Up to 130 young soccer stars of the future will be parading
their skills next weekend as elite players from eight top academies across
Ireland and the UK compete for the inaugural Sligo Super Cup.
Hosted by Sligo Rovers and the Sligo/Leitrim Schoolboys Leagues,
the u-12 tournament has attracted heavy hitters such as Celtic and Sheffield
Wednesday alongside Club Northern Ireland, Linfield, Dublin District Schoolboys
League, Donegal League, Mayo League and the locals, Sligo/Leitrim.
With four teams in each of two qualifying groups, the
programme includes sixteen matches across three action-packed days, kicking off
under the lights at Sligo Showgrounds on Friday night. READ MORE >>>
'Skin' is the new soccer supremo at Sligo Rovers
SLIGO ROVERS will formally unveil its new manager at a press conference in the Clayton Hotel this afternoon, Saturday, 22 April.
He is Gerard Lyttle, aged 39 and popularly known to friend and foe in football as 'Skin.'
The club's press conference in the Clayton Hotel is timed for 3pm.
It will confirm one of the the worst kept secrets in football since Lyttle's was named by the Irish Sun earlier this week.
new supremo at the Showgrounds has signed a contract to end of season
2018, Sligo Rovers confirmed in its statement last night.
Said Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty: ''Gerard shares the vision we have for the club.''
Lyttle will take charge of his first Sligo Rovers team when they travel to face Drogheda United next Friday night, April 28th. READ MORE >>>
Results: Sat 22-Apr-2017: 18 Holes- Stableford; White Tees, Henderson Cup; 1st Pat Devaney (19) 40Pts, 2nd Steffan O’Hara (1) 39Pts(B3), 3rd Noel McTernan (13) 39Pts (B9), 4th Sean Casey (8) 39Pts (B9) Entries: 80; CSS: 72
Sligo Rovers only winners in north west
SLIGO ROVERS was the only team from the north west to win in the series of EA Sports Cup second round ties yesterday, Monday.
The 1-0 win win in Ballybofey last night was due to a 90th minute goal from Mathew Stevens.
Derry City lost 2-0 to Galway United and have now extended the run of losses to four successive games.
All those defeats have occurred since the death of the 'Candystripes' captain Ryan McBride, aged 27, in February.
Meanwhile, the Bit o' Red face Derry City in the Showgrounds next Saturday night in the SSE Airtricity Lesgue.
Sligo Rovers week lotto draw will be held tonight -- instead of the usual Mondays -- due to the Easter Public Holiday.
Huge Kickboxing Success for local sister trio
The Conlon-Oates Sisters - 3 Sisters with 3 National Titles
Sligo native sisterly trio Ruth, Lucy and Halle Conlon-Oates travelled to City West in Dublin last weekend to complete against Irelands toughest kickboxers. All three eager to win their place on the podium and secure a place on the Irish Kickboxing Team.
Ruth, Lucy and Halle all battled through their respective divisions at the Kickboxing national championships to take home the coveted title. The girls have been training for a number of years under Chief Instructor Des Leonard at the Collooney kickboxing Club.
Ruth and Lucy will now represent Ireland at the European Kickboxing Championships in Macedonia in September this year.
Lucy, Halle & Ruth Conlon-Oates - Kickboxing champions ________________________________
All systems go for Sligo Super Cup
It’s all systems go for the Sligo Super Cup, featuring elite
young players from academies across Ireland and the UK, which takes place at
the Showgrounds from April 28th-30th.
Jointly hosted by Sligo Rovers and the Sligo/Leitrim
District Schoolboys/Girls League, the tournament has been boosted by major
sponsorship from the Pet Stop Discount Warehouse and Fuel Centre, Carraroe
Retail Park, Sligo. READ MORE >>>
GAA Club Championship Draws
The Club Championship Draws for 2017 will take place on Friday 7th April from 6.00pm in the Belfry Bar, Sligo. The Draws will be broadcast live on Ocean FM's "The Final Whistle" show and via the Sligo GAA Facebook page and social media channels.
