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Rovers on top in home friendly

| February 20, 2014

SSE Airtricity League Pre-season Friendly Sligo Rovers 2, Galway FC 1 David Goulden A GOAL in each half from trialist Greg Rutherford and full-back Alan Keane helped Sligo Rovers to their third pre-season victory of 2014 as they beat Galway FC 2-1 at The Showgrounds last night [Wednesday]. Rutherford, on trial from English League One […]

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Flanagan era starts with a Tuam loss

| January 5, 2014
Flanagan era starts with a Tuam loss

FBD Insurance League Galway 3-10, Sligo 0-8 Liam Maloney at Tuam Stadium IF losing to Galway by 11 points, 3-10 to 0-8, on a Sunday afternoon in January was a corrosive baptism for new Sligo Senior Gaelic football team boss Pat Flanagan, he knows there are tougher hot seats to be in right now.  David Moyes, […]

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Cup legend Kelly calls for review of the league

| November 14, 2013
Cup legend Kelly calls for review of the league

CIARAN Kelly is a Sligo Rovers legend. The net minder from Castlebar will always be remembered for the cup heroics when he saved four penalties to help the Bit O’ Red lift the FAI Cup in 2010. Following on from the successes of 2010 came another FAI cup (and another two penalty saves) in 2011 […]

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MacSharry calls for more support for soccer teams

| November 7, 2013

THE prize money for Sligo Rovers following victory in the FAI Cup Final is only €50,000.  Tweet

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Tourlestrane seize the day

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tourlestrane seize the day

Sligo Senior Championship Final Tourlestrane 0-13, Tubbercurry 0-10 Effective Tourlestrane reclaimed the Owen B Hunt Cup, for their first Sligo Senior Championship title since 2011 and the club’s 11th title in all, following an assured 0-13 to 0-10 defeat of another south Sligo club, Tubbercurry, at Markievicz Park earlier today. Tweet

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Rovers secure Aviva date

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Rovers secure Aviva date

FAI Ford Cup Semi-final Sligo Rovers 3, Shamrock Rovers 0 The League of Ireland’s original Love/Hate, today’s meeting of Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds bore rich fruit for the former, embarrassment for the latter. Ian Baraclough’s Rovers, still clinging to thin hopes of retaining the Airtricity League Premier Division title, are through […]

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Rovers must dare to break the mould

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Rovers must dare to break the mould

Champions League Comment JJ Devaney OLE Gunnar Solksjaer arrived for the postmatch press conference after his Molde FK side had beaten Sligo Rovers 1-0 and all I could think about was his stellar performance for Manchester United against Newcastle at Old Trafford in the 2002-03 season.  Molde FK didn’t distract me. This Molde collection doesn’t bear […]

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Baraclough’s positive reflections

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Baraclough’s positive reflections

Champions League Reaction IAN Baraclough, normally collected, was animated.  But this wasn’t a typical postmatch rant or tangent from an overworked manager.  This was a considered call to arms. Did anyone think Sligo Rovers could be that close to taking something tangible from their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round home leg against Molde? Their manager […]

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Domestic flaws don’t cut it at higher level

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Domestic flaws don’t cut it at higher level

Champions League Analysis JJ Devaney IT is fair to say when you take the step up to the Champions League you really don’t want to concede from a similar long ball to the one that caught you out against your domestic title rivals two days previous. For the second game running Evan McMilan struggled when […]

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Solskjaer glad of slender lead

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Solskjaer glad of slender lead

Champions League Reaction GIVEN that it is so delicately balanced, Sligo Rovers haven’t in the least accepted that this UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie is over. Neither has the Molde FK manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose Norwegian champions will hold a slender 1-0 lead for next week’s second leg in Norway. Tweet

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This tie is far from over

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
This tie is far from over

Champions League Comment David Goulden THE one thing that Sligo Rovers fans, players and management can take from last night’s narrow defeat to Molde FK is that this tie is not over.  Despite being beaten by an away goal to nil against a well-drilled side, the Bit O’Red have it all to play for at the […]

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Gutsy Rovers still hopeful of Champions League progress

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gutsy Rovers still hopeful of Champions League progress

UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round, First Leg THE SHOWGROUNDS: Sligo Rovers 0, Molde FK 1 (Daniel Chima Chukwu 42) Airtricity League champions Sligo Rovers were not only in the UEFA Champions League for the first time last night [Wednesday], they are still very much in it. As disappointing as it was to incur a 1-0 […]

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