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Round Tower Rovers v St Patricks Boys B
Div Two 08/03 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 0 - 4 St Patricks Boys B

Round Tower Rovers 0

St Patrick’s Boys 4

St Pat’s took the lead after Thomas Sheehan finished low to the corner of the net. Conditions played a factor for both teams and Pat’s went into half time with the narrowest of leads.

Round Towers came out in the second half and played some good football and frustrated the away side. It wasn’t until the final ten minutes this game was put to bed when Thomas Sheehan found the net for a second time. After the restart Boys put the pressure on and a Dinny Farrell cross found its way to the back of the Rovers net. Thomas Sheehan rounded off the game with his hat trick which topped off a great away win for the Graiguecullen side.

Best for Pat’s David Pawlowitcz, Denis Byrne and Jamie Malone. Best for Round Tower was Darragh Carolan and William Oxley.

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08/03/2020 21:17
Vale Wanderers B v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 23/02 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 2 - 5 Round Tower Rovers

Vale Wanderers 2

Round Tower Rovers 5

In a seven-goal thriller between the two struggling teams, it was Round Tower who got the result.

Rovers dominated the match and striker Sean Francis opened the scoring and could’ve doubled his tally moments later but unselfishly squared across to Conor Whelehan who made it 2-0. A third came from Colum Dunne who directed the ball from a corner, into the roof of the net. Another squared ball across the box to Paddy Brady made it four, and a Conor Whelehan run onto a good ball finished the scoring for RTR with five.

Vale eventually got going in the last 25 minutes and got their first goal when Lorcan Galvin swung over a corner which fell to the returning Adam Dunne who finished nicely with his left foot. Vale got their second when Pat Meaney running through midfield clipped in a great through ball to Dylan Waters who finished neatly. Vale nearly got their third when Lorcan Galvin running through on goal poked past the ball past the keeper but it was cleared off the line by the Round Tower defender.

On a dismal day for Vale Evan Tunstead, Adam Dunne and David Lillis played well.

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01/03/2020 21:18
Hanover Harps B v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 02/02 14:00
Hanover Harps B 3 - 0 Round Tower Rovers

Hanover Harps 3

Round Tower Rovers 0

Hanover bounced to their first win since October.

They started smartly and were unlucky not to take an early lead on two minutes when Dillon Murphy squared to Aaron Wynne, only for his effort to be cleared off the line. Glenn Nolan almost broke the deadlock on 22 minutes but for a last-ditch block as he was about to shoot. Good interplay down the right wing between Gary O’Keeffe and Dylan Walsh pulled a smart save out of the Rovers ‘keeper on the half hour mark. Hanover’s perseverance paid off on 42 minutes when Craig Walker’s clearance found Shane Kelly with pinpoint accuracy and Kelly's first-time volley nestled in the bottom corner.

The second half saw more of the same from the home side who were fully in control. Aaron Kinsella went on a mazy run on 52 minutes resulting in a free kick but Wynne's effort was saved by the visitors ‘keeper. Hanover got their second with 22 minutes remaining when Kelly raided down the right, crossed to Glenn Nolan who set Dylan Walsh to fire the ball into the corner. On 72 minutes Aaron Wynne played a super ball to put Dillon Murphy through on goal resulting in him been taken down by the onrushing goalkeeper. Murphy stepped up and made it 3-0 to Hanover.

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07/02/2020 17:02
Killeshin FC B v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 26/01 14:00
Killeshin FC B 3 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

Killeshin FC 3

Round Tower Rovers 1

Round Tower slumped to their eighth defeat of the season as they had no luck against Killeshin in what was a six pointer.

Killeshin started on the front foot and on six minutes went one up after Brian Lowry volleyed home James Brennan's corner. After 30 minutes Evan Ruddy shot just wide whilst Ricardo Tavolieri had a header go wide on 40 minutes. Brian Lowry had another excellent volley just wide on 42 minutes James Brennan then had a shot saved just on half time.

Killeshin started sharpest in second half also with Tavolieri shooting just wide from distance on 47 minutes. On the 52 minutes it was 2-0 as Evan Ruddy lobbed the keeper after running onto a great ball from Vinny Dowling. On 56 minutes Colum Dunne pulled one back with a strike from distance into the bottom corner to give them hope of a comeback. Round Tower pushed hard and had a few half chances after this but on 82 minutes Evan Ruddy ran in on a great ball from Cathal Dooley to wrap up the points for Killeshin with a great finish.

