Under 14s

Weekending 19th May 2024

U14 GIRLS Group 1
Letterkenny Rovers 6 - 1 Donegal Town

Aisling McGinley and Faye Casburn opened the scoring for Rovers, Isla McShane responded and pressured the defender pull one back for Donegal Town. Rovers got another two goals before half time through Amy Moore and Laila Devenney.
Aoibhinn McLaughlin and Gaye Casburn scored for Rovers in the second half.

 

U14 FIRST DIVISION

Milford United 5 - 2 Letterkenny Crusaders

Goalscorers: Brendan Ndambira, Matthew McGlinchey

 

U14 SECOND DIVISION

Letterkenny United 5 - 1 Milford Blues

Goalscorers: Callum Gallagher, Nathan Duffy, Jack McLaughlin, Thomas Muller, Franco Calvo

 

U14 GIRLS

Raphoe Town 2 - 0 Letterkenny Rovers

 

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Weekending 12th May 2024

U14 Girls
Letterkenny Rovers 2 Lagan Harps 1

With the good weather and lovely evening both teams put on the entertainment for the crowd in Leckview. On 11 mins Faye Casburn scored for Letterkenny Rovers with a shot from wide on the right after a through ball by Aisling McGinley. Amy Moore set up Savannah Keys who scored with a strong shot from wide on the left. Rovers almost got a third when Aisling McGinley broke through but Ciara Cullen saved well. Lagan was also dangerous going forward and almost grabbed a goal back before halftime when Sinead Mc Loughlin broke through after a great run, but Ciara McDaid got across with a great tackle. Lagan kept the pressure on in the second half and were rewarded for the efforts on 46 mins when Emily Mc Mahon got onto a corner to score from close range.
Both defences were solid thoughout the game and back up with outstanding displays of goalkeeping by Caithlin McBrearty for Rovers and Ciara Cullen for Lagan. Amy Moore was outstanding for Rovers with Amy Lateff the stand out player for Lagan.

U14 PREMIER DIVISION

Letterkenny Rovers 2 - 2 Bonagee United

It was a  great battle between local sides at the Aura under warm conditions for both teams. Rovers will definitely feel they had the upper hand for large parts of the game as they pressed high and hard containing Bonagee while they created many good chances.

The first goal went Rovers way on 18th minute when Adhamhnan Gibson reacted quickly to a ricochet directing towards goal.

Then minutes later it was Colm OgBreathnach who reacted quick to an error in Bonagee defense and pounced on the chance to score quickly.

The half ended 2-0 to Letterkenny Rovers though they knew it was far from over.

The second half Rovers continued to push for a third, and the Bonagee threat from counter attacks continued to cause problems with Cathal Doherty, Charlie Bonner and Shay McCauley.  Bonagee were rewarded for their efforts on the 61st minute when Cathal Doherty found himself with a little space and scored. Bonagee got a boost needed from that to look for a second and Doherty once again on the receiving end of a cross scored, levelling the game just before the final whistle.

A good contest between both sides.

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Weekending 5th May 2024

U14 PREMIER DIVISION

Letterkenny Rovers 4 - 2 Dunfanaghy Youths

Goalscorers: Jamie Gorman, Denzel Taku, Colm OgBreathnach, Thalji Al Daher

Rovers dominated large portions of the game, but it was Dunfanaghy that got the opener from a run against play and finished well by McGinley.

Rovers first goal came from a Jamie Gorman run combining with Colm OgBreathnach and Gorman getting on the end of it again behind the defense line and finishing.

Moments later it was Dunfanaghy to strike again when McGuiness won possession wide and managed to run through Rovers and place the ball in the net.

Rovers continued to create loads of chances but finding the net was proving difficult.

They did get the chance to level it before half time when Denzel Taku received in the box and with still some work to do managed to get the space needed to shoot the ball home.

It was all even at the halftime break 2-2.

 

The second half seen Rovers continue to threaten the Dunfanaghy defense with them staying deep and clearing well in the middle. 14mins in Colm OgBreathnach created space for himself edge of the 18yard box and scored. 25 minutes in and Thalji Al Daher got the fourth goal for Rovers from a long range effort.

