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 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.
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