Saturday, September 19 (Derryleigh Park)
This week saw the U11 greens take on Janesboro at home in Derryleigh Park, with a large turnout of players from the green squad.
With the introduction of the new seven aside rules, Newport got off to a strong start and displayed great patience and skill, with goalie Danny O’Keeffe making great saves. Defenders Mark Forde and Tommy Lyons worked hard to keep Janesboro at bay.
Conor Molamphy showed great vigour and skill on the right side and this paid off when he laid off a lovely pass to a waiting Zach Ryan who picked out David O’Brien and David make no mistakes and scored for the home team. With confidence high Newport were on the attack and Conor Molamphy’s quick thinking saw David O’Brien free to score for a second time. Continue reading
Friday, September 18 (Crescent College)
Newport U12 B’s produced their best display of the season and were unfortunate to lose to Regional on Friday Night.
Newport set their stall out from the start of the game with disciplined defending and some good tackling and work rate across the field. It was just their 3rd game together and the team are starting to gel together.
Luke Collins had a shot on target in the first half and there were a couple of half chances. At the other end David Parsons, Dylan Keppel and Brian Sweeney were solid. When Regional got through on goal. John Lee in goals, was up to the task. Continue reading
Friday, September 18 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Diarmuid O’Riordan 3, Lee Ryan 2, Aaron Coleman & David Hannon
Newport U12 A’s got their season back on track with a win over Aisljng Annacotty on Friday evening. In what turned out a tough contest, Newport went ahead to a well taken goal from Diarmuid O Riordan on 4 mins and he doubled his tally on 8 mins.
Newport pushed hard now but a stubborn defence held them out until Lee Ryan scored Newport’s third on 28 mins. Continue reading
Wednesday, September 16 (Mungret)
The Newport U-10 yellow team kicked off its season on Wednesday evening with an away match to Mungret. All 13 players contributed in the first half which saw Newport leading through a goal from Senan Ryan.
Mungret came back strongly in the second half and we have to thank our keeper Darragh Gavin for keeping us in the match at times.
The game became a cracking end to end affair where our midfielders David Whelton, Evan Moran, Darragh Meaney and Ciaran Carey never gave up, they played some great football and covered all over the pitch. Continue reading
Wednesday, September 16 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport played a very strong Caherdavin team at home in Derryleigh Park in front of a large crowd of parents & supporters. In just their second game together, they found it difficult to repel a very skilful and quick forward line. With some great saves made by Luke Kennedy, Damien O’Brien, James Delahunty, Dylan Jones and Alex O’Neill, Caherdavin still managed to score. By the second half Newport were been well defeated and were still battling to score but never gave up. Dessie Lysaght, Ben O’Callaghan, David O’Brien, Evan Keogh made some powerful attempts to score but Conor Molamphy was the only player who succeeded from a well taken free kick. Despite putting in great efforts throughout the game Newport came out on the losing side. Thanks to all our supporters for coming.
Squad: Ben O’Callaghan, Evan Keogh, Conor Molamphy, Alex O’Neill, Dessie Lysaght, Luke Kennedy, David O’Brien, James Delahunty, Dylan Jones & Damien O’Brien
Sunday, September 13 (Derryleigh Park)
We welcomed current Premier League leaders, Pike Rovers to Derryleigh Park in the FAI Junior Cup. We couldn’t have asked for a more difficult opponent and a hard task was made even more difficult due to us missing a number of key players due to injury and holidays. Unfortunately a bad first 20 minutes, in which we conceded 4 goals and possibly gave our opponents a little too much respect in the opening quarter, was to be our downfall. One more was conceded in the 38th minute to give the visitors a 5-0 half time lead. Continue reading
Saturday, September 12 (Shelbourne Park)
Newport scorer: Daniel O’Sullivan
A very young & inexperienced side lost 5-1 away to a very experienced Shelbourne B side. We were 5-1 down at half time and were masters of our downfall due to some naïve defending. Whatever was said at half time seemed to strike a chord with the lads and the second half saw a super effort and attitude from all as we simply owned the ball, but couldn’t score. Shelbourne had no shot on target in the second half. Our C’s are mainly young lads learning loads from game time. This season continues to be a development year for this team. The squad had 10 players under 21, with some as young as 16.
Best for Newport were Thomas Carroll, Colin Floyd, Bernard Healy, Aidan O’Brien, as well as veteran Bobby Sexton. C team training continues on Tuesday from 9-10pm.
Saturday, September 12 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Aaron O’Neill (2)
Newport U17’s latest game was Saturday evening last in Derryleigh. They were hosting top of the table Caherdavin who had won five from five. The game started with very hard tackles being made from both sides and both teams trying to impose their game on the other. The score at half time saw Caherdavin 3-1 up at the break. Newport came back within 10 minutes of the restart to bring the game to 3- 2 and were looking to be in the ascendancy. With the game very close, chances were created by both sides to try and take the game by the scruff of the neck. Newport were dealt a body blow early in the second half after full back, Aidan Healy, had to leave the field injured and could not be replaced as the subs had been used. This was the major turning point in the game. Continue reading
Saturday, September 12 (Hogan Park)
Following their titanic 2-2 midweek draw with Aisling, the under 16’s were looking forward to visiting Hogan Park and the challenge of playing Limerick FC, one of the top sides in the region. Unfortunately due to suspension and unavailability, we were missing a number of key players, which was going to make an already hard job even more difficult.
The lads started brightly and kept things compact and were working well defensively. Unfortunately Newport fell behind to two quick fire Limerick goals in the second quarter and then the hosts scored a further 2 before the break to make it 4-0 at half time. Continue reading
Saturday, September 12 (Athlunkard)
On Sat Sept 12th, Newport U10 Reds played their first league match away to Corbally. Newport played a great match with Luke Kennedy making some brilliant saves in goals and James Delahunty and Damien O’Brien making some great clearances. Conor Molamphy and David O’Brien played very well under pressure playing a strong mid field and sending the ball forward to Dessie Lysaght and Ben O’Callaghan and almost scoring on a number of occasions.
Conor Molamphy enjoyed a brilliant performance in the Newport jersey by scoring a hat-trick with some great assistance from John Grace & Martin McCabe. Continue reading