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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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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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