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Second Win for Sligo

Sligo RFC 19
Malahide RFC 7
Sligo picked up a second win from three Energia All Ireland League division 2B matches with a well deserved win over visitors Malahide at Hamilton Park on Saturday. A Rob Holian try and 14 points from the boot of Euan Brown cemented the win for the home side resulting in a move to fifth position in the league table.


Sligo kicked off playing towards the road end, into the breeze, and had to withstand early pressure from the visitors. A period of sustained pressure on the Sligo line looked sure to yield a score for Malahide but heroic defence kept the line intact and good work from Daire Byrne forced the error resulting in the turnover.


The home team switched to attack and almost immediately struck a mighty blow. A lineout was secured on the left side on the Malahide 10 metre line. The play was moved to midfield where Josh Reeves, Byrne, Enda Gavin and Pedro Bengalo all made strong carries before scrum half Hubert Gilvarry fed Craig Trimble who burst through the cover with a well timed drive. Trimble was hauled down inside the 22 and the ball was moved to midfield where Holian collected ,drove forward, performed an audacious chip over the onrushing ex international 7s player Mick McGrath and collected and dotted down under the posts to the delight of the Sligo faithful. Brown added the extras and Sligo were ahead. 


The visitors responded and with ex Welsh international second row Dominic Day to  the fore again put pressure on the Sligo line,  but again the Sligo defence stood strong and forced the turnover. 


Following the water break it was Sligo that took the initiative. An excellent driving maul brought play to the Malahide 22, the ball was flashed wide to the right with Stefano Giantorno and Guilherme Coghetto carrying towards the line. Gilvarry switched the play back to the left and Byrne drove into the heart of the defence. The move was halted illegally and Brown split the posts from the resulting penalty. 


Sligo continued to press but the score line remained at 10-0 at half time. 
Following the resumption Sligo picked up where they left off hunting for further points to put the game out of reach. 


The lineout was functioning well, with Matthew Earley accurately combining with his jumpers and Matthew O’Hara proving a nuisance on the Malahide throw. In the loose Eddie Coyle and James O’Hehir were bundles of energy, disrupting the breakdown at every opportunity. The scrum was solid and the backline were a constant threat with Philip Carter proving a real handful every time when brought into play.


Sligo’s dominance was rewarded with penalty’s from Brown on 45, 55 and  60 minutes to move into a 19 point lead before Malahide picked up a consolation try,late on, following a series of pick and drives on the Sligo line.


The Sligo coaching group of Reeves and Simon Galvan will be satisfied with the improvement in performance and will look to further up the ante for the next round of league action versus Galway Corinthians at Cloonacauneen on Saturday October 29th.


Sligo: Guilherme Coghetto, Stefano Giantorno, Enda Gavin, Josh Reeves, Philip Carter, Euan Brown,  Hubert Gilvarry, Eddie Coyle, Matthew Earley, Pedro Bengalo, Craig Trimble, Rob Holian, Matthew O’Hara, James O’Hehir, Daire Byrne. Reps Michael McMorrow, Jake Sexton, Michael Broaders, Brendan Cunningham, Calum Goddard

Sligo Slip up in Dungannon

Dungannon RFC 29

Sligo RFC 10

Round 2 of All Ireland League action saw Sligo travel to north to Stevenson Park full of confidence after the first round victory over Wanderers FC but a sub par performance resulted in a bonus point win for the hosts and the westerners had to travel home empty handed.  

On a balmy autumnal afternoon, Sligo kicked off with the strong sun at their backs and were at their best in the opening exchanges, spending a sustained period in the Dungannon 22. The Sligo scrum was solid and a well worked early backline move almost resulted in a try for the visitors. 

Dungannon opened the scoring, against the run of play with a penalty from the 10 metre line. 

Sligo responded and a Euan Brown penalty levelled matters with 20 minutes gone.

Sligo then moved into a deserved lead with a well worked try from winger Stefano Giantorno. A lineout was secured on the Dungannon 5 metre line and the resulting maul brought play in field and close to the try line. Scrum half Brendan Cunningham switched the play back to the blindside and Brown fed Giantorno who went over in the corner. Brown added the the extras to move the score to 3-10, where it stayed until halftime.

The second half proved a different challenge for Sligo as unfortunately meaningful possession proved difficult to secure. Although the scrum was solid and good work at the breakdown yielded a number of penalties the Sligo lineout malfunctioned at crucial times and scoring opportunities were few and far between. 

