Saturday, September 12 (Hogan Park)
Following their titanic 2-2 midweek draw with Aisling, the under 16’s were looking forward to visiting Hogan Park and the challenge of playing Limerick FC, one of the top sides in the region. Unfortunately due to suspension and unavailability, we were missing a number of key players, which was going to make an already hard job even more difficult.
The lads started brightly and kept things compact and were working well defensively. Unfortunately Newport fell behind to two quick fire Limerick goals in the second quarter and then the hosts scored a further 2 before the break to make it 4-0 at half time. Continue reading
Monday, September 7 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport Scorers: Jordan Mooney & Elliott Slattery (pen)
Monday evening saw Newport U16s welcome local rivals Aisling Annacotty to Derryleigh Park for their premier league encounter in what was always going to be a hard fought game with nothing easily won or lost.
Newport got into their rhythm relatively early in the game and took the lead when good pressure from the team in the oppositions half paid dividends as Nathan Hartigan closed down an out of position goalkeeper to lay an excellent ball back to Jordan Mooney who finished with an exquisite lob from 25 yards, a lead which Newport took to the half- time break.
Annacotty came out of the blocks early in the second half and quickly reduced the deficit with a back post header from a well taken corner. Aisling at this stage had the bit between their teeth, and despite some excellent defending from our boys and Newport having been reduced to 10 men for most of the second half, the visitors took the lead with a strike that went in off the underneath of the crossbar. 2-1 to Annacotty. Continue reading
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