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Crettyard United v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 27/09 11:00
Crettyard United 0 - 0 Slaney Rovers
Slaney Rovers and Crettyard played out an entertaining 0-0 draw in the opening fixture. On half chances Slaney shaded the first half with Eoin Curran forcing the first save, from the home `keeper on 14 minutes and Daniel O`Brien came close from an Aaron Broughall corner on 21 minutes After the restart Cretty got a foothold and were denied by the post on 54 minutes. As Cretty press on, there was some staunch defending roam Regan Murphy and Aaron Broughall. When Cretty got on top `keeper Fergal Harmon dealt with everything they threw at him with at least three memorable saves, to keep a clean sheet and reward the efforts of Daniel o Brien and Regan Murphy.
27/09/2020 17:10
New Oak Boys v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 08/03 11:00
New Oak Boys 0 - 0 Slaney Rovers

New Oak Boys 0

Slaney Rovers 0

Defending champions New Oak missed a chance to go top of the league after been held goalless by current table toppers Rovers.

The hosts had the lion’s share of possession throughout but Rovers were determined in defence and looked dangerous at times on the counterattack. Andy Wall had the hosts first sight on goal as he flashed an effort wide midway through the half. Lee Murphy was next up for the Boys but his header from a Dean Kelly cross just cleared the bar. Rovers best chance of the half fell to Lubomir Lesko but he also failed to keep his effort on target as the teams went into the break goalless.

The second half was more of the same, New Oak with the possession and Rovers trying to hit them on the break. Michael Foley had an early chance for the visitors but Keelan Gaffney in the New Oak goal dealt with his effort before his opposite number Fergal Harmon was called on to keep out Will Hayes. New Oak piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes with David Doyle and Craig Wall driving them on from midfield but they just couldn’t prise open a stubborn Rovers rear-guard and had to be content with a share of the spoils despite a very good team performance.

Best for Slaney included Regan Murphy, Eoin Curran and Lubomir Lesko.

08/03/2020 21:14
Slaney Rovers v Dolmen Celtic
Premier Division 01/03 11:00
Slaney Rovers 3 - 1 Dolmen Celtic

Slaney Rovers 3

Dolmen Celtic 1

Another impressive showing from Rovers saw them move to the top of the table, but with New Oak just two points adrift and with four games in hand it’s likely to be a short spell on top.

Rovers started well but it took half an hour to open their account, a neat back heel from Dominic Byrne finding the net with the Dolmen defence marked absent. 5 minutes later it was 2-0, Byrne turning provider as his corner was headed home by Peter Kehoe. It wasn’t all one-way traffic and Rovers keeper Fergal Harmon had to make two good saves to preserve the lead into the break.

Harmon was again called into action early in the second half, this time saving a penalty as Dolmen applied the pressure. That pressure eventually yielded a goal on 75 minutes to leave the minimum between the teams. Hopes of a point for Celtic were dashed shortly afterwards however as Daniel O’Brien got on the end of a long clearance from Harmon to head Rovers 3-1 ahead as they eased to the points and reward the efforts of Eoin Curran, Lubomir Lesko and Aaron Broughall.

01/03/2020 21:22
St Patricks Boys v Slaney Rovers
26/01 11:00
St Patricks Boys 3 - 2 Slaney Rovers

St Patrick’s Boys 3

Slaney Rovers 2

Slaney got off to the perfect start with a goal on two minutes following great build-up play between Lubomir Lesko and Aaron Broughall and a fine finish from Daniel O’Brien. A flick-on from a corner into the path of Lesko who fired home from just outside the box made it 0-2 on 16 minutes. So dominant were Slaney that it would be 30 minutes before Pat's had their first shot at goal.

They were two down at the break and not playing well, there seemed little hope for Pat's but they were given a lifeline after 52 minutes when a cross from Liam Byrne was headed home by Luke Keogh. Just four minutes later the sides were level when Mazin Almujarfi was fouled in the box and Chris Gaul scored from the penalty spot. The game was now in the balance and both sides fighting for the next goal. On 79 minutes Chris Gaul intercepted a lose pass as Slaney tried to build from the back, he drove into the box and slotted pass the advancing keeper for what would prove to be the winner.

Best for Pat’s were Anto Lawlor, Chris Gaul and Nathan Doyle. For Slaney there were best efforts from Colm O’Connor and Stephen Farrell.

