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Sligo Sport - Daily Updates........Ryan McBride RIP

Ryan McBride found dead at home

The Irish soccer community was in shock after it emerged that Ryan McBride, current captain of Derry City FC, had died suddenly at the age of 27.

McBride, who began playing for his home-town team Derry in 2011 and starred for the side alongside current Republic of Ireland star James McClean, had played in all four games for City this season, most recently Saturday's 4-0 win over Drogheda United.

It was reported locally that defender McBride was found dead at his home in Derry last night. The cause of death is unknown.

According to the Derry Journal the player was found dead in his bed earlier this evening. The newspaper is reporting that crowds of supporters gathered outside his home at Bluebell Hill Gardens


Aviva soccer sisters coming to Sligo

Aviva has announced that 130 FAI Soccer Sister Camps will take place across the country during the Easter school holidays including six camps in Sligo.  As part of this year’s Aviva FAI Soccer Sisters programme, girls between the ages of 7 and 12 years old from all over the country are being invited to sign up and learn to play football like a Soccer Sister.

Aviva’s sponsorship of the programme, which runs to 2020, will significantly boost the number of camps available around the country.  The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camps will run for two full days during the Easter school break.  It is open to all girls 7-12 years old of all abilities and gives them a chance to learn the skills of football in a safe and fun environment.



Sligo striker bagged the game's only goal for Republic of Ireland u18

After a 4-0 win over the Welsh at Bala Town on Tuesday Jim Crawford’s side won 5-0 on aggregate to bring home the trophy, which was introduced for this annual fixture last year.

Merville United striker Jordan Muldoon bagged the game’s only goal in the 23rd minute and the Irish defence held firm to deny their opponents a way back into the tie.

Ballincollig’s Jason Hogan has a chance to open the scoring in the 11th minute but failed to hit the target then Muldoon sent in a stinging drive that just failed to find the top corner in the 16th minute.


Drumcliffe winner of Rovers Lotto €200 voucher

KATRINA FOLEY of Drumcliffe won the €200 Tesco voucher in Sligo Rovers weekly lotto draw last night, Monday, 21 March.

There was no winner of the top prize of €4,700 this week for four numbers.

The winning foursome drawn last night was 13, 21, 26 and 28.

Next week's lotto will offer €5,000 to the outright winner, or shared among all those with four numbers.


 County Sligo Golf Club: 13 March 2017

Results: Sat 11-Mar-2017: 16 Holes- Stableford; White Tees; 1st Jimmy Flynn (28) 37 Pts (L8), 2nd Trevor Johnston (15) 37 pts, 3rd Liam Gannon (13) 36 Pts, 4th Eamonn Creed (15) 35 Pts. Entries: 76; CSS: Non-Qualifying.

Sligo hurlers in European Championships

Belgium GAA’s hurling and camogie teams have been crowned European Champions for the fourth year in a row at the European Championship Finals in Dresden, Germany. Expertly organised by Dresden Hurling Club, teams from 15 different European cities came together on Saturday the 15th of October for the largest ever European Hurling & Camogie tournament.

The three Sligo hurlers, main picture, who took part in the tournament were (l-r), Darragh Burke (Coolera / Strandhill), Tomás Baynes (Naomh Eoin) and Pádraic Burke (Coolera / Strandhill).  READ MORE >>>



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