Next Sunday sees Sligo commence their much anticipated U19 Connacht League campaign.
A mouth watering opening game away to Monivea should prove a great opener for a Sligo side brimming with class and potential. With the quality available to coach Dave O’Daly and manager John Keegan, Sligo are looking forward to a potentially huge successful campaign from a group of highly talented players. Players are asked to meet at the Retail Park at 10am.
The core of the Sligo team are made up from last seasons extremely successful under 17 side coached by Michael O Hehir and Peter Bannard and managed by Joe Davey. A last gasp Connacht final defeat, to eventual All Ireland winners Galwegians,unfortunately prevented this group of players from reaching their full potential, and this new challenge should prove enough motivation to focus the team to attain their full potential.
Up front Sligo have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. Fabian Zawada always gives his opposite number a torrid time. Matthew Davey continues to grow as an all round hooker and the powerful Jamie Mc Govern never fails to to impose his undoubted ability on the opposition. Add the unquestioned talents of Wayne o’Hara-Carty, Kieran Melly, Aaron Donnelan and Patrick Saba and on any given day Sligo’s front row can match any challenge.
Continue reading ‘U19′s commence league campaign’
Lets hope this weather stays for a bit longer so that we can kick off Summer Tag 2011 with a blast!
By now your team captain will have registered your team and submitted the required registration fee, if not, please contact Justin Deegan immediately at email@example.com or email us and we will assist you in what ever way we can in regard to getting payment to the IRFU.
Anyone who is interested in playing but is not on a team, please email us and we will try to accomodate you as best as we can.
- Please email your team sheets to us ASAP if you have not done so already! (Please see Template attached at the end of this post)
- For those captains who are new to tag; all team captains are required to come to the Tag Tent 20mins before your games starting time to fill in and sign your team sheet, this must be returned to the tent BEFORE your games begin.
Other things to note:
There are 2 pitches allocated to tag players for your training, those are:
- Doorly Park (Opposite Argos)
- Pitch beside the cemetry, opposite Sligo Race Course.
** Michael Condren of the Sligo County Council has informed us if any teams require other Sligo Borough Council training facilities, the facilities need to be booked and paid for in accordance with council’s conditions of pitch hire. Michael’s contact details are as follows - Phone: 0719114440, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shorts will be on sale at the Tag Tent each week for €20 for any taggers who require them.
- Tags will be provided on the night, you do not have to bring tags with you.
- You must wear tag shorts for the Tag matches.
- Taggers are not permitted to wear any jewellery during tag games!
- See attached our Save The Dates for the Sligo Tag Rugby’s weekly Entertainment
- Week 1 - Live Music Night sponsored by JAKO – Lee Munn on Guitar
- Week 2 - Table Quiz
- Week 3 – Sports Day Games
- Week 4 – Trad Night
- Week 5 - FRIDAY Night Fancy Dress & Friendly Games
- Week 6 – McHughs Night
- Week 7 – Musical Bingo
- Week 8 – Charity Vegas Night
- Week 9 – McHughs Night
- Week 10 – Sumo Night
- Week 11 - FRIDAY Night FINALS
- We are looking for players to do a player profile in the Sligo Weekender each week. If you or any members of your team would like to do this please let us know at email@example.com
See you all on THURSDAY MAY 5th
Attachments and further information:
Mixed Social Beginners Tag Info (PDF)
Mixed Social Intermediate Tag Info (PDF)
Sligo Tag Rugby Team Sheet (Excel File)
Tag Entertainment – Save the Dates (PDF)
Next Sunday sees a watershed day in the history of Sligo Rugby Club. Sligo take on Castlebar in their final Connacht Junior League Division 1A match knowing that a win will guarantee that the league trophy will be residing at Hamilton park until next season. Sligo have not won this league since 1972.The added incentive for winning the league this season is that the winners will automatically be promoted to Division three of the All Ireland League and this fact ensured that this seasons league was extremely competitive.
