Player sponsors: Some happy businesses!

This week we have been busy visiting local businesses and Bit O Red supporters delivering their sponsored player’s shirts, as part of the club’s player sponsorship package.

The club wish to thank all its player sponsors from the 2018 season. You’re sponsorship is much appreciated by every player, and the club itself.

Pictured below are is Paul from Thomas Connolly pub in Sligo, who sponsored David Cawley in 2018.

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Mikey Drennan was kindly sponsored by Callan Tansey Solicitors, and pictured below is Caroline & Brian from Callan Tansey receiving Mikey’s match worn shirt.

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Player sponsorship is not only open to businesses, supporters can sponsor their favourite Bit O Red player or member of staff and Rovers fan Andrew Dodd sponsored Rhys McCabe for the season, as seen below.

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To become a player or management team sponsor, you can do so by emailing the club on administrator@sligorovers.com or by telephone on 0719171212.

The cost is €300 and you get the following included in your package:

  • Your name/company name will appear in the match programme every Bit O Red home game.
  • You will receive mentions on the club’s social media pages and club website.
  • You will receive your chosen player’s match worn shirt at the end of the season.

Again, we thank all our sponsors in 2018, and we look forward to working with you again in 2019.

Applications sought for Women’s U17 Head Coach position

Sligo Rovers FC are inviting applicants to express their interest in the role of Head Coach for the Women’s U17 team who will once again participate in the Continental Tyres Women’s U17 National League in 2019.

Through our Women’s Football section, our goal is to be competing at the highest level of women’s football. We will provide a performance centre strategy that encompasses the club wide philosophy for players to develop within a comprehensive and professionalised environment.

The position of Under-17 Women’s Head Coach is key to the ongoing development of our elite underage players and will play a significant role in their development. The position will be on a voluntary basis. The role will provide valuable experience for the successful candidate of working with an elite group of players.

Job Description

  • Help club achieve its vision to ‘Build a brand that is associated with excellence on and off the pitch for women’s football, to be considered as an example of excellence and best practice, and one of the major developer of players within the country at underage, and eventually senior level’.
  • To assemble squad through talent identification for the beginning of the FAI Women’s U17 season in March 2019.
  • The development and nurturing of a pool of elite players to facilitate their current and future success as individuals and as a team.
  • Organise, plan and deliver a suitable player development programme in line with the FAI and Sligo Rovers coaching syllabus.
  • Uphold the clubs code of conduct and implement club’s vision on and off the pitch.
  • Setting high standards for the players both on and off the pitch.
  • Create and maintain appropriate communication with players / parents / clubs / leagues and any stakeholders relevant to the team
  • To work with the media in any area regarding Sligo Rovers FC.
  • Ensure the club adheres to FAI & Women’s National League rules and regulations and competition rules. .
  • To ensure that all delivery satisfies the clubs safeguarding and welfare procedures
  • The successful candidate will report to the Women’s Football committee within the club. The women’s committee includes members of the club management committee and the Head of Youth Development within the club and is governed by the management committee of Sligo Rovers.

Job Specification:

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:

Essential Criteria

  • A current valid UEFA B Licence holder as a minimum.
  • Successful candidate will be subjected to garda vetting clearance.
  • Up to date Safeguarding 1 / Child Welfare Certificate.
  • An ability to produce verbal and written reports.
  • Long-term commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Access to both email and phone.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for coaching and mentoring elite young players and coaches.

Desirable Criteria

  • Administrative and organisational skills.
  • Previous experience of coaching in female game.
  • Coach mentoring experience.

Abilities / Skills / Knowledge:

  • Has the leadership ability to inspire a team to play to their maximum potential.
  • Ability to communicate and implement club’s philosophy as head coach.
  • Empathy with young players with an ability to inspire.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful, strong strategic relationships with players, staff and officials.
  • Understanding of learning, development and high performance with a proven ability to create optimum and challenging learning environments for players.
  • Strong existing relationships within the Women’s football in North-West.
  • Must be available for games / training at weekends and evenings.

To apply for this position please email your CV with a cover letter to Breifne Earley, Secretary, Women’s Football Committee, Sligo Rovers FC at sligoroverswomen@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday, 23rd November 2018.

Shortlisting will apply and candidates will be called for interview shortly after the closing date.

Downloadable / Printable Information: Head Coach – Job Spec

BORST Quiz Night on Nov 23rd

The Bit O’Red Supporters’ Trust are hosting a ‘Football Only’ table quiz later this month.

The event, not to be missed, takes place on Friday, November 23rd at 9pm at the Belfry.

