Sligo RFC extend congratulations to Aaron Spring who has been selected to start at blindside flanker for the Irish U19 schools team that are taking on their Australian counterparts at UCD on Friday at 3pm. This is another big step for Aaron, a product of the Sligo RFC youth program, and as ever he is sure to continue to impress. All at Sligo RFC wish him the best of luck in this and his future representative career.
Monthly Archive for November, 2009
Tullamore RFC 22 :: Sligo RFC 17
Sligo’s journey in the AIB All Ireland Junior Cup came to an end when they were beaten by a strong Tullamore outfit at their home in Spollanstown on Saturday.
On a weekend when almost all outdoor sporting events in the country were cancelled due to the adverse weather, Tullamore’s excellent facilities were unaffected ,and the watching supporters were treated to keenly contested encounter. Continue reading ‘Sligo lose out to strong Tullamore outfit’
The draw for this years Heineken Junior Cup took place in Ballinasloe on Wednesday last hosted by the the local Ballinasloe RFC. The President of Sligo RFC Brendan Leahy together with Conor Frazer joined what was a very well attended gathering despite the weather conditions.
The draw is always of great interest as every club in Connacht is involved in this competition and like all Cup draws the minnows can be pitted against the strongest. Continue reading ‘Sligo get a very interesting Junior Cup draw’
Sligo’s journey in the AIB all Ireland Junior Cup continues when they face Leinster league high fliers Tullamore at their home in Spollanstown next Saturday. Sligo will be looking to continue their rich vein of form following their well crafted victory over Munster side Clonmel in the first round last week. Continue reading ‘Sligo to Face Tullamore’
Last Friday evening saw a unique event for Sligo RFC when the successful Connacht Junior Cup teams of 1999 and 1969 had a reunion night in the Glasshouse Hotel. Man of the Match in the 1999 final Ken O’Neill put in fantastic work to gather together ex players from the 4 corners of the country. On the night, Each player was presented with a photo of his successful squad and all showed that even as the years have passed they were still able to celebrate as well as they ever could.
Corinthians 0 :: Sligo RFC 15
Sligo completely demolished Corinthians in a 15-0 victory in Galway which saw the Sligo side completely outclass a resilient Corinthians side last Saturday evening. Tries from Diarmuid O’Dowd Hill and James O’Hehir in the first half gave Sligo the breathing space to dictate the play for the rest of the game. Continue reading ‘U16's outclass Corinthians’
Dunmore 5 :: Sligo RFC 31
Sligo under 14 kicked of their campaign this weekend with a strong performance against Dunmore of Galway. The first half saw the first try go over the line in the first 5 minutes from Darragh Byrne. Evan McGrath ran another try’ within 15 minutes in to the game. Sligo pack battled hard with strong performances from Ryan Bright and Ronan Redmond pushing the Dunmore team back into their own half. As pressure was piled on Dunmore were forced to kick to gain breathing space but the ball was only to land into the safe hand of Sligo’s captain Darren Harte who had an outstanding match. Daniel Ford and Diarmiud Mulligan pushed the Dunmore players on to the back foot with some fantastic ball work that lead to another try from Conan O’Donell. Sligo’s defence was put under pressure for the dying moments of the first half but good work from Jack Keegan, Ronan Redmond and Enda Clarke kept the Dunmore team from crossing the line. Continue reading ‘U14s defeat Dunmore’
The annual Sligo RFC Christmas Party is set for December 4th at 7pm in The Glasshouse. Buffet Dinner and DJ – tickets €30. Contact Cliona O’Kelly on 087 6308411 or by email, or any other member of the Social Committee to get your tickets now!
Clonmel RFC 0 :: Sligo RFC 11
Sligo RFC made history by becoming the first Connacht club to win outside the province in the All Ireland Junior Cup when they travelled to and defeated Munster Junior challenge cup finalists Clonmel RFC on Saturday.
Sligo made light of difficult weather and underfoot conditions when they scored 11 points without reply on their way to a well deserved victory.
Sligo kicked off, and their hardworking pack immediately imposed themselves on the Clonmel eight. Pressure on the home scrum and lineout gave the north westerners a foothold in the Clonmel half and this pressure was rewarded on 13 minutes when Clonmel were penalised at the breakdown on their 10 metre line. Full back Jack Macklin stepped up and bisected the posts with a well struck kick to put his side three points to the good. Continue reading ‘Sligo progress in All Ireland Junior Cup’
Sligo’s Junior B team remain unbeaten in their league when they took the spoils in a tough encounter against Corrib RFC at Headford on Sunday. Sligo outscored the home team by three tries to one to keep their 100% win record intact. Tries from Stephen Kilgallon, Brian Keane and Seamie O Hara coupled with a Mikey Conlon penalty and conversion were enough to see the visitors home. However, Sligo were made to fight to the end by the strong Corrib outfit and it took a huge defensive effort with Kieran Stafford and Dave Cawley to the fore to ensure the points were secured.
Tickets are now available for the autumn international series. Application forms can be downloaded here and should be sent to Rory Raftery, Anvil House, Burton Street, Sligo. The usual criteria apply.
The Halloween non alcoholic teenage disco was a huge success with all patrons enjoying a great nights entertainment. The committee would like to thank all of the 25 stewards that attended on the night who ensured a safe and enjoyable night for everyone involved.
Sligo RFC are celebrating a 40 year reunion for the Connacht Junior Cup winning side of 1969 and a 10 year reunion of the Connacht Cup winning side of 1999. What promises to be an excellent social gathering of ex players along with their partners (and indeeed a few current ones also) takes place on Friday 13th in the Glasshouse, Sligo at 9pm. All are members past and present are more than welcome.
Magners League is offering the opportunity of a lifetime to one lucky job-seeker to become the ‘Magners League Professional Fan’ for this current season 2009-10. This unique position is diverse, fast paced and demanding. The many benefits include seats at Magners League games, meeting rugby stars, getting to know team managers and trainers, travel, (some) fame and the appreciation of new-found fans. Continue reading ‘WANTED: Magners League Professional Fan’
Following a two week break Sligo take on Clonmel RFC in the AIB Junior cup in Clonmel next Saturday.
So far in this seasons league campaign Sligo’s expansive rugby has delighted their followers with a total of 24 tries scored in 5 matches with the majority of these tries coming through their exciting backline.
However, as is often quoted in rugby circles “Forwards win matches and backs decide by how much” and the work of the Sligo pack has been instrumental in the Sligo success story so far. Continue reading ‘Sligo take on Clomel in AIB junior cup’