Saturday, March 28 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport Town AFC went into this match on the back of a poor result in the last match against Geraldines. They knew they had to perform better and attack Limerick FC from the start. A win today would see Newport keep the pressure on the teams above them. The day was wild and windy for the 12.30 kick off. Newport won the toss and elected to play against the breeze in the first half. Continue reading
NTSFL U12 GIRLS CUP 2015
Borrisokane 3 – 2 Newport Town AFC
Newport Town AFC headed to Borrisokane this morning to play in the quarter final of the NTSFL U12 cup. Newport Town knew that the task facing them was a daunting one. Borrisokane had won the league the previous week and had already beaten Newport Town twice this season. This was going to be a goliath of a task for the Town but the girls were adamant about not going down without a fight. This was cup football and anything was possible. Were we going to do a Wigan on Man City?? Continue reading
Saturday, March 28th (Athlunkard)
Game 1: Corbally United 1 4 – 2 Newport Town AFC 1
Game 2: Newport Town AFC 1 1 – 1 Caherdavin Celtic
Game 3: Newport Town AFC 1 5 – 2 Lisnagry
The U7s Newport Nippers had an enjoyable morning on Saturday while taking part in the U7s Blitz in Athlunkard. It was a case of nervous nippers in the first game that saw us get off to a slow start, we showed great improvement with a comeback in the second half against Corbally United and were unlucky to lose out 4-2. Continue reading
Sunday, March 22nd, Hospital
Newport remain in second place in Div 1A after a comfortable 2-0 away win away to Hospital. Once again, Brian ‘Clemy’O’Sullivan was the scorer-in-chief with the 2 goals, both from spot-kicks, to take his season tally to 29 goals.
The bookies had Newport as warm favourites to win this morning but this game had all the makings of a potential banana skin as Hospital are currently second from bottom and fighting to retain their Div 1A status next season. The playing surface was also a concern as it was going to be hard to play decent passing football on it but it was going to be the same for both sides. Newport were also missing a number of regular players due to injury and various other reasons, therefore Stevie O’Connor was drafted in from the B team to play up front with Brian O’Sullivan in place of the injured Dean Lenihan. Stevie more than justified the call up and had a very good game up front. Continue reading
Sunday, March 22 (Annacotty)
Newport B’s played Aishling Annacotty in Div 3A on Sunday. Unfortunately the B team lost out 2-1 away to Aisling Annacotty with our goal coming from a Dermot Ryan free-kick. Continue reading
Saturday, March 21st, Athlunkard
At a sun-drenched Athlunkard, Town U.12’s continued their invincibility with a comfortable victory over Corbally United ‘C’ on Saturday afternoon.
First half goals Johnny Ryan, Eoin McLoughlin, Cillian O’Sullivan, Steven Ryan, Diarmuid O’Riordan and Ben O’Sullivan put the game to bed early.
Massive credit is due to Corbally United who never gave up throughout the game especially their goalkeeper who made numerous excellent saves especially in the second half. Continue reading
Saturday, March 21st, Mungret
Newport U10 Reds took on Mungret Regional B’s on Saturday afternoon. The squad was down to the bare bones due to sickness and players being unavailable. We had 10 players at the start of the match with 1 further player leaving at half time. This was cutting it a little fine for a 9 a side game.
However Newport started well and the back three and midfield were winning their tackles in the early stages to keep Newport on the front foot. Paddy Hussey was unlucky to have a goal ruled out for offside as Newport looked to capitalise on their early dominance. Gradually Mungret played their way into the game and took the lead when a ball played in behind the back three was finished to the net. Mungret had a couple of other shots in the first half but John Lee in the Newport goal dealt with these comfortably. Continue reading
Saturday, March 21st, Derryleigh Park
Newport under 10’s Greens, restarted their nine a-side non-competitive league this week. Saturday’s visitors were Parkville. The weather was ideal in Derryleigh and there was a sense of excitement in the air as the team warmed up in the sunshine.
Parkville won the toss and elected to change ends and play with the sun against their backs. The early exchanges were energetic and the boys tried their best to work the ball through the thirds of the pitch. Ciarán, played in Michael who raced from the half way line past the defenders and forced a quality save from the keeper. The rebound fell kindly to Michael, but he blazed over from six yards. Parkville drew first blood with a speculative shot through a crowded area, which beat Chris to the bottom corner. Shortly after, Michael again raced through, only for his effort to miss to the right of the goal. Parkville mounted a few attacks of their own but more than met their match in Ruadh, Mark and Tommy patrolling the backline. The visitors were lucky to make to take a two goal lead after a weak shot bobbled in front of the keeper and trickled in to the net. Continue reading
Saturday, March 21st, Mungret
Newport U8’s attended Mungret Regional today and played 3 small sided games in a blitz against Moyross Utd, Mungret Regional and Aisling Annacotty.
All the children played very well in what was their first game of the season and credit has to go to each player for 3 great games and the effort put in by each player.
Newport won 2 out of their 3 games. Continue reading
Saturday, March 14th (Bawnmore)
On a lovely spring morning our under 11’s went in to town to play Geraldines in a league match in Bawnmore. Unfortunately on this occasion we were beaten on a 3-0 score line.
Geraldines took the lead after 10 minutes after a breakaway goal. It was nip and tuck for the rest of the first half and Newport had a couple of half chances to equalise but did not take them.
On resumption of the second half Newport continued to attack and missed one or two good chances. A ball played in to the Newport penalty made its way to the far post and was scrambled in to the Newport goal to give Geraldines a 2-0 lead. Continue reading