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Updated: 01/06/17 : 06:43:24

Sligo Sport - Daily Updates

Newcomers to Sligo Rovers, Rys McCabe and Benny Igiehon
Sligo Rovers stay stuck in slow bicycle race

SLIGO ROVERS failed to put clear daylight between themselves and the chasing pack in the SSE Airtricity relegation zone at the Showgrounds on Saturday night.

But a bumper crowd of 1,617 saw the Bit o' Red edge into ninth place with a 1-1 draw against bottom club, Drogheda United.

A well drilled Drogheda team had few shots actually on target in a game which added five minutes at the end of the second half.

The visitors, though, have already staked their claim for 'goal of the season.'

It came in the 51st minute, a wonder strike from the left after Tobi Adebayo-Rowling failed to clear.

Sean Russell fired an unstoppable shot to Michael Schlingermann's left, a goal applauded by many home supporters for its quality. READ MORE >>>


The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Award for June:  Mona McSharry (Swimming)  

The final medal table from the 2017 European Junior Swimming Championships in Israel had a pleasant look about it, only four nations finishing ahead of Ireland who shared fifth place with the Netherlands. And while Conor Ferguson chipped in handsomely with a silver in the 50m backstroke, it was Sligo’s Mona McSharry who contributed three-quarters of the medal haul, the 16-year-gold ending the competition as Ireland’s most decorated European Junior medallist.

A year ago the Marlins, Ballyshannon swimmer gave a fair indication of her promise when she returned from the championships in Hungary with a silver and bronze in her luggage. READ MORE >>>

Latest Men's Results County Sligo Golf Club

Sat 08-Jul-2017 Presidents Prize (Mr. Tony Cunningham) Singles Stableford White Tees: 1st Shane Flaherty (12) 41 Pts, 2nd Kyle Kane (17) 40 Pts, 3rd Sean power (24) 39 Pts, Gross: Shane Underwood (1) 73, 4th Tom A Feely (21) 37 Pts (B9), 5th Hugh O’Neill (17) 37 Pts (B6), 6th Tony Leonard (16) 37 Pts (B9), 7th Karl Demmel (10) 37 Pts, 8th John Feeney (14) 36 Pts (B9). No of Entries: 136; CSS: 73

Sun 09-Jul-2017 Singles V Par White Tees: 1st Philip Soden Jnr (17) 4UP, 2nd Gary Reynolds (7) 2UP. Entries: 32, CSS 72


Council to honour Mona McSharry

At its July meeting on Monday, Sligo County Council agreed to hold a Civic reception to honour  Mona McSharry following her outstanding  success in the  European Junior Championships last week, when she won two gold medals and a silver medal , and also set a new Irish Record.
Cathaoirleach Councillor Seamus Kilgannon, who attended her homecoming in Grange Monday evening, said ‘This is a wonderful occasion for Mona, and also for her parents, who made many early mornings and late evenings in bringing Mona to training in Ballyshannon. She is a great athlete and she deserves every success that comes her way. I look forward to welcoming her to County Hall to formally honour Mona for her achievements.’

The date for reception will be confirmed when Mona’s current schedule is completed.  


Sadlier leaves Showgrounds for the Leeside 

weekly lotto has now climbed to €6,200 after the weekly draw last night, Monday.

There winning foursome drawn was 12, 16, 19 and 23, with no claims for top prize of €5,900.

Ian and Fidelma c/o Rendezvous shared the €200 Tesco voucher drawn among holders of three numbers.

On the field the Bit o' Red's battle to avoid relegation was mightily boosted by Sunday night's 1-0 win over Shamrock Rovers in the Showgrounds. 

Kieran Sadlier placed a perfect cross from the left in the path of captain John Russell to seal victory in the fourth minute.

In Exile

Off the field, Sadlier has now transferred his SSE Airtricity League loyalties to the Leeside.

His move to the unbeaten League leaders follows a series of performances which had made Sadlier Sligo's Player of the far. See link.

Cork City is fast becoming 'Sligo Rovers in exile' following the signing of Sadlier.

The Cork club already has four ex Showgrounds stalwarts  in its ranks.

These are: Jimmy Keohane, Achille Campion, Seanie Maguire and Steven Beattie. 

The Championship chasers are managed by former Summerhill College student John Caulfield.


Drumcliffe/Rosses Point Notes (3 July)
By Austin O'Callaghan

Three of our club footballers celebrated Connacht title success with Sligo ladies in Castlebar last Sunday. Rachel Monaghan, Sinéad Regan and Michelle McNamara were part of the Sligo ladies squad which lifted the Connacht Intermediate football title for 2017 thanks to a 3-15 to 2-13 success over Leitrim at McHale Park. Another club member - Aisling Power - is also part of Paddy Henry’s management team. That’s two-in-a-row for Sligo ladies. Congrats to all involved.

There was disappointment for Aisling’s brother Neil in Navan on Saturday evening as Sligo bowed out of this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship after.a narrow defeat to Meath in the qualifiers. Good luck to the Sligo minor team who take on Galway in the Connacht minor final this Sunday in Salthill at 12pm. READ MORE >>>

Liam Martin leaves Bit o' Red

Liam Martin has today, Tuesday 4 July, left the Bit o' Red following the mutual cancellation of his contract at The Showgrounds.

The winger departs Rovers for personal reasons after 18 months into his second spell at the club.

Manager Gerard Lyttle said: "I want to thank Liam for all his efforts with us.

"He has a tremendous attitude, made a big contribution in his time with us, has put everything into it and I know he will be missed by his team-mates and others at the club.

"We wish him the very best for the future."

Club chairman Martin Heraghty said: "Liam has shown 100% committment to the club and as we part ways by mutual agreement, we want to express our good wishes going forward and thank him for his service."


Sligo teen Mona McSharry called up to represent Ireland

Record-setting Sligo teenager Mona McSharry, pictured, says she was surprised to get the call-up from Swim Ireland to represent her country at the FINA World Championships in Budapest this summer.

Still competing in the junior ranks, the Grange (north Sligo) native will make the step up to senior level and compete alongside Irish Olympians Nicholas Quinn, Shane Ryan and Oliver Dingley.

Speaking to, the Marlins Club swimmer said being elevated to the senior ranks was a massive bonus for her.

"It’s my last year as a junior, so it was my aim to go to the Junior World Championships," she explained. "I’m ranked high enough that a realistic target was to go to the World Juniors and compete well."  READ MORE >>>


DyNamo Gym Club Scoop 9 National Medals

What an amazingly successful weekend for DyNamo Gym Club, pictured, at the National Acrobatic Championships 2017 which took place in the new Indoor Sports Arena on the 27th and 28th May.

The club claimed 9 national medals including 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 bronze, as well as claiming the overall Highest Artistic Score Trophy and the Overall Highest Technical Score Trophy of the NDP National Acrobatics Championships 2017 with their Grade 5 Men’s Pair David Bryne and Pauric O’Reilly’s routine. READ MORE >>>


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