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U14 Girls, Lough Derg 0-5 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, March 9 2019 (Clarisford Park)

Scorers: Aoife Mellerick 2, Emily Hurley, Amelia Healy & Shauna Pearson

Having already won the league title a few weeks back, the U14 girls received their league trophy after their final league game of the season when they won 5-0 away to Lough Derg. Aoife Mellerick 2, Emily Hurley, Amelia Healy & Shauna Pearson were the Newport scorers. This squad keep going from strength to strength having won the League & Cup Double last season. Special mention for their hard-working, dedicated & enthusiastic coaches John O’Hora & Trish Kennedy. Well done girls on bringing another trophy back to Derryleigh Park.

Junior A, Div 1B, Calvert Cup, Newport Town AFC 4-0 Granville Rgs

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

U15 Premier, Newport Town AFC 1-3 Carew Park

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.

U15 Girls, Knigh Utd 1-6 Newport Town AFC

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