2012 Sligo Rovers F.C. season

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Sligo Rovers F.C.
2012 season
Chairman Dermot Kelly
Coach England Ian Baraclough
Stadium The Showgrounds, Sligo
League of Ireland 1st (champions)
FAI Cup 2nd Round
League of Ireland Cup Semi-finalists
Setanta Sports Cup Semi-finalists
Europa League 2nd Qualifying round
Top goalscorer League: Danny North (14)
All: Danny North (17)
Highest home attendance 6,097 (26 October vs Shamrock Rovers, League of Ireland)
Lowest home attendance 1,378 (9 April vs Monaghan United, League of Ireland Cup)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012 Sligo Rovers F.C. season was the club's 68th season competing in the League of Ireland and the team's first season under the management of Ian Baraclough. It was the team's seventh consecutive season in the Premier Division. Sligo Rovers won their first title in 35 years.[1][2][3][4][5]

Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position (s) Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Club Apps. Club Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Gary Rogers Republic of Ireland GK (1981-09-25) 25 September 1981 (age 32) Republic of Ireland St Patricks Athletic 2012 35 0
12 Richard Brush England GK (1984-11-26) 26 November 1984 (age 29) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2012 142 0
23 Ciaran Kelly Republic of Ireland GK (1980-05-04) 4 May 1980 (age 34) Republic of Ireland Athlone Town 2009 93 0
Defenders
2 Alan Keane Republic of Ireland RB (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 29) Republic of Ireland Galway United 2009 156 17
3 Iarfhlaith Davoren Republic of Ireland LB (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 28) Republic of Ireland Galway United 2010 99 1
4 Gavin Peers Republic of Ireland CB (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 28) England Mansfield Town 2006 249 20
6 Jeff Henderson England CB (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 22) England Newcastle United 2012 6 0
11 Ross Gaynor Republic of Ireland LB (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26) Republic of Ireland Dundalk 2012 36 1
20 Jason McGuinness Republic of Ireland CB (1982-08-12) 12 August 1982 (age 31) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2011 73 7
24 Jake Dykes Republic of Ireland LB/CB (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 19) Republic of Ireland N/A 2012 4 0
28 Martin Owens Republic of Ireland RB (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 21) Republic of Ireland N/A 2012 6 0
Midfielders
5 Danny Ventre (captain) England DM / CM (1986-01-23) 23 January 1986 (age 28) England Accrington Stanley 2007 194 7
7 John Dillon England RW (1988-08-02) 2 August 1988 (age 25) England Crewe Alexandra 2010 97 12
14 Pascal Millien Haiti RW (1986-05-03) 3 May 1986 (age 28) United States Tampa Bay Rowdies 2012 26 2
15 Joseph Ndo Cameroon CM (1976-04-28) 28 April 1976 (age 38) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2010 108 9
15 Lee Lynch Republic of Ireland CM (1991-11-27) 27 November 1991 (age 22) Republic of Ireland Drogheda United 2012 36 4
22 David Cawley Republic of Ireland DM / CM (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 22) England Ipswich Town 2012 34 2
26 Ryan Connolly Republic of Ireland LW (1992-01-13) 13 January 1992 (age 22) England Derby 2012 8 0
29 Seamus Conneely Republic of Ireland CM / RW (1988-07-09) 9 July 1988 (age 26) England Sheffield United 2012 16 1
Forwards
9 Mark Quigley Republic of Ireland ST (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 28) Republic of Ireland Dundalk 2012 32 13
10 Rafael Cretaro Republic of Ireland ST / RW (1981-10-15) 15 October 1981 (age 32) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2011 362 62
27 Danny North England ST (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 26) Republic of Ireland St Patricks Athletic 2012 23 17
39 Liam Buchanan Scotland ST (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 29) Scotland Dunfermline Athletic 2012 10 2

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player Country Position Signed From
Gary Rogers Republic of Ireland Goalkeeper St Patrick's Athletic
Lee Lynch Republic of Ireland Midfielder Drogheda United
Romauld Boco Benin Midfielder Shanghai East Asia
Ross Gaynor Republic of Ireland Midfielder Dundalk
Mark Quigley Republic of Ireland Forward Dundalk
Danny North Republic of Ireland Forward St Patrick's Athletic
Richard Brush England Goalkeeper Shamrock Rovers
David Cawley Republic of Ireland Midfielder Ipswich Town
Pascal Millien Haiti Midfielder Tampa Bay Rowdies
Ryan Connolly Republic of Ireland Midfielder Derby County
Seamus Conneely Republic of Ireland Defender Sheffield United
Jeff Henderson England Defender Newcastle United
Liam Buchanan Scotland Forward Dunfermline

Out[edit]

Player Country Position Sold To
Brendan Clarke Republic of Ireland Goalkeeper St Patrick's Athletic
Conor Powell Republic of Ireland Defender Shamrock Rovers
Derek Foran Republic of Ireland Defender Dundalk
Richie Ryan Republic of Ireland Midfielder Dundee United
John Russell Republic of Ireland Midfielder St Patrick's Athletic
Matthew Blinkhorn England Forward York City
Eoin Doyle Republic of Ireland Forward Hibernian
Daryl Horgan Republic of Ireland Midfielder Cork City
Aaron Greene Republic of Ireland Midfielder Shamrock Rovers
Romuald Boco Benin Midfielder Accrinton Stanley

