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U14s pipped at the post for league title

Sligo 5 – Corinthians 8
Sligo RFC U14s played an enthralling League Final against Corinthians in Castlebar Saturday last.  Conditions were dry but dominated by a stiff breeze, which backed Sligo in the first half. 

Sligo U14s were runners-up in the league final last Saturday

Sligo dominated from the kick-off and established a foothold in the Corinthians 22. Constant pressure resulted in an enterprising backs’ move and a try by Sligo’s Ronan O’ Hehir, giving Sligo a 5- 0 lead at half-time.
Corinthians started the second half strongly and eventually levelled the score and subsequently added a penalty to lead 8-5 with 15 minutes to go. From there to the finish of the match, the Sligo U14 warriors pinned Corinthians in their own half and crossed the try line twice with both efforts ruled out by the referee. Lady luck was not on Sligo’s side and Corinthians rode their luck to hold out to the final whistle. 

Sligo U14s attack the Corinthians line

Sligo U14s on the attack

Joe Walsh’s charges now turn their focus to the quarter-final cup match away to Buccaneers, on Saturday March 2nd.

Sligo U14s:  Conor Clinton, Keelin Schoen, James Horan, Tom Walsh, Arran Platt, Max Hunter, Ambrose Bamber, Malachi Cullen, Jacob Kilcoyne, Oisin O’ Neill, Conor Creavan, Oisin Conlon, Ronan O’ Hehir, Oliver O’ Riordan, Robert O’ Kelly Lynch, Michael Honeyman, Aran Gilligan, Colm McGonagle, Ross Clifford, Lochlan Jordan, Ben Hayden, Alex Harte, Stefan Roche, Matthew Gallagher, Senan Fallon 

Weekend Results in Brief

A squad of twenty-five U13 players travelled to Galway last Saturday to play Creggs RFC in their fourth game of the season. A determined Sligo RFC maintained their 100% record with a comprehensive 5-34 win against the home side.

Our U17s were playing their third game away to Corinthians on Sunday and were delighted to secure their second win of the season, winning 22-42.

Sligo RFC’s U7s played Creggs on Saturday morning

Well done to all players, coaches and managers involved.

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

Epic Encounter for U15s

Sligo U15s 3 – Corinthians U15s 5 

For their second outing in the league, the Sligo U15s came up against Connacht Cup and League champions Corinthians. This was an epic encounter with both teams slugging it out to gain the upper hand.  

Sligo U15s Sergei Donoghue (in green) stretches to put in the tackle

Sligo laid down a marker in the early minutes with Sergei Donoghue committing to a huge tackle which seemed to set the tone for Sligo. The Corinthians onslaught was met with strong resistance from both Sligo’s forwards and backs. Sam White, Sean Keane, Sean McLoughlin, Matthew Ryan, Ross Clarke and Alastair Hill just some of the standouts. Eoin Lang relishing his role as prop brought the fight to Corinthians on a number of occasions. While much of the action was in the Sligo half, the dam held, and the sides were level at 0-0 at half time. 

The second half saw Cathal Shovelin come in at hooker and James McDermott into the second row as this contest began to take its toll. Sligo looked the stronger side and despite a number of penalties in their favour did not manage to alter the scoreboard. Three points from the boot of David Keyes edged Sligo into a 3-0 lead. Sligo continued to soak up the pressure but with minutes to go Corinthians scored a try to bring the score to 3-5. For the remaining minutes Sligo hammered at the Corinthians defence where a single score would have brought victory. Alas there was to be no last gasp Paris score! The game ended on the narrowest of margins. 

This was a highly disciplined and tight Sligo team. This young squad showed huge improvement in a number of key areas including; tackling intensity and communications. The squad benefitted from the return of Hugo Filan who slotted in at full back.  

CSL: Sligo fall by the narrowest margin

Sligo RFC 15 – Corinthians RFC 16

Sligo suffered their second one point defeat in two weeks with a defeat in their final 2018 Connacht Senior league encounter at Strandhill last Saturday. Despite outscoring their opponents by two tries to one, Sligo failed to capitalise on possession and territorial dominance and the visitors held on at the finish to take the spoils.

With the drizzling rain making handling tricky, Sligo kicked off playing towards the airport end and quickly put pressure on the tribesmen. The early endeavour provided a well-earned dividend with a penalty award from a scrum inside the Corinthians 22. Outhalf mark Butler went to the corner and Diarmuid O’Dowd Hill secured the lineout. Sligo attempted to maul but Corinthians foiled the drive so the ball was moved infield. Jason Havea and O’Dowd Hill both carried before scrum half Brendan Cunningham switched the play back to the right and Butler’s well timed pass gave centre Ryan Feehily the opportunity to crash over in the corner. Continue reading


The CONNACHT SENIOR LEAGUE starts with an away game on Saturday 18th August when Sligo R.F.C. take on the newly-promoted Ballina R.F.C. at 2.30p.m.

The other fixtures in this league are as follows

  • 25/08/2018 Sligo V Galwegians (Hamilton Park)
  • 01/09/2018 Buccaneers V Sligo (Dubarry Park)
  • 08/09/2018 Sligo V Corinthians (Hamilton Park)