Past players honoured as Rovers celebrate 90
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.