Limvaddy had the upper hand over Sligo in the All-Ireland Junior Cup game played in Limvaddy on Saturday last. While the final score of 22-0 might suggest a facile victory for the home side, the scoreline certainly did scant justice to Sligo.
However, the visitors paid a heavy price for a poor opening quarter display, after which they trailed by 12-0. They rallied in the second quarter and there was no further score in this period save for a penalty for the winners by former Ireland out-half, Derek McAleese.
In the second half, Sligo continued to attack but could not breach the winners’ defence. Midway through this half, Sligo suffered a cruel blow when Limvaddy scored an intercept try, with McAleese converting. This effectively ended the game as a contest. In the closing minutes, Sligo opted to kick two penalties to the corners rather than for posts, as they went in search of the elusive try. Sligo’s best players were Roger Burrows at full-back, scrum-half Billy Leahy and Ronan Gillespie,Peter Mullan and Gary Conneally in the pack.