U14 Roche Emmets v St Mary’s
Roche U14’s kitted out in their away gear to play their Ardee counterparts, St. Mary’s. It was 14 minutes into the game before a scoreless deadlock was broken by a point from Daire Reilly. The first half of the game continued on with James McDonnell in the back line imposing his will on anyone pressing forward to score, making clearances that resulted in Roche pressing hard on the Mary’s boys. Also, standing strong the other full backs Cailum Dowdall, Killian McKay & half backs James Toal, Killian Carroll & Dylan Lindsay ensured the Mary’s lads had to work hard to reach a scoring position.
Half time score Roche Emmets 3-5 St Mary’s 1-1
After a rousing half time team talk St Mary’s boys were ready for a counter attack in the second half. Roche man Jack McKay was first to score in the second half with a point, however the Ardee men quickly retaliated with a goal. With renewed vigour the Mary’s lads fought on throughout the game. Although it wasn’t to be the Mary’s night as Calum Grant, Michael McLoughlin & Fionnan McGurk continuously applied pressure to the Mary’s lads.
Special mention to Roche goalkeeper Neil McCarron, when the Mary’s boys tried to breach the goal line & shoot for goal, Neil was in position to gather it up & clear the ball back to safety.
Roche made some changes in the second half & the impressive passes of impact sub TJ Begley formed the basis of more scores for Roche. Other substitutions for Roche Mark McArdle, Danny Treacy & Oran Byrne all had a huge effect with their fresh legs & ready for action.
Full time score: Roche Emmets 5-15 St Mary’s 2-2
Missing on the night, Gabriel Cleary, Barry Griffin, Cormac Short, Callum Keenan, Gavin Gilmore
Roche Scorers: Mark Byrne, Mikey McCourt, Niall Lennon, Daire Reilly, Danny Treacy, Jack McKay
13th May 2017
Roche Emmets v Stabannon Parnells – Division 3, Round 4
Full Time: Roche Emmets 2-17 Stabannon Parnells 1-12
Half time: Roche Emmets 2-8 Stabannon Parnells 0-7
14th May 2017
Roche U8’s travelled to O’Connells this morning to play their round three fixtures. The children played three matches in great conditions. Very enjoyable morning & excellent performance from the children.
Roche U12’s have been graded into Division 1 for competitive games. This is another great success for the team, coaches & club. This group of players & coaches are up for the challenge of this division, we wish them all the success for this league & look forward to watching them progress through their games.
We have a busy week of home & away games coming up. Away games – Roche u10’s travel to our neighbours Naomh Malachi for a blitz & our U9’s have a blitz in O’Rahallaighs. Roche U14’s play St Brides in Pairc an Chunnaigh. U12’s play Dundalk Gaels & again we travel to Naomh Malachi where our senior men play on Friday. Home games – Roche U16’s play Mattock Rangers/Hunterstown Rovers & Roche U12’s play Cooley Kickhams in Roche for their first outing in competitive games.
Training continues for all age groups throughout the week.