Sligo U16s began their season on Sunday last in sunny Strandhill against Castlebar. Sligo were looking forward to the challenge with a strong squad of 26 players. Unfortunately Castlebar arrived with a reduced numbers but it was decided to go ahead with the game.
Castlebar started well breaking through the Sligo defense on a few occasions but failed to capitalize. Sligo eventually began to get in to their rhythm with Jim Davies scoring a superb try which was converted by Daire Cregg. This was followed by another well worked try scored and converted by Cregg.
Castlebar continued to push eventually scoring an excellent try by Patrick Dixon.
The second half started off well for Sligo with man of the match Josh Cronin scoring another try for the home side.
The game finished with a resounding victory for Sligo with a final score of 33 to 15.
Next up for Sligo A side is Creggs at home while the development team are away to Loughrea.
Damien Cullen Vega, Callum Wall, Patryk Badowski, Danny Funke, Matthew O’Hara, Jake McNiffe, Cathal Feely, Robert Reynolds, James Davis, Jack Carroll, Josh Cronin, Louis Scott, Jamie Reynolds, Michael Dáire Cregg, Marc O’Hehir, Patrick Dixon, Stephen Doyle, Gavin McGrath, Michael Broaders, Fintan Casey, Finn Young, Ronan Elliott, Cillian McMeekin, Garry Melly