Soccer

  • 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.

     

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    Sligo Rovers goalkeeping coach Rodney Dalzell has resigned 24-hours after being involved in an altercation with fans.

    The club describe his resignation as the admirable course of action.

    Dalzell was seen to confront travelling Sligo fans following yesterday's 2-1 loss to bottom side Bray Wanderers.

     

     

  • Sligo Rovers will host holders Dundalk  in the semi finals of the FAI Cup, following the draw this morning.

    Shamrock Rovers are to take on Crumlin United or Bohemians, who conclude their quarter final next Monday.

    The last four ties will be played on the weekend of September 29th.

    Dundalk remain in the hunt for a domestic treble.

     

     

     

     

  • Sligo Rovers's players have given up a portion of their wages following their recent exit from the FAI Cup.

    The decision to return part of their wages to the club was made following a meeting between first team players, which took place after Saturday's surprise defeat to Longford Town in the first round, knocking them out of the competition at the first hurdle, for the second year running.

    Sligo's vice-captain Rhys McCabe says the squad feel they've let down their supporters and manager Gerard Lyttle.

     

     

     

  • Sligo Rovers have signed American midfielder Will Seymore.

    The 27-year old was most recently with Reno 1868 in the US second tier.

    Prior to that, he was with FC Cincinnati where former Sligo midfielder Richie Ryan was a team-mate.

     

     

  • Sligo Rovers have signed goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney on loan from Chelsea.

    Manager Ger Lyttle says they've signed the 22-year-old to offer competition to Micháel Schlingermann.

    Beeney is the son of former Leeds keeper Mark Beeney who came close to declaring for Ireland before USA 94.

  • Sligo Rovers have added more firepower to their squad on the eve of the new SSE Airtricity Premier Division season.

    They've signed striker Ronan Coughlan from Cork City.

    The Coughlan signing comes as Sligo abandon plans to sign Nigerian striker Brendan Ogbu, as they have been unable to obtain international clearance.

    Sligo begin their season away to double winners Dundalk tomorrow night.

     

     

  • Sligo Rovers are to honour one of their greatest servants as they host a testimonial for the legendary Raffaele Cretaro on Saturday 28th July with a 6pm kick-off in the Showgrounds. The opposition will be a Raffaele Cretaro XI made up of some of the best players that have played alongside the Tubbercurry native over the years. Confirmed so far are Ciaran Kelly, Richard Brush, Jason McGuinness, Romauld Boco, Danny Ventre, Joseph Ndo and Anthony Elding with more names to be announced in the next few weeks.

    The Tubber Tornado is second on the club’s all-time appearance list and is closing in on Tony Fagan’s of league appearances. He is also the second highest goal scorer in the club’s history and one of its most decorated players having won the First Division (2005), the FAI Cup twice (2011 & 2013), the Premier Division (2012) and the Setanta Sports Cup (2014). Tickets are priced at €10 for adults and €5 for students/oap/children. Further details on the game and when and where tickets will be on sale will be announced in due course.

  • Sligo Rovers are the latest League of Ireland club to come under financial pressure.

    They have been left without a home fixture for 11 weeks following the postponement of Sunday's S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division clash with table toppers Dundalk.

    The tie is being rearranged due to the Lilywhites' progress to the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

    The Showgrounds won't host another League match until September and Sligo describe the lack of gate receipts as a clear financial strain.

  • IT Sligo FC first team has won the Rustlers CFAI Plate Final after beating GMIT Galway 3 – 1.

    Michael Guilfoyle from Foxford, Gary Higgins from Ballyhaunis, and Darren Murray from Balla, and the rest of squad were in high spirits after the match which took place yesterday on Tuesday, 06 March.

    The team will also play against Limerick IT in the Rustlers Division 1 Final next Monday, 12 March at the FAI headquarters in Abbottstown, Dublin.

    A win in the upcoming match will see IT Sligo FC return to the College & Universities Football Premier League.

    The team made the Division 1 final after beating Blanchardstown IT 5 – 4 on penalties after a 1 – 1 extra time draw in the semi-final playoff.

    Many of IT Sligo’s players in the squad, including Gary Higgins, are on the Institute’s Sports Scholarship Programme which helps talented student athletes reach their sporting potential.

    Up to 20 new scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year under the scheme and students who are rewarded scholarships receive mentoring support, training guidance and other value-added support.

    The overall aim of the scheme is to recruit, manage and develop players/athletes with exceptional ability to position IT Sligo as a premier centre of sporting performance.

  • Waterford defeated Sligo Rovers 2-0 in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at the Waterford RSC last night.

     It was Waterford's first win at home since May.

  • The sudden death has taken place of Adam Mulchrone, a talented young soccer player from Westport.

    21-year old Adam passed away suddenly at Mayo University Hospital after falling ill.

    He had trained with his team Westport United on Saturday - ahead of a big Connacht Cup game next Sunday.

    Westport United Club Chairman Myles Staunton said they're shocked and deeply saddened to hear news of Adam's death.

    He described him as a key member of the Super League team, and an exciting and skilful player whose talents were recognised recently when he was nominated as Young Player of the Year at the Mayo Football Awards.

    Westport United team manager Padraig Burns said there are no words to describe the devastation and heartbreak in the team.

    He described Adam as a genuine, decent and respectful young man who was loved dearly, and one of the most skilful and accomplished footballers he's had the pleasure of working with.

    Westport United has extended deepest sympathies to Adam's parents Paul and Mary, his brother, sister and extended family.

    Adam Mulchrone's remains will repose at McGings Funeral Home in Westport on Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm.

    Funeral Mass will take place in St Mary's Church, Westport n Thursday at 2pm followed by burial in Aughagower Cemetery.