Academy Weekend Review: May 2nd

The Bit O’ Red academy teams were in action again across the weekend with five games taking place from Saturday to Monday.

On Saturday afternoon in Cootehill, Cavan, Rovers took on Cavan/Monaghan and the game finished 2-2 with goals from Michael Clifford and Luke Mavrak earning a share of the points.

At the same time, Our Under 15’s suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to neighbours Finn Harps in Drumoghill. Rovers did have chances to equalise and played some great football throughout the game but just couldn’t find that all important equaliser.

Sunday saw both Under 19 teams in action. At 2pm in Dublin, our men’s team faced Bohemians knowing a point would secure qualification to the Elite phase of the league. A tight game ended 0-0 with both sides having chances to get the three points but both settled for a draw and Rovers progress to the Elite Phase in a couple of weeks.

Our Under 19 Women’s team hosted Athlone Town at The Sean Fallon Centre and an entertaining game ended 2-2 with goals from Rebecca Doddy and Helen Monaghan securing another point for Rovers leaving the side on 14 points from a possible 24 and in third position.

Bank holiday Monday saw our Under 14 team travel to Shamrock Rovers for a friendly at 2.30pm. The lads suffered a comprehensive defeat but again will take a lot from the game.