WICK­LOW ROVERS

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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.

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