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Sligo RFC News

U18s Win at home

Sligo U18.5s don their new jerseys


The U18s had a well-deserved victory last Sunday against a sold outfit from Galwegians. The visitors led by 4points with only minutes to go. Sligo pulled out all the stops to score a converted try to earn their first win of the season.

Minis Blitz at Hamilton Park
Over 200 boys and girls, aged 6-12 took part in a Minis blitz last Saturday. The weather did little to dampen the spirits, as all the teams played on the three different pitches. Congratulations to all the players on a great display of rugby. Thank you to all the parents and coaches involved.

U10s Play at The Sportsground

Sligo RFC U10s travelled to Galway last Saturday to play at halftime in the European Challenge Cup game between Connacht and Bordeaux. The players also formed a guard of honour for the Connacht players as they entered the pitch. Well done to all the coaches and parents involved in organising the trip.

Mixed results for Sligo U14s

Sligo U14s on the attack


Both Sligo U14 teams were playing at home last Saturday. The boys were playing Corinthians and maintained their 100% record, when the visitors decided to concede the game.

Sligo U14 girls


The U14 girls came up against tough opposition in the visiting Creggs side and were unfortunate to lose 6 tries to three.

Boston Tea Party at the Glasshouse.

Guests at the Sligo RFC Boston Tea Party in The Glasshouse


The first fundraiser of the new season took place last Saturday night in The Glasshouse Hotel. Almost 200 people attended the Boston Tea Party, organised by Mary O’Hehir and Martha Cosgrove.

Chef Michael Storey presents the Culinary Award to Emer Bree


The night was a great success, with the much-coveted culinary award going to Emer Bree, representing The Warriors Committee.

U10s: Aviva Blitz

Sligo U10s competed in the Aviva blitz hosted by Corinthians on Saturday. Sligo RFC were well-represented with two panels and a total of 28 players. Our teams played Corinthians, Galwegians, Buccaneers, Creggs, Ballina, Ballinasloe, Oughterard & Gort. All games ended in a draw (minis rules!) but both teams acquitted themselves very well and matched anything they came up against. Well done to all the players, coaches & parents involved

Juvenile Blitz

The Senior teams had a break this weekend, so it was the turn of the Juvenile and Youth sections to carry the mantle for Sligo RFC.  Over 200 boys and girls took to the 3 pitches in Hamilton Park on a bitterly cold Saturday morning.  Up to 9 matches were being played at any one time and the home sides accounted well for themselves against stiff opposition from Castlebar and Westport.  Well done to all the players, coaches, managers, caterers, parents and supporters who made the blitz the success that it was.

U-13 girls take to the field

With many fixtures having been cancelled over the weekend due to adverse weather conditions, it was left to the girls to represent Sligo RFC in Hamilton Park last Saturday.

The U-13 girls hosted a regional blitz, and despite the bitterly cold conditions, gave a warm welcome to teams from Ballina, Gort and Claremorris. Team managers Michael Cox and Gavin Clinch were happy with the great running play by the Sligo girls, and the dominance they showed in many areas of the field.

Coach Gabriel Gormley praised his team, saying that they improved with each game, their fitness and hard work at training really showed as the tournament progressed.

Girls rugby training, ages 8 to 15, continues every Saturday morning at 10a.m. in Sligo RFC and on Tuesday evenings at 6.30p.m. Anyone interested in joining should contact Gabriel Gormley (087 7636168)