Dungannon made the most of Sligo’s issues and used their maul to good effect to drive over with 45 minutes gone. 

The locals took the lead with a try after 55 minutes and with their tails up added late trys on the 70th and 80th minutes to finish a disappointing day for Sligo. 

Despite the setback, Sligo coaches Josh Reeves and Simon Galvan will know what is required to get back to winning ways for the visit of Malahide RFC in the round 3 clash at Strandhill next Saturday. The match kicks off at 2.30.

Sligo : Guilherme Coghetto, Stefano Giantorno, Enda Gavin, Josh Reeves, Philip Carter, Euan Brown, Brendan Cunningham, Eddie Coyle, Matthew Earley, Pedro Bengalo, Eoin Ryan, Rob Holian, Matthew O’Hara, James O’Hehir, Daire Byrne. Reps Craig Trimble, Jake Sexton, Michael Broaders, Finn Young, Calum Goddard

Autumn Series International Tickets

The Club has access to a limited number of tickets for the Ireland games in Nov against Japan, New Zealand and Argentina. Members interested in applying should complete this form and return it to Niall Draper via email niall.draper@sherryfitzdraper.com before Tuesday Oct 12th, 2021. Given the IRFU application process this year, the Club will NOT have access to tickets after 12/10/2021

Tickets will only be allocated to current paid up members of the Club. Membership can be paid here – https://reg.sportlomo.com/club/IRFU/connachtrugby/sligorfc.

The tickets will be distributed via Ticketmaster so in order to apply, members must provide a valid email address. All tickets applied for must be paid for direct to Ticketmaster so a debit/credit card will be required. On this occasion, the Club has no say on the location, quality or price of tickets, so it will be luck of the draw. Ticket prices range from – Japan €60-€80, New Zealand €105-€125 and Argentina €65-€85.

A maximum of 6 tickets can be applied to any one email address, however we expect that we will not be in a position to allocate more than two tickets for the New Zealand game to any individual, with some scope for more for the other two games.

Transfer of tickets after allocation is strictly prohibited due to Covid-19 tracing requirements. The Club also maintains a priority waiting list. Please contact Niall Draper if there is an issue 087 2598206.

Applications will only be accepted on the official form and members must confirm on the form that their subscription has been paid.

The closing date for applications is Tues Oct 12th so please apply asap.

Sligo open with a win

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Wanderers FC 17

Sligo opened their 2021/22 All Ireland league campaign in style with a finely crafted win over a physical visiting Wanderers side at Hamilton Park on Saturday. Three well taken trys and 10 points from the boot of Euan Brown overcame the challenge from the Landsdowne Road based visitors.

Despite the overnight downpours, Hamilton Park was in excellent condition when the teams took to the field. 

Sligo kicked off playing towards the airport end but it was the visitors that made the most of the early exchanges bringing their powerful running forwards into play at every opportunity. The early work from the visitors paid off with seven minutes gone when prop forward Shane Moynihan burst through the Sligo cover to touch down to the right of the posts. Outhalf Rob Mullan added the extras.

Sligo were stung into life and began to use their own patterns, moving the ball wide to the pacey back three of Philip Carter, Stefan Giantorno and Guillerme Coghetto to attack the Wanderers defence. Sligos pressure finally bore fruit when Brown opened their account with a penalty from the 22 with 20 minutes gone.

 Sligo pushed on and took the lead with 25 minutes gone. From a scrum on the right, inside the Wanderers 22, scrum half Brendan Cunningham fed Josh Reeves. The player coach stepped inside the cover and brought the attack close to the line before an excellent offload put centre partner Enda Gavin in at the left of the posts to put the score at 8-7 in favour of the hosts.

5 minutes before the interval Sligo moved further ahead. A Wanderers move from right to left on the Sligo 10 metre line was read and excellently intercepted by Coghetto and the full back raced to the posts for Sligo’s second try. Brown converted to put 8 between the sides going into the break.

Following the resumption, a Wanderers lineout maul resulted in a try out wide for the visitors to move the score to 15-12.
Sligo again responded and put sustained pressure on the hosts, but a rare Wanderers foray into the Sligo half resulted in a Cathal Martin try in the corner and the slimmest of leads for the visitors with 15 minutes remaining.

Sligo shrugged off the setback and again set up camp in the visitors half. The hard work was almost rewarded when Hooker Matthew Early latched onto a Reeves pass on the 22 and raced towards the line before being driven into touch at the corner flag. 

