Academy Weekend Review: May 13th-14th

There were just three Academy games at the weekend with our Under 15 side travelling to Longford Town and both Under 19 sides having home games against Klub Kildare (Men) and DLR Waves (Women) respectively.

Our Under 15 side had a good win at Bishopsgate with goals from Liam McLaughlin and Troy Kelly earning them three points over Longford Town.

These were first goals of the season for the pair and that is now two wins from two for the Under 15 team following last week’s home win over Athlone Town.

Declan Boyle’s Under 19 Men’s squad defeated Klub Kildare 6-1 at The Sean Fallon Centre on Sunday thanks to an Owen Elding hattrick as well as a double from midfielder Shea Malone and a first club goal for Ukrainian Nikita Hutsul.

Liam Lee’s cross was met by Elding in the first half to volley home and Elding got his second from the penalty spot moments later to make it 2-0 at half-time.

Rovers continued where they left off in the second half and Elding completed his hattrick, with Malone adding his second and Hutsul finishing the scoring with a late tap in.

Our Under 19 Womens team had won their previous five from six games including a 1-0 win in Dublin against DLR Waves back in April.

Sunday saw both sides have chances in a scoreless draw however as Rovers continued their good form.