Friends of Sligo Football
WE extend our sincere sympathy to the family, friends and to Tourlestrane club on the tragic death
of the talented Darren Gaughan, who became ill in LImerick and died at Limerick Regional Hospital
last Thursday This is a tragedy for any family but particularly for such an outstanding sporting family
Darren’s brothers Gary and Noel are extremely talented players, who have represented Sligo at
Senior and Junior level. Darren was also an exciting prospect at college and Club level and he will
be sadly missed. Darren was on the panel of the Tourlestrane team, which took part in this year's
Senior County Final. Friends of Sligo Football extend our sincere sympathy to Darren's parents
Kathleen and Leo and also to Gary, Noel, Liam and Leoine. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam Dilís.
We congratulate Sligo captain, Charlie Harrison, David Kelly and Alan Costello, who have been
nominated on the GPA team of the year and we hope some of them and hopefully all of them
make the final 15. Many wondered why Charlie was not on the Ireland team in the Aussie Rules
Internationals recently as his speed and dash was missing in the Irish team.
We extend sympathy to the family of Peter Horan, Killavil. who died recently. He was one of the
finest exponents of Irish music and a true gentleman and his partnership with the late Fred Finn was
legendary. At a time when an Irish Rock singer was being touted by RTE as one of the greatest Irish
people of all time one wonders how they could over look people like Peter Horan, Fred Finn, Harry
McGowan, Matt Molloy or Paddy Moloney, who did so much for Irish music and for Ireland and kept
Irish music to the fore when it was neither popular or profitable. Without people like them Irish
music would be in the doldrums not vibrant like it is and there would be no river dance.
WE wish Sligo Rovers the best of luck as the play in their successive Cup Final at Aviva stadium
later this month. Many FOSF supporters are Sligo Rovers supporters and we wish them success. It is
unfortunate they may have to play without 2 of their best players as a similar situation occurred last
year when Conor O’Grady missed out.