BANTRY Bay Rovers AFC
The new official club colors .
1990-1991 In our first season we won the Beamish Cup with a 2-1 win over Bellmount.
1991-1992 runners up in the 3rd division
1994-1995 1st division league and cup winners
1997-1998 winners of Carling Cup and Beamish Cup
2003-2004 2nd division runners up and Cup winners.
2004-2005 AIB Shield winners
2006-2007 1st division cup runners up
2004-2005 Ladies Cup Runners Up
1991-1992 U14 League winners
1992-1993 U14 League winners
1994-1995 U16 League and Cup winners
1997-1998 U16 Cup winners
2002-2003 U14 Shield winners
2003-2004 U12 Shield winners
U14 Shield winners
U16 League and Cup winners [unbeaten]
2004-2005 U12 Shield winners
U14 Cup runners up
Shield winners[3 in a row]
Blackpool cup quarter final and
Fair Play Trophy winners
2005-2006 U16 Mark Hutchinson perpetual Shield winners
U16 West Cork Shield
U16 West Cork Cup
2006-2007 U16 West Cork Shield
U18 Cup Winners
U18 4th place in Budweis Cup in Czech Republic
In the 2002-03 season the U14’s won the Shield competition when they defeated Drinagh 5-3 in the final.
Last season 03-04 was the clubs most successful year when the juniors won promotion and won the division 2 cup while the u18’s finished third in their league section.
The U16 team remained unbeaten for the season winning the league and cup double beating Bunratty in each final under the guidance of Danny Peters and Tony Drummey who also were in charge of the U14 team that retained the Shield after beating Skibbereen 2-1 after extra time in a fantastic match..
To finish off the great season the U12 team under manager David Hourihane gave a great display in the U12 shield final against Clonakilty winning 4-1.
The 04/05 season saw the start of ladies soccer in the West Cork League. The Bay Rovers Ladies performed well in their first season and were unlucky to finish runners up in the Ladies Cup Final. We also saw an U14 girls team playing 2 games against Skibbereen, which they both won.
The Boys U12 team didn’t have much luck in the league but retained the Shield with a great 4-1 win over Riverside.
The U14 team under manager Danny Peters won the Shield for the 3rd year running when they beat Togher Celtic 3-0 in the final. They also reached the u14 Cup final where they were beaten by favourites Riverside after putting up a good performance. This team also travelled to England during Easter to compete in the prestigious Blackpool Cup. They finished joint first in their group but lost in the quarter final. They did win the Fair Play Trophy which was awarded for their behaviour on and off the pitch. They also reached the last 64 in the National Cup.
The U16 team reached the league semi finals where they were beaten by eventual winners Clonakilty
This was the year of the u16’s. Both the juniors and other underage teams didn’t have much luck this season. The U16’s started their season with winning the Bay Rovers organised u16 Mark Hutchinson perpetual Shield when they beat College Corinthians 2-1 in the deciding match. The team also travelled to the Hasselt Cup in Belgium over Easter where they finished in 7th place. On Wednesday the 19th of April, two days after they returned from Belgium, they took on Clonakilty in the U16 Shield final in Drinagh. They won this match 3-2. On Saturday the 22nd of April they did the double after beating Riverside Athletic 5-3 after extra time in what was classed as the under age game of the season by the Evening Echo. A mention must be made about the U8 team which went through the season unbeaten under the management of Sean Mc Carthy.
The juniors just missed out on promotion this year but were building a good team with some of the youngsters breaking into the first team. The lost on penalties to neighbours Durrus in the AIB Shield semi final and lost the Division 1 Cup final 3-2 to a good Crookstown team. The u16’s retained the U16 Shield with a 4-1 win over Drinagh. The U18 team created history for the club when they won the first U18 trophy in our history with a 4-2 win over Riverside Athletic with Shane Drummey getting a hat trick. This team also travelled to the Czech Republic to compete in the Budweis Cup in July. They returned home with a cup when they finished in 4th place.