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IT Sligo FC to play in Rustlers Division 1 Final - POSTPONED

BECAUSE OF WEATHER WARNINGS IN EAST OF COUNTRY THIS FIXTURE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 12 MARCH

IT Sligo FC first team will play against Limerick IT in the Rustlers Division 1 Final this Wednesday, 28 February.

The final, which takes place at the FAI headquarters in Abbottstown Dublin, kicks off at 2pm, and a win for IT Sligo FC will see the team return to the College & Universities Football Premier League.

The team made the finals after beating Blanchardstown IT 5 – 4 on penalties after a 1 – 1 extra time draw in the semi-final playoff.

IT Sligo has also qualified for the Rustlers Plate Final, after beating Bray FE 9 – 0. The team will play against GMIT in Galway on Tuesday, 6 March.

Many of the players in the squad are on IT Sligo’s Sports Scholarship Programme which helps talented student athletes reach their sporting potential.

Up to 20 new scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year under the scheme and students who are rewarded scholarships receive mentoring support, training guidance and other value-added support
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The overall aim of the scheme is to recruit, manage and develop players/athletes with exceptional ability to position IT Sligo as a premier centre of sporting performance.




















                                    The IT Sligo FC first team.
Photo: James Connolly

Paul Powell, Treasurer of IT Sligo FC and member of the Scholarship Committee said:

“We are delighted that IT Sligo FC has made the Rustlers Division 1 Final and Plate Final. We have no doubt the team will perform at their very best and we wish our players the very best of luck in the League Final and in the Plate Final next week.”

For more information on IT Sligo’s Sports Scholarship Scheme
please see: https://www.itsligo.ie/study-at-it-sligo/sports-scholarships/scholarship/