Carrick Rovers 8-0 Killylough
Rovers took the unusual step of having to play their home fixture against Killylough in Gortakeegan due to the Irish winter. Rovers started very slowly with Killylough having the lions share of possession early on. Gradually Rovers started getting more possession and with this started taking more control of the game. Rovers took the lead on 16 minutes with a fine team goal. Fionn won possession in his own half and started the move. The ball went through Ryan, Aidan, Lorcan and Jerome who slipped a beautiful ball into the path of Fionn who had continued his run up the pitch. He side footed past the Killylough keeper.
Carrick Rovers 2-1 Cavan Town
Rovers 15's side seen off the Cavan Town in a gritty entertaining league game. The game played on a pitch which was tough to keep your feet on didn't deter both sides from trying to get the ball down and play. Rovers opened up brightly and created a number of early chances with Dylan being denied by two great last ditch tackles. As the game settled, Rovers created a few opportunities with Michal and Lorcan just not getting on the end of decent deliveries. At the other end Thomas in goal had to be off his line quickly to deny the in-rushing Cavan attack.
Rovers travelled to Cavan astro on Sunday in a clash of two unbeaten teams. The early exchanges all went the way of the home side, forcing three early corners. On 8 minutes Cavan sliced opened the Rovers rear-guard, the Cavan striker bore down on goal and let fly with a cracker, somehow Thomas got both hands on the ball and pushed the effort over. With Rovers playing with the wind they started getting on the ball more and soon they were working the ball out from the back with Conor and Cathal providing good width. It was now Cavan's turn tom defend and Rovers created a number of half chances, with Michal, Jerome and Daniel seeing efforts blocked.
Rovers travelled to Monaghan astro on Sunday last and picked up where they left off last year. The opening of this game was untidy and both sides huffed and puffed to create openings, with both teams neutralizing each other for the first 15 minutes. At this stage Rovers started to win more possession in the middle of the park and were now exploiting the width, with both Daniel and Michal getting into the game. From one great move down the right Ryan released Michal who was able to get past the full back and play a delightful ball across the box which eluded the in-rushing Jerome and Daniel. After 21 minutes Rovers got their first goal.