Saturday, December 10 2016 (Knigh)
Saturday, December 3 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Abbie Lenihan, Kaitlyn Bradshaw & Skye Sheehy
On Saturday our U14 girls travelled to Ballymackey for a crunch match that required a win for them to hold on to the top spot in the league table.
Newport started well with a series of strong attacking runs. A kick out from Rachel Carey found Abbie Lenihan who broke up the wing beating the determined Ballymackey backs and the keeper to score a great goal. Minutes later with an unlucky penalty call, Ballymackey drew level. Newport held firm and pushed hard. Kaitlyn Bradshaw was taken down in the box and a penalty awarded. Kaitlyn took the penalty like a pro and buried the ball in the back of the net putting Newport back in the lead. Ballymackey proving to be worthy opponents scored again to draw level just before the break. HT 2-2. Continue reading
Saturday, November 19 2016 (Dublin Road)
Newport scorer: Abbie Lenihan
On a morning that defied the weather forecast and turned out to be a cold but good morning for a game of soccer, Newport u14 girls travelled to Birdhill to play in a greatly anticipated derby fixture.
Newport got off to a slow start with Birdhill scoring twice in the first half. Although Mids and forwards Skye Sheehy, Sarah Finn, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Abbie Lenihan and Rachel Carey were playing good passing football and creating a few chances, they just could not break through the seasoned Birdhill defensive lines. HT Birdhill 2 – Newport 0
The break brought the chance for the Newport girls to regroup and reflect they came out with a renewed determination. The backs Kate Harvey, Leona Burke, Amber Deegan and Goalie Emma Moloney worked well together to hold Birdhill out for the entire half. Up front, the patience and determination paid off with a great goal by Abbie Lenihan. Substitutes Leah Moran and Sarah Kelly provided the fresh legs and despite throwing everything at the Birdhill defence, Newport could not get that elusive equalizer.
A very spirited performance after a rocky start. Although the result did not go our way today, there were many positives to take from the game and the girls are already looking ahead to our next fixture.
FT Birdhill 2 – Newport 1
Squad: Emma Moloney, Leona Burke, Kate Harvey, Amber Deegan, Sarah Finn (Capt), Rachel Carey, Abbie Lenihan, Skye Sheehy, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Leah Moran, Sarah Kelly
Congratulations to our Newport girls on their first U14 North Tipperary match against Kilkenny in Holycross on Sunday, November 13. The match was a special and proud day for both the club and the girls with our own Sarah Finn as Captain. The match was a tough encounter with a scoreline of 4-2 to Kilkenny, which was not not reflective of a great and determined performance by the girls.
Newport girls: Sarah Finn (Captain), Amber Deegan, Leah Moran, Abbie Lenihan and Rachel Carey (injured).
Saturday, October 22 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Abbie Lenihan
On Saturday 23rd October Newport U14 girls hosted Killavilla.
Newport got off to a flying start with Roisin Power, Rachel Carey, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Skye Sheehy and Abbie Lenihan all over the Killavilla defence. This pressure paid off half way through the half when Abbie Lenihan made a great run passing two defenders scoring an excellent goal. After this goal Killavilla got into the game and started attacking in search of an equaliser but the Newport defence of Sara Kelly, Kate Harvey, Leah Moran, Milla Harte and Amber Deegan all held their lines. Emma Moloney in goals had to make a great save midway through the second half bravely managing a high shot coming in and knocking it out over the end line. Shortly afterwards Amber Deegan made a goal saving tackle taking a heavy knock in the process. Newport girls upped their game and created some great 1 on 1 chances with Rachel, Abbie, Kaitlyn and Aisling O’Gorman all taking shots on goal but the Killavilla keeper was excellent on the day. Final score, Newport win 1-0
Squad: (Captain) Kate Harvey, Emma Moloney, Sara Kelly, Leah Moran, Amber Deegan, Milla Harte, Rachel Carey, Roisin Power, Skye Sheehy, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Aisling O’Gorman and Abbie Lenihan
Report by Mike Carey
Saturday, October 8 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorers: Abbie Lenihan & Leah Moran
This Saturday Newport U14 girls hosted the 2015 league title holders Knigh in what was to be a bruising physical encounter.
Both teams came out in the first half determined not to give an inch. Newport mids and forwards Roisin Power, Abbie Lenihan, Rachel Carey and Skye Sheehy made a number of strong breaks and kept the pressure on what was a very strong Knigh defence. Equally, our backs Sarah Finn, Kate Harvey, Amber Deegan and Sarah Kelly had to soak up a lot of pressure from some strong attacking play from the opposition. The girls held firm, their patience and determination was rewarded by a great goal from Abbie Lenihan just before the break. HT Newport 1 – Knigh 0 Continue reading
Massive congratulations to our ten schoolgirl players who have been selected on the North Tipp Schoolgirls’ Emerging Talent Programme Squad for the 2016/17 season. Sarah Finn, Abbie Lenihan, Rachel Carey, Amber Deegan & Leah Moran are on the U13/14 squad, while Robyn McNamara, Aoife Kennedy, Shauna Pearson, Eryn Kennedy, Molly O’Hora are on the U12 squad. This is a huge honour for the girls, their families, their coaches and our club and is deserved recognition of the great strides being made in the development of schoolgirl football in our club in the past number of years.
Saturday, September 24 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport scorer: Abbie Lenihan
Newport u14 girls hosted Clodiagh Rangers on Saturday afternoon. The heavy rain cleared off for what was to be an epic encounter between the #1 and #2 on the NTSFL league table.
Newport started strong, showing intent from early in the game by creating several attacking chances. Breaks from our mids Rachel Carey, Roisin Power, Skye Sheehy, Abbie Lenihan and forward Kaitlyn Bradshaw kept the Clodiagh Rangers defence on its toes. Newport hit the crossbar a few times and had a few shots saved. 20 minutes into the half Abbie broke up the middle and scored a screamer.
HT Newport 1 – 0 Clodiagh Rangers
The second half started with the same intensity and the girls made the breaks and created the chances, but just could not convert their effort into a goal.
The Newport defence of Emma Moloney (GK) Kate Harvey, Amber Deegan, Sarah Kelly, Milla Harte and Leah Moran were put through their paces as the visitors tried to equalize. They hung on bravely until 5 minutes before full time when against the run of play the opposition pounced on the slightest of chances to score the equalizer.
Squad: Emma Moloney, Kate Harvey, Sarah Kelly. Amber Deegan (Capt), Rachel Carey, Roisin Power, Leah Moran, Skye Sheehy, Abbie Lenihan, Kaitlyn Bradshaw, Milla Harte
Thanks to the supporters that braved the elements and also to the dedicated groundsmen Herbie Healy and Marc Barry for ensuring that the pitch was pristine and set up for the match.
Newport scorers: Skye Sheehy, Kaitlyn Bradshaw & Roisin Power
The U14 girls played Knigh UTD in their first match of the season securing a 3:1 win. A determined and disciplined Newport team ensured that they were on top in the first half with Emma Maloney, Leona Burke, Kate Harvey, Sarah Finn and Sarah Kelly dominating at the back. In midfield Rachel Carey, Roisin Power, Abbie Lenihan and Kaitlyn Bradshaw were controlling the game putting the Knigh defence under pressure. The Knigh goalkeeper was having a great game and pulled off some great saves. Newport made some changes and introduced Milla Harte, Skye Sheehy, Leah Moran and Amber Deegan which had an immediate effect with Skye Sheehy opening up the Knigh defence and got the opening score of season. Newport continued to take the game to Knigh creating loads of chances but against the run of play just before half time Knigh scored to leave it 1 all at the break. Continue reading