07/02/2020 16:47
Parkville United v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 19/01 12:00
Parkville United 0 - 0 Slaney Rovers

Parkville United 0

Slaney Rovers 0

The point earned in Tullow sees Rovers level on points with Hanover at the top of the table although both New Oak and Crettyard have played less games.

On a cold morning there was little goal mouth action in the opening quarter before things started to warm up a little before half time. Slaney passing up on a couple of excellent chances to open the scoring, the first falling to Daniel O'Brien who fired into the side netting before Lubomir Lesko brought smart save from the United's Sean Tompkins. Parkville's best chance of the half fell to TJ Kavanagh but his volley flashed across the face of goal and went wide.

The second half saw United have an early chance for Dillon Kenny but his 20 yarder just cleared the crossbar. Rovers keeper Fergal Harmon then saved twice to keep United out, TJ Kavanagh and Jack Kennedy both denied by good saves. Despite United making most of the chances the best opening of the game fell to Rovers late on as O'Brien set up Lesko but his shot crashed off the crossbar and the sides had to be content with a point apiece.

Best for United were Tom Pollard, TJ Kavanagh and Jamie Welsh. Standing out for Rovers were Stephen Farrell and Ruairi Tompkins.

25/01/2020 21:26
Killeshin FC v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 12/01 11:00
Killeshin FC 0 - 1 Slaney Rovers

Killeshin FC 0

Slaney Rovers 1

A lone first strike from Lubomir Lesko was enough for Rovers to take points and cement their place in the top half of the table, third only on goal difference from Crettyard.

Killeshin started the better of the sides but were caught on the break 12 minutes in, Daniel O’Brien breaking down the wing before squaring for Lesko to slot the visitors ahead. Thereafter there were chances at both ends, Fergal Harmon in the Rovers goal pulled off a fine save to deny Dylan Regan and then Harmon saved a header from Gary Scully which looked destined for the net on the half hour. Aaron Broughall had a chance to double the Rovers lead just before the break but he shot wide with only the 'keeper to beat.

The second half was more of the same with both sides creating and missing chances, Dominic Byrne, Aaron Broughall and Daniel O’Brien all had chances to put the game to bed for Rovers but not could find the target when well placed. Killeshin hard their own chances to take a point, Dylan Regan and Shane Martin with the best of them but it was Lesko’s early strike which proved the match winner for the visitors.

Best for Slaney were Andy Foley, Stephen Farrell and Eoin Curran. Killeshin’s best included John Fleming, Ian Brennan and Shane Coakley.

25/01/2020 21:15
Slaney Rovers v Ballymurphy Celtic
Premier Division 05/01 11:00
Slaney Rovers 4 - 1 Ballymurphy Celtic

Slaney Rovers 4

Ballymurphy Celtic 1

Rovers impressive home record continues as Celtic became the latest team to leave Rathvilly pointless.

The visitors began well enough with Declan Brennan going close with an early header but two quick goals for the hosts rocked them on their heels. 15 minutes in and Aaron Broughall’s corner was headed home by Daniel O’Brien for the opening score. It got better for Rovers five minutes later as Mick Foley applied the finishing touch to a superb centre from Seanie Furlong. Celtic responded well and will count themselves unlucky not to have got on the scoresheet before the break, Brennan again going close before Kevin Foley was denied by a fine stop from the Slaney keeper on the stroke of half time.

Ballymurphy were on the front foot early in the second half but despite creating good openings for both Anto Jordan and Alan Curran they couldn’t convert and with 20 minutes left Rovers made them pay dearly. Eoin Curran and Dominic Byrne carved open the Celtic rear guard for Daniel O’Brien to net his second and Rovers third to make it 3-0. With five minutes left on the clock Celtic did finally convert a chance, Anto Jordan netting to reduce the arrears but any notions of a comeback were quickly dashed as Kyle Byrne finished off the scoring for Rovers to make it 4-1 at the final whistle.

Colm O’Connor, Eoin Curran and Stephen Farrell impressed for the winners while Ben Coleman, Anto Jordan and Declan Brennan were best for Celtic.

12/01/2020 21:46
Slaney Rovers v Hanover Harps
Premier Division 15/12 11:00
Slaney Rovers 2 - 2 Hanover Harps

Slaney Rovers 2

Hanover Harps 2

In extremely difficult underfoot conditions a youthful Harps side claimed a point in Rathvilly on Sunday as Rovers were left to rue a series of missed chances.