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

Last Updated – 30 October 2012

No. Pos. Name League FAI Cup League Cup Setanta Cup Europa League Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Republic of Ireland Gary Rogers 29 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 35 0 0 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Keane 17 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 24 1 2 2
3 DF Republic of Ireland Iarfhlaith Davoren 11(2) 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 17(2) 0 5 0
4 DF Republic of Ireland Gavin Peers 28 4 1 0 1 0 4 0 2 1 36 5 10 0
5 MF England Danny Ventre 25 0 1 0 3 0 4 0 2 0 35 0 7 1
6 DF England Jeff Henderson 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0(1) 0 5(1) 0 1 0
7 MF England John Dillon 8(10) 0 0 0 1(2) 0 2(1) 0 0 0 11(13) 0 1 0
8 MF Benin Romauld Boco 21 2 0 0 3 0 3(1) 2 2 0 29(1) 4 5 0
9 FW Republic of Ireland Mark Quigley 22(3) 10 1 1 1 0 3(1) 2 1 0 28(4) 13 4 1
10 FW Republic of Ireland Raffaele Cretaro 19(8) 6 0(1) 0 3 2 1(2) 0 1 0 24(11) 8 2 0
11 MF Republic of Ireland Ross Gaynor 25(2) 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 2 0 34(2) 1 6 0
12 GK England Richard Brush 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
14 MF Haiti Pascal Millien 11(9) 2 0(1) 0 0(2) 0 0(1) 0 1(1) 0 12(14) 2 0 0
15 MF Cameroon Joseph Ndo 23 1 0 0 1(1) 0 3(1) 0 2 0 29(2) 1 2 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Lynch 17(10) 2 1 0 1(2) 1 4 0 0(1) 0 22(14) 3 3 0
17 FW Republic of Ireland Mark McGoldrick 0(1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0
18 FW Republic of Ireland Liam Martin 0(1) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0
20 DF Republic of Ireland Jason McGuinness 25 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 31 4 1 1
21 DF Republic of Ireland Colm McLoughlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF Republic of Ireland David Cawley 17(9) 2 1 0 2 0 1(2) 0 2 0 23(11) 2 6 0
23 GK Republic of Ireland Ciaran Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF Republic of Ireland Jake Dykes 0(2) 0 1 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1(3) 0 1 0
26 MF Republic of Ireland Ryan Connolly 1(5) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0(1) 0 2(6) 0 0 0
27 FW England Danny North 16 14 1 0 1 2 2(1) 1 2 0 22(1) 18 4 0
28 DF Republic of Ireland Martin Owens 0(5) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1(5) 0 0 0
29 DF Republic of Ireland Seamus Conneely 11(2) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 14(2) 1 1 0
39 FW Scotland Liam Buchanan 1(9) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(9) 2 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal. Last updated 22 October 2012

Position Nation Number Name Premier League Setanta Cup FAI Cup League Cup Europa League Total
1 England 27 Danny North 14 1 0 2 0 17
2 Republic of Ireland 9 Mark Quigley 10 2 1 0 0 13
3 Republic of Ireland 10 Raffaele Cretaro 6 0 2 0 0 8
4 Republic of Ireland 4 Gavin Peers 4 0 0 0 1 5
5 Benin 8 Romuald Boco 2 2 0 0 0 4
5 Republic of Ireland 16 Lee Lynch 3 0 0 1 0 4
5 Republic of Ireland 20 Jason McGuinness 3 0 0 0 1 4
8 Haiti 14 Pascal Millien 2 0 0 0 0 2
8 Republic of Ireland 22 David Cawley 2 0 0 0 0 2
8 Scotland 39 Liam Buchanan 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 2 Alan Keane 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 11 Ross Gaynor 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 Cameroon 15 Joseph Ndo 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 29 Seamus Conneely 1 0 0 0 0 1

Top Assists[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total assists are equal. Last updated 22 October 2012

