Monday, April 27 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Lee Ryan & Stephen Madden
Newport welcomed Shelbourne FC in the last league game of the season. After the sunshine of the last few weeks, it felt like it was the middle of winter in Derryleigh Park with the wind, rain and hail stones. Newport were in 2nd place and had an outside chance of winning the league. However they were depending on other results to help them out. Continue reading
Monday, April 27 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Nathan Hartigan 2 & Jack Noble
After their comfortable, first round victory over Caherdavin, Newport welcomed Star Rovers to Derryleigh Park for their cup quarter-final hoping that they could make it through to the semi-final. However Star have been a bit of a bogey team for the lads over the past few seasons and the games between the two sides are always very close. This game was to be no different. Unfortunately on this occasion it was Star who won this 7 goal thriller on a 4-3 score-line.
The Newport lads cannot be faulted on their commitment and style of play and despite the score line, it was definitely one of the team’s best attacking performances of the season, with every player giving a full 100% effort to the cause. On another day and with a bit more luck, the lads could have won this game. However credit to Star who defended very well especially in the last 20 minutes of the game to deny Newport a deserved equaliser. Unfortunately you don’t always get what you deserve. Continue reading
Sunday, April 26 (Caherconlish)
Newport scorers: Brian Cosgrove, Paul Ryan & Dave Murray
Saturday, April 25 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Aaron O’Neill & Ciaran Braddick
Hard luck to our U16s who bowed out of the cup yesterday. Aaron O’Neill & Ciaran Braddick were on the scoresheet for Newport. The lads are now finished for the season and had a good league campaign, finishing in third place.
Next season they will no longer be classed as schoolboys as they will be playing U17 junior football. Welcome to Sunday football.
Friday, April 24 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Jordan Mooney, Nathan Hartigan, Devlin Courtney & OG
Caherdavin were the visitors to Derryleigh Park on Friday Evening. This was a typical end-of-season game, with both teams struggling to get out of first gear. These sides had met less than a fortnight ago in the cup, where Newport enjoyed an emphatic victory and this time around, the home side enjoyed another comfortable victory, albeit on a closer 4-1 scoreline. Continue reading
Wednesday, April 22 (Bridgetown)
Newport scorer: Michael Gibson 2
Newport were visitors to Bridge Celtic on Wednesday Evening. The weather conditions were ideal in Bridgetown; however the recent dry weather made the pitch quite bumpy and hard. Ruadh captained the Reds and the early exchanges were scrappy.
Bridge were sitting pretty at the top of the league with a 100% record and showed early on that they know how to attack on the break. Continue reading
Wednesday, April 22 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: David O’Brien & Conor Brett
Newport U10 Reds played an entertaining game against Carew Park on Wednesday evening. The sun was shining and it was a great evening for football. Unfortunately Carew Park gained revenge for a loss earlier in the season.
Carew Park scored an early goal when a terrific shot from just outside the box flew into the top corner based Danny O’Keefe. However Newport quickly equalised. Their best move of the match involving Evan Keogh, Paddy Hussey and Conor Brett ended with Newport winning a corner. From the corner David O’Brien turned the ball home. Carew Park hit the front just before half time. Continue reading
Monday, April 20 (Mungret)
Newport scorers: Johnny Ryan 3, Diarmuid O’Riordan 2, Eoin McLoughlin, Nathan O’Donoghue & Ethan O’Flaherty
Newport Town travelled to Mungret to play out the last game in what has been an unforgettable season for these young players. The league title had already been won one week previous following a 4-0 win over Shelbourne in the penultimate game. Played in front of a massive travelling support, Town were hoping to maintain their 100% record in the league and were quick off the mark with Johnny Ryan and Diarmuid O’Riordan scoring two sublime goals from distance inside the first ten minutes. Five minutes later Johnny Ryan doubled his tally for the day, a quick Town counter attack left Mungret exposed at the back and Ryan made no mistake. Eoin McLoughlin then got in on the act netting his 11th goal of the season, with a WHAM shot (as he described it himself!) from the left wing that looped in over the Mungret keeper. Continue reading
Sunday, April 19 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers (Brian O’Sullivan, Mike O’Brien & Paul Ryan)
So near but yet so far was the feeling around Derryleigh Park as the ref, John McNamara, blew the final whistle on this cracker of a game. Wembley’s 4-3 victory ensured that they won the Div 1A title, while Newport face at least one more season in Div 1A. The lads gave their all throughout the season and came very close to getting promoted but it was not to be. Right now, everyone’s bitterly disappointed but when the dust settles and we reflect on the season, the lads will realise that they are not very off what’s required to make it to the holy grail of the Premier League. The squad will regroup and come the start of the new season in August will launch another assault on the Div 1A title, a bit more experienced and seasoned in what’s needed to earn promotion. Continue reading
Saturday, April 18th (Derryleigh)
Game 1: Newport Town AFC 2 – 5 Pike Rovers
Game 2: Newport Town AFC 3 – 3 Corbally Utd
Game 3: Newport Town AFC 6 – 3 Carew Park
The Newport Nippers had a very enjoyable morning on Saturday last while hosting the U7 blitz in Derryleigh Park. Pike Rovers, Carew Park and Corbally Utd were all visitors to our grounds and were very impressed with our set up and plans for the future. It was a case of nervous nippers in the first game that saw us get off to a slow start against Pike Rovers losing out eventually to a very good side. Continue reading