May 242016
 

Vee Rovers Win Division Two

Vee Rovers concluded a successful season last week with a victory over Rosegreen to win division two in the 2015/2016 season. This is an excellent result for the club having been promoted from division three last season. It now leaves them in Division One for the 2016/2017 season, just one step from Tipperary’s Premier Division. This is a remarkable achievement over a short period of time.

Vee Rovers Win Division TwoThe games have come thick and fast for the juniors in the last couple of weeks and the consistency shown throughout the season was maintained. Wins at home against Donohill and Cashel along with a hard fought victory away to Peake Villa ensured that Vee Rovers stayed in the hunt for league honours. The only glitch was an away defeat to Suirside and this set up a nail-biting finish to the last home game of the season at Scart Park on Tuesday May 17th against Rosegreen. Needing a point to clinch the title Rovers fell a goal behind early on, but the evergreen Warren O Brien levelled the game with twenty minutes to go and Darren Hannigan put the icing on the cake in the 32nd minute when he scored from the edge of the box. There were scenes of unbridled joy when Warren lifted the cup to send Vee Rovers back to the first division after a number of years’ absence. Great credit is due to both management and players for sticking to their task throughout the season and they were justly rewarded on Tuesday night.

A speedy recovery is wished by all to Shane McGrath who suffered a serious injury the previous Sunday in the semi-final of the Paddy Purtill Cup where Rovers had to give way to Cahir Park on a 3-2 scoreline.

Congratulations are also extended to Cian Murphy, son of Seamus and Honora, who represented Ireland under-17s with distinction in a recent tournament in Hungary.

Mar 042014
 

Vee Rovers Win Promotion

Congratulations to Vee Rovers who were promoted to 2nd division as champions having beaten Cashel Town on an emphatic 9-0 scoreline. We wish the Vee many more successful years ahead. Below you will see the table standings on completion of Vee Rovers final game of the season.

Vee Rovers Division 3 Champions TSDL 2014

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Sunday March 2nd 2014 was a red letter day for the club as Vee Rovers gained promotion to the TS&DL Second Division in a hard fought encounter with Ballyneale at Scart Park.

The away side started much sharper and Vee Rovers found themselves two goals down after twenty five minutes. However Ronan Dwyer showed great leadership and pulled a goal back for the Vee on forty minutes. Vee Rovers began to dominate matters on the turn-over but it looked like it might not be their day as they began to squander chances. Kevin Murray drew Rovers level on sixty five minutes and Ronan Dwyer completed his hat-trick by scoring two more, to give a 4-2 victory and passage to the Second Division next season. With one game to go, Vee Rovers can still be promoted as champions, so it’s all to play for in that final game.

Vee Rovers Promotion

Feb 172014
 

Vee Rovers Results – 3rd Weekend February 2014

Donohill & District – 0   Vee Rovers – 2

Vee Rovers were away to Donohill last Sunday. Another great win for the Vee who are now joint leaders of Division Three with Donohill following the result.

Kevin Murray scored the two goals which saw the Vee come away with three points. Next week the team is at home to St. Kierans. Why not call up to Scart Park next Sunday, Feb. 23rd, to see the first of the final three games of the season.

TSDL League Table Feb 2014

Aug 112013
 

Con & George MoulsonCon & George Moulson – Gathering Celebration – Aug 23rd to 26th

* Fri Aug. 23rd at 7pm – Wreath laying ceremony for Charles Moulson at Cahir War Memorial.

* Sun. Aug. 25th – 12.30pm – Scart Park – 1939 FA Cup Semi-Final re-enactment.

* Sun Aug. 25th – 4pm – John Delaney, CEO of the FAI will unveil a plaque at Barrack Hill.

See poster at bottom of post for full festival lineup.

Avid Irish soccer fans may well recognise the Moulson name, George and Con both represented their country. It is not widely known, however, that George and Con Moulson grew up in Clogheen and this year of the Gathering the town will be celebrating that connection with a Gathering event from August 24th to 26th.

Con and George’s father, Charles served in the British Army in Kildare before a job as postman took him to Clogheen, where the family lived in a house near the current pedestrian crossing just above the Post Office. During the village’s Gathering event, to be held from August 24th to 26th, FAI chief executive John Delaney will unveil a plaque at the house in the Moulson’s memory, with members of the Moulson family set to travel from England for the event.

