23 signs you're a sports fan from Sligo

Featuring Mrs Doyle, Seamus Coleman and Mark Scanlon.

1. October 13, 2012 is a date you’ll never forget

(INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan)

2. You think this goal by Eamonn O’Hara in the 2007 Connacht final is the greatest of all time

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3. And O’Hara’s All-Star award was a fitting recognition of his talent

(INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

4. John Terry is one of your biggest fans

INPHO/Donall Farmer

5. Dixie Dean might have scored 349 goals in 399 games for Everton, but that pales in comparison to his Sligo Rovers days

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6. Harry McLoughlin will forever be a legend because of this goal

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7. You feel privileged to have watched Gavin Dykes and the rest of the 1993/94 treble-winning side in action

(Matt Browne\INPHO)

8. You’re a big fan of Pascal Millien’s rapping

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9. You claim credit for the glory years of Irish rugby

ROG’s father’s from Ballisodare… and he looks great in black too.

(INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

10. You’re proud that the most beautiful golf course in Ireland is in Enniscrone

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11. You’re glad Mrs Doyle belatedly became a (Sligo-born) sports fan

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12. You always knew Seamus Coleman had the potential to be a top class player

(INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan)

13. You can’t fault hurler Paul Seevers’ dedication after he lined out for Sligo for over 20 years

(INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

14. You’re immensely proud of your ‘surfing hotspot’ status

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15. You’ll never forget Mary Cullen’s 3,000m bronze at the European Indoor Championships in 2009

(INPHO/Donall Farmer)

16. Forget the Curragh, Leopardstown and Punchestown — you know there’s no day out at the races like one in Sligo

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17. Your father and grandfather spoke a lot about how good Mickey Kearns was in the 70s

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18. And what a great captain Barnes Murphy was in 1975

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19. After beating Galway and Mayo, the Connacht final loss to Roscommon means you’ll always think of 2010 as the one that got away

(INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

20. You’ve never felt more relieved than after the 2011 FAI Cup Final

(INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

21. You were always confident of a point being registered when Paul Taylor kicked a free

(INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

22. You knew Rory McIlroy would become a star when you saw him all those years ago in Rosses Point

(INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

23. You cheered on Mark Scanlon in the 2004 Tour de France

(INPHO/Shane Stokes)

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