Position Nation Number Name Premier League Setanta Cup FAI Cup League Cup Europa League Total
1 Republic of Ireland 11 Ross Gaynor 0 2 0 0 0 2
2 Cameroon 15 Joseph Ndo 5 1 0 0 1 7
3 Republic of Ireland 10 Raffaele Cretaro 5 0 0 1 0 6
4 Republic of Ireland 16 Lee Lynch 3 1 1 0 0 5
5 Republic of Ireland 2 Alan Keane 3 0 0 0 0 3
5 Republic of Ireland 4 Gavin Peers 3 0 0 0 0 3
5 Benin 8 Romuald Boco 3 0 0 0 0 3
5 Republic of Ireland 9 Mark Quigley 3 0 0 0 0 3
9 Haiti 14 Pascal Millien 2 0 1 0 0 3
10 England 27 Danny North 0 0 1 0 1 2
11 England 5 Danny Ventre 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 England 7 John Dillon 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 20 Jason McGuinness 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 26 Ryan Connolly 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 28 Martin Owens 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 29 Seamus Conneely 1 0 0 0 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
2 DF  IRL Keane 2 1
3 DF  IRL Davoren 4
4 DF  IRL Peers 7
5 MF  ENG Ventre 6 1
7 MF  ENG Dillon 1
8 MF  BEN Boco 3
9 FW  IRL Quigley 2 1
10 FW  IRL Cretaro 2 0
11 MF  IRL Gaynor 5
15 MF  CMR Ndo 1
16 MF  IRL Lynch 2
20 DF  IRL McGuinness 1 1
22 MF  IRL Cawley 4
24 DF  IRL Dykes 1
27 FW  ENG North 4
29 MF  IRL Conneely 1

Last updated: 22 October 2012
Source:[citation needed]
Only competitive matches
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.
Notes: League only

Technical staff[edit]

  • Manager: Ian Baraclough
  • Assistant Manager: Gerry Carr
  • Coach: Maurice Monaghan

Competitions[edit]

League of Ireland[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sligo Rovers 30 17 10 3 53 23 +30 61
2 Drogheda United 30 17 6 7 51 36 +15 57
3 St. Pats 30 15 10 5 44 22 +22 55
4 Shamrock Rovers 30 14 10 6 56 37 +19 52

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 17 10 3 53 23 +30 61 11 4 1 37 13 +24 6 6 2 16 10 +6

Last updated: 30 October 2012.
Source: [1]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A H H H A H A H A H H A A A H A H A H A A H H H A H A H A H
Result D W W W W D W D W W W L D W D W D W D W W D W W D W D W L L
Position 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: 30 October 2011.
Source: Wikipedia article
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

FAI Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012 FAI Cup

      Win       Draw       Loss

Third round[edit]

Setanta Cup[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

quarter-final[edit]

Sligo Rovers won 3–1 on aggregate

semi-final[edit]

Sligo Rovers lost 3–2 on aggregate

EA Sports Cup[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Second round[edit]

quarter-final[edit]

semi-final[edit]

Europa League[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

2nd Qualifying Round[edit]

Sligo Rovers lost 4–2 on aggregate

Pre-Season Friendlies[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Records[edit]

Overall[edit]

Total Home Away
Games played 40 22 18
Games won 21 15 6
Games drawn 12 5 7
Games lost 7 1 6
Biggest win 4–0 vs Derry City 4–0 vs Derry City 3–1 vs Drogheda United & Shelbourne
Biggest loss 0–2 vs Crusaders & Shamrock Rovers & 1–3 vs Monaghan United & 1–3 vs Spartak Trnava 1–3 vs Monaghan United & 0–2 Shamrock Rovers 0–2 vs Crusaders & 1–3 vs Spartak Trnava
Biggest win (League) 3–0 vs Dundalk & Shamrock Rovers & Shelbourne & Dundalk & 4–1 vs Drogheda United & Derry City 3–0 vs Dundalk & Shamrock Rovers & Shelbourne & Dundalk & 4–1 vs Drogheda United & Derry City 3–1 vs Drogheda United & Shelbourne
Biggest win (Cup) 4–0 vs Derry City 4–0 vs Derry City
Biggest loss (League) 0–2 vs Shamrock Rovers 0–2 vs Shamrock Rovers 0–1 vs UCD & 1–2 vs Drogheda United
Biggest loss (Cup) 0–2 vs Crusaders & 1–3 vs Monaghan United & 1–3 vs Spartak Trnava 1–3 vs Monaghan United 0–2 vs Crusaders & 1–3 vs Spartak Trnava
Biggest loss (Europe) 1–3 vs Spartak Trnava 1–3 vs Spartak Trnava
Clean sheets 13 8 5
Goals scored 69 50 19
Goals conceded 36 19 17
Goal difference +33 +31 +2
Consecutive Victories 4 5 2
Unbeaten run 10 10 4
Consecutive Defeats 2 1 2
Winless Run 3 3 3
Average GF per game 1.73 2.27 1.06
Average GA per game 0.9 0.86 0.94
Yellow cards 64 28 36
Red cards 5 3 2
Most appearances Republic of Ireland Gavin Peers & Lee Lynch & Ross Gaynor (36)
Most minutes played Republic of Ireland Gary Rogers(3,150)
Top scorer England Danny North (17)
Top assists Republic of Ireland Ross Gaynor(11)
Points 61/90 (67.78%) 37/48 (77.08%) 24/42 (57.14%)
Winning rate 56.67% 68.75% 42.86%

Last updated: 30 October 2012
Source: Competitive matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sligo Rovers 3 St Patrick's Athletic 2". RTÉ Sport. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sligo Rovers celebrate first title in 35 years". Score. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Title win sends Sligo wild". Irish Examiner. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sligo seal title". Goal.com. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sligo are 2012 League Champions". Extra Time. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 

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