Sligo 2nd's Brave Effort

Sligo 2nd XV 5 :: Tuam 18

Sligo’s 2nd team put up a battling performance against Tuam in Hamilton Park on Sunday last in a game which was much closer than the final score-line would suggest. Although they trailed by 10-5 at the interval, Sligo were unfortunate to have a try by full-back, Aaron Loftus disallowed, which would have at least levelled the scores before the break.

Tuam dominated in the second half, but to their credit, Sligo defended well. Sligo gave debuts to Tadgh Power, Aaron Loftus and Colin Connolly, and all three impressed. Elsewhere, there were good displays from Ross O’Boyle, Aaron Tansey, Kieran Meehan, the Kiely brothers, and the South Sligo duo, David Kilcoyne and Steven Connolly. With the Connacht League commencing shortly, all squad members should attend senior training each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7 pm.

Michael Storey was an excellent referee.

Sligo: Aaron Loftus, Colin Connolly, James Coulter, Kieran Meehan, Damien Henry, Padraig Flanagan, Tadgh Power, Ross O’Boyle, Aaron Tansey, David Kilcoyne, Dermot Kiely, Declan Kiely, Ciaran Stafford, Steven Connolly, Alan Brennan.