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Sligo Tag Rugby – Starting May 19th

IRFUTAG-eFlyer_SLIGORFCSligo RFC Tag Rugby kicks off on Thurs May 19th, 2016. The Club is delighted to welcome back the summer Tag season and teams are invited to register now at There is a busy schedule of games and social events planned for the months of May, June and July.

Due to the development of the playing facilities at the Club the number of Tag pitches is restricted and as a result the number of Tag teams is restricted. Registration is open at  so please make sure to register your team now to avoid disappointment as space is limited. The quota of teams is expected to sell out fast. Because of the reduced number of teams and in order to ensure that all teams fulfil all of their fixtures throughout the full period of Tag, teams must have a minimum of 12 players per squad.

There is a dedicated team of volunteers who are running Tag, planning the games and the social events. The team of volunteers is always seeking help from new people who would like to help out with organising events, promoting events, refereeing, bar staff or assisting on the nights of tag. The Club is most grateful to the team of volunteers, this year led by Club stalwart Justin Harte (086 8162265). Please contact Justin if you would like to be part of this great team.

Sligo RFC is also most grateful to Club primary sponsor The Garavogue Bar who are this year playing an active role in the promotion of the Club run events and also entertaining Taggers at The Garavogue on dedicated nights over the course of the summer.

We wish all players and teams participating in Tag a great summer of fun and entertainment!

New volunteering opportunity with Foróige


Foróige National Youth Development Organisation is currently recruiting volunteers to take part in The Big Brother Big Sister Youth Mentoring Programme in Sligo and Leitrim. This programme, funded by The Dormant Accounts Fund is working specifically with young people with autism.

The programme matches a trained adult volunteer with a young person with autism who would benefit from having a mentor in their lives.

The volunteer will be facilitated to establish a supportive relationship with the young person, aimed at assisting them in their development. We need male and female volunteers. There is a commitment of a weekly meeting with the young person for about an hour or two over the course of one year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters nationally and internationally is proven through research to improve young people’s wellbeing, improve their social support and relationships with others.

If you would like to hear more about this volunteering opportunity contact Elaine on 086 0497089 or by email

“A little time, a big difference”

Sligo RFC supporting ‘Darkness into Light’ Sat May 7th

Darkness into Light

Calling all Players, Members and Friends of Sligo Rugby

This Year’s Annual Darkness Into Light 5k run/walk in aid of Pieta House takes place on Saturday 7th May at 4.15 am at Sligo IT

Darkness Into Light is the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House, and without the support from this annual event, they could not have helped so many people in suicidal distress and engaging in self-harm over the last nine years.

Pieta House has nearly 180 staff and has welcomed in excess of 22,000 people struggling in the shadows into their nine centres up and down the country since first opening their doors a decade ago.

Let’s, Sligo RFC, prove how good a club we are, by coming together and showing  solidarity to this worthy cause, by joining in with the tens of thousand’s (almost 110,000 last year) of others partaking all over the world.

For more Information and to register for the event follow the link below.

Eddie Connell RIP

The President, Chairman, Committee, players and members of Sligo RFC express our deep shock and sadness at the tragic and sudden death of Club player Eddie Connell.

We offer sincere condolences to Eddie’s family – to his parents Frank and Breedge, his brother Danny and sister Grace, to his many relatives and friends, to his team-mates at Sligo RFC and work colleagues, who are all feeling the sadness of the loss of Eddie at this time.


Rest in Peace.

Reposing at the family home at 260 Sunset Drive, Cartron Point from 12 noon to 9pm on Thursday, April 7th. Home private to family at all other times. Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30am on Friday, April 8th, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery.

Cathal Sheridan is an ambassador for ‘Tackle Your Feelings’

IRUPA Launches Tackle Your Feelings Campaign

The Sligo RFC UBL season to date

2015-16 Sligo RFC Senior Team in New Club Kit


16 games, 3 wins (13 points), 1 draw (2 points), 12 losses (3 losing bonus points)


Round 1 – Sat 12th Sep 15 – Navan RFC 54 – 10 Sligo – (0)

Round 2 – Sat 19th Sep 15 – Sligo 15 – 45 – (0)

Round 3 – Sat 26th Sep 15 – Boyne 32 – 13 Sligo – (0)

Round 4 – Sat 3rd Oct 15 – Sligo 11 – 12 Midleton (1)

Round 5 – Sat 17th Oct 15 – Wanderers 23 – 17 Sligo (1)

Round 6 – Sat 31st Oct 15 – Sligo 39 – 19 Dundalk RFC – (5)

Round 7 – Sat 7th Nov 15 – Sligo 7 – 47 Old Crescent – (0)

Round 8 – Sat 28th Nov 15 – Bruff 19 – 0 Sligo – (0)

Round 9 – Sat 12th Dec 15 – Tullamore 49 – 0 Sligo – (0)

Round 10 – Sat 2nd Jan 16 – Sligo 7 – 10 Tullamore – (1)

Round 11 – Sat 9th Jan 16 – Sligo 16 – 14 Bruff – (4)

Round 12 – Sat 16th Jan 16 – Old Crescent 54 – 5 Sligo – (0)

Round 13 – Sat 30th Jan 16 – Dundalk RFC 42 – 3 Sligo – (0)