Councillor Marie Murphy says that the connection was only discovered in recent years and that the Community felt the year of The Gathering was the ideal opportunity to recognise the Moulson connection with Clogheen. The 1911 Census shows that Con (Cornelius) went to school in Clogheen. George Moulson was born in Clogheen  after this census in August 1914. Clicking on the graphic below will take you to the 1911 Census record.

Con & George Moulson - Gathering Celebration - Aug 24th to 26th

1939 English FA Cup Final Recreation

Con Moulson was captain of the Republic of Ireland team in 1936 and 1937, while George was a goalkeeper and had three caps in 1948. George also played in the cup final in 1939 in Old Trafford and for The Gathering, a team from Grimsby in Northern England will play against the local Vee Rovers team in a recreation of that cup final game. Many of Con and George’s relatives still reside in Grimsby. There is a report on the event in the Grimsby Telegraph.

Both Con and George Moulson were always aware of their Clogheen connections, and both men declared Clogheen to be their birthplace when signing contracts. The brothers occasionally visited Fethard where they had cousins on their mother’s side.

Con and George’s father, Charles re-enlisted in World War I and sadly died shortly afterwards. His name is listed among the fallen on the First World War monument in front of the main car park by Cahir Castle. His ancestors in Cahir will visit the monument and place a wreath there in his memory during the festival. They will also do a tour of The Vee and Baylough, enjoy other local attractions and have a social evening in Clogheen.

You can find a more expansive account of the Moulsons and their connection to Clogheen on Ed O’Riordan’s Galteemore page.

Con & George Moulson - Gathering Celebration - 23rd to 26th

Mar 292013
 

Vee Rovers News – 3rd Weekend March 2013

Vee Rovers  3 – Burncourt Celtic  1

Vee Rovers claimed what could prove to be a very valuable victory against their closest rivals, geographically and divisionally, Burncourt Celtic.

Early chances that fell to the Vee finally told when Ronan Dwyer put the home side ahead, with an outstanding strike on 27 minutes. The same player showed his leadership qualities by finishing to the net on 35 minutes. Burncourt exerted early pressure in the second half and were rewarded with a Pa Ryan goal on 56 minutes. The home side regrouped and Jimmi Haddu made the game safe for Rovers after 72 minutes with an excellent header.

Div 3 table

Feb 152013
 

Vee Rovers News – 2nd Weekend Feb. 2013

U13

Vee Rovers  4 – Clonmel Town B  0

The under13s were at home to Clonmel Town B in the Tipperary Cup on Saturday. Three first half goals from Cian Murphy gave us a comfortable half-time lead and a cool finish from Shane Cross near the end ensured our passage into the next round.

Junior

Vee Rovers  2 – Clerihan  0

The Juniors were at home to Clerihan in a vital League fixture. Rovers got the ideal start when Jimmi Haddu scored after 3minutes following good work by Martin Grant and Chriss Platt. Both sides created some scoring chances during the half but the home side preserved their lead at the mid-way point. Clerihan were awarded a penalty in the 50th minute but Cathal Moloney in the home goal produced an excellent save. Almost immediately Darren Hannigan scored for Rovers to double the lead. Clerihan pressed on but found Cathal Moloney in inspired form to thwart their best efforts. Rovers too had their chances on the break but found it difficult to put this game to bed. In the end it was two valuable points gained to keep our promotion hopes alive.

The win leaves Vee Rovers in second place in the Third Division, ahead of Clerihan and behind Ballypatrick with a game in hand. See bottom of post for table.

Condolences

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Patricia (Pattie) Quirke early last week. The Quirke name has been synonymous with Vee Rovers since its foundation, with her family playing roles at all levels. Though getting on in years she took great pleasure in recent times from the exploits of her grandchildren for the Club. To all her extended family we offer our sincerest sympathies. May She rest in peace.

