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LDSL, U12 Div 2, Shelbourne AFC 0 – 4 Newport Town AFC (Johnny Ryan 3, Nathan O’Donoghue)

Saturday, April 11 (Shelbourne Park)

LDSL, U12 Div 2, 2014/15 League Champions

LDSL, U12 Div 2, 2014/15 League Champions

The title decider was played out in front of a large crowd at Shelbourne Park on Saturday morning, both sides knew the permutations, if Town got a point or better they would be champions, if Shelbourne won they would ultimately force a play-off for the title. The opening exchanges were tense with Shelbourne aided by a strong breeze putting the Town rear-guard under severe pressure and could have easily scored if it wasn’t for Brendan Quinn who had an outstanding game in goals. Continue reading

LDSL, U10 Reds, Corbally Utd (B) 4 – 3 Newport Town AFC Reds (Ryan Madden, Conor Brett & Conor Molamphy)

Saturday, April 11 (Athlunkard)

Newport put in a superb performance on Saturday morning against Corbally and were very unlucky not to get anything from the game. The performance level was significantly up from the previous match against Regional, with Ryan Madden and Conor Brett pulling the strings in midfield.

Newport had the first chance of the game when Conor Brett threaded a fine ball through the defense. Paddy Hussey was on to it in a flash but his shot was just over the bar. Then Corbally scored with their first shot of the game to go 1-0 up. However Newport battled back. First Conor Brett was picked out by a fine pass by Evan Keogh. He beat three players before having his shot saved by the goal keeper. Then Ryan Madden won a free kick on the edge of the box. Ryan took the free kick himself and hit a cracker of a shot to give the goalkeeper no chance. Continue reading

LDSL, U10, Newport Town AFC Greens 2 – 2 Corbally Utd (C) (Bryan Nolan 2)

Saturday, April 11 (Derryleigh Park)

U10 Greens April 11 2015

U10 Greens in Derryleigh Park

Today’s visitors to Derryleigh were Corbally. Captain for the day Claude carried out the formalities with the opposition and referee, and then Corbally kicked off. The boys were eager to continue their recent uplift in form and go one step further by clinching their first win.

The conditions today were fair and Newport started brightly. Cillian was hungry in central midfield and not many tackles were being conceded in the middle. Chris was attacking the Corbally defence with gusto and was unsuccessful with an early effort. When Corbally attacked the Newport defence looked sound. Ronan patrolling the left, Ruadh the right and Mark marshalling the middle. Corbally attacked from the right wing and Alex made a great save. Shortly after, the ball was rifled in from an acute angle and Alex was beaten, managing to get his finger tips to the ball, but could only watch as the ball nestled in the bottom corner. During the build-up there was a clear offside, but it was not given, however the lads played to whistle. Continue reading

LDSL, U15 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 3 – 8 Regional Utd. (Devlin Courtney 3)

Friday, April 10 (Derryleigh Park)

The under 15’s second last league game of the season ended in defeat to title chasing Regional Utd in Derryleigh Park. The score line was a bit harsh on the lads as they went into a 2-0 lead but a combination of some sloppy defending from set-pieces and a controversial penalty were to be their ultimate downfall.

Newport were 2-0 up after 14 minutes through well taken goals from Devlin Courtney. Unfortunately by the 25th minute the score was level at 2-2 and then two minutes later, Regional were awarded a penalty which they dispatched to take a 3-2 lead. On 32 minutes, Regional scored their fourth after Newport failed to contest a corner and the Regional player had a free header to score. Continue reading

LDSL, U11 Div 1, Shannon Town 2 – 3 Newport Town AFC (Diarmuid O’Riordan, Thomas Hickey & Lee Ryan)

Wednesday, April 8 (Corrib Drive, Shannon)

Newport Town U11 travelled to Shannon on a sunny evening knowing that a win would keep them in the hunt for winning the league.

Newport played down the hill with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half. On 3 mins a through ball in by Aaron Coleman was picked up by Diarmuid O’Riordan on the edge of the box and his shot was coolly finished to the bottom corner of the net.

On 5 mins, a well worked move by Shaun Bonfield in the middle was passed out to Thomas Hickey who pushed the ball through to Lee Ryan who shot low away from the keeper into the far corner for the 2nd goal. Continue reading

LDL, Div 1A, Newport Town AFC 3 – 2 Shannon Town (Brian O’Sullivan 2 & Paul Ryan)

Div 1A Table – April 5

Sunday, April 5 (Derryleigh Park)

On a beautiful Easter Sunday morning in Derryleigh Park, Newport began the game against Shannon knowing that 3 points was a must if we were to keep our promotion hopes alive. In a game full excitement of drama, tension and last minute controversy, the lads showed great fighting spirit to grind out a 3-2 win over Shannon with the crucial goals coming from Paul Ryan and Captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan with a brace. This win moves us to the top of the table with 2 games left, albeit having played a game more than Wembley, Mungret Regional & Kilmallock. Continue reading

Junior B’s Div 3A Cup Final

Junior B's - Div 3A Cup Finalists

Junior B’s – Div 3A Cup Finalists

All roads lead to Jackman Park on Easter Monday morning, when the Junior B’s take on Ballylanders in the Div 3A Cup Final. Kick off is at 11.30am and we hope to see a large crowd from Newport in local HQ to support the lads.

NTAFC U9 Blitz – March 28 2015

U9 Blitz Derryleigh March 28 2015

U9 Blitzers

Saturday, March 28 (Derryleigh Park)

Our second under 9 squad enjoyed their first outdoor blitz of the season, when they welcomed Bridge Celtic, Aisling Annacotty & Limerick FC to Derryleigh Park.

Unfortunately, the weather conditions were very bad with a very strong wind. The first match was against Bridge Celtic. Newport played against the wind in the first half. We had a slow start to the game and by half time we were 4 nil down. But the second half was a different game. Newport scored 4 goals within 10 mins, a fantastic turn around. Goals scored by David O’Brien (2) and Damien O’Brien (2). Final score 4 all. The Newport team played fantastic and made a brilliant come back. Continue reading