Sligo continued to press and a superb right hand touchline penalty from Brown regained the lead and set up a grandstand finish.

Intelligent kicking again put Sligo in control of the territorial battle and when the visitors tried to run from defence powerful prop Pedro Bengalo stripped the ball and set up a Sligo attack. Substitute Scrum half Hubert Gilvary fed Eoin Ryan on the blindside and a quick recycle allowed Reeves release Brown on the inside. The outhalf raced towards the line before offloading to Carter who picked the ball from his knees and dived over in the corner. Browns successful conversion sealed the deal for Sligo.

After this great start to the league campaign Sligo will be looking to continue in the same vein when they travel north to lock horns with Dungannon RFC next Saturday.

The match kicks off at Stevenson Park at 2.30.

Sligo: Guilherme Coghetto, Stefano Giantorno, Enda Gavin, Josh Reeves, Phillip Carter, Euan Brown, Brendan Cunningham (co-captain) , Eddie Coyle, Matthew Earley, Pedro Bengalo, Matthew O’Hara, Rob Holian, James O’Hehir, Daire Byrne, Ross Hickey. Reps Craig Trimble, Eoin Ryan, Michael Broaders, Hubert Gilvary, Calum Goddard

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U18.5 Girls’ kick off their Season

Claremorris U18s 35 Sligo U18s 5

The Girls’ U18s league kicked off last Saturday, with an away match against Claremorris Colts.  Conditions were perfect, but ball handling proved tricky on the Colts’ pitch.   The Sligo team battled valiantly against a strong local side.

This was the girls’ first game in 18 months and the teams went try for try for the first 20 minutes. Sligo’s Emma Cox crossing the whitewash to open the scoring for the visitors and to cancel out the Colts’ opener. As the half concluded, the Colts out half made a super break to edge the home team in front at the interval.

The second half opened brightly for Sligo with some great open rugby played until a break by the Colts secured their third try. Despite some great defence during the last 10 minutes, the Colts managed two further tries to run out winners.

The game was much needed by Sligo and will sharpen both skills and structure for the next outing.

Sligo Fall at Final Hurdle

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Sligo RFC 17
Sligo’s quest to retain the Connacht Senior League title was cruelly ended with the last kick of the final match against Galway Corinthians at Cloonacauneen on Saturday. With a single point lead going into the last moments, a penalty from the locals overturned Sligo’s one point lead and ended the Yeats county’s title defence by the slimmest of margins. In greasy conditions, Sligo received the kickoff but it was the locals that made the most of the early running. A Corinthians penalty after 10 minutes followed by a converted try after 20 minutes gave the locals a 10 nil lead over the slow starting Sligo outfit. Sligo grew into the game however, and began to exert their own pressure on the home lineout and scrum. Shane Boyle and Rob Holian were the disrupting the home throw and Pedro Bengalo was a handful at the scrum. Sligo’s midfield of Enda Gavin and Jack Keegan were containing the blue threat and Philip Carter and Guilherme Coghetto were countering the Corinthians kicking game with intent.The score line remained at 10-0 until half-time.Sligo regrouped at the interval and came out strongly for the second half. The pressure was rewarded with penalties from Euan Brown in the 45th and 50th minutes to reduce the deficit to 4. With 55 minutes gone Sligo took the lead for the first time. A searing break down the right hand side set the visitors up with a two on one in the home 22. The Corinthian defender illegally knocked the attempted pass forward, to prevent the score, and although a yellow card was issued Sligo were denied what surely would have resulted in a try. From the penalty Sligo went to the corner and although the first drives to the line from the lineout were halted, Sligo’s pressure eventually resulted in Stefano Giantorno going over in the corner to put Sligo ahead by the slimmest of margins.With the match on a knife edge, the lead changed hands 4 more times with Brown and Corinthians Outhalf Dylan Keane both nervelessly dispatching penalty kicks to leave the slimmest of margins in favour of Sligo with seconds left on the clock. A final Sligo clearance was collected by the home outfit on the 10 meter line and the Sligo defenders drove the ball carrier into touch. The Sligo supporters thought that the game was over but to their disbelief, instead of the final whistle, the referee adjudged the play illegal and awarded a penalty to the home team. Keane stepped up, put the ball over the bar, and the Sligo dream was over. Sligo’s focus now shifts to the All Ireland league. Sligo’s division 2B campaign kicks off with the visit of Wanderers FC on October 2nd.Sligo : Guilherme Coghetto, Stefano Giantorno, Jack Keegan, Enda Gavin, Phillip Carter, Euan Brown, Brendan Cunningham, Tadgh Power, Matthew Earley, Pedro Bengalo, Craig Trimble, Shane Boyle, Rob Holian, James O’Hehir, Daire Byrne. Replacements: Jack Gormely, Michael McMorrow, Cian Barden, Jacob Fleming, Joshua Reeves.

