Derryleigh Diary – October 14 2018

The A team maintained top place in Div 1B with a comfortable 8-2 win away to Regional Utd B under lights in Dooradoyle on Saturday night. In-form, Christy Doyle, once again proved to be the tormentor-in-chief with a hat-trick and the other scorers were Kalem Harte, Christy O’Connor, Darren Collins, Dave Kennedy & and OG. The A team are approaching the halfway mark in the league campaign, with just one game remaining against Kilfrush in the first round of games. Kilfrush are just 1 point behind Newport, so this will be a real top-of-the-table clash when the sides meet.

The U18 Youths bounced back from their disappointing exit from the Munster Youths Cup last weekend, when they travelled to Dooradoyle on Sunday morning and beat Regional Utd 5-1 on the astro-turf. This was a game that we dominated comfortably from start to finish and could have had some more goals if we had been more clinical in front of goal. A good three points, which keeps us in second place in the league. The scorers were Jack O’Carroll, Colin Coleman, Darren Collins, Ciaran Flynn & Devon Ryan.

Next Sunday morning sees the A team welcome Patrickswell (Div 2A) to Derryleigh Park in round 3 of the FAI Junior Cup. K.O. at 10.30am. That afternoon the C team are away to Parkville at 2pm.

It was a busy weekend for our competitive schoolboys with 5 sides in action. The U16A side bowed out of the National Cup when they lost 4-1 away to Cullen Lattin in Oola on Saturday afternoon, when decisions did not go their way. Diarmuid O’Riordan was the scorer of the Newport goal.

The U16B teams maintained their 100% record in Div 2, when they beat Corbally 6-1 in Derryleigh Park on Saturday afternoon. A hat-trick from Johnny Ryan, a brace from Luke Ryan and one from Aidan Fogarty ensured that all 3 points on offer went to Newport. Well done lads.

Our U14A side lost their 100% league record when they lost 2-3 away to Dooradoyle with the goals coming from Nathan Bridgeman & Conor Brett. The U14Bs maintained their unbeaten record when securing a valuable point away to Corbally in a 1-1 draw. Adam Power was on the mark for Newport.

Our U12A side secured an excellent 1-0 win at home to Coonagh on Saturday morning. Despite the miserable conditions, this was a brilliant game between two excellent teams and it was Conor Ryan’s goal that proved to be the difference between the sides.

Due to the poor weather the scheduled U7 games didn’t go ahead but the U10 sides welcomed Corbally & Lisnagry to Derryleigh Park on Saturday morning. Despite the conditions both sides were involved in very exciting games that provided all the supporters with some super entertainment and no shortage of great skill & determination from all players. The rain did not matter one bit to the players who had great fun despite being soaked by the end of the games. Well done everyone.

Next Saturday is the odds age groups. The U9s are in action at 9.45am with one team away to Pike and the other at home to Caherconlish. Both U11 sides are also playing, with one team home to Regional (11am) and the second side away to Shelbourne (12.30pm). U13A are awau to Summerville (11am) and U13B are away to Pike (12.30pm).

Great news for our schoolboy players, Cillian Collins (U12) & James Moloney (U13), who have been called up for training with the LDSL Emerging Talent Squads. Well done lads on a great achievement.

Pride of place goes to the U18 girls who advanced to the last 9 of the FAI National Cup at the expense of Regional Utd on Saturday afternoon. It’s a great achievement for the girls to have made it to round 3, where teams from Donegal, Cork, Dublin, Galway & closer to home await them in the draw for the next round.

The U15 girls played Ballymackey in Derryleigh Park on Saturday and secured an excellent 4-1 win with goals from Caragh Flynn, Leah Moran & Chelsea King (2). This was a great display from the girls.

Next Saturday all the girls’ games are against Lough Derg. The U17 girls are home (2pm), the U14s are home (12.30pm) and the U12s are away (2.15pm).

FAI National Draw
Newport Town AFC is participating in the FAI National Draw. This is a great opportunity to raise funds for our club with some great prizes on offer. Tickets are just €10 and are available from any Committee member, team manager, at the Derryleigh Dugout Club shop on Saturdays or in O’Sullivan’s Bar. One ticket gets you entry into three separate raffles – a club only draw, a regional draw and a national draw with incredible prizes. Prizes include; 4 x Ford Fiesta Cars, Trips to the Champions League Final, Premier League game, Away Ireland International & a Weekend in Copenhagen, 1 year’s electricity, Hotel breaks, Corporate Box for 12 at the Aviva, match tickets, various vouchers and lots more. So make sure to buy your ticket soon as entry closes in early November. Thanks for your support.

Calorie Kickers
Our Calorie Kickers continue to kick off those pounds every Wednesday from 7 to 8pm in our Derryleigh Clubhouse. This will continue until Christmas so new Kickers are more than welcome. Cost is €5 joining fee and €3 a week weigh in.

Last Man Standing Round 9
Just 7 players now remain from the original 167 entrants as we enter Round 9 this coming weekend. Who from Aidan Adams, Denise O’Sullivan, Cillian O’Sullivan, Ger Noble, Finn Chambers, Frank Eivers & Robbie Bailey will win the €500 first prize?

There was no winner of the club’s lotto on Saturday, October 13 and this week’s jackpot is €4,600 with the next draw taking place on Saturday, October 20 in Ryan’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 9 & 27. Thanks as always to everyone who supports the club’s main fund raiser.

Bag Packing Volunteers Needed
We have very kindly been offered bag packing slots in Dunnes Stores, Childers Road on Friday, November 2 from 10am to 8pm. This is a great opportunity for our club to raise some vital funds. Anyone over 16 can help. Ideally, we would like volunteers to fill two-hour slots. All volunteers will be entered into a draw for a voucher. Please text or call Jenny (086 8390949) or Aine (087 6579128). Please specify what time suits and, how much time you can help us out with. We really would appreciate your help. Please spread the word. Two hours of your time could make all the difference.