Juvenile Club notes for the week...

November 8, 2018


U8’s have great day out in aghada

Our U8’s travelled to Aghada on Sunday 8th November for a football blitz. The other teams represented were Glanmire, Glenville and Aghada. We had planned to field two 10 aside teams, however, due to illness and other reasons we could only field 15 players on the day. We played Glenville in our first game, this was a learning experience for a number of our players who had never played in the Go-Games format in the past, but the controlled zones and the small sided format made it possible for each player to get involved. We came out on top in this game and our boys did very well considering they have done very little football training all year.
We then played Glanmire. This was the first time we’ve met the boys from Glanmire at this age, but this didn’t put our boys off. This was a great game for players and spectators alike. Both teams got stuck in and chased down every ball. There was some great passing and blocking from both sides. The Rovers boys got the better of the Glanmire side to come away with their second victory.
We played our final game against Aghada. This game was watched by a large crowd from both sides, with the Aghada side getting plenty of support from locals who had come out to enjoy the lovely morning in Rostellan. The spectators were all impressed by the display of skill from both sides in a very tightly fought game. We started very well, but the local team showed great strength and determination to take the lead mid way through the game and maintain that lead to the end.


Well done to all the boys who played on the day, in particular the younger boys on their first blitz outing with Rovers, and thank you to Aghada for running such a successful event.


The players representing Bride Rovers were: Kieran Kearney, Dean Browne, Jack Ryan, Craig O’Callaghan, Rian Pegler, Adam Walsh, Shaun Knox, Seamus Aherne, Evan Murphy, Mathew Quinn, Joseph O’Brien Whitmarsh, Ciaran Crowley, Patrick O’Flynn, Cian Hogan, Rory Brennan,



U9’s show great skill in first outing

On Saturday 7th November our U9’s got together to play Blackrock in a hurling challenge game. The match was played in very wet conditions in Mahon. This was the first game the 8 and 9 year old boys have played together since the older boys moved to U10 ranks in January. We were very shaky at the start with a number of simple mistakes being made, but after a few minutes the boys settled and their game lifted.
The city boys were physically stronger than Rovers, mainly due to the fact that half our team are still U8, but our skill and determination resulted in the Rovers team taking the lead mid way through the first half and maintaining it throughout the game. Both teams must be complemented on their performance given the weather conditions on the morning, with the skill and pace being maintained through a 25 minute first half and almost 30 minutes of play in the second half. Thanks to Blackrock for the game, hopefully we’ll see them back in Rathcormac in the near future for a re-match.
The boys who played for the Rovers on the day were:  John O’Sullivan, Kieran Kearney, Brian Roche, Griffin O’Sullivan, Conleith Ryan, Conor Barry, Eoin Roche, Jordan Mannix, James Buckley, Shaun Knox, Patrick O’Flynn, Oisin Roche, Craig O’Callaghan, Jack Ryan, Seamus Aherne