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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 24th SEPT 2017

The senior men progressed to round two of the Leinster Junior cup when they had a comfortable 7-0 win over Kilkenny side Callan United on Sunday. The lads showed their intent from the first whistle creating several clear cut openings. They went in at the break 2-0 up with goals from Gareth Murphy and Mark O’Sullivan, the only surprising thing was the deficit wasn’t bigger. The second half was one way traffic with Rovers pushing home their superiority with a further five goals from Maurice Dunne, Alan Delaney, Mark Johnson, Luke Byrne and Peter Finnegan. The pleasing thing for the Rovers management was they had seven different goalscorers plus they kept a clean sheet. It was a clinical display from the lads and now they need to bring that form to their league games to climb up the table.
The under 17B team kicked off their season away to Ashford Rovers and lost 5-2, they faced an uphill task when they fell three behind in the first half. They did come out in the second period and put it up to the home side, they pulled one back when Luke Durac scored but the home restored their three goal margin with a fourth. Joseph O’Shea nabbed a second for the lads but it was the home side who finished off the scoring when they got their fifth.
On Friday night the 15B’s went down 7-2 away to Arklow Celtic, the lads gave it their all in the quest for their first points of the campaign but it wasn’t to be, Adam Shepherd and Keevan Doyle hit the back of the net for Rovers on the night.
Saturday junior action saw the under 12B’s continue their impressive start to the season when they made it three wins from three with a 7-0 win over Ashford Rovs, Ben Lyons made it nine goals in three games with his second hat-trick of the season, Evan Conyard moved onto five in the scoring charts with a brace while there were firsts of the season for Ben Harris and Peter Quinn. The 14C’s went down to a heavy defeat to a very strong Arklow Town A side but to their credit they never dropped their heads and battled right up till the final whistle.
Sunday’s junior action saw the 13B’s go down narrowly 2-1 away to Ashford, the teams were tied at 1-1 going into the dying minutes before the home side got the all important winner. Ryan McConnell scored the Wicklow goal. The 14B’s were involved in an eight goal thriller away to Glencormac, unfortunately for the lads they came out the wrong side of a 5-3 scoreline, the lads didn’t have much luck on the day. Alexander Gallet, Zach Harris and an own goal accounted for their goals. Our 15A’s have made it two wins from two games, nine goals scored and none conceded. They recorded an excellent 4-0 away win over Coolboy Rgrs, Josh Odlum got off the mark for the season in style when he netted a magnificent hat-trick with Connor Lewins also netting his first of the campaign with a single to record a very impressive victory. If it was excitement you were looking for Whitegates Sunday morning was the place to be. Our under 16’s and local neighbours Wicklow Town served up a feast of entertaining football in what was a great advert for the game. The match ended all square at 4-4 in a game that kept the watching supporters on the edge of their seats right till the final whistle. Nathan Sullivan fired in a brace, Tom O’Shea and Aidan Hennessy both notched one a piece. This was a humdinger of a local derby, both sets of players and their management teams done their clubs proud, well done to everyone involved.
The club’s Last Man Standing competition is back, the competition will start on the weekend of the 14th of October. Anyone interested in taking part in our competition should text their name and contact details to Charlie Mitchell at 086-3838362 or by email to charlesagmitchell@gmail.com, also you can register through the same channels as you did in any of our previous Last Man Standing competitions. The prize fund will be €500 with the same rules applying. Alternatively if anyone wants to register you can contact any committee member with all your details. The registration fee for the competition is €10 and must be paid prior to the start of the competition. Also it’s advised to have your registration in on or before Saturday the 7th of October. See club website at www.wicklowrovers.com for a full list of the rules.
The club have arranged two more nights for registration of club membership, they will take place on Friday 29th September and Friday 6th October in the clubhouse at Whitegates from 7.30pm to 9pm. The club would encourage members to come along on one of these nights as we have already had two previous nights.
Everyone at Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to wish under 15B player Darren O’Brien a speedy recovery from a broken collar bone he sustained in their match away to Arklow Celtic, we all hope to see you back on the playing field soon, once again get well soon Darren.  


WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 17th SEPT 2017

Our senior men went down to a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Blessington FC last week, the lads never really reached the standards they are capable of in this game. They went in at the break very much still in the game with the game scoreless at half time. Disaster struck when the away side went in front three minutes into the second period and it got worse when the lads were reduced to ten men, which left them with a mountain to climb. The away side added a further two goals with the third coming in injury time when the lads were pushing forward looking for a way back into the game. Generally it was a bad day at the office for the lads, on the night Ian Brannigan and Lenny Carton stood out for Rovers.
Our under 17 DDSL team had a resounding 6-1 away win over Knocklyon Utd, Dean Noble scored a brace to make it five for the season, leading scorer Luca Rampersaud moved onto eighteen for the campaign with a single. Stephen Finlay scored one to make it fifteen this season with Patrick O’Keane getting his seventh and Ronan Murray nabbing his second of the season to complete the scoring.
Our 17A’s got their WDL youth league off to a winning start when they claimed all three points away to Arklow Town winning 2-1, in what was a close competitive game the lads earned all three points with goals from Sean Farrell and Dylan Frazer.
Junior action was reduced within the club due to SFAI cup action, with the majority of our teams receiving byes to round two of the various SFAI cups they were all left twiddling their thumbs with no local action. The only side from under 12 to under 16 that were in action was our 14A’s as they entertained South Dublin side Beechwood FC at Whitegates and the lads joined their fellow club mates into round two with a resounding 3-0 victory, both Tom Hodgkinson and Callum Gibney hit one each to move to three goals each in the scoring charts with Sean O’Meara firing home his first of the campaign in a very solid performance from the lads. This win sets them up with a home tie against Kildare side Prosperous Utd in the second round.
On Sunday the under 14 girls kicked off their MGL season with a good 5-2 home victory over Cambridge from Ringsend. In a highly entertaining game there was nothing between the two sides in the first half with the teams going in at the break all square at 2-2 with Molly Sweeney twice hitting the back of the net to draw Rovers level on two occasions. In the second half Rovers dominated and pulled away with the prolific Molly Sweeney firing home two more goals to give her a personal haul of four goals, Kara Doyle completed the scoring when she nabbed the fifth goal on her debut. Eve Doyle in the centre of the Rovers midfield was girl of the match in what was a good all round team performance  
Everyone at the club would like to wish our senior ladies the very best of luck in the Inter 3 Subsidiary cup final this Sunday the 24th of September when they take on Donnycarney in Inchicore home of St Patricks. The match kicks off at 4.30pm, all support welcomed.
The club’s Last Man Standing competition is back, the competition will start on the weekend of the 14th of October. Anyone interested in taking part in our competition should text their name and contact details to Charlie Mitchell at 086-3838362 or by email to
charlesagmitchell@gmail.com, also you can register through the same channels as you did in any of our previous Last Man Standing competitions. The prize fund will be €500 with the same rules applying. Alternatively if anyone wants to register you can contact any committee member with all your details. The registration fee for the competition is €10 and must be paid prior to the start of the competition. Also it’s advised to have your registration in on or before Saturday the 7th of October. See club website at www.wicklowrovers.com for a full list of the rules.
The club have arranged two more nights for registration of club membership, they will take place on Friday 29th September and Friday 6th October in the clubhouse at Whitegates from 7.30pm to 9pm. The club would encourage members to come along on one of these nights as we have already had two previous nights and we don’t have plans to hold further nights. Alternatively you can register online through the myclubfinances link on the home page of the club website at
www.wicklowrovers.com
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 10th SEPT 2017

Our senior men got back to winning ways when they made the long journey to Drogheda to take on Boyne Rovers and they returned to Wicklow with a good 3-1 victory. Gareth Murphy with his first of the season set the lads on their way but the home side levelled shortly after. The lads showed great character and regained the lead with another first of the season, this time it was Peter Finnegan and it was 2-1 to Wicklow. The lads put the icing on the cake when Maurice Dunne netted his third of the season when he converted from the penalty spot. This was a great result for the lads, to come home after a long journey with all three points is a great feeling and makes the journey worth while.
The senior ladies recorded a comprehensive 10-0 win over Castletown Belles at Whitegates in the semi final of the inter 3 Subsidiary cup last week. The girls dominated from the start as they clinically beat the away side. Niamh O’Brien fired home an excellent double hat-trick with Rachel Bolger netting a hat-trick also, Mel Clarke completed the ten goal haul in what was an excellent all round team, performance from the girls. They will now meet Donnycarney in the final.
Midweek junior action saw the 14A’s get their campaign off to a winning start when they defeated Avonmore 12-0, Jordan Younger fired in four goals, Willoughby Woods nabbed a hat-trick, Adam Keirns scored a brace with Callum Gibney, Tom Hodgkinson and Mark Hodgkinson scoring one each. Friday night saw the under 14B’s go down 5-2 to a strong Arklow Celtic side, Tim and Zak Hastie hit the Rovers goals in a game in which the scoreline could have been a lot closer.
On Saturday the 12A’s maintained their good start when they recorded a comfortable 7-0 win over Greystones Utd, the game saw Charlie Czwalina, Brian McCaul and Joshua Bishop all score two a piece with Jack Macklin completing the seven goal haul in a clinical display from the lads. The 11A’s playing at under 12 went down 4-1 to a good Enniskerry side, the lads were more than a match for their opponents for a large part of the game and gave it their all, Conor Williams netted for Rovers. Our 13A’s made it two wins from two without conceding a goal winning 9-0 against local rivals Wicklow Town. Stephen Gormley led the way with a fantastic hat-trick, brothers Louis and Oscar Malcolmson notched a brace each with Sam Christie and Jack Noble adding singles in what was an excellent all round team performance. The 16’s recorded their first point of the season when they drew 2-2 with Arklow Utd, in a closely fought encounter Nathan Sullivan claimed his fourth goal in two games with Paul Marah nabbing his first of the season.
Sunday’s action saw the 12B’s make it two wins from two when they beat Avonmore 2-1 with goals from their twin strike force of Evan Conyard and Ben Lyons in what was another impressive team performance. The 12C’s went down 7-3 to a strong Enniskerry team. Their goalscorers on the day were Shea Bolt, Sammy Doyle and Finnlay Davies. Our 13B’s got their season off to the perfect start with a 3-1 home win over Arklow Utd. After falling behind early in play the lads came roaring back with three unanswered goals from Charlie Phelan, Peter Dunne and Ryan McConnell. The 14A’s continued their impressive start when then defeated Coolboy Rgrs 6-1 at Whitegates. Two goals each from Conor Hunter and Jordan Younger and one a piece from Callum Gibney and Tom Hodgkinson accounted for their six goal haul on the day and another highly impressive performance.
The club’s Last Man Standing competition is back, the competition will start on the weekend of the 14th of October. Anyone interested in taking part in our competition should text their name and contact details to Charlie Mitchell at 086-3838362 or by email to
charlesagmitchell@gmail.com, also you can register through the same channels as you did in any of our previous Last Man Standing competitions. The prize fund will be €500 with the same rules applying. Alternatively if anyone wants to register you can contact any committee member with all your details. The registration fee for the competition is €10 and must be paid prior to the start of the competition. Also it’s advised to have your registration in on or before Saturday the 7th of October. See club website at www.wicklowrovers.com for a full list of the rules.
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 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017

