It has been quite a week for the club with a number of underage finals contested and a Junior championship journey that is continuing.
The U13’s were first into action on Tuesday week last when they face Tyholland in the Division 4 league cup final. These sides had met twice already in the league rounds as well as the championship and those games were always entertaining and competitive affairs. Having won the championship Tyholland entered the games and favourites and started like that with 2 quick fire goals in the opening minutes.
Credit however to Rockcorry, they did come back into the game as it neared half time but just couldn’t close the gap enough to exert enough pressure on their opponents. Tyholland were deserving winners as they showed great team work and skill to complete the double and we congratulate them on that and indeed our own team and management for a great year of football.
The disappointment of the U13’s was soon put to bed when the U15’s completed a great comeback to claim the division 4 shield after an extra time victory over Carrickmacross last Thursday evening in Latton. This game had everything, great scores, wonderful tackling, excellent team work and a never say die attitude with one player in particular been carried of the field with severe cramp but immediately made a return when he was eased on the sideline.
Well done to the players and management on a brilliant performance of true grit and determination that seemed to rub off on the senior side as they recorded a fine 1 point victory over Aghabog in the Junior championship on Sunday, again digging deep and not giving up were the order of the day as a Dwayne Rooney goal at the death provided us with the bragging rights in the local derby.
A word of thanks also to the parents and volunteers who provided the refreshments in St Marys hall after the underage finals.