Sligo’s U16 Girls, U18.5 Girls and Senior Women made it three from three this weekend, as they all claimed maximum points from their games.
The U16s travelled to Corinthian Park on Sunday night and played under the floodlights. The home side were no match for the 24-strong Sligo squad, who scored 54points with no reply.
Not to be outdone by their younger counterparts, the U18.5 Girls put on a magnificent display of rugby at home to outshine the Connemara All Blacks. The girls’ defence was solid, with the visitors only crossing the whitewash once. The flowing rugby and linking resulted in a score of 48 points at the final whistle.
The newly-formed senior women’s team travelled to Heffernan Park last Friday night to play the second round of the Connacht Women’s League, in a game rescheduled from earlier in the season.
A squad of 20 players braved the wintry weather and gusting winds, and were rewarded for their efforts, as they were awarded all 5 points from the game, with the opposition failing to field the minimum 12 players. Both sides agreed on a challenge match, with the visitors lending 4 players to the home side.
Five Sligo players made their debut, only taking up rugby in the last two months. A further five players made their senior rugby debut, having come up through the Youth systems in Sligo, Corrib, Midleton and Kerry.
Sligo RFC Women move to 4th place in the table, with a game in hand, just above Buccaneers, their opposition next weekend.
Training continues every Monday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 6.30pm.