovers on Sunday morning in a mid-table clash.