Sligo had a lucky escape in their final JL1 league game of the season when a last-play injury time try from right wing Julian Rippon secured victory against Galwegians by 21-19 in Strandhill.
The visitors were a very useful, young outfit who showed plenty of attacking ability on the day, and outscored the home team by three tries to two but Sligoâ€™s fullback David Gerrityâ€™s three penalties and one conversion proved the difference between the teams. Speedy winger Rippon grabbed both of Sligoâ€™s tries, and after an injury strewn season Rippon will be delighted to have his name back on the scoresheet.
Sligo will be happy to finish the season with a victory and Sundayâ€™s result will be an important confidence booster for the upcoming vital Heineken Junior Cup Quarter-Final against arch-rivals Ballina. This win also caps Sligoâ€™s most successful league campaign in recent years and while the players are sure to be disappointed to only finish 3rd having led for most of the season, they can take heart in their superb performances throughout the season and hopefully will be able to make a run in the upcoming cup competitions.
Tickets have gone on sale from the usual sellers for the next teenage alcohol-free disco of the season, which takes place in the Clubhouse on this Friday February 20th at 9 pm. Early purchase is again advised, and as usual, no cash will be accepted on the night, and under no circumstance should anyone without a ticket come near the Clubhouse. The Club would like to thank the organising committee for their hard work and would like to wish them all the best in their hosting of the event.