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Newport Nippers, U7s, Summerville Rovers v Newport Town AFC, Friendly

Saturday, February 14, Portland Park

A great display by the U7 Nippers. More than the match results, (we won all 4 matches), it is a pleasure to watch the team’s progress.

The passing of the ball, match vision, style of play & movement of the players on the pitch is improving from week to week.

Our U7s scored a few hands full of goals from all different angles.

The coaches are very impressed and proud of your progress.

Well done to all!

The club’s future looks bright! 🙂

LDL, U17 Div 2 Cup, Semi-final – Newport Town AFC 6 – 7 Janesboro (Johnny Coyle & Evan Hannon)

Sun, February 15, Derryleigh Park

Newport lose to Janesboro, 7-6 on penalties
1-1 at end of normal time
2-2 after extra time

For those of you who had a few hours to kill this afternoon if you didn’t make it to Derryleigh Park you missed an absolute cracker of a game from our young U17’s. Facing the run away league leaders and cup favorites Janesboro was a stiff task but by god how we rose to it. Continue reading

LDL, Div 3A, Newport Town AFC 4 – 3 St. Paul’s (Stephen O’Connor, Chris Carroll, Dermot Ryan & Martin Turner)

Sun, February 15, Derryleigh Park

The B’s welcomed St. Paul’s to Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning but left it late to secure all three points on offer on a 4-3 scoreline, with the late, late winner coming from the head of Martin Turner.

It was a real ding dong match and the lads had to show some real determination to win the game by turning around a 3-2 deficit late in the second half to earn the win. The other scorers on the day for Newport were Stephen O’Connor, Chris Carroll & Dermot Ryan. Continue reading

LDL, Div 1A, Kilmallock UTD 1 – 0 Newport Town AFC

Sun, February 15, Kilmallock

Newport travelled to Kilmallock on Sunday morning for a crucial Div 1A league encounter against their fellow promotion rivals full of confidence after a recent good run of league wins. Unfortunately Newport lost out to the only goal in the game, with nine minutes remaining after the ball was bundled into the net from a scrappy corner. This was only our third league defeat all season and it was a very disappointing result but with four games league left to play, we still remain in the shake up for promotion but realistically cannot afford too many more slip ups in the run-in. Continue reading

LDSL, U11 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 4 – 1 Carew Park (Aidan Ryan (2), Lee Ryan & Aaron Coleman)

NTAFC U11s v Carew Park
Saturday, February 14, Derryleigh Park

On lovely Valentines Morning with all the chocolates and flowers delivered a good crowd of parents and locals came to see Newport’s continued push for another win in the league.

In what turned out to be a tough encounter with Carew taking the lead from a corner. The Newport lads now woke up and started to play some good football which led to a free kick about 25 yards out from the Carew goal. Aidan Ryan stepped up to take the free kick and the ball sailed straight into the net taking the Carew keeper by surprise as he had been tracking Shane O’Halloran’s run expecting him to head it. A well deserved equaliser. Continue reading

Daniel Egan – 2013-14 Under 11 Div 2 Player of the Year

Daniel Egan - 2013-14 Under 11 Div 2 Player of the Year
Well done to Daniel Egan, who last weekend was presented with his LDSL U11 Div 2 Player of the Year for the season 2013/14 at a glitzy awards ceremony in the Absolute Hotel.

Daniel had a fantastic season last year that included scoring eight goals and having many assists along the way, he scored the opening goal in our Cup Final win and also won the club’s U11 Player of the Year Award.

LDL, Div 1A, Granville Rangers 0 – 2 Newport Town AFC (Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan (2))

Sunday, February 8 (Glenbrook)

Our Junior A team recorded their seventh league win on the trot to continue their excellent run of league form with a dogged 2-0 victory away to Granville on a freezing & foggy Sunday morning, with both goals coming from captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan. Having picked up another precious three points, we have now closed the gap on league leaders, Wembley Rovers to just 1 point, although we have one more game played. With just five league games left for us to play, it’s looking likely that that this campaign is going to go right down to the wire.

With the poor visibility, it was touch & go whether the game would actually kick off. However in fairness to referee, Mike Bourke, he gave the green light to start the game and as it transpired, this was the correct decision.

This win was built on a strong defence with the back four of Kevin O’Brien, Sean Ryan, Brian Cosgrove & Christy O’Connor all having outstanding games. However, stand-in keeper, Mark Shinnors was in inspired form as he pulled off a collection of great saves to keep a clean sheet. Continue reading

LDL, Div 3A, Croom Utd 6 v 2 Newport Town AFC (Stephen O’Connor & Chris Carroll)

Sunday, February 8 (Croom)

The Junior B’s travelled to league leaders Croom Utd. on Sunday afternoon looking to maintain their recent run of good results. Unfortunately, Croom showed why they are one of the favourites to win the Div 3A league, with a very strong performance to run out 6-2 winners.

The Newport scorers were Stephen O’Connor and the ever reliable Chris Carroll. Mr. Carroll Snr. has a remarkable record in the club, in that he’s one of the few players still playing who has managed to score goals in two different centuries. Joking aside, Chris is a great example to some of the younger players of dedication, enthusiasm, club loyalty and no shortage of footballing ability. He is Newport Town AFC through & through. Continue reading

NTSFL, U12 Girls, Ballymackey ‘B’ v Newport Town AFC

Saturday, February 7 (Ballymackey)

Newport U12 girls made the long journey to Ballymackey on Sat to play Ballymackeys B squad in the North Tipperary Schoolgirls League. Newport was coming off of the back of two wins in a row and were improving in every game.

Upon arrival in Ballymackey there was confusion as to whether the game was supposed to be on or not? Ballymackey for some reason thought the game was off but Newport and the referee were there to play the match. Ballymackey arrived but had to play a lot of A team players so they conceded the points and we played a friendly.

Friendly or not the match was played with all the competitiveness of a cup final! Continue reading