Ballyhaise 0-4 Carrick Rovers
Rovers travelled all the way to Sheelin on Saturday last to play a spirited Ballyhaise side in the quarter final of the cup. The game played on an exposed uneven pitch did not suit the passing game of this young Rovers team. The opening exchanges saw Rovers press Ballyhaise back with Lorcan Murnaghan and Fionn O’Callaghan dictating play from midfield. The wide players of Daniel Leegan and Peter McElroy giving good width, both would be rewarded for good displays with a goal apiece. The back for of Ryan Nelson, Tommy Byrne, Aaron Kearney and Cathal McEnaney, playing against a strong breeze kept the Ballyhaise front men quiet most off the afternoon.
The Cavan Monaghan Underage League is holding a Race Night Fundraiser in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Sat 14th of April starting at 9pm sharp. We are asking all Clubs, Committees, Managers, Coaches, Parents, Senior Players and of course Husbands, Wives and Partners to come along to support this Fundraiser and have an entertaining night, with Music and Dancing after the Race night has finished till 1.30pm.
Rovers 13's premier side entertained Ballyhaise on Saturday last. The game opened up slowly with both sides testing each other. The Ballyhaise midfield quartet worked hard and put in a good display all afternoon. The first twenty minutes of the game saw Rovers huff and puff without creating any real clear opportunities.
A Rovers side minus a number of players travelled to Drumkill on Saturday afternoon. The game played on a heavy pitch, but after all the rain was still in great knick – well done to our hosts. The game opened brightly, with a much changed Rovers side exerting early pressure. The back four being marshalled by Rovers man of the match Tommy Byrne, took any early put on them and set up many a counter attack. For the first time this year the Rovers midfield and forward two lacked a wee bit of spark and found it hard to break down a resolute and non compromising defence.
This young and entertaining side welcomed Cavan Shamrocks to the convent lands on Saturday last. This being the first time this team has played here, there was no real home advantage to either side. But after twenty five minutes this is not what you would have taught. Playing the best football they have all season Rovers raced into a four goal lead with only twenty five minutes gone. They had their supporters and manager in awe. From Thomas in goals to Daniel at centre forward, they moved the ball quickly from one end of the pitch to the other using all the width of the pitch.
On Saturday morning last Rovers U13 squad entertained Monaghan United at Inver College. To date this Monaghan side have not dropped a single point in the league. This was to change on Saturday when in a cracking game both teams shared the spoils. The match was played on a good surface and thanks to the impromptu grounds staff off Art Agnew, Dermot Grimes, Joe Hunt and Kieran McMahon for getting the pitch set up, thanks a million lads for the help.
Our under 13 squad had the pleasure to grace our senior pitch on Saturday morning last and they did not disappoint the crowd who came to support. The lads were told that the squad was being rotated this week, with all the players who seen no game time against Monaghan United promised a start. Before the game got underway, our U14 management were short a few players and made an emergency phone call to ask for two players, with a large panel assembled we obliged, a massive thank you to Cathal McEneaney and Jack Gillick. Just for the record, Cathal played the full game out wide and had a stormer and Jack scored the equaliser with his HEAD, yes that is correct it was with his HEAD, well done and thank you lads.