Best for Killeshin were Tim O’Brien, Evan Ruddy and Ricardo Tavolieri.

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07/02/2020 16:50
Bagenalstown AFC v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 19/01 12:00
Bagenalstown AFC 2 - 0 Round Tower Rovers

Bagenalstown AFC 2

Round Tower Rovers 0

Bagenalstown had a tough encounter with Round Towers on an icy morning.

The game was evenly contested throughout and the gap between the two teams in the table seemed to be irrelevant as both sides shared the possession. Town tried hard to break down the strong and physical Rovers defence and found a breakthrough after a long throw from Paddy O’Brien found Matty Curran at the back post to tap one home. Rovers had chances and forced a great top corner save from Dan Kearney from a Towers free kick.

After the break, again Rovers sat back and Town tried to break them down. Chances went abegging and Rovers started to believe they may have a chance of getting something from the game but great work from Craig Fogarty to close down the Rovers defence found Matty Curran who squared for Trevor Nolan to make it 2-0. Town took control of the last 20 minutes and closed out the game.

Best for Town were Paddy O’Brien, Brian Murphy and Murty Cummins.

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25/01/2020 21:27
Round Tower Rovers v Hanover Harps B
Div Two 12/01 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 3 - 3 Hanover Harps B

Round Tower Rovers 3

Hanover Harps 3

Hanover slipped further down the table with the draw. Hanover hadn’t kicked a competitive ball since the start of December and were a bit stale at the outset. Rovers were keen to take the game to Harps in the first 15 minutes. Hanover edged their way into the game and began to dominate. The breakthrough came for the visitors from a Dylan Walsh corner that was flicked to the net by Eric Dowling with 27 minutes on the clock. Round Tower equalised through Benny Quigley as Hanover were down to ten men due to a concussion injury.

Although level at the break Hanover were in control and retook the lead in the 53rd minute after Dillon Murphy retained possession high up the pitch and played in Aaron Wynne to score. Shane Kelly released Murphy in the 55th minute, he rounded three defenders only to be hacked down by the last in the box. Penalty! Up stepped Arron Wynne to put Hanover 1-3 ahead with half an hour to play. Hanover were comfortable in possession and without but in the 83rd minute conceded a corner from which Rovers scored through Colin Buggy and gained a lifeline. That lifeline arrived in the 95th minute when they were awarded a penalty of their own with Colum Dunne stepping up to tie the game.

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25/01/2020 21:20
Burrin Celtic v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 05/01 11:00
Burrin Celtic 3 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

Burrin Celtic 3

Round Tower Rovers 1

The first half was evenly matched with both sides having chances.

Burrin went one up with 25 minutes gone through a long effort from Jonathan Lalor that put off the keeper and defence for the away side. A few minutes later, Michael O’Leary had a great chance outside the box and spotted the keeper off his line by trying a long range shot over the keeper’s head but just going over the bar. Round Tower Rovers then started to trouble the home side and their goal came from some good play with Craig Doyle making two great saves but the third shot was the one that counted. Rovers equalised just before half time when Alex Renehan pounced on a ball in the box and riffled it into the bottom corner.

The second half was very even until 75 minutes when Burrin got their lead from an O’Leary cross which John Kinsella got on the end of it and slid in to make it 2-1. Burrin applied the pressure and got the third with a well taken goal from Liam McGuill. A hard-fought game that Burrin just edged.

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12/01/2020 21:51
Round Tower Rovers v Vale Wanderers B
Div Two 15/12 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 2 - 2 Vale Wanderers B

Round Tower Rovers 2

Vale Wanderers 2

Vale travelled to bottom of the table Round Tower with just ten men and did very well to get a draw.

Vale’s ten men started cautiously and invited Round Tower on which led to them conceding an early goal. Mick Ramsbottom from the edge of the box found the net in stunning fashion. He nearly doubled his tally minutes later when he found himself one on one with the Vale keeper, who managed to prevent the goal. Vale realised the best form of defence was attack and really took the game to Round Tower. Dylan Waters fired a shot narrowly wide and Pat Meaney rose highest from a corner only to see his header skim past the post.

