2014 Sligo Rovers F.C. season

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Sligo Rovers F.C.
2014 season
Chairman Republic of Ireland Dermot Kelly
Coach England Ian Baraclough
Stadium The Showgrounds, Sligo
League of Ireland 5th
FAI Cup 2nd round
League of Ireland Cup (aka EA Sports Cup) 2nd round
Setanta Sports Cup Champions
Europa League 2nd qualifying round
Home colours
Away colours

The 2014 Sligo Rovers F.C. season is the club's 72nd season competing in the League of Ireland and the team's third season under the management of Ian Baraclough. It's the team's ninth consecutive season in the Premier Division which they have won three times. They will be attempting to defend the FAI Cup. They will be appearing in the Europa League making it the fifth time in six seasons to have played in European competition.

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 33) Republic of Ireland St Patricks Athletic 2012 84 0
12 Richard Brush England GK (1984-11-26) 26 November 1984 (age 30) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2014 144 0
Defenders
2 Alan Keane Republic of Ireland RB (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 30) Republic of Ireland Galway United 2009 206 18
3 Danny Ledwith Republic of Ireland LB (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 23) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2014 6 0
4 Gavin Peers Republic of Ireland CB (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 29) England Mansfield Town 2006 286 24
5 Evan McMillan Republic of Ireland CB (1986-11-20) 20 November 1986 (age 28) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2013 41 7
6 Jeff Henderson England CB (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 23) England Newcastle United 2012 47 2
11 Ross Gaynor Republic of Ireland LB (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 27) Republic of Ireland Dundalk 2012 68 3
16 Kalen Spillane Republic of Ireland CB (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 23) Republic of Ireland Cork City 2014 4 0
24 Jake Dykes Republic of Ireland CB/LB (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 20) Republic of Ireland N/A 2012 6 0
Midfielders
8 David Cawley Republic of Ireland CM (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 23) England Ipswich Town 2012 81 9
14 Paul O'Conor Republic of Ireland CM (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 27) Republic of Ireland Drogheda United 2014 6 0
15 Joseph N'Do Cameroon CAM (1976-04-28) 28 April 1976 (age 39) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2010 139 11
18 John Russell Republic of Ireland CAM (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 30) Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 2014 81 10
20 Aaron Greene Republic of Ireland LW (1990-01-02) 2 January 1990 (age 25) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2013 88 14
21 Kieran Djilali England RW (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 24) England Wimbledon 2013 42 6
29 Séamus Conneely Republic of Ireland CM (1988-07-09) 9 July 1988 (age 26) England Sheffield United 2012 51 2
Forwards
7 Danny North England ST (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 27) Republic of Ireland St Patricks Athletic 2012 50 26
9 Seán Maguire Republic of Ireland ST (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 21) England West Ham United 2014 4 0
10 Raffaele Cretaro Republic of Ireland ST/RW (1981-10-15) 15 October 1981 (age 33) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2011 397 68
22 Eric Odhiambo England ST/RW (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 26) England Hereford United 2014 5 3

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player Country Position Signed From
Richard Brush England Goalkeeper Shamrock Rovers
Kalen Spillane Republic of Ireland Defender Cork City
Danny Ledwith Republic of Ireland Defender Shamrock Rovers
Paul O'Conor Republic of Ireland Midfielder Drogheda United
John Russell Republic of Ireland Midfielder St Patrick's Athletic
Eric Odhiambo England Forward Hereford United
Seán Maguire Republic of Ireland Forward West Ham United

Out[edit]

Player Country Position Sold To
Ciaran Kelly Republic of Ireland Goalkeeper Retired
Iarfhlaith Davoren Republic of Ireland Defender Released
Danny Ventre England Midfielder Derry City
Lee Lynch Republic of Ireland Midfielder St Patrick's Athletic
Anthony Elding England Forward Cork City
Pascal Millien Haiti Midfielder Sheikh Russel KC
Ryan Connolly Republic of Ireland Midfielder Galway

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

Last Updated – 24 March 2014

No. Pos. Name League FAI Cup League Cup Setanta Cup Europa League President's Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals 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 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Keane 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Danny Ledwith 2(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0 1 0 3(3) 0 0 0
4 DF Republic of Ireland Gavin Peers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Evan McMillan 2(1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4(1) 2 1 0
6 DF England Jeff Henderson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
7 FW England Danny North 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland David Cawley 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0
9 FW Republic of Ireland Sean Maguire 2 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 3(1) 0 0 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland Raffaele Cretaro 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0(1) 0 2(2) 0 0 0
11 MF Republic of Ireland Ross Gaynor 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1
12 GK England Richard Brush 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Paul O'Conor 1(2) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0(1) 0 3(3) 0 0 0
15 MF Cameroon Joseph Ndo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
16 DF Republic of Ireland Kalen Spillane 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland John Russell 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 1 0
20 MF Republic of Ireland Aaron Greene 2(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4(1) 1 0 0
21 MF England Kieran Djilali 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0
22 FW England Eric Odhiambo 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 5 3 0 0
24 DF Republic of Ireland Jake Dykes 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 DF Republic of Ireland Gary Boylan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF Republic of Ireland Regan Donelon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 DF Republic of Ireland Seamus Conneely 0(2) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0(1) 0 2(3) 0 0 0
30 GK Republic of Ireland Adam Murphy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Republic of Ireland Liam Flatley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 1 0 0 0 0 0(1) 1 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal. Last updated 12 March 2014

