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Super six success for Sligo's Brady and Feeney

Although the golf had to be put on ice following a 45-minute frost delay at The Heath, the rapid foursomes format more than made up for the slow start at the Irish Student Sixes Tournament.

The first tournament of its kind for amateur golfers in Ireland, Maynooth University duo David Brady and Cian Feeney took first prize thanks to a top score of 15 gross stableford points over the final six holes. And the new-look competition met with warm support from the players.

The pair are Junior Members in Rosses Point and are from Ballincar and Cregg respectively.


Gaelic, soccer teams lose league ties

LEAGUE LOSSES were the order of the day for Sligo Rovers and the Sligo GAA senior team over the weekend.

Sligo Rovers opened their 2028 SSE Airtricity League campaign on Saturday night with a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Limerick.

Sligo County Council Chair Seamus Kilgannon attended to mark the club’s 3,000 game.

Appropriate enough, the attendance on the night was 3,056 — boosted by a contingent of away supporters.

Meanwhile, Sligo lost by 0-13 to 0-8 to Fermanagh in an error-strewn League Division Three fixture at Markievicz Park yesterday.

Recent Deaths

Sligo opened brightly with three points on the board early on but the home side  trailed by 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval. 

Both venues honoured the recent deaths of lifelong supporters with one minutes silence.

Sligo Rovers face Derry City in the Showgrounds on Friday night at 7.45pm.

The Sligo GAA team travels to face Westmeath next Sunday.

Aviva FAI Soccer Sisters Camps Return to Sligo

The FAI and Aviva have announced the return of the FAI Soccer Sister Camps which will take place across Sligo during the Easter school holidays. Aviva is calling on girls between the ages of 6 and 14 years old to sign up and get involved. 

Now in its twelfth year, the initiative is designed to give girls the opportunity to develop their skills, have fun, meet new people and stay active.  READ MORE >>>


Sligo Rovers sign Brazilian midfielder Eduardo Pincelli

Sligo Rovers are thrilled to confirm the signing of Brazilian midfielder Eduardo Pincelli for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Premier Division season.
Pincelli started his career with Fluminense in his home nation where he was a team-mate of Brazilian great Romario and also played in Colombia, Sweden, Malaysia, Italy and the last nine seasons in Cyprus.
The 34-year-old was recommended to Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle by former player Vinny Faherty who is in Cyprus now and trained with Pincelli’s former team Ethnikos Achna, and it led to a pursuit to bring the player to The Showgrounds.

Sligo Rovers lotto, ex boss burial tribute

MARGARET KELLY won the €200 Tesco voucher in Sligo Rovers weekly draw last night, Monday (12 Feb).

The winning foursome was 15, 17, 22, 27 and there was no claim for an all-correct forecast on the top prize of €10,100.

This week’s winning ticket was sold by Catherine Quinn in the Tesco Arcade.

Next Monday night’s jackpot will offer €10,400 for an all-correct forecast of the four numbers drawn.

The top prize will be divided equally if there is more than one winning claim.

Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers former manager Willie McStay has paid a moving tribute to Irish soccer international Liam Miller.

Aged 36, Miller died last weekend from pancreatic cancer and was buried in his native Cork yesterday.

McStay was Miller’s mentor when he came to play with Glasgow Celtic.

He praised Miller’s “inner strength:” Liam was not the kind of guy who shouted his intentions from the rooftops. 

“His was a quiet ambition, said McStay, who still wonders how Miller made himself understood to the Danes at Glasgow Celtic.

I Bleep Tests

“But there was a drive, the same drive that kept him running long after his teammates had buckled on the bleep tests. 

“And a popularity that meant the rest always waited to cheer him on.

“Nothing seemed to faze him — and, to me, he seemed like a Celtic player,” said McStay.

Some of the Glasgow Celtic greats crowded into the small church at Ovens yesterday, notably Neil Lennon and Roy Keane.

McStay’s short address joked about the one thing he was never able to teach Liam Miller: Punctuality.

“But I will always remember that wee boy who never gave the ball away and who could run all day. 

“It was a joy to work with him and to know him,” said McStay yesterday.

“Liam, you will never walk alone,” an emotional McStay signed off, vowing the Millers will forever remain part of the Celtic family.


Latest Men's Results County Sligo Golf Club (19 February)

Sat 17-Feb-2018: 15 Holes- Stableford; White Tees; 1st Geoff Chrystal (12) 33 Pts, 2nd Noel McTiernan (12) 32 pts (B8)  Entries: 45; CSS: Non-Qualifying.

Sun 18-Feb-2018: 15 Holes Stableford; White Tees; 1st James Barnicle (9) 36 Pts; Entries: 23; CSS: Non-Qualifying.


Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes (12 February)

Sigerson Cup

Congrats to our senior club footballer Jamie Gillen who is part of the UCD Sigerson Cup panel which has reached the semi-finals of the premier third level gaelic football competition last week after victory over DCU. They play their semi-final this week.

U16 Footballers

Training for the boys U16 footballers starts next Sunday at 7pm in Sligo Tennis Club. Indoor training session will last from 7 to 8:30pm. Each player should bring €2, water and gumshield.

Dates for your diary

Club Registrations sessions for 2018 will take place in Oxfield on Saturday, Feb 24th, from 10-12:30pm; and in Rosses Point on Wednesday (evening) Feb 28th. At Scoil Réalt na Mara from 7:15pm to 9:15pm.
Our GAA nursery for 2018 will start on Saturday March 3rd. The nursery is open to boys and girls aged 4-10 years. READ MORE >>>