Sligo Take Spoils in Northwest Derby

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Ballina RFC 17

The the age old rivalry between Sligo and Ballina resumed last Saturday with a keenly contested meeting at Hamilton park. Both sides came to the Connacht Senior League encounter, unbeaten in their respective first and second round matches, meaning the victorious side would top the league standings after round 3. 

With Hamilton Park in impeccable condition, Sligo kicked off playing towards the airport end. The early exchanges were typical of derby fare, physical battles all over the park with both teams looking to gain the upper hand. 

The first scoring opportunity fell to the visitors with a penalty on the Sligo 10 meter line but Daragh Whytes failed to convert the chance. 

Minutes later It was Sligo’s turn to try to open their account with a penalty from just inside the Ballina Half but Euan Browns effort  drifted wide. 

Sligo continued to press and succeeded in breaching the line with 12 minutes on the clock. Matthew Earley linked with Rob Holian at a 5 meter lineout. Ross Hickey, Pedro Bengalo ,James O’Hehir all tested the defence with carries before scrum half  Brendan Cunningham fed Stefano Giantorno who finished in the right corner. Euan Brown added the extras with an excellent conversion kick.

The visitors responded, using their physical backline to drive into the heart of the Sligo defence. Sligo looked to have repelled the onslaught but the referee deemed that the defensive effort was illegal and Sligo lost the influential Earley to the sin bin. The Sligo cause was further hampered two minutes later when Brown joined Earley in the ‘bin’ when the outhalf was adjudged to have intentionally knocked on the ball. 

Despite valiant efforts to hold the line, Ballina eventually made the most of the two man advantage and strong running centre Calum Quinn touched down for the visitors. Whyte converted and the sides were level. 

Ballina increased their lead just before the interval when number 8 Daniel Molloy profited from loose Sligo defending at a ruck on the 22 and raced in to touch down in the corner. Whytes conversion effort drifted wide. 

Following the resumption , Sligo upped the tempo and looked to impose their game on the visitors. The Sligo lineout was functioning well with Matthew O’Hara supporting the influential Holian. The back row of Sean Wynne, Daire Byrne and Hickey were containing the physical Ballina unit. Centres Enda Gavin and Jack Keegan were dealing with the midfield threat. 

Sligo’s control paid off and penalties from Brown in the 50th and 60th minutes moved Sligo into a 4 point lead before Quinn went over for his second try with 15 minutes remaining. With the score at 16-17 in favour of the visitors the day was set up for a grandstand finish. 

Sligo again rallied and earned a penalty on the 10 meter line with 5 minutes on the clock. The kick fell short but the Sligo pressure eventually forced another penalty and Brown knocked the last kick of the game over the bar to seal the victory to the joy of the home support.

Sligo now take a break from league action until September 18th when the travel to Galway to face Corinthians in the final round of league action. A win in Galway would secure the league title for the Yeats county men. 

Sligo: Guilherme Coghetto, Phillip Carter, Jack Keegan, Enda Gavin, Stefano Giantorno, Euan Brown, Brendan Cunningham, Matthew Earley, James O’Hehir, Pedro Bengalo, Rob Holian , Matthew O’Hara, Daire Byrne, Sean Wynne, Ross Hickey. 

Reps: Tadgh Power, Craig Trimble, Michael Broaders, Jacob Fleming, Stuart O’Brien

