Sligo Rovers Under-15s will travel to Germany this week for two high-quality fixtures.
Rovers will travel to Nuremberg to play the first choice selections of FC Nurnberg and Greuther Fürth, with the latter a leading club for academy players that has produced a host of stars.
The team will travel with coaches Conor O’Grady, Marcel Gordon. Paul Masterson and Alan Farry along with a number of parents.
The Rovers team will be hosted by Aubrey Dolan, former Sligo Rovers player, who is Category Manager for Football with Adidas and will give the young Rovers players a tour of Addias headquarters as well as bringing them to a Nurnberg senior league game.
Sligo native Tom Carty is proprietor of two premises in Nuremberg, O’Shea’s and Finnegans, and will provide meals for the team in the city as he supports his hometown club.
A number of sponsors have helped fund the cost of the trip.
- Kilglass/Enniscrone Utd
- Cllr Rosealeen O’Grady,
- Anthony Gray – Eala Bhan
- Muddy Burns
- Moy Transport
- Financial Control.
Sligo Rovers Under-15 manager Conor O’Grady said: “This will be an experience that will stand to the players and one they will always look back upon fondly.
“Last year we had games away to Derby County and it was a major help in the development of the players.
“It showed them how good they are and the level they are at. It gave them self-belief and confidence and rewarded their hard work all year.
“The experience of a trip away together is also invaluable and thanks to Aubrey and Tom they will be treated very well off the field as well.
“I want to offer my gratitude to them, the sponsors and the parents for facilitating the weekend.
“We’re going over to test ourselves against these sides and the games are going to be very well contested.”