The senior men suffered two disappointing defeats last week, first they lost 2-1 away to Rathsallagh Shankill. Tied at 1-1 the home side won the game with a bizarre own goal. The lads had numerous chances in this game and controlled the match for long periods. Maurice Dunne nabbed the Rovers goal. On Friday night it was the same story, trailing 1-0 at the break to Larkview Boys the lads came storming back in the second half to draw level when Mark O'Sullivan headed home. The lads had the better of the second half creating some good chances. Unfortunately they didn't take their chances and it came back to haunt them when the away side snatched a winner against the run of play. Ian Brannigan, Rikki Quinn, Mark Delaney and Peter Finnegan stood out for Rovers on the night.
The senior ladies gained the win they required to progress to the semi final of the Subsidiary Cup when they beat Mourne Celtic 3-1. Niamh O'Brien fired home two goals with Louise Johnson nabbing her first of the season in what was a good all round team performance.
Our under 17’s went down 3-2 away to Greystones Utd, the lads threw away a two goal lead after goals from Luca Rampersaud and Stephen Finlay gave them a flying start. The lads just didn’t play to the standards they’ve set themselves in the second half of this game.
The junior section of the club started at the weekend, on Saturday the 12A's got off to a flyer when they defeated St Anthonys away 4-2, Lee Brown, Josh Bishop, Jack Macklin and Liam Burke all registered a goal a piece to get the lads off to a positive start. The 12B's were another team who got off to a great start when they beat St Patricks 7-3. Ben Lyons claimed an excellent five goals with Evan Conyard adding a brace to give them a winning start to competitive football. The 11A’s playing a year above their natural age group were another team to get off to a good start when they travelled to Newtown and came back with three points in a fine 3-1 win, Sonny McHale scored two goals with Steven Kavanagh adding a single in a good all round team performance. Our 13A’s continued where they left off from last season when they recorded a good 5-0 away win over Carnew. Oscar Malcolmson notched a brace  with Stephen Gormley, Kai Fitzsimons and Sam Christie all adding singles. The 15B’s were involved in a ten goal thriller away to Arklow Town. Unfortunately for the lads they went down 6-4, Adam Shepherd scored two goals with Evan Dwyer and Keevan Doyle adding one each in what was a good team performance.
Sunday’s action saw our 14B’s go down 5-2 away to St Anthonys A, Tim Hastie and Ruadhrai Kelly were the Rovers marksmen on the day. The under 15A’s got their season up and running with a comfortable 5-0 win over local neighbours Wicklow Town at Whitegates. Conor Leonard plundered a brace with Stephen Kearns, Noah Sheridan and Dylan Cummins all adding singles in what was a clinical performance from the lads. If it was goals you were looking for Shamrock Park in Rathnew was the place to be, our under 16’s were involved in a goal fest which yielded fourteen goals. In what was an excellent advert for football both sides could take a lot of plaudits from the match. Rathnew eventually won the game 8-6 but this was a game were both sides were winners as they entertained the watching supporters from start to finish. Well done to both sides.
A club membership registration night will take place in the clubhouse at Whitegates this coming Friday night the 8th of September from 7.30pm to 9pm. Alternatively you can pay your club membership by visiting the home page of our club website at
lt www.wicklowrovers.com and clicking into the link for myclubfinances and register online.
The club’s Last Man Standing competition is back, the competition will start on the weekend of the 14th
of October. Anyone interested in taking part in our competition should text their name and contact details to Charlie Mitchell at 086-3838362 or by email to charlesagmitchell@gmail.com, also you can register through the same channels as you did in any of our previous Last Man Standing competitions. The prize fund will be €500 with the same rules applying. Alternatively if anyone wants to register you can contact any committee member with all your details. The registration fee for the competition is €10 and must be paid prior to the start of the competition. Also it’s advised to have your registration in on or before Saturday the 7th of October. See club website at www.wicklowrovers.com for a full list of the rules.


 
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