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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 28th MAY 2017

The senior ladies continued their good early season form. On Monday night they had an impressive 5-0 away win over Beechwood Celtic, a side that defeated them 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season. A brace a piece from the striking partners Niamh O'Brien and Natasha Fitzgerald and a single from Rachel "The Goal Machine" Bolger accounted for their goals on the night. On the night Saoirse O'Reilly, Rachel Bolger, Hannah Cox and Laura O'Brien stood out for Rovers.
Midweek junior action saw the under 16B's defeat the 15A's in the under 15/16 combined cup winning 5-0 on Monday night. Nathan Wynne scored a superb hat-trick with Ryan Murphy nabbing two. On Tuesday our treble winning team the 13A's just keep on winning, this time they won 5-0 at home to Aughrim Rangers. Tom Hodgkinson, Tiernan O'Brien, Callum Gibney and Sean O'Meara all scored one a piece with the fifth coming in the shape of an own goal. Thursday saw both our under 16 teams in action with both been involved in nine goal thrillers. Thankfully both our teams came out the right side of the games with both winning on identical scorelines winning 5-4. Firstly the 16A’s defeated Arklow Town in Lamberton to edge closer to the premier league title. Nathan Sullivan and Sean Leonard both fired home two a piece with Conor Byrne adding the fifth. The 16B’s beat Greystones Utd 5-4 at Whitegates in another thrill a minute game, Ryan Murphy notched a brace with Luke Durac McGowan, Craig Anderson and Nathan Wynne all registering singles to finish off their home programme in style.
The clubs annual summer camp dates having been released, Week 1 - Monday 3rd July 2017 to Friday 7th July 2017, Week 2 - Monday 10th July 2017 to Friday 14th July 2017. The camp will take place in the 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 €65 per child, €120 for 2 children from same family, €170 for 3 children from same family, €200 for 4 children from same family. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-3621049 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.
Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Noeleen Shortall who sadly passed away recently, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time, may she rest in peace.

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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 21st MAY 2017

Fresh from their DWSL cup success recently the senior ladies kicked off their league campaign with a hard earned 3-2 home win over Terenure. An understrength Rovers side found themselves 2-0 down at the break but to their credit they battled back in the second half when goals from Niamh O’Brien, Rachel Bolger and Natasha Fitzgerald earned them a 3-2 victory and three points to kick start their league campaign. On the night Kellie Ryder, Louise Johnson, Rachel Bolger and Saoirse O’Reilly stood out for Rovers.
The under 17’s recorded a good 4-2 win over Greenhills Boys, what made it so impressive was the lads were 2-0 down after fifteen minutes but they roared back with a brace of goals from Luca Rampersaud and singles from Jack Manley and Stuart Cox.
Midweek junior action saw the under 12A’s complete the treble when they captured the league title. Even though they lost 2-1 against neighbours Wicklow Town in Finlay Park their club mates the 11A’s were doing them a favour on the other side of the fence at Whitegates when they held the A’s nearest challengers St Anthonys to a 1-1 draw. This result meant St Anthonys couldn’t catch the A’s meaning the title was coming to Whitegates. On the night Ross McCrea netted for the 12A’s. Congratulations to Keith, Stephen and the team on their success. The 11’s took the lead through Brian McCaul in their game against St Anthonys and even though they had chances to win the game Anthony’s pegged them back to level the game at 1-1. The 12B’s moved a step closer to the league title when they defeated Arklow Utd 1-0 at Ferndale Park, Charlie Phelan scored the all important goal which leaves them requiring a point in their final game to capture the title. The 13A’s completed a premier league, cup and shield treble when they defeated Newtown Juniors 6-1 on Wednesday to claim the league title with a couple of games to spare. Willoughby Woods scored an excellent hat-trick, Callum Gibney netted twice with Adam Kearns scoring a single. Congratulations to Paul, Tommy and the team on their treble success. The 14B’s and 14C’s came into direct opposition on Thursday with the B’s coming out on top in a high scoring game. Ben Free fired home six goals for the B team, Harry Broxsan nabbed a brace with Scott Bushe, Cathal O’Brien, Lee Hamilton, Reece Doyle and Ryan Kavanagh all hitting one each for the B’s. Adam Shepherd, Donal O’Donoghue and Harrison Boxall all scored for a gallant C team. The under 13 girls recorded an excellent 7-3 away win over Lucan Utd, Molly Sweeney scored an amazing five goals with Abi Farrell and Aoife Caffrey notching one a piece.
Weekend action saw the 11A’s hold Aughrim Rgs to a scoreless draw on Friday in the under 12 premier league, it was a tight tussle with nothing separating the sides. On Saturday the 12B’s captured the league title when they comprehensively beat Greystones 8-0, Charlie Phelan nabbed three, Mikey Nolan got two with singles from Peter Dunne, Ryan McConnell and Cian Leonard. Congratulations to Robbie and the team. The 14B’s defeated Arklow Town 11-0, for the second game running Ben Free hit a double hat-trick, Scott Bushe scored three for his hat-trick with Ryan Kavanagh scoring two. The 14C’s went down 5-1 to Arklow Celtic with Jamie Murphy notching his first goal of the season. The 14A’s defeated the 15A’s 2-1 with Ross Quinn scoring both goals, Paul Marah scored for the 15’s. Congratulations to Paul O’Brien and the under 15B’s who captured the division 3 title after defeating Avonmore 7-5, Nathan Sullivan fired home an excellent five goals with Thomas O’Neill and Michael Ryan scoring one each. Well done Paul and the team. Our 16B’s went down 2-1 to Arklow Town with Luke Durac McGowan scoring the Rovers goal.
The clubs annual summer camp dates having been released, Week 1 - Monday 3rd July 2017 to Friday 7th July 2017, Week 2 - Monday 10th July 2017 to Friday 14th July 2017. The camp will take place in the 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 €65 per child, €120 for 2 children from same family, €170 for 3 children from same family, €200 for 4 children from same family. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-3621049 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.


WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 14th MAY 2017

Our senior men lost 2-1 at home to Drogheda Town, after taking an early lead through a Mark O’Sullivan goal the lads rued several missed chances when the away team stormed back with two goals of their own to claim all three points. The lads put in a good performance and with some better finishing in front of goal the lads could have won this game comfortably.
The senior ladies claimed an excellent 3-2 win over cup favourites Shankill FC last Monday night at Whitegates. The girls were slow into their stride with the away side having the majority of the early possession. But it was Rovers who went in front when Rachel Bolger found Niamh O’Brien and she finished past the advancing keeper. Shankill drew level just before the break, but Rovers retook the lead five minutes into the second half when yet again Rachel Bolger found Niamh O’Brien and she powerfully finished to the bottom left hand corner of the net. O’Brien netted her hat-trick soon after when she latched onto a Natasha Fitzgerald pass and tucked the ball neatly past the keeper. Shankill pulled one back with ten minutes left but with some stubborn defending from the Rovers back four and some excellent saves from Laura O’Brien Rovers held an for a big win.
Junior midweek action saw the under 11A’s record an excellent win over Rathnew winning 5-2, Charlie Czwalina fired in two with singles coming from Jack Macklin, Tom Donoghue and Dan Kavanagh. The 12A’s moved a step closer to the treble when they defeated their nearest rivals St Anthonys 5-0, top scorer Kai Fitzsimons and Jack Noble banged home two a piece with Sam Greene completing the scoring in an all round excellent team display. The 12B’s suffered a disappoining 2-1 away defeat to Aughrim losing 2-1, Charlie Phelan gave Rovers the lead and the lads missed a series of clear cut chances to increase the lead. This came back to haunt them as Aughrim scored two second half goals to claim all three points. The 13A’s kept their treble dreams very much alive when they defeated their nearest rivals for the league title Arklow Celtic 3-0, goals from Callum Gibney, Willoughby Woods and Conor Hunter earned them the win. The 14B’s went down 5-2 away to Arklow Town, Reece Doyle and Harry Broxsan netted their goals. Our 14C’s lost 7-2 to Arklow Celtic with Donal O’Donoghue hitting both their goals. The 15B’s had a good 3-1 win over Greystones with Nathan Sullivan nabbing two and Michael Ryan registering a single.
Saturday saw the 12B’s edge closer to the league title when goals from Ben Bowen, Charlie Phelan and Peter Dunne gave them a 3-2 win over Rathnew as they move closer to the double. The 13A’s remain on course to complete the treble when they narrowly defeated local rivals Rathnew winning 2-1 with goals from Conor Hunter and Sean O’Meara. Our 14C’s went down 7-2 away to Arklow Town, Adam Shepherd and Donal O’Donoghue scored their goals.
On Sunday our under 13 girls went down 4-2 away to Malahide with leading scorer Molly Sweeney scoring both goals, the 14B’s got back to winning ways with a good 2-1 away over Arklow Celtic with goals from Scott Bushe and David Lally. The 14A’s went down 7-3 to neighbours Wicklow Town, Eoin Doyle fired in all three Rovers goals. Our 15A’s were involved in an eight goal thriller drawing 4-4 with Coolboy, Paul Marah and Frankie Reynolds both scored two a piece. The 16A’s took on club mates the 16B’s with the A’s winning 11-2. Scorers for the A’s were Sean Leonard and Nathan Sullivan both netting hat-tricks, Conor Byrne 2 and one each from Sean Farrell, Shane Lincoln and Dylan Frazer. The B team goals came from Nathan Wynne and Joe Geraghty.
The clubs annual summer camp dates having been released, Week 1 - Monday 3rd July 2017 to Friday 7th July 2017, Week 2 - Monday 10th July 2017 to Friday 14th July 2017. The camp will take place in the 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 €65 per child, €120 for 2 children from same family, €170 for 3 children from same family, €200 for 4 children from same family. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Robbie Dover 087-3621049 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.

WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 7th MAY 2017

The senior men had two games last week, on Tuesday they went down 2-1 at home to CYM Beechwood. They were two down at half time, midway through the second half they pulled one back through Sean Tobin but that's as good as it got. On Friday they travelled to take on league leaders Mullingar Athletic in the second round of the Lumney O’Reilly cup, the lads were 2-0 up on the hour mark through two excellent strikes from Maurice Dunne when the floodlights failed. This is typical of the luck that’s going the lads way recently, all bad luck. The decision of what happens next is with the league’s executive committee.
The senior ladies recorded an excellent 5-1 away win over Donnycarney, the girls got off to the perfect start when Hannah Cox fired them in front after five minutes. They were 2-0 up when Niamh O’Brien scored after fifteen minutes and shortly afterwards Charmaine Higgins made it 3-0 and the girls were well on their way to the three points. Further goals from Niamh O’Brien and Rachel ‘’The Goal Machine’’ Bolger accounted for the girls five goal haul to make it two wins and a draw from their first three games. On the night Kellie Ryder and Laura O’Brien impressed for Rovers.
The under 17’s lost 2-1 away to Palmerstown FC in a tight encounter. In a game that could have went either way Stephen Finlay hit his tenth goal of the season for Rovers bit with a bit of luck they might have got something from the game.
Midweek junior action saw the 12A's claim three points in their quest for the treble when they beat Aughrim 2-0 with goals from Steven Gormley and Louis Malcomson to keep them firmly in the title hunt. The 13A's are another team chasing a treble, they had two games during the week. First they narrowly saw off Carnew winning 1-0 with top scorer Jordan Younger nabbing the crucial goal. Then they defeated Wolfe Tone 4-0 with Mark Hodgkinson scoring two and Conor Hunter and Jordan Younger nabbing one each to put them in the driving seat in the table. The 16A's recorded a comfortable 6-0 away win over St Anthonys, Nathan Sullivan helped himself to a hat-trick, Sean Leonard claimed a brace with Luke Whyte completing the scoring. Our 16B's drew away to Avonmore in an eight goal thriller. The lads raced into a 4-1 lead with two goals from Ryan Murphy and singles from Tom O'Shea and Nathan Wynne only to be pegged back with the game ending 4-4. The 16B's followed this up with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Roundwood, Nathan Wynne, David McNabb, Tom O'Shea, Craig Anderson and Joe Geraghty all hit the back of the net to give the lads the points in this nine goal thriller.
The weekend saw our under 13 girls record a fine 5-1 win over Mount Merrion, it was 1-1 at the break with Abi Farrell firing in a thunderbolt of a goal. In the second half it was all Rovers with Molly Sweeney producing an excellent solo scoring feat firing home four second half goals to give Rovers a 5-1 win in what was a good all round team performance. The 11A’s made the short journey to Finlay Park to take on local rivals Wicklow Town, after a tough game the lads claimed all three points when Charlie Czwalina fired home his twenty second competitive goal of the season. The 12B’s quest for the league title to add to their recent cup success received another boost when they made it ten wins from as many games when they beat Aughrim 3-0 at Whitegates. Harry Tobin Kelly, Ben Bowen and Mikey Nolan were the goalscorers as the lads edge closer to the double. The 13A’s made it three wins from three this week with a 6-0 away win over Avonmore to keep their dreams of a treble very much in their own hands. Willoughby Woods fired home a brace and Brioc Doyle, Tiernan O’Brien, Jordan Younger and Conor Hunter all scored one each. Our 14B’s and 14C’s clashed at the weekend with the B’s coming out on top winning 8-0, Scott Bushe led the way with a five goal haul, David Lally, Harry Broxsan and Reece Doyle supplied singles.
Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Kevin Hosey who sadly passed away recently, Kevin’s son Daragh was a past member of the club. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May he 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




 
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