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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U18 Div 2 Cup, Quarter-Final, Regional Utd 1-4 Newport Town AFC

Tuesday, April 23 2019 (Dooradoyle)

Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2, Colin Coleman & Jack Noble

The 18s advanced to the Div 2 Cup semi-final, where they will be away to Caherdavin, following a hard-earned 4-1 win away to Regional. Jack O’Carroll with 2, Colin Coleman & Jack Noble on the score-sheet. Jack O’Caroll’s 2 goals keep him top of the goalscoring charts in Div 2. Newport took the lead in the game and should have increased their advantage but failed to do so and when Regional scored a soft goal to equalise, it seemed to boost their confidence. They were awarded a penalty early in the second half but substitute keeper, Jack O’Sullivan, who came on at half-time made a brilliant save. Newport finished the game stronger and 3 goals in the final quarter were enough to seal safe passage to the semi-final.

Match Squad: Josh White, Chris Carmody, Jack Noble, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Devon Ryan, Ciaran Flynn, Brendan McMahon, Jack O’Carroll, Colin Coleman, Daniel Egan, Haytam Kamil, Jack O’Sullivan, Jack Ryan & Cian O’Connell

Junior A, Div 1B Cup Semi-Final, Knockainey 3-3 Newport Town AFC (AET, NTAFC win 4-2 on pens)

Sunday, April 21 2019 (Knockainey)

Scorers: Mark McGuire, Brian O’Sullivan & Christy Doyle

On Easter Sunday morning, Newport & Knockainey played out a cracking cup tie out in Knockainey. The pre-match prediction was that this was going to be a close game in a difficult venue and so it proved to be with a dreaded penalty shootout needed to separate the sides. Thankfully it was Newport who held their nerve, with our keeper, Harry Ryan making two great penalty saves to ensure that it’s Newport who head to Jackman Park to play Hill Celtic in the Div 1B Calvert Cup Final in a couple of weeks time.

Marc Barry had a depleted squad due to representative duty, suspension, injury and holidays but in fairness to the available players, they all gave 100% in terms of effort & commitment and over the course of the 90 minute plus extra-time were deserving of the win. Newport started well and came close to opening the scoring in the first 20 minutes and were keeping the Knockainey keeper very busy. Somewhat against the run of play, it was the home team who opened the scoring in the 27th minute when a deep cross to the back post was superbly headed home. Newport had two great chances to equalise in the 30th & 36th minutes but we just couldn’t get on the end of two inviting crosses into the danger area. Newport scored the deserved equaliser in the 42nd minute when Mark McGuire picked up on a loose ball on the edge of the box and drilled a low shot to the net through a packed penalty box. 1-1 at half-time and anyone’s game. Continue reading

Junior A, Div 1B, Shelbourne 0-6 Newport Town AFC

Junior A Match Squad v Shelbourne

Tuesday, April 16 2019 (Shelbourne Park)

Scorers: Christy Doyle 2, Peter O’Sullivan, Paul Ryan, Mark McGuire & Jack O’Carroll

Newport faced a midweek away trip to play Shelbourne in the league. In a game that Newport needed to win to keep up the pressure on the top two in the promotion race, we got off to a great start after Peter O’Sullivan got on the end of a corner from his brother Brian and powerfully headed home to open the scoring in the 10th minute. Newport dominated the first half but despite creating some great chances, they didn’t extend their lead until the 35th minute when Paul Ryan picked up a lovely pass from Brian O’Sullivan on the edge of the box and superbly curled the ball to the top corner.

In the 42nd minute, Darren Collins latched on to a loose pass in the middle of the park and expertly played a through ball to Brian O’Sullivan on the left wing, whose cross wasn’t dealt with by the Shels centre-half and Christy Doyle pounced to calmly slot home from close range. On the stroke of half-time, left back Mark McGuire made a surging run from deep into the box and his cross was bundled into the goal by a Shelbourne defender. 4-0 at half-time and Newport were in full control.

Newport continued to pile the pressure on the Shelbourne rearguard in the second half and Christy Doyle scored his second and Newport’s fifth after receiving yet another assist from Brian O’Sullivan and made no mistake in finding the net. The Doyler / Clemy partnership is proving very potent this season and is causing lots of trouble for opposition defences.

Marc Barry was able to unload the bench in the second half and youth player, Jack O’Carroll, scored his first ever A team goal in the 82nd minute when brilliantly getting on to a cross ahead of the Shels keeper to guide the ball home. 6-0 was a fair reflection of a game that Newport controlled from start to finish and earned the 3 points to close the gap on Hill Celtic & Kilfrush. With 4 league games remaining, we now lie just 3 points behind Hill Celtic, same games played and are 6 points behind Kilfrush but we have a game in hand. Both these sides have yet to visit Derryleigh Park and play each other, so the promotion race could go all the way to the wire but we are still in control of our own destiny.

Match Squad: Harry Ryan, Mark McGuire, James Lynch, Christy O’Connor, Elliott Slattery, Paul Ryan, Peter O’Sullivan, Darren Collins, Christy Doyle, Jimmy Fyfe, Brian O’Sullivan (C), Kevin Connolly, Sean Ryan, Nathan Hartigan, Jack Noble, Jack O’Carroll, Ben Wixted, Brendan Coffey