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McGrath defuses ref issue

| September 22, 2016

SLIGO GAA referees administrator Pat McGrath has defended the appointment of Western Gaels player Michael Connolly for a Sligo Senior Hurling Championship group fixture last weekend, the result of which had a direct bearing on the championship progress of Connolly’s club. Hurling referee Connolly, who plays for west Sligo club Western Gaels, took charge of […]

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Coaches will gather in Sligo for FAI workshop

| August 17, 2016

THE Football Association of Ireland have rolled out a new programme, the Player Development Plan, aimed at enhancing underage Youth soccer structures across the country and, as a result, producing better players. One of the core aims of this plan is as follows: “Implementation of a player-focused model based on enjoyment and skill development whilst […]

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Contrasting fortunes of two clubs

| August 10, 2016

By Alan Finn NO matter their beloved team’s place in the table or ambitions for the season, The Clash of the Rovers is always the standout out fixture for supporters of the Bit O’Red. While the most recent periods of success have both come and gone for the clubs, the rivalry remains as strong as […]

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No decision on Carew

| July 20, 2016

DESPITE wanting another year in charge of the Sligo Senior Gaelic football team, Niall Carew is anxiously awaiting a Sligo GAA County Board review of the campaign just completed before he will get the go-ahead to take the Sligo hot seat for a third term. In August of last year the Kildare native was handed […]

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Peers Testimonial is a six-goal thriller

| July 7, 2016

The long-awaited testimonial of Sligo Rovers legend Gavin Peers took place yesterday (Wednesday) and certainly didn’t disappoint as they held Portsmouth to a 3-3 draw. The first half saw Paul Cook’s men take a 3-0 lead in to half-time against a Rovers team consisting of many fan favourites of the past including Joseph Ndo, Danny Ventre […]

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Team Prediction: Sligo Rovers vs Shamrock Rovers

| March 3, 2016

With Saturday’s kick-off fast approaching there will be much debate over Sligo Rovers starting line-up against Shamrock Rovers. For last year’s opener against Cork City, our reporter Alan Finn gave his prediction, getting nine out of 11 correct. He is back with his 2016 prediction, hoping for a full house on this occasion. MICHAEL SCHLINGERMANN […]

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Encouraging display by Rovers

| February 11, 2016

Pre-season Friendly Sligo Rovers 1, Liverpool U-21s 2 Alan Finn SLIGO Rovers fell to a 2-1 defeat last night, Wednesday, as they hosted the Liverpool U-21s at The Showgrounds for their second pre-season outing. In front of over 2,500 fans, Adam Phillips gave Liverpool U-21s a 32nd minute lead that the visitors held at half-time. […]

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Sligo are destroyed by merciless Mayo

| July 20, 2015

Connacht Senior Final Mayo 6-25, Sligo 2-11 SLIGO were mercilessly destroyed by mighty Mayo in the Connacht GAA Senior Championship decider at Hyde Park yesterday (Sunday) as the defending champions made it five titles in-a-row in a horribly one-sided showdown. Inspired by the unmarkable powerhouse Aidan O’Shea, who scored 3-4, with Cillian O’Connor also on […]

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Minors have a second chance

| July 19, 2015

Connacht Minor Final Sligo 1-4, Mayo 0-7 SLIGO are still within reach of a first Connacht GAA Football Minor Championship title since 1968 – but only just – after being let off the hook by a wasteful Galway in a low-scoring yet absorbing decider at Hyde Park yesterday (Sunday). Tweet

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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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