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Keela Scanlon signs for Bit O’ Red Seniors

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce that talented defender Keela Scanlon has signed for the senior squad for the first time ahead of the new 2023 SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.

Keela signed for Rovers from local youth club Yeats United, who continue to play a pivotal role in local youth football, back in 2020 and was named the Under 19 team’s Player of The Year.

Scanlon is currently an ATU Sligo student and is part of the University’s Senior Women’s team.

Manager Steve Feeney is thrilled to have Keela involved this season:

‘’This really is what the senior Women’s team is about. Until we started it last year, girls like Keela and lots of her team-mates who would become overage for our Under 19 team would have no football left for them in Sligo.

‘’Now, we can provide that for them and, it gives them something to aspire to be part of.

‘’Keela is a fantastic player and, her defensive capabilities will help us this season.

‘’We are looking forward to working with her in the season ahead.’’

Keela will be part of the squad who travel to take on Athlone Town tomorrow away from home. The game kicks off at 2pm and will be the squad’s second pre-season friendly after they played the same opposition last weekend.

Scanlon is happy to be part of the senior set up this year:

‘’I’m delighted to sign with the senior squad after coming through the Academy here at Sligo Rovers.

‘’I’m really looking forward to the coming season and to learn from Steve and the management team.

‘’Hopefully we can push on this season and continue to develop as a team’’.

The Women’s Premier Division season is just four weeks away where we host Shamrock Rovers at home on the opening day of the new season.

The game kicks off at 5pm and a large crowd is expected at The Showgrounds.

Anais Coyne re-signs for 2023

Sligo Rovers are thrilled to announce the re-signing of goalkeeper Anais Coyne ahead of the new 2023 SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.


The American joined the Bit O’Red last summer having opted to make the move to Ireland instead of playing college football in her native US.


Coyne, originally from Texas, played high school football with Mansfield Legacy High School and played for her club BKSC.

Manager Steve Feeney is happy to have the experienced goalkeeper in the squad this season:

‘’Anais has been a great addition to the squad since arriving here last year.

‘’She is popular among the squad and herself and the other goalkeepers are training well together and all playing for the number one shirt this year.

‘’We are looking forward to working with Anais again this season’’.


Bit O’ Red Season Tickets are available now for just €50 for the season. You won’t miss a kick in the Women’s Premier Division and you can buy your tickets online via the link below

https://srfcdirect.com/season-tickets-2023/

Coyne is happy to be back with Rovers this season:

‘’I’m delighted to be signing again with Sligo Rovers.

‘’I’m happy to be getting back into it and I look forward to each training session.

‘’My goals, as with any club, are to just continue to develop and improve and I hope to see the team do well in the League this season.”

Anais was part of the Bit O’ Red team in last weekend’s pre-season friendly against Athlone Town and will travel to take on the Midlanders again tomorrow away from home.

Obituary: Sean Dwyer

Everyone at the club were deeply saddened at the passing of supporter Sean Dwyer yesterday.

Sean was a Season Ticket holder at The Showgrounds for many years as well as being a member of our 500 Club.

A former club committee member and treasurer, Sean rarely missed a Sligo Rovers match and was always a friendly face among fellow Bit O’ Red supporters.

We express our heartfelt sympathies to Sean’s family and friends at this difficult time.

We will remember Sean before tomorrow’s game against Wexford with a moment’s silence.

May he rest in peace

Aoife Brennan returns for 2023 season

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce the re-signing of attacker Aoife Brennan until at least the end of the 2023 SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.

Brennan was a key part of the 2022 squad and won the League’s Goal of the Season award for her fantastic free kick against Treaty United at The Showgrounds.

The experienced forward player was previously with Castlebar Celtic and Galway Womenas well as being part of the IT Sligo (now ATU Sligo) senior women’s squad.

Rovers Manager Steve Feeney is thrilled to have Brennan back this season:

‘’We are delighted to have Aoife back with us this season.

‘’She is a popular member of the squad and brings good experience to the young group we have.

‘’Aoife has fantastic ability and we all saw that last season with her fantastic goals against Treaty United as well as many other moments throughout the year’’.

