WICK­LOW ROVERS

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The se­nior men took on league lead­ers Ard­more Rovers in Bal­ly­waltrim on Satur­day and were un­lucky to lose a seven goal thriller los­ing out on a 4-3 score­line.

This was a game that could have went ei­ther way and the lads will look back and think they should have taken some­thing from the game.

Ciaran McGet­ti­gan, Gareth Mur­phy and Adam Cox fired home the goals on the day.

Ju­nior ac­tion in the club started on Thurs­day night when our 14A’s had a com­fort­able 9-0 win away to newly pro­moted Ark­low Town A.

Jor­dan Younger found the back of the net with a fan­tas­tic hat-trick, Harry Brox­son and Mark Hodgkinson both nabbed a brace apiece with Tom Hodgkinson and Cal­lum Gib­ney com­plet­ing their tally with sin­gles.

On Fri­day night the un­der 12B’s de­feated Ark­low United 6-1 un­der the flood­lights at White­gates.

Eoin Kennedy fired home an in­cred­i­ble five of the Rovers six goals with Luke Dunne adding one in a very im­pres­sive team dis­play.

The 12A’s have put them­selves in a very strong po­si­tion to claim the league ti­tle when they beat one of their near­est chal­lengers Dalkey United in their own back­yard.

The lads won 4-1 with goals from Liam Burke, Brian McCaul, Lor­can Sin­nott and Danny Ka­vanagh.

This was a highly im­pres­sive team dis­play and now leaves the destiny of the ti­tle in their own hands.

The 15A’s suf­fered a ti­tle set­back when they lost 3-1 away to Port­marnock AFC. Mark O’Brien scored the Rovers goal in a game in which the lads never reach the high stan­dards they have set them­selves.

On Sun­day our un­der 13A’s trav­elled to Da­ly­mount Park home of League of Ire­land side Bohemians to take on Tul­lam­ore Town in the Lions Club All Ire­land cup fi­nal.

The lads found them­selves up against a phys­i­cally big­ger Tul­lam­ore side but the early ex­changes were even enough.

The mid­lan­ders grad­u­ally got on top and Rory Hen­nessy in the Rovers goal came to his side’s res­cue with three top class saves.

Rovers took the lead mid­way through the half when Os­car Mal­colm­son’s shot was par­ried by the keeper with his brother Louis

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