U17 League Pool 1
This was Sligo’s first match of 2017, eagerly awaited by both players and supporters alike. Given the previous meeting of these two sides in early October when the game ended 5-3 a tight battle was expected. Today’s fixture was forecasted to be as close especially when Creggs had the advantage of their fine GAA players back in the side who were unavailable for the last game.
So on an unseasonably dry afternoon in Hamilton Park Creggs kicked off into a cross wind and the anticipated arm wrestle commenced. Continue reading
On Saturday last the Sligo U15s beat a very strong Creggs side in very tight affair. In perfect conditions for rugby Creggs started the stronger scoring a penalty within 5mins. Sligo responded with a well worked try scored by centre Louie Scott assisted by Max King. Dara Cregg converted which left the score 7 – 3 after 10 mins. Sligo continued to dominate in the first half with superb work by the pack, the half time score was 19 to 8 in sligo’s favour.
Creggs started the second half much stronger and managed to score a further two tries, Sligo responded with magnificent try by Dara Cregg.
The final score stood at Sligo 26 to Creggs 20 in what was a memorable game of rugby and a good test for the home side. Man of Match was Max King. The next game for Sligo is the return game against Creggs next Sunday 4th December.
Team: Damien Cullen, Ben Millar, Stephen Doyle, Michael Broaders, Danny Funke, Cathal Feely, Diarmuid Brennan, Calum Wall, Max King, Fintan Casey, Joseph Keaney, Louis Scott, Brian Marren, DÃ¡ire Cregg, Marc O’Hehir, Finn Young, Liam O’Kelly Lynch, Matthew Blain, Matthew Moroney, Patrick Dixon, Patryk Badowski, Conor McDermott, Sean Hynes, Gavin McGrath, Colm Lang, Mark McGlynn
Hard luck to Sligo RFC u16 boys who were defeated on Saturday by Creggs RFC. On this spring like glorious sunny day Sligo travelled to their neighbouring county where the conditions were good.
Sligo started as the stronger team when eight minutes into the game Alex Devaney Sligo no 11 spotted an opportunity on the left side of the pitch breaking through Creggs forwards on the inner edge of the touch line to score a try. This try was not converted. Continue reading