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Champions Sligo Rovers produced a workmanlike display to deservedly claim all three points with a 1-0 win at Derry City.Striker Anthony Elding's first half goal was enough for Ian Baraclough's men, who in truth never came under too much pressure until Derry brought on Michael Rafter. The Candy Stripes were dealt a massive blow just before kick-off with the news that fans’ favourite Stewart Greacen would be out of action for a...
Sligo Rovers meet Derry City in their first Airtricity Premier Division game of the season on Friday night in The Brandywell.The Bit o’ Red face a first match of the league title defence against the 2012 FAI Cup winners.Danny North and Aaron Greene will be absent for Rovers. North is recovering from a serious knee ligament injury from last July while Greene picked up a minor ankle knock in the 5-0 win in the Setanta Cup against Glentoran...
The Opposition: Derry City Derry finished last season in fifth position, their lowest finish in the Premier Division since 2007 though they did win their fifth FAI Cup. They lost former Rovers loanee and top scorer David McDaid in the off-season as well as the next highest scorer in Stephen McLaughlin. Apart from those two only two players, Rory Patterson (6) and Patrick McEleney (3), scored more than one league goal.They scored a total of 17...
Ian Baraclough was thrilled with the start made by Sligo Rovers as they took a commanding 5-0 lead into the return leg of the Setanta Cup tie with Glentoran.The Bit o’ Red made a lightning opening to the season as they demolished the Northern Irish side in The Showgrounds on Monday night.  “It wasn’t a bad first half was it. I think we were held bent on flying out of the traps. I think Glentoran are just over halfway...
Midfielder Kieran Djilali has signed for Sligo Rovers, the club can confirm. The former Crystal Palace, Portsmouth and AFC Wimbledon winger joins on a one-year-deal with an option for a further year.Djilali has already featured in a friendly match for Rovers against Castlebar Celtic and joins ahead of this Friday’s Airtricity League match with Derry City.Speaking at Monday night’s Setanta Cup quarter-final first leg match with...
Sligo Rovers were 5-0 winners against Glentoran on Monday in the Setanta Cup quarter-final first leg match in The Showgrounds.Lee Lynch scored a double while Anthony Elding and Evan McMillan notched their first goals for the club on their debut. Ryan Connolly also netted for Rovers for the first time.The Bit o' Red came alive inside two minutes with Lynch receiving the ball on the back of a tremendous knockdown by Elding to...
Joseph Ndo hopes the spirit created in the Sligo Rovers camp is maintained in the long-term as he gets set to begin a fourth season with the club. The former Cameroon international has won honours every year since joining Rovers in 2010 and as the curtain comes up on this new season, he thinks the squad needs to be prepared for the entire campaign and not just the first stages of the coming year. He said: “...
Competitive football returns to The Showgrounds on Monday night as Sligo Rovers take on Premiership side Glentoran in the first leg of our Setanta Cup quarter final.The Bit o' Red go into the game on the back of an impressive pre-season campaign which saw them score 23 goals in six games while only conceding twice.Glentoran are also enjoying a purple patch having won four of their last five games in all competitions and are unbeaten in eight...
 Sligo Rovers in the Setanta Sports Cup This will be Rovers fourth consecutive appearance in the competition. The first appearance seen Rovers top their group, which contained Cliftonville and Cork City, before being knocked out in the semi-finals by St. Patrick's Athletic 6-2 on aggregate. Rovers entered the following season at the quarter-final stage where a 3-0 home win and a 2-0 away win over Portadown seen Rovers through...
Marty Owens has signed a new contract with Sligo Rovers to secure his future with the Bit o’ Red.The 20-year-old defender played underage football for his home club Charlestown Athletic before signing for Sligo Rovers under-19s and then becoming part of the senior squad last season. He made his league debut for Rovers in a 3-0 win over Dundalk in The Showgrounds last March and also featured in the final two matches of the season.Owens said...

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