Buccaneers are the visitors to Hamilton Park on Sunday next for Round 5 of the Connacht Junior 1 League [kick-off 2.30 pm]. The Athlone side are invariably very strong at this level, as Sligo discovered when they visited Dubarry Park last season. However, to date they are having an indifferent season.
Sligo are likely to be without Peter Mullan, while Julian Rippon, who had the cast removed from his arm during the week, may require further time before he makes his come-back. Winger, Ted Mulvanney is likely to be out also due to last Sunday’s shoulder injury. Hooker, Gary Conneally is likely to be in contention, after missing the last three games due to a shoulder problem, while Mark Boland and Roger Burrows should also be available. Victory on Sunday is imperative for Sligo, so home supporters will look forward to a return to their early season form.