Our Leinster team moved up to fifth in the league with a 3-1 home victory over Greystones FC at the Whitegates. Two goals from David O’Sullivan and one from Luke Byrne was enough to ensure all three points and further progress up the table.
The second team had no fixture at the weekend.
The third team travelled to Avoca to play Conary Utd but the home team failed to show.
What a turn out we had for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. It was great to see so many of the kids and parents turn out in such numbers in their club colours so the club would like to extend a big thanks to all the kids and parents who participated in the parade. The club would like to thank the following people who helped decorate the truck and around the club grounds: Paul Delaney, John Frazer, Franny Copeland and Willie O’Brien.
Thanks to Johnny Dunne who looked after the stewarding around the grounds. A big thanks to Brendan Porter who supplied and drove the truck on the day, also thanks to Caroline Kelly and Caroline Taylor who made the signs for the side of the truck. Many thanks to all the managers who helped supervise their teams.
Finally but not least a huge thanks to Ruth Algera, Louise Doran and Louise O’Connell who did trojan work in the build up to the day. They were involved from the start to the finish and while working hard decorating the truck they also ensured all the other work went smoothly. Well done everyone and thanks again. Check website (www.wicklowrovers.com) for photos of the day.
Everyone at the club would like to congratulate first team manager James Quinn and his wife Elaine on the arrival of their baby son Oisin.
All at Wicklow Rovers would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Peggy Gleeson (Gorey) who sadly passed away recently. Peggy’s great grandchildren, Conor and Shane Lincoln, play with the club. May She Rest In Peace.
Under-9 Division 2 Shield - Wicklow Rovers B 0, Enniskerry B 5: The home side went into this game with a one hundred percent record but were always going to find this game tough with three regulars missing and against unbeaten Enniskerry.
The home side went close in the first minute when Cormac Murray fired just over. Seven minutes were gone when Sam Porter came to Rovers rescue with a last gasp tackle. Midway through the half Patrick O’Keane’s long-range effort was well saved by the away keeper.
Enniskerry then had a period of pressure.
First Cian Reynolds made two good challenges to break up the Enniskerry attacks and then Paul Rice pulled off a great save to keep the game scoreless.
Oliver Carey put a good ball into Cormac Murray who shot narrowly wide on 15 minutes.
Two goals in the space of three minutes just before the break put the away side in control. Enniskerry came out of the traps flying in the second half with a further two goals in the first couple of minutes to go four up.
Credit to the home side they never gave up and battled back but found a very strong away defence hard to break down. Cian O’Sullivan made two fantastic saves for Rovers midway through the half.
Enniskerry scored a fifth on the stroke of full-time which was harsh on the home side after a good battling performance by the whole team. This result leaves the group very tight at the top with everything to play for.
Squad: Paul Rice, Sam Porter, Cian Reynolds, Cian O’Sullivan, Oliver Carey, Patrick O’Keane, Cormac Murray, Dean Noble, Stephen Finlay, Emily Carey, Ben O’Sullivan.