Busy weekend ahead for Sligo Rovers teams

Sligo Rovers Mikey Drennan comes up against former club Shamrock Rovers for the first time this evening, as the Bit O’ Red head to Tallaght.

With top-scorer Adam Morgan still sidelined with an abdominal injury, Drennan, Lewis Morrison and Raff Cretaro will be the attacking options for Gerard Lyttle’s side against Stephen Bradley’s Hoops.

Kick-off in Tallaght is at 8pm.

The other games tonight see bottom side Bray Wanderers host second-placed Cork City, Derry City welcome St Pat’s to the Brandywell, and second-from-bottom Limerick are home to Waterford.

Finn Harps are not in action in the First Division until tomorrow when they make the long trip south to face Cobh Ramblers.

Ahead of that game, Harps have signed defender John Kavanagh on loan from Cork City for the remainder of the season.

The 24-year-old had been on-loan with Waterford for the first half of the campaign.

Tonight, Athlone face UCD, Galway play Cabinteely, Shelbourne host Longford and Wexford face Drogheda.

Elsewhere this weekend, Rovers’ U19 team travel to Longford tomorrow, while the U17s host the same opposition at 2pm.

The U15s travel to Bray on Sunday.

Harps’ U17s travel to Monaghan-Cavan on Saturday, and the U15s are away to Bohemians on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Rovers have been drawn away to St Pat’s in the U15 National Cup, while Harps will host UCD.

In the U17Mark Farren Cup, Harps have been drawn away to Bray; and in the U19 Cup, Harps will be home to St Pat’s if they beat Dundalk in their quarter-final.

In the women’s U17 league, Donegal host Galway at Letterkenny’s Leckview Park at 2pm tomorrow, while Rovers face Athlone Town away tomorrow at 7pm.

Rovers midfielder Aife Haran says that with one defeat and one win so far for the team, they are starting to find their feet. She spoke to Darragh Cox on the Rovers Review Show…

Rovers’ first team players will be back in action at the Showgrounds tomorrow evening, when they take on team made up of some of the best players to have worn the Bit O’ Red jersey in the last two decades.

The exhibition game will be to honour one of Rovers’ greatest ever servants, Raff Cretaro, in his testimonial year.

The Tubbercurry man remains an integral part of the Rovers squad, but admits he has put extra responsibilities on himself in recent years…

Tickets for tomorrow’s Raff Cretaro testimonial are on sale now, and will be on sale at the gate tomorrow.

Kick-off is at 6pm.