Rovers Ambassadors Launched
The Sligo Rovers Ambassador campaign has been launched.
The new initiative will see a group of committed supporters take on the role of Ambassadors for the club through fundraising activities.
All seven ambassadors will run various fundraising events in conjunction with the club between now and May 7.
Details of all events will be posted online and in local media in advance of them taking place.
The seven ambassadors are all well-known supporters who have followed the club over many years.
They are Jimmy McGarry, Eamon Cunningham, Maurice Monaghan, Padraic ‘Lotch’ Lynch, Susan Brennan, Noel McCloat and John McKeon.
A launch took place in the Clarion Hotel attended by Dave Robertson and several players. We would like to encourage all fans to support the events during the year as much as possible.
Jimmy McGarry is a publican, former Sligo Rovers player and is a life-long supporter of Sligo Rovers. His Mooney’s Bar opposite the Showgrounds is the after match sponsor of Sligo Rovers. Jimmy’s late father was also a life-long supporter. Jimmy is married to Louise who is a daughter of Sligo Rovers legend Johnny Armstrong.
Eamon Cunningham is the owner of E.J. Menswear in Sligo town and is one of Sligo most successful entrepreneurs. He was also a noted player and was involved with Strand Celtic for many years. Eamon is famous for his online advertising and has won many awards for his business.
Maurice Monaghan is steeped in sporting circles. His involvement with Strand Celtic as a player, manager, community activist is amazing. He represented Sligo-Leitrim Soccer team on numerous occasions and was an accomplished Basketball player. Maurice is also heavenly involved with Sligo Rovers as match day analyst and board member.
Padraic ‘Lotch’ Lynch is a true Bit o’Red supporter. Many of his family played for Rovers. Lotch is one of Sligo's best known personalities and is employed in Bank of Ireland in Sligo. He was also a member of Sligo All Stars Basketball club and represented the club at all levels. He was also an accomplished striker with the now defunct Collegians club in Sligo.
Susan Brennan is a lifelong Rovers supporter from the hill in Sligo town. Susan travels the length of the country supporting Rovers. Susan has colourful personality and backs Rovers with a brilliant attitude through thick and thin.
Noel McCloat is without doubt one of Sligo Rovers greatest volunteers. Noel is a taxi driver by profession and also farms in his native Skreen. Noel has a quite unassuming manner and goes about his involvement with Rovers in a very committed way. A board member for many, many years Noel undertakes many jobs on behalf of the club. Noel travels to every away game and is surely the real definition of what a supporter is. Bit o’Red through and through that's Noel.
John McKeon is a life-long Rovers fan and is the very successful owner of Pet Stop stores. John is teaming up with Eamon Cunningham for this event and plans to run in store offers during this campaign.