Sligo Rovers pay tribute to former defender Gavin Peers who retired at the age of 36

Sligo Rovers have paid tribute to former defender Gavin Peers after he retired aged 36.

ubliner Peers has spent the last three seasons in the Irish League, competing for Glentoran and Warrenpoint but is best remembered for his time at Sligo (2006-16) when he won all the major national honors after moving to Ireland had drawn after spells with Blackburn Rovers and Mansfield Town.

“All good things must come to an end, after 20 years of playing I’m putting my boots on. A big thank you to all the managers and players I’ve played for and with. I was lucky enough to win them all.” Trophy in the League of Ireland and the Irish Cup in Northern Ireland,” said Peers, who takes on a coaching role with Ireland Under-15 side.

“We wish Gavin well and sincerely thank him for his service,” Sligo said today. “Peers have had a hugely successful career, particularly whilst here at Sligo Rovers winning the 2012 league title, 2010 EA Sports Cup, 2014 Setanta Sports Cup and three great FAI Cup victories at the Aviva Stadium in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

“A testimonial game against Portsmouth at The Showgrounds in 2016 ended Peers’ time at the club in front of a large home crowd. He played for St Patrick’s Athletic, Derry City, Glentoran and Warrenpoint and will forever be remembered at the showgrounds.” Sligo Rovers pay tribute to former defender Gavin Peers who retired at the age of 36

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