Rovers' chairman in rallying call to the club's supporters

Published 17/06/2014|05:40

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Dermot Kelly.

SLIGO Rovers chairman Dermot Kelly has issued a rallying call to the club's supporters.

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Sligo Rovers chairman Dermot Kelly has issued a rallying call to the club's supporters.

Pointing out that the Bit O'Red had much to look forward to in the second half of the campaign, Dr. Kelly appealed to fans to support the club's annual draw, which is a vital fundraiser at this stage of the season.

He said: "While winning the Setanta Cup was the undoubted highlight of the season so far, our focus when we return after the break will be firmly set on achieving greater consistency and improving our league position.

"I believe we have a lot to look forward to in the second half of the season. This club has been on a remarkable journey in recent years, achieving unprecedented success in the domestic competitions and developing The Showgrounds facilities to a very high standard.

"In the process we have earned the reputation as being one of the most progressive and ambitious clubs in the league.

"I think this reputation should provide the impetus to channel our energies as a club into renewing our challenge in the second half of the league.

"Our supporters share our resolve to energise the club and the team for the remainder of the season."

He said the next few weeks would be critical in terms of preparing the squad and ensuring that finance was in place to support the club's ambitions.

"In recent years the Annual Draw has been an important and successful fundraiser for the club," he pointed out.

"This year we are calling on all our supporters and the wider Sligo community to show their support for their club by supporting the annual draw, which has a first prize of €5,000.

"I cannot overstate the importance of this initiative at this particular juncture, and I am asking you to support us by taking a book of ten tickets for sale, or simply buying a ticket in the draw or encouraging a friend to do so.

"Either way, we would greatly appreciate your support at this time. All you have to do is contact the club and we will do the rest.

Tickets for the draw, which takes place on July 5th, can be obtained and purchased in a number of ways:

Online purchase is available at

To obtain a book to sell e-mail Jane at or phone Showgrounds at 071-9171212 between 10am and 2pm. To phone office hours, contact Mark Cummins at 087-9293527.

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