Academy Weekend review: Saturday-Sunday February 25th-26th

Our 2023 Academy season got underway on Saturday afternoon with both our Under 17 Men’s and Under 14 teams in action away from home against Longford Town.

Anthony Elding’s Under 17 side were defeated 2-1 in a tight game at Bishopstown with Niall Kenny on target for Rovers.

There were plenty of new faces in the squad and the side performed well throughout the game creating plenty of chances.

Colm Jinks, new Head Coach of the Under 14 team took his side to the same venue and got off to a winning start with a good performance ending in a 4-0 victory.

Kevin Rafter, Senan Kelly, Sonny Malone and Ryan Cunningham were the scorers on the day.

Sunday was the beginning of our Under 15 season with Darryl Keaney’s side travelling to take on Derry City.

An impressive performance saw Rovers win 3-1 with the goals coming from an Oran Murphy brace and one from Jamie O’ Malley.