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Junior A, Div 1A, Corbally Utd. 1 – 3 Newport Town AFC

Thursday, September 3 (Athlunkard)

Newport scorers: Brian O’Sullivan (2) & Dean Lenihan

Newport A’s recorded a good 3-1 away victory to Corbally Utd and in the process moved into second place in Div 1A, 5 points behind current league leaders Nenagh.

Newport took control of the game from the kick off and looked comfortable on the ball and in attack. Newport took the lead on 20 minutes, when Dean Lenihan, superbly lobbed the keeper from the edge of the box. Newport were dominating possession but it was another 20 minutes before, Brian ‘Clemy’O’Sullivan doubled the lead with a nice low shot, which gave the keeper no chance just inside the post. 2-0 at half time.

4 minutes into the second half, Clemy scored his second after his partner-in-crime, Dean Lenihan, laid off an inch-perfect pass and no better man than the captain, to finish the chance.

With a 3-0 lead, Newport appeared to take the foot off the pedal, which allowed Corbally back into the game and when they scored in the 60th minute, there were thoughts of the possibility of another high-scoring game a la Charleville & Kilmallock. However this time, the ship was steadied and there were no further goals from either side before referee Donal Power blew up on 90 minutes in the fading light.

Next up for Newport is a home game to Ballynanty ‘B’ on Sunday morning.

Squad: Seamus O’Regan, Dave O’Brien, Christy O’Connor, Dave Murray, Sean Ryan, Dean Lenihan, Paul Ryan, Mark McGuire, Peter O’Sullivan, Jamie Collins, Brian O’Sullivan (Capt), Subs: Kevin O’Brien, Ed Gleeson, Gary O’Brien & Aidan O’Brien.

U13, Div 2, Aisling Annacotty ‘C’ 5 – 1 Newport Town AFC ‘B’

Wednesday, September 2 (Killonan)

Newport Scorer: Thomas Hickey

Newport U13B’s kicked off their season with a tricky away game to our local rivals Aisling Annacotty. Although the score line suggests a one sided match the end result was not a fair reflection on the game as a whole.

Newport had a number of good chances during the game to stay level with their opponents but the rub of the green was just not with them on the night. Strong performances were delivered across the team and the goal of the game was a screamer from the boot of U12 player Thomas Hickey.
Thanks to U13A team Manager Denis O’Sullivan for helping on the night and to the parents for their support.

Squad: Luke Ryan, Ben Noble, Shaun Bonfield, Sean McCarthy, Ethan Flaherty, Steve McCormack, Killian Sexton, Lee Ryan, Tom Hickey, Shane O’Halloran, Aaron Pearson, Steve Madden, Cian Kennedy

U16, Premier, Newport Town AFC 0 – 2 Pike Rovers

Wednesday, September 2 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport Town AFC welcomed one of the Premier Division heavy weights to Derryleigh on Wednesday evening. Despite Newport going down 0-2, the scoreline did not reflect a very hard working, spirited and organised performance from the whole squad.

The new rule of “roll-on/roll-off” substitutions was put to good use with injuries and attrition rates at a premium in this high tempo encounter.

Newport  were initially undone by some neat play by Pike resulting in a good finish. Continue reading

U17, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 5 – 1 Hospital

Tuesday, September 1 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers – Aaron O’Neill (2), Adam Keane, Nathan Hartigan & Cian Power

With their season starting to kick off with a string of results going their way, Newport went into this game confident and with momentum. Newport, from the off started brightly creating many chances through fast passing and good possession football. A lot of this good work came through Aaron O’ Neill who has started to find great form. Within five minutes Newport had carved open the Hospital defence to go close to converting numerous chances. Newport kept up the pressure and it paid off when Aaron O’ Neill latched onto a through ball from Nathan Hartigan and found himself with plenty of time in the Hospital box to slot home the first goal. Continue reading

U17, Div 2, Charleville 3 – 3 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, August 29 2015 (Charleville)

Newport scorers: Ciaran Braddick, Aaron O’Neill & Adam Keane

On Saturday last, Newport U17’s found themselves facing a trip to Charleville, Co. Cork. It was their third outing of this year’s league campaign and spirits were high after their previous win away to Ballynanty. The lads travelled with a full team after a few missed absentees from the previous two games had made it back to the premier county, noticeably Sean O’ Dwyer, Cian Power and Joe Gibson.

Newport started brightly and got stuck into a very physical Charleville team. Aaron O’ Neill made every ball stick up front and gave the team much enjoyed possession early on. Newport were the better team in the opening exchanges and showed they could play on the home side’s astro turf equally as well as Charleville. Newport got a break through with some great work in the middle of the field from Connor Nolan and Jordan Mooney to move the ball out right for Aaron O’ Neill who sent a superb ball into the middle for Adam Keane who ran on to it and chipped the oncoming Charleville keeper. Continue reading

U16, Premier, Regional Utd A 12 – 1 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, August 29 2015 (Crescent College)

Newport scorer: Nathan Hartigan

A bright morning sunny saw  the Newport U16’s travel to the Cresent Comp for the 12 noon kick off to face a potentially tricky tie against Regional in their first taste of Premier Division football.

And so it proved to be as a bright start from Newport quickly changed as Regional soon got into their rythmn. Continue reading