Sligo Rovers As­tro League has be­gun

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THE Sligo Rovers As­tro League is back for the new sea­son with lots of ex­cit­ing con­tests in store.

The sea­son kicked off last week, with 13 teams reg­is­tered for the pop­u­lar night league.

The for­mat of the league is quite sim­i­lar to the Scot­tish Pre­mier­ship, with each team play­ing each other once, with the league split in two di­vi­sions there­after,

It will be­come a top and bot­tom di­vi­sion.

All teams then re­vert to zero points.

Matches are held ev­ery Mon­day, Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day night on the Show- grounds As­tro with mem­bers of the pub­lic wel­come to at­tend.

Teams who have reg­is­tered for the new sea­son are as fol­lows: Bald Ea­gles, Bal­ly­mote Celtic, Bour­bon Bar, Calry, Corn­view Celtic, Fo­leys Bar, For­rest Celtic, GSS, In­ter In­ferno FC, Sally Gar­dens, Strand Celtic, STSG and fi­nally The White Go­ril­las.

League Co-or­di­na­tor, Shane Crossan, spoke on the start of the new sea­son.

He said he ex­pects this new sea­son to be one of the most com­pet­i­tive in the league’s his­tory.

He added: “I am re­ally ex­cited about the new sea­son as it has the mak­ings of be­ing the most com­pet­i­tive Sligo Rovers As­tro league to date.

“A heart­felt thank-you to each team for their com­mit­ment and sup­port of the league and in­deed the club as a whole.

“I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to the weeks ahead as we can fi­nally get games of foot­ball played af­ter a long off sea­son.”

The open­ing week of games wit­nessed a goal fest each night with wins for Fo­leys Bar, Bour­bon Bar, Calry, Corn­view, For­rest Celtic and Bal­ly­mote Celtic. The Sligo Cham­pion will have weekly re­ports of all games each week.

This week’s fix­tures are as fol­lows:

Tues­day 26th 9pm Corn­view Celtic v STSG

Wed­nes­day 27th 8pm Fo­leys Bar v White Go­ril­las

Wed­nes­day 27th at 9pm Bald Ea­gles v GSS

Fri­day 29th at 8pm Bal­ly­mote Celtic v In­ter In­ferno

Fri­day 29th at 9pm Calry v Strand Celtic.

The Sligo Rovers As­tro League’s new sea­son will be ac­tion packed with plenty of com­pet­i­tive games in store.

The White Go­ril­las and Calry cap­tains with ref­eree Philip McLaugh­lin.

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