The following draws will take place:
Lola Montez Junior A Football Championship Kennedys Intermediate Football Championship Belfry Senior Football Championship
DyNamo Gym Club Award Winners
DyNamo Gym Club celebrated their Club Awards
Night recently at the Glass House Hotel, where Aoife Loughlin was named
‘Gymnast of the Year’, pictured below, a very deservingwinner who is so dedicated to her sport and the club.
DyNamo Award Winners: Back row, L-R, Kate McGuinn, Roisin Heneghan,
Aoife Loughlin, Sarah White and Kaylin Rooney, Front Row L-R Orla
Gillespie, Isabelle Davitt and Lana Young.
It was a very
special evening for the club, which highlighted the many achievements over the
last year including 5 gymnasts selected on to the Acro National Squad and
competed representing Ireland at Celtic Cup Finals, 4 gymnasts selected onto
the National Acrobatic Development Squad, achieving 4 National Titles
and 11 Regional Titles at the National Acro Championships, achieving 5 National
Titles at the National Tumbling League Championships, achieving 7 Regional
Titles at the ATT Championships, GymSTART levels completed in the recreational
programme and hosted a successful Acrobatic Interclub event at the club’s
The evening also provided an opportunity to thank the many coaches at
DyNamo who volunteer on a weekly basis providing a quality gymnastics programme
locally, and make it all possible. Well done to all worthy winners on the evening including:
Club Gymnast of the Year, Aoife Loughlin
Recreational Programme Awards
Recreational Class 1 Gymnast of the Year
Award, Lana Young
Most Improved Gymnast of the Year, Ceola
Hardest Worker of the Year, Charlie Wilson
Recreational Class 2 Gymnast of the
Year Award, Orla Gillespie
Most Improved Gymnast of the Year, Ogie
Barrett and Nessa O’Sullivan
Hardest Worker of the Year, Aoife Gallagher
Competitive Programme Awards
Beginner competitor of the Year- Isabelle
Tumbler of the Year- Kate McGuinn
Artistic Gymnast of the Year, Roisin Heneghan
Special Recognition Awards: Kaylin Rooney
& Sarah White
Aoife Loughlin was named
‘Gymnast of the Year’
Sligo man wins at three-star Grand Prix in Spain
Sligo’s Richard Howley maintained his excellent recent run of form, scoring a win in Sunday’s 1m50 three-star Grand Prix at the Costa Del Sol Equestrian Tour in Mijas, Spain.
Richard Howley and Chinook won the 1m50 three-star Grand Prix at the Costa Del Sol Equestrian Tour in Mijas, Spain on Sunday 26 march 2017.
Howley partnered Chinook to the fastest double clear round in 39.34 seconds to take the winners prize of €10,000. They finished two seconds ahead of Belgian runner-up Viktor Daem riding Bacardi, while Britain’s Peter Charles took third spot on the podium with The Irish Sport Horse ABC Quantum Cruise, who was bred in Co Carlow by Pat Kehoe. Richard Howley and Chinook also won the 1m45 class at the same Spanish venue on Friday.
Aviva Soccer Sisters in Sligo is filling up fast
The places at this Easter’s Aviva FAI Soccer Sister camps
in Sligo are filling up fast. The camps, which take place during the
Easter break, are taking place in six venues in Sligo and are proving
extremely popular across the county.
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.
participant will receive a full Aviva Soccer Sister kit, including a
limited edition Soccer Sister Jersey, a “Play Like a Soccer Sister”
wristband” and a football. At the end of the camp, each girls will be
presented with an official FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters completion
certificate signed by Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team player,
Aine O’Gorman and Sue Ronan, FAI’s Head of Women’s Football.
ANTHONY GILMARTIN of Springfield won the €200 Tesco voucher in Sligo Rovers weekly lotto draw last night, Tuesday.
There were no claims on the winning foursome of 15, 22, 23 and 24 for the jackpot prize of €2,600.
Next week's draw will revert to Monday night and offer €2,900 to outright winner or shared between all with four numbers.
Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers next home match will be on Saturday night when they face Derry City in the Showgrounds (7.45pm).
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
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 >>>