Academy Weekend Review: May 27th-28th

There were four games down for decision between Saturday and Sunday with our our male Academy teams in action.

The Womens Under 17 and 19 teams had the weekend off.

Saturday saw our Under 14 side host Finn Harps at The Sean Fallon Centre at Noon and the lads ran out 6-1 winners in the Eddie Wallace Cup group stages in front of the home supporters with a five goal haul for Conor Whittaker and a sixth added by Stephen Gibbons. It was Conor’s first time to score for Rovers since signing and he capped a fantastic display with five well taken goals.

Our Under 17’s had a strong performance away to Finn Harps in Ballybofey on Saturday afternoon as goals from Niall Kenny (2), Femi, Keelin Mullin, David Jonathan, Reuben Gillespie and a brace from Desmond Rejoice Yabouet ensuring a safe passage through to the next round of the Mark Farren Cup.

Sunday saw two home games as our Under 19 Mens team hosted Klub Kildare at The Showgrounds from 1pm.

Goals from Owen Elding (2), Gareth McElroy and Bridel Bosakani ensured Declan Boyle’s side progressed to the next round of the Enda McGuill Cup, winning 4-2.

Our Under 15 side were in League action and defeated Derry City 2-1 in a tight game at The Sean Fallon Centre with goals from Liam McLaughlin and Riverstown’s Troy Kelly. The side are now third in their group table behind Galway United and Finn Harps after nine games.