Sligo Continue To Impress

Galwegians RFC 10
Sligo RFC 42

Sligo’s impressive return to action continued with a well constructed 6 try to 2 victory over a powerful Galwegians outfit at Crowley Park on Saturday. The bonus point win put Sligo in pole position in the Connacht league table, equal on league points with Ballina RFC but with a superior points difference.Sligo won the toss and elected to play towards the road end into the fresh breeze for the first half. The hosts kicked deep and tried to dominate the early exchanges with some powerful tackling and equally powerful carries. The first chance to open the scoring came to the hosts with a penalty attempt from the 10 metre line but Adam Cunningham’s effort drifted wide. ‘Wegians continued to press and with 10 minutes played a gap in the Sligo defence was exploited by Cunningham who stepped inside the cover at the half way line and raced to the line for the opening score. The conversion attempt drifted across the face of the posts.Wegians continued to press and a Mark Earle break look set to yield further reward but the Sligo defence, with James O’Hehir and Sean Wynne tackling with ferocious intensity, held firm and Enda Gavin secured a turnover to relieve the pressure.Sligo regathered their composure and seeked to impose their own game on their hosts, moving the ball to the edge where the pace and footwork of Philip Carter and Stefano Giantorno was troubling the blue defence. Sligo continued to grow and with twenty minutes gone the account was opened with a well struck penalty from Euan Brown who repeated the dose on 35 minutes to edge Sligo into the lead by the narrowest of margins going into the interval.It’s often said that the third quarter or ‘Championship Quarter’ is where many games are won or lost and that was certainly the case in Crowley Park. Following the resumption Sligo raised the intensity level and wrestled control of proceedings with a three try blitz before the clock had reach 60 minutes.Jack Keegan positioned Sligo in the ‘Wegians 22 with an excellent kick taking full advantage of the new 50:22 law which ensured that Sligo were awarded the resulting lineout. Hooker Matthew Earley threw to Rob Holian and Sligo trundled forward. Wegians illegally halted the charge and Sligo opted to go to the corner. Earley again combined with Holian and this time when the drive was halted scrum half Brendan Cunningham moved it to the backs. Three recycles later the defence was breached and Giantorno was over wide on the left. Sligo smelled blood and ruthlessly went for the jugular. Holian collected the restart and raced infield through the first line of defence before linking with Gavin who superbly kept the move alive. Keegan and Wynne combined before O’Hehir popped up to round off a breath-taking score. Keegan added the extras and Sligo were heading out of sight.Try number three arrived on the hour. Giantorno collected a ‘Wegians defensive clearance on the half way line and immediately linked up infield with full back Guilherme Coghetto. Coghetto fed Carter, who stepped two defenders before returning the pass to the looping fullback. The overlap was created and the ball was given to Brown who timed his pass to release Gavin to dive in at the corner and move the Sligo total to 23, an 18 point advantage. In full flow, a rampant Sligo were now on top in all phases. Pedro Bengalo and Eddie Coyle had the edge at the scrum and Tadgh Power added his physicality and experience when called to the fray. The ball from touch was rock solid with Matthew O’Hara seamlessly stepping in to marshal the lineout after replacing the excellent Holian. Craig Trimble was putting in his customary physical shift and Michael McMorrow continued the fight when he was introduced. Ross Hickey was leading his back row with intent. Luke Hogge replaced Carter and showed his pace and power when the play came to his wing.With 10 minutes remaining Sligo struck again. Cunningham darted through a gap at the base of a ruck on the 10 meter line before linking with Giantorno who showed a clean pair of heels and raced to the line for the bonus point try.Wegians picked up a consolation score when Daragh Kennedy made the most of a slip in the Sligo defence but Sligo immediately negated any thoughts of a comeback when Wynne intercepted a Wegians offload on the halfway and set up the ruck. Cunningham fed brown on a close in line and the outhalf raced to within 5 yards before linking with Coghetto to finish. Brown added the extra.Stephen Doyle made his first team debut replacing the hard working O’Hehir and Sligo pushed on. A clearance kick was collected on half way by Hogge who immediately looked to counter. The outside backs combined to bring play back into the 22. McMorrow made a strong carry from the resulting ruck and the ball was shifted left to Coghetto who made no mistake in finishing the last score. Next week Sligo take a break from league action before resuming the age old rivalry with neighbours Ballina in a top of the table clash. The match kicks off at 2.30 on September 4th at Hamilton Park Strandhill.Sligo: Guilherme Coghetto, Stefano Giantorno, Jack Keegan, Enda Gavin, Phillip Carter, Euan Brown, Brendan Cunningham (Capt), Eddie Coyle, Matthew Earley, Pedro Bengalo, Craig Trimble, James O’Hehir, Sean Wynne, Ross Hickey. Reps: Tadgh Power, Michael McMorrow, Matthew O’Hara, Luke Hogge, Stephen Doyle.

