Rossin Rovers earn FAI Club Mark
The club was formed on 18th July 1984 following a meeting in Monknewtown, Slane. One member of the original Committee, formed that day, Frank Taaffe still remains in his role as Secretary giving 36 years service to the club.
The pitch is situated near the Meath/Louth border not far off the N51 Slane to Drogheda Road. In honour of Frank's unbroken service the pitch was named Frank Taaffe Park during the FAI's 2019 Meath Festival of Football. In honour of former Chairman and long term Committee Member, the Changing Facilities were named after Brendan Reid.
The club's only silverware was a 2005 Fitzsimons Cup win.
In 2014, Rossin lost out on the league title following a defeat to Termonfeckin Celtic when a draw would have clinched it. A month later they were runners up in the Gerry Reilly Memorial Shield.
Bohemian FC travelled to Meath for a Friendly in May 2015 when Keith Long brought along a mix of youth and more experienced players such as Dean Delany and Jason Byrne. Bohs ran out 4-1 winners. Current Club Captain Keith Buckley also played. It was a superb day for the local community attracting a healthy crowd in gorgeous sunshine
Rossin Rovers have one senior team playing in the NEFL and one Under-13 playing in the DCSL
They would like to thank Barry Ferguson and all the staff in the FAI for their help in gaining this club mark. Gerry Gorman of the NEFL and Keith Wallace of the DCSL also.
The club would also like to thank Noone Transport, Newgrange Gold & Dolly's Pub. They want to to thank everyone who has helped create the story of Rossin Rovers FC thus far an give special thanks to every member of the local community who support the club week in week out, year in year out with our fundraising activities, their help is very much appreciated
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