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Sligo Rovers were delighted to make a presentation to our 2016 Partner Charity Sligo Cancer Support Centre. The presentation was made following a bucket collection prior to Rovers home game with Finn Harps on September 3. The total amount raised was €986.60 and both Rovers and Sligo Cancer Support Centre thank all fans who attend the game for their support. Pictured is the presentation being made by Rovers manager Dave Robertson (left) and committee member Marcus White(centre) to Joe McHugh (right) from Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

SENIOR CUP :: Instituted in 1900, when Dublin University won it for the first time, the Senior Cup is the most coveted trophy in club golf. Teams consist of five players in singles matchplay, off scratch. Last weekend the AIG Senior Cup Finals take place on the O Meara Course at Carton House and onnacht will be represented by County Sligo Senior Cup team captained by Shane Flanagan and Vice Captain Robert Fitzpatrick. Co Sligo take on Monkstown in the first semi final and in the second is the Castle against Shandon Park. It is Monkstowns first appearance in the finals whereas Co Sligo were the first Connacht winners in 1996 and again in 1997 with Gerry McManus as the Captain. Under Tom Ford , whose son TJ is in the current panel, Co Sligo won it in 2007 and 2013.

FESTIVAL :: Pictured at the launch of the Sligo Festival at Kennedys, Rockwood Parade were (l-r) Karl Kelly, The Sligo Festival Chairperson, Kevin Quinn Jnr, Fergal Quinn, Finbarr Filan, Sligo Purple Flag / Sligo BID and Ciarán Hayes, Sligo Council CEO. The festival runs from 24 July - 6th August

MEDALS :: For Sligo woman Bridie Nicholson this was her 10th European Transplant & Dialysis Championships Games to attend and she said she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bridie, a combined kidney and pancreas transplant recipient, had a very successful week taking an impressive medal haul of 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze in the Darts and Petanque events.

COACH :: Sligos new coach park site was visited by a group which included Des Faul (Cafe Fleur/Sligo Chamber), Brian Flynn, (Sligo CoCo/Purple Flag), Joe O Donoghue, (Chairperson, Coach, Tourism, Transport Council Ireland), Vanessa O Donovan (Sligo Glasshouse), Pat Grimes (Bistro Bianconi, Sligo BID), Cllr Rosaleen O Grady, (Sligo CoCo, Purple Flag), Ashling Kelly (WB@S Coffeehouse, Sligo Food Trail), Aidan McGarrigal (Sligo Taxi rep, Purple Flag), Sean Cunningham (Purple Flag), Gail McGibbon, (Sligo BID, Purple Flag)

AWARD :: Bridget Timoney from Keash, Co. Sligo has won a Kilkenny Group Student Award at the opening of Cré in the National Craft Gallery, an exhibition of work by the graduates of the Design & Craft Council of Irelands renowned Ceramics Skills & Design Course. Bridget is one of four graduates from the course who were selected by Kilkenny Group to have their work showcased in the windows of Kilkenny Group flagship store on Nassau Street in Dublin. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

CAUGHT : This angler hooked a fine sized brown trout from the walkway beside The Garavogue River in Sligo Town. When asked if he was putting it back in the river he responded that nobody would throw their dinner away. Photo:

FLORAL :A beautiful floral display on the pedestrian bridge over the Garavogue River in Sligo town. Photo:

SESSIONS :: Tourism Ireland in Britain is supporting the Sligo Live Sessions at this years Cambridge Folk Festival. It’s another really good opportunity to highlight the rich culture of Sligo and the Wild Atlantic Way to festival-goers and our important culturally curious audience in Britain. Pictured at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 are (l-r) Sligo Live musicians Tiernan Courell, Richie Delahunty, Conal McCormack, Donal Linehan, Áine Duffy and Nell Kelly. Photo: Declan Courell

Employees from AbbVie’s Ballytivnan site are pictured presenting the proceeds of a recent jersey day to a representative of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating loved one(s) who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland. From L-R: Fiona Finnegan, AbbVie Ballytivnan; John Walsh – on behalf of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust; James Curley, AbbVie Ballytivnan; Sinead Taaffe, AbbVie Ballytivnan and Joe Kumor, Site Director, AbbVie Ballytivnan