RTR doubled their lead early into the second half and where cruising when a good delivery from a corner found the head of Alex Renehan who finished well into the corner of the net. Rovers had the majority of possession and chances but failed to turn the shots into goals when needed. Vale threw everything at the opposition for the win and two fine efforts from Waters and Galvin had the Round Tower scrambling to force both shots around the post.

Best for Vale were Pat Meaney, Ronan Devine and Evan Tunstead.

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23/12/2019 23:18
Bagenalstown AFC v Round Tower Rovers
Carlow cup rd 2 01/12 11:00
Bagenalstown AFC 3 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

Bagenalstown AFC 3

Round Tower Rovers 1

Bagenalstown returned to winning ways with a good 3-1 win over Round Tower Rovers to progress to the next round.

Town started well but found themselves behind after a quick break away when Alex Renehan scored from close range. Town composed themselves and got into their rhythm of passing football. A header from Paddy O’Brien found Craig Fogarty in the box who neatly tucked away the equaliser. Town pushed on again and the second came from Fogarty again after a free from Jimmy Cullen. 2-1 at the break.

Town were in complete control and added a third from Brian Murphy with a tap in at the back post.

Best for Town were Pa Deane, Paddy O’Brien and Dion Wall.

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23/12/2019 23:02
St Patricks Boys B v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 17/11 14:00
St Patricks Boys B 3 - 0 Round Tower Rovers

St. Patrick’s Boys 3

Round Tower Rovers 0

St. Pat’s made it five wins in a row with a comfortable win at home to the struggling Round Tower Rovers on Sunday to keep their unbeaten start to the season.

Both sides had chances but only one took them. Pat’s led at half time when David Radochonski capitalized on poor defending by Round Tower.

Five minutes after the break, Radonchonski made it two with an excellent finish to the top corner. Round Tower pressed hard and Benny Quigley and Alex Renehan where unlucky not to see their efforts turn into goals. John O’Neill slotted a third for Pat’s in the dying embers of the game as they finished in a strong manner.

Best for Pat’s were Trevor Marfleet, Dinny Farrell and Thomas Sheehan.

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23/12/2019 22:46
Round Tower Rovers v Killeshin FC B
Div Two 10/11 11:30
Round Tower Rovers 4 - 0 Killeshin FC B

Round Tower Rovers 4

Killeshin FC 0

Rovers got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over Killeshin in Timahoe.

After a dominant start for the Rovers, the visitors very nearly took the lead against the run of play. A long-ranged effort from the Killeshin winger was met by an excellent fingertip save onto the crossbar by Conor Hanley in the Rovers goal. From then on, chances were few and far between for the Killeshin men as Rovers began to get on top finding joy through the wings. The score remained level at half time but Rovers fortune was to change in the second half.

Just before the hour mark, after patient play, Rovers finally hit the back of the net through Alex Renehan as he tapped in from close range. Rovers lead was quickly doubled after Colin Buggy riffled the ball into the top corner from a long range free. Two more goals were added in quick succession through Mick Keogh, the Rovers front man. The first came in the form of a penalty, won by himself, and was neatly tucked away and the second came moments later after Buggy played Keogh in behind the Killeshin defence and he made no mistake.

Best for Killeshin were Danny Brennan, Jack Phelan, Cathal Dooley.

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23/12/2019 22:37
Baltinglass Town B v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 03/11 14:00
Baltinglass Town B 1 - 0 Round Tower Rovers

Baltinglass Town 1

Round Tower Rovers 0

This game was played in very sticky conditions in Baltinglass which led to a shaky start for both teams who missed several chances.

However, it wasn’t long before Baltinglass settled and started to dominate the game, but they couldn’t create any clear cut chances and were lucky not to go behind when Rovers smashed the crossbar with a stunning free kick and shortly after Fergal Donegan the Baltinglass keeper cleared a ball from off the line as a Rovers player ran away celebrating thinking the ball had crossed the line. It somehow remained scoreless at the break.

Into the second half and Baltinglass continued where they left off, relentless pressure still failing to pay off. The introduction of fresh legs injected a bit more pace into the Baltinglass game and with ten minutes to go Declan Faulkner broke through the Rovers defence to tap home a goal. Rovers tried to pile pressure on Baltinglass after the restart but the Baltinglass defence dealt with whatever came their way.

Best for Baltinglass were John Hennessey, Fergal Donegan, Mick Dowling and Ricky Pellegrini was impressive when introduced.

