This is the place to find all match results and match reports for Newport Town AFC. Managers are asked to send in results & match reports to Club P.R.O. Vivienne Keane as soon as possible after games. Please include photos taken on match day and we’ll include them on our Facebook page. Thank You!

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U14 Girls, Newport Town AFC 2-1 Knigh Utd

Saturday, February 9 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Aoife Mellerick (2)

Massive congrats to our U14 schoolgirls who won their NTSFL league this afternoon with a game in hand following their 2-1 victory over Knigh Utd this afternoon in Derryleigh Park. Aoife Mellerick scored the goals to ensure that the league trophy will take pride of place in Derryleigh Park. Having won the U13 double last year, the girls are now aiming for the double double. Well done to the girls and their coaches John O Hora & Patricia Kennedy on a superb achievement. Hon the Town!

U18, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 2-2 Caledonians

Sunday, February 3 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll & Devon Ryan

The U18 Youths welcomed unbeaten league leaders, Cals, to Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon. Before the game Newport were 3 points behind in second place, so a defeat would have left Newport with an uphill struggle. After a tough, physical & full-blooded encounter, two good teams couldn’t be separated and both sides earned a point apiece after a 2-2 draw with Jack O’Carroll & Devon Ryan on the score-sheet for Newport.

Newport were missing some key players through illness & suspension, so there were a number of U17 players and U16 player, Daniel Egan in the starting eleven. With a decent crowd in attendance, it was clear from the kick-off that neither side were going to take a backward step given the importance of the game. Newport started in a positive manner with Jack O’Carroll working hard up-front as he led the line on his own. The home side’s good start was rewarded in the 22nd minute, when Jack O’Carroll latched onto a pin-point pass over the top from Ciaran Flynn and the in-form striker coolly slotted the ball under the onrushing Cals keeper to give Newport the lead. However the lead was short-lived when the visitors equalised just 4 minutes later. A shot from the edge of the box was only parried by the Newport keeper, Josh White, and the Cals player reacted quickest to poke home from close range.

There was some fairly hefty challenges in the first half and Cals led the card count with 2 yellows and none for Newport. With no quarters asked or given, there were no more goals in the first half and the score remained 1-1 at the interval. Continue reading

Junior B, Div 2B, Aisling Annacotty 1-1 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, February 3 2019 (Annacotty)

Scorer: Nathan Hartigan

The B teams faintest hopes of promotion were more or less extinguished on Sunday afternoon when they could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Aisling Annacotty. Newport took the lead in the very first minute when Nathan Hartigan fired home from 30 yards out. Newport rode their luck for the remainder of the game and it looked like we would take all 3 points on offer, however Aisling spoiled the party when they equalised as the clock headed towards 90 minutes.

U18 Div 2, Newport Town AFC 4-2 Shelbourne

Sunday, January 27 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2, Darren Collins & Jack Ryan Cooper

The U18 Youths bounced back from last week’s disappointing result in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup with a solid 4-2 win at home to Shelbourne courtesy of 2 goals from in-form striker, Jack O’Carroll, and one apiece from team captain, Darren Collins and Jack Ryan Cooper on his debut for the Youths.

Newport started brightly but conceded a soft goal in the 6th minute from Shelbourne’s first attacking move of the game. Fortunately it took Newport just 4 minutes to score the equaliser through a sweetly struck shot from Jack O’Carroll just outside the box. Newport begin to grow in to the game but were dealt a sucker-punch in the 29th minute, when a Shels player struck a sweet half-volley from 20 yards out when he latched on to a cleared corner, which gave Newport keeper, Josh White, no chance. The frustrating first-half ended with Newport 1-2 down and scratching their heads as to how they were behind. Continue reading

Junior A, Lawson Cup, Rd 2, Newport Town AFC 6-1 Kilmallock

Sunday, January 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Sean Ryan 3, Paul Ryan, Christy O’Connor & Davy Ryan

The A team bounced back from the disappointing defeat in the FAI Junior Cup last week, to take the scalp of Premier League side, Kilmallock, with an emphatic home 6-1 win the round 2 of the Lawson Cup, thanks to a hat-trick from Sean Ryan and goals from Paul Ryan, Davy Ryan and one from Christy O’Connor to break-up the Ryan monopoly on goals. Newport will now be at home to Div 2A leaders, Hyde Rangers, in the next round.

Newport took the lead in the 4th minute, when Sean Ryan calmly slotted home after a lovely through ball from Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan. Both sides nullified each other in the first half but both keepers, including Newport’s Harry Ryan, dealt comfortably with any threats that came their way. Newport were living with the Premier side and didn’t look like a team that are 2 divisions below. 1-0 up at half-time and it was anyone’s game.

Newport extended the lead 2 minutes into the second half, when Clemy was once again the provider. His perfect chip cross to the far post was expertly headed home by Paul Ryan, who was playing just his second game for the club on his return from his 12 month travels. Kilmallock reduced the lead to 2-1 when a well-struck free kick gave Harry Ryan no chance low to his right.

The visitors had a good shout for a penalty turned down by the ref and not long after Newport were awarded a penalty. Unfortunately the Kilmallock keeper made a great save to deny Clemy when pushing the ball around the post for a corner. However from the resultant corner in the 70th minute, Christy O’Connor was in the right place in the penalty area to rifle the ball home to extend the Newport lead to 3-1.

The visitors now had to chase the game and Newport began exploiting the spaces that were now appearing in the Kilmallock defence. Newport made the game safe in the 75th minute when Davy Ryan showed all his experience to coolly round the keeper after picking up a pass on the edge of the box to make it 4-1. Two more goals from Sean Ryan in the 83rd & 86th minute, to secure his hat-trick, ensured Newport’s safe passage to the third round. Newport were expected to put it up to the Premier side but the emphatic score-line would have been far beyond most people’s expectations.

The A team players & management would like to thank Barry Windows for their kind sponsorship of the new jerseys, which were worn for the first time in this game.

Squad: Harry Ryan, Mark McGuire, Kev Connolly, Elliott Slattery, Jimmy Fyfe, Christy O’Connor, Paul Ryan, Peter O’Sullivan, Sean Ryan, Davy Ryan, Brian O’Sullivan, Dave Kennedy, Darren Collins, Nathan Hartigan, Jack Noble & Brendan Coffey.

Junior B, Div 2B, Newport Town AFC 0-1 Parkville

Sunday, January 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

The B team went into their game against Parkville knowing that a win was essential to keep alive their slim hopes of promotion. It was a very tight contest between two evenly-matched sides and unfortunately it was the visitors who took all three points on offer after scoring a late winner courtesy of an excellent strike. With just 4 league games remaining, promotion is now looking slightly out of reach and the lads will be hoping for a good cup run.