Round 14 – Sat 6th Feb 16 – Sligo 3 – 3 Wanderers – (2)

Round 15 – Sat 20th Feb 16 – Midleton 29 – 5 Sligo – (0)

Round 16 – Sat 5th Mar 16 – Sligo 24 – 21 Boyne – (4)


Sligo’s remaining fixtures – currently in relegation play-off position

Round 17 – Sat 26th Mar 16 14:30 Div2C Kanturk v Sligo

Round 18 – Sat 2nd Apr 16 14:30 Div2C Sligo v Navan RFC


Boyne’s remaining games – 5 points ahead of Sligo

Round 17 – Sat 26th Mar 16 14:30 Div2C Boyne v Wanderers

Round 18 – Sat 2nd Apr 16 14:30 Div2C Midleton v Boyne


Kanturk’s remaining games – 6 points ahead of Sligo

Round 17 – Sat 26th Mar 16 14:30 Div2C Kanturk v Sligo

Round 18 – Sat 2nd Apr 16 14:30 Div2C Wanderers v Kanturk


Dundalk’s remaining games – 3 points behind Sligo

Round 17 – Sat 26th Mar 16 14:30 Div2C Dundalk RFC v Midleton

Round 18 – Sat 2nd Apr 16 14:30 Div2C Bruff v Dundalk RFC


UBL Division 2C League Table
Pos Team Pl W D L F A Diff TB LB Pts
1 Old Crescent 16 13 0 3 497 226 271 9 3 64
2 Tullamore 16 12 1 3 364 153 211 6 3 59
3 Bruff 16 11 0 5 334 238 96 4 4 52
4 Wanderers 16 10 1 5 336 292 44 6 3 51
5 Midleton 16 10 0 6 309 245 64 3 2 45
6 Navan RFC 16 7 2 7 317 235 82 4 2 38
7 Kanturk 16 4 1 11 264 399 -135 2 4 24
8 Boyne 16 5 0 11 250 379 -129 1 2 23
9 Sligo 16 3 1 12 175 473 -298 1 3 18
10 Dundalk RFC 16 2 0 14 253 459 -206 2 4 14

With 10 points up for grabs in the remaining two games its all to play for. Sligo can finish the season in anything from 7th to 10th place. It all boils down to the last two weeks of the league.

The UBL Div 2C play off game is to be played between the second from bottom UBL 2C side against the second placed Junior Club in the Round Robin. The play off game will be played at the home grounds of the UBL side and is set to be played on Sat April 23rd, 2016.

On behalf of all of the members and friends of Sligo RFC we wish our senior team, their Coach Ross Mannion and the Management Team the very best of luck in their two remaining fixtures over the next two weeks.

There is a supporters bus leaving for Kanturk on Sat March 26th at 8:30am from Quay Street Car Park – contact Michael Storey for more information – 086 8198540.


Please come along to Hamilton Park on April 2nd for the last game of the season and cheer our lads on!


Fundraising – Flag day update

To our Heroes of the Day …The Collectors who gave their 1.5 hour to stand in the cold and rain for their Club…

Yvonne Clarke, Nicola Bourke, Shane O Hehir, Ross Hickey, Jamie Bowes, Tom Nielsen, Christian Nielsen, Tracey Diffley, Clive Morris, Podge Johnston, Clive Morris, Anne O Toole, Angela Carr, Colette O Donnell, Michael Shovelin, Vincent Reynolds, Niall Gray, John Foy, Tom Nielsen, Shaune Glackin, Eddie Lee and Mimi.

A huge thank you and appreciation to you all, for taking time out of your busy day, to fundraise and drive the need to promote your club and knowing that the money you collected is going to our new and wonderful Development Project.

A huge thank you to Mary and Mickey O’Hehir for arranging venue and buckets. To Ken O Neill, Hagan McQuaid, Justin Harte for their back up on getting parents and players to support their club! Thank you to Martha and Des Cosgrove.

Last but not least a thank you to Maurice Fitzgerald for his contribution.

You gave your time – the most thoughtful gift of all

Thank you

Lorraine Kerins – Sligo RFC Honorary Secretary

Sligo RFC U10 & U12’s Girls star in Galway at Connacht V Scarlets Pro 12 game

Sligo RFC U10 & U12 Girls

The Sligo U10’s and U12’s girls team played at half time in the Connacht V Scarlets game. There were 6 girls teams there in a celebration of girls rugby. The girls formed a tunnel as both teams took to the field and they cheered on their Connacht heros, who went on to beat Scarlets 30-17 in a great game on cold Galway day. Connacht have now gone back on top of the PRO 12 league table where they share top spot with Scarlets in what is shaping up to be Connacht’s best season ever in the PRO 12. Parade 2 [569310]

The girls did a lap of honour around the ground just before the kick off and they were cheered on and welcomed by the close to 6,000 strong crowd in the Sportsground in Galway.

Aoife Gormley carries for the Sligo Girls team [569307] Bundi Aki 2 [569308] Grace Mulholland tackles [569309] Robbie Henshaw [569311] Sligo about to pounce [569312]Well done to all of the girls that took part – you did your Club and your families proud!

Many thanks to all of the coaches and parents that helped out on the day – the girls could not have done it without you.