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23/12/2019 22:27
St Joseph's FC v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 27/10 14:00
St Joseph's FC 2 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

St. Joseph’s FC 2

Round Tower Rovers 1

A tough physical game saw chances created by both sides. Ross Mannion the Joey’s keeper was called on to make several saves but it was Joeys who got on the scoreboard first. A brace from Tom Mitchell, one either side of half time were just rewards for the Joeys dominance. The visitors got one back through Micky Keogh and were unlucky not to have a second at the death, but again a fine save from the Joeys keeper denied them a point.

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01/11/2019 22:11
Round Tower Rovers v Bagenalstown AFC
Div Two 20/10 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 0 - 3 Bagenalstown AFC

Bagenalstown Continue Winning Streak

Round Tower Rovers 0

Bagenalstown AFC 3

Bagenalstown continued their unbeaten start to the season with a win over new side, Round Tower Rovers and are the only side to have a 100% record in the division. The game was end to end but Town lead at half time after a good ball over the top found Matty Curran who headed onto Trevor Nolan to tap in from close range. Town started the second half well and Darren Crooks found the net after good when from Pa Deane and Stephen Fowler down the left. A quick break away from Crooks who turned provider this time, found centre back Jimmy Cullen who finished at the back post. Best for Town were Pa Cody, Alan Whelan and Brian Murphy. Round Tower pressed hard and had some good chances but couldn’t find a breakthrough.

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01/11/2019 21:48
Nurney Villa v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 13/10 11:00
Nurney Villa 1 - 2 Round Tower Rovers

Nurney Villa 1

Round Tower Rovers 2

Round Tower secured their first junior win in several years, edging past Nurney. It was a very close encounter between two evenly matched sides. Nurney took an early lead when Val Fleming headed home a Padraig Delaney cross from close in after six minutes. Rovers recovered from this early shock and there was little between the sides for the remainder of the half, although Nurney created the better chances but bad finishing let them down. Rovers levelled with a fine shot from the 25-yard range on 57 minutes from Colum “Cuzint” Dunne. The vital third goal of the game fell to the visitors on 77 minutes after a Nurney defender dwelt on the ball and was dispossessed with Richard Oxley finishing well for a winner.

Best for Nurney Jack Rowan, Rian Farrell and Joe Byrne.

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13/10/2019 22:26
Round Tower Rovers v Slaney Rovers B
Div Two 29/09 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 1 - 4 Slaney Rovers B

Round Tower Rovers 1

Slaney Rovers 4

A disappointing start to the season for Round Tower Rovers who played their first senior league game in over ten years and their inexperience was showing.

However, Rovers weren’t lacking in chances and a few fine saves were needed from the Slaney keeper to prevent Mick Ramsbottom and the Rovers strike force from taking the lead. A save by William Oxley from a free kick fell to a Slaney Rovers man to take the lead. They doubled it a few minutes later. A third went in just before halftime with a good finish from close range into the roof of the net, ending all hopes of a comeback.

Slaney got a fourth in the second half when their striker rounded the keeper and finished into an empty net. Kyle Byrne and Aaron Smith both scored a brace apiece. Rovers pulled one back late on but it was too little too late and were forced to settle for a 4-1 loss.

Played well for Slaney were Callum O’Connor and Adam Lawlor.

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13/10/2019 22:21
Round Tower Rovers v St Patricks Boys
Shield 08/09 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 1 - 3 St Patricks Boys

St. Patrick’s Boys 3

Round Tower Rovers 1

Last season’s beaten finalists, Pat’s started the season with a win against Round Tower Rovers of Timahoe, playing their first Junior game in several years.

They fielded a mixture of first and second team players. Pat’s started strongly and were a goal up on 20 minutes, courtesy of Niall Murphy finishing from a good team move. Two more goals before half time by Dinny Farrell and Pauric Quinlan saw Pat's lead at half time.

The second half saw Rovers get a nice goal with a shot from Colum Dunne on the edge of the box. Pat’s freshened the team with subs coming on to see out the rest of the game. The back line for Rovers was commanding and kept the Pat’s forwards at bay for the rest of the half.

However, it is Pat’s who move to the next round with a solid team performance.

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21/09/2019 21:29
St Joseph's FC v Round Tower Rovers
Game Abandoned after 70 plus mins due to a serious injury.
30/03 14:30
St Joseph's FC 2 - 2 Round Tower Rovers

St Joseph's F.C.2. Round tower rovers.2

Game Abandoned after 70 plus mins due to serious injury.

