Jamie Heaslip, who won his first senior International cap for Ireland against the Pacific Islands in Landsdowne Road on Sunday last, is a nephew of one of Sligo RFC’s best known members, Damien Heaslip. Like Jamie, Damien also played at No.8, and starred on Sligo teams for many years. He also served as club captain, as 1st team coach and was President of the club in 1999-2001. Jamie seems destined to earn many more caps for Ireland. A team-mate of Jamie’s on Sunday was Malcolm O’Kelly, nephew of former Sligo hooker, and Grange resident, Brian O’Kelly.
More photographs from the Ireland v Pacific Islands match can be found here.