Rovers play­ers take to the At­lantic wa­ters as they en­joy surf les­son

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WITH Sligo Rovers not in com­pet­i­tive ac­tion at the week­end, the team swapped their foot­ball boots for surf­boards in­stead.

Man­ager Ger­ard Lyt­tle or­gan­ised a sur­prise surf les­son in Strand­hill with some of the play­ers do­ing slightly bet­ter than the oth­ers!

Sea­mus McGoldrick, surf in­struc­tor with iSur­fIre­land Surf School in Strand­hill, was their in­struc­tor for the les­son on Fri­day.

He said: “Ger­ard Lyt­tle called me last Wed­nes­day to ar­range a sur­prise surf les­son with the squad on Fri­day.

“I think the lads got a shock and the re­ally has a laugh and a the squad was in high spir­its after­wards.

“They all seemed to en­joy the les­son and re­ally took to surf­ing,” he added.

In other news, Rovers’ Kyle Mc Fad­den and Micheál Sch­linger­man col­lected their awards for May and June’s player of the month which is kindly spon­sored by lo­cal jewellers Wehrlys Bros.

Each month, the fans are af­forded the op­por­tu­nity to vote for their player of the month by means of a public vote on so­cial me­dia.

The club thanked ev­ery­one at Wehrlys for their kind spon­sor­ship and con­tin­ued sup­port of the club.

The club’s 2017 Sum­mer Camps, spon­sored by the Sligo Cham­pion, came to a close on Fri­day af­ter eight hugely suc­cess­ful weeks.

The Sum­mer Camps, which be­gan on July 3rd, pro­vided huge num­bers each week mak­ing it the big­gest sum­mer for camps in the clubs history.

This year also wit­nessed the in­tro­duc­tion of an op­tional break­fast club be­fore the camp, which also proved very pop­u­lar amongst the kids.

Shane Crossan, co- or­di­na­tor, said they were a bril­liant suc­cess and thanked ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing play­ers, coaches and par­ents, who helped out in what was a very busy few weeks.

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