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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 15th JULY 2018

The senior ladies B team travelled to take on Knockmitten last week, in what proved to be a high scoring game the girls lost out on a 6-3 scoreline. The girls unluckily fell one behind early on but showed great character to level soon after when Amy Kavanagh coolly slotted past the keeper. The girls went 2-1 down just before the break but yet again they deservingly drew level when Amy Kavanagh netted her and Rovers second. Then disaster struck when Knockmitten scored two quick goals somewhat against the run of play to lead 4-2. Knockmitten scored a fifth before Louise Johnson got on the end of a Charmaine Higgins free kick to steer home the Rovers third goal. The home side finished off the scoring on the night with a sixth, even though the girls lost 6-3 their performance merited more. A special mention goes to Amy Kavanagh who turned in an outstanding performance.
The club are currently seeking a manager for our senior men’s A team who will be playing in the Leinster Senior Saturday section for the 2018/19 season. Anyone interested in the above position should contact any committee member for an application form or by email to jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com Application forms can also be downloaded from the club website at www.wicklowrovers.com Closing date for applications for the above position is Monday the 23 rd of July 2018.
The club are running another football camp in August due to popular demand, it will take place from Monday the 20th August to Friday the 24th August. The camp will take place at Whitegates and will run from 10am to 2pm daily. The camp is open to both boys and girls from 4 years old to 13 years old and the cost is €50. Every participant will receive a ball at the start of the camp and a medal on the final day of the camp. All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards. For more information please contact Johnny Dunne at 087-7802098 or Robbie Dover at 087-1768264. Alternatively you can contact any committee member.

The senior end of the club have resumed training, the seniors train in the Rocky Road on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm, the senior team will be plying their trade in the Saturday section of the Leinster Senior League for the coming 2018/19 season, new players welcomed.

Wicklow Rovers AFC promote soccer for schoolboys/girls, youths and seniors men and ladies in the community, our club is growing all the time and any assistance with the help of running the club would be very much appreciated. Over recent times we have been trying to set up a fundraising committee that would work in conjunction with the executive committee, this sub committee would be responsible with the running of the fundraising and the suggesting of ways of fundraising for the club. This is a very important part of the progression of the club for the future. We are inviting any person that would be interested in helping out on this sub committee, its your club and if you would like it to progress why not come on board and help out. If fundraising isn’t your thing there is plenty of other ways to help out. Don’t just assume someone else will come forward, come along and help the club progress, all help no matter how big or small would be very much appreciated. If interested you can contact any committee members, private message the club facebook page or approach any club member, thank you.
Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Maura Donoghue  [14 Raheen Avenue, Tallaght] who sadly passed away recently. Maura’s son Ian is a coach in our club while her granson Tom plays with our under 12A’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Bill, her daughter Tina, sons Will and Ian, sisters Liz, Pat and Eileen, daughter in law Denise, grandchildren Tom and Daisy and her extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.    

Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com

For all news regarding the club, check out the club website at www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.


WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 8th JULY 2018

Our senior ladies A team played two games last week, on Monday night they travelled to take on league leaders St Columbans and came home with a credible point in a 3-3 draw. The home side went in front but goals from Niamh O'Brien and Rachel Bolger put the girls 2-1 up. St Columbans levelled but Rovers once again edged in front when Niamh O'Brien found the net with ten minutes left. The Dublin side equalised in the last minute leaving the girls with a share of the spoils. On Wednesday night they were away to Balbriggan in the junior cup and the girls recorded an excellent 4-1 win. Niamh O'Brien was impressive as she played a captain's role, Niamh put Rovers in front but they were pegged back before the break. Amy O'Neill netted two fantastic goals in the second half to put Rovers in the driving seat. Amanda Duffy scored a cracking goal to put the icing on the cake to record a very impressive 4-1 victory.
The ladies B team went down to a 3-0 defeat away to Terenure. In a game where the girls were more than match for their opponents it was a couple of soft goals which was their undoing. They matched Terenure girl for girl and it was only the simple things that cost them dearly. They had their chances on the night but it wasn't to be, eventually with a bit more coaching and training they will get better and eliminate the mistakes. Every girl gave a hundred percent on the night. We would like to wish Jade Manley a speedy recovery after she picked up a hand injury during the game.
Due to a big interest the club have decided to run another one week camp before the kids head back to school, the camp will take place from Monday 20th August to Friday 24th August. It will take place at Whitegates and will run from 10am to 2pm daily. A ball will be given to each participant at the start of the camp and a medal presented at the end of the camp. The cost of the camp is €50 per child. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-1768264 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com  All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards.

The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning [weather permitting] under the watchful eye of senior club coach Johnny Dunne. The academy takes places on the all weather pitch on the club grounds at Whitegates and is open to all kids from the age of 3 years to 8 years. The academy starts at 11 o’clock and finishes at 12. There is no need for registration so you can come along to any week that suits. Come along and learn the skills of football while having fun and enjoyment, it’s a great way of meeting new friends as you learn the skills as you get prepared for the introduction to participate in organised league football in the coming years.

