Academy Weekend Review: July 1st-2nd

There were five Academy games down for decision this weekend.

Saturday saw two games with our Under 17 Men’s team hosting Athlone Town at The Sean Fallon Centre and our Under 14’s travelling to take on Klub Kildare.

Anthony Elding’s Under 17 side recorded a 3-0 win over the Midlanders with goals from Daire Patton, Desmond Yobouet and Callum Lynch. The win means the side have now won their opening two games in Phase Two of the League.

Colm Jinks’ Under 14 team defeated Kildare 5-2 with goals from Stephen Gibbons, who scored a brace and a goal each from Patrick Nolan, Matthew Gillen and Ryan Healy. That result means the side have taken 9 points from a possible 12 in Group B of the Under 14 Eddie Wallace Cup.

On Sunday, our Men’s Under 19 side hosted Dundalk at The Sean Fallon Centre and a free-kick from Owen Elding gave Rovers an early lead. Shea Malone added a second to seal the points for Declan Boyle’s side who are now unbeaten since April 2nd and have won seven out of their last nine competitive games.

Our Under 19 Women had an 8-2 victory over Athlone Town in Ballisodare. Keri O’ Hara scored twice with a goal each from Alice Lillie, Lara Swann and Anna McDaniel but the hero of the day way Rebecca Doddy who scored a magnificent four goals in a brilliant attacking display.

Our Under 15 side took on Bray Wanderers away from home and lost out narrowly on a scoreline of 3-2. A double from Darragh Reynolds wasn’t enough to take any points in an entertaining, end to end game.

Finally, Casey Ruane and Kya McKenna from our Under 17 Womens team were in Dublin yesterday at Republic of Ireland Under 16 assessments. Both players acquited themselves well and did the club proud.