This season Sligo have been a revelation. 7 bonus points secured from 10 league games and currently three points clear of second placed Monivea. Sligo have scored 70 trys and conceded only 9. Sligo are currently the highest scoring Junior Club in the country and following their heartbreaking one point defeat in the semi final of the All Ireland Junior cup they are guaranteed to be fired up for next Sunday’s encounter.
Sligo’s success this season has being based on a solid platform from their highly competitive forwards combined with a powerful athletic backline. Props Adrian Mc Hale, Wesley Maxwell and Martin Feeney have superbly dealt with all opposition threats. Hookers Ross Mannion and Gary Conneely have been accurate at lineout time as well as showing continued dynamism in the loose exchanges. Second Row James Wilson’s lineout play has been a handful for all comers and his partner Jamie Bowes is having a superb season with his trademark driving runs causing problems for all defences.
The back row forwards, Cathal Culhane, Paddy Conlon, Peter Mullan and Simon Coulter have shown a physicality lacking in previous Sligo teams and their work at the breakdown has been a feature of all of Sligo’s games this season.
At scrum half Paddy Pearson is the veritable box of tricks and as team captain his decision making has been excellent, Frankie Feeney has proved an invaluable back up fitting seamlessly in when needed. Outhalf Mark Butler is a constant threat and his excellent goal kicking has ensured the Sligo scoreboard is constantly ticking. Mata Fifita and Gavin Foley have formed an excellent centre partnership in both attack and defence. Full back David Gerrity always displays his football ability, Winger Aaron Spring has scored crucial trys with powerful running style and fellow wingers Billy Leahy,Brian Hynes and Roger Burrows have never been found wanting when called upon.
With Ireland playing at 3pm, the Kick off next Sunday is at 12.30pm and the Ireland match will be shown in the Clubhouse afterwards so come along and cheer the team to what we hope will be a historic victory.
Calling all Rugby Supporters! Get yourselves out to Hamilton Park this Saturday at 2.30 for what should be a cracker of a game between Sligo and Armagh in the All-Ireland Junior Cup Quarter Final – come on and get behind the boys!
Due to time constraints, the Sligo Rugby Football Club fundraising draw, due to take place on the 21st of August has been posponed until the 26th of September.
The draw, in which Prizes of €1,000, €500 and €250 are up for grabs, will take place in Mc Hughs Bar Grattan Street Sligo on the evening of the 26th. Some tickets are still available for purchase. For details contact Ross Mannion at the Record Room, Grattan Street, Sligo.
The long awaited Connacht Under 16 League Final between Sligo RFC and Galwegians has been fixed for this Sunday in Castlebar for 12pm KO. Your support would be greatly appreciated!
Next up on the adult Rugby calander is the annual St Stephens day game in which the town based players line out against their country counterparts. This is always a keenly contested affair, and with the Town team gaining the upper hand in last seasons enconter, the country lads are sure to be out for revenge. All players who are home for Christmas or are visiting the area for the holiday season are welcome. The match kicks off at 2.30 on the 26th.
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’
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’
NOTE: The U19 league fixtures for 2009/10 have just been published to our Teams page.
There’s lots of action this weekend with all sections of Sligo Rugby Club involved.
At home we kick-off with a Juvenile blitz at the IT Sligo sports complex on Saturday morning (10am) followed by U15s at Hamilton Park (12pm), U16s again at Hamilton Park (2.45pm) and on Sunday Sligo RFC U17s take on Creggs at 12pm.
Sligo First XV are away to Buccaneers on Sunday with the 2nds away to Westport and the U19s away to Corinthians.
So get your Club colours on and do your best to try and support at least one of our teams this weekend!
Please be sure to check out our Teams page for the latest fixtures and keep an eye on our facebook page for upcoming events.
Updated League Fixtures for the J2 League (North) are now available on our Teams page.
Please note that fixtures for our 1st team, U17s, U16s and U15s are now also available on that page.
Kick-off 3pm at Hamilton Park.
3pm kick-off at Ballinrobe Racecourse.
Sligo’s Junior league campaign begins on Sunday 20th against Galwegians. Kick off is at 3 o clock at Hamilton park in Strandhill.