Past play­ers honoured as Rovers cel­e­brate 90

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A num­ber of Rovers legends re­turned to The Show­grounds on Satur­day night for the club’s 90th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

The fam­ily fun day was a huge suc­cess, with a huge num­ber of chil­dren com­ing along to The Show­grounds and avail­ing of free pop­corn, face-paint­ing and the fun foot­ball games with some of the club’s un­der­age play­ers.

Past play­ers of the club were in­vited back for the cel­e­bra­tions, with the af­ter­party tak­ing place in Fo­ley’s Bar,

Joey Ndo, Conor O’Grady, Gavin Dykes, Tony Fa­gan, Chris Ruther­ford, Louis Chap­man, Wil­liam Burns, Paddy ‘Monty’ Mon­aghan (rep­re­sented by his son Eu­gene) & Al­fie McLynn (rep- re­sented by his grand­son, for­mer player Ross McLynn) were all in­tro­duced to the crowd at half-time as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from var­i­ous decades in the club’s his­tory.

A huge num­ber of past play­ers were also in at­ten­dance on the night.

The at­ten­dance on the night was 2,347 with fans cer­tainly turn­ing up in their num­bers for the oc­ca­sion, an im­por­tant game for Rovers’ sea­son, and their 90th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

Pres­i­dent Michael D Hig­gins took a look at the club’s his­tory book, with mem­bers of the Her­itage Com­mit­tee and Sligo Rovers’ del­e­gates meet­ing him prior to kick-off.

Pres­i­dent Michael D Hig­gins and his wife Sabina at­tend Sligo Rovers v Bray Wan­der­ers on Satur­day, Pic: Donal Hack­ett.

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