2011 Sligo Rovers F.C. season

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Sligo Rovers F.C.
2011 season
Chairman Republic of Ireland Michael Toolan
Coach England Paul Cook
Stadium The Showgrounds, Sligo
League of Ireland 2nd
FAI Cup Winners
League of Ireland Cup Semi-Finalists
Setanta Sports Cup Semi-Finalists
Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round
Top goalscorer League: Eoin Doyle (20)
All: Eoin Doyle (25)
Highest home attendance 4,200 (12 March vs Shamrock Rovers, League of Ireland)
Lowest home attendance 965 (3 June vs Pike Rovers, FAI Cup)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011 Sligo Rovers F.C. season is the club's 67th season competing in the League of Ireland and the team's fifth season under the management of Paul Cook.

Squad[edit]

All players used during the season:

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Brendan Clarke
2 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Keane
3 Republic of Ireland DF Iarfhlaith Davoren
4 Republic of Ireland DF Gavin Peers
5 England MF Danny Ventre
6 Republic of Ireland MF Richie Ryan (Captain)
7 England MF John Dillon
8 Republic of Ireland MF John Russell
9 England FW Matthew Blinkhorn
10 Republic of Ireland FW Raffaele Cretaro
No. Position Player
11 Republic of Ireland FW Eoin Doyle
12 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Kirby
14 Republic of Ireland FW Mark McGoldrick
15 Cameroon MF Joseph N'Do
16 Republic of Ireland DF Derek Foran
17 Republic of Ireland MF Daryl Horgan
17 Republic of Ireland DF Conor Powell
19 Republic of Ireland GK Ciaran Kelly
20 Republic of Ireland DF Jason McGuinness
22 Republic of Ireland MF Aaron Greene

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player Country Position Signed From
Brendan Clarke Republic of Ireland Goalkeeper Sporting Fingal
Jason McGuinness Republic of Ireland Defender Bohemians
Alan Kirby Republic of Ireland Midfielder Sporting Fingal
Daryl Horgan Republic of Ireland Midfielder Salthill Devon
Aaron Greene Republic of Ireland Midfielder Bohemians
Raffaele Cretaro Republic of Ireland Forward Bohemians
Conor Powell Republic of Ireland Defender Colchester United

Out[edit]

Player Country Position Sold To
Conor O'Grady Republic of Ireland Midfielder Finn Harps
Jim Lauchlan Scotland Defender Ayr United
Romauld Boco Benin Midfielder Shanghai East Asia
Gary McCabe Republic of Ireland Midfielder Shamrock Rovers
Richard Brush England Goalkeeper Shamrock Rovers
Daryl Horgan Republic of Ireland Midfielder Cork City (Loan)
Mark McGoldrick Republic of Ireland Forward Finn Harps (Loan)
Kevin Devaney Republic of Ireland Midfielder Finn Harps

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

Last Updated – 15 November 2011

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 Brendan Clarke 31 0 5 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 43 0 1 1
2 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Keane 29(2) 2 4 0 1(1) 0 3 0 1 0 38 2 4 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Iarfhlaith Davoren 26(2) 0 6 1 1 0 4 0 0(1) 0 37 1 5 0
4 DF Republic of Ireland Gavin Peers 32 3 5 1 3 0 4 0 2 0 45 3 5 2
5 MF England Danny Ventre 18(5) 1 5 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 29 3 6 1
6 MF Republic of Ireland Richie Ryan 34 2 5(1) 0 1(1) 1 2 0 2 0 45 3 7 0
7 MF England John Dillon 18(11) 9 1(4) 0 1(1) 0 1 1 0(1) 0 21 10 1 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland John Russell 24(10) 4 5 0 3 0 2 1 0(2) 0 34 5 5 0
9 FW England Matthew Blinkhorn 20(9) 12 1(5) 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 28 12 3 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Raffaele Cretaro 19(14) 6 3(3) 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 26 9 2 0
11 MF Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle 28(6) 20 5 1 3 3 4 1 0(2) 0 40 25 2 0
12 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Kirby 18(12) 6 2(1) 1 1(1) 0 2 0 2 0 25 7 0 0
14 FW Republic of Ireland Liam Martin 0(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Republic of Ireland Mark McGoldrick 0(2) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 MF Cameroon Joseph Ndo 24(5) 2 4 0 2(1) 1 2 1 2 0 34 4 0 0
16 DF Republic of Ireland Derek Foran 7(1) 0 1(2) 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 1 0
17 MF Republic of Ireland Daryl Horgan 3(7) 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 7 3 1 0
17 DF Republic of Ireland Conor Powell 5(5) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0
19 GK Republic of Ireland Ciaran Kelly 5 0 1(2) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0 1 0
20 DF Republic of Ireland Jason McGuinness 32 0 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 42 3 5 0
21 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Devaney 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF Republic of Ireland Aaron Greene 23(12) 4 6 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 37 6 3 0

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal. Last updated 15 November 2011

