The seed of Rovers begins to grow in The Glen


 March 13, 2017
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A young soccer team in the Glenswilly area is growing from strength to strength.

Glen Rovers was started by a couple of parents who wanted their children to be able to join a football club, but quickly realised that they could only do this with teams outside the local area.

They believed that there were enough children available to start off a small club and held a training session in LYIT in June 2016 to see if it would be viable.

Nearly 40 children aged 10 and under turned up for training that evening. Since then a lot of work has gone on behind the scenes getting the club affiliated with the Donegal Schoolboys League and securing a home pitch at the local national school.

We have fixtures at U8, U9, U10 and U11 age groups. Training takes place in the Aura on a Wednesday evening and at present they have close to 100 children primarily from the Glenswilly area, aged U11 and below turning up.

Glen rovers plan to have an U12 team available for competitive fixtures for the 2018 season.

But although the club began in 2016, there is a deeper history behind it in the 1980’s local man Finbar Glackin set up a senior team called Glen Rovers.

“When we were considering a name for our schoolboy club, it could only ever have been Glen Rovers too,” said a spokesman for the club.

Kernans and Top Oil Ireland are happy to be associated with Glen Rovers and hope they continue to grow from strength to strength over the next few years.

Edel Frize, Laura McFadden (Kernans Spar Tullygay), Gary Cullen (Glen Rovers) Anthony Kernan, Gabriel Duffy (Top Oil)