Slaney began well and Daniel O’Brien cracked an effort off the post on five minutes, the first of four times that the goal frame would be hit by the hosts. Having rode their luck Hanover hit the front midway through the half, Phil Neenan's free kick was flicked on by Jason Murphy and Cathal Coughlan volley the visitors ahead on 20 minutes. Slaney pushed for an equaliser as half time approached but they were denied again by the post, this time Dominic Byrne’s effort going wide via the goal frame.

The second half was only five minutes in when Rovers were level. Stephen Farrell's shot struck a defender’s arm and Seanie Furlong despatched the resulting penalty past Matthew McCutcheon in the Harps goal. Hanover regained their lead on the hour, Eoghan Byrne won a free on the left and Neenan's perfectly flighted ball was headed home by Johnny Waters. Back came Rovers again and they were level on 68 minutes, Aaron Broughall heading home from Eoin Curran's corner. Rovers had two glorious chances to win it, Dominic Byrne denied by the post again before McCutcheon brilliantly saved with his feet to keep Harps in the game. Hanover's best chance of a late winner fell to Arnus Umbartus, his effort beating the keeper but was brilliantly cleared off the line by Kyle Lawlor as the teams had to settle for a share of the points.

Best for Rovers included Lubomir Lesko and Michael Foley while Hanover will be very happy with the contributions of their five youths team players, Matthew McCutcheon, Adam McCarron, Eoghan Byrne, Shane Murphy and Arnus Umbartus.

23/12/2019 23:14
Slaney Rovers v Killeshin FC
Premier Division 01/12 11:00
Slaney Rovers 3 - 3 Killeshin FC

Slaney Rovers 3

Killeshin FC 3

A late goal from Seanie Furlong rescued a point for Rovers after the hosts blew a 2-0 half time lead to trail 3-2 in this entertaining affair on Sunday.

Slaney make all the early running, creating chances for Aaron Broughall and Daniel O’Brien, both shooting wide when well placed. Thereafter the game settled and it wasn’t until five minutes before the break that we had the first goal of the game. A Killeshin defender handled in the area and Furlong slotted home from the spot for the lead. It got better for Rovers moments later as Furlong turned provider for Dominic Byrne to tap home as the hosts went into half time two goals to the good.

The second half saw Killeshin dominate and it yielded goals, three of them as they turned the game on its head to lead going into the last few minutes. But Slaney weren’t done and when Killeshin left Furlong unattended in the six-yard box he made no mistake as he tapped home for a share of the points. Best for Slaney included Mick Foley, Lubomir Lesko and Eoin Curran.

23/12/2019 23:05
Dolmen Celtic v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 17/11 11:00
Dolmen Celtic 1 - 2 Slaney Rovers

Dolmen Celtic 1

Slaney Rovers 2

First half goals from Seanie Furlong and Dominic Byrne earned Rovers a first away win of the season and lifted them up to third in the table.

Dolmen started the better of the sides but Fergal Harmon in the Rovers goal was proving a tough nut to crack. First the Rovers net minder tipped a Danny Thompson effort over the crossbar and then went one better as he produced a superb save from John Nangle's penalty on 15 minutes, the spot kick awarded for a foul on Thompson. Rovers had no such troubles in front of goal and when Aaron Broughall teed up Furlong, he made no mistake from close range to put the visitors ahead. That lead became 2-0 ten minutes before half time when Kyle Lawlor’s pass opened the Celtic defence for Byrne to net number two and put Rovers in the driving seat at the interval.

The second half was end to end stuff with Celtic eventually converting a chance with 15 minutes left. Thompson was again fouled in the box and this time Mark Davis took responsibility for the spot kick and slotted past Harmon to leave the minimum between the teams. Dolmen threw everything at the visitors in the last ten minutes but Rovers held firm to take the points and reward the efforts of Eoin Curran, Kyle Lawlor and Regan Murphy.

Celtic’s best were Mark Davis, Danny Thompson and Michael Meaney.

23/12/2019 22:45
Slaney Rovers v Parkville United
Premier Division 03/11 11:00
Slaney Rovers 3 - 1 Parkville United

Slaney Rovers 3

Parkville United 1

Rovers got back to winning ways and inflicted a first league loss on Parkville in the process.

United started the better of the sides but despite plenty of possession they never really troubled the Rovers goal. Rovers looked a little more menacing however and United got away with a warning five minutes before the break when Seanie Furlong’s effort crashed off the crossbar and the teams went into the break at 0-0.

