Sligo’s 2nd team made the long journey to Galway to play Corinthians in the opening round of the Connacht Junior 2 League and were defeated by a very strong Corinthians side. Sligo did well in the forward exchanges where captain, Steven Connolly had a great game, and prop forwards, David Kilcoyne and Ralph Lucey were also very impressive. Behind the scrum centre Clive Morris starred and his defence was excellent, while Tim Jessop also made a big impression in his first outing in the club colours.
At out-half, Kakaber Machiditze, just back after a long lay-off due to injury, kicked well. Sligo’s scorers were: Owen McDermott [try], Kakaber Machiditze [penalty]
Sligo: K. Long, M. Storey, O. McDermott, C. Morris, D. Henry, K. Machiditze, T. Jessop, R. Lucey, A. Tansey, D. Kilcoyne, K. Meehan, D. Kiely, M. Brennan, S. Connolly [c.], A.Brennan.