Girls Youth Training

Training for the u13s and u15s girls continues every Tuesday night on the astro turf at the Sligo RFC, Strandhill from 18:30 to 20:00.

On December 19th, there will be session dedicated to Introducing the fundamentals of Rugby to First Time Players. Come and give Rugby a try!

All participants will be entered into a draw for a ticket to the Rugby Club Christmas disco on December 22nd.

Any questions please contact Michael on 086-3202244.

 

J1A: Sligo Seal the Deal in Snowy Westport

Westport 1st XV 10 – Sligo Development XV 16

It was doubtful whether the game would go ahead last Sunday, with weather conditions not being so conducive to rugby, but Sligo made the journey to a picturesque Westport and succeeded in securing their second win over the experienced home side.

Niall Gray was once again wearing his golden boots, slotting home the first two scores of the game. Liam McElhinney added to his side’s tally with a well-worked try, which was duly converted by Gray. The home team failed to put any points on the score board and the half-time score was 13-0.

Another penalty from the accurate boot of Gray brought Sligo to a 16 point lead. However, it was Westport who finished strongly against a tiring Sligo side, scoring two successive unconverted tries, which led to a tense final 12 minutes of the game. Sligo held on for another impressive win in the arctic conditions of a bitterly cold Westport pitch.

Over €1,000 raised for Mitchell Sisters

The club prides itself in the role it plays in the community and was delighted to be able to contribute to the Mitchell Sisters Independent Living Fund.  Former senior club captain and current tight head prop Conor Mitchell, is cousin to Mairead and Aoibheann. The club decided to donate all the takings on the gate from the Sligo V Bangor Ulster Bank League game and the big home crowd were very generous, with a total of €1,070 going to a very deserving cause.

Cillian ‘Crouchy’ Gallagher handed his first start against Brive

Sligo native and current Academy player Cillian Gallagher made his first start for Connacht in the Challenge Cup clash away to Brive last Saturday.

Cillian, a former Summerhill College student, started playing rugby with Sligo RFC U-14s and continued up to senior level. He was first selected for Connacht for the U-15 development squad and then for the U-16 and U-17 squads, however it wasn’t till he was at the U-18 level that he started to seriously focus on rugby, and managed to secure a place in the Connacht sub academy.   The former Ireland U-20 captain had made his Connacht debut off the bench in the Challenge Cup win over Worcester in October.  He played the whole game at blindside in a back row that included Eoghan Masterson at openside and Captain John Muldoon at number 8. Connacht come from 16 points down to score a brilliant comeback win and claim the full 5points in Brive, with a final score of 31-38.  Well done Crouchy!

UBL: Honours even in Bangor

Bangor RFC 20 – Sligo RFC 20

Sligo picked up two more vital Ulster Bank League points with a hard earned draw against a physical Bangor outfit at a snow covered Upritchard Park in Bangor on Saturday. Sligo now top the Division 2c table by a margin of 3 points over second placed Thomond RFC as the teams go into the Christmas break. Continue reading

Christmas at The Glasshouse

Our fantastic sponsors, The Glasshouse, have just launched their fabulous new Christmas Lunch Menu.

  • Lunch from 12pm until 3pm daily
  • Piano music with Sarah Crummy Monday to Friday Afternoon.
  • Come see our Festive Winter Wonderland and Christmas decorations.

Spend over €100.00 ( from the Festive Menu ) and receive a Complimentary Lunch Voucher as a Christmas thank you from The Glasshouse. Valid for January 2018.

We will also have Complimentary Mulled Wine & Mince Pie for all groups.

For Dining Reservations telephone 071 9194300.  Please reserve tables as it is a busy time of the year.

See also, Christmas Events At The Glasshouse 2017

Connacht Senior Cup Final set for Hamilton Park

The Connacht Senior Cup has been played for a total of 102 times, with twelve different clubs having won the trophy during that period.  All finals have traditionally been played in Galway, either in the then Galway Grammar School, or Galway Sportsground.  However, for the first time in its 122 year history, the Connacht Senior Cup will be held in Sligo.  The date has been set for Saturday 16th December and Sligo is gearing itself for an historic day, vying to win the cup for the first time since 1914.