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Sligo Rovers will face Drogheda United in the Setanta Sports Cup semi-finals after the draw was made following progression to the last four tonight.The two-legged tie is scheduled for 16 & 22 April and Rovers will be away first in Hunky Dorys Park before a return tie at The Showgrounds.Earlier tonight, the Bit o' Red were 3-0 winners against Glentoran for an 8-0 aggregate win in the quarter-finals.Lee Lynch, Raffaele Cretaro and Liam...
Sligo Rovers reached the semi-finals of the Setanta Sports Cup with another victory over Glentoran in The Oval tonight, 3-0 in the 90 minutes, and 8-0 on aggregate.Lee Lynch gave Rovers the lead with a stunning strike in the ninth minute, with Raffaele Cretaro doubling the lead also in the first half with a confident finish.The game lacked urgency in the second half and it was a comfortable path into the last four for the Bit o’ Red, as...
Jake Dykes has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Schools international team for the match with Northern Ireland on Friday.The Sligo Rovers defender, who featured an international Under-18 selection recently, will be part of the squad for the match Riverside Stadium, Drumahoe, Institute FC.The match kicks off at 7pm in Derry.The club wish to congratulate Jake on his call-up to the side. 
[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"193","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"480","width":"340"}}]]  Sligo Rovers Easter Camps will take place later this month and in April for all boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 15. The Rovers camps provide a safe, fun coaching environment to encourage equality of participation through non-competitive drills and playing with our coaches and players to...
Sligo Rovers meet Glentoran in the Setanta Sports Cup quarter-final second leg at The Oval tonight.Rovers hold a 5-0 advantage from the first leg after goals from Lee Lynch (2), Anthony Elding, Ryan Connolly and Evan McMillan.Rovers will be looking to make it through to the semi-final stage for the fourth year in-a-row which has never been previously achieved. Only Linfield (2005-2007), Drogheda (2006-2008) and Cork City (2006-2008) have matched...
The club's annual voluntary membership donation is now available to complete online.The contribution of €100, which raised €12,000 for the club in 2012 to cover many pre-season training expenses and gave the club breathing space during what was one of the most momentous seasons in our history, can be made here.As we prepare to defend our league title, we are asking members and supporters to contribute €100 towards a "war...
Ian Baraclough hailed a fantastic start to the Airtricity Premier Division season as they secured a 1-0 win over Derry City in The Brandywell.Anthony Elding’s first half goal was enough for Rovers to take a first three points of the year.He told sligorovers.com this morning: “Three points, clean sheet, first goal for a new signing, in that terms it’s an excellent opening for us. The lads had to work very hard. In the first half...
Champions Sligo Rovers produced a workmanlike display to deservedly claim all three points with a 1-0 win at Derry City.Striker Anthony Elding's first half goal was enough for Ian Baraclough's men, who in truth never came under too much pressure until Derry brought on Michael Rafter. The Candy Stripes were dealt a massive blow just before kick-off with the news that fans’ favourite Stewart Greacen would be out of action for a...
Sligo Rovers meet Derry City in their first Airtricity Premier Division game of the season on Friday night in The Brandywell.The Bit o’ Red face a first match of the league title defence against the 2012 FAI Cup winners.Danny North and Aaron Greene will be absent for Rovers. North is recovering from a serious knee ligament injury from last July while Greene picked up a minor ankle knock in the 5-0 win in the Setanta Cup against Glentoran...
The Opposition: Derry City Derry finished last season in fifth position, their lowest finish in the Premier Division since 2007 though they did win their fifth FAI Cup. They lost former Rovers loanee and top scorer David McDaid in the off-season as well as the next highest scorer in Stephen McLaughlin. Apart from those two only two players, Rory Patterson (6) and Patrick McEleney (3), scored more than one league goal.They scored a total of 17...

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