History-making weekend for Sligo RFC

It was a history-making weekend for Sligo RFC when they fielded teams at U14, U16 and U18.5 Girls, as well as a senior women’s team for the first time in the club’s illustrious 131year history.

Sligo: Back Row L-R: Hannah Coen, Sophie Kinghan, Emma O’Carroll, Niamh O’Donovan, Hannah Kerins, Maegan Callaghan Front Row L-R: Elaine O Grady, Orla Evans, Sarah Woodmartin, Jo Williams (c), Nadia Brosnan, Liz Cullen & Pippin the dog

Sligo Senior Women’s Captain Jo Williams, with her proud father John, former Sligo RFC senior player

Sligo RFC fielded a Senior Women’s team for the first time in 8years.  Hamilton Park looked resplendent in the sun last Sunday as Sligo welcomed NUIG for their first fixture of the Connacht Senior Women’s League.  The visitors proved too strong in the end with a final score line of 26-59, but it was all positive from the home side, who are building a new team from scratch, with only 3 players having come through the home-grown ranks.   Coaches Gui Coghetto and Pedro Bengalo were happy with the solid team performance and are looking forward to the next match against Ballina next Sunday.

The U14s travelled to Claremorris to take on the Colts.  It was a high-scoring game, with the lead changing hands several times throughout the high-paced game.  Sligo held the lead until the last play of the game.  U14 Girls’ matches are called participation games, with the score being recorded as 0-0 

The U16 Girls played out a 31-31 draw against Tuam/Oughterard.  It was a tough encounter for the visitors, who were unlucky not to secure the win in the end.

The U18.5s made the journey to Headford to play Corrib RFC, always a difficult team to beat at home.  The girls gave a near perfect display from start to finish, with textbook plays throughout the game and at the final whistle, had clocked up an impressive 69points, conceding only a single unconverted try to the home side.

Sligo U18.5s

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