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U18 Youths, Ger Ryan Youth Cup, Newport Town AFC 1-6 Charleville

Sunday, January 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Jack O’Carroll

The U18 Youths suffered a very disappointing 6-1 home defeat to Premier side Charleville on Sunday afternoon. Confidence was high before the game for a good performance but two soft goals early in the first half, after Newport had started brightly, took the wind out of the lads’ sails. Newport began chasing the game and became a bit loose & disjointed and the visitors scored three more goals to make it 5-0 at the break. At this stage it was damage limitation and a better second-half performance saw a bit of pride restored in the jersey. Charleville scored again but the hard-working Jack O’Carroll, scored a late consolation from the spot-kick after winning the penalty to leave the final score 6-1. Lack of consistency and the concession of soft goals is Newport’s problem this season and with 7 league games remaining, we are hoping that the lads will hit a run of form to finish the season strongly. They currently lie second in the league, so there is still a lot to play for.

Junior A, FAI Junior Cup, Round 6, Aisling Annacotty 2-1 Newport Town AFC


Sunday, January 13 2019 (Annacotty)

Scorer: Christy Doyle

So near but yet so far was the general consensus after Newport lost their FAI Junior Cup last 32 game away to Aisling Annacotty this Sunday afternoon. Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve but that’s sport and it’s Aisling who advance to the last 16 after securing a late 2-1 win over a Newport side who deserved far more than the final score-line showed. Newport were the firm underdogs before the game as we are two divisions below the home side but it was the Division 1B side who really put it up to the Premier League side and the general consensus was that the better team lost on the day.

The Newport faithful travelled to Annacotty in massive numbers and easily outnumbered the home support ten to one and really got behind the lads right from the kick-off. The first 15 minutes were very cagey with both teams probing but creating very few chances. In the 16th minute, Christy Doyle had the first real chance of the game but the Aisling keeper, Brian O’Connor, who was called on many times throughout the game, saved well to deny Newport the opener. In the 27th minute, Doyler got on the end of a Sean Ryan, one of Newport’s best players on the day, cross but his header went over the bar. 3 minutes later, team captain, Brian O’Sullivan fired in a shot from 20 yards, which was easily saved. Aisling broke quickly and forced a shot, which was blocked for a corner. From the resultant phases of play, the home side exerted some pressure and in the 32nd minute Jason Lipper put Aisling ahead with an opportunistic header after some mis-communication in the Newport rear-guard. This goal was against the run of play as Newport had been the more threatening up to that point.

In the 37th minute, Newport striker, Christy Doyle, received a yellow card after cheekily heading the ball out of the Aisling’s keeper’s hands and in hindsight, this card proved to be costly as Christy was walking a thin line from them on. On the stroke of half-time Newport were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box and dead-ball specialist, Elliott Slattery rifled in a shot which looked like a definite goal until the Aisling keeper made a brilliant reflex save to deny Newport an equaliser. 0-1 down at half-time but Newport were well in the game. Continue reading

U17 Girls, Lough Derg 2-6 Newport Town AFC


Saturday, January 12 2019 (Clarisford Park)

Scorers: Kaitlyn Bradshaw 2, Abbie Lenihan, Chelsea King, Caragh Flynn & Rachel Carey

Newport u17 girls traveled to Clarisford Park this Saturday to meet Lough Derg in their first league match of 2019.
This is a very competitive league and there are no easy matches. The girls knew they would have to work for the win and set about the task with great determination.

Early in the half Abbie Lenihan opened the scoring with a great close range effort beating the keeper. Roisin Power was in top form on the right wing with a number of great runs and very intelligent passes to ensure that the supply to our forwards was constant and accurate. Similarly Hollie Coleman made an impact on the left wing and looked dangerous whenever she touched the ball. Mids and forwards Abbie, Chelsea King, Anzelika Lepika, Rachel Carey and Kaitlyn Bradshaw settled into their rhythm quickly with some great interplay that led to 2 great opportunities for Kaitlyn who took her chances and scored twice. Midway through the half, Lough Derg scored against the run of play but our keeper Emma Moloney and backs Kate Harvey, Eimear Carey and Sarah Finn made sure that they were held out for the rest of the half. Just before the break, a Newport player was brought down in the box, Chelsea stepped up to take the penalty and added to the tally. HT 1 – 4. Continue reading

Junior A, Lawson Cup,Newport Town AFC 9-2 Northside Legacy

Sunday, January 6 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Christy Doyle 7, Brian O’Sullivan & Nathan Hartigan

The Junior A side recorded a very comfortable 9-2 victory over Northside Legacy in the first round of the Lawson Cup, which was a nice warm-up ahead of the big game against Aisling Annacotty in the last 32 of the FAI Junior Cup next Sunday. The undoubted highlight of this game was a 7 goal salvo from in-form striker, Christy Doyle, who has now scored 27 goals in all competitions this season.

