The 2021/22 season continued with our U12 Boys, U12 Girls and Ladies in competitive action for the first time. While our men’s side went all the way to penalties in the Munster Junior Cup. A number of our non-competitive sides were also in action enjoying the decent September weather.
Breska Rovers 2-5 Askeaton
A strong showing from Askeaton in the first U12 match of the season. Plenty of positives from Breska who are improving all the time. Chloe McCarthy and Eva McCarthy found the net for Breska.
Kilcolman 1-3 Breska Rovers
In a first competitive outing for our U12s, they started with a victory. A brace from Odhran O’Keefe was added to by Ryan Twomey to defeat a good Kilcolman side. Breska are in this Division with nearby Kildimo United and AK United, who we’ll meet in the coming weeks.
Munster Youths Cup
Breska Rovers 0-8 Fairview Rangers.
Fairview Rangers showed their quality as they defeated our Youths team on Saturday afternoon. Fairview will have eyes on capturing silverware both locally and provincially, and signalled their intent here after an even enough opening 20 minutes.
Munster Junior Cup
Breska Rovers 3-3 Creeves Celtic
Creeves Celtic win 5-4 on penalties, after extra-time.
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Breska Rovers suffered the narrowest of defeats on peanalties as familiar foes Creeves Celtic advanced to the next round of this provincial competition. It was a game played with decent tempo and both sides had opportunities to win it in the 90 minutes.
Level 0-0 at half-time, Breska came closest when Tom Clancy fired wide having raced beyond the visiting defence.
Creeves struck the front when a right wing cross was finished well from close range. The reply was immediate. Tom Clancy slipped in youngster Mark Moroney who saw his shot well saved before Josh Fitzgerald marked his half-time introduction with a tidy finish from close range. Creeves would hit the front again as their striker drilled home from the edge of the area. But our reply was even quicker. Kevin Foster, who moved from defence to midfield, played a one-two with Clancy and Foster went all the way to the box before centering for Niall Quane who made no mistake for 2-2.
In extra-time, Breska struck the front with around five minutes remaining. The tireless Mark Moroney whipped a wonderful ball which Fitzgerald steered home with a diving header. Creeves would equalise with one of the last notable attacks, turning in a rebound, after a good save from James Purcell.
Penalties scored from James Purcell, Niall Quane, Mark Moroney and Josh Moloney.
Breska Rovers: James Purcell; Diarmaid O’Connor, Kevin Foster ©, Seán Healy, Josh Moloney; Chris Guerin, Daniel Clancy, Keith Punch, Ethan Keyes; Tom Clancy, Mark Moroney.
Sub Used: Josh Fitzgerald for O’Connor (46), Niall Quane for Keyes (60), Ben Adams for D. Clancy (70).
Breska Rovers A 1-3 Abbeyfeale United
Premier Division League Cup – Group Stage
Breska Rovers Ladies ‘A’ started their season with a clash at home to Abbeyfeale United. Despite a stunning long-range free-kick from joint-captain Hazel O’Connor, old rivals Abbeyfeale left Clarina with the win. There is a long season ahead as we hope to close the gap on defending treble champions, Abbeyfeale.
Breska Rovers Ladies ‘B’s game with Feenagh was postponed due to the unavailability of a match official.
Condolences: Breska Rovers extends it sympathies to the family and friends of Peter Carroll (Rahina, Clarina), who sadly passed away last week. We particularly think of those in Ballybrown GAA, with whom he was a fantastic volunteer and supporter for a long time.
Club gear: A number of players, at various age groups have taken to the field with the incorrect shorts and socks. Players/parents are advised that blue shorts and blue socks are to be worn in all matches going forward.
These can be bought through the O’Neill’s website, as well as other branded Breska Rovers club gear. Link: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/soccer/soccer-clubs/breska-rovers-afc.html
Membership: Membership is now due for all players. If you have not paid, please visit www.breskaroversfc.com and follow the “Buy Membership” tab.
Volunteers: Like any sporting organisation, we rely on the time of our dedicated volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact any member of the committee. There are various roles which do not involve coaching, and new ideas and expertise is always welcome. “Many hands make light work”.
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