Sligo Rovers

  •  Sligo Rovers FC has secured a new sponsor-Avantcard.

    North West based lender, Avantcard will be the club's main shirt sponsor for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

    The two year programme will see the Avantcard logo appear on the men's senior home and away jerseys, along with branded signage throughout the Showgrounds.

    The new partnership has been hailed as a significant boost for Sligo Rovers.

  • Sligo Rovers have beaten UCD 3-1 at the Bowl to make the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup.

    Kyle Callan-McFadden, Ronan Coughlan and Mayo man Jesse Devers all found the back of the net for the visitors.

  • Former Mayo GAA minor star Gary Boylan has signed for Cork City.

    The 22-year-old Belmullet man joins City from Sligo Rovers, a club with which he made 100 appearances.

    He is expected to be back to full fitness before the start of the 2019 League of Ireland season after being out of action through injury.

    Boylan started his career with Iorras Aontaithe.

  • There's a Munster derby in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this afternoon.

    Waterford welcome basement side Cork to the R-S-C for a 2pm kick-off.

    Shelbourne will move into the top-four if they win at Sligo this evening.

    Elsewhere, Galway United travel to Cobh Ramblers this evening in the First Division at 7pm.

  • Bohemians will look to end a run of back-to-back defeats in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division tonight when they travel to Sligo Rovers.

    Before that, Derry City take on St. Pat's.

    Elsewhere, in the First Division Galway United return to league action at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight when the Tribesmen welcome Wexford FC to the west. Kick-off: 7.45pm.

    John Caulfield's side grabbed their first home win of the season against Shamrock Rovers II last week with a hard-fought 2-1 win.

  • Under 19 manger Brian Dorrian will take charge of Sligo Rovers for the rest of the season.

    It follows the news that Ger Lyttle's contract will not be renewed.

    Dorrian will lead the team for the final nine days of this year's S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division, which includes games against Dundalk, Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers.


  • Raffaele Cretaro has played his final game for Sligo Rovers.

    The 37-year old striker has spent 17-seasons at the Showgrounds between his two spells in Sligo.

    Cretaro helped Sligo win the FAI Cup in two seasons either side of their 2012 Premier Division triumph.

    He's indicated he wants to continue playing after leaving the Bit-O-Red.




  • In the SSE Airtricity League, Sligo Rovers will look to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Derry City when they host Bohemians tonight, in the Showgrounds, at eight o’clock.

    Currently sixth in the top flight, the clash with Bohs has been set us as a season defining match for Liam Buckley’s side.

    There’s a question over the fitness of Ronan Murray and Johnny Dunleavy for the home side, while Niall Morahan returns from international duty and new signing Niall Watson has also received clearance. 

    In the First Division, Galway United travel to Longford town at half past seven.

    Despite being facing relegation, Galway drew against promotion-chasing Bray Wanderers last Friday 2-2.

    Alan Murphy's coming side will look to make a big push to carry into next season, as their under 17s and 19s consolidate places.

  • Darragh Healy has been appointed manager of the Sligo Rovers Under 19 Women’s National League team.

    The Ballisodare native takes over from the outgoing Danny O’Leary who was in charge for the formation of the side.

    Darragh brings with him a wealth of experience, thanks to his involvement in football in the community and has been kit and equipment manager in the first-team foe two years.

    He was a member of the coaching staff with the Rovers Under 19s, and headed the Rovers primary school programme, which involves visiting schools, coaching and delivering workshops.

    He has also served as head-coach of IT Sligo women’s team, and also assistant coach of the IT Sligo men’s A team.

    Sligo Rovers head of academy Conor O’Grady said: “Darragh was a very deserving choice for this position.

    “He has done a wealth of coaching in Sligo and within Sligo Rovers and he will know exactly what is needed as the Under-19 women begin their first ever season.

    “Darragh will continue his other roles within the club in which he had gained even more experience. We’ll be supporting him as much as we can, and Scott Lynch will be added to Darragh’s backroom team as he is someone we believe can progress up the ladder here.”

  • Former Castlebar Celtic player Darragh Reilly was on the score sheet for Sligo Rovers this afternoon in the U17 League.

    Ryan Casey’s side drew 1 apiece with Derry City.

