Portmarnock 1-0 Carrick Rovers
Rovers U16 side travelled to Portmarnock on Sunday morning last and while they did not win they caused this crack Premier Schoolboy side enough headaches to last them a season.
Mid Sutton 4-1 Carrick Rovers
Carrick travelled to Saint Anne’s Park in Raheny for round 1 of the SFAI U13 Troy Cup. The game opened with both sides playing cautiously and seemed hesitant to attack deep with slow build up moves from both sides, the play was focused in the middle of the field with a lot of ball moving plays. It was a case of each team trying to get a measure of the other.
Rossin 1-0 Carrick Rovers
Carrick suffered their second defeat in a row in a game they dominated from start to finish. If there was a man of the match award after the game it would surely have gone to Rossin’s keeper. His performance throughout the game was outstanding.
U15 HSE Cup
Longwood 2-4 Carrick Rovers
Carrick marched through to the second round of the HSE cup with a good team performance and a superb hat trick from top goal scorer Oisin McDonald.
Carrick Rovers 4-0 Killylough
It had rained twenty minutes before kickoff and the playing surface was perfect for zipping the ball around. This really suited Carrick Rovers. They have placed a lot of emphasis on passing and moving over the past two weeks and today this philosophy bore fruit.
Carrick Rovers reserves put their league form to one side against Albion Rovers, and they left Monasterboice with a deserved win and a place in the next round of the Reserve Cup. Rovers started very brightly and for the first ten minutes they were well on top with most of the play coming through Demo Connolly and Paul Byrne in the centre of midfield. With a few half chances coming in the opening period it should’ve been a case of building on the confident start, this wasn’t to be.
Longwood 2-3 Carrick Rovers
Carrick Rovers faced a tricky assignment in the MDL grounds in Navan on Thursday last when they travelled to take on Division 1 side Longwood in the first knock out stage of the Kilmessan Shield. Having qualified as Group winners when they accounted for Ardee Celtic and Electro Celtic, Rovers found themselves up against a good Meath outfit who themselves had come through a tough group which had included Premier side Trim Celtic.
On a cold wet Saturday evening, Rovers made the short trip to Kingscourt to take on Blayney in their final League derby match to come away with nothing to show after a brave defensive showing.
Due to the lack of activity this week for the Rovers Under 14 Squad, the management felt the need to look for a fixture for these lads with important games coming up, both in the league and National Cup. Thus the squad travelled to Enniskillen, County Fermanagh on Sunday morning to play the local Enniskillen Town team.