Roche hosted Mattock\Hunterstown in round 5 of the U16 Div 2 league fixture.
Roche Emmets 5-12 Mattock\ Hunterstown 3-06
In an evenly contested first half it was the home team that started brightly and raced into an early lead. With the highlight being a wonderful team goal finished to the net by half back Peter Lynch. The visitors then started to get into the game to leave the half time score Roche 2-05 Mattock\Hunterstown 0-5 with Roche's second goal coming from Gerard Browne who also scored a point to add to 0-3 points from Glen Stewart and 0-1 from Mickey McCourt.
The second half continued like the first with both teams playing some good football in what was a very sporting contest.
The hosts added 3-7 in the second half, with Glen Stewart hitting 1-03, Gerard Brown with a further 0-2 points, a point apiece for Mickey Mc Court & James Mc Ardle and goals from Devin Callan & Mark Byrne. The visitors contributed to a great second half with 3-01 of their own to leave the final score Roche 5-12 Mattock \ Hunterstown 3-06.
This was an excellent team performance and all substitutes contributing to a fine win.
M Greene, L O'Donnell, S Dawe, B Kelly, P Lynch 1-0, J McDonnell,
D Keenan, G Stewart 1-06, A McKay , J McArdle 0-1, G Browne 1-03
D Callan 1-0, S Carthy, A Grant, M McCourt 0-2.
Subs: A Fee, M Byrne 1-0, A Ralph, J McKay, Josh Rice Martin, F Watters , D Reilly
15th May 2017
Roche Emmets U10's played Naomh Malachi & Cooley in their round 3 fixtures.
Andrew McArdle, Niamh Norton, Ronan Grant, Kyle Callan, Lee Casey, Niall Connolly, Alex McArdle, Donagh Conlon, Robert Keenan, Ciaran Levins, Alex McArdle, Conor Clarke
16th May 2017
Roche Emmets 4-05 v Cooley Kickhams 3-03
Roche U12s kicked off their involvement in Division 1 with a clash with old foes Cooley in Castleroche this evening. On a beautiful sunny evening, both teams served up a magnificent tussle with wonderful displays of skill from both sides.
Roche gained the upperhand from the off and aided with a slight wind, raced into an early lead. Conor Callan led the way with two expertly taken goals to give the boys a 2:02 to 2:00 lead at halftime. Cooley piled the pressure on after the break but resolute defending and clever teamwork allowed James Corcoran and DD Reilly to notch two more goals. Cooley did reply with a late goal and a couple of points but Roche prevailed on a scoreline of 4:05 to 3:03.
Sean Connolly, Finn Conlon and Matthew McArdle produced Herculean performances at the back. DD Reilly and Ryan Martin did trojan work in the middle of the park and Conor Callan was at his sharpshooting best upfront.
A great start to the league but another tough assignment in the guise of the Gaels is up next for the lads on Monday night.
17th May 2017
U14 St Brides 6-13 v Roche Emmets 3-3
Our boys came off second best to a very skillful Brides team last night. While under pressure, Neil McCarron was again outstanding in goals for Roche. Mark Byrne had a stand up performance in forwards scoring 2-1. Killian Carroll, James McDonald, Killian McKay, Jack McKay, Daire Reilly & Niall Lennon all had a good game.
Scorers: M Byrne 2-1, N Lennon 1-1, M McLoughlin 0-1
Fixtures for coming week:
Monday 22nd May
U9 Round 3 Fixtures in O'Raghallaighs 6.45pm
U12 Dundalk Gaels v Roche Emmets
Dundalk Gaels 7.30pm
Tuesday 23rd May
Senior Men Division 5
Dundalk Young Irelanders v Roche Emmets
Pairs Eire Óg 19.45
Wednesday 24th May
Roche Emmets v Dundalk Young Irelanders/St Mochtas
Pairs de Roiste 7.30pm
Friday 26th May
U11 round 3 Fixtures
Newtown blues v Roche
Newtown blues 7pm
Sunday 28th May
U7 round 2 fixtures
John Mitchell's 11am
Senior Men Division 5
Roche Emmets v Sean O'Mahonys
Pairc de Roiste 3pm