Sligo Rovers Football Club is a professional soccer team that plays in the premier division of the League of Ireland. The club was founded in 1928 and is owned by the people of Sligo. Sligo Rovers is one of the most popular sporting teams in Sligo.
Sligo Rovers play all of their home games in The Showgrounds, which is a 4,500 capacity event venue located in the Maugheraboy area of Sligo town. The soccer team is currently managed by Dave Robertson and they have seen success in recent years taking home the FAI Cup in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
The club has a loyal following in Sligo with supporters heavily involved for fundraising for the club and sportsground. The supporters group ‘Forza Rovers’ have been praised with bringing a colourful passion to the grounds of the soccer team on match days and have often been compared to making noise of 50,000 people rather than 5,000 people on match days allowing their team to come out to an electric atmosphere. If you’re visiting Sligo Town on match days, take out your red and white and go and support the team. Watch out for Benny The Bull the team mascot.
The Showgrounds, home to Sligo Rovers, is in the Maugheraboy area of Sligo town which is a 5 minute drive from Clayton Hotel Sligo. The sports venue is one of the oldest in Ireland and is also owned by the people of Sligo.
A home game in The Showground is a great activity during your stay in Clayton Hotel Sligo. Be sure to check the match times on the Sligo Rovers website and don’t forget to wear your red and white in support of the team.
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