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 Sligo Rovers wish to pass on our sympathies to the family of our former assistant manager Bobby Toland at the age of 87.  Bobby served as assistant manager to Patsy McGowan at The Showgrounds in the 1980s, including during the run to the FAI Cup final in 1981. May he rest in peace. 
Sligo Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle said Monday night’s friendly with Linfield was a very useful evaluation as part of pre-season and is preparing to add more games to the schedule to gain further insight into his players.Rovers lost 6-3 in the game in Belfast as an experimental formation in the opening 45 minutes led to the concession of five goals, and set-pieces contributed to most of those, including two direct free-kicks.Lyttle said:...
The Up The Bit o' Red campaign has raised almost €5,000 in the first few days of the project. The group of Rovers fans, in conjunction with the committee, started the project last Thursday, aimed at putting the club on a stronger footing.   The first donators are listed at the bottom of the page, with the group describing it as "a fantastic response" and are hopeful it growing in the coming days and weeks....
Sligo Rovers continued their pre-season with a defeat to Linfield in Belfast this evening

Adam Morgan scored twice but Rovers were beaten 6-3 by the sharper Blues.

Five goals in the first half helped Linfield to the win, while two trialists featured for Gerard Lyttle's men.

An experimental formation was used with Kyle Callan-McFadden, Seamus Sharkey and John Mahon forming a three man central defence, while Ed McGinty made a first...
Open trials for our U19 team will take place on Tuesday January 23rd & Thursday January 25th at 7.30pm on both nights.

Anybody interested in the trials must arrive to the Showgrounds by 7pm on both nights and must be born in the year 1999 or 2000.

Players must bring their own training gear which must be suitable for the Astro pitch.

For more information, you can contact the offices in the Showgrounds on 071-9171212.
One weekday evening before Christmas, out of the blue, in Alfie Mahon’s barber shop, Seanie Mulligan asked the question ‘what was the best save you’ve ever seen?’He quickly made known his own choice - ‘Dinny Lowry from Davey Pugh in the 1970 Cup Final.’Memory instantly transported us back 47 years. The semi-final saga against Cork Hibs and then the final and the heartache against Bohs, three matches, all on...
The #bitored have added an additional friendly as well as further details for our pre-season schedule ahead of the big kick-off on 17 February against Limerick in The Showgrounds.This Monday’s away friendly with Linfield will be played behind closed doors. A report will follow on the website after the game.Rovers will take on the Mayo League in Solar 21 Park (Milebush) in Castlebar on Saturday 20  Janaury in a 2pm kick-off.The fixture...
Sligo Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle has hailed Adam Morgan as a “massive” signing for the #bitored after the striker put pen to paper for the 2018 season this evening, subject to international clearance. The 23-year-old began his career at Liverpool where he played senior matches in the Europa League and their pre-season US tour before moving to Yeovil Town.SIGNING: A new number 9 arrived at The Showgrounds today. And what a signing...
 Preparations are already well underway at The Showgrounds as the squad is added to for the new season  The squad is taking shape already including all three nominees for last year's Player of the Year signed up and four new additions.  This year there is more reasons than ever to be a part of The Bit o’Red.   To purchase tickets, visit here or e-mail [email protected] for concessions...
Sligo Rovers can confirm Kevin Deery has signed a one-year contract to continue as assistant manager to Gerard Lyttle for the 2018 season. The 33-year-old joined the club in September as an addition to Lyttle’s backroom team when previous assistant manager Ryan Casey was unable to stay on due to work commitments. Deery previously spent two seasons as manager of Institute, leading them to successive promotion play-off matches and...

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