Newport, who trained hard over the Christmas period, hit the ground running and scored as early as the 5th minute, when Christy Doyle latched onto a lovely through-ball from captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan. In the 11th minute, Doyler made it 2-0 when he latched onto a dropped ball by the Northside keeper from a cross Davy Ryan out on the left. It was all one-way traffic and Christy scored his first hat-trick on 25 minutes, when he again was on the end of a lovely slip-pass from Clemy to make it 3-0. Clemy & Doyler have struck up an excellent partnership this season and Clemy’s 14 goals, making a combined tally of 41, make them a handful for any side. Clemy made it 4-0 in the 29th minute he capitalised on a defensive error to shoot home off the post. 2 more goals from Christy before half-time, both headers, gave Newport a 6-0 lead at the interval.

Doyle continued where he left off after the break and scored his 6th & 7th goals in the 48th & 50th minutes respectively to make it 8-0 before he departed the field of play. With the job done and one eye firmly on next week’s game, manager, Marc Barry, made some substitutions to avoid the risk of injury to key players and also to give most of the panel a run-out. Substitute, Nathan Hartigan, made it 9-0 with 25 minutes remaining and amazingly Newport didn’t score again despite creating some good chances. Northside scored two consolation goals to leave the final score 9-2 to the home side.

Newport dominated the game from start to finish and advance to the next round where we are at home to Premier side Kilmallock. Another bonus was that we finished the game without any major injury scares ahead of next week. Full concentration can now switch to the massive challenge that lies ahead of us next week.

Match Squad: Brendan Coffey, Jimmy Fyffe. Christy O’Connor, Elliott Slattery, Kevin O’Brien, Peter O’Sullivan, Sean Ryan, Christy Doyle, Davy Ryan, Brian O’Sullivan, Dave Kennedy, Harry Ryan, Mark McGuire, Kevin Connolly, Kalem Harte, Ben Wixted, Darren Collins & Nathan Hartigan.

U18, Ger Ryan Youth Cup, Newport Town AFC 4-1 Shelbourne

Sunday, January 6 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Devon Ryan, Karl Kelly, Jack Foley & Jack O’Carroll.

The U18s hadn’t played a competitive game in almost 2 months, since November 11, but they got rid of their rustiness shown in the early stages to secure safe passage to the next round of the Ger Ryan Youth Cup with a well-deserved 4-1 win at home to Shelbourne on Sunday afternoon. The lads will know that the first-half performance was sluggish but still commanded a 2-1 at half-time thanks to the opener from Devon Ryan in the 24th minute and a 30 yard shot from Karl Kely in the 40th minute. A much-improved performance in the sceond half saw Newport score another 2 goals through the hard-working Jacks (Foley & O’Carroll). This was a great result for the lads as it’s hard to keep the interest-levels up, when only playing 2 games in 3 months. However the numbers attending and the effort being put-in at training will hopefully be all worth it at the business end of the season.

U15 Girls, Ballymackey 0-2 Newport Town AFC


Saturday, January 5 2018 (Ballinree)

Scorers: Robyn McNamara & Neve Clements

The start of a new year and our 1st game after the Christmas break was away to Ballymackey. The ground was a bit heavy and so were the girls legs after a few weeks off. We had a couple of good chances but our shots were too close to the keeper. 0-0 at half time.

For the 2nd half we were struggling to get through their midfield so we made a few changes and they paid off. From a quick break, Leah crossed the ball and Robyn remained calm and slotted the ball past the keeper. Again Leah turned provider but this time Neve was the beneficiary and scored her first goal for the club. All round a good start to 2019. #greatbunchofgirls

Squad: Emma Wright, Nadine Hartigan, Mara Van Aelst, Jayne Hurley, Robyn McNamara, Aisling O’Gorman, Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan, Sarah Kelly, Neve Clements, Caragh Flynn, Abi Rainsford, Aoife Kennedy, Mollie O’Hora & Emily Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman