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
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
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
Saturday, January 31, Annacotty
On a brisk January morning, Newport kicked off against Aisling Annacotty and from the start chances were few and far between. This was a tough encounter with the two teams going toe to toe from the start.
A great through ball from Tom Hickey found Aaron Coleman who turned the defender and was just about to pull the trigger when he was taken from behind. On the sideline it looked like a penalty but to our dismay the ref awarded a free kick.
After a series of corners from Newport, in which nothing came from them the ref blew for half time. Continue reading
After a very tough encounter away to Shelbourne in a top of the table clash, we were very unlucky to lose out to an O.G.
It was a game in which Newport dominated for long periods put could not find the equaliser they deserved after going behind to a very early goal. Newport created a couple of good chances but were not able to take them and they restricted Shelbourne to counter attacks.
A tough lesson for these young lads but the management believe it will be a good lesson learned for the remainder of the campaign. Great effort boys, keep it up.
A special thanks to all the parents that showed up to support their own kids and the rest of the team . Please keep it up because it is great for the lads to see their fathers and mothers and other family members on the side-line supporting them.
Keep the training up. Peter, Tom & Eoin.
Newport have moved joint top of their league with a convincing victory over Janesboro in Pearse Stadium last Saturday morning.
Newport pressed from the off and kept a high line. They made a great start with a well worked move by Thomas Hickey and Aaron Coleman who crossed for Diarmuid O’Riordan to smash the ball into the Janesboro net on 2 minutes. This set the tone for the rest of the game.
Newport had most of the play and flawlessly moved the ball around on the deck. On 16 minutes, another move saw Diarmuid Cantillon hold up a great ball played through to him from Shaun Bonfield. He laid it off brilliantly to Aaron Coleman who set it up for Adam McEvoy to finish it off right footed to the corner of net. Continue reading