Brennan and her Bit O’ Red team mates continue pre-season training this evening at The Showgrounds and play Athlone Town in their second pre-season friendly at Athlone Town stadium this Saturday at 2pm.

The Mayo woman is excited for the new campaign:

“I am delighted to get the chance to re-sign with Sligo Rovers for a second season.

‘’Last season, we proved that we are capable of competing in this League and hopefully we can push on this season and improve together as a squad.

‘’I can’t wait for the opening game against Shamrock Rovers. There should be a huge crowd at The Showgrounds cheering us on’’.

2023 Women’s Season Tickets are now available to buy online or in The Showgrounds. You can make sure you don’t miss a kick this season by securing your ticket now for just €50 via the link below

https://srfcdirect.com/season-tickets-2023/

This weekend’s pre-season action

Both our Men’s and Women’s senior teams are in pre-season action this weekend as both teams continue preparations for their opening games of the season against Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds.

On this Friday at 6.30pm at The Showgrounds, our Men’s team host First Division side Wexford.

Gates open from 5.45pm and admission is €10 for Adults and €5 for all other categories.

Tickets for our Shamrock Rovers game are available outside the main turnstiles at the front office window right up to kick off.

Saturday sees two away fixtures take place.

First up, our Women’s team travel to take on Athlone Town away from home with a 2pm kick off at Athlone Town Stadium. Supporters can pay at the gate to attend this fixture.

At the later time of 5pm, John Russell’s Senior Men’s team take on St. Patrick’s Athletic in Inchicore. Tickets are available to Bit O’ Red supporters via the link below:

https://www.stpatsfc.com/presale_tickets.php

Shamrock Rovers Ticket Update

Tickets for our upcoming game against Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds on Saturday February 18th (7.45pm) will go on sale once again this weekend.

Ticket sales will be done as follows:

Friday, February 3rd: 1pm-6.30pm – Outside The Showgrounds main entrance at the front office window

Saturday, February 4th: 10am-4pm – Outside The Showgrounds main entrance at the front office window

Tickets are priced at €20 for Adults, €15 for Seniors, Students and Children over 12 and €5 for Children aged 12 and under.

After this date, remaining tickets may become available online.

An update will follow next Sunday.

Reece Hutchinson joins Bit O’ Red on loan

Sligo Rovers can confirm the signing of left-back Reece Hutchinson on loan until the end of June 2023 from English League One side Cheltenham Town.

Hutchinson (22) is from Birmingham in England and came through the youth ranks of Burton Albion, making 43 appearances in League One as well as a number of cup appearances for the Brewers before moving to Cheltenham Town in 2021.

Bit O’ Red Manager John Russell was on the look out for defensive cover heading into the new SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division season after injuries to Garry Buckley and Garry Boylan and he is happy to secure the signing of Hutchinson today:

‘’I’m delighted to sign Reece on a loan deal until July.

‘’When Gary Boylan suffered his injury, it was important we brought in another full back to add quality and depth to our group.

‘’Reece is an attacking full back who comes to us with a lot of experience at League One level in England.

‘’I know from our conversations he is excited by the challenge ahead and we’re all looking forward to working with him’’.

Rovers take on Wexford at The Showgrounds on Friday evening at 6.30pm and Hutchinson could make his first appearance in from of the supporters in our fifth pre-season friendly.

Gates open at 5.45pm and supporters can pay on the gate on the night.

The defender is delighted to have joined the club today:

‘’I’m really excited to be here. As soon as I heard of an opportunity to come abroad and play in Ireland I wanted to get it done as soon as possible.

‘’I spoke with John and he has big ambitions for the club as well as me for the season ahead.

‘’I want to perform at a high level and this is the perfect platform for me to progress in my career.

‘’I hope to show the fans here what I am all about and bring plenty of success going forward’’.

Hutchinson will wear the number 4 shirt this season and joined his new team mates at training today ahead of two pre-season friendlies at the weekend.

Orna O’ Dowd re-signs for Women’s Senior squad

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of defender Orna O’ Dowd until at least the end of the 2023 SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.

O’ Dowd was a regular starter in the Bit O’ Red team last season and re-signs for the club today as we approach the new season.

The experienced defender played previously with Ballina Town and Conn Rangers in the Mayo league.