St Joseph's started the better and were creating chances early on and went ahead when Daniel Hegarty scored to make it 1-0 after 15 mins .Round tower rovers were level on 25mins through an own goal from the home side . Round tower rovers then went ahead on 30mins through another own goal from the home side . St Joseph's fought back and were level just before half time when Corey Connolly scored a fine goal to make it 2-2 at half time .The second half saw both teams having their chances and then came the serious injury to the Round Tower Rovers goalkeeper which resulted in the game being abandoned.

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30/03/2019 18:17
Round Tower Rovers v Killeshin/Hanover FC
09/03 14:30
Round Tower Rovers 0 - 8 Killeshin/Hanover FC

Round Tower Rovers 0

Killeshin/Hanover 8

Due to Knockbeg College’s great exploits in the All-Ireland GAA semi-final it was a severely depleted Killeshin/Hanover side who travelled to play Round Tower Rovers, but it was credit to their stand-ins, who put up a terrific performance, to come away with an emphatic victory.

Rovers were the first to show, when after five minutes, Killeshin/Hanover’s keeper – Mikey Dempsey, who pulled off a superb point-blank save to keep out a certain goal and thereafter, it was one-way traffic, as Killeshin/Hanover totally dominated proceedings. On twenty-five minutes Shane Murphy’s long-range effort, hit a post, however, Eoghan Fallon was on hand to fire home the rebound for 0-1. Thereafter, the outstanding Ben Dorgan stole the show for Killeshin/Hanover, as he scored five goals, in the next hour, including two twenty-yard strikes, before the interval and then scored three fine examples of the art of centre-forward as he single-handedly put Killeshin/Hanover out of sight at 0-6.

The goal of the game came on eighty-five minutes, when Shane Murphy’s forty yarder flashed past the Rovers keeper, who couldn’t do anything to prevent the score for 0-7. And they should have added to their keeper, but Eamon Moran followed up and was on hand to rifle the ball home for 0-8.

Rovers never gave up but were just outclassed and best for Killeshin/Hanover were Vinny Oba, Timmy Mohammed, Adam Nolan, the mercurial Shane Murphy and not forgetting the prolific Ben Dorgan.

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17/03/2019 20:55
Round Tower Rovers v Vale Wanderers
02/03 14:30
Round Tower Rovers 0 - 5 Vale Wanderers

Round Tower Rovers 0

Vale Wanderers 5

It was a day that produced virtually, every type of weather conditions in the duration of the game, with Rovers having the worst against them, as they had to contend with a gale-force wind and pouring rain, in their faces.

Despite these conditions, Rovers managed to keep Vale, at bay until the forty minute mark, when they scored two goals, the first for 0-1, from Tommy Cummins, following good work by Kieran Collins and the second for 0-2, from Tom Gardiner, who headed home a fine cross, ‘whipped in’ by Lorcan Galvin and they took that lead into the interval.

With a score of 0-2 and wind advantage in the second-half, Rovers remained hopeful of hauling back Vale’s lead, however, lo and behold the weather cleared up and ruined Rovers perceived advantage. Vale managed to carve out three more goals, one of which was an Own Goal, with another from a tidy Lorcan Galvin finish and a further one from Lorcan Galvin, with a twenty-five-yard screamer on the volley, to make the final score 0-5 to Vale.

It was a battling performance from an unlucky Rovers team, whilst standing out for Vale were Tom Gardiner, Jack Treacy and Lorcan Galvin.

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17/03/2019 20:48
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Round Tower Rovers Fixtures / Results (All Competitions This Season)
Latest Results
04/10Div TwoRound Tower Rovers51Slaney Rovers B
27/09Div TwoVale Wanderers B23Round Tower Rovers
20/09ShieldBurrin Celtic42Round Tower Rovers
05/04onlineRound Tower Rovers13Slaney Rovers B
08/03Div TwoRound Tower Rovers04St Patricks Boys B
23/02Div TwoVale Wanderers B25Round Tower Rovers
02/02Div TwoHanover Harps B30Round Tower Rovers
26/01Div TwoKilleshin FC B31Round Tower Rovers
19/01Div TwoBagenalstown AFC20Round Tower Rovers
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