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A Greg Harte brace, including an 83rd minute winner handed Cork City U19s a 2-1win over Sligo Rovers U19s at IT Sligo on Saturday afternoon.Harte put the Leesiders ahead on 18 minutes, before Rovers' Cian Brennan levelled the game on the half hour.Jordan Loftus and Gary Armstrong both went close for Gavin Dykes' side in the second half. But Harte broke Sligo hearts seven minutes from time when he finished past Adam Murphy to give City...
Sligo Rovers have signed West Ham United striker Sean Maguire on loan until the end of July. The 19-year-old joined the Hammers from Waterford United early last year after scoring 13 goals in 24 games in the 2012 season with the Blues.   The former Republic of Ireland Under-19 international has been part of West Ham’s Under-21 side and featured on the bench for their senior side in the FA Cup match with Nottingham Forest...
A goal in each half from trialist Greg Rutherford and full back Alan Keane helped Sligo Rovers to their third pre-season victory of 2014 as they beat Galway FC by two goals to one at the Showgrounds. Rutherford, on trial from League One side Hartlepool United, put the Bit o'Red ahead on 17 minutes before Tommy Dunne's side equalised eleven minutes into the second half through Gary Shanahan. However, it was the Premier Division side who...
The club's Annual General Meeting for 2014 was held on Thursday night in the Clarion Hotel. Chairman Tony Quinn opened the meeting and manager Ian Baraclough briefed the members of the club.  He said he was pleased to speak to such a large attendance of members that have "the football club at heart" and reflected on the 2013 season. He said the FAI Cup victory over Drogheda United was a memorable day but the...
Sligo Rovers officials and Minister of State for the Department of Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring were welcomed to City Hall by Mayor Councillor Marcella McGarry following the signing of the contract for the club’s new development project last week.  The Mayor thanked Minister Ring for allocating €295,000 toward the project from the Sports Capital Grants Programme and commended the club for an ambition...
Find the ideal gift for your loved one this Valentine's Day - the romantic, the more than a Bit o' Red, a year-long exciting, engrossing and enthralling present of a season ticket for Sligo Rovers in The Showgrounds for 2014. Order now and we will deliver the season ticket voucher in time for February 14 as a gift for your significant Rover.A Sligo Rovers season ticket entitles a support to entry to 17 league matches and...
Sligo Rovers chairman Tony Quinn will retire following this Thursday’s Annual General Meeting, 42 years after first joining the club’s management committee.The chairman served on the board in 1972 and has been involved in the club since, including serving as chairman in last year’s FAI Cup winning season and vice-chairman for the league title win in 2012.He was a member of the committee for the previous league-winning season in...
Sligo Rovers U19s suffered their eleventh league defeat of the season as they were beaten 3-2 by St Patrick's Athletic at the Sports Complex in Cleveragh on Sunday evening.  Curtis Murphy opened the scoring for the Saints as early as the eighth minute, but Rovers' Jordan Loftus netted the first of his brace to level the game. Pat's recaptured the lead on 73 minutes courtesy of Peter Hopkins before Sam Verdon effectively put...
Sligo Rovers were beaten 5-3 by Galway FC in the first pre-season match of the year as 22 players featured in the build-up to the start of the Airtricity League next month.  The match had been due to be played at Eamonn Deacy Park but an unplayable pitch forced a change of venue to an Astro pitch at Fahy's Field, home of Mervue United. Danny North, Paul O'Conor and Joseph Ndo were on target for Rovers, while former Bit o...
Assistant manager Gary Stevens has said there is an exceptional mood in the Sligo Rovers camp as pre-season continues for the Bit o’ Red.Stevens signed a new contract to remain with the club for the 2014 season earlier this week and has spoken about a very positive vibe in the squad assembled for the new campaign. He told sligorovers.com: “The atmosphere is very good in training. I thought we had a super group last year. ...

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