The President, on behalf of the entire club membership, extends congratulations to all our players who recently sat their Leaving Certificate Examination, and wishes them well in whatever career they choose to pursue.
Hopefully, most of them will continue to play their rugby in Sligo. While the club would dearly love to retain all the U-18 players they have nurtured, in many cases since U-7 level, it is inevitable and understandable, that some players avail of the opportunity to further their rugby careers at AIL clubs. Two such players are Ireland Youth prop forward Jason East,who is now a member of the Connacht professional Academy and is joining Galwegians, and Connacht U-20 scrum-half, Cathal Sheridan,who has been awarded a scholarship to the prestigious UL-Bohemians Academy. Jason will experience the life of a professional rugby player for the next year, while Cathal will be joining a most hospitable club, with the best training facilities in the country, and a club with very strong links in recent years to Sligo RFC. Both Cathal and Jason are wished well in their future rugby and academic careers, and hopefully they will both return some day toÂ wear the Sligo RFC jersey.