Plenty of positives in the opportunities being created and areas for the team to focus on imporving.

U14 FIRST DIVISION

Illistrin United 4 - 3 Letterkenny Crusaders

Goalscorers: Josh McHugh x2, David Alamu

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Weekending 28th April 2024

U14 GIRLS

Letterkenny Rovers 3 - 4 Ballyraine

Goalscorers: Savanna Keys x 2, Aisling McGinley

Despite giving a performance of the season to date the girls suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Ballyraine. Savanna keys with two goals and Aisling McGinley also on the score sheet.

A great team performance with Ciara McDaid and Clara Peoples the Rovers stand out players this week.

U14 SECOND DIVISION

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U14 League Cup Champions

23rd April 2024

Illistrin 0 - 4 Letterkenny Rovers

A convincing win, though Rovers will feel they took too long getting settled into the game.

Illistrin did make it hard and were a threat throughout with several good opportunities missed.

Rovers got their much needed first goal 12 minutes in when the ball was shot about the Illistrin goal mouth with a number of players having efforts but it was Ronan Ward who found the target slotting it into the right corner just out of reach of the keeper.

 

The second came on 24 minutes when Thalji Al Daher threaded a great ball through the middle for the perfectly times run of Colm Og Breathnach to get to and finish.

On the 31st minute it was the turn of Colm Og to set up Thalji Al Daher who broke the line and slotted past the keeper making it 0-3 to Rovers at the break.

Rovers got the perfect start to the second half with another combination between Colm Og Breathnach and Thalji Al Daher who finished well.

Rovers did have another chance later on from the penalty spot but went over the bar. Illistrin battled hard to the end and kept but couldn't struggled with the solid defense.

Final whistle it was 0-4 to Rovers.

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Weekending 21st April 2024

Thursday 18th April 2024

U14 League Cup

Letterkenny Rovers 6 - 0 Mulroy Academy

A tightly fought battle not reflected by the score line between Rovers and Mulroy.

Little separated the teams in goal chances.

Mulroy threatened well and had a number of good scoring opportunities.

Breakthrough for Rovers came from Denzel Taku finishing from edge of the 6 yd box.

Rovers added another just before half time through a solo effort by Colm Og Breathnach.

The scoring chances increased for Rovers in the second half as they continued to apply pressure with Thalji Al Daher, Luke Elliot, Ronan Ward and Ronan Tinney all getting on the scoresheet.

A good strong Seimi final battle just what the team will have wanted in preparation for the final!!.

Friday 19th April

DWL U14 ‘s Donegal Town (B) 0 - 4 Letterkenny Rovers
Savanna Keys and Amy Moore scored twice this evening in Donegal Town.

A single goal separated the sides at half time as Donegal defending deep in the first half.

Letterkenny Rovers made better runs in the second half to beat the off side rule.

Another good team performance by the girls.

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Weekending 13th April 2024

U14 LEAGUE CUP

Gweedore Celtic 0 - 3 Letterkenny Rovers
It was a good competitive battle by both sides with teams both trying to break through the defensive lines.

Rovers played some great passing moves and started to gain ground while Gweedore always posed a threat on attack. The opening score for Rovers came on the 11th minute when Thalji AlDaher made a solo effort from the left wing getting in to the edge of the 18 yard box and shooting for goal.

The second came just 5 minutes later when a corner by Cristian Evangelista curled low towards the front post was difficult to deal with and resulted in an OG.

the second half seen Rovers continue to work the ball well and creating chances but it wasn't until the last minute of full time when a super ball played from midfield by Adhamhnan Gibson to the right wing behind the defensive line, and Denzel Taku made the run taking it to the back line and putting it across Asme was there to slot it home.

 

U14 LEAGUE CUP

Letterkenny Crusaders 0 - 5 Illistrin

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Weekending 7th April 2024

U14 Prem Goalscorers: Jamie Gorman, Ronan Ward, Ronan Tinney, Colm OgBreathnach

U14 LEAGUE CUP

Letterkenny Rovers v Bonagee United

A great game despite the weather, with two evenly matched sides battling it out. Bonagee got the upper hand early on with a great strike from Cathal Doherty. Colm OgBreathnach got Rovers back level on 26 mins with the half ending all level 1-1.

