‘A’ League: Sligo RFC 32 – NUIG 7
In what was a busy weekend for the Sligo U16s, with back-to-back games at Hamilton Park, the first was a crucial cross-pool game in the ‘A’ league against NUIG and the second a tough game against Connemara/Oughtarard in the Development league.
As current leaders of the ‘A’ League, Pool 1, it was critical to remain in that position to secure home advantage in the upcoming quarter finals.
NUIG, who joined the youth league three years ago after a split from Galwegians, started well but it was not long before Sligo got into their rhythm and began to dominate and finished with a emphatic 32 points to 7 victory over the Galway side. This was a fourth consecutive win in the ‘A’ League and a huge testament to the hard work and dedication of this team.
‘Development’ League: Sligo RFC 30 – NUIG 5
After a short break the U16s development team took to the pitch to face a physically big Connemara/Oughtarard team, the visitors started the stronger but the Sligo boys matched them all the way keeping the scoreline 0 0 after 15 mins. The Visitors went on the score two tries in the first half and a further 3 tries in the second hald and were the deserved winners with a scoreline of 30 to 5. There were lots of positives from the game with impressive performances for outhalf Finn young and from newcomers Cillian McMeekin and Aaron Davey. Sligo remaining in third place in the Development league.
Man of the Match : Matthew O’Hara (A) and Finn Young ( Development)
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