Academy Weekend Review: August 19th-20th

Our Academy teams were all in action last weekend apart from our Under 14 side who had no fixture following their recent Galway Cup success.

Our two Under 17 sides played on Saturday afternoon however, with our Under 17 Womens team taking on Drogheda United at Weavers Park.

The girls won the game 2-0 thanks to goals from Casey Ruane and Kya McKenna.

It was McKenna’s first game at Weavers Park this week as she was also part of the Republic of Ireland Under 16 side that beat Faroe Islands 5-0 on Tuesday in a friendly. McKenna will be part of the squad who face the same opponents tomorrow in Dublin and we wish her all the best.

Our Under 17 Men’s team took on Athlone Town away from home later on Saturday afternoon and an entertaining game ended with Rovers winning 3-2 thanks to goals from Niall Kenny, Femi and Conor Cannon.

On Sunday, our Under 15 side were beaten 4-0 away to Longford Town at Bishopsgate.

This game was followed later by our Under 19 Men’s taking on the same opposition at the same venue, with Rovers winning 3-2 thanks to an Owen Elding brace and Bridel Bosakani.

Our Under 19 Women drew 2-2 with Peamount United on Sunday at The Sean Fallon Centre. Goals from Shania McGonagle and Orna Murphy earned a share of the points.

Our Under 17 Womens team face Longford Town away from home this evening, Wednesday with a 7.30pm kick-off at Bishopsgate.