There was little in it in the early stages of the second half but Rovers got a good spell with 3 goals coming in 8 minutes from Ronan Tinney, Ronan Ward and a quick reaction over the head goal from Jamie Gorman making it 4-1. Bonagee continued to battle and were awarded a penalty which was scored from the spot going just beyond the reach of Reuben Carey. The game ended 4-2 to Letterkenny Rovers.

 

U14 LEAGUE CUP

Letterkenny Crusaders 2 - 6 Illistrin

Goalscorers: Matthew Junior and Josh McHugh

 

U14 SECOND DIVISION

Letterkenny United 3 - 1 Ballyraine Harps

Goals from Thomas Muller, Jack McLaughlin and Daniel Sibanda ..Great team performance

 

U14 LEAGUE CUP (1st April)

Ballyraine Celtic 0 - 5 Letterkenny Rovers

Goalscorers: Colm Og Breathnach x2, Kurt Obanor, Akai Alleyne, Luke Elliot 

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Weekending 31st March 2024

Pictured Letterkenny Rovers U14 Premier

Wednesday 27th March 2024

U14 Premier

Illistrin U14 Development v Letterkenny Rovers

A very strong performance from Rovers.

Goalscorers: Luke Elliot, Eamonn Sampson, Ronan Ward, Ronan Tinney, Denzel Taku, Cristian Evangelista, Helden Carvalho.

 

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Weekending 24th March 2024

U14 SECOND DIVISION

Letterkenny United 1 - 2 Lagan Harps Colts

Goalscorer: Gérard Chukwuneke

 

U14 LEAGUE CUP

Letterkenny Crusaders 3 - 1 Lagan Harps

Crusaders got off to a good start in the League Cup this weekend.

Goalscorers were: Cayden Crossan x2, David Alambu x1

 

 

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Weekending 25th February 2024

SFAI CUP U14s Last 16.

The draw had the U14s travel to Cork to take on College Corinthians in the SFAI national cup.

Conditions on the day were terrible and the pitch had a lot of surface water which made things difficult for both teams.

It was the home side who got off to the better start scoring after just 5 minutes. The Rovers lads grew into the game had the quality of work was impressive as they tried to find the equalizer. The half ended 1-0 to the Cork side. The second half saw the Letterkenny side continue their efforts and came close twice. As the time was running out they went for it and unfortunately College Corinthians got their second in the last few minutes putting a recovery out of sight with the game ending 2-0.

The Rovers lads put in an massive shift and impressive display. This brings to an end a great season for the boys, as they now switch to focus on getting ready for the 2024 season starting in March.

 

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Weekending 4th February 2024

SFAI U14s Last 32 Letterkenny Rovers 2 - 0 Clonmel Town

Sunday 4th February 2024.

It was very difficult conditions for both sides at Leckview though it did not really offer any advantage to either side as it blew across the pitch.

Rovers had the better of the chances though Clonmel Towns threat was on the counter attack and the crated a few good breaks particularly in the first half.

Rovers had plenty of good chances in the first half from Denzel Akpo, Jack O'Donnell, Colm OgBreathnach, Sean Gallagher and Aki Alleyne, only to be stopped by a very good Clonmel keeper.

The first half it ended 0-0 and Rovers continued to pressure in search of the opening goal as they started the second half.

However it was until the 64th minute with a great strike from Sean Gallagher slipped unto the crossbar giving Rovers the lead.

Clomel fought back quickly and had a great chance from a free kick on the left of the field that crossed the goal going just wide of the right post.

However Rovers sealed the game with a bursting run by Aki as he pushed forward and was one on one with the keeper, his shot was blocked by the Clonmel keeper who had an outstanding game, but the ball fell into the path of Colm Og who wasn't going to miss and stuck it in the net.

Rovers held on for the dying few minutes and deservedly won 2-0 on the day.

Well done lads and good luck in the final 16!!.

It was the last game for Sean Gallagher and Jack O'Donnell with the team, both who have grown up through the club. They are pictured with coaches Joe McLaughlin and Paddy Gorman. Both players are moving to Finn Harps and the coaches, team and club wish both lads the every success for the year ahead.

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