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Galway (Away) 31.03.2017

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 5:20 PM
Forza Rovers in Galway 31.03.2017
Unfortunately the game was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch after heavy rain fall one hour before kick off.

Harps (Away) 25.03.2017

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Small tribute to the former Derry City captain Ryan McBride who passed away suddenly during the week. On the 5th minute both Rovers and Harps supporters set aside our rivalries to applaud the late Derry City captain. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Bray (Home)18.03.2017

Posted on March 19, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Small tribute from Forza Rovers during the one minute applause prior to the Bray Wanderers game in The Showgrounds for Rescue 116's three missing members and Captain Dara Fitzpatrick. 

Champions 1977

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

This Friday (10th of March 2017) Rovers play St Pats in the Showgrounds and to mark the 40th anniversary of Sligo Rovers becoming league champions the manager from the 1977 team Billy Sinclair and several of the players from the team present at the game with a presentation to be made at half-time.


To mark this special moment Forza Rovers will be selling a limited edition scarf and enamel badge for 15 Euro as a fundraiser for The Bit O' Red. The scarf is based on the design of the 1977 shirt of red and with stripes, along with a embroidery based on the old Sligo Rovers crest. The scarf also has 70's style fringes while the enamel badge is the same design as embroidery on the scarf.


This scarf and badge combo will be on sale in the Forza Rovers section for €15 in the Jinks Avenue stand this Friday with all profits going towards the club. For more information or to pre book you can email

Dundalk (Home) 04.03.2017

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 1:10 PM
Sligo Rovers vs Dundalk 04.03.2017

Photo credit: Alan Finn Photography

Website Upgrade

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 4:45 PM


Our first website which was launched in May 2009 was badly in need of an upgrade. After weeks of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website. We have completely redesigned the site, making it  easier and more interactive.  

We have also launched our Facebook page

You will now find us at

New Scarf

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Forza Rovers 2017 scarf now availabe

Player Of The Year 2016

Posted on October 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Congratulations to Raffaele Cretaro who was awarded the Forza Rovers Player Of The Year 2016. This is the second time the South Sligo native won this award having previously been named the FR08 player of the year in 2008.

FAI Strategic Development Grant

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 6:20 PM

FR08 responce to the FAI's €5k strategic development grant...

North West Derby

Posted on June 3, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Photos credit: John Doyle @ Sligo Sports Photography

Return of the Mac

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 12:15 AM

After almost a year in the main stand, we have returned to our spiritual home in the Jinks Avenue stand. After an initial improvement in match day atmosphere in The Showgrunds sadly we saw things go backwards. Not to be disheartened we keep the red flag flying high.

Photo Credit: Michael Melly @ The Bit O' Red Photography

Rovers vs Derry

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Tonight we paid tribute to former Derry City forward Mark Farren who passed away on the 3rd of February 2016. We decided to use a play on the lyrics of The Undertones song Teenage Kicks which has been adopted by the Derry City supporters.

“I need excitement, oh I need it bad

And it's the best I've ever had

I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight

Get teenage kicks right through the night”

There was also a minutes applauds in honour of Mark Farren as Rovers presented a wreath to the captain of Derry City before the game.

Seamie O'Boyle

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM


Posted on July 5, 2015 at 7:30 AM

FR08 statement 02.07.2015

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Shams Away

Posted on June 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM

FR08 wish to send our condolences to the family and close friends of St. Patricks Athletic supporter Niall Hannigan who passed away during the week.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Apply Yourself

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Sligo Rovers vs. Drogheda United

Having not won a league at The Showgrounds since our four nil victory over U.C.D. on the 4th of October 2014 we made a tifo inspired from the TV series Breaking Bad. Our message to the players was “Apply Yourself... All Bad Things Must Come To An End”.

R.I.P. Patrice

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 2:55 PM

Sligo Rovers vs. Cork City

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sligo Rovers supporter Patrice Foley. Patrice who was a regular in our section in the Jinks Avenue Stand along with her husband Rory and two children will be sadly missed.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Patrice's family, including husband Rory and their two children.

Shine Forever


St Pats Away

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Before the St. Pats game (01.08.2014) it was our intention to pay our respects by displaying a banner to Chris Booth, the St. Patricks supporters who passed away in Poland prior to the St. Patricks vs. Legia game a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately our transport broke down on route and we were unable to attend the game.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.


European Night

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM