The new season officially kicks off on Sunday next when Sligo travel to Tuam to play the home side in the ‘warm up’ regional league. [Kick-off 3 p.m.] With a number of positions in the team likely to be keenly contested this season, this game will provide several players with the opportunity to stake a claim for a regular starting position.
Tuam are invariably very difficult to overcome at home, so a well contested encounter should be in the offing.
Prop forward, Ronan Gillespie is back in training and will give solidity to the front row, while team captain, Jamie Livingstone is likely to be back in action following his recent ankle injury. Sligo will also play Creggs and Carrick-on-Shannon in this league.