Sunday, October 6 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Cillian O’Sullivan 2 & Daniel Egan
Well done to our U17 Youth team who staged a great comeback to advance to round 2 of the FAI U17 Cup after a 3-2 extra time win at home to Ballymackey on Sunday afternoon. Newport dominated the first half but failed to capitalise on the many chances created to leave the game scoreless at half-time. Ballymackey upped their game in the second half and scored twice in the third quarter to make it 2-0 and leave Newport chasing the game. Great credit is due to the Newport lads, superbly led by their captain Daniel Egan, as they never gave up or let the heads drop. Daniel Egan gave them hope when he headed home a Jack Ryan corner in the 75th minute. Just as it looked like the visitors would hold on to the victory, Cillian O’Sullivan was on hand to latch onto a fumble by the Ballymackey keeper and he poked the ball home from close range. No one in the large attendance would have denied that Newport deserved to bring the game to extra time.
The Newport lads now had the momentum as the game went into 20 minutes of extra time. With both sides tiring it was Cillian O’Sulivan who again was on hand to finish from close range with 6 minutes remaining to give the home side a 3-2 lead. Newport held their nerve as the clock counted down and were delighted when the ref blew for the final whistle. This was a super comeback and incredibly for the lads this was their second game in 24 hours as they also had to play an U16 schoolboy fixture on Saturday afternoon. There will be tired bodies tonight but the tiredness will be well worth it. Newport will now be at home to Shelbourne in the next round.
Lots of images here.
Sunday, September 29 2019 (Carnane, Fedamore)
Scorers: Luke Ryan 3, Nathan O’Donoghue, Johnny Ryan & Calum Merrigan
The U17Bs played out an 11 goal thriller away to Castle Rovers. As you would expect from the scoreline, this was a very entertaining & exciting game that could have gone either way. Luke Ryan kept his scoring run going with a well-taken hat-trick. Nathan O’Donoghue scored from the penalty spot and Johnny Ryan & Calum Merrigan also chipped in with a goal apiece. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Colm O’Malley who suffered an injury during the game. Hope to see him back in training soon.
Sunday, September 29 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Daniel Egan
The U17A team made it 2 wins in 4 games with a tight 1-0 win at home to Corbally Utd on Sunday afternoon. Numbers were tight but the lads fought hard and put in a good performance to take all 3 points on offer courtesy of a goal from Daniel Egan. Next Sunday afternoon at 2pm, they will welcome Ballymackey to Derryleigh Park in round 1 of the FAI National Cup.
Sunday, September 8 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Conor McHugo & Luke Ryan
Sunday, September 1 2019 (Shelbourne Park)
Saturday, August 24 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Luke Ryan
The U17A team got a great win in a very tight game against Cappamore with Luke Ryan continuing his good run of goal-scoring form with a poacher’s goal in the first half.
Friday, August 23 2019 (Annacotty)
Scorers: Luke Ryan 3, Johnny Ryan 2 & Lorcan Delaney
Monday, August 19 2019 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Johnny Ryan
Monday, August 19 2019 (Annacotty)
The new junior season in Limerick kicks-off on Tuesday, August 13 and once again, NTAFC will have 5 sides competing in the local leagues. A, B, C and two U17 sides. League formats have been changed this year. A’s play in Premier A (old 1A), B’s in 1B (old 2A) & C’s in 3A (old Div 4).
The A team will be playing just 1 tier below the Premier League. Following on from last season’s successful season which saw them gain promotion, win the Calvert Cup and enjoy great runs in both the FAI Junior Cup & Lawson Cups, Manager, Marc Barry, has kept the nucleus of last season’s squad intact. He has also brought in some excellent signings who will further strengthen the squad. Local lad, Keith Mawdsley, re-joins the club from Janesboro after winning the Premier League and Oscar Traynor Cup last season. He’s also joined from Janesboro, by Darragh Carroll who has strong ties with Newport. Michael Ryan from Cappamore and Ryan Mawdsley from Kilfrush. Once again, the squad will be a nice blend of youth and lots of experience. Continue reading