Moments into the second half Rovers again hit the crossbar, Arron Broughall’s effort hitting the goal frame but this time it rebounded nicely for Andy Foley and he fired Slaney 1-0 ahead. Parkville made three substitutions, introducing Shane Smith, Jamie Welsh and Jack Kennedy but Rovers continued to push forward and doubled their lead on 65 minutes, Seanie Furlong applying the finishing touch to Paddy Farrell’s corner. The game was effectively over ten minutes later when Foley was fouled in the area and Furlong duly slotted the spot kick for his second and Rovers third. Parkville did muster a reply via a Paul Fitzgerald header from a Garret Doyle cross but it was too little too late for the visitors and Rovers comfortably saw out the remaining minutes to ease to the win.

Best for Rovers were Lubomir Lesko, Mick Foley and Regan Murphy. United’s best included Paul Fitzgerald, Tommy Murphy and Philip Smithers.

23/12/2019 22:22
St Patricks Boys v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 27/10 11:00
St Patricks Boys 1 - 0 Slaney Rovers

St Patrick's Boys 1

Slaney Rovers 0

A goal 2 minutes into added time from substitute Luke Kehoe won points for the hosts as Rovers were left to rue a couple of missed chances in a game where precious few were created. Rovers dominated much of the first half but rarely troubled Johnny Flynn in the St Pats goal. Slaney's Seanie Furlong did have a couple of half chances but both were comfortably dealt with by Flynn. The second half was a more even affair but again chances were scarce, the best of them falling to Rovers. First Lubomir Lesko dragged his effort off target before Furlong headed straight at Flynn in the Pats goal. Slaney paid a heavy price in added time when Conor Clack released Kehoe on goal and he made no mistake as he found the net to claim the win for the hosts and reward the efforts of Dylan Costigan, Anto Lawlor, Liam Byrne and Chris Gaul. Best for Rovers were Daniel O'Brien, Eoin Curran and Paddy Farrell.

01/11/2019 22:08
Hanover Harps v Slaney Rovers
Premier Division 20/10 11:00
Hanover Harps 3 - 1 Slaney Rovers

Hanover Harps 3

Slaney Rovers 1

A brace from Colin Campion helped Harps turn a 1-0 half time deficit into a comfortable win.

Rovers came flying out of the traps and were a goal to the good within 60 seconds, Andy Foley and Daniel O'Brien combining to set up Aaron Broughall to score. Hanover recovered but a combination of poor finishing and good defending saw chances come and go for Eoghan Byrne, Ray Walker and Simon O’Shea.

The second half saw the crossbar deny Rovers as Dominic Byrne's cross evaded everyone and rebounded off the goal frame. Then a brilliant 15-minute spell from the hosts turned the game on its head. On 52 minutes Campion headed home from a Matty Viola free kick to level matters. Five minutes later it was 2-1 as Campion latched onto a loose pass and raced in on goal to double the lead. It got better for Harps moments later, Ray Walker’s 30-yard thunderbolt was tipped over for a corner but from the resulting dead ball Matty Viola picked out Johnny Waters and his powerful header made it 3-1. Slaney did respond and created a couple of decent chances but just couldn't convert one of them as Hanover eased to the win.

Best for Hanover included Ray Walker, Cathal Coughlan and Simon O’Shea. Rovers had solid performances from Paddy Farrell, Lubomir Lesko and Fergal Harmon.

01/11/2019 21:55
Slaney Rovers v New Oak Boys
13/10/2019 22:09
Slaney Rovers v Kilree Celtic
Shield 08/09 11:00
Slaney Rovers 4 - 0 Kilree Celtic

Slaney Rovers 4

Kilree Celtic 0

Rovers got their season off to the perfect start as their easily overcame Kilree in Rathvilly on Sunday.

The hosts threatened from the start but had to wait 20 minutes for the opener, but it was worth the wait. Stephen Farrell picking up a loose ball 25 yards from goal before firing a rocket to the net for 1-0. Kilree's best chance of an equaliser fell to Shane Salter but he fired his shot over the crossbar on 35 minutes and Rovers made them pay the price just before the break when Dominic Byrne weaved his way past three defenders before teeing up Aaron Broughall to make it 2-0 at half time.

Any thoughts Kilree had of a comeback were dashed two minutes after the restart, Rovers were awarded a penalty and Broughall slotted home from 12 yards for his second and the hosts’ third. With the game effectively over Rovers took their foot off the gas and it wasn't until five minutes from time that goal number four arrived, a fine solo effort from Rory McKernan finishing off the scoring as the hosts advanced to reward the efforts of Eoin Curran, Michael Foley and Lesko Lubomir. Kilree’s best included Alan Salter, Paul Kehoe and Shane Salter.

