The senior ladies played two games last week and they were two that would define their season.
First up was a game away to Ashbourne which they went into hoping for three points in the battle against relegation.
Unfortunately it wasn’t a good night as the girls went down 5-1 on a night to forget.
On Wednesday night they saw their last chance of silverware slip away in a thrilling five goal encounter with Enniskerry in the semi-final of the Intermediate shield.
The girls gave it their all in a tough game before losing out 3-2.
The girls will now move into the last couple of games hoping to get the positive results required to try pull away from the relegation zone.
Aimee Beale and Niamh O’Brien netted for the girls on the night.
In junior action our under-12B’s suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat in the second leg of their Division 2 cup quarter-final to Avonmore on Tuesday night, losing 7-1 on aggregate.
The lads never reached the heights of the first leg but to their credit they battled right up to the final whistle.
On Friday night our 14B’s had a great 4-0 home victory over Carnew in the second leg of their Premier Cup quarter-final to win 5-1 on aggregate.
Goals from Aaron Murray, an eighth of the season for Ruairi Jenkinson, Peter Dunne and an own goal laid the foundations in the second half of the game after the first period ended scoreless.
The 16B’s lost narrowly to Ashford Rovers under-15’s in the quarter final of the under-15/16 challenge cup.
In a tight encounter that could have went either way it was Ashford who came out on top.
Keelan Vickers hit his second goal of the campaign to register Wicklow’s goal.
On Sunday the 12B’s went down 2-0 to Avonmore at Whitegates, in a game in which the lads will consider themselves a shade unlucky not to get something from as they controlled it for large periods.
They were hit with goals in the first and last minutes to earn the away side all three points.
Our under-14B’s lost their unbeaten record when they went down 3-2 away to Glencormac United in Ryders Field.
The lads rued a series of missed chances and poor defending.
It’s back to the training ground to regroup and rectify it in their next game.
Aaron Murray with his fifth of the season and Ben Bowen with his fourth of the campaign netted for Rovers.
The under-15’s lost 4-1 to Coolboy Rangers in the quarter-final of the challenge cup.
The lads controlled the early part of the game and went in front midway through the half with a neat finish from Ruaidhri Kelly.
Coolboy levelled matters against the run of play and then went on to add three quick fire goals to put the game to bed.
The lads with better finishing could have made this game a lot closer. Luke Dunne and Ruaidhri Kelly impressed for Rovers on the day.
The club’s AGM will be held on Monday night, the 9th of September, the venue is the clubhouse at Whitegates and it will kick off at 7.30 p.m. sharp.
All members are requested to arrive on time as meeting will start at 7.30 p.m. sharp, thank you.
With the second half of the season just started we would like to remind members who have outstanding membership fees that these are due now, you can pay your membership online at wicklowrovers.com, to your manager or through any committee member, thank you.
On the odd occasion when a team within our club don’t see a match snippet in our club notes or on our facebook page this is not down to the person writing up the club notes or posting on the facebook page.
It’s because the manager hasn’t bothered to pass on the match details.
All you are asked for is the result and goalscorers, no match report is required even though it would be appreciated for our facebook page.
In fairness this is only the minority as the majority of managers are sending in results, goalscorers and in some cases match reports.
We all know it’s a little harder to send in the information when you lose a match but this shouldn’t be the case.
Whether you win, lose or draw the match details should be sent in for our club notes by 5 p.m. on the Sunday evening.
People are interested in how our teams get on in their games so please forward your match details not just when you win but for every game. This applies to the whole club senior and junior.
Unfortunately it’s the same managers week in week out that cause the problem.
Please remember we are all volunteers, we have deadlines to meet with the paper and Herald Striker.
We can’t just keep sitting beside a computer waiting for a manager to reply when contacted for their result so again we request you send in your result and goalscorers asap after the end of your match.
Anyone with anything for our club notes, Facebook page, club website or our weekly online newsletter can contact me by email at [email protected]mail.com or by text to 087-9108706.
For all news regarding the club, check out our club website at www. wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.