President Michael D. Higgins attended the Sligo Rovers match in the Showgrounds last night.
The President was invited by the Sligo Rovers Football Club as part of the 90th celebrations of the club.
He was greeted by officials from the club and local politicians and escorted to his viewing area meeting fans on the way.
President Michael D. Higgins arrives at the show grounds this evening for the 90th celebrations of the club
Posted by Ocean FM Ireland on Saturday, October 6, 2018
He had no time for press interviews but had a quick word as he passed by to offer his support to the club and league:
Former players and special guests were invited to the match which saw a win for Sligo Rovers over Bray Wanderers.
These ladies were at the match last night and told Claire Mulcahy they are keen fans:
But this man felt that coming up to a presidential election and as a candidate in that election the President was perhaps seeking votes.
The President officials told Ocean FM News it was a visit as President after he was invited by the Sligo Rovers board of management. They state it is not part of any election campaign.
But this man at the match wasn’t convinced: