Rovers’ under-19s got a first win of 2016 in fine fashion with a four goal thumping of Athlone Town.
In the second game of the season, and the first on the road, two goals in each half saw Brian Dorrian’s young side ease to the 4-0 win.
Jason Hunt and Paul Doyle had to miss the game with injury but Callum Frempong recovered from illness to take a place in the along with Keelan Kennoy in midfield.
After a lot of early pressure the first Rovers goal of the season was scored on 39 minutes.
A penalty was awarded which Mark Hannon stepped up to take. Despite keeper Sean Nolan making the save the former Ballisodare United player scored from the rebound.
Not long after the lead was doubled in first half stoppage time, striker Cathal Carney was the scorer with a close-range finish.
On the 63rd minute captain Ross Taheny made it 3-0. He powered home a header after a succession of Bit o’Red corners.
Brian Morley was next to open his 2016 account with less than five minutes to go he completed a move with a 6-yard effort.
The team have a week off next weekend before the next game which will be at The Showgrounds. Drogheda United will be the visitors, full details will be confirmed next week
Rovers: Burke (McNicholas 80), O'Donoghue, Connolly (McCallion), Taheny (c), Borotto, Walsh, Kennoy (Birrane 58), Hannon (Doherty 68), Frempong, Morley, Carney (Connor 68).