21/09/2019 21:28
Slaney Rovers v Crettyard United
Premier Division 15/09 11:00
Slaney Rovers 2 - 0 Crettyard United

Slaney Rovers 2

Crettyard United 0

Second half goals from Lubomir Lesko and Daniel O’Brien saw newly promoted Rovers cause a major upset on the opening day of the Premier Division season as serial league winners United crashed to defeat.

Crettyard started well enough but despite controlling the early exchanges they rarely threatened Fergal Harmon in the Rovers goal. The hosts began to find their feet as the half wore on and Conor O’Brien'’ effort from distance flew just the wrong side of the post. Another long-range effort from the hosts, this time from Dominic Byrne also went just wide as the sides went into the break at 0-0.

United were slow out of the blocks at the start of the second half and Rovers made them pay in emphatic fashion with two goals in six minutes. The first arrived on 50 minutes, Conor O'Brien's pass released Lesko and his powerful run and fine finish put Rovers 1-0 up. It got worse for United shortly afterwards as Daniel O'Brien's cross was finished to the net by Aaron Broughall to double the lead. Crettyard threw everything at Slaney with Cristoir Maher and Niall Purcell to the fore but the hosts rear guard held firm and Rovers claimed a well-deserved three points to reward the efforts of Shane Murphy, Eoin Curran and Paddy Farrell.

Although only the first game of the season, the defeat is huge blow to United who only had Cris Maher, Bobby Dowling and Niall Purcell performing to their usual high standards.

21/09/2019 21:25
Village FC v Slaney Rovers
Village FC win Play-Off
30/08 19:00
Village FC 1 - 0 Slaney Rovers

Village FC 1 - 0 Slaney Rovers

Village, with the strong wind at their backs in the first-half, dominated possession and were wide with their first effort on five minutes, got closer on 20 minutes when they hit the woodwork before making the break-through from a long range effort on 27 minutes to lead 1-0 at the break. With the wind in the second half, Slaney came more into the contest with Gary Halpin getting onto the end of a Peter Keogh free kick but could not find the target. Later on the normally reliable Declan Brennan shot wide from close range. Plenty of dogged defending by Village denied late efforts from David Nolan and Tony Carthy, as they held on to win the play-off despite the best efforts of Eddie Byrne, Tony Carthy and Peter Keogh.

30/08/2019 23:36
Slaney Rovers v Village FC
Slaney Rvs Over 35 v Village FC
06/07 17:00
Slaney Rovers 1 - 1 Village FC
Slaney drew 1-1 against Village FC Slaney took the lead from Declan Brennan Village levelled after the break Best players for Slaney were Peter Kehoe Liam Kavanagh
06/07/2019 21:51
New Oak Boys v Slaney Rovers
27/04 17:00
New Oak Boys 5 - 2 Slaney Rovers

New Oak Boys 5

Slaney Rovers 1

New Oak with the strong wind at their backs in the first-half let 3-0 at the break.

Slaney’s best move of the game came after the interval when Peter Kehoe broke down the left and his pass found Declan Brennan in space and he teed the ball perfectly for Mark Ryan to shoot home just inside the box for 4-1 on 60 minutes. Late in the game another threaded pass from Peter Kehoe put Brennan in behind the Boys defence and Declan calmly fired home passed the advancing keeper.

Eddie Byrne, James Doyle and Alan Ryan played well for Slaney.

28/04/2019 21:43
Vale Wanderers A v Slaney Rovers
28/04 11:00
Vale Wanderers A 0 - 3 Slaney Rovers

Vale Wanderers 0

Slaney Rovers 3

Slaney Rovers remain on course for a league and cup double with this victory over Vale in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The visitors were at it from the start and were ahead after some fine build-up play from Arron Broughall on the left wing Seanie Furlong got on the end of a Dominic Byrne pass on nine minutes. Within five minutes Furlong found the net again when he ran onto a defence splitting pass from Paddy Farrell to fire home just inside the box.

After the interval the Rathvilly side continued to dominate and their third goal was one to savour. Rovers won possession in their box with a well-timed tackle from Regan Murphy who set Joe Thomson on his way up the right wing and his pass back to Dominic Byrne was blasted home on 51 minutes to set up an exciting final against Kilree Celtic.

Outstanding for the winners were Eoin Curran, Conor O’Brien and Mick Foley.

28/04/2019 21:41
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