Sligo Rovers’ name misspelled on FAI Cup medals

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Sligo Rovers beat Drogheda United 3-2 in the Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup final. It was the third time in four years that they've won the competition, but that apparently wasn't enough to ensure that the engravers spelled the club's name right on the winners' medals.

After the match, Drogheda's Philip Hand tweeted a picture of his runner-up medal to highlight the fact that their opponents were engraved as "Silgo Rovers." Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers didn't notice the mistake on their own medals until they started home.


Sligo’s Alan Keane told “We only noticed it on the bus on the way back to Sligo.

“Our skipper Danny Ventre was having a look and spotted it: ‘Silgo.’ We got a few laughs out of that.”

“As long as the right words — cup winners — are on the back we won’t worry too much about what’s written on the back.”

The FAI blamed the mistake on their supplier and said the medals would be replaced.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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