Wednesday, September 2 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport Town AFC welcomed one of the Premier Division heavy weights to Derryleigh on Wednesday evening. Despite Newport going down 0-2, the scoreline did not reflect a very hard working, spirited and organised performance from the whole squad.
The new rule of “roll-on/roll-off” substitutions was put to good use with injuries and attrition rates at a premium in this high tempo encounter.
Newport were initially undone by some neat play by Pike resulting in a good finish. Continue reading
Saturday, August 29 2015 (Crescent College)
Newport scorer: Nathan Hartigan
A bright morning sunny saw the Newport U16’s travel to the Cresent Comp for the 12 noon kick off to face a potentially tricky tie against Regional in their first taste of Premier Division football.
And so it proved to be as a bright start from Newport quickly changed as Regional soon got into their rythmn. Continue reading
Newport Town A.F.C. will hold its registration night next Monday 17th from 4pm to 8pm in Derryleigh Park. Registration fees for this year are €60 for the first child and €40 thereafter. All the coaches are looking forward to the 2015/16 season.
Regards, NTAFC Committee
U16 & U17 pre-season training commences on Tuesday, July 28 at 6.30-8.00pm in Derryleigh Park. All of last season’s players are requested to attend. New players born in 1999, 2000 or 2001 are also welcome to come along. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested in joining the U16 or U17 squad.
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)
Under 9 (2007)
Under 8 (2008)
Under 7 (2009 & 2010) Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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