Two teams with 100% records before the game and both pushing hard for league honours, locked horns at Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning, unfortunately Newport lost out on a 3-2 scoreline to Coonagh after a pulsating encounter.
Both teams were a little rusty after the extended Christmas break and it was nip & tuck from the start. Coonagh, with a very strong & physical team, began to turn the screw a little and went 1-0 up after a shot from the edge of the box gave Brendan Coffey, in goals, no chance to save. Newport then began to grow into the game and scored a deserved equaliser after Devlin Courtney, who had a good game up front, fired low and hard to the keeper’s right from the right hand side of the box. Continue reading
Town maintained their 100% start to the new league campaign following a hard-fought victory over our neighbours Aisling Annacotty at Kilonan. Quick out of the blocks Johnny Ryan opened the scoring, a neat through ball from Calum Grant was converted by Ryan for his 15th goal of the season. After that goal both teams really settled into the game, Newport were playing some really good football but just couldn’t break the Annacotty defence down and if they did failed to find the target. 1-0 Half-Time. Continue reading
This game saw 5th place play 6th place in the under 16, Div 1 league. Our U16’s made a short trip into the Ennis Road to play Caherdavin, who prior to the game were in 5th position, with a narrow lead over Newport Town, with a 1 point advantage. This certainly didn’t deter us, as Newport were coming off their fantastic win over Janesboro only 2 weeks ago. Newport were forced to make one positional change due to Ciaran Braddick out due to illness (the team send a message wishing you a speedy recovery). In his place, came under 15’s star Elliott Slattery.
On a very overcast and heavy pitch, both teams started brightly with both teams having early chances. Newport’s opening chances fell to Nathan Hartigan with a left leg shot and Aaron O Neill’s one on one with their keeper but the Caherdavin keeper was placed well in goal to save easily. With only 5 mins remaining in the first half, a mix up in the Newport defence, allowed Caherdavin’s front man remain unchallenged to shoot right legged into the bottom right side of Newport’s goal. Sean O’Dwyer tried desperately to get his hand to the ball but due to the short distance the ball had to travel, Sean was always going to be second best. Caherdavin went 1 up. Continue reading
In a local derby, nothing could separate Newport and Murroe and the honours were shared, with both teams taking a point from the game. However Newport could have snuck it at the death when J C Ahern’s shot came off the post but in fairness, Murroe also had chances so a draw was a fair result.
The draw keeps Newport in the top half of the table. Best on the day for Newport were Kalem Harte and the recently returned, Dave Murray. Continue reading
Newport kept up their recent run of good results with a comprehensive 6-1 victory away to Cappamore Celtic, with the goals coming from Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan, with a hat-trick, Paul Ryan, Brian Cosgrove & Ross Dunne. This win maintains our fourth place in the league and keeps us right in the promotion battle.
Played on a soft and sticky surface and given the wintry weather conditions, this game was going to be all about digging in and getting the result and wasn’t going to be one for the purists. Newport finally made the breakthrough when Paul Ryan tucked one away from close range. However the next goal didn’t arrive until the 40th minute, when like the buses, three arrived in quick succession. Two for Newport and one for Charleville. Team captain, Brian O’Sullivan made it 2-0 but Cappamore quickly responded to make it 2-1. Then on the stroke of half time, Clemy made it 3-1 with a cool finish after a superb defence splitting pass from his brother, Pete. Continue reading
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Newport have moved joint top of their league with a convincing victory over Janesboro in Pearse Stadium last Saturday morning.
Newport pressed from the off and kept a high line. They made a great start with a well worked move by Thomas Hickey and Aaron Coleman who crossed for Diarmuid O’Riordan to smash the ball into the Janesboro net on 2 minutes. This set the tone for the rest of the game.
Newport had most of the play and flawlessly moved the ball around on the deck. On 16 minutes, another move saw Diarmuid Cantillon hold up a great ball played through to him from Shaun Bonfield. He laid it off brilliantly to Aaron Coleman who set it up for Adam McEvoy to finish it off right footed to the corner of net. Continue reading
Our under 15’s made it 5 wins from 5 league games with a tense 6-4 victory over Aisling Annacotty at Derryleigh Park last Saturday morning. Given the time of year, the pitch was in excellent condition, which in the first half allowed the lads play their free flowing passing game, which has been worked hard on in training.
Despite controlling the game from the start, it was 20 minutes before Newport broke the deadlock after Odhran Brett, who had a fine game at centre half, won a strong challenge at the back and gave a lovely pass to Colin Coleman on the left wing, who made a strong run into the box before rifling his shot past the Aisling keeper.
5 minutes later Nathan Hartigan scored the first goal of his hat-trick with a long range effort which sailed over the keeper’s head. Nathan then made it 3-0 on 28 minutes after the hard working Mikey Ryan Lane slipped him a delightful pass into the penalty area. Continue reading
With kick-off delayed by ten minutes due to fog, both teams were rearing to go once referee Michael Bourke got the game under way. Town started sluggishly and although they were on top and had the majority of possession it took 30 minutes to open the scoring, a low-drive of a shot from Sean O’Brien on the edge of the box nestled into the bottom corner, 1-0 half time.
Chances were scarce in the second period with the second goal proving illusive for the home side. Caherconlish levelled with 70 minutes gone from a great shot that left Eoin Larkin with no chance. Town who needed the three points to maintain their promotion push showed great determination in the closing minutes to push on and get the winner; again it was Sean O’Brien who stepped up in the 89th minute, when another low drive of a shot found the net.
Next up is a tricky away tie Vs Cappamore Celtic FC on Sunday December 7th with an 11am kick-off.