Table of four costs just €20, with proceeds going towards Sligo Rovers.

2019 Season Tickets Launched

Season tickets for 2019 have been finalised, including a new Super Reds offer that is among our best ever and price freezes on all regular priced tickets. A new two adult and two children ticket has also been introduced.

Adults are €220 standard and €300 gold which is reserved seating. Students are €135 and OAP €140. Second level is €70.

The Super Red offer is a ticket for the unchanged price of €50 and the child will receive a complimentary new jersey that will be released for 2019! This is valued at €40 so in effect offering a season ticket for just €10.

All the above are early bird prices and offers are valid until 2pm on Christmas Eve. All categories of season tickets are now on sale in The Showgrounds and will be up until Christmas Eve.

Our club shop will open on Monday December 3rd in Barton Smiths Sligo, which will also sell 2019 season tickets along with a wide range of new Joma leisure wear for the new season ahead.

As always in order to accommodate the Bit O’ Red supporters outside of Sligo Town, the club have adopted outlets to cater for their needs. Season tickets for 2019 can also be bought in the following outlets from this week:

  • Barton Smiths Sligo
  • Collerys Menswear Sligo
  • John Lowe Carrick- On- Shannon
  • Greenan Electric Boyle
  • Gerry Kenny Sport Ballina
  • Collerys Shop Beltra
  • Gillespies Tubbercurry
  • Tanseys Centra Gurteen
  • Lavins Menswear Ballymote
  • Tony Quinn Cliffoney

Season tickets can also be purchased online here. For more information, you can contact the club by emailing administrator@sligorovers.com or Tel 071-9171212.

Last Man Standing – Week 7 Results

With a large number of relative surprises this weekend the numbers remaining in the Last Man Standing competition have been decimated. With 140 players going into the weekend’s action only 24 will progress to Week 8.

Leicester, Arsenal, Chelsea and Bournemouth did the bulk of the damage with West Ham Utd and Watford also gathering a few casualties.

With the international break upon us for the next ten days meaning no premier league fixtures next weekend you can mull a little longer over the decision than usual.

The next closing date is at midnight on Thursday, 22nd November 2018 and submissions may be made via the Last Man Standing page, text / WhatsApp to +35383 4853420 or email to lastmanstanding@sligorovers.com

Remaining Players (24)

PlayerPrevious Teams ChosenWeek 7
Andrew HigginsLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaLiverpool
Barry MulliganLiverpool, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Man City, Man Utd, ChelseaTottenham Hotspur
Dylan LackenLeicester City, Everton, Arsenal, Man City, Bournemouth, ChelseaLiverpool
Francis MahonMan City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham UtdTottenham Hotspur
Gerard O’ConnorLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaLiverpool
Gerry O’ReillyLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Bournemouth, West Ham UtdNewcastle Utd
John HowleyLeicester City, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Watford, ChelseaLiverpool
Lotch LynchLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Watford, ChelseaLiverpool
Mairead DoneganArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Chelsea, Leicester CityLiverpool
Michael MellyLeicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Watford, West Ham UtdLiverpool
Michael RobinsonLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaLiverpool
Mikey DrennanTottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Watford, EvertonLiverpool
Niall McLoughlinArsenal, Wolves, Chelsea, Man City, Watford, Leicester CityLiverpool
Noel McCloatArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Chelsea, Man UtdLiverpool
Patrick ConwayLeicester City, Man City, Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool, ChelseaTottenham Hotspur
Paul CunninghamLiverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Bournemouth, EvertonTottenham Hotspur
Robert SweeneyLeicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Man City, Watford, ChelseaLiverpool
Rory HowardLiverpool, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Watford, Man CityTottenham Hotspur
Seanie McGuireLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Bournemouth, ChelseaLiverpool
Senan KerinsLeicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Man City, Watford, West Ham UtdLiverpool
Shane MurrayLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Watford, West Ham UtdLiverpool
Sharona O’TooleMan City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Liverpool, ChelseaCardiff City
Stephen CrossanLeicester City, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Watford, ChelseaLiverpool
Tommy HigginsLeicester City, Wolves, Arsenal, Everton, Watford, Man CityLiverpool

