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Cork City Announce Signing Of Iarfhlaith Davoren

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Cork City have announced the signing of ex Sligo Rovers full back Iarfhlaith Davoren.

The 27 year old has put pen to paper with the club and manager John Caulfield hopes the left sided player will be available for selection for Monday’s game against Limerick. Commenting on the signing, Caulfield told CorkCityFC.ie that he believes Davoren will be a good addition to the squad: ““I’m really delighted to sign Iarfhlaith. He’s been with Sligo for the past number of years, and he’s a very good player. I think he’s the type of player, and has the type of mentality and attitude, that I feel will enhance our squad.”

“Our panel is tight, particularly given the injuries we have, so to get an experienced player like him in at this stage is great for us. I’m looking forward to seeing him in training on Sunday and I hope he will be a big success for us.”  Continue reading

Morrissey Targets Top Four Finish Having Re-signed With Cork

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With Cork City’s pre-season preparations getting underway next week, the club has received a timely New Year’s boost with news that in-demand striker Danny Morrissey has signed on again for 2014.

The 20-year-old built a successful partnership with on-loan hitman Ciarán Kilduff last season, and told CorkCityFC.ie that he was “delighted” to put pen to paper after meeting with manager John Caulfield. Continue reading

Cork City Secure Trio

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Colin Healy, Mark McNulty and Garry Buckley have all signed up with Cork City Football Club for the 2014 Airtricity League Premier Division season.

All three players were part of the 2013 squad, and will be joined by new signings Darren Murphy and Anthony Elding, both of whom have signed for the club in recent days. Continue reading

Sligo Win FAI Cup In Dramatic Fashion

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Sligo Rovers won their fifth FAI Cup in dramatic fashion as a late goal from Anthony Elding secured a 3-2 win over a spirited Drogheda United, who thought Ryan Brennan’s late equaliser had done enough to warrant extra time.

Drogheda United started the game counter attacking all of Sligo’s attacks in a 4-1-4-1 formation. Mick Cooke knew his side were the underdogs here and he set up his side perfectly.

Drogheda began well and restricted the play of their opponents, with Drogs striker Gary O’Neill in attendance to cheer on his side following his recent diagnosis with cancer.

Sligo Rovers did however have a half-hearted penalty claim turned down as former Shamrock Rovers man Aaron Greene was sent tumbling when he broke inside the box however his claims were waved away by Refereee Paul Tuite. Continue reading

Saints Crowned Airtricity League Champions

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St.Patrick’s Athletic sealed their first league title in 14 years when they beat reigning champions Sligo Rovers 2-0 at Richmond Park this evening.

The Saints following packed into Richmond Park in the hope to see their side  crowned Airtricity League Champions for 2013 and they weren’t to be disappointed.

However, inside the first few minutes it was the visitors who started the better of the two. Nerves must have played a big part within the Saints’ squad. Right back Alan Keane saw his shot fired into the grateful arms of Brendan Clarke while Sligo had a free header inside the box saved. Continue reading

Sligo Aiming To Pile Further Misery On Glentoran

Lee Lynch 3/9/2012Sligo Rovers meet Glentoran in the Setanta Sports Cup quarter-final second leg at The Oval on Monday night.

Rovers hold a 5-0 advantage from the first leg after goals from Lee Lynch (2), Anthony Elding, Ryan Connolly and Evan McMillan. Continue reading

Baraclough Thrilled With Glentoran Demolition

ventrebaracloughIan Baraclough  was in jovial mood following Sligo Rovers win against Glentoran in the Setanta Cup quarter-final first leg last night.
After the game, the title winning manager spoke at length about the game and Rovers new signings.
 
On the start Rovers made : “It wasn’t a bad first half was it. I think we were held bent on flying out of the traps. I think Glentoran are just over halfway through their season. Perhaps they would have thought they would have a superior fitness level. We wanted to set down the marker in the first 20 minutes at least and a goal after three minutes was perfect. It was a great introduction for someone like Anthony (Elding) to see the run of Lee Lynch and be able to direct the header and a great finish. Three of the four goals were from crosses which is something we pinpointed that we can be very, very dangerous from them this year. It came to fruition and it is not too often that happens.”

On seven shots on target, five goals: “We were clinical. We’ve got some finishers in the team for sure. It’s all about putting the ball in the right areas to allow us to all us and go do that. I thought our build-up play was good, we defended very competently, we didn’t give them a chance and we were patient in the build-up. As far as 45 minutes goes, you will not see too much better on an opening day of the season.

Anthony Elding’s debut of goal and assist: “After an hour he said he was tired, it was only his second run out since he came back over and I think the quality is there for everyone to see. It gives us a different type of outlet to what we had and looking forward to how it progresses.”

Game slowing down at the end: “We spoke about coming out of the blocks in the second half and really killing the game and making it uncomfortable for Glentoran. It was natural that things died down and we’re still looking for that peak physical fitness. The last half an hour got a little bit bogged down but I was pleased with the hour and everyone that did contribute.”

Signing of ex Crystal Palace star Kieran Djilali: “I’m pleased to get the business done. That’s me right and happy now. Those that were at Castlebar would have seen someone who is comfortable in possession, strength is going at players, he has a good turn of foot when fully fit and he reads the game very well as well. He knows when to come in off the line, he knows when to stay wide. He joins in at the right times and he is an exciting players. The people who thought we were lacking something with Romauld Boco went to England, I think we’ve brought someone in who is potentially better. He is a team player and knows what the squad is all about how it is very close knit and there are no superstars. I look at it now and I’m excited that we’re a more rounded squad. I’m looking forward to the season. The lads know what he is all about, he needs to get to full fitness, we’ll get him up there and will not throw him in straight away for 90 minutes. He needs to get that fitness and when he does, you’ll see a good player that will fit into a good squad.”

Challenge in every game for Rovers this season: “From the outset every game has to be competed for, there is no way anyone is going to allow us to dictate play and games. People know what the majority of our players are all about, the young ones are not surprise packages and we have to really work hard. The physical side of the game as well, I was pleased tonight with that side of it. If we get embroiled in a battle, we can do that first and foremost but we can play our way out. Tonight I’m pleased we’ve got a five goal start going to Northern Ireland next week and it’s a competition we’ll take very seriously .”