2014/15 UBL kicks off with a home game against Ards RFC

Sligo V Ards - Nov 2012

Saturday September 20th sees the start of the new season of the Ulster Bank League when Sligo will welcome Ards RFC to Hamilton Park for the opening game in the 2014/15 All Ireland League Campaign.

Sligo will be looking to follow up on the successful away win in Ards last season but can expect that Ards will have different plans.

Given that its the start of the new season and to celebrate the first game at home, Club Social Secretary Jacqui Cunningham has arranged a super line-up of activities for the day as follows;
- Pre-match lunch at 1pm in the Clubhouse
- Included match programme
- Match entry – kick off 2:30pm
- Cheese & Port reception at 4:30pm in the Clubhouse
- Live band
And all of this for just €25 per person. To book a seat please call Jacqui on 087 2483524.

Cheese and Port - Jacqui Cunningham - April 2014

The day promises to be a good one, so we hope you can join us at the Club and support your team!

6 Nations Trophy back in Sligo


The RBS 6 Nations Cup will be in Sligo on Thursday 11th September at Cleveragh Sports Centre at 7pm.

Anyone that would like to see the Cup and/or have a picture taken please come along.

C.R.O.S.S. Rugby Legends Cycle stops over in Sligo

David, Paul, Henry and Richard Wallace at the Sligo Park Hotel

The 2014 Mizen to Malin rugby legends charity cycle is under way.

The cycle leaves Westport this morning (Wed) for Sligo, arriving to Sligo at around 6pm. They will overnight at the Sligo Park Hotel and after a short rest and a meal the cyclists are due down town Sligo in Club senior section sponsor McHughs Bar at around 8-9pm.

This years line up for the Sligo leg includes Paul Wallace, David Wallace, Richard Wallace, Mick Galwey, Phil Kearns, John Smit, Simon Best, Paddy Johns, Alain Rolland. Local legends and former Club Presidents Michael Storey and Des Butler, having done the Sligo-Westport leg last year are this year doing the full cycle. They are joined by club senior second row James Wilson for the full cycle this year. The guys have been busy fundraising for cancer research and you can find our more and make a donation here.

Rugby Legend David Wallace

Paul Wallace

U13′s – Start of season news

U13s ( Born 2002 )


Registration and First Training Session takes place this Sunday morning 7th September at Sligo Rugby Club from 10am – 12 midday. All new members welcome.

New membership forms and rates are available here.

If you need any further information please contact Hugh O’Hehir @ 087 2370646 or hugh.ohehir@gmail.com.

Juvenile Rugby – new season news

Sligo RFC Juveniles

Training for the Juvenile section re-starts in Sligo IT on Sat Sept 6th at 10 am.

Please note that registration for the new season takes place in Sligo Rugby Club on Wed 3rd Sept between 19:00 & 21:00. (new membership forms and rates are available here). Parents are asked to complete the membership and registration forms in advance by printing them from the resources section of the Club website – here. Please also ensure to bring the appropriate membership subscription (cheques can be made payable to Sligo RFC) together with a passport sized photo and completed and signed IRFU Player Registration form for all new registrations.

New Members are most welcome.

Sporting traditions....

Catering for U7’s (child born 2008) up to U12’s (child born in 2003).

Note that U7 is Leprechaun (also known as TAG RUGBY) so it’s a great safe introduction for your child to the game of rugby.

Connacht U19′s overcome Irish Exiles


Connacht U19s 23-21 Irish Exiles U19s

After last week’s defeat to Leinster, a win will feel important to the Connacht U19′s after a promising outing.

Connacht, Captained by Mathew Cosgrove consisted of four Sligo players in the starting XV with two more on the bench – hooker Joe Bennet, back row and captain Mathew Cosgrove, left wing Jack Keegan and 2nd centre Andrew Lynch. In the reserves were tight head prop Thomas Moran and utility player Ronan O’Brien. Also invloved with the U19′s squad is scrum half Stephen Kerins who was unavailable for selection due to injury.

The Connacht U19 side is managed by Sligo’s Football Chairman John Davey, while Sligo head coach Gavin Foley is the back line coach. Sligo’s new forwards coaching advisor Charlie Cooper is the Connacht U19 head coach.

Well done to all involved and their families!

