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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
Round Tower Rovers v St Patricks Boys
23/02 14:30
Round Tower Rovers 2 - 3 St Patricks Boys

Round Tower Rovers 2

St Patrick’s Boys 3

This was a disappointing game for Rovers, who despite controlling the game for much of the time, they couldn’t come back from the three goals that they shipped in the first half.

Rovers started well and created a good number of chances, but they were all spurned and the closest that they came, was when Darren Robinson, latched on to a ball that was spilled by the St Pat’s keeper, but he put it wide. St Pat’s went 0-1 up on ten minutes and on twenty-five minutes Tom Mitchell made it 0-2 and on thirty minutes Paddy Regan made it 0-3 and that was the half-time score.

Rovers came out for the second-half, in a different frame of mind and they started pressing St Pat’s and Alex Renehan won a penalty that was well converted by Darren Robinson to make it 1-3 and just ten minutes later, Rovers were right back in the game following a brilliant finish by Darren Robinson, to complete his brace and make the score 2-3, with everything to play for. However, try as they might, Rovers just couldn’t force an equaliser and ended 2-3 to St Pat’s Boys.

It was a battling performance from the Rovers team and standing out for St Pat’s were Lee Nolan, Aaron Cullen and Paddy Regan, with special mention for Tyler Brennan, who put in a super display of football.

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25/02/2019 22:16
Round Tower Rovers v St Josephs Blue Youths
16/02 14:30
Round Tower Rovers 2 - 4 St Josephs Blue Youths

Round Tower Rovers AFC 2

St Joseph’s Blue 4

Joey’s settled quickly and created a couple of chances, before a shot by Dawid Radochonski’s shot forced an error in the Rovers defence and the ball ended up crossing the line for 0-1.

Rovers levelled the game at 1-1, as a brilliant free-kick from Ben O’Reilly, saw a touch from David Brennan and the head of Conor Conlan, before it entered the net for 1-1.

Joey’s went back in front, by 1-2, when Dawid Radochonski finished off a fine free-kick by Jack Murphy and then Joey’s went 1-3 up, as following an Evan McGuire free-kick, Ben Murphy got on the end of it to calmly slot the ball home and that was the score at the interval.

In the second-half, Joey’s created numerous chances but were very wasteful with their finishing, but they did score another goal, as Evan Maguire scored direct from a corner for 1-4 and cruising.

Rovers had the last word, as Adain Hanrahan scored from distance for 2-4, which was unfortunately ‘too little too late’ to make a comeback and that’s how it ended.

Best for Joey’s were Jonah Dunne, Sam Byrne, Cian Shannon and Robert Timmons, whilst it was a battling team performance from Rovers, although William Oxley in goal, deserves particular mention for a really fine display, ‘between the sticks’

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25/02/2019 21:54
Round Tower Rovers v Willow Park
02/02 14:00
Round Tower Rovers 0 - 1 Willow Park

Round Tower Rovers 0

Willow Park AFC 1 (AET)

It was heart-break for Rovers, as their cup-run was terminated by Willow Park from Athlone, in what was a very exciting match for supporters and neutrals alike.

Rovers had a host of chances, right throughout the game, with Michael Rogers and Alex Renehan being very unlucky not to score. Willow Park also had plenty of chances themselves but a brilliant performance by Marc Ramsbottom Rovers keeper ensured that Willow Park wouldn’t score and the interval came with a 0-0 score line.

It was very similar, in the second-half, with neither side able to fashion a goal, despite having many chances. In injury time Willow Park had an opportunity to snatch a win, when they were awarded a penalty, but they failed to take it, as their player drove the ball well wide of the post and it went into extra-time.

The first period came and went with no score and then in the second period, with both keepers maintaining their fine form and penalties looking a certainty, a Willow Park cross was finished for that vital goal and despite Rovers heaping enormous pressure on Willow Park, it ended 0-1.

Willow Park’s victory takes them into the quarter finals although it was an inspired performance by the Rovers players that they can be proud of.

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10/02/2019 21:48
Round Tower Rovers v Burrin Celtic
12/01 14:30
Round Tower Rovers 2 - 4 Burrin Celtic

Round Tower Rovers 2

Burrin Celtic 4

The game started well for both teams as they were both playing some good, attractive football, with Rovers looking the more likely to score, but unfortunately, nothing materialised for them and on fifteen minutes, a ball was played out wide right to Donnacha Murphy who took a touch and then coolly slotted home from ten yards for a 0-1 lead.

