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Junior C, Div 3A, Newport Town AFC C 3-2 Murroe C

Sunday, September 29 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Wayne Cullen, Dave Kennedy & James Lynch

The C team notched up their first win of the season with a 3-2 win at home to Murroe C in a local derby on Sunday afternoon. Wayne Cullen, Dave Kennedy & James Lynch were the Newport scorers.

Junior A, FAI Junior Cup, RD 1, Corbally Utd 0-5 Newport Town AFC

Sunday, September 29 2019 (Athlunkard)

Scorers: Brian O’Sullivan 3, Paul Ryan & Jake Dillon

The A team put in a good performance away from home on Sunday morning to beat Corbally 5-0 and advance to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup. A solid defensive performance laid the foundation for this win and this was the third successive clean sheet for the lads. Captain, Brian ‘Clemy’ O’Sullivan brought his scoring boots and rattled in a good hat-trick. Jake Dillon, on his welcome return to the club after playing League of Ireland with Limerick FC U17 & U19 was also on the scoresheet, while Paul Ryan kept his great goal scoring run going with another to add to add to his tally. Next up for the A team is a very difficult trip to Charleville in round 2 of the Munster Junior Cup next Saturday evening at 7pm.

U15 Girls, Newport Town AFC 0-3 Knigh Utd

Saturday, September 28 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

On Saturday morning, the U15 girls’ 2 year unbeaten run was finally brought to an end by a very good Knigh Utd side who won the game in Derryleigh Park on a 3-0 scoreline. Obviously the girls were disappointed to lose the game but they’ve been on an incredible run and this is only a small bump in the road.

Munster Junior Cup, Newport Town AFC 3-0 Hill Celtic

Sunday, September 22 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Paul Ryan 3

For the second week running, Newport scored three and kept a clean sheet to advance to the next round of the Munster Junior Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over fellow Premier A side, Hill Celtic in Derryleigh Park on Sunday morning. Newport will be away to Charleville in the next round after they beat Moyross 4-2.

Newport played well in the first half and dominated the opening 45 minutes and deservedly took a 2-0 lead into the break, courtesy of goals from Paul Ryan in the 17th & 19th minutes. The first was a good header from a cross from the left by Jimmy Fyfe. The second followed less than 2 minutes later when he was played through and found himself one-on-one with the keeper and placed a low shot past the keeper. Newport were good value for this lead and in truth, could easily have had another couple if we had been a bit more clinical in front of goals.

Having played Hill Celtic numerous times over the past 12 months, we know that they would come back into the game and the second half was a much tighter affair with the visitors dominating long passages of play. However a good defensive effort by Newport frustrated the city side and it was good to secure another clean sheet. Newport made the game safe in the 81st minute when that man again, Paul Ryan, latched onto a defensive error and calmly slotted home to grab his hat-trick. A good win and we now look forward to the visit to North Cork.

U12 (2008) National Cup, Killavilla Utd 1-6 Newport Town AFC

Saturday, September 21 2019 (Villa Park)

Scorers: Conor Ryan, Patrick O’Shea, Luke McIntyre, Scott Nugent, Ollie Roche & Lucas Wright

Our U12 (2008) boys had their first ever competitive match in Round 1 of the Skechers National Cup at a windswept Villa Park in Roscrea on Saturday afternoon. A tight first half saw Newport take the lead through a well taken Conor Ryan goal and Patrick O’Shea doubled the advantage before half time. Newport were composed and organised from building from the back and Luke McIntyre stretched the lead early in the second half with a great strike from midfield before Killavilla hit back to make it 3-1. However, strikes from Scott Nugent, Ollie Roche and Lucas Wright put Newport in control, with the final score Killavilla 1- 6 Newport. Liam Lynch, Eoin Mac Craith and Darragh McNamara worked seamlessly with goalkeeper Tommy Whelan to keep Killavilla at bay throughout an entertaining tussle in difficult conditions. Leon O Donoghue, Conor McLoughlin and Cian English contributed well in a tough midfield battle, showing some great touches on the ball. Newport will now be away to Castleisland in Round 2.

U16 (2004) National Cup, Newport Town AFC 1-1 Newmarket Celtic (NTAFC lost 1-2 on pens)

Saturday, September 21 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Calum O’Connell

Newport Town AFC & Newmarket Celtic (Clare League) played out a very tight & exciting National Cup game this morning in Derryleigh Park. It was an excellent battle between two very good sides and it eventually took a penalty shootout to decide the outcome after the game ended 1-1 after extra time. Unfortunately it was the visitors who won the shootout 2-1 after Newport failed to convert 4 of their spot-kicks. It was 0-0 at half-time but both sides scored in the second half to leave it 1-1 at normal time. There were no goals scored in extra time meaning penalties would decide the tie. Hard luck to Newport who really played well, gave it their all and can be very proud of their effort. Calum O’Connell scored the Newport goal. Best of luck to Newmarket in the next round.

U14 (2006) National Cup, Newport Town AFC 2-3 Broadford Utd (AET)

Saturday, September 21 2019 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: James Moloney & Adam Power

Hard luck to our U14 (2006) squad who bowed out of the National Cup today after losing 2-3 to Broadford United after extra-time in a cracking game. The game ended 2-2 in normal time and it was the visitors who scored late in extra-time to advance to the next round. Newport played very well and were very unlucky to lose. James Moloney & Adam Power were the Newport scorers. Thanks to the parents who helped out with the post-match refreshments. Best of luck to Broadford in the next round.