Peers top 10 moments


Gavin Peers will be beginning his 10th year as a player with the Bit o'Red in three weeks time. 

Looking back over his nine years at the Showgrounds so far Gavin has picked out his 10 favourite moments from his time so far.


1. Obviously winning the league, the game against St. Pat’s was the best games I've played in for the fact that it had everything in it, highs, lows, tempo, goals, sending offs, so exciting and an end result of a league win with great friends.

I always go back to the draw against Shels, the very first game of the season down to 10 men and 1-0 down, to score a last minute equalizer showed great character and it gave us a great lift to push on. The other game that year that stands out to me was the 0-0 against Cork away, it was getting near the end of the season and we didn't play the greatest but dug deep and came away with a good point especially down there it's a hard place to go.


2. The first FAI Cup against Shams was great. The fact we lost out the year before to Sporting Fingal, that made it better, to be able to turn it around so quick and a massive crowd also of 36,000. Also my son was born that year so was a great year all round.



3. The EA Sports cup, I have to mention that cup win for the fact that it was our first trophy and once you get one under your belt you want more and they came thick and fast after that.
4. The Shels cup final, to be able to walk out with my son was a great moment. It was something I'll never forget, even though he was afraid, we were giving him sweets in the tunnel on the way out to keep him calm! We obviously didn't play that great that day, but we got the result in the end. I got married two weeks after the final and it was perfect to top the year off.


5. Away from the football for a minute Sligo isn't only about football for me. I started my family and met my wife up here so it means a lot to us, our 2 kids Bradley and Blake are from here and they love it. Bradley started school this year and is loving it. I met debs when we played Killester in the cup years ago and went from there so Sligo has a big place in my heart.
6. Back to the football, for me to captain the team in the Champions League was a great moment, just a pity the result didn't go our way. To have my family there to watch you can't beat it.
Staying with Europe the best game we've played in was Poltava away for me to get a 0-0 draw over there was some result because they were such a good side and shows how good we were at the time. I'll add in my goal in Europe as well it's nice to score, that was against Trnava.


7. To be picked to represent the league against Manchester United was a big one also, to go out and play against them in front of 50,000 people. Bar the mistake I really enjoyed it and you only learn from your mistakes.

Also to be picked for the Ireland u23's and to score the first goal for them was a good moment.
8. The cup final against Drogs. Good and bad feelings from this one. Good are we won and it was a very exciting game anyone I spoke to said it was a very good game and enjoyable to watch.
Bad- my injury, in the last five minutes I ruptured my ACL and the road to recovery was a long hard one. But it's done now and I'm glad to be back, my other son Blake was born that year also, so a lot more good than bad happened that year.

Another favourite was lifting the Fai Cup with one of my best friends Danny Ventre.


9. One of my favourite photos was when I returned from injury with Bradley standing behind me when I was waiting to go on the pitch in the european game. I was so nervous but was glad to be back and haven't looked back.

10. Then away from the football again all the people I've become friends with in Sligo. The people are so nice and I've made so many friends, that's what helps not just me my family.



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