Rugby returns to Hamilton park

Jack Keegan dives over the try line

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Buccaneers RFC 10


Senior, competitive, rugby for Sligo RFC resumed for the first time since since October 2020 with the visit of Buccaneers RFC to Hamilton Park for the first round of the 2021/22 Connacht Senior League. 


With such a long layoff and many changes in personnel, the Sligo faithful were unsure of what to expect but the home team dispelled any notion of ‘ring-rust’ with an all action display, running in 6 trys for a well deserved bonus point victory.
With the pitch in immaculate condition and a slight drizzle of rain, Sligo received the kick off playing towards the airport end. 
As expected, the visitors brought a physical challenge and tested the Sligo defence in the opening exchanges but the home defence stood strong with James O’Hehir and Sean Wynne making telling tackles early on. 
The early ‘Buccs’ pressure yielded a three pointer from Michael Hanley and Sligo immediately looked to respond. An excellent Phillip Carter break, down the left touchline,  almost resulted in the opening score for Sligo but the support runner was forced into touch. 
Minutes later Sligo manufactured another chance through a superbly crafted driving maul which pushed the visitors from their 22 to close to the line, however, the referee decided that an obstruction had occurred and Buccs were allowed to clear. 
Sligo continued to press and were finally rewarded with the opening try.
Rob Holian claimed an off the top lineout on the Buccs 22. Scrum Half Brendan Cunningham immediately fed Euan Brown before Enda Gavin crashed up the middle. A quick recycle saw the play switched back from left to right and Guillerme Coghetto and Stefano Giantorno both made telling contributions before hooker Matthew Early crashed over in the corner. 
Browns conversion attempt drifted across the face of the posts.
Sligo were up and running and hungry for scores. Ross Hickey quickly picked from a scrum on the left hand side and fed Cunningham. The ball was moved quickly in field for Gavin to release Jack Keegan. Keegans excellent line split the defence and the centre burst into the 22 before linking with Coghetto.  Carter joined having made his way over from the far wing and forced his way over in the corner. 
Brown struck a sweet conversion to put Sligo into a 12-3 lead at the interval.

Euan Brown congratulates try-scorer Guiherme Coghetto


Following the resumption Sligo continued to pressurise the visitors. Pedro Bengalo and Eddie Coyle had the edge at scrum time and Craig Trimble was making his power felt in the physical exchanges. The Sligo backline were attacking with intent with the pace of the back three troubling the visiting defence. 
Brown increased Sligo’s lead with a penalty from in front of the posts with 55 minutes on the clock before Keegan added Sligo’s third try with an excellent run from the 10 metre line after collecting a clever chip through from Brown. The outhalf added the extras with another well struck conversion.
Buccs responded immediately when a moment of complacency in the Sligo backline was sized on and replacement centre Liam Doyle touched down on the left of the posts. Hanley converted to put the score to 22-10
The bonus point score was secured with 15 minutes remaining. A Brown kick pass was collected by Carter who linked up with Gavin. Gavin fed Coghetto who was hauled down 5 metres from the line. Trimble drove forward from the quick recycle and Early popped up on the blindside to dot down for his second of the day. Brown again added the extras.
Sligo were now in full flow and added try number 5 on 70 minutes. A planned backline move unlocked the defence and Brown raced into the 22 before releasing Coghetto to pick up his first score of the day. Brown again added the extras.
Coghetto repeated the dose right at the death with another well taken score having again linked well with Carter and Brown popped over the last kick to cap a fine days work. 

Guiherme Coghetto dives over the line to score Sligo’s fifth try


Coaches Josh Reeves and Simon Galvan will be happy with the application shown by the squad, the substitutes Matthew O’Hara, Daire Byrne,Tadgh Power, Jake Sexton and Stuart O’Brien slotted seamlessly into the fold with Byrne in particular catching the eye with some powerful carries and trademark tackles.
Next for Sligo is a trip to Galway to face Galwegians. The match kicks off at 2.30 next Saturday (21st) at 2.30 pm
Sligo Matthew O’Hara, Stefano Giantorno, Jack Keegan, Enda Gavin, Phillip Carter, Euan Brown, Brendan Cunningham (Capt), Eddie Coyle, Matthew Earley, Pedro Bengalo, Craig Trimble, Rob Holian, James O’Hehir, Sean Wynne, Ross Hickey. Reps 
Tadgh Power, Daire Byrne, Matthew O’Hara, Jake Sexton, Stuart O’Brien.

Club sponsor George Mullan, from SIS Pitches, with Club President Niall Gray