Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sligo Rovers are Champions
A great occasion. Over five thousand supporters in the Showgrounds, you had to be there an hour before kick-off to ensure a seat in the main stand; lots of colour, live coverage by RTE and the correct result in the end. And two goals by a local, Cretaro from Tubbercurry.
I got a text from someone who caught a glimpse on me on TV, sombre in the stand after the final whistle - "You won! Why so glum!" Not glum but a mixture of disbelief and relief after thirty five years of following results and waiting.
I was there in 1977 - a lifetime ago it seems. Some footage from that game on YouTube.
Sligo Rovers website here.
Jessica's report here on extratime.ie.