Sunday, March 18 2018 (Athlunkard)
Scorers: Colin Coleman 3, Darren Collins 2, Ciaran Flynn & Jack Foley
What a game! 3-0 down after 15 minutes, 5-1 down at half-time and 7-4 down with 15 minutes to go, Newport U17s showed tremenduous fighting spirit and pride in the jersey to stage an incredible second half comeback to salvage a point in a 14 goal thriller, when we scored in the final minute to make it a 7-7 draw.
Supposedly dead & buried at half-time and after a very frank & honest half-time team talk, the lads knew that they simply hadn’t performed in the first half and to a man, every player including the subs gave their all in the second half. It’s not possible to put into words what a rollercoaster of a game this was in awful wintry conditions. Some great goals, great tackles, excellent football but above all great heart from Newport was there for all to see. Colin Coleman was the hat-trick hero but Darren Collins, who came on at half-time, showed how much he was missed all season, in his first game back after a lengthy lay-off due to injury, with a superb display in midfield and also contributing with two great goals. Ciaran Flynn also scored a great goal and it was Jack Foley who popped up with a great finish in the last minute to salvage the draw. Impossible to name a man of the match as it was a shared effort. Well done to both sets of players for a great game in the conditions. Bad for the heart though! Well done lads.
Match squad: Josh White, Colm Carey, Brendan McMahon, Robert Duggan, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Ciaran Flynn, Jack Noble, Devon Ryan, Sean Freeney, Colin Coleman. Subs – Jack Foley, Darren Collins, Jack O’Carroll, Cian O’Connell, Thomas O’Toole,
Junior Cup Draws
The draws have been made for the Junior Divisional Cups. Hopefully some of our sides can make it to a final in Jackman Park.
All adults involved with children within our club in any capacity must complete the FAI/Garda vetting process. All Garda vetting applications for the Football Association of Ireland have been processed online from 5th September 2016.
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Sunday, December 10 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorer: Colin Coleman
The U17’s welcomed runaway league leaders, Charleville, to Derryleigh Park and despite an excellent performance and having taken the lead through a superb individual goal from Colin Coleman in the first half, it was the Cork side who somehow managed to leave Newport with all three points after winning the game on a 2-1 scoreline. The lads were very disappointed after the game as all in attendance agreed that they did not deserve to lose. This is a relatively new side, who train hard and play some lovely football and with a little more rub of the green they will definitely get the results they deserve.
The management and players would like to wish a speedy recovery to Robert Duggan who was injured in training last week and will be out of action for a few months.
Match Squad: Josh White, Brendan McMahon, Killian O’Malley, Joey Kelly, Jack Noble, Ciaran Flynn, Sean Freeney, Jack Foley, Devon Ryan, Thomas Floyd, Colin Coleman, Karl Kelly, John Ryan Rose & Thomas O’Toole.
Sunday, October 8 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jack O’Carroll 2 & Joey Kelly
The U17’s were the only junior side in action at the weekend. They welcomed Star Rovers to Derryleigh Park in their first home game since August 24 and played out an exciting 3-3 draw. It was a real humdinger of a game with 6 goals, the lead exchanging hands a couple of times, a penalty and lots of drama. Star took the lead 20 minutes into the first half but Newport equalised when Jack O’Carroll calmly slotted home after Jack Foley had been upended in the box by the Star keeper. 1-1 at half-time and it was anyone’s game. Star went back in front when we failed to clear the ball and the ball broke kindly for the Star player who scored from close range. Newport equalised when Jack O’Carroll fired home a brilliant free kick from the edge of the box and then went 3-2 in front when centre-half Joey Kelly rose highest to power a header to the far post from a corner. It looked like Newport would close out the game but unfortunately we failed to deal with a corner and the Star player headed home unopposed in the six yard box. Jack O’Carroll had a great chance late on but his well-struck free kick clipped the top of the bar. Points shared and a draw may well have been a fair result.
Next up is a trip away to league leaders Kilfrush next Sunday at 2pm.
Match Squad: Josh White, Robert Duggan, Brendan McMahon, Killian O’Malley, John Ryan Rose, Jack Noble, Ciaran Flynn, Sean Freeney, Jack Foley, Jack O’Carroll, Joey Kelly, Karl Kelly, Colm Carey, Cian O’Connell, Chris Carmody & Thomas O’Toole.
Saturday, September 23 2017 (Annacotty)
The 17’s travelled to play premier league side Aisling Annacotty in the FAI U17 Cup on Saturday night and lost out on a 3-0 scoreline. The scoreline was harsh on the lads as it did not reflect their efforts. They hit the cross bar, had a genuine penalty claim not given and saw their keeper make a brilliant point-blank save. It was just one of those games.
Sunday, September 10 2017 (Annacotty)
Scorers: Thomas Floyd & Colin Coleman
In a game played in storm-like conditions in strong gusty winds and torrential rain, it’s still a mystery how Newport managed to lose this game away to Aisling on a 2-3 score line. It’s fair to say that Newport dominated both possession and territory for long periods of the game and played decent football at times but this time around we paid the price for failing to put countless chances away and coughing up soft goals. We hit the woodwork at least 3 times and failed to score when at times it seemed easier to score. It was just one of those days that the lads will want to forget about and move on to the next game.
The swirling wind and wet astro-turf surface did not lend itself to decent football but Newport were trying to play ball but at times the final mis-placed pass or decision to over-play the situation saw us giving away possession or spurning opportunities. However as the first half went on the lads were growing into the game and settling to the task and looked the side more likely to break the deadlock. Unfortunately, Aisling opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, somewhat against the run of play, when they took a quick free, our players switched off and they fired home to give them a 1-0 lead, which they took in to the break. Continue reading
Thursday, September 7 2017 (Doordaoyle)
Scorers: Jack Foley 2 & Thomas Floyd
Newport travelled to Dooradoyle on Thursday evening for their fourth game in this year’s campaign with a win, a draw and loss to date. Newport started brightly and took the lead in the 13th minute when Thomas Floyd expertly headed home a pin-point free-kick from Jack Foley. This was the Birdhill’s man first goal in Newport colours. Regional equalised on 33 minutes when a defensive mis-communication allowed the Regional player to slip in between keeper and defended to tap home from close range. The game remained level until half-time.
On 55 minutes, Jack Foley latched on to the end of a slipped pass from Colin Coleman and fired home to continue his remarkable goal-scoring run. Despite playing well in patches, Newport failed to put Regional to the sword and we rode our luck sometimes at the back. However, with 9 minutes remaining, Jack Foley ensured that all three points on offer would be returning to Derryleigh Park with a thunder-bolt of a shot from the edge of the box. On overall play Newport deserved the win. Going forward, we will need to be more clinical up front and turn the possession into goals and tighten up at the back. Every game so far has been nervous and tense but you sense that if the lads click together they are more than capable of getting a result against anyone.
Next up is an away trip to Aisling Annacotty on Sunday afternoon.
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Thursday, August 24 2017 (Derryleigh Park)
Scorers: Jack Foley & Jack Noble
The 17’s welcomed Corbally to Derryleigh Park for their third game of the season. After a win & defeat in their opening two games, Newport knew that the visiting side were going to provide a stern test and so it proved in a very entertaining & exciting game.
Newport started the brighter and had two great chances to take the lead in the first 10 minutes with shots from Jack Foley & Sean Freeney. Unfortunately Sean’s game ended early after he was forced to come off with a back injury. In the 22nd minute, our keeper, Josh White, gave away a penalty but redeemed himself with an excellent save, his second penalty save in a row. The first half was very open and free-flowing with the home side putting some nice moves together but after 45 minutes the game remained scoreless with everything to play for in the second half. Continue reading
Sunday, August 20 2017 (Charleville)
Scorers: Jack Noble & Devon Ryan
Minus a couple of players, Newport travelled to Charleville for their secondleague fixture of the season, in what was always going to be a tough game as the home team had won the County League last season. Despite the heavy rain overnight and the morning, the pitchwas in absolutely immaculate condition, which invoted both teams to play the ball on the deck.
The first 15 minutes was an even contest with both sides probing. However it was Charleville who broke the deadlock in the 18th minute and they then doubled their lead in the 30th minute. This Newport team is a brand new side and the players are only getting used to playing with one another but they worked a lovely free kick in the 37th minute when Colin Coleman took a quick free kick in the middle of the park and passed to left full-back, Brendan McMahon who had overlapped on the wing and his pin-point cross was bravely headed to the net by Jack Noble under fierce pressure from the big keeper. 2-1 at half-time and Newport were right back in the game. Continue reading