Rovers Manager Steve Feeney is thrilled with the latest re-signing:

‘’Orna was brilliant for us last season.

‘’Her leadership qualities on the pitch and defensive ability really stood out and we are delighted we have her available again this season.

‘’She will be a big asset for us moving into the 2023 season and we’re looking forward to working with her again’’.

O’ Dowd and her Bit O’ Red team mates continue pre-season training this evening at The Showgrounds and play Athlone Town in their second pre-season friendly at Athlone Town stadium this Saturday at 2pm.

The Sligo woman is happy to be back at The Showgrounds:

‘’I’m delighted to re-sign with Sligo Rovers for the 2023 season. 

‘’We set the foundation last year but, now we need to build on last season’s results, compete even stronger in the League this year, starting with the first round when we host Shamrock Rovers at home in The Showgrounds“.

2023 Women’s Season Tickets are now available to buy online or in The Showgrounds. You can make sure you don’t miss a kick this season by securing your ticket now for just €50 via the link below

https://srfcdirect.com/season-tickets-2023/

Jodie Loughrey signs for Sligo Rovers Women

We are thrilled to announce the signing of Jodie Loughrey from Donegal Women ahead of the 2023 SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.

Jodie joins her older sister Keri in signing for Steve Feeney’s side today.

The 16-year-old, who is from Buncrana in County Donegal is an Irish International at both Under 16 and 17 level and was voted the country’s Player of The Year last year.

Loughrey was part of the Bit O’ Red side in Saturday’s friendly against Athlone Town at The Sean Fallon Centre.

Manager Steve Feeney is delighted to secure Jodie’s signature:

‘’Jodie is a top talent and another player we have been keen to get in here at Sligo Rovers.

‘’She will add a different dimension to our attack and we are all really excited to watch her this year.

‘’Jodie and her sister are key signings for us and it’s important that we attract players from the Northwest region as a whole, being the only club in the region to have a side playing in the Women’s Premier Division.’’

The talented midfielder could make her competitive debut in our opening fixture against Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds on Saturday, March 4th.

Loughrey is delighted to have signed for Rovers:

‘’I am really excited to be joining the club today. I am looking forward to being involved in the squad as we play in the Women’s Premier Division this season, which was a big attraction for me.

‘’I want to improve as a player and develop and I feel I will be able to do that here at Sligo Rovers.

‘’I am really enjoying training so far and can’t wait to get going’’.

 Next up for Rovers is a trip to Athlone Town on Saturday in our next pre-season friendly.

Keri Loughrey joins Bit O’ Red

Sligo Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of Keri Loughrey from Donegal Women.

Loughrey has been in pre-season training with the rest of the Bit O’ Red squad we they prepare for the season opener against Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds on Saturday March 4th.

The 17-year-old midfielder who is a Republic of Ireland international at both Under 16 and 17 level will be a welcome addition to the squad and Manager Steve Feeney is thrilled to secure his latest signing:

‘’I am delighted to have signed Keri to our squad for 2023.

‘’She is a really exciting young player and one we have been keen to get into the club for a while now and, it is great that she has joined us ahead of the new season.

‘’With all young players, they need some time to progress and develop and we will help her do that and are all excited to have her with us’’.

Keri was part of the side that was defeated 3-1 against Athlone Town on Saturday evening in the side’s first pre-season outing of the year. The two teams meet again this weekend in Athlone.

The young Buncrana native is delighted to have signed for the Bit O’ Red today:

‘’I can’t wait to be playing in the Women’s Premier Division this year with Sligo Rovers.

‘’It is a big step up for me and I want to improve myself and help the team get as many results as we can this season.

‘’This is a good opportunity for me and one I couldn’t turn down, having the chance to play Senior Women’s football with a great club like Sligo Rovers’’.

Women’s Season Tickets are now on sale and with just five weeks to go until the season opener, fans are encouraged to support the team by buying a season ticket for just €50.

Supporters who have a Men’s 2023 season ticket can avail of a special offer which gives them 50% off a Women’s Premier Division Season Ticket. Present your ticket to The Showgrounds to avail of this offer.

Buy: https://srfcdirect.com/season-tickets-2023/