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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • 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 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

  • The FAI Cup quarter final draw reveals the opponents for Sligo Rovers and Galway United.

    Galway host Shamrock Rovers at home while UCD face off against Sligo Rovers.

    All the big teams will not face each other until the semi finals should they get past their quarter-final opponents.

    The FAI Cup quarter final draw is

    Galway United v Shamrock Rovers

    Sligo Rovers v UCD

    Waterford v Dundalk

    Crumlin v Bohemians

  • 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.

  • Ian Baraclough is set to become the new Northern Ireland manager.

    The former Sligo Rovers boss has reportedly been offered the job ahead of their Euro 2020 playoff semi-final against Bosnia this autumn.

    Baraclough is the current manager of Northern Ireland's under-21s and his first games as senior boss would be against Romania and Norway in the Nations League.

  • Galway United has signed Dunmore native Mikey Place.


    The 21-year-old makes the move to Eamonn Deacy Park after a two year spell with Finn Harps.


    The former Sligo Rovers and Derry City attacker fired Finn Harps to promotion in the 2018 season, topping the goalscoring charts at Finn Park with 10 goals.


    Place also played his part in helping Finn Harps to retain their Premier Division status last season, scoring goals in vital wins against Waterford FC.

  • Tonight's SSE Airtricity First Division meeting of Galway United and Athlone has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

    The games involving Cabinteely and Bray, and Wexford and UCD go ahead.

    Sligo's Premier Division meeting with St. Pat's has gotten the go-ahead following a pitch inspection at the Showgrounds.

    Shamrock Rovers welcome Cork to Tallaght.

    Derry City entertain Finn Harps.

    Shelbourne face champions Dundalk

    While Bohemians are away to Waterford.


    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.