Only five minutes later, Burrin scored a second, with Donnacha Murphy being the creator, as he crossed to the far post, where it was met by the on-rushing Eoin Kavanagh, who fired home for 0-2. Burrin were now completely on top and following a corner being only partially cleared by Rovers, Eli Byrne latched on to the ball and ’whipped’ it across the box for Oisin Kelly to head home and give them a very comfortable 0-3 lead, which was the score at half-time.

Rovers started well, after the interval, as they pulled a goal back from Conor Conlon, who scored following a brilliant Michael Rogers corner for 1-3 and they soon pulled back another goal from a Ben Dunne header for 2-3 and it looked like they might get something out of the game. Immediately after the kick-off, Burrin broke down the left and Dan Smyth hit a great cross that was met by Donnacha Murphy, who volleyed home to make the final score 2-4 to Burrin.

It was a decent team performance from Rovers, but they came up against a strong Burrin team, who had Donnacha Murphy, Eoin Kavanagh and Aaron Bolger as their key, outstanding players, that made the difference.

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10/02/2019 21:24
Vale Wanderers v Round Tower Rovers
05/01 14:30
Vale Wanderers 8 - 2 Round Tower Rovers

Vale Wanderers 8

Round Tower Rovers 2

Vale started off by far the brighter and they got a ‘dream start’ as Sean Smithers gave them a 1-0 lead within a minute of the start and then Jack Treacy then got in ‘on the act’ as he made it 2-0 just five minutes later.

Mark Foley then picked up the ball on halfway and he went past two defenders, before slotting it into the bottom corner from 30 yards and extending Vale’s lead to 3-0.

Round Tower then pulled a goal back from a superbly hit free-kick for 3-1, but Vale scored another through Jack Treacy for his brace and a 4-1 half-time lead.

Jack Treacy completed his hat-trick after just five minutes into the half for 5-1, after some good work by Sean Smithers and shortly after, Sean Smithers got himself on the score sheet following a good finish and it was 6-1.

Brooklyn Dermody then scored, with a good finish from a corner for 7-1 and Jack Treacy completed Vale’s scoring when he scored his fourth to make it 8-1, but to their credit Round Tower never stopped working and they got some consolation, five minutes from time, as they scored another to make the final score 8-2.

Standing out for Vale were Jack Treacy, Sean Smithers and Mark Foley, whilst it was a battling performance from Round Tower.

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15/01/2019 14:08
St Patricks Boys v Round Tower Rovers
17/11 14:30
St Patricks Boys 3 - 3 Round Tower Rovers

St Patrick’s Boys 3

Round Tower Rovers 3

This was a fantastic game of football, with Rovers starting the better, as they took an early lead on ten minutes, through a Ben O’Reilly half-volley that left the St Pat’s keeper completely flat-footed for 0-1.

Rovers worked hard to try and increase their lead, but they couldn’t get through a strong and robust Pat’s defence and they utilised this to get back into the game, through Paddy Regan, who equalised just before the interval for 1-1.

In the second-half, Pat’s were on top early on, but on 50 minutes, a well- timed ball from Rovers - Darren Robinson found Alex Renehan free and he calmly slotted the ball past the Pat’s keeper for 1-2. Pat’s hit back on 55 minutes through Paddy Regan for 2-2, in this ‘topsy turvy’ game. There was a spell of midfield play, as both sides were trying their best to break the deadlock and after a spell of good pressure by Rovers, they scored again on 75 minutes for 2-3, through a brilliant strike by Michael Rogers and they looked set for victory. However, Pat’s never gave up and with the final whistle imminent Pat’s again grabbed the equaliser through Luke Hutton and this pulsating and exciting game ended 3-3, which was the right result of a game where both teams gave their all.

It was a great team performance from Rovers, whilst best for Pat’s were Tom Mitchell, Paddy Regan and Mark Behan.

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01/12/2018 21:57
St Josephs Blue Youths v Round Tower Rovers
03/11 14:30
St Josephs Blue Youths 3 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

St Joseph’s Blue 3

Round Tower Rovers 1

This was a first-ever meeting between these two clubs and it was Round Tower, with wind advantage who settled first and were applying strong pressure on the Joey’s defence.

Round Tower’s efforts were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty, which was neatly slotted home for a 0-1 lead. Joey’s were stung into action by this reverse and they started to settle down and grow into the game and their equaliser came from a well-taken corner by Evan Maguire, was met by a great header by Cian Shannon, which left the Round Towers’ keeper with no chance. Half-time came with that 1-1 score line.

In the second-half, Joey’s went in front with a goal direct from a free-kick by Corey Kelliher for 2-1 and proving that his goal last week was no fluke, as this week’s effort was almost a carbon copy Youth Division Keepers had better watch out, in future games. Joey’s were visibly growing in confidence and they quickly went ahead with a third goal, as they turned the screw on Round Tower this time with pressure on them, from a throw-in and Joey’s won the ball through Jonah Dunne, who played a one-two to Sam Byrne, before calmly stroking the ball past the Round Tower keeper for 3-1, which was the final score.

