ABOUT US

Committee Members Member
Honorary President Liam Blake
Honorary Vice President Victor Fisher
Chairman Dessie Kelly
Vice Chair Eamonn McConigley
Secretary Eric White
Assistant Secretary Michael Duffy
Treasurer Brian McCormick
Assistant Treasurer Brian Gallagher
PRO Kieran McGrath
Senior Team Manager (Ulster Senior League) Danny McConnell
Senior Team Manager (Donegal League) Stephen McConnell
Youth Development and Coaching Co-Ordinator Martin Fox
ClubMark Officer Donagh McMorrow
COVID Officer Kieran McGrath
Child Welfare Officer Eric White
Designated Liaison Officer Dessie Kelly

We are a progressive club and are very much invested in developing an inclusive club for players to all play at the right levels for their development and enjoyment.

A very important part of that is the development of our coaches and we are committed to help coaches on their development pathway and supported by the Youth Development and Coaching Co-ordinator, Martin Fox.

We are establishing best practices and standards which we want to hold ourselves to as we grow and achieving ClubMark Entry level is a first step in that direction.

We are investing in developing our grounds at Leckview, with the new Astro facility well on the way to completion.

We will be launching our Football for All programme in conjunction with the FAI and Donegal Sports Partnership to offer sport opportunities to people with disability.

Our hugely successful Junior Rovers programme will be running again this year from February for children from age 4 to 8.

This is a great way to be involved in your local community, so if you think you can help out in any way, do get in touch.

Dessie Kelly

Club Chairman

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Club History

Letterkenny Rovers was originally called Letterkenny Crusaders FC before it was renamed in his present guise in 1962.

 

The current grounds at Leckview Park were bought for the princely sum of 500 pounds and were officially opened in 1967 when former Celtic legend Bertie Peacock brought a star-studded Coleraine side to play a friendly game while the current stand at the grounds was completed in 2010 well in time to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2012.

The club has had many successful years winning back-to-back Donegal League titles in the 1980/81 and 1981/82 seasons before going on to become one of the founding members of the Ulster Senior League in 1986.

 

Title successes at the intermediate level has come twice (2005 and 2009) while the club has also won the League Cup and the Knockalla Cup on five occasions each.

National competitions have also provided some great days of excitement none more so than when we were proud to reach the final of the 2016 FAI Intermediate cup and played Crumlin in the final which was held at the Aviva Stadium.

 

The semi-final replay win over Ringmahon Rangers to book our spot at the National Stadium will live long in the memory.

 

Games against senior opposition have also been notable with the highlight being a first ever win over League of Ireland opposition in 2010 when defeating Mervue in the EA Sports League Cup while the club achieved a notable draw away to Athlone Town in the FAI Senior Cup in 2016 while also having the honour of facing former holders UCD at Belfield in 2019.

We were proud to be recognised by the FAI when we were facilitated entry to the Eircom u21 league in 2006 and the u19s Airtricity League in 2012.

 

The club have always had a very active youth section with a number of national finals being reached in the 70s and lost out narrowly in the FAI Youth Cup final in 2004 while the semi-final in 1991 saw us losing out to a star-studded Home Farm team.

 

Domestically the clubs youth side have also won the Donegal Youth League on nine occasions while being perennial winners in the prestigious Colin Breslin and Gorey Curran Cup competitions.

 

Our schoolboys section had a number of successful seasons in the D and D league before the formalised structure of schoolboys football in the county run by the Donegal Schoolboys League saw us highly successful at u12s to u16s level from 2007 onwards while there have also been lengthy runs in the SFAI National Cups were we were able to hold our own against some of the elite football clubs in the country.

 

The club has always had a dedicated group of coaches down through the years and greatly encourage coaches to upskill through the huge volume of coach education modules available through the FAI.

 

The club has also received full recognition at international level with Eunan Busty Blake, Gerry Meehan, Anthony Gorman, Dale Gorman, Christopher Flanagan and Ryan McConnell all donning various shades of green.