Rovers 14's side travelled to face a tough BJD side. Rovers started very brightly and found themselves one up in the first minute. A delightful through ball from Sean found Jerome; he beat two defenders before shooting past the keeper from 15 yards. This set up the early tempo of the match with Rovers pressing well. The back four looked solid and the midfield were moving the ball around well. On 12 minutes Rovers found themselves two up. Again a delightful move with the ball being moved out from the back and through Eddie on the right whose cross-field pass was picked up by Daniel who crossed for Jerome to finish on the half volley.
Rovers 14's side faced an understrength Clones side at home on the Aces pitch. From the off Rovers pressed and after 5 minutes found the opening goal. A well worked move found Fionn O’Callaghan in space at the edge of the box and his pile-driver nestled into the bottom corner of the Clones net. The back four of Aaron Kearney, Tommy Byrne, Lee Butler and Cathal McEneany were well marshalled by Thomas Duane in goal, who seems to be taking on board the extra coaching received by Willie McNab from Glasgow Celtic F.C., encouraging the keeper to communicate with his back four.
Rovers 14 premier side travelled to Monaghan Astro to play their hosts Drumkill Rovers in the semi-final of the cup. In a tight tense affair both sides started slowly testing each other early on without ever really committing. Winning the toss Rovers elected to play with the breeze in the first half and where soon pressing Drumkill back. But a stubborn, tight defence were giving Rovers no clear opportunities, closing down the space and getting players behind the ball. On 12 minutes Rovers had the first half glimpse at goal with a neat move down there left getting the ball into Jerome whose shot was dealt with comfortably by the Drumkill keeper. This seemed to give Rovers the impetus and for the next 10 minutes they pressed their opponents, forcing a number of corners.
Rovers 14 side, minus three players due to illness and injury, travelled for an early kick off to a blustery Century Homes Park on Sunday morning. The home side opened the brighter off the two sides, putting Rovers on the back foot for the first five minutes. The back four of Ryan, Lee, Tommy and Cathal held strong and Rovers started to get a grip in the middle with Fionn and Lorcan starting to get to grips with the Utd midfield.
Rovers entertained a spirited Cavan Celtic team at the Carrick Aces pitch on Sunday afternoon. It was Rovers first competitive match in over 6 weeks. This young side started brightly, moving the ball wide and after 4 minutes created their first opportunity. The ball was won by the centre back pairing of Tommy Byrne and Liam Og Murray, they quickly moved the ball to the right full, Oran Martin who quickly strode forward, and he picked out Peter McElroy who fed the in rushing Jerome. His effort was pushed away for a corner. From the resulting corner Lorcan got a head to the ball only to see his effort blocked, the ball worked its way to the edge of the box where Fionn let fly only to bring a good save from the Cavan keeper.