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Round 1 Carnage

Thanks to the 149 players who entered our Last One Standing competition, which started at the weekend. All of the players were in with a chance of winning the €500 first prize but after round 1, 58 players were eliminated with Man City & Arsenal causing most of the damage and now only 91 players remain standing. The round 1 team picks were, Liverpool (65), Man City (27), Spurs (22), Arsenal (11), Villa (5), Sheffield Utd (4), Leicester (3), Chelsea (2), West Ham (2), Everton (2), Wolves (2), Brighton (1), Burnley (1), Man Utd (1) & Southampton (1).

Junior C, Div 3A, Nenagh 2-2 Newport Town AFC C

Sunday, September 15 2019 (Brickfields)

Scorers: Brendan Collins & Wayne Collins

The Cs, badly in need of some points, travelled to Nenagh to play their fellow Tipp side in Div 3A and deservedly got their first point of the season with a good 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Wayne Collins & Brendan McMahon. Hopefully this will now give the lads the badly needed boost to kick on.

Junior A, Premier A, Newport Town AFC 3-0 Murroe

Sunday, September 15 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Davy Ryan, Jimmy Fyfe & Brian O’Sullivan

Unfortunately, all three junior games clashed on Sunday afternoon. For the A team, it was a local derby in Premier A, when 5th placed Newport welcomed 2nd placed Murroe to Derryleigh Park. Before kick-off Newport were 4 points behind Murroe with both having played 7 games. Newport made a lie of the league positions by putting in a great display to win 3-0 with goals from Davy Ryan, Jimmy Fyfe & Brian O’Sullivan. Another satisfying aspect of the game was a solid defensive effort to keep a clean sheet, only Newport’s second of the season.

Junior B, Div 1B, Parkville 4-1 Newport Town AFC B

Sunday, September 15 2019 (Knockalisheen)

Scorer: Kalem Harte)

The Bs travelled to Knockalisheen to play Parkville in Div 1B on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately it was the home side that won on a 4-1 scoreline. Kalem Harte scored the Newport goal from the penalty spot. Nathan Hartigan also scored from the penalty spot earlier in the game, which would have levelled the score at 1-1 but the goal was disallowed due to an interpretation of the rules that left both the Newport & Parkville players & management puzzled. Again the scoreline was harsh on the lads but that’s football.

FAI Junior Cup & Munster Junior Cup Draws

The draw has been made for the FAI Junior Cup. Newport have been drawn away to fellow Premier A side, Corbally United AFC. Following on from last year’s big adventure, when we made it to the last 32, we’re hoping that we can go on another good cup run. However, an away trip to Athlunkard is always a difficult assignment. Game is scheduled to be played on or before September 29.

Newport have been drawn at home to fellow Premier A side, Hill Celtic in round 1 of the Munster Junior Cup, with the game to be played on Sunday, September 22 at 11am. The winner will be away to the winners of Charleville / Moyross in round 2.

U15 (2005) National Cup, Carew Park 0-6 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, September 14 2019 (Carew Park)

Scorers: Conor Brett 2, David Healy, Adam Melickichi, Aaron Coleman & Nathan Bridgeman

Well done to our U15 (2005) schoolboys who advanced to the next round of the National Cup following an excellent 6-0 win away to Carew Park on Saturday morning. This was a super performance from all the lads. The scorers were Conor Brett (2), Adam Melickichi, David Healy, Aaron Coleman & Nathan Bridgeman. Newport will be away to the winners of Fairview & Tralee Dynamos in the next round.