Eunan Blake RIP

 

Sligo Rovers were deeply saddened to hear today of the passing of our former player Eunan 'Busty' Blake. 

A native of Letterkenny, he was born on 20th July 1937 and he signed for Rovers in February 1956. 

He remained for seven seasons and became club captain. He also represented the League of Ireland on five occasions. 

He moved to Derry City and helped them to win the Irish League in 1965. 

He later managed Athlone Town from 1974-75 and was in charge of the side when they famously played AC Milan in St. Mel's Park. He then took charge of Finn Harps from 1979-1982.

In total, he made 190 appearances for the Bit O'Red in all competitions scoring 3 goals. Rovers remained closely associated with his family as his brother Liam played for the club as did his son Tony. He was also the brother in law of Tommy Oates.

 

 

 

 

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