O'Conor and Cretaro commit to Bit o' Red
Sligo Rovers can today announce two additions to the 2014 squad as Paul O’Conor joins from Drogheda United and Raffaele Cretaro renews his deal with the Bit o’ Red, plus details of 2014 season tickets.
O’Conor moves from Drogheda United where he helped the Boynesiders reached the FAI Ford Cup final against Rovers, including scoring the opening goal of the decider for the Louth side as the Bit o’ Red went on to win the Cup.
Cretaro has made 393 appearances for the club and extends his already legendary career with Rovers.
This Wednesday marks the launch of the 2014 season ticket for Sligo Rovers.
For the first time the club will be introducing a gold season ticket, where supporters will be able to reserve a seat in the main stand throughout the Sligo Rovers campaign.
Adult, concession and student adult ticket tickets prices remain unchanged once again and the club’s schools and Super Red tickets offer stunning value once for the club’s young supporters.
The Sligo Rovers season ticket is also getting a makeover through TicketGroup with the credit card style designed to commemorate the 2013 FAI Cup win.
There are now 15 outlets to purchase Sligo Rovers season tickets.
In Sligo Town, Colleary’s Menswear, Barton Smith’s and The Showgrounds offices will be designated sale points.
County Sligo supporters will be able to purchase tickets in Tighes (Ballymote), Lavin‘s (Ballymote), Tansey’s Supermarket (Gurteen), Gillespies (Tubbercurry), Connacht Gold Co-Op and Colleary’s in Beltra.
Bit o’ Red fans in Roscommon can purchase tickets in Grennan Electrical in Boyle.
Leitrim-based fans can available of these special early bird prices in John Lowe’s in Carrick on Shannon.
The growing number of Rovers fans in Mayo will be able to call on Gerry Kenny Sports for Rovers season tickets.
In Donegal, Bundoran Meats and Brian Campbell Meats in Ballyshannon is your home for Rovers tickets in the Tir Conaill county.
Finally, adult season tickets will be on sale on www.sligorovers.com.
Commenting on the new signings, manager Ian Baraclough said: “In Paul I feel we have signed one of the outstanding midfield players in the country. He is accomplished on the ball, he scores goals and he can flourish in the horrible side of the game. You see his progression with Drogheda and I feel this is the right move for him now. He is the right age at 26. He has all the attributes to be a huge player for us in 2014.
“With Raff, you look at a number of things. Consistency, passion, giving 100% to the cause. He is a hero to the Sligo Rovers fans and that is because of all of the above. He still has personal goals. There is a powerful drive to possibly make the most appearances in the history of the club. It tells you all you need to know. He is a player I’m delighted to have part of the squad, a character that you always want with you. This is the first of many signings we will be making in next period. There is a feel good factor in what we are doing and as the club launches season tickets for next season, I can promise you in 2014 our ambitions are as high as ever.”
Sligo Rovers season tickets prices early bird prices, available until before Christmas:
Gold season ticket: €270
Adult season ticket: €200
Student ticket: €120
Super Reds (under 12s): €40
Sales begin this Wednesday 20 November.