Rovers U19s crash out of McGill Cup
Sligo Rovers U19s crashed out of this year's Enda McGill U19 Cup at the quarter final stage on Saturday afternoon having suffered a 4-1 defeat to Elite Division leaders Shelbourne.
The Drumcondra side raced into the lead as early as two minutes in before Rovers spurned a golden opportunity to level the tie after Ruairi Keating was upended by the Shels 'keeper inside the area.
The young striker was unlucky to see his effort from twelve yards saved by the Shelbourne net-minder.
The Bit o'Red levelled the game on 23 minutes when Keating, a constant threat to the Shels rearguard, was again fouled inside the box. He made no mistake this time, sending the Shels goalkeeper the wrong way to level the game.
A very strong Shels side recaptured the lead a minute later when Gannon headed the ball past Rovers goalkeeper Adam Murphy from close range.
The home side doubled their advantage moments before half-time when Robinson finished past Murphy having been teed up by Taylor.
Jordan Loftus went close for Rovers before Murphy pulled off two fantastic saves to keep the Northern Division champions in the tie, but Shels all but confirmed their progression to the last four with a wonder-strike from Donnelly on 55 minutes.
Rovers U19's next game is at home to Cobh Ramblers next weekend.
Rovers: Murphy, Glennon, Donnellan, Boylan, Taheny, Flatley, McManus, Casey, Loftus, Armstrong, Keating.