Players Eliminated in Week 7

PlayerPrevious Teams ChosenWeek 7
Adam WixtedMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester CityArsenal
Alan CunninghamArsenal, Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool, Man CityChelsea
Alan MurphyLiverpool, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Watford, EvertonArsenal
Alan TiernanLiverpool, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Chelsea, West Ham UtdLeicester City
Alastair PriceLiverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham HotspurLeicester City
Andrew DoddTottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man CityBournemouth
Andrew DoddTottenham Hotspur, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool , Watford, Leicester CityChelsea
Andrew RoweLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford , ChelseaLeicester City
Andrew ThorneMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, ChelseaBournemouth
Andy LeggettLiverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leicester CityWest Ham Utd
Austin CawleyLiverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Leicester CityArsenal
Billy HoranLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Breanainn O’NeillLeicester City, Man City, Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Breege ToherMan City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Brendan McIntyre (B)Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, EvertonLeicester City
Brendan SharkeyMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester CityArsenal
Brian BourkeLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaBournemouth
Brian FoxArsenal, Everton, Bournemouth, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Camillus ConboyArsenal, Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Carmel QuinnLiverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Cathal BurnsLiverpool, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Watford, Man CityChelsea
Charlie JonesLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Chris FolliardLiverpool, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Watford, EvertonLeicester City
Ciaran CreeganLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man UtdArsenal
Ciaran HoustonMan City, Wolves, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, West Ham UtdArsenal
Clodagh QuinnLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaBournemouth
Colin BrackenBurnley, Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaLeicester City
Colin FeehilyMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Colin LittleLiverpool, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Chelsea, Man UtdArsenal
Conor O’GradyMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonArsenal
Damien CourtneyArsenal, Everton, Bournemouth, Man City, Brighton & Hove Albion, West Ham UtdLeicester City
Danny O’LearyLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaBournemouth
David CawleyLeicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, EvertonBournemouth
David RobinsonLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
David RoweArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Liverpool, ChelseaLeicester City
Declan BasquilleLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Declan McGuinnMan City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Des KavanaghMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham UtdLeicester City
Dessie McPartlandMan City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bournemouth, Tottenham HotspurBrighton & Hove Albion
Donall JohnstonLiverpool, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Everton, Brighton & Hove Albion, ChelseaLeicester City
Eamon CunninghamArsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Man City, Liverpool, EvertonLeicester City
Eamon HargadonMan City, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaArsenal
Eamonn FinnArsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Man City, Watford, EvertonBournemouth
Eamonn JohnstonLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Man Utd, Huddersfield TownLeicester City
Edel ToherLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Watford, ChelseaArsenal
Edmund LynchLiverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Fergal GillespieArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Ferghal WrayMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, EvertonLeicester City
Fergus LeggettLiverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham UtdBournemouth
Gary LoughlinLiverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield TownLeicester City
Gearóid BradyMan City, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
George & RyanMan City, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaBrighton & Hove Albion
Gerard LyttleMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Liverpool, Watford, EvertonWest Ham Utd
Gerry HigginsArsenal, Bournemouth, Man Utd, Liverpool, Watford, Man CityWest Ham Utd
Gerry RyanTottenham Hotspur, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester CityWest Ham Utd
Hugo McDonaldArsenal, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaLeicester City
Ian RooneyLeicester City, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaArsenal
Jack KeaneyLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, EvertonLeicester City
James HampsonTottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, Cardiff City, Bournemouth, EvertonLeicester City
Jamie McGoldrickMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Liverpool, Watford, EvertonArsenal
Jarlath MulliganArsenal, Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaLeicester City
Jim & Michelle MurrayTottenham Hotspur, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
John HealyArsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, Leicester CityBournemouth
John HeraghtyArsenal, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Bournemouth, ChelseaLeicester City
John O’HaraLeicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Johnny FeeneyLiverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Everton, Chelsea, West Ham UtdArsenal
Karolina SramaMan City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man UtdBrighton & Hove Albion
Katie CunninghamLeicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaBournemouth
Kevin MannionLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Man Utd, ChelseaWatford
Kevin McTernanMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham UtdLeicester City
Laura KennedyLiverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Leroy LenehanLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaArsenal
Mark QuinnMan City, Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Mark RuaneLiverpool, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Man City, Brighton & Hove Albion, EvertonLeicester City
Martin BrackenArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, West Ham UtdChelsea
Martin FoleyArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Liverpool, West Ham UtdWatford
Maureen GilroyLiverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Mel BourkeLeicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Michael ClancyMan City, Wolves, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, EvertonLeicester City
Michael FarrellArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Michael HealyArsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Man City, Liverpool, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Michael McNultyLeicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, Man CityBournemouth
Michael MulvaneyArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Mícheál Ó CearúilMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaArsenal
MoonerLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Nicola HoeyMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, EvertonLeicester City
Oisin HaranLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, EvertonChelsea
Oisin KellyMan City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonWatford
Oli O’TooleLeicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Liverpool, Man CityChelsea
Paddy CumminsLiverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, Leicester CityArsenal
Padraig KennaArsenal, Wolves, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, West Ham UtdLeicester City
Pat MayeArsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth, Everton, Brighton & Hove Albion, Man CityChelsea
Pat MurphyLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham UtdLeicester City
Patrick GilmartinLiverpool, Wolves, Arsenal, Man City, Watford, Leicester CityBournemouth
Paul McManusLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonArsenal
Paul O’ReillyLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man UtdArsenal
Peter O’BrienMan City, Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonArsenal
Philip McLoughlinLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Raff CretaroTottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, EvertonArsenal
Robert FitzpatrickMan City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Man Utd, ChelseaLeicester City
Rory O’ConnorLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonArsenal
Sean DaveyLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Sean McLoughlinTottenham Hotspur, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Watford, Man UtdArsenal
Sean MurphyLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Bournemouth, West Ham UtdLeicester City
Senan QuinnArsenal, Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, EvertonChelsea
Shane WardMan City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, EvertonLeicester City
Terry CoxLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Bournemouth, EvertonLeicester City
Terry HayesLiverpool, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Watford, ChelseaBournemouth
Therese FoleyArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, ChelseaLeicester City
Thomas KerinsArsenal, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Man Utd, ChelseaWest Ham Utd
Thomas McLoughlinMan City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Bournemouth, ChelseaLeicester City
Tom RouseArsenal, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Watford, EvertonBournemouth
Tony McGeeArsenal, Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Liverpool, Man CityBrighton & Hove Albion
Trevor BrennanMan City, Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Watford, Leicester CityWest Ham Utd
Wayne HanneyLeicester City, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Liverpool, EvertonChelsea
Willie JinksArsenal, Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur, Man City, Man Utd, ChelseaLeicester City

