Sligo Rovers

  • Former Westport United manager John Russell has signed a new one-year contract to remain on as player/assistant manager at Sligo Rovers.

    The midfielder played 10 times for the Bit O'Red last term and manager Liam Buckley says it was a "no brainer" to offer him a new deal.

    Buckley added that Russell has become a key member of his coaching team.

  • 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.

  • Former Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Ciaran Kelly joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport today.

    The Mayo native is based in Qatar since 2017 and is head coach of a youth academy in a country undergoing a football revolution.


  • 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 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). 

  • Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-17 Head Coach James Scott has announced a 20-player squad for the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship Qualifying Round in Lithuania.
    The Girls in Green will take on Albania on Tuesday, Lithuania on Friday, and Greece Monday, September 16th as part of the first round of qualifying as they look to take a step closer to next year’s tournament in Scotland.

    There are a number of girls from Connacht included in the squad.

    Three players from Galway Women’s FC are included.

    They are Kate Slevin, Therese Kinnevey, and Shauna Brennan.

    Muireann Devaney and Kate O’Dowd from Sligo Rovers are also both included in the squad.

  • 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.

  • Sligo Rovers and Bohemians shared the spoils as they played out a 1-1 draw in the Showgrounds lastnight.

    Galway United suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Longford Town in the League of Ireland First Division, continuing their poor run of form at the bottom end of the second tier.

  • Striker Ronan Murray has left Dundalk to join Sligo Rovers.

    Murray has signed a two-year deal at the Showgrounds.

    Meanwhile, Regan Donelon and Kyle Callan-McFadden are the latest players to commit to Sligo for the coming season.



  • Sligo Rovers honorary treasurer David Rowe believes that the all-island league proposal from Kieran Lucid is a "very intelligent proposition".

    Rowe was in attendance with Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty at the National League strategic planning weekend hosted by the FAI in Abbotstown where the future of the domestic league was top of the agenda.

    Lucid has developed a proposal to bring the two leagues, north and south of the border, together into a 14-team Premiership, complemented by two regional Championship leagues, running as an independent entity, yet with the approval of the two football associations on the island.

    The proposition has been welcomed by clubs in the IFA in Northern Ireland.

  • Sligo Rovers make the journey to the Ryan McBride Brandywell as they take on Derry City in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this evening.

    Sligo Boss Liam Buckley believes despite City’s track record his side can compete with any team in the league.

    Buckley says that he would like to go up to (Derry) and show a bit more of what his side can do and get the result.

    Elsewhere in Division One Galway United host Bray in Eammon Deacy Park.

    United will look to convert more of their goal chances after poor finishing in front of goals last week against Wexford.

    Both of those games kick-off at 7:45.

  • Sligo Rovers suffered a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Derry in the Ulster team’s home ground last night.

    After a delayed start due to a floodlight failure, Derry City were able to keep their hopes for European qualification alive.

    For Rovers it’s a disappointing defeat as they now look ahead to Bohemains next weekend.

    Derry City: P. Cherrie; J. McDonagh, D. Cole, A. Gilchrist, C. Coll; C. Harkin, G. Bruna, G. Sloggett (M. McCrudden 81), J. Ogedi-Uzokwe (D. McCauley 74); C. Davis (J. Malone 62); D. Parkhouse; Subs Not Used – N. Gartside, M. McChrystal, E. Stokes, J. Parke.

    Sligo Rovers: E. McGinty; J. Mahon, J. Dunleavy, K. Callan-McFadden, D. Kane; R. Murray (R. Donelon 73), D. Fordyce, S. Warde (K. Twardek 58), L. Banks; R. Coughlan, R. Parkes; Subs Not Used – L. Nicholas, B. Morley, L. Kerrigan, R. Smith, S. Lynch.

    Referee – Damien MacGraith.

  • Sligo Rovers have signed 20-year-old midfielder Sam Warde on loan from Colchester United until the end of June.

    The Limerick-native has been a regular with the League Two side's under-23 team this season.

    Warde says he's 'itching for an opportunity' for first-team football with the Bit o'Red and feels he needs to be 'playing regularly' for his development.

  • SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions Dundalk will be aiming to get their season back on track tonight,

    After back to back defeats, they host second place Bohemians, with a 7.45 kickoff at Oriel Park.

    At the same time, third place Derry travel to St Pats, Sligo Rovers host Waterford, with both sitting just above the relegation zone.

    Cork City take on UCD, looking to end a three game winless run in the league.

  • SSE Airtricity League Premier Division leaders Dundalk are away to Waterford this evening.

    Second placed Shamrock Rovers host St Patrick's Athletic at Tallaght Stadium.

    Elsewhere it's Cork City versus Finn Harps.

    Derry City to take on Bohemians, and it's UCD up against Sligo Rovers.

  • In the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division last night, Sligo Rovers and Bohemians drew 1-1 at the Showgrounds.

    Elsewhere, Bray Wanderers have recorded their first win since July.

    A John Sullivan goal five minutes into added time handed the Seagull's a 2-1 victory over Derry City at the Carlisle Grounds.


  • SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

    Waterford 3-3 Sligo Rovers

  • Sligo Rovers await the winners of tonight's E-A Sports Cup last 16 encounter between Cork City and Waterford at the R-S-C.

    It will be the third time the Munster rivals have met this season.

    The Leesiders had a 2-nil home victory when the sides met in the Premier Division in February.

    Four players were dismissed and both managers were sent from the dugouts when Waterford won 2-1 at the R-S-C earlier this month.

    Kick off on Suirside is at 7.45.