Category Archives: Tours

VICTORY FOR U16/17 TOURING SIDE

Sligo RFC U16s & U17s on tour in Wales

Congratulations to the U16/17 players, who travelled to Wales last weekend to take part in the Osprey Challenge Rugby Festival.  Sligo won all their pool games, beating Boyne RFC in their final game to win the trophy. Many thanks to those who organised the tour and to the coaches who braved the trip with the 40 players.

Oisin Diffley accepts the Osprey Challenge Trophy on behalf of the Sligo RFC U16 & U17 touring side

VISITING TEAM FROM THE U.S.A.

Sligo RFC hosted a visiting rugby team from Portland, Maine last week.  Over 50 players and supporters were doing a tour of Ireland to celebrate their club’s 50th anniversary. 

Sligo RFC & friends from Portland, Maine after a challenge game in Hamilton Park

They played against a combined Development, Gulls and U20s team in Hamilton Park and the home team showed them no mercy, running out 20-12 victors over their guests.

The team and their travelling support were given a warm Irish welcome in the clubhouse afterwards, with entertainment by Dean Mahon.  Thanks to Ross O’Boyle, Niall Gray and to all those who organised the visit.