Club Collects Commendation Award

The Bit O’ Red were presented with a commendation award yesterday, at the 2018 SEE Airtricity League Club Awards which was held in Dublin.

The award in the category “best match day experience” was collected on behalf of the club by Shane Crossan at the awards ceremony.

Sligo Rovers wishes to thank each and every volunteer within the club who helps out on match days in order to provide the best possible match day experience for our supporters.

This award is a testament to the hard work our volunteers do for every home game in The Showgrounds.

We would like to thank the judging panel for nominating and presenting us with such a prestigious award.

2019 season update

Sligo Rovers wish to update supporters on plans for 2019.

Season tickets:

Season tickets 2019 have been finalised, including a new Super Reds offer that is among our best ever and price freezes on all regular priced tickets. A new two adult and two children ticket has been introduced.

Adults are €220 standard and €300 gold which is reserved seating. Students are €135 and OAP €140. Second level is €70.

The Super Red offer is a ticket for the unchanged price of €50 and the child will receive a complimentary new jersey that will be released for 2019! This is valued at €40 so in effect offering a season ticket for just €10.

These are early bird prices and offers are valid until Christmas Eve. Terms and conditions apply.

The formal launch with all details will take place later this week and they go on sale shortly afterwards.

Merchandise:

Jerseys for 2019 have also been chosen, including a planned early December release.

An announcement will be made shortly in conjunction with our supplier. Merchandise will be on sale online and in our Christmas store in Barton Smith’s which opens Saturday 3rd December.

Squad:

Manager Liam Buckley has told www.sligorovers.com that the 12 days he has been in the role have, as expected, been consumed by squad-building.

Buckley said: “We made initial contact with the players that were here in 2018 when the season ended. It’s a priority to get the players that we want to stay on under contract. That is being worked on.

“Obviously we’re also looking at players from elsewhere. It’s a busy time, every other club is speaking to players and often it’s the same ones other managers are targeting. We’re speaking to players with the view Sligo Rovers is the right place for them to flourish. The committee have given me the budget and we’re going to give it a good go next year to improve the club’s position.”

Buckley, who will speak to Ocean FM, Sligo Champion and Sligo Weekender in a series of interviews to be published from Friday, Tuesday and Thursday week, also spoke about his backroom plans.

“I already have Dave Campbell with me. He works in the area of helping identify players and opposition analysis. Between Dave and I we have a good idea of the players we want to bring here and knowledge of the current squad.

“In terms of a backroom, I’ve met with some of the underage staff on working with them which is important. I’ll be discussing the overall coaching staff when there’s finalised news.”

More will be published on www.sligorovers.com as it happens

Willie Bradley RIP

Sligo Rovers would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the late Willie Bradley who passed away.

Willie scored a total of 26 goals for the club during his 195 appearances between 1949 and 1962.

Our thoughts are with the Bradley family at this sad time.