Carrick Rovers 13's CMUL Premier side recorded their 1st victory of the season on Saturday afternoon when they overcame the tough resistance of our neighbours Blayney Rovers on the Astro in Monaghan. Carrick started sharply and should have been 1 up after 6 minutes when Robert McCloskey won possession and slide Tadg Callaghan in behind the Blayney defence but his angled shot across the keeper just missed the far post. Rovers settled well and the midfield trio of McCloskey, Jared Wenham and Dillon Carolan were pressing the Blayney defence into giving up possession and with Dylan McCahey and Bendera on the wings they had a great out ball. Blayney began to grow into the game and the Carrick defence of Cathal O'Rourke, Cian Maher, Liam Og Murray and Eoghan Duffy had their work cut out to keep the pacy Blayney forwards at bay.
Carrick Rovers CMUL 13 players and mentors for their game V Blayney Rovers which they won by 3 goals to 2. The photo is courtesy of Una Murray.
BallyJamesDuff were the visitors to the Convent Lands on Saturday afternoon to play Rovers 13’s in a CMUL Cup match. These 2 teams had met less than a month before in a League match, were the Cavan side ran out easy winners at home. But this young Carrick side are learning their trade well, while not having much luck, and they were determined to put up a good show. Rovers started well with a strong backline of Cathal O’Rourke, Liam Og Murray, Tiernan McCourt and Eoghan Duffy, with Killian McNulty between the posts.