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.
Saturday, September 10 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
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