U16 A Team Management: Denis O’Sullivan, Seamus O’Sullivan & Jim O’Riordan

U16B Team Management: Francis Merrigan, Jamie Kennedy & Tim Coffey

Scheduled Training Times: Tuesday (8-9pm Astro)

Year of Birth for 2018/2019: 2003 or later

Fixtures, results and league tables for Schoolboys teams will be available throughout the season on http://www.limerickdistrictschoolboyleague.net/.

Season 2015/2016 – Under Age Teams

In Season 2015/2016, Newport Town AFC will be fielding the following schoolboy/schoolgirl teams. The teams are listed showing the respective years of birth for players.

Under 17 (1999)

Under 16 (2000 & 2001)
Under 13 (2003)
Under 12 (2004)
Under 11 (2005)
Under 10 (2006)

Under 13 (2003 & 2004)
Under 11 (2005 & 2006)

Schoolboys/girls (mixed)
Under 9 (2007)
Under 8 (2008)
Under 7 (2009 & 2010) Continue reading

LDSL, U16 Div 1 Cup, Newport Town AFC 2 – 6 Aisling Annacotty

Saturday, April 25 (Derryleigh Park)

Newport scorers: Aaron O’Neill & Ciaran Braddick

Hard luck to our U16s who bowed out of the cup yesterday. Aaron O’Neill & Ciaran Braddick were on the scoresheet for Newport. The lads are now finished for the season and had a good league campaign, finishing in third place.

Next season they will no longer be classed as schoolboys as they will be playing U17 junior football. Welcome to Sunday football.

LDSL, U16, Div 1, Newport Town AFC 1 – 0 Mungret Regional ‘B’ (Ben Cusack)

Saturday, February 21 (Derryleigh Park)

Our under 16’s were at home on Saturday to play bottom of the table Mungret Regional. Newport Town came into this game flying high after an amazing win over Shannon town in their last outing.

Newport got off to a flying start with a well worked play down the centre with Conor Nolan splitting the Mungret defence with a through ball over the top, which Ben Cusack, in his new position up front with Aaron O’Neil and on the second bounce volleyed the ball home for Newport town.

Even though Newport dominated the 1st half they were unable to capitalise on their lead. Continue reading

LDSL, U16, Div 2, Newport Town AFC 2 v 1 Shannon Town (Mikey Ryan & Adam Keane)

Saturday, February 7 (Derryleigh Park)

This morning in Derryleigh Park, we saw third place take on fourth. Three points was the only option for Newport as they were one point behind Shannon coming into the game. Newport got off to a fast start which was a turn round from previous games. Newport conjured up some great passing and movement early on and looked to have set a good pace to the game. In the early exchanges in mid field, neither team were giving an inch with strong tackles going in from Ben Cusack and Connor Nolan in the middle of the park for Newport. Coming up on 20 minutes, Newport created an overlap down the right with Jay Madden moving onto a through ball from Cian Power. The Shannon defence pushed up to meet them and Jay slipped Cian in again for Cian to run to the end line and send the ball back across goal. As the ball came back across goal the Shannon keeper was in two minds to come for it and as he decided to make his move, Mike Ryan ghosted in from the back post to strike it into the net from close range, Newport up one nil and momentum with them. There were several strong tackles being made in the middle third and both teams won their fair share of these. Continue reading

LDSL U16 Div 1, Star Rovers 3 – 4 Newport Town AFC (Adam Keane (2), Elliott Slattery & Nathan Hartigan)

Saturday, Jan 24, Lee Estate

Our U16s made a trip away to Lee Estate to play Star Rovers on Saturday morning. Newport were coming off the back of a poor defeat at home to Aisling Annacotty two weeks ago in their first game of 2015, but this certainly didn’t deter as Newport trained hard last Monday evening, which allowed them to work on areas they needed to close off their opposition.

Newport were forced to make one positional change due to Ciaran Braddick being unavailable. In his place, Ben Cusack dropped back beside Elliott Slattery in our central defence.

On a very heavy pitch Newport town started brightly having numerous chances. Aaron O Neill saw his volley superbly saved by the Star Rovers keeper. Elliot Slattery then saw a beautifully struck shot sail just over the bar. Newport Town continued to pile on the pressure but could not break down Star Rovers to take the lead. Then, slightly against the run of play, a mix up in the Newport box, from a Star corner saw Star Rovers take the lead. This gave Star Rovers renewed confidence and for the next 15 mins, Star started to dominate for the first time in the game which saw Elliott Slattery make some excellent defence tackles and several saves from Sean o Dwyer in the goal. Newport Town held a strong line both in midfield and defence, which saw Jay Madden make some good supporting runs up the right side but Newport town couldn’t capitalise on those runs. With 5 mins left in the first half Newport were awarded a free kick for a foul on Shaun Belfry. The free was taken by Nathan Hartigan but once more it sailed over the bar and action this brought the first half to an end. Still all to play for. Continue reading

U16, Div 1, Caherdavin Celtic 2 – 5 Newport Town AFC (Nathan Hartigan (3), Aaron O’Neill (2))

This game saw 5th place play 6th place in the under 16, Div 1 league. Our U16’s made a short trip into the Ennis Road to play Caherdavin, who prior to the game were in 5th position, with a narrow lead over Newport Town, with a 1 point advantage. This certainly didn’t deter us, as Newport were coming off their fantastic win over Janesboro only 2 weeks ago. Newport were forced to make one positional change due to Ciaran Braddick out due to illness (the team send a message wishing you a speedy recovery). In his place, came under 15’s star Elliott Slattery.

On a very overcast and heavy pitch, both teams started brightly with both teams having early chances. Newport’s opening chances fell to Nathan Hartigan with a left leg shot and Aaron O Neill’s one on one with their keeper but the Caherdavin keeper was placed well in goal to save easily. With only 5 mins remaining in the first half, a mix up in the Newport defence, allowed Caherdavin’s front man remain unchallenged to shoot right legged into the bottom right side of Newport’s goal. Sean O’Dwyer tried desperately to get his hand to the ball but due to the short distance the ball had to travel, Sean was always going to be second best. Caherdavin went 1 up. Continue reading