It was a great team performance by Joey’s Blue, who are quickly climbing the table, but particular praise needs to go to their strong defence, led by their captain Jack Murphy, Robert Timmons, Ben Murphy and Matthew Downey, whilst it was a hard-working team performance from Round Tower.

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14/11/2018 15:33
Round Tower Rovers v Killeshin FC
27/10 14:30
Round Tower Rovers 10 - 1 Killeshin FC

Round Tower Rovers 10

Killeshin FC 1

Round Tower had an emphatic victory over Killeshin in a game where they dominated from start to finish.

Killeshin did have some early opportunities but they didn’t trouble William Oxley in the Round Towers’ goal and goals came regularly, throughout for the home side, with Conor Donlon, Alex Renehan (2), Ben O’Reilly, Darren Robinson and Jamie Maher all getting on the scoresheet and it was 6-0 at half-time.

In the second-half, it was more of the same, as a goal from Alex Renehan completed his hat-trick and further goals from Chris Moran, David Brennan, and Marc Ramsbottom made it 10, with a consolation goal from Hubert Mazur for Killeshin sandwiched in between, leaving the final score 10-1.

It was a terrific team performance from Round Tower, whilst standing out for a battling, but outclassed Killeshin side were Hubert Mazur, Evan Treacy and Jack Brennan.

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01/11/2018 21:17
Round Tower Rovers v St Joseph's FC
22/09 14:30
Round Tower Rovers 8 - 2 St Joseph's FC

Round Tower Rovers 8

St Joseph’s FC 2

Rovers were making their debut in the Carlow league and they entertained Joey’s at their home ground in Timahoe.

Rovers saw plenty of possession in the early stages but they failed to take advantage of their opportunities. However, on ten minutes Alex Renehan slotted the ball home for 1-0 following a brilliant cross-field pass by Charlie McArdle. Joey’s were stung by this set-back and soon got on the front-foot as a fine pass by Dillon Darcy found Daniel Donegan in the box and he rattled home the equaliser for 1-1. Shortly after he scored his brace after a fine team move for Joey’s to take the lead at 1-2 and Rovers were stunned by this quick reverse. Rovers upped their game and they were soon back on level terms when Darren Robinson equalised with a brilliant strike from distance for 2-2. Just before the interval Alex Renehan scored again for his brace and a 3-2 lead for Rovers at half-time in what had been a topsy turvy game with end to end football.

The second half was completely dominated by Rovers as this young Joey’s team started to tire and gaps were starting to appear. Rovers took full advantage to score five more goals. Alex Renehan completed his hat-trick to make it 4-2 and then Jake Ratcliffe rattled in a quick-fire brace to make it 6-2, which included a fine assist by John Hardy and then Jamie Maher got in on the act as he scored for 7-2 and Conor Booth completed the scoring for 8-2, just before the final whistle.

Man of the match for Rovers was Alex Renehan for his fine hat-trick with a special mention to Conor Booth and the midfield engine room of Michael Conlan, Michael Rogers, Mick Kelly, Darren Robinson and Darragh Carolan, whilst standing out for Joey’s were Aongus O’Se, Dillon Darcy and Daniel Donegan.

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14/10/2018 09:25
Crettyard United v Round Tower Rovers
13/10 14:30
Crettyard United 1 - 1 Round Tower Rovers

Round Tower Rovers 1

Crettyard United 1

On a wet and mucky day, Rovers pulled the draw out of the bag, and were very unlucky not to nick the full three points in the dying embers.

The first half started with some great chances for both teams, with goalkeeper, William Oxley keeping the teams level from the start, Rovers had some great chances of their own with David Brennan and Darragh Carolan causing trouble up the wings and Alex Renehan and Michael Rogers unlucky not to put away some great through balls from Darren Robinson and Michael Conlon. But as hard as they tried, neither team could get past the inform keepers.

The second half started similar to the first with Oxley once again keeping the score 0-0 with some key one on one saves. The backline was equally as strong but try as they might they couldn’t stop a strong Crettyard United attack and fell behind on the hour mark. But Rovers kept pressing and a brilliant display from subs, Peter Conroy and Cody Lacumbre helped Rovers force the equaliser with a brilliant cross from Lacumbre finding Michael Rogers in the centre who slotted it cleanly into the corner out of the reach of the keeper. Rovers held on and where very unlucky not to grab a second. The game ended 1-1 with both teams splitting the points. Man of the Match was given to keeper, William Oxley.

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13/10/2018 17:04