Sunday, March 3 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Brian O’Sullivan 3 & Paul Ryan
Despite the awful weather on Sunday, the Junior A game against Granville in the Div 1B Calvert Cup went ahead in Derryleigh Park. Newport advanced to the quarter-final following a comfortable 4-0 win with a goal from Paul Ryan and captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan scoring the other 3 goals to make it two hat-tricks in consecutive games and bring his season’s tally to 21 and according to one of the club statiticians, he also scored his 175th junior goal for Newport, which is some achievement.
Newport dominated the game from start to finish and after Clemy opened the scoring in the 11th minute it always looked like the home side were in complete control and in truth, if we had been more clinical in front of goal the winning margin could have been more.
It was good to see James Lynch make a welcome return to the matchday squad following a lengthy absence through injury. The most welcome sound of the day was the ref’s final whistle to allow the players & hardy supporters escape from the weather. Newport will now be home to Regional Utd B in the quarter-final.
Next Sunday, the A’s are away to Hill Celtic in the quarter-final of the Lawson Cup. The winner will play the winners of Pike Rovers & Prospect in the semi-final. Hill Celtic are also in Div 1B and lie one place ahead of us in second place. Newport won the only game between the sides so far this season but Hill Celtic are on a very good run of form. There’s very little between both sides, so this game could potentially go all the way to penalties. Kick-off in Hogan Park at 11am.
Match Squad: Harry Ryan, Kevin O’Brien, Mark McGuire, Elliott Slattery, Christy O’Connor, Peter O’Sullivan, Paul Ryan, Sean Ryan, Brian O’Sullivan (C), Davy Ryan, Dave Kennedy, James Lynch & Jimmy Fyfe
Saturday, March 2 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Adam McEvoy
The U15s lost 3-1 at home to Carew Park with Adam McEvoy heading home for Newport. The lads are once again playing in a very strong Premier League and there will be no easy games at this level.
Saturday, March 2 2019 (Athlunkard)
Scorer: Conor Molamphy
Saturday, March 2 2019 (Knigh)
Scorers: Robyn McNamara 2, Chelsea King, Aoife Kennedy, Abbie Lenihan & Caragh Flynn
The U15 girls recorded an excellent 6-1 win away to Knigh Utd with goals from Robyn McNamara 2, Chelsea King, Aoife Kennedy, Abbie Lenihan & Caragh Flynn. With a strong gale blowing and the rain pelting down, the girls were eager to play as their last game was 2 months ago. We had 18 girls to choose from and each one of them wanted to be out in that weather. We started very strong, when Robyn McNamara did a lovely pull back and shot past the keeper for the opener. After a great run by Chelsea King, Aoife Kennedy finished off for number 2. Again Robyn struck inside the box to get her 2nd. Knigh then got one back before Shauna Pearson set Chelsea free who finished the first half by scoring our 4th. In the 2nd half, Knigh pressed us back but a quick break from Leah Moran sent Abbie Lenihan free to score. With time nearly up, Sarah Kelly & Abi Rainsford did a quick one two and crossed into Caragh Flynn who made no mistake from close range. Well done to Ellie Kennedy & Ailín Rochford on their debuts for the club, and on a final note, every single girl put in a team performance during the game. We wish a speedy recovery to Aisling from her recent skiing injury.
Team: Emma Wright, Eryn Kennedy, Nadine Hartigan, Mara Van Aelst, Mollie O’Hora, Sarah Kelly, Shauna Pearson, Robyn McNamara, Chelsea King, Leah Moran (c), Aoife Kennedy, Abi Rainsford, Abbie Lenihan, Ailín Rochford, Ellie Kennedy, Caragh Flynn, Jane Hurley & Emily Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman
Saturday, March 2 2019 (Villa Park)
Scorer: Aisling McMahon
Sunday, February 24 2019 (Ballylanders)
Scorers: Brian O’Sullivan 3 & Peter O’Sullivan
The A team returned to league action on Sunday and recorded an important 4-0 win away to Ballylanders. Newport had lost the reverse fixture 3-4 earlier in the season, so despite Ballylander’s position in the bottom half of the table, a tough game was expected at a venue that always proves a difficult place to get a result. The poor weather conditions and soft pitch weren’t going to help anyone’s cause and so it proved in the first ten minutes with Newport failing to get a real grip on the game.
However in the 10th minute, Newport almost opened the scoring when a mix-up in the Ballylanders defence almost led to an O.G. but they just managed to avert the danger. Three minutes later, Christy Doyle saw a delicate lob over the Ballylanders keeper hit the top of the crossbar. Newport were now beginning to get on top and looking the most likely to break the stale-mate and this duly happened in the 27th minute after Christy Doyle went on a mazy run, beating a couple of defenders and firing a shot that the home keeper could only parry and captain, Brian O’Sullivan gladly tapped home from close range.
With 2 minutes remaining in the first half, Ballylanders pressed the self-destruct button after they had 2 players sent-off one after another for dissent and this proved to be the main turning-point of the game. Newport took the 1-0 lead into the half-time break and knew that the game was only theirs to lose playing with the strong breeze in the second half and against 9 men. Continue reading
Sunday, February 24 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Adam Keane & Aidan Healy
The C team finally get their first win of the season when they beat Aisling Annacotty E in Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning thanks to goals from young players, Adam Keane & Aidan Healy. This win has been coming for the past few games and now that the duck has been broken, it will give the lads confidence to try and move up the table.
Sunday, February 24 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Devlin Courtney, Colin Coleman, Nathan Hartigan & Dermot Ryan
The B’s advanced to the quarter-finals of the Div 2B cup with a comfortable 4-1 win over Caherdavin on Sunday afternoon. This was a strong B squad with a good mix of experience & youth. Newport’s goals came from Devlin Courtney, Colin Coleman, Nathan Hartigan & Dermot Ryan. Newport won this cup last year and will be hoping to retain it this season but a difficult away trip to Holycross awaits the lads in the quarter-final.
Saturday, February 23 2019 (Annacotty)
Scorers: Johnny Ryan 2 & Luke Hamilton
Saturday, February 23 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Daniel Egan
On a fresh and pleasant Saturday morning Newport Town U16A’S welcomed old Rivals Fairview Rangers out to Derryleigh Park for the first match of the Premier season in the new Summer Soccer season for 2019.
After the few “Short Season” matches over the winter it was great to be back to the real full season and as usual there was great excitement to see what the new season would hold .The Newport boys have consolidated their position in the top half of the top league over the last few seasons and the hope was that this trend would continue for the 2019 season.
Fairview were a big strong team and as always were well capable of playing good ground Football and so was the case again on Saturday. Fairview probably started the better and were on top in the early period of the game where they made their physicality count as they attempted to get their passing game going . However the Newport lads began to settle after 10 /15 minutes and gradually began to get themselves back into the game. The next 20/25 minutes was a great battle between 2 even teams with Newport maybe looking a bit more dangerous going forward but with just not being able to find the killer final pass in the box to break the deadlock . Fairview themselves had the ball come off the post so both teams were content enough to remain level after a pretty even first half.