Position Nation Number Name LOI Premier Division Setanta Cup FAI Cup League Cup Europa League Total
1 England 22 Eric Odhiambo 0 3 0 0 0 3
2 Republic of Ireland 5 Evan McMillan 1 1 0 0 0 2
2 England 7 Danny North 0 2 0 0 0 2
4 Republic of Ireland 11 Ross Gaynor 0 1 0 0 0 1
4 Republic of Ireland 18 John Russell 1 0 0 0 0 1
4 Republic of Ireland 20 Aaron Greene 0 1 0 0 0 1
4 Republic of Ireland 31 Liam Flatley 0 1 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 12/03/14

Position Nation Number Name LOI Premier Division Setanta Cup FAI Cup League Cup Europa League Total
1 Republic of Ireland 8 David Cawley 1 1 0 0 0 2
1 Republic of Ireland 14 Paul O'Conor 0 2 0 0 0 2
3 England 6 Jeff Henderson 0 1 0 0 0 1
3 England 7 Danny North 0 1 0 0 0 1
3 Republic of Ireland 18 John Russell 1 0 0 0 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
2 DF Republic of Ireland Keane 1
3 DF Republic of Ireland Ledwith 1
5 DF Republic of Ireland McMillan 1
6 DF England Henderson 1
11 DF Republic of Ireland Gaynor 1

Last updated: 24 March 2014
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]


League of Ireland[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dundalk (C) (Q) 33 22 8 3 73 24 +49 74 2015–16 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying
2 Cork City (Q) 33 22 6 5 51 25 +26 72 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
3 St Patrick's Athletic (Q) 33 19 8 6 66 37 +29 65
4 Shamrock Rovers (Q) 33 18 8 7 43 26 +17 62
5 Sligo Rovers 33 12 7 14 44 36 +8 43
6 Limerick 33 12 5 16 37 45 −8 41
7 Bohemians 33 9 13 11 40 41 −1 40
8 Derry City 33 9 11 13 42 41 +1 38
9 Drogheda United 33 10 6 17 40 63 −23 36
10 Bray Wanderers 33 5 11 17 28 61 −33 26
11 UCD (R) (Q) 33 6 7 20 27 71 –44 25 2015–16 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
Promotion/Relegation play-off
12 Athlone Town (R) 33 4 10 19 35 56 −21 22 Relegation to First Division

Updated to games played on 24 October 2014.
Source: League of Ireland
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 St Patrick's Athletic qualified for the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League first qualifying round as 2014 FAI Cup winners.
2 Republic of Ireland was among the best three associations in the UEFA Fair Play ranking and thus received an additional spot in the first qualifying round of the Europa League, UCD received the qualifying spot for their ranking in League of Ireland Premier Division Fair Play ranking.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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
33 12 7 14 44 36 +8 43 7 5 4 29 18 +11 5 2 10 15 18 −3

Last updated: 29 April 2015.
Source: extratime.ie

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
Ground H A H A A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A A H
Result W L L
Position 3 7 8

Last updated: 24 March 2014.
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]

Main article: 2014 FAI Cup

      Win       Draw       Loss

Setanta Cup[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Sligo Rovers won 9–1 on aggregate


Sligo Rovers won 7–1 on aggregate


EA Sports Cup[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Europa League[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

President's Cup[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Records[edit]

Overall[edit]

Total Home Away
Games played 6 3 3
Games won 3 2 1
Games drawn 0 0 0
Games lost 3 1 2
Biggest win 5-0 vs Crusaders 5-0 vs Crusaders 4-1 vs Crusaders
Biggest loss 0-1 vs St. Pats & Bray Wanderers & Dundalk 0-1 vs Dundalk 0-1 vs St. Pats & Bray Wanderers
Biggest win (League) 2-1 vs Athlone Town 2-1 vs Athlone Town
Biggest win (Cup) 5-0 vs Crusaders 5-0 vs Crusaders 4-1 vs Crusaders
Biggest loss (League) 0-1 vs Bray Wanderers & Dundalk 0-1 vs Dundalk 0-1 vs Bray Wanderers
Biggest loss (Cup) 0-1 vs St. Pats 0-1 vs St. Pats
Clean sheets 1 1 0
Goals scored 11 7 4
Goals conceded 5 2 3
Goal difference +6 +5 +1
Consecutive Victories 2 2 1
Unbeaten run 2 2 1
Consecutive Defeats 2 1 1
Winless Run 2 1 1
Average GF per game 1.83 2.33 1.33
Average GA per game 0.83 0.67 1
Yellow cards 5 3 2
Red cards 1 1 0
Most appearances
Most minutes played
Top scorer
Top assists
Points 3/9 (33.33%) 3/6 (50%) 0/3 (0%)
Winning rate 33.33% 50% 0%

Last updated: 24 March 2014
Source: Competitive matches

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