Wicklow Rovers AFC promote soccer for schoolboys/girls, youths and seniors men and ladies in the community, our club is growing all the time and any assistance with the help of running the club would be very much appreciated. Over recent times we have been trying to set up a fundraising committee that would work in conjunction with the executive committee, this sub committee would be responsible with the running of the fundraising and the suggesting of ways of fundraising for the club. This is a very important part of the progression of the club for the future. We are inviting any person that would be interested in helping out on this sub committee, its your club and if you would like it to progress why not come on board and help out. If fundraising isn’t your thing there is plenty of other ways to help out. Don’t just assume someone else will come forward, come along and help the club progress, all help no matter how big or small would be very much appreciated. If interested you can contact any committee members, private message the club facebook page or approach any club member, thank you.  

Anyone with information for the club notes or the club website can contact me at 0879108706 or e-mail me at jimmy.nolan09@hotmail.com
For all news regarding the club, check out the club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.

WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 1st JULY 2018

We have just reached the mid summer break for the majority of our teams but we did have some action on the playing field last week. Monday night saw our under 17B’s win the Wicklow District Youth Shield B when they narrowly defeated Arklow Town by one goal to nil. Rovers started the game on the front foot pushing the ‘’Town’’ back. The lads created numerous chances but they found the Arklow keeper in inspired form. The only goal of the game came on the half hour mark when Nicky Kearney pounced on a mistake in the Arklow defence to head home what proved to be the winning goal. Arklow did have chances to draw level but Rovers were also creating the chances to put the game to bed, as it proved neither team could find the back of the net in the remaining hour so Rovers lifted the shield. Congratulations to Mark and the players on their success.
Also on Monday night the senior ladies A team had an excellent 4-1 home win over Balbriggan to give them seven points from their first three games. Rachel Bolger fired home an astonishing four goals to claim three important points. In what was a good all round team performance Amy O’Neill, Clarrise Broughan, Alannah Melia and Rachel Bolger stood out. The senior ladies B team played out a thrilling 4-4 home draw with Castletown, trailing 2-1 at the break the girls came flying back in the second half in a game they could and probably should have won, Saoirse O’Reilly hit the back of the net twice while Holly Norman and Charmaine Higgins scored one a piece in a fine all round team display.
On Wednesday night the senior ladies A team exited the DWSL cup when they were defeated by Cabinteely in a seven goal thriller, Rachel Bolger hit a brace with Niamh O’Brien adding the other in what was a humdinger of a game. The game was end to end and there could easily have been a lot more goals. Unfortunately for the girls they conceded in the last minute what proved to be the winning goal. The girls will be encouraged by this excellent performance against a team two divisions higher than them.
Junior action was confined to our 13B’s, they recorded a fantastic 5-0 away win over Arklow Town on Thursday night in the league, two goals from Peter Dunne and one a piece from Ruairi Jenkinson, Harry Tobin Kelly and Kacper Lepek earned three very impressive points. The 13B’s were in action again on Saturday when they took on Rathnew in the A1 Jako cup final, this was a brilliant game decided by a brilliant goal but unfortunately for Rovers, it was Rathnew who were victorious on a 4-3 scoreline.
In a pulsating end-to-end tussle, Rathnew went ahead early before Ruairi Jenkinson levelled with a thirty yard screamer. Rathnew went ahead again from the penalty spot before Ben Bowen equalised from an Adam Byrne cross to send the teams in level at 2-2 at the break. The game that had it all continued in the same manner into the second half when Rathnew took the lead for the third time. Rovers came roaring back and had a Cormac Waldron goal disallowed before Peter Dunne instantly scored to level the game at 3-3. Charlie Phelan then danced through the Rathnew defence only to see a cruel bobble help his effort from six yards rise over the crossbar. Into the last five minutes and Ruairi Jenkinson thought he had won it for Rovers when he met another good Adam Byrne cross but his header flew agonisingly wide of the post. In a fantastic final, Rathnew responded with a header of their own which was expertly saved by Aaron Nolan. With little left on the clock, it took an absolute wonder-strike to separate the sides. Both teams should be very proud of their efforts in a game played in great spirit throughout. Well done to Robbie and the lads on a great first half of the season.

The clubs annual summer camp dates having been released, Week 1 - Monday 2nd July 2018 to Friday 6 th July 2018, Week 2 - Monday 9 th July 2018 to Friday 13 th July 2018. The camp will take place in Whitegates and will run daily from 10am to 3pm. The camp is for children from 4 years old to 13 years old, the cost is €70 per child and €120 for 2 children from the same family. For early booking its €65.  For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-1768264 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com *Every participant will receive a ball, jersey and medal.* All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards.


 

 
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