Stories from the Wall – New York Bit O’Red state of mind

Two families with very similar tales are our Stories from the Wall this week and share a strong Sligo name.

To date, 210 tiles have been sold for the new wall with the deadline this Friday to buy one to be erected in time for the new season.

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The Kearins family in New York sent a video this week telling the story of how their grandfather is part of Sligo Rovers folklore and will be remembered on the Wall.

Laura Kearins, who is based in the Bronx, has helped carry on the tradition of supporting the club from her father Tony Kearins and grandfather Michael Kearins.

Michael remortgaged his home during a difficult time for the club early in its history in order for it to survive and to celebrate their great commitment to Rovers, they have bought several tiles.

Tony, Lena, Leo, Nancy, Debra, Michael, Brenda, Tara, Oisin, Ansela, Nan, Tess, Mickey, Julia and Theresa have bought seven tiles between them.

Brenda and Alan Kearins are among our most dedicated supporters here in Sligo as part of the Bit O’ Red Supporters Trust.

As Laura said in a video recorded at her residence in the Bronx: “I’m asking for everyone to support the Bit O’Red and buy a tile at The Showgrounds as most of us Kearins’ have already done here in New York and Sligo. The Kearins family will be reunited at The Showgrounds through the Bit O’ Red Wall.”

The Kearins family are part of the history of our club.

There is another Kerins Family who have purchased three tiles and reside in New York, although no relation.

Donie Kerins made the purchase on behalf of his late brother Tom and father Tommy who supported Rovers all his life.

The family originally had connections in Grange and lived on the Mall. Donie’s mother still lives in Sligo.

The message from Donie has the family name with messages on each tile

Bit O’ Red Forever

Rovers Forever.

(Click here to buy a tile)