Californian supporters help local Sligo charities

Two Californian based Bit O’ Red supporters have shown their support for local Sligo charities by sponsoring a Men’s team player on their behalf for the 2022 season.

Joseph Lima and Lisa Beach have been kindly donating to the club in recent seasons and allowing a local charity to benefit from the exposure that comes with such sponsorships.

This year, they have paid for sponsorships for Will Fitzgerald, Mark Byrne and Adam McDonnell.

New signing Fitzgerald will be sponsored in name by Sligo Volunteer Centre. Sligo Volunteer Centre provides a link for people looking to volunteer locally and non-profit groups looking for volunteers.

Ciara Herrity, manager of Sligo Volunteer Centre:

”Sligo Volunteer Centre are delighted to sponsor Will Fitzgerald for this upcoming season. This was made possible by donors Lisa Beach and Joseph Lima in California, USA.

“As much as we love Sligo for the beauty of the region, the most important natural resource is the people within it. We hope to celebrate their strength and resilience during these times with this sponsorship on behalf of the Sligo Volunteer Centre, and hope you volunteer through them and support their work.” Joseph Lima & Lisa Beach.

Mark Byrne will be sponsored by Sligo Tidy Towns. Sligo Tidy Towns is organised and run by a group of volunteers who are passionate and proud of the place they live in. Their mission is to help Sligo continue to tap into its huge tourism potential – and to further develop Sligo’s tourism.

Sligo Tidy Towns is always on the lookout for extra help and new volunteers. If you think you have a couple of hours to spare each week, they’d love to hear from you. You can email

Adam McDonnell will be sponsored by Sligo Lend a Hand. Lend a Hand is provided free of charge by a pool of voluntary handy-persons and helpers. The service includes minor repairs and small jobs inside and outside of the house. The emphasis is that no job is too small.

To avail of the Sligo Lend a Hand Service call a dedicated phone line 087 177 6386 from 11 am – 3 pm, Monday-Friday. The coordinator will organize a team of volunteers to make a home visit. The repairs will be carried out in pairs, at a time agreed with the service user and the Sligo Lend a Hand coordinator.

The club would like to thank Joseph & Lisa for their sponsorship of the club and also their promotion of these important local organisations.

None of these organisations have spent any funding on these sponsorships and have been fully funded by Joseph & Lisa.