Saturday, April 2 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U9’s played their first small sided game today in Newport against Aishling Annacotty. Newport had 2 teams with a squad of 11 players and each Newport team played both Aisling Annacotty teams. The small sided games are a new format being implemented by the FAI and matches are 5v5 format with each player getting a chance to play outfield and in goals.
There was some great defending by Brian McCabe and Liam Coffey made some great saves in goals and some great passes up front. Our goal scorers on the day were Cillian Collins, Cathal McNamara, Sean Wrynn, Evan Freeman, Dara McGrath, Luke Fitzgerald, Abagail Hickey, Jack Hayes and Benjamin Morgan.
All players displayed some great passing skills and played well as a team and most importantly enjoyed themselves. Well done to all who played and thanks to the parents for their support.