Academy Weekend Review: July 22nd-24th

Our Academy had another hectic weekend this past week with four games down for decision between Saturday and Monday.

Our Under 17 Women left it late to secure three points at home to Longford Town on Saturday lunchtime as goals from Kya McKenna and Tess Longworth were enough to get the home win on a terrible afternoon for football.

Sunday saw two Under 19 games taking place, with our Under 19 Men’s team in Enda McGuill Cup action as they hosted Athlone Town at The Sean Fallon Centre.

A tight first half saw Rovers lead 1-0 at the break after Eli Rooney’s early goal on his return from injury but Rovers pulled away in the second half with Owen Elding’s penalty three minutes in followed by the third goal from midfielder Ultan O’ Grady three minutes later to seal Rovers’ passage into the third round.

Our Under 19 Womens team hosted Cork City at Ballisodare United on Sunday afternoon and goals from Alice Lillie and Katie McGuire were good enough to secure the win in a tighly contested game.

Monday evening saw the final game of the weekend at The Showgrounds as our Under 15 side were taken to extra-time by visitors Galway United after an end to end game in the opening 80 minutes.

Rovers got the winner in extra-time through Troy Kelly and this means we progress to the next round.

On Wednesday night, Rovers Under 17 side take on Longford Town away from home at Bishopsgate in the League.

Kick off is 7pm.