Rovers History Book update


The Official Sligo Rovers History “The Bit o’Red”, is due for publication shortly. 

It will be a comprehensive, detailed reference book with records from every season, fascinating stories about the memorable games and famous players, and reflections of the people who served in various capacities over the club’s long history.

A limited edition hard-back copy of the book will include a special “Supporters’ Page” and subscribers can have their own name or that of a nominated family member or friend entered on a dedicated “Supporters’ Page” at a cost of €75.

Chair of the Heritage Group Aidan Mannion said “It is no exaggeration to say that this is a once-in-a-lifetime publication, and with over 500 pages, it is arguably the most comprehensive official history produced by any League of Ireland Club. I think it will be a must-read book for every Sligo Rovers supporter and the wider Sligo community, and the timing of its publication in mid November will make it an ideal Christmas gift.”

“Since the Sligo Rovers Heritage Group was formed in 2012, a number of valuable mementoes and artefacts have been discovered, including a 1937 League Winners medal. This is the only known medal from Rovers first League success to be in existence, it belonged to Jimmy Duncan who was a member of that team.

“Jimmy’s grandson Stuart Cree is travelling from his home in Kilmarnock to the Rovers Longford game on October 15 to formally present the medal to the club, a very kind gesture that is greatly appreciated by the Heritage Group.”

The deadline for subscriptions for the limited edition is Friday 23rd September;     Contact the Showgrounds Office or any member of the Sligo Rovers Heritage Group.




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