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U16s Dominant in Clash with Bucc’s

Sligo 34 – Buccaneers 0


Sunday saw Sligo RFC U16s first home match of the season against Buccaneers. Following a few disappointing results and a settling down of position placement, this was an important game for a team under a new coach Mickey O’Hehir and coaching staff; Wes Maxwell, John Garvey and Mark Fox.

Sligo U16s Liam Candon, Oisin Diffley and Ewan Ripon in action against Buccaneers

Under a heavy head on wind, the game started strong from both sides. The Sligo forwards did a great job of providing opportunity for the backs via Sligo’s Niall O’Connor and Oisin Cregg. Buccaneers tested the Sligo defence lengthy with a committed tackle rate from Brady Lynch amongst all others holding them out. Line outs worked well for Sligo too with Cormac Fahey in the mix and Leo Layden in the maul. The second half saw a renewed intensity in rucks from Liam Candon and Oisin Diffley that allowed continued recycling for Fionn Feeley who came on as scrum half replacement.

Sligo U16s on the attack against Buccaneers

Centres Ewan Ripon and Fionn O’Hehir provided repeated opportunities for try scoring. Sean Gilvarry excelled at full back, as did Conor Mullaney and Sonny Muldoon, with repeated forward ball carrying. Every player, including each and every substitute, excelled and must be congratulated for intensity and work rate. Next game for the U16s is on 13th October, away to Ballinasloe RFC.

Sligo U16s: Adam Fox, Adam Hunter, Brady Lynch, Ciaran Cawley, Ciaran Dolan, Conal Kennedy, Cormac Fahey, Conor Mullaney, Diarmuid Dowd, Eoin Ryan, Evin Ballantine, Ewan Ripon, Fionn Feeley, Fionn O’Hehir, Jim Sweeney, Leo Layden, Liam Candon, Niall O’Connor, Oisin Cregg, Oisin Diffley, Olan Martin, Sean Gilvarry, Sonny Muldoon.

U14s Battle Ballina

Ballina 17 – Sligo 29

Sligo U14s travelled to Heffernan Park on Saturday to play against local rivals Ballina. Conditions were excellent for rugby and the visitors were psyched up for the match. This turned out to be a bruising encounter between the two sides, with the lead changing hands several times throughout the 50 minutes. The home side were determined to clock up their second win of the season, but Sligo had other plans and wanted to maintain their 100% record. The game proved to be an entertaining battle between the two sides, but it was a disciplined Sligo side who clocked up the final scores to secure another vital win in the Connacht U14 league. Next game for the U14s is on 13th October, at home to Corinthians RFC.