Rovers 4 Mulroy-Fanad 1

Wednesday 29th June 2022 7pm

All goals in first half from Luke Parke, Aaron Temple, Oisin Duffy and Faolan Gibson.

Letterkenny Rovers youth team who played against Mulroy-Fanad in Leckview park 29th June 2022. Rovers won 4-1

The Youth League returned from Leaving Cert break on Wednesday evening  and it was Letterkenny Rovers who overcame some early tardiness to come from behind to defeat a gallant Mulroy-Fanad 4-1.


The game got off to a blistering start in almost near perfect conditions when Mulroy-Fanad took the lead on 4 minutes when Dylan McGlones superb left footed effort from distance flew over Rovers goalkeeper Brian Alves de Costas head.


Rovers responded well and came close to levelling on three occasions in the one incident through Sam Harvey, Ciaran Kelly and Aaron Temple but the visiting defence marshalled by goalkeeper Eoghan McTeague  stood tall to snuff out any threats before they almost doubled the lead through the lively Charlie McAteer who drew a good save from Da Costa before Sean Carr narrowly headed over.


It was the home side who scored the all important next goal and it was a cracking free kick from Luke Parke on 23 minutes which drw the sides level and that gave them added momentum and they doubled the lead on 32 when the impressive Aaron temple slotted home low after beating the offside trap.


McAteer then came close twice to equalising before goal on 35 from Oisin Duffy and 39 from Faolan Gibson had Rovers in a commanding 4-1 lead at the break.


The second half didnt reach the lofty heights of the opening period in terms of goals scored with Mulroy-Fanad giving it a real go and came close on a number of occasions to reducing the arrears with McAteer rattling the woodwork while Brandon Friel and Caolan Gibbons efforts also threatened while Rovers also had chances to go further in front through Gibson, Temple and Duffy but they were glad to see the game out well for an impressive win.