Bateman Cup Semi-Final and BOI Weekend Preview

29 September 2023

Bateman Cup Semi-Final and BOI Weekend Preview

A big Saturday for Sligo RFC as they take on reigning Bateman Cup and AIL Division 1A champions Terenure RFC in the Bateman Cup Semi-Final at 2:30 PM in Hamilton Park in Strandhill.

The first time Sligo has been in the Bateman Cup playoffs since 2020 where they lost narrowly to Cork Constitution RFC, tomorrow's match on their home ground will be their biggest challenge of the 2023/24 season yet and should draw big crowds to Hamilton Park.
Sligo players Philip Carter and Kuba Wojtkowicz will be the only players to have played in all 3 previous Bateman Cup games that Sligo have been in, and Conan O’ Donnell from Sligo RFC will be lining out for Terenure RFC. 
This will be Scotsman Archie MacLean’s first game as Vice-Captain which is recognition of his growing stature in the Club, and Martino Quirogo, an International Polish teammate of Kuba Wojtkowicz, will make his Sligo Debut in this game. The starting line-up also sees current Connacht President Michael O'Hehir's son, James starting at number 7 for Sligo. Ambrose Bamber played last week for Connacht Eagles against the Munster Academy team in the Sportsground.
The match is €10 entry at the gate.

Sligo RFC line-up:

1. Kuba Wojtkowicz
2. Matthew Earley (C)
3. Tom Gormley
4. Gary Duffy
5. Ben Donald
6. Archie MacLean (VC)
7. James O’ Hehir
8. Ambrose Bamber
9. Brendan Cunningham
10. Euan Brown
11. Louie Mc Vitty
12. Finn Bamber
13. Ethan Faitaua
14. Darragh Feehily
15. Philip Carter
16. Ben Hynes
17. Martino Quiroga     
18. Ciaran Cummins
19. Rob Tiernan
20. Brian West
21. Daire Byrne
22. Andrew Ward
23. Conor Creaven
Other upcoming Adult games this weekend in our Bank of Ireland Competitions are as follows:
Friday, September 29th
BOI Curley Cup
8:00 PM Monivea RFC vs Corib RFC
Saturday, September 30th
Bateman Cup Semi-Final
2:30 PM Sligo RFC vs Terenure RFC
BOI Curley Cup
7:00 PM Buccaneers RFC 2nds vs Ballina RFC 2nds
7:30 PM Loughrea RFC vs Corinthians RFC 2nds
Sunday, October 1st
BOI Cawley Cup
1:00 PM Tuam RFC vs University of Galway RFC
2:30 PM Dunmore RFC vs Creggs RFC
BOI Curley Cup
2:30 PM Ballinasloe RFC vs Sligo RFC 2nds
2:30 PM Galwegians RFC 2nds vs Ballyhaunis RFC

U20 Connacht League
1:00 PM Galwegians RFC vs Corinthians RFC
2:00 PM University of Galway RFC vs Buccaneers RFC
Energia Womens AIL Jnr Cup
3:00 PM Westport RFC vs UL Bohemian RFC 
BOI J2 15 aside competition
3:00 PM Galwegians RFC 3rds vs Corinthians RFC 3rds