LEAGUE 13 OF 20
BROOKLODGE UTD 0 v 2 BLACKSTONE ROVERS
ROVERS STAY TOP AFTER TOUGH TEST IN TOUGH CONDITIONS
A GAME OF TWO
HALVES REALLY Was the story in glanmire on Saturday last. rovers had the advantage of the slope and wind in the 1st
half, but the wind was making it hard for the attackers too. A cross by warren forde midway through the half was headed home
by Michael twohig to break the deadlock. A corner late in the half from danny long went straight in to give rovers a two goal
lead at the break. A tough second half against the conditions was met at every turn by stout defending all over the park.
The final whistle was greeted by huge cheers as another hurdle in the title dream had been jumped.
Hibs away next
week, and the 20 man squad will be up for another big test.
CITY CHALLENGE CUP LAST 32
BLACKSTONE ROVERS 3 v 3 LEE RANGERS AET.
ROVERS WIN 4-3 ON PENS.
A THIRD FIRST DIVISION SIDE BITE THE DUST AS ROVERS MOVE TO LAST 16
BLACKSTONE PRODUCED ANOTHER BIG CUP PERFORMANCE AT MONARD TO BEAT THEIR 3RD HIGHER RANKED SIDE OF
THE SEASON. ROVERS WENT 2 UP IN THE FIRST HALF AND COULD HAVE BEEN MORE AHEAD. THE VISITING LEE RANGERS TOOK THE CHANCES THAT
CAME THEIR WAY. ALL OF A SUDDEN, ROVERS WERE A GOAL BEHIND ENTERING THE FINAL MINUTES. THE RETURNING DAVE O CONNOR RIFLED
HOME FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX AND THE CROWD WENT WILD. INTO EXTRA TIME AND THE SIDES COULDN’T BE SEPERATED. INTO SPOTTERS,
THEY WENT FIRST, 1-0, WARREN 1-1, THEM 2-1, DOC 2-2, THEM 3-2, PEARSE 3-3, THEM SAVED BY JB 3-3, TWIGGY 4-3, THEM SAVED BY
JB, WE WON!!!!
LAST 16 FOR THE ROVERS, BUT THE MINDS SWITCH TO THE TOUGH GAME AWAY AT BROOKLODGE NEXT SATURDAY.
27TH FEBRUARY 2008 CASTLEVIEW 0
V 6 BLACKSTONE ROVERS:
A sticky away fixture turned out well for the visiting Rovers side, whose three points took them back to the
Blackstone were in charge from the beginning but found the defensive offside trap working well in the early stages.
Colin O Leary opened the scoring midway through the first half, and when an Adam Geaney cross was deflected into the net,
it seemed there would only be one winner.
Two up at the break, Blackstone stepped up a gear and for the first 15 minutes, they tore the opposition apart. Stephen
Wall made it 3, before Colin O Leary made it 4 on the hour.
Sub Terry Mc Sweeney scored on his competitive debut and fellow entrant Keith Mc Carthy continued his fondness for
scoring against teams in stripes with a smart finish before the end. 3 points and back to the top of the league.
A weekend off next week for the Rovers.
3RD FEBRUARY 2008: Numbers Drawn 2, 19, 22. No Winner
Jackpot Soars to €1775. No Draw next week. Next Draw 16th February 2008.
2ND DECEMBER 2007:
FAIRVIEW 1 V 1 BLACKSTONE ROVERS FC AET, FAIRVIEW WON
THE GAME WAS
SWITCHED TO MONARD, AND THE ROVERS WERE CONFIDENT IN THE BUILD UP. OVERNIGHT, THE WEATHER WORSENED AND DURING THE GAME DRIVING
WIND AND RAIN TESTED THE 22 SOULS ON THE PITCH, AS WELL AS THE WATCHING MASSES. IT RENDERED THE GAME AS A LOTTERY AND THOUGH
ROVERS WERE ON TOP, IT FINISHED SCORELESS. 5 MINUTES INTO EXTRA TIME, FAIRVIEW TOOK THE LEAD, AND THE FUTURE LOOKED BLEAK.
AS SO OFTEN HAPPENS NED POPPED UP WITH THE GOAL TO SEND THE FANS IN “THE NEW SHED” DELIRIOUS. INTO PENALTIES,
AND WE MISSED OUR FIRST AND THIRD KICKS. FAIRVIEW MISSED THEIR SECOND ONE & CONVERTED THEIR FIFTH TO CRUSH THE HEARTS
OF THE ROVERS FAITHFUL.
Team: D Power, D O’ Driscoll, C Hourigan, P Murphy, M Twohig, K Mc Carthy,
G O’ Brien (c), M Geaney, A O Brien, W Forde, F Cooney, J Boland, C O Leary, S Wall, O
O’ Brien, A Geaney
DECEMBER 2007: BLACKSTONE ROVERS LOTTO DRAW NOW STANDS AT €1250 EURO. NEXT DRAW IS SATURDAY 8TH
2ND DECEMBER 2007: THE BRFC XMAS DRAW IS ON 15TH DECEMBER AND TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.
2ND DECEMBER 2007: MICHAEL TWOHIG ADDS NOVEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH TO HIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD.
