Gulls’ Wings Clipped by Dominant Tuam

Sligo Gulls 23 – Tuam RFC 42

Gulls- Dermot Keily drives through with the ball

The final score did not reflect the reality of this J2 league semi-final and the fact that the visitors led by a mere 5 points with 5 minutes to go.  Tuam lead 11-14 at the half time whistle and went through a purple patch, stretching their lead to 11-28, but the Gulls were determined to claw this back and scored two well-deserved tries in quick succession.  However, Tuam proved too strong in the end and the final whistle marked the end of a remarkable run for the Gulls. 

Gulls - Eoin Mc Cormack shows fancy footwork to weave out of his own 22
Gulls – Eoin Mc Cormack shows fancy footwork to weave out of his own 22

Much solace can be taken from the fact that the Sligo Gulls, the 3rd Senior team had only been revived this year after a 35 year break and still topped the league, winning five out of their six matches.  All credit to the coaching staff, management and nearly 30 players who have made it happen this year.  The Gulls next take to the pitch on 31st March to play Carrick on Shannon in the quarter final of the Ard na Cregg cup.

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