Connacht U18′s loose out narrowly to the Irish Exiles


The Connacht U18′s played against the Irish Exiles yesterday at The Sportsground in Galway. The game finished 15-10 to the Exiles following a late try in the final moments of the game.


There were nine Sligo players involved in the squad with six in the starting XV – Cillian Gallager, Liam McElhinney, Darragh Cummins, Shane O’Hehir, Hadi Mousa, Ryan Feehily, Paul Kilcoyne, T.J. Ford and Enda Farrell.


Connacht played well and the Sligo players within that also made good accounts of themselves. Everyone got a run out and at one stage there were seven Sligo players on the field.

We look forward to the next outing!

Full match report here – http://domestic.connachtrugby.ie/connacht-u18s-fade-to-loss



Photos courtesy of Mary O’Hehir, Monica McElhinney and Connacht Rugby.

Nine Sligo players in the Connacht U18′s line-up


With the announcement of the Connacht U18/schools team, there are six Sligo RFC players named in the starting XV for their first game against the Exiles tomorrow. While there are a furhter three named on the bench.

While all nine represent Sligo RFC, Five of the nine are representing Summerhill College – Cillian Gallager, Liam McElhinney, Darragh Cummins, Shane O’Hehir and Haidi Mousa, with Ryan Feehily, Paul Kilcoyne and T.J. Ford representing Sligo Grammar School and Enda Farrell representing Roscrea College.

Many congratulations to all players and their families from the committee and members of Sligo RFC and best wishes to them for the game tomorrow.

Give it a Try!

Sligo RFC Womens team are having their open night (youth and adult) as part of the IRFU “Give it a Try” campaign for Women’s Rugby on August 19th at 6:30 pm at Sligro RFC, Hamilton Park, Strandhill. These are exciting times for women’s rugby in Ireland, so come and Give it a Try!



Sligo RFC needs your help in staffing their car parks during the Fleadh.

We need you to respond to the email address below indicating when you can help between the hours of 10am – 10pm as follows:

- 3 hours per slots starting at 10am (10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm, 4pm-7pm or 7pm-10pm)
- Thursday 14th Aug
- Friday 15th Aug
- Saturday 16th Aug
- Sunday 17th Aug

Please sign up quickly so we can ensure all slots are allocated. This is a huge fund-raiser for our club as the full €3 per car goes directly to our club.

Please pick your date and time and email me, including your name and mobile number, at sligorfc.carpark@gmail.com

6 Nations Trophy in The Glasshouse Hotel


The 6 Nations Trophy will be on view in The Glasshouse Hotel on Friday morning (July 11th) from 9:15am for an hour or so.

Make sure to come along and get your photo taken following Ireland’s fantastic win over France in Paris in March.

Everyone welcome!

Sligo and Connacht Rugby supports Donal Parsons

Connacht Rugby Awards Dinner 2014

As Connacht prepare for the season ahead with a visit to Sligo this Sunday, we look back at the awards night in May when both Matthew Cosgrove and Conan O’Donnell scooped the Connacht Youth and Schools player awards respectively. Watch out for some familiar faces…..

Gourlay Mahon Fairbanks RIP

The President, Committee and members of Sligo RFC would like to extend their deepest sympathies to former player and member Noel Fairbanks and family on the recent death of his father Gourlay.

Gourlay Mahon FAIRBANKS of Culsheramore, Ballinafad, Sligo / Boyle, Roscommon died peacefully at Sligo Regional Hospital. Loving husband of Kathleen (nee Ingram) and dear father of Rosaleen, Aileen and Noel. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, daughter-in-law Hilary, son-in-law Lester Hall, brother-in-law Tom Ingram, nephew Basil Phibbs, grandchildren Anakela, William, Dean, Philip, Rachel, Melissa and Kyle, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo from 12.30pm on Monday. Removal at 2.00pm to Aghanagh Church of Ireland, Ballinafad, arriving for Funeral Service at 3.00pm. Burial follows in the adjoining Churchyard. House private please. Family Flowers only. Donations in Lieu if desired to Aghanagh Church of Ireland fund c/o Seán Feehily at Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.

Family Fun Day with Connacht Rugby – Sligo Rugby Club Sun June 29th

Family Fun Day - Sligo Rugby Club Sun June 29th