Newport U13 girls travelled to Birdhill for the away leg of this much anticipated derby fixture. It was a tightly contested battle with very little between the two teams. From the early stages of the half, Birdhill attacked with intent but Newport’s defence (Sarah Kelly, Sarah Finn and Kate Harvey) held strong, proving to be a challenge to get past. Newport’s keeper, Anita Whelton produced 2 first rate saves in the half. The midfield/forward combination of Rachel Carey, Skye Sheehy, Leah Moran, Kaitlyn Bradshaw and Roisin Power played some beautiful passing football and provided some good opportunities, but unfortunately they could not get past an in form Birdhill keeper. HT 0-0 Continue reading
Saturday, February 27 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport Girls under 13 team travelled to Ballymackey to play Ballymackey B on Tuesday night. Conditions were perfect for an epic encounter and that is exactly what we got.
Newport showed great form in the first half. Rachel Carey, Amber Deegan, Skye Sheehy and Roisin Power played a positive attacking brand of football that would make any Premiership manager proud. It was a tightly contested half that resulted in a number of shots on target from Skye and Roisin. Defensively, Sarah Kelly and Kate Harvey were rock solid. The teams went into the half-time break 0-0.
The 2nd half brought in the super subs, Milla Harte, Leah Moran, Leona Burke, Mara van Aelst and Aisling O’Gorman. Another end to end half with very few opportunities to score. Leah Moran almost broke the deadlock with a great shot on target, which was met by an equally impressive save. The score remained level until the last minute of the game when Ballymackey finally broke through and scored what would be the only goal of the game. Newport’s goalkeeper Emma Moloney made an impressive 7 saves in what was an excellent performance against a very experienced Ballymackey side.
Squad: Emma Moloney, Kate Harvey, Sarah Kelly, Rachel Carey, Amber Deegan, Skye Sheehy, Roisin Power, Milla Harte, Leah Moran, Mara van Aelst, Aisling O’Gorman, Leona Burke.
Wednesday, February 10 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Skye Sheehy
On Wednesday night, Newport u13 girls hosted Birdhill in the North Tipp league. The game was a thrilling end to end encounter that had all the excitement that you would expect of a derby.
Solid defence in the first half from Newport with Emma Moloney in goals saving loads, Kate Harvey, Sarah Finn and Leah Moran in central defence working as a solid unit breaking down the Birdhill attack. In the midfield and up from Amber Deegan, Rachel Carey and Skye Sheehy hitting Birdhill with every opportunity which paid off at the end of the first half with a corner from Rachel to Leah and onto Sky to slot home the first goal of the match and give Newport a 1-0 lead at half time. Continue reading
Newport scorer: Roisin Power
Newport u13 girls travelled to Ballymackey to play the Ballymackey ‘A’ side on Saturday in the North Tipperary u13 schoolgirls’ league. In what can only be described as Arctic conditions, the girls braved the elements in a game where the score did not reflect the effort and quality of play put in by the Newport side.
Ballymackey went 2 – 0 ahead in the first half with 2 excellent goals including a 20m free kick into the top right hand corner.
Roisin Power with assistance from a strong defensive clearance from Newport beat the keeper to score a great goal bringing the score to 2-1. Newport rallied and despite a very strong attacking effort could not level the game. Continue reading
Saturday, October 24 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Abby Lenihan
Newport U13 girls hosted Borrisokane in the NTSFL League this Saturday. We had a fantastic turnout of 16 Newport players for this league fixture.The girls put in a tremendous effort with plenty of positive passing football. Despite their best efforts and a goal from team captain Abbie Lenihan, it was not enough for a win against Borrisokane .
FT Newport TownAFC 1-5 Borrisokane.
Squad: Abby Lenihan, Emma Moloney, Skye Sheehy, Roisin Power, Sarah Finn, Kate Harvey, Rachel Carey, Caitlyn Bradshaw, Mara van Aust , Sara Kelly, Anita Whelton, Aishling O Gorman, Ellie Dylan, Amber Deegan, Milla Harte, Leona Burke
Training Monday nights 6-7 pm.
Images from the game here
Newport Town AFC U13 girls travelled to Holycross on Saturday to play in the NTSFL blitz.
The girls played 3 games against some strong opposition. Despite this being their first run out for the year, we had an impressive pool of 12 players who togged out on Saturday. They played well and showed great character and sportsmanship on and off the field. A comment that one of the NTSFL organisers made was “Newport FC and in particular the girls have a great family feel about them, it’s great to see them doing well”. 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