Saturday, April 11 (Athlunkard)
Newport put in a superb performance on Saturday morning against Corbally and were very unlucky not to get anything from the game. The performance level was significantly up from the previous match against Regional, with Ryan Madden and Conor Brett pulling the strings in midfield.
Newport had the first chance of the game when Conor Brett threaded a fine ball through the defense. Paddy Hussey was on to it in a flash but his shot was just over the bar. Then Corbally scored with their first shot of the game to go 1-0 up. However Newport battled back. First Conor Brett was picked out by a fine pass by Evan Keogh. He beat three players before having his shot saved by the goal keeper. Then Ryan Madden won a free kick on the edge of the box. Ryan took the free kick himself and hit a cracker of a shot to give the goalkeeper no chance. Continue reading
Saturday, April 11 (Derryleigh Park)
U10 Greens in Derryleigh Park
Today’s visitors to Derryleigh were Corbally. Captain for the day Claude carried out the formalities with the opposition and referee, and then Corbally kicked off. The boys were eager to continue their recent uplift in form and go one step further by clinching their first win.
The conditions today were fair and Newport started brightly. Cillian was hungry in central midfield and not many tackles were being conceded in the middle. Chris was attacking the Corbally defence with gusto and was unsuccessful with an early effort. When Corbally attacked the Newport defence looked sound. Ronan patrolling the left, Ruadh the right and Mark marshalling the middle. Corbally attacked from the right wing and Alex made a great save. Shortly after, the ball was rifled in from an acute angle and Alex was beaten, managing to get his finger tips to the ball, but could only watch as the ball nestled in the bottom corner. During the build-up there was a clear offside, but it was not given, however the lads played to whistle. Continue reading
Friday, April 10 (Derryleigh Park)
The under 15’s second last league game of the season ended in defeat to title chasing Regional Utd in Derryleigh Park. The score line was a bit harsh on the lads as they went into a 2-0 lead but a combination of some sloppy defending from set-pieces and a controversial penalty were to be their ultimate downfall.
Newport were 2-0 up after 14 minutes through well taken goals from Devlin Courtney. Unfortunately by the 25th minute the score was level at 2-2 and then two minutes later, Regional were awarded a penalty which they dispatched to take a 3-2 lead. On 32 minutes, Regional scored their fourth after Newport failed to contest a corner and the Regional player had a free header to score. Continue reading
Wednesday, April 8 (Corrib Drive, Shannon)
Newport Town U11 travelled to Shannon on a sunny evening knowing that a win would keep them in the hunt for winning the league.
Newport played down the hill with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half. On 3 mins a through ball in by Aaron Coleman was picked up by Diarmuid O’Riordan on the edge of the box and his shot was coolly finished to the bottom corner of the net.
On 5 mins, a well worked move by Shaun Bonfield in the middle was passed out to Thomas Hickey who pushed the ball through to Lee Ryan who shot low away from the keeper into the far corner for the 2nd goal. Continue reading
Monday, April 6 2015 (Jackman Park)
Div 3A Cup Final Report. Newport Town AFC B’s 2 – 2 Ballylanders FC. Newport lost to Ballylanders 5-4 on penalties a.e.t. Dave Murray & Stevie O’Connor were the Newport scorers. Unlucky lads. Continue reading
Div 1A Table – April 5
Sunday, April 5 (Derryleigh Park)
On a beautiful Easter Sunday morning in Derryleigh Park, Newport began the game against Shannon knowing that 3 points was a must if we were to keep our promotion hopes alive. In a game full excitement of drama, tension and last minute controversy, the lads showed great fighting spirit to grind out a 3-2 win over Shannon with the crucial goals coming from Paul Ryan and Captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan with a brace. This win moves us to the top of the table with 2 games left, albeit having played a game more than Wembley, Mungret Regional & Kilmallock. Continue reading
Saturday, March 28 (Derryleigh Park)
Our second under 9 squad enjoyed their first outdoor blitz of the season, when they welcomed Bridge Celtic, Aisling Annacotty & Limerick FC to Derryleigh Park.
Unfortunately, the weather conditions were very bad with a very strong wind. The first match was against Bridge Celtic. Newport played against the wind in the first half. We had a slow start to the game and by half time we were 4 nil down. But the second half was a different game. Newport scored 4 goals within 10 mins, a fantastic turn around. Goals scored by David O’Brien (2) and Damien O’Brien (2). Final score 4 all. The Newport team played fantastic and made a brilliant come back. Continue reading
Monday, March 30 (Mungret)
Newport travelled to Mungret for their first evening kick-off of the season. The team were full of hope, given their strong second half finish to the last game.
Bryan won the toss and Town played with the wind and downhill in the first half. Within minutes Newport were bearing in on goal and Michael fired a blistering strike (wind assisted) just over the bar. Mungret were playing well and started to come into the game. The defence held firm with Ruadh, Mark and Alex keeping them at bay. Newport raced down the left and Bryan and Sean played a couple of one/two’s and forced a corner. Newport’s first goal started from the back, Ruadh passed neatly to Sean through the middle and the move was finished superbly by Cillian who struck from the right of the box. Continue reading
Monday, March 30 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U10’s took on Regional Utd in wet and windy conditions on Monday Evening. It was not an evening suitable for constructive football but the team battled hard and tried to pass the ball around.
The first half was a cagey affair with a couple of chances on both ends. Daire Cantillon, Conor Malampy and Conor Brett all had shots on targets but Newport continued to searched for the breakthrough. The half time score was 0-0. Continue reading
U9 Blitz Squad
Saturday, March 28 (Shelbourne Park)
This season, due to the big numbers, we have two under 9 squads. On Saturday morning, half of the Part of the Newport U-9 squad travelled to Shelbourne Park to take on teams from Shelbourne, Mungret and Aisling Annacotty in what was their first ever blitz.
The lads had a tough time of it but they stuck to the task and kept fighting right to the end and will have gained valuable experience for the future.