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, February 10 2019 (Annacotty)
Scorer: Jack Ryan
Sunday, December 16 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Jack O’Carroll
Unfortunately the U17s were on the wrong end of a 5-1 defeat at home to a very strong Fairview side on Sunday afternoon. Jack O’Carroll scored Newport’s consolation goal from the penalty spot.
Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jay Ryan 3 & Karl Kelly
A top Vs bottom of the table clash took place at Derryleigh Park on a sunny, wintery day, perfect for a game of football. Newport fielded a weakened team with several players out injured and more on the field at less than 100%. It showed in the early stages as Annacotty looked the stronger team, scoring after 5 minutes with a long-range effort that skimmed off the surface, and creating several chances early. Annacotty doubled their advantage after some scrappy play around the box, the ball broke kindly for the Annacotty forward who finished deftly.
But Newport were not without their chances, Jack Foley forced a good save, Gavin Denihan headed off the post and Jack O’Carroll shot narrowly over the bar. With ten remaining in the half Jay Ryan picked the ball up 20 yards out with two men to beat and surprised everyone with a quick toe-poke into the bottom corner of the Annacotty goal. The half time whistle came with Annacotty leading 2-1.
The second half started slowly with Newport slowly gaining control and the advantage in possession, and duly Karl Kelly steered the ball home from close range after several ricochets, deflections and saves in the Annacotty 18-yard box. Continue reading
Sunday, November 18 2018 (Swords)
Scorers: Jack Ryan 2, Johnny Ryan & Jack O’Carroll
Having been 1-4 down after 24 minutes, NTAFC staged an incredible away comeback to score a stoppage time equaliser to make it 4-4 and bring the game into extra-time. Newport were well on top in extra-time but couldn’t find the elusive winner and the game went into the dreaded penalty-shootout. Unfortunately Swords won the tie 5-4 on pens. The lads showed great fighting spirit to stage the comeback and almost win it in ET. We are all very proud of your efforts.
Sunday, September 16 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jay Ryan (5) & Liam King (2)
U17s drawn at home to Geraldines, game to be played on or before October 7.
U18s have received a bye to Round 2. The Round 1 games are to be played on or before October 14.
Sunday, September 2 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jay Ryan (2), Jack O’Carroll & Daniel Egan
Wednesday, August 30 2018 (Annacotty)
Scorers: Jay Ryan, Gavin Denihan & O.G.
Thursday, August 23 2018 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Jack Foley