Academy Weekend Preview: August 26th-27th

Sligo Rovers Academy have an exciting weekend ahead as we play five important Cup games at various age levels.

First up, our Under 17 Men’s side host Shelbourne at 1pm at The Sean Fallon Centre in the Mark Farren Cup 1/4 Final.

The legendary former Derry City striker has had the competition named in his honour for the past number of years and Anthony Elding’s side will be eager to progress to the semi-final.

At the same time, against the same opposition, Colm Jinks’ Under 14 side face the Dubliners at the brand-new Summerhill College Astro.

This will be the first time we use the new facility and we look forward to playing here in the future where many of our players have attended school down the years.

Our Under 19 Men’s side face a tough tie away to Shamrock Rovers on Sunday at 3pm at Roadstone in the Enda McGuill Cup 1/4 final.

Declan Boyle’s side come into the game on the back of a 3-2 win over Longford Town last weekend. Top scorer Owen Elding bagged a brace and Bridel Bosakani scored his 9th goal of the season at Bishopsgate, a win which gives the squad confidence ahead of Sunday’s game.

Our Under 19 Women host Dundalk at 5pm, following our Women’s senior team cup match against Bonagee United on the main pitch, at The Sean Fallon Centre.

Darragh Healy’s side are yet to face the Lillywhites this year and an entertaining game is expected.

Our Under 15 side, managed by Darryl Keaney, host Bohemians at 1pm at Summerhill College on Sunday in the Under 15 Cup 1/4 final. The lads are unbeaten since mid-July and are full of confidence ahead of the game.