25TH NOVEMBER 2007:ST JOHN BOSCOS 0 V 1 BLACKSTONE ROVERS. AWAY IN MIDLETON ON
A SUNDAY MORNING, ROVERS DUG DEEP AND CAME AWAY WITH 3 HARD EARNED POINTS. TOP OF THE LEAGUE AGAIN! ST JOHN BOSCOS WERE A
TOUGH HARD SIDE AND ROVERS SUFFERED SOME POOR TACKLING. THE ROVERS GOALIE HAD LITTLE TO DO AND THE BOSCOS KEEPER HAD TO PICK
THE BALL FROM THE NET AFTER 15 MINS WHEN A MICHAEL TWOHIG FREE KICK SAILED BY. HE KEPT IT AT 1-0 AT HALF TIME WITH SOME FINE
SAVES. THE 2ND HALF WAS MORE OF THE SAME BUT TWO SMART SAVES AND SOME GOOD DEFENDING KEPT A CLEAN SHEET FOR THE SECOND GAME
IN A ROW. BRING IT ON FAIRVIEW!!!!!!!!
25TH NOVEMBER 2007: LOTTO STILL SOARING - SURELY A XMAS WINNER? JACKPOT 1175 EURO.
17TH OCTOBER 2007: BRFC 2 V 0 HIBERNIANS A. THE CUP WIN POSED TWO BIG QUESTIONS. WHICH TEAM WERE THE 1ST DIVISION
SIDE? WILL ROVERS BE ABLE TO HOLD ONTO GOALSCORER SUPREMO TIMMY BATT? ON HIS FIRST START FOR THE CLUB, HE SCORED AFTER 2 MINUTES..........BEFORE
LEAVING THE PITCH ON 15 MINUTES. THERE WAS ONLY ONE TEAM IN THE GAME RIGHT THROUGHOUT AND THE ONLY SUPRISE WAS IT WAS ONLY
2. THE FANS ON THE SIDELINE QUESTIONED WHETHER HIBS ACTUALLY GOT A CHANCE. MICHAEL GEANEY CAPPED A FINE PERFORMANCE WITH A
GOAL DIRECTLY FROM A CORNER ON THE HOUR. THE INTRODUCTION OF "DIAL A SUB" SHOWS HOW ROVERS HAVE EMBRACED TECHNOLOGY.
17TH OCTOBER 2007: NO WINNER AT THE WEEKEND LOTTO DRAW MEANS NEXT SUNDAYS JACKPOT STANDS AT A PRESSIE-BUYING
10TH OCTOBER 2007: THE ALL TIME SERIES OF MATCHES BETWEEN BLACKSTONE AND CENTRAL NOWS STANDS AT 4-4 AFTER ROVERS
MADE IT 2 WINS FROM THE 2 LEAGUE GAMES WITH A 3-1 HOME VICTORY. ONE DOWN, ADAM GEANEY MADE IT LEVEL AT THE BREAK BEFORE DOC
AND WARREN FORDE SCORED IN THE LAST 15MINS. TOP OF THE LEAGUE.
4TH OCTOBER 2007: FITTINGLY ON THE DAY HE SCORED THE WINNER IN THE CUP GAME, DEREK "DOD" O DRISCOLL WAS NAMED PLAYER
OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER. A GREAT MONTH WITH 3 GOALS AND A STRING OF IMPRESSIVE RESULTS FROM FANS HERO DODSER.
4TH OCTOBER 2007:PEARSE CELTIC 2V3 BLACKSTONE ROVERS. ROVERS MOVE INTO THE QUARTERS FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING
WITH A REALLY GOOD WIN AWAY TO 2A LEADERS PEARSE.NED, WHO HAD GIVEN US THE LEAD IN THE FIRST HALF,CAME OFF INJURED IN
THE 2ND HALF AFTER A BRAVE CLASH WITH THE KEEPER. 2-1 DOWN AT THIS STAGE,ROVERS WERE LED TO VICTORY BY THE INCOMING KEITH
MC CARTHY.HE SCORED, HAD ONE OFF THE LINE AND SET UP THE CORNER FROM WHICH DOD SCORED THE WINNER. A GREAT WIN AND FAIRVIEW
AWAY IN THE QUARTERS TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
28TH OCTOBER 2007: PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER THE MATCH NEXT WEEKEND.
27TH OCTOBER 2007: NO WINNER IN THE LOTTO DRAW SO NEXTS WEEK JACKPOT RISES TO AN SANTA-PLEASING €875. DRAW
IS NEXT SUNDAY.
27TH OCTOBER 2007: BLACKSTONE 2 V 3 VILLAGE UNITED. A MAD 3 MINUTES JUST BEFORE HALF TIME GAVE BLACKSTONE WHAT TURNED
OUT TO BE TOO MUCH OF A HILL TO CLIMB IN THIS TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH. 3-0 DOWN AT THE BREAK IN A THRILLING GAME, BLACKSTONE
SCORED THROUGH DOC AND DOD EARLY IN THE HALF,BUT VILAGE HELDOUT TO LEAVE THEM 3 POINTS BACK WITH A GAME IN HAND.