Development fundraising meeting

There is a development fundraising meeting scheduled for 8pm Monday Oct 5th at the Club.
The meeting is called to discuss the level of fundraising required by the Club to undertake the development of facilities at the Club and the timing thereof.

We need to explore a range of fundraising ideas and to decide on the ones that we run with and then to set roles/responsibilities and to draw up timelines and suitable dates for various activities.

It is critical that as many people as possible attend the meeting, which is absolutely not limited to Committee members. All players and members are invited and encouraged to attend. We all have a vested interest in the development of the facilities and all will be welcome with big and small ideas alike.

Please spread the word to all of your contacts and encourage others to do likewise.

Ireland V Italy – Club gathering


RWC2015 – Ireland V Italy – Sun Oct 4th. To get you in the mood and to set the scene for the game, Club members and friends are invited to gather for lunch in Rugantino – €20 incl glass of wine and 3 course meal. Lunch at 14:30. Book with Michael Storey (086) 819 8540. Then into primary club and senior section sponsors Kennedys for the match which kicks off at 16:45. All welcome. Lunch will be limited to the first 40 persons and is filling up fast so make sure to contact Michael now to avoid disappointment.

The Sligo Seven

Sligo RFC were proudly represented by 14 players over the weekend at Connacht U18′s, U19′s and U20′s in their last of the inter provincial series for each age grade for the season.

The highlight was a Club record with 7 players in the starting line up for the Connacht U20′s Captained by Sligo’s Matthew Cosgrove.
Photographed left to right are Daire Byrne, Conan O’Donnell, Jack Keegan, Cillian Gallagher, Matthew Cosgrove, Ryan Feehily and Stephen Kerins.

Well done lads and many congrats from all at Sligo RFC. We are proud of you!

Connacht U20 Captain Matthew Cosgrove leads the team onto the field at The Sportsground last Friday evening.

EGM Postponed

The EGM to discuss the Club facilities development scheduled for Sept 23rd has been postponed on the recommendation of the General Committee. The EGM is to be re-scheduled. More details to follow on this in due course.

UBL Sat – Sligo V Kanturk

The first UBL home game of the season kicks off this Sat Sept 19th at 4:30pm with a game against Kanturk, who make the long journey from Cork.

The game has a delayed kick off to 4:30pm to allow for Ireland’s opening game in the World Cup against Canada at 2:30pm. 

There will be a pre-match meal in the Club on Sat at 1:30pm as President Tony Heath welcomes the travelling dignatories from Kanturk. The Irish game will be available in the Club at this time also.

If you would like to join us for the lunch, guests are most welcome, lunch is €20 and includes match entry. Please reserve your seat by contacting Michael Storey on (086) 819 8540.

Check Please – Fri Oct 2nd at The Radisson

Friends of Sligo-Promotional Poster - Check Please 2015

Following on from the success of the Ladies SHOUT Lunch, the men of Sligo are now set to gather for a similar type of fundraising and social event on Fri Oct 2nd at 5pm in the Radisson Hotel, Ballincar. The event is to raise awareness of mens health issues as well as to raise much needed funds for Sligo Regional Hospital and in particular towards laser equipment for prostatic disease.

It promises to be a great social gathering and Sligo RFC has agreed to support the event by re-selling tickets. Please text your ticket requests to Rory Raftery on 087 2613011. Tickets are priced at €60 each and are in limited supply for what is expected to be a sell-out event.

Youth Registration (U13-U19)

Sligo RFC Youth (U13-U19) Registration will take place this Sunday 6th Sept from 2-4pm in the Clubhouse, Strandhill
Note – U14′s registration will take place at training at 12pm on Sun 6th Sept.

Ulster Bank League kick off on the horizon

Next Saturday Sligo continue their preparation for their Ulster Bank League campaign when they host Galwegians in their remaining Connacht Senior League fixture at Hamilton Park, Strandhill, kicking off at 2.30. The fate of the league title has already been decided with Buccaneers lifting the trophy last weekend, so Sligo will be using this match to fine tune the combinations prior to their opening UBL match away to Navan RFC on Saturday 12th of September.

A supporters bus is being made available to travel to the Navan match , leaving from The Quay Street Car Park (Harp Tavern) at 9.00 am on Saturday 12th. To book a place on the bus please contact Michael Storey at 0868198540. Come along and shout the lads off to a winning start!




Please note that the previously called EGM has been postponed by the Club Committee. Further details to follow.
Original message;

An EGM concerning the Club Grounds Development Plan will be held in the Clubhouse at Strandhill on Wednesday, September 23rd at 8pm , all members are requested to attend this very important meeting

Back To School Teenage Disco

The Back to School Alcohol Free Teenage Disco will be held in the Clubhouse on Friday 4th of September from 9pm -12 midnight.  This is a very important fund raiser for our club development and it is vital that members make themselves available for stewarding duty on the night. Available members please contact Aaron Tansey at 087 7934508

Demand for tickets is expected to be high so patrons are reminded to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Sligo V Buccaneers

Following their well worked season opening win over Corinthians RFC last Friday evening Sligo look to continue their Connacht Senior League progress when they host Buccaneers RFC at Hamilton Park this Friday evening. Coach Peter Bracken will be looking for more of the same from his young side as they use the Connacht Senior League to prepare for their upcoming Ulster Bank league campaign. The match Kicks off at 7pm at Strandhill. Come along and give the lads your support!

Juvenile Training – Commening Sat Sept 5th at Sligo IT

Training for the Juvenile section re-starts in Sligo IT on Sat Sept 5th at 10 am. Juvenile training for the coming season caters for the following age groups  
U7’s boys born in 2009

U8’s boys born in 2008

U9’s boys born in 2007

U10’s boys & girls born in 2006

U11’s boys born in 2005

U12’s boys & girls born in 2004

Training times are 10am to 11am for age groups U7, U8 & U9’s. Training is 10am to 11:20 for all other age groups.


Please note that registration for the new season takes place in Sligo Rugby Club on Thurs 3rd Sept between 19:00 & 21:00. New Members are most welcome. We are looking for new boys and girls in the age groups noted above.

We always welcome parents to get involved and help out with volunteering in the juvenile section. The areas where you can help are training, admin, travelling to away games, fund raising etc. It is good to get involved and our door is open! If you are interested please contact us on Facebook/sligorugby.

Seniors Season Starter !

The 2015/16 season kicks off for the Sligo senior team when they entertain Corinthians RFC in the Connacht Senior League at Hamilton Park this Friday evening (21st).The match will give newly appointed coach Peter Bracken the opportunity to see his charges in a competitive match environment as he prepares them for the all important Ulster Bank League which kicks off in mid September. The match kicks off at 7.30 pm and all support will be greatly appreciated

Women’s Long Term Player Development Model released

The Women’s Long Term Player Development Model has been released to the clubs and launched on the website today (

It is hoped that these documents will spark an interest in the possibilities of growing their female membership. 

The launch of this document is an important and exciting step for us all as it will assist us when making decisions around the women’s game. It will also help coaches familiarise themselves with the female game and the development of players through the various age groups. Coaches will now have a better understanding of the stage at which the player is playing, and the stage at which they are trying to get to. It is envisaged that there will be an information night in each Province for coaches of female teams in order to assist them with becoming familiar with the document and answer any questions that they may have.



Billy and Niamh get Engaged

Hearty Congratulations from all at Sligo RFC to Billy Leahy and Niamh Burke who have announced their engagement! Best wishes to you both from all at the club!