Under 8’s season so far
After 6 games played so far our 2 under 8’s teams are really starting to impress with a number of great players sprinkled all over the place. In this format of football the scores are not kept and no tables are ever published.
Carrick Rovers V Donore Youths
In the first schedule of games we played a very good Donore Youths FC team. In both games we played the football was good and the results encouraging. A number of the young guns stepped up to the mark on the day, watch out all the senior guys your places will soon be under threat. Best on the day for Carrick Rovers were Luke McSharry, Dylan McMahon, Niall O’Sullivan, Shane Treanor, Danny McCluskey, Daragh Povall, Dara Maher & Fergal Delaney.
Carrick Rovers V Blaney Rovers
Again a big group of players were present and we fielded two teams against a spirited Blaney Rovers side. We had a number of entertaining games and the football was both excellent and fast. The Rovers boys had come on leaps and bounds from their first experience of competitive football and at times played their opponents off the park. They are now playing like a team, keeping their shape well and moving the ball around with great pace and precision. On the day we were well represented by Aran McCabe, Lee Connolly, Connor Marron, Turlogh O’Hanlon, Dara Alfred, Cormac Alfred, Flynn Holland & Ciaran Walsh.
Carrick Rovers V Killylough
On the day the Rovers had again two teams available. The boys started like a house on fire, they moved the ball around with great aplomb and mesmerised their stunned opponents early on. They continued in this vain for the rest of the day entertaining a large crowd with great fast flowing football for such a young team. The back three, midfield three and forward two played like a well oiled outfit, both defending and attacking as a unit. The boys were best served on the day by Jake Gaynor, Padraig Malcolm, Jack Markey, Niall Carolan, Shane Tierney, Killian Henry, Jack McMenamin & Ben Garvey.
After the games against Killylough, the lads were treated to a festival of football culture by the FAI and some of our senior players. A number of drills were set up and the boys were put through their paces. From all the feedback we have received the Rovers boys more than acquitted themselves and the FAI are looking for stars of the future, watch this space.
Well done to all the boy’s, Mums, Dads and coaches to date.