TS&DL  Division 3 Table

TSDL-Table-2nd-Weekend-Feb

Jan 212013
 

Vee Rovers News – 3rd Weekend Jan 2013

U10

Vee Rovers  4 – Clerihan  1

The under 10s were at home to Clerihan on Sunday morning. The bitter conditions did not seem to deter these young players in anyway and after an enjoyable contest Rovers ran out 4-1 winners.

Junior

Clonmel Celtic B  1 – Vee Rovers  0

The Juniors were away to Clonmel Celtic B at ferryhouse and a goal after 6 minutes was enough for the home side to claim all three points. On a day when Rovers failed to convert their chances, this was a body blow to our ambitions in the League and lets hope it doesn’t come back to haunt us in the final run-in. As you can see from the table below, Rovers are still in second position, with a game in hand, but a loss to the division’s bottom team does not help the cause in any way.

Golden Goal and Pontoon

The Golden Goal winner was Mark Haide and the Pontoon winner was the staunch Vee Rovers supporter Paul Mullins.

TSDL Table

Jan 142013
 

Vee Rovers News – 2nd Weekend Jan. 2013

U13

Following a good victory against Clonmel Celtic B at under 14 level the previous week-end, the under 13 game against Clonmel Town B in the Cup was much anticipated. Unfortunately it did not take place due to a hitch at administrative level which was quite disappointing for all involved.

Junior – Peter O’Reilly Cup

Ballyneale  1 – Vee Rovers  0

The Juniors were away to Ballyneale in the Peter O’Reilly Cup at Ballydine. This was a close and sometimes physical encounter with the home side grabbing the winner with three minutes to go. This put an end to Vee Rovers interest in this competition for the season.

Golden Goal

The winner of the Golden Goal this week was Danny Morgan.

Bag Pack

We would like to express our gratitude to our schoolboys, our volunteers and all those who supported our recent bag-pack fundraiser at Tesco. Finally a special word of thanks to the management and staff of Tesco Clonmel.

Jan 072013
 

Vee Rovers News – 1st Weekend Jan 2013

Vee Rovers players and mentors took a well deserved break over the Christmas and New Year period but all teams are expected to be back in action this weekend (January 13th).

Chloe McGrath was the lucky winner of our Christmas draw, with numerous other local winners. We would like to congratulate all winners and thank our sponsors, sellers and supporters for their continued support which is greatly appreciated. All at Vee Rovers wish a peaceful and happy new year to everybody.

Congratulations to under-10 player Alex Spens who recently won the O’Donnell perpetual Cup at Tai-Kwan-Do in Mitchelstown.

Having had a wonderful start to the season, Rovers stuttered a bit in December, but still finish 2012 and begin 2013 in a very creditable second position in Division 3, one point behind Ballypatrick FC. Rovers do, however, have two games in hand over the leaders so expectations are high for 2013.

TSDL League Table

Dec 202012
 

Vee Rovers News – 2nd Weekend Dec. 2012

U8

The under 8s had a very enjoyable and successful day at Peake Villa on Sunday. An array of young talent was on show with the emphasis on fun more so than results, but we still had a perfect record on the day.

U13

Vee Rovers  3 – Cashel Town  1

The under 13s were at home to Cashel Town on Saturday and despite being a goal down at the interval, a spirited second half performance saw the home side come out on top on a 3-1 scoreline. Some inspired substitutions saw goals from Dion Morrissey (2) and Jack O Shea ensure Rovers gained all three points in a great team display.

Junior

Vee Rovers  1 – Ballypatrick  3

The Juniors were at home to their closest rivals in Division 3,  Ballypatrick, at the weekend. The home side took the lead on 23 minutes when Warren O Brien found the net. Ballypatrick were back on level terms before the break and gradually put the home defence under pressure as the game wore on. They took the lead with fifteen minutes to go and with Rovers hunting for an equaliser, it was the away side who scored on the break to secure all three points.

Vee Rovers still top League Division 3 this weekend, on goal difference from Ballypatrick, with a game in hand.

TS & DL Division 3 Table December 2012

Golden Goal

The Golden Goal winner was Stephen Mc Grath.

Christmas Draw

The Vee Rovers Christmas Draw and party night in Nedeens Bar on Friday 21st at 9.30pm. Tickets available from any club member. The club extends Christmas greetings to all members and supporters.