Derryleigh Diary – December 16 2018

Following 2 disappointing league defeats, the A team rebounded with an emphatic 6-0 win at home to Granville on Sunday morning. The scoreline reflected Newport’s dominance of the game and the scorers were Christy Doyle (2), Dave Kenendy (2), Elliott Slattery and Kalem Harte. The lads are now on a Christmas break until January 6 and will then face into a busy January with games in the league, Lawson Cup and the FAI Junior Cup game away to Aisling Annacotty on the weekend of January 12/13.

Unfortunately the U17s were on the wrong end of a 5-1 defeat at home to a very strong Fairview side on Sunday afternoon. Jack O’Carroll scored Newport’s consolation goal from the penalty spot.

Junior football resumes on January 6, when the A team welcome Northside Legacy to Derryleigh Park (11am) in the Lawson Cup and the U18s welcome Shelbourne in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup (2.15pm).

The scheduled schoolgirl games at the weekend were cancelled due to the poor weather. Games will resume on Saturday, January 5 with the even age groups.

Christmas Raffle Winners
The soccer club’s Christmas Draw took place last Sunday in O’Sullivan’s Bar. It was a great night enjoyed by all and Jeremy Morgan ‘Livewire’ had the place rocking all night long. Prizes on offer included large Xmas hampers, a fuel hamper and lots of other prizes. The winners of the hampers, very kindly sponsored by Meehan Funeral Directors, Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home & Delaney Minihan Funeral Directors were Cathy Ryan, John M Ryan & Pat Brennan. Other prize winners were Jenny Noble, James McInerney, Tommy Harvey, Helen Coffey, James Lee & Dave Moloney. Thanks to everyone who supported the club by buying a line to enter the raffle and donating spot prizes. Thanks also to Mary Jo O’Sullivan for her hospitality on the night and for sponsoring some spot prizes as well as also sponsoring the post-match meals after the recent Junior Cup game against Carbury.

There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Friday, December 14 and this week’s jackpot is €5,050 with the next draw taking place on Friday, December 21 in Ryan’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 21 & 25. Thanks, as always, to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Table Quiz
The club’s annual table quiz will take place in Lee’s Bar on Friday, February 1. Be sure to pencil the date in your diaries.

Christmas Message
Finally, the soccer club would like to wish everyone in Newport and surrounding areas, especially our players, coaches, supporters, sponsors and their families a very peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year. Thank you to all our club sponsors and local businesses for their support throughout the year and to everyone who supported the club’s various fundraising efforts throughout the year. Without people’s generosity and goodwill towards the soccer club, it would not be possible to progress the club forward.