Jack Byrne bends one into the top corner as Rovers thump Sligo 2 years ago

Jack Byrne bends one into the top corner as Rovers thump Sligo

Shamrock Rovers extended their lead at the top of the League of Ireland table to four points after a 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers on Friday night.

The Hoops picked up their third consecutive win thanks to goals from Daniel Carr, Ronan Finn and Jack Byrne who scored a beautiful curling goal with his right foot after some slick interplay with substitute Joel Coustrain.

The strike marked Byrne's first goal for the club since moving back to Ireland from Kilmarnock and he said upon signing for Rovers in December of last year that he wants to help the club to push on and compete for trophies once again.

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"When the opportunity came to sign for Shamrock Rovers I snapped the hand off. I like to play in the middle and to be on the ball wherever that may be. We’ve spoken briefly about a position for me to play in and I think it suits both parties.

"The manager and his staff are building a strong squad and I’m very hungry to do well for the group. The League of Ireland is a very tough league; Dundalk and Cork in particular have been very strong over the past few seasons. My aim is to work hard and get into the team first and foremost.

"I want to help the team push on so that we can compete for trophies and I can’t wait to get going."