Position Nation Number Name Premier League Setanta Cup FAI Cup League Cup Total
1 Republic of Ireland 11 Eoin Doyle 20 1 1 3 25
2 England 9 Matthew Blinkhorn 12 0 0 0 12
3 England 7 John Dillon 9 1 0 0 10
4 Republic of Ireland 10 Raffaele Cretaro 6 1 1 1 9
5 Republic of Ireland 12 Alan Kirby 6 0 1 0 7
6 Republic of Ireland 22 Aaron Greene 4 0 2 0 6
7 Republic of Ireland 8 John Russell 4 1 0 0 5
8 Republic of Ireland 4 Gavin Peers 3 0 1 0 4
8 Cameroon 15 Joseph Ndo 2 1 0 1 4
10 England 5 Danny Ventre 1 0 0 2 3
10 Republic of Ireland 6 Richie Ryan 2 0 0 1 3
10 Republic of Ireland 17 Daryl Horgan 1 1 0 1 3
10 Republic of Ireland 20 Jason McGuinness 0 0 3 0 3
14 Republic of Ireland 2 Alan Keane 2 0 0 0 2
15 Republic of Ireland 3 Iarfhlaith Davoren 0 0 1 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
1 GK Republic of Ireland Clarke 1 1
2 DF Republic of Ireland Keane 4
3 DF Republic of Ireland Davoren 5
4 DF Republic of Ireland Peers 5 2
5 MF England Ventre 6 1
6 MF Republic of Ireland Ryan 7
7 MF Republic of Ireland Dillon 1
8 MF Republic of Ireland Russell 5
9 FW England Blinkhorn 3
10 FW Republic of Ireland Cretaro 3
11 FW Republic of Ireland Doyle 2
16 DF Republic of Ireland Foran 1
17 MF Republic of Ireland Horgan 1
19 GK Republic of Ireland Kelly 1
20 DF Republic of Ireland McGuinness 5
22 MF Republic of Ireland Greene 3

Last updated: 31 October 2011
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]

  • Coach: Paul Cook
  • Assistant Coach: Gerry Carr
  • Coach: Maurice Monaghan

Competitions[edit]

League of Ireland[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers (C) 36 23 8 5 69 24 +45 77 UEFA Champions League/Setanta Cup
2 Sligo Rovers 36 22 7 7 73 19 +54 73 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
3 Derry City [note 1] 36 18 14 4 63 23 +40 68 Setanta Cup
4 St Patrick's Athletic 36 17 12 7 62 35 +27 63 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
5 Bohemians 36 17 9 10 39 27 +12 60 UEFA Europa League/Setanta Cup
6 Bray Wanderers 36 15 6 15 53 50 +3 51 Setanta Cup
7 Dundalk 36 11 11 14 50 53 −3 44
8 UCD 36 10 4 22 42 80 −38 34
9 Drogheda United 36 7 4 25 32 77 −45 25
10 Galway United [note 2] 36 1 3 32 20 115 −95 6 Lost promotion/relegation play-off.

Source:[1][2][3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Derry City were banned from European competitions for three seasons after going into liquidation.
  2. ^ Galway United were originally relegated but subsequently withdrew from the league.


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
36 22 7 7 70 19  +51 73 13 2 3 41 10  +31 9 5 4 29 9  +20

Last updated: 31 October 2011.
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 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result W L D W W W D L L W L W W W L W D W D W W W W D D L W D W W W W W L W W
Position 4 5 4 3 2 2 3 5 5 4 6 3 3 2 2 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 2

Last updated: 31 October 2011.
Source: Wikipedia article
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

FAI Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Third round[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

Fourth Round(replay)[edit]

Quarter-Final[edit]

Semi-Final[edit]

Final[edit]

Setanta Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Quarter-Final[edit]

Semi-Final[edit]

EA Sports Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Second round[edit]

Quarter Final[edit]

Semi Final[edit]

Europa League[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

3rd Qualifying Round[edit]

Records[edit]

Overall[edit]

Total Home Away
Games played 51 24 26
Games won 31 16 14
Games drawn 9 3 6
Games lost 11 5 6
Biggest win 8–0 vs Galway United 7-1 vs Galway United 8–0 vs Galway United
Biggest loss 0–2 vs Shamrock Rovers & FC Vorskla Poltava 0–2 vs FC Vorskla Poltava 0–2 vs Shamrock Rovers
Biggest win (League) 8–0 vs Galway United 7-1 vs Galway United 8–0 vs Galway United
Biggest win (Cup) 4-0 vs Cockhill Celtic 3-0 vs Portadown 4-0 vs Cockhill Celtic & Monaghan United
Biggest loss (League) 2-1 vs Bohemians & St Pats & UCD 2-1 vs Bohemians 2-1 vs St Pats & UCD
Biggest loss (Cup) 2-0 vs Shamrock Rovers 2-0 vs Shamrock Rovers 2-1 vs Shamrock Rovers
Biggest loss (Europe) 2-0 vs FC Vorskla Poltava 2-0 vs FC Vorskla Poltava
Clean sheets 30 14 16
Goals scored 98 51 46
Goals conceded 32 16 15
Goal difference +66 +35 +31
Consecutive Victories 5 8 3
Unbeaten run 12 9 8
Consecutive Defeats 2 2 2
Winless Run 5 5 3
Average GF per game 1.92 2.13 1.77
Average GA per game 0.63 0.67 0.58
Yellow cards 53 23 28
Red cards 4 3 1
Most appearances Republic of Ireland Gavin Peers (46)
Most minutes played Republic of Ireland Richie Ryan (3,148)
Top scorer Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle (25)
Points 67/102 (67.59%) 41/54 (75.93%) 32/54 (59.26%)
Winning rate 61.11% 72.22% 50%

Last updated: 15 November 2011
Source: Competitive matches

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland 2011". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "2011 League of Ireland". www.soccerway.com. Archived from the original on 31 December 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ireland 2012". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Derry City are refused entry to Europa League by Uefa". www.bbc.co.uk. 21 February 2012.