Sligo Rovers

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that all games scheduled to take place in the SSE Airtricity League this weekend have been postponed.

    Following a detailed monitoring process, where the FAI worked closely with all clubs, it was decided to postpone all games in the Premier and First Divisions due to current severe weather conditions and future forecasts from Met Eireann.

    Below is a list of rescheduled fixtures with kick-off times to be confirmed:

    SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
    Bray Wanderers v Waterford - Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
    Cork City v Bohemians - Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
    Derry City v Dundalk - Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
    Limerick v Shamrock Rovers - Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
    St Patrick's Athletic v Sligo Rovers - Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
    Limerick v Cork City - Changed from Saturday, March 17 to Friday, March 16
    Limerick v Waterford - Changed from Saturday, March 31 to Friday, March 30

    SSE Airtricity League First Division
    Athlone Town v Cabinteely - Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
    Wexford v UCD - Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
    Cobh Ramblers v Galway United - Fixture to be rescheduled at a later date
    Finn Harps v Longford Town - Fixture to be rescheduled at a later date
    Shelbourne v Drogheda United - Fixture to be rescheduled at a later date

  • The draw for the first round of the FAI Cup was revealed yesterday as Galway United takes on Collinstown while Sligo rovers face Glebe North in round one of the FAI Cup.

    The two Western sides will both face Dublin opposition in the first round of the competition.

    Galway United face the South Dublin Collinstown side in the first round of the FAI Cup, while Sligo Rovers do battle with Balbriggan side, Glebe North.

    Matches will be played on the weekend of the 11th of August.

  • All dates, kick-off times and locations have now been confirmed for the first round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup first round which will take place across Friday, August 9th to Sunday, August 11th.

    Friday, August 9th

    Glebe North v Sligo Rovers, Market Green, Balbriggan 7.45pm

     

    Sunday, August 11th

    Collinstown v Galway United, Home Farm FC, Whitehall, 2pm

  • In the FAI Cup second round Sligo Rover will face Limerick, while Galway United do battle with Cork City

     

    Holders Dundalk will travel to Derry City as they look to do the double.

     

    All fixtures will be played on Sunday, August 25 with dates and kick-off times set to be confirmed at a later date.

     

  • For two international friendly games in Czech Republic next week, Republic of Ireland Under-15 Head Coach Jason Donohue has placed his trust largely in players attached to SSE Airtricity League clubs.

    Fifteen of the 18-player squad ply their trade for home-based clubs with Bohemians, Bray Wanderers, Finn Harps, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, St Patrick's Athletic, and Wexford all represented.

    With the SSE Airtricity Under-15 League having gotten underway in recent weeks, the double-header for will act as a test for Donohoe's group who have already played five games so far this year, including two friendlies against Cyprus earlier this month.

    The team play their first match against Czech Republic on April 2.

    Republic of Ireland Under-15 squad
    Goalkeepers: Aaron Maguire (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Ross (Bray Wanderers)
    Defenders: Tommy Fogarty (Birmingham City), Aaron O'Reilly (St Patrick's Athletic), John Ryan, Ben Curtis (Shamrock Rovers), Sean Grehan (Bohemians), Darragh Reilly (Sligo Rovers) formerly Castlebar Celtic
    Midfielders: Sean Fitzpatrick (Wexford), Luke McGlynn (Finn Harps), Glory Nzingo (St Patrick's Athletic), Edwin Agabje (Shamrock Rovers), Jamie Mullins, Cian Kelly (Bohemians), Conor Barrett (Birmingham City)
    Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Bohemians), Michael Leddy (Shamrock Rovers), Ben Quinn (St Patrick's Athletic)

     

  • Former Castlebar Celtic player Darragh Reilly has been included in the Republic of Ireland U16 squad ahead of friendlies against Denmark and England next week.

    The defender who is now with Sligo Rovers is part of the 20-man squad.

    Eighteen players from six SSE Airtricity League clubs make up the squad.

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    Ger Lyttle has departed as Sligo Rovers manager.

    The club have opted not to renew his contract, and will install an interim boss for their final three games of the season.

    Sligo are 8th with three games remaining of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division, but have avoided the relegation playoff.

     

     

  • John Russell, manager of the Westport United Super League team, has been appointed the Assistant Manager of Sligo Rovers for the forthcoming season.

    John will be taking up his new post in January as number two to Liam Buckley.

    Chairman of Westport United Myles Staunton has thanked Mr Russell for his commitment to the club, and wished him well in his new role with Sligo Rovers.

     

  • Cork City continued their winning start to the new SSE Airtricity Premier Division season last night.

    A Graham Cummins hat-trick eased John Caulfield's side to a 4-1 win away to Sligo Rovers.

    The hosts ended that game with ten men following the dismissal of Rhys McCabe.

    Shamrock Rovers picked up a first win of the season and in emphatic style with a 6-0 win over Bray Wanderers in Tallaght.

    Brandon Miele bagged a brace for the Hoops in that one.

    While Waterford are up to second in the embryonic table courtesy of a 2-nil win at home to St. Pat's.

    Tonight, Derry City will look to end a run of back-to-back defeats when they travel to Dalymount to face unbeaten Bohemians.

    While Dundalk are another side awaiting their first win of the campaign, and Stephen Kenny's side welcome Limerick to Oriel Park this evening.

  • Liam Buckley has been confirmed as the new manager of Sligo Rovers.

    The former St. Pat's boss takes over from Ger Lyttle, who departed the Showgrounds in recent weeks.

    Sligo go into tonight's final SSE Airtricity Premier Division round of matches in 8th position following a disappointing season.

    Sligo entertain Shamrock Rovers on the final night of top flight action tonight.

  • In the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tonight, leaders Dundalk welcome Finn Harps to Oriel Park for an 8pm start.

    The other matches begin at 7.45.

    Shamrock Rovers, who lie second, are away to Derry City.

    Bohemians host UCD at Dalymount Park,

    It's St Patrick's Athletic to take on Sligo Rovers at Richmond Park,

    And Waterford go head to head with Cork City at the RSC.

  • Niall Morahan has signed a new contract with Sligo Rovers as he becomes the first recipient of the new IT Sligo Scholarship programme with the club.

     

    The Republic of Ireland Under-19 international has penned a deal until the end of 2021 season and will begin his IT Sligo course in September.  Niall will be undertaking a business degree.

     

    As part of an agreement, two scholarships are co-funded annually by IT Sligo and Rovers. Niall is the first recipient.

  • Sligo Rovers have been advised that no tickets will be on sale on the gate for their EXTRA.ie FAI Cup match against Glebe North at 745 tomorrow.

    There are a number of ticket outlets where tickets will be available between now and kick off, on a first come, first served basis.

    The outlets are as follows:

    Supervalu, Balbriggan

    The harvest Bar, Balbriggan

    Pappagilanos (beside harbour), Balbriggan.

    It has been advised that all supporters purchase their tickets as early as possible on the night to avoid disappointment.

    Rovers have a limited number of tickets available for the clash, which can be obtained at the Showgrounds office by noon tomorrow (Friday). 

  • Sligo Rovers U17 girls overcame Peamount United 3-2 at the weekend.

    This was the first time in Sligo Rovers 90 year history that the club fielded a women’s team in a National League.

    There were a number of Mayo players involved including Emer O’Neil, Kelsey Munroe, Ava Keane, and Abbiegayle Ronayne.