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Cork City Announce Signing Of Iarfhlaith Davoren


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 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

Semi Final Setting For Battle Of The Rovers

EA SPORTS Cup Final 2012 Media Day

Shamrock Rovers will be looking to make it to their second cup final of the season when they take on Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

The Setanta Sports Cup holders will host the Bit O’Red in the game which will have an 8pm kick-off at Tallaght Stadium. Continue reading

Baraclough Requires Full Panel For League And Cup Joust

ian-baraclough-sligoCompetitive football returns to The Showgrounds on Monday night as Sligo Rovers take on Premiership side Glentoran in the first leg of their Setanta Cup quarter final.  Continue reading

Kelly The Hero Again As Sligo Rovers Retain FAI Cup

Sligo Rovers have won their second successive FAI Cup by beating Shelbourne on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the Aviva stadium.

The Bit O`Red prevailed 4-1 on penalties with goalkeeper Ciaran Kelly once again proving the hero. Kelly was introduced as a substitute at the end of extra time , replacing Brendan Clarke. It was Kelly’s heroics that saw Sligo overcome Shamrock Rovers in a penalty shootout last year and he saved two penalties this time to ensure the blue riband heads west again.   

Shelbourne will feel hard done by after midfielder Barry Clancy was wrongfully dismissed in the first half.

The Dublin side took the lead towards the end of the first half when top scorer Phillip Hughes found the back of the net, sliding the ball past a despairing Clarke. Moments earlier Clancy had hit the bar as Alan Matthews men went all out for the win.

The second half had barely begun when Sligo pulled level, with Iarfhlaith Davoren restoring parity with a fine finish.

The westerners piled on the pressure from their on with substitute striker Matthew Blinkhorn forcing a fine save from Dean Delaney. Blinkhorn again went close but was thwarted by Delaney.

Stephen Paisley headed over from a Shels corner while Conan Byrne`s effort from distance crept narrowly wide of Clarke`s post.

Into extra time and Shels were again under severe pressure.  Davoren, Alan Keane and top scorer Eoin Doyle all went close as Shels battled defiantly. The Dubliners held on , managing to take the tie to a penalty shootout for a second successive season.

Queue the entrance of the heroic Kelly who denied both Kevin Dawson and Colm James before Raffaele Cretaro struck home the winning penalty for Paul Cook`s side.