WICK­LOW ROVERS

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Se­nior ac­tion saw our Satur­day team lose 5-3 away to Swords Celtic. This re­sult means the North Dublin side have now opened up a four­point gap in sec­ond place in the league ta­ble.

Joe Quinn nabbed his first of the cam­paign, Mau­rice Dunne scored his 16th of the sea­son from the penalty spot with top scorer Ciaran McGet­ti­gan fir­ing home his 21st of the cam­paign.

Mid­week ac­tion for the Ju­niors started on Tues­day night with the Un­der-12As record­ing an ex­cel­lent 4-0 away win over Ark­low Utd. Mark Hodgkin­son scored twice with Tom Hodgkin­son and Jor­dan Younger fir­ing home one each to keep them very much in the hunt for a place in the Premier Shield fi­nal.

The Un­der-12Cs went down to a very strong St Pa­tricks side. In truth, the girls gave a 100 per cent but the phys­i­cally big­ger Avoca side were just too strong.

Our Un­der-13Bs put them­selves in pole po­si­tion to make it to their Shield fi­nal when they made it five wins from five when they de­feated league cham­pi­ons elect St An­tho­nys in their own back­yard.

Ben Free and Noah Sheri­dan both nabbed a brace each with Scott Bushe and Luke Horan scor­ing one a piece in a fan­tas­tic 6-2 win, this was an ex­cel­lent all round team per­for­mance from the lads.

Our Un­der-13As sealed their place in the Un­der-14 Di­vi­sion 1 Shield fi­nal when they nar­rowly de­feated New­town Ju­niors 2-1 in the White­gates. This was a close game which could have went ei­ther way. Af­ter fall­ing one be­hind Rovers came out in the sec­ond half to score twice through Adam O’Reilly and Harry Hodgkin­son to claim all three points and a place in the fi­nal against Round­wood.

The Un­der-15s good form of late came to an end on Tues­day when they lost 5-0 away to Wolfe Tone. The lads never re­ally reached the high stan­dards they have set them­selves of late as the Bray side ran out de­served win­ners.

On Wed­nes­day, the Un­der-13Cs lost 3-1 to lo­cal neigh­bours Wick­low Town, in an ex­cit­ing tus­sle the Town came out on top with both sides hav­ing plenty of chances. Ethan Allen scored the Rovers goal on the night.

Thurs­day saw our Un­der-12As se­cure three very im­por­tant points in the Premier Shield when they de­feated Wolfe Tone 4-1. Tom Hodgkin­son hit a brace, Conor Hunter hit a single with Sean O’Meara fir­ing home from the penalty spot to com­plete the scor­ing. This re­sult means the lads leapfrog their op­po­nents in the group.

If it was goals you were look­ing for Thurs­day night in the White­gates was the place to be. Our Un­der-15s were in­volved in an 11-goal thriller with Wolfe Tone. Un­for­tu­nately for the lads they un­luck­ily lost out 6-5 in a highly en­ter­tain­ing game to the same op­po­nents that beat them 5-0 on Tues­day.

Jack Co­laluca smashed in a well taken hat-trick, Luke Kelly and Philip Power scored one a piece in a game that kept the watch­ing pub­lic on the edge of their seats right till the very end.

Week­end ac­tion on the ju­nior front was at a min­i­mum, the Un­der-12Bs lost 3-1 to ta­ble top­pers Carnew in a game that didn’t af­fect the lads stand­ing in the group but was a good work out for their up com­ing cup fi­nal. Rory Han­non scored his third of the sea­son for Rovers in this game.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Un­der-14Bs who pow­ered their way to the Di­vi­sion 2 Shield fi­nal when they de­feated sec­ond placed Ark­low Town C 4-3 in Lam­ber­ton.

They have now won 11 and drawn two of their 13 games with one game re­main­ing.

This game saw top scorer Thomas O’Neill bring his tally for the sea­son to an in­cred­i­ble 46 goals af­ter scor­ing all four Rovers goals.

This was a great team dis­play and a well de­served fi­nal to look for­ward to, well done to the team, their man­ager Paul O’Brien and trainer Rob­bie Dover.

At the time of go­ing to print our se­nior ladies team will have kicked off their sea­son, ev­ery­one at Wick­low Rovers would like to wish Mandy and her girls the first best of luck for the new sea­son.

The girls will play most of their games on Mon­day nights so if your look­ing for some­thing to do why not come along and give the girls who are giv­ing so much to the club a bit of sup­port, they would be de­lighted to see you there to cheer them on. Good luck girls.

Also we would like to wish our Un­der-12Bs, 13As, 13Bs, 16As and 16Bs the very best of luck in their cup fi­nals this com­ing week­end, good luck to ev­ery­one and en­joy the oc­ca­sion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion for the club notes or the club web­site can con­tact me at 087 9108706 or e-mail me at jimmy.nolan09@hot­mail.com.

For all news re­gard­ing the club, check out the club web­site at www. wick­lowrovers.com or the club Face­book page.

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