  • Republic of Ireland Under-17 Head Coach Colin O’Brien has named a 20-man squad for two fixtures against Russia in Spain.
    The games, which are all part of the Under-17s preparations for qualifiers for the UEFA European Under-17 Championships, will see Ireland face Russia on Friday, September 6th and Monday, September 9th.
    They will take on Andorra, Montenegro and Israel in the qualifiers in November.
    Sixteen players from seven SSE Airtricity League clubs make up Colin O’Brien’s first squad for the new season.

    Former Castlebar Celtic player Darragh Reilly who now plays for St. Patrick’s Athletic is included in the squad along with Kailin Barlow from Sligo Rovers.

  • The Republic of Ireland Under-15 squad has been selected for an upcoming International Tournament in Spain.

    Darragh Reilly of Sligo Rovers is included in the Irish squad, which will play Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary over the space of 5 days in late January and early February.


  • Darragh Reilly of Sligo Rovers has been included in the Republic of Ireland U15 Squad for two upcoming international friendlies away to Poland next month.

    The squad meet this weekend for a three-day training camp in Co. Meath.

  • Sligo Rovers midfielder David Cawley has agreed a new two-year contract extension with the club.

    The 29-year-old Ballina native, is now in his eighth season with the club over two different spells.

    Cawley joins Sligo's John Mahon and Leitrim’s Niall Morahan in committing their immediate futures to Rovers next season.

  • Tributes have been paid today following the death of former Sligo Rovers and Celtic footballer Pat McCluskey at the age of 68.

    The Scottish footballer was a member of the Sligo Rovers team that reached the 1970 FAI Cup Final  -the club's first for 30 years.

    He began his professional career with Celtic in 1970, and went on loan that first season to Sligo Rovers.

    He also played 191 times for Celtic.

    The club says their thoughts and prayers are with Pat's family and friends at this sad time.


  • Sligo Rovers suffered a disappointing 3 nil defeat at the hands of Cork City tonight in the Premier Division.

    The result leaves Rovers sitting second from bottom.

    Meanwhile, Galway United also recorded a loss tonight as Longford defeated the Tribesmen by a goal to nil at Eamon Deacy Park to move to second in the First Division.

  • Declan Devine has left his position as Derry City manager.

    The club say his departure is "by mutual consent" - with the club currently propping up the Airtricity League Premier Division.

    Derry have failed to win any of their six games so far this season and the Candystripes have wished Devine well for the future.

    Derry face a difficult trip to the Showgrounds on Saturday evening to take on Sligo Rovers.

  • The FAI Cup quarter-final between Sligo Rovers and Derry City has been postponed for a second time.

    It's after another outbreak of Covid-19 within the Candystripes camp.

    The match will now take place on Wednesday next week at 7.30pm.

    The ties involving Finn Harps and Shamrock Rovers at Finn Park and Bohemians and Dundalk at Dalymount Park are taking place this Friday.

  • The FAI Cup semi-final draw has been made, with holders Shamrock Rovers facing the winners of Sligo Rovers v Derry City if they can get past Finn Harps in two weeks' time.

    The winners of Athlone Town v Shelbourne will welcome either Bohemians or Dundalk in the other semi.

  • EirSport are set to roll out a number of classic matches from the Setanta Sports Cup to keep SSE Airtricity League fans entertained.

    With SSE Airtricity League football postponed until June due to the COVID-19 crisis, eirSport have made a number of classic matches available in their schedule.

    Among the pick of the games being shown on Sunday is the 2014 final between Sligo Rovers and Dundalk.

    Full eirSport schedule - Classic Setanta Cup Finals


    Monday, March 23 - Linfield v Shelbourne, 8.30pm

    Tuesday, March 24 - Drogheda United v Cork City, 8.30pm

    Wednesday, March 25 - Linfield v Drogheda United, 8.30pm

    Thursday, March 26 - Cork City v Glentoran, 8.30pm

    Friday, March 27 - Bohemians v St. Patrick's Athletic, 8.30pm

    Saturday, March 28

    Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk, 7.30pm

    Crusaders v Derry City, 9.15pm

    Sunday, March 29

    Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda United, 7.30pm

    Sligo Rovers v Dundalk, 9.15pm