The Limerick League Junior Teams of the Season have been announced and Newport has great representation on 4 teams in Div 1B, Div 2B, Youth Div 2 & U17 Div 1. This is a great honour for our players and our club.Well done lads and hard luck to our players who must have been in the running for a spot but missed out.
The Newport players and their respective division are below:
Junior A, Div 1B:
Team: Christopher O Connor, Brian O’Sullivan Christy Doyle
Subs: Elliott Slattery & Seán Ryan
Junior B, Div 2B:
Team: Stephen Carroll & Nathan Hartigan
Sub: Odhran Brett
U18 Youth Div 2:
Team: Darren Collins, Jack Noble & Jack O’Carroll
Subs: Killian O Malley & Colin Coleman
U17 Div 1:
Team: Jack O’Carroll
Sub: Jay Ryan
Sunday, April 14 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Tristan O’Sullivan 2
As predicted, the junior B’s Div 2B cup semi-final between Newport & Athlunkard Villa was a very clouse-fought affair with extra-time needed to separate the sides, after the game ended 2-2 in normal time with both Newport goals coming from Tristan O’Sullivan. Newport will see this as one that got away as they failed to capitalise on some great chances. Just when it looked the game would go to penalties, Athlunkard scored a late extra-time winner to break Newport hearts and at the same time, bring the B’s season to a close.
Sunday, March 24 2019 (Mungret)
Scorer: Colin Coleman 3
In their final league game of the season, the B team put a real dent in Mungret Regional’s promotion hopes with an excellent 3-2 away win on Sunday morning. Youth player, Colin Coleman, was the scorer-in-chief with a well-taken hat-trick. The Bs now have just one league game remaining and hopefully their recent good form will give them some real confidence in the divisional cup, which they are hoping to retain.
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.
Sunday, February 17 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Nathan Hartigan & Colin Coleman
The B’s were looking to build up some momentum ahead of their divisional cup when they welcomed unbeaten league leaders Pallasgreen to Derryleigh Park on Sunday afternoon. Despite a good performance and pushing the leaders all the way, it was the visitors who were delighted to take all three points on offer after a 3-2 win. Youngsters, Nathan Hartigan & Colin Coleman were on the score-sheet for Newport.
Sunday, February 3 2019 (Annacotty)
Scorer: Nathan Hartigan
The B teams faintest hopes of promotion were more or less extinguished on Sunday afternoon when they could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Aisling Annacotty. Newport took the lead in the very first minute when Nathan Hartigan fired home from 30 yards out. Newport rode their luck for the remainder of the game and it looked like we would take all 3 points on offer, however Aisling spoiled the party when they equalised as the clock headed towards 90 minutes.
Sunday, January 20 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
The B team went into their game against Parkville knowing that a win was essential to keep alive their slim hopes of promotion. It was a very tight contest between two evenly-matched sides and unfortunately it was the visitors who took all three points on offer after scoring a late winner courtesy of an excellent strike. With just 4 league games remaining, promotion is now looking slightly out of reach and the lads will be hoping for a good cup run.
Sunday, December 9 2018 (Holycross)
Scorer: Tristan O’Sullivan
The Bs suffered a disappointing away defeat when they lost 2-1 away to Holycross. Before the game Newport were in third and Holycross were in fourth but this result sees the sides swap places. Tristan O’Sullivan scored from the spot for Newport.
Sunday, December 2 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
(Odhran Brett & Tristan O’Sullivan)
Sunday, November 11 2018 (Athlunkard)
Scorer: Stephen O’Carroll