1937 medal on display

 

Sligo Rovers were thrilled to today be able to place on display in Sligo Museum a winners medal from the 1936/37 league win.

The medal was recently donated to the club by the family of Jimmy Duncan.

Sligo Rovers supporters may not be familiar with the name of Jimmy Duncan, but the Scotsman earned a special place in Club history as a member of Rovers first title winning team of 1936/37.  That was Jimmy’s only season with Rovers, he also played for Glentoran and his native Kilmarnock.

In April 2016 Sligo Rovers received an email from Jimmy’s grandson Stuart Cree enclosing a photograph of the 1937 medal, and very generously offered to donate it to Sligo Rovers. As this is the first of these medals to become available, it is impossible to put a value on it but it is a gesture that was greatly appreciated by the club

At the end of last season Stuart travelled from his home in Scotland to present the medal to the club.

The medal is now being placed on display in Rovers section of Sligo Museum, 80 years on from this famous success.

 

 

Also presented to the museum today was a 2017 Associate sponsorship ticket book.

For the second time, Southern California Sligo Rovers supporters Joseph Lima and Lisa Beach have provided an Associate Sponsorship for an important organization serving the region.

Their first gift of this kind went to the Sligo Volunteer Centre, and this season, the couple is highlighting the work of the Sligo County Libraries.

“Canadian Librarian Eleanor Crumblehulme once said, ‘Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague,” Joseph writes. “Lisa used to work in libraries in Southern California, and she saw firsthand the impact those organizations make on the community. From lifelong literacy education,  or skills training, to internet access for career development, study spaces for students, book clubs, to help with government forms, or just the simple joy of a good book, film or CD, a library is a key resource for a community’s success,” Joseph added.

The couple looks forward to a great season for the Bit o’ Red, and will be listening in the summer sun over internet radio as well as highlights on Soccer Republic on RTE.

All at the club and the museum express our deep thanks to Joseph and Lisa for their very generous donation.

 

 

 

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