Junior C Aug 3 2017

Junior C 2018/2019 – Division 4

2018/2019 Joint Managers: Kevin Healy & Adrian Hurley
Coach: Ailbe Coffey
Team Captain: Dan Powell
Vice Captain: TBC
Training Time: Friday (9-10pm)

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Junior C, Div 4, Lisnagry 4-2 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, May 11 2019 (Scanlon Park)

Scorer: Aidan Healy 2

The C team finished their season when they lost 4-2 away to league champions Lisnagry with Aidan Healy scoring both Newport goals. This has been a frustrating season for the C team and they were unlucky not to get more positive results during the season.

Junior C, Div 4, Coonagh Utd 5-1 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, April 14 2019 (Coonagh)

Scorer: Aidan Healy

The C team have just 2 games remaining in their season, following their 5-1 defeat away to Coonagh on Sunday afternoon. The home side still had a very remote chance of promotion so this was always going to be a very difficult test for Newport, who despite some decent performances along the way, have not had the bit of luck sometimes needed to get a few wins to gather some momentum. Aidan Healy scored the consolation goal for Newport.

Junior C, Div 4, Newport Town AFC 0-3 Murroe C

Sunday, April 7 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

On the bottom pitch, the C team welcomed near neighbours, Murroe C to Derryleigh Park in a local derby. A win for Newport would have seen them climb off the bottom of the Div 4 table and level with Murroe and to give this fixture a little twist, Murroe had some former Newport players in their ranks. Unfortunately it was Murroe who ran out 3-0 winners and extend the gap between themselves and Newport.

Preview of Sunday’s Junior Games

After last week’s cup games, it’s back to the bread & butter of league action this weekend, with our Junior A, C & U18 Youth teams all in action in Derryleigh Park on Sunday and all support is welcome. The A team are right in the promotion race but with just 7 league games remaining, every game is almost a must-win and that then brings its own pressures. We currently lie 12 points behind league leaders Kilfrush, but we have 3 games in hand and are 9 points behind second-placed Hill Celtic with 2 games in hand. Only two sides get promoted at the end of the season but we still have to play both these sides in Derryleigh Park in massive games, but Marc Barry and his players are only concerned with taking one game at a time starting with the visit of seventh placed Southend next Sunday morning.

In the earlier fixture back in August, Newport recorded a 3-1 away win with goals from Brian O’Sullivan (2) & Darren Collins in a hard-earned victory. Even though Southend don’t have much to play for, as they are more-or-less safe from relegation and looking at a mid-table finish, they will still be tough opposition and won’t make life easy for Newport. Team captain, Brian O’Sullivan, who scored his 22nd goal of the season last week will continue to lead the line.

A satisfying aspect of last week’s 6-0 win over Regional was that six different players scored, and we also kept a third clean-sheet in 4 games. New keeper, Harry Ryan, has settled nicely into the team and has done well. The players & management would really like to see the Newport support get behind them in the remaining games in the push for promotion and hope to see a decent crowd at the game on Sunday morning. Thanks also to some of the U13 schoolboys who will be on ball-boy duty for the game.

At the same time, the C team welcome near neighbours, Murroe C to Derryleigh Park in a local derby. These teams played out an exciting 3-3 draw back in September and this game has all the makings of a cracker, as a win for Newport would see them climb off the bottom of the Div 4 table and level with Murroe. To give this fixture even added spice, Murroe have some former Newport players in their ranks, who will be anxious to put one over their former team-mates.

The third game of the day sees the Youths play Caherdavin in Derryleigh with a 2.15pm kick-off. Newport currently lie in second-place behind Cals, but a very disappointing loss away to Corbally last time out put a big dent in their title hopes. Newport must win their four remaining league games and hope that other results go their way to have any hope of catching Cals. Caherdavin also have a slight chance of catching Cals but also need to win their remaining games, so with this game being a must-win for both sides it could be a very tense & exciting game. In the reverse fixture back in August, Caherdavin were 3-1 winners in a game that Newport did not play as well as they can. For this game, the Youths welcome John Ryan Rose back to the squad after a nasty injury and also welcome Thomas Floyd back to the fold. Colin Coleman, who has been missed, remains unavailable due to suspension but will be available for the next game.

Junior C, Div 4 Cup, Newport Town AFC 0-2 Athlunkard Villa C

Sunday, March 31 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

A very young C team were very unlucky to lose 2-0 at home to Athlunkard Villa C in a topsy-turvy cup tie. Newport had plenty of chances in front of goal but failed to take their chances and somewhat against the run of play, Athlunkard scored two somewhat fortuitous goals late in the game to go through to the quarter-final. This was a disappointing result as the lads gave it their all but nothing seemed to go their way.

Junior C, Div 4, Newport Town AFC 2-1 Aisling Annacotty E

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.

Junior C, Div 4, Newport Town AFC 3-4 Fairview C

Sunday, December 9 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jamie Daly, Devon Ryan & OG

The Cs almost staged a great comeback when losing 4-0 at home to Fairview C with 10 minutes remaining on the clock. Goals from Jamie Daly, Devon Ryan and an O.G. brought the game back to 4-3 but try as they might Newport couldn’t manage an equaliser.