Sligo’s 1st team have been struck by an unfortunate spate of injuries this season. Three backs, Jordan Farrington [dislocated shoulder], Julian Ripon and Niall Draper [both with medial knee ligament damage], are out for the season, while open side wing forward, Warner Wilders [also knee ligament] is out for at least two months. Joe Sweeney, who scored 12 tries last season, has only had two starts due to injury, while his brother, Trevor, was concussed on his come-back game, against OLBC, and missed last Sunday’s game. Last season’s full-back, Mark Boland, dislocated his elbow playing gaelic during the summer,and has yet to return, while prop, Martin Feeney and back, David Gerrity are at present also on the injured list. With such an extended casualty list, and bad luck, Sligo’s management would be justified in thinking that if they had ducks, they would probably drown.