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Summerhill go so close to glory

| March 19, 2015

Connacht Schools Senior Cup Final Summerhill College (Sligo) 18, Garbally College (Ballinasloe) 19 THERE was no fairytale ending for Summerhill College as they were narrowly edged out – by a single point – after an epic Connacht Schools Senior Cup final at The Sportsground, Galway, by Garbally College, who picked up their 45th provincial title. […]

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Picking the Rovers starting XI

| March 5, 2015

Alan Finn selects the Sligo Rovers team, using a 4-3-3 formation, that he believes should start against Cork City in the opening game of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this Saturday at The Showgrounds.   Ryan Coulter Despite playing roughly the same amount of time as Richard Brush throughout pre-season, I can see Coulter […]

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Sligo can compete says Carew

| February 26, 2015

TRYING to decipher a form guide in Division Three of the Allianz Football League is often a brilliant exercise in futility. Usually there appears to be a pattern when there actually is none. Dots join up and then they don’t. Tweet

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Heary’s selection headache

| February 26, 2015

SLIGO Rovers boss Owen Heary admits that he will be facing a selection headache for the start of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday week, March 7, when Rovers host Cork City at The Showgrounds. Tweet

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County final glory for Tubbercurry

| October 12, 2014

Sligo Senior Championship Final Tubbercurry 3-12, St Mary’s 0-12 TUBBERCURRY are the Sligo Senior Championship winners for the first time since 1991 following their impressive 3-12 to 0-12 defeat of St Mary’s in Sunday afternoon’s county final at Markievicz Park. Tweet

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Sligo continue Qualifiers dream

| July 12, 2014

SLIGO’s summer continues to gather momentum as another knife-edge win, this time against a dogged Limerick, put the beaten Connacht semi-finalists into the last 12 of the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship. On a wet afternoon at Markievicz Park, Sligo had two points to spare against Limerick, 0-12 to 0-10, exactly the same scoreline when they […]

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Rovers make Europa progress

| July 10, 2014

SLIGO Rovers turned on the style to progress to the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round following tonight’s glorious 4-0 home thrashing of a dogged but ultimately outclassed FK Banga from Lithuania. Team captain Alan Keane’s goal in added time at the end of the first-half provided the breakthrough at The Showgrounds and when Aaron […]

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Sligo re-ignite their summer

| July 6, 2014

GUTSY Sligo extended their summer after a knife-edge but fully merited two-point defeat of Wicklow, 0-12 to 0-10, at Aughrim yesterday. Late points from substitute Stephen Coen and industrious wing-back Brian Curran ensured Pat Flanagan’s charges are in Round 3A of the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers as two more wins will put them […]

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Last chance saloon beckons

| July 4, 2014

ONE more loss and it is over. Sligo’s summer, that it. It is either one more beer in the Last Chance Saloon or a final haircut in the Last Chance Salon, either way, defeat to Wicklow in Saturday’s GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifiers and it is zero time. Tweet

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Firsts continue for Coleman

| July 4, 2014

THE number of firsts are building for new Sligo Rovers boss John Coleman.  Last Friday saw his SSE Aitricity League Premier Division debut as the replacement for Ian Baraclough and he oversaw his first win, a 2-1 away defeat of Drogheda United. On Thursday he experienced his first European tie – a 0-0 away draw against […]

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Sligo retain Connacht Junior title

| May 19, 2014

GAA Football Connacht Junior Championship Final Sligo 0-9, Leitrim 0-6 GRITTY Sligo retained the GAA Football Connacht Junior Championship title – the county’s fourth success in five years – with an economical 0-9 to 0-6 defeat of Leitrim at Roscommon’s Hyde Park. Sunday afternoon’s triumph, in what was the curtain-raiser to the big one where Roscommon […]

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Home win keeps momentum going

| May 17, 2014

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Sligo Rovers 3, Bray Wanderers 0 A WEEK after their Setanta Sports Cup triumph, Sligo Rovers returned to bread and butter matters and churned out a totally satisfactory 3-0 home win against Bray Wanderers. In the rain at The Showgrounds, Paul O’Conor’s snappy close-range finish after 19 minutes set the ball […]

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