Rovers are in the semi-final of the Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup for the first time in years. We play Quay Celtic in Bellurgan at 2.30 on Sunday afternoon. Carrick have been one of the most successful clubs in The Meath and District League for years now getting national prominence in the Evening Herald on Mondays and The Star on Tuesdays for their achievements.
Carrick Rovers AFC would like to congratulate our players who have made it on to NECSL ETP Squads that are set to travel to Tournaments during the Summer.
These are 16's player David Wilson, who is travelling to the Foyle Cup in Derry.
Ronan McDonald, Kevin Lambe and Shane Garland will represent the club on the NECSL Squad at the Galway Cup.
Well done to all these lads and hard luck to anybody who just missed out.
Carrick Rovers Juvenile Committee.
Carrick Rovers bounced back from the disappointment of the previous weeks defeat against league leaders Trim Celtic when they came out on top in a five goal encounter against the visitors to Birdy Development Park, Dromin Utd on Sunday last. This was a game that Rovers should have won comfortably, almost threw away and came out on top in eventually courtesy of Gary McCarthys second goal of the game in the 88th minute, a result which leaves them 8 points adrift of leaders Trim ,albeit with a game in hand, with just 5 games to go.
Carrick Rovers MDL Premier Division title hopes were severely dashed at Birdy Development Park on Sunday last when they came out on the wrong side of a 5 goal thriller against the league leaders, an excellent Trim Celtic side, who now move 8 points ahead of Rovers with just 6 league games to go.
Saturday Mar 31st
Carrick Rovers V Navan Cosmos - 3pm
Carrick Rovers V Bailieboro - 5.30pm
17 Premier Shield
Navan Town V Carrick Rovers - 11.30am
NECSL 17Div 1
Torro V Carrick Rovers - 11.30am
NECSL 16 Premier
Carrick Rovers V Newtown - 10am
NECSL 15 Premier Shield
Kells Blackwater V Carrick Rovers - 12.30pm
NECSL 14 Premier Shield
Parkvilla B V Carrick Rovers - 11.30am
CMUL 13 Premier
Drumkill Rovers V Carrick Rovers - 3pm
Sunday April 1st
Carrick Rovers V Dromin Utd - 2.30pm
Carrick Rovers 16's travelled to The Grange on Saturday morning to play home side Kells Blackwater. The hosts got out of the blocks the quicker and dominated the early possession without really threatening Mark Kierans in the Carrick goal. For the opening 15 minutes Kells had most of the play but the Rovers defence of Daniel McDonald, Ian Martin, Thomas Finnegan and Cian Matthews were coping well with any attacks coming their way. The 1st really good opportunity fell to Rovers when McDonald linked up with Patrick Larney whose clever ball in behind the Kells defence allowed Aaron Jones to race to the byline and float a delightful cross into the heart of area where the ball arrived to Gary McElroy but he couldn't get enough contact on the ball to force it past the home goalkeeper.
Photos from todays MDL Premier game V Trim Celtic in which Rovers lost 3-2
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.
Carrick Rovers comprehensively beat Borora 7-0 in their first game in the shield on a dry, sunny day in Moynalty. There were nervy moments on the bus when only 10 players turned up, but fortunately Borora had only 9 players. Carrick were given plenty of confidence by the encouragement of temporary assistant manager/linesman Minto, who was suspended for the match.