Sligo R.F.C. was well-represented last weekend as Connacht Eagles had a comprehensive 36 – 16 win against Leinster Development.
Kuba Wojtkowicz, Stephen Kerins and Conan O’Donnell all featured for Connacht Eagles, while Cillian Gallagher got the call up for the senior Connacht V Bristol match, winning 12-14.
Congratulations to Sligo R.F.C.’s Donnacha Byrne (Back Row), Luke Hogge (Centre) and Hubert Gilvarry (Full Back) who were on the Connacht U18s team who became inter-provincial champions for the first time in 40 years.
Connacht U18s opened their campaign with a stunning, late comeback against a shocked Leinster, as a last-minute try secured a brilliant 33-29 victory for the boys in green. They took control of the inter-provincial championship with their second win in five days, when they produced a superb seven-try performance against hosts Munster, recording an impressive 47-17 score line, as Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend looked on. They then went on to defeat Ulster 41-15 last Sunday to make it three wins from three in the U18 inter-provincial competition at the U18s Festival in the University of Limerick.
Congrats to the three Sligo players who made the Connacht U17 squad and played Munster in a challenge match last Wednesday. Eddie Coyle (Sligo Grammar School), Micheal Broaders (Summerhill College) and Daire Cregg (Abbey Community College Boyle)
Well done to Liam Candon (Coola Post Primary), Ewan Ripon (Summerhill College), Oisin Cregg (Abbey Community College, Boyle) and Niall O’Connor (Summerhill College) who were all in the Connacht U16 squad who played Munster in a challenge match in Tuam R.F.C. last week.