Summerhill Junior Rugby
SGC350Summerhill Juniors have made it 3 wins form 3 in the Connacht schools junior league and look on course to play Sligo Grammar in the league final in the coming weeks. Ross Mannion Sligo RFC Y.D.O and Summerhill coach is delighted with season so far, “its been very good so far we have up to 25 training which is brilliant and everyone is pushing each other to make the team every week, and i`d like to thank the boys and Declan Brennan (coach) for their commitment so far, they should be very proud of their results so far and hopefully they will continue their good form and bring it into the Junior Cup”.
St. Attracta’s Tubbercurry host their first ever Rugby Blitz
St. Attracta’s school played host to their first ever schools rugby blitz on a wet and windy Wednesday. This is part of Sligo Rugby Club and Connacht Rugbys Y.D.O programme, their Y.D.O, Ross Mannion, has been in the schools the last few weeks helping get the teams ready for this the first of hopefully many Sligo Schools Rugby Blitz and matches.
The weather didn`t spoil the rugby on the day over 50 U14 school children from Summerhill College, St. Marys Ballysadare and St. Attracta’s took part in an entertaining morning of rugby. Considering alot of the players had never played rugby up until afew weeks ago the standard was very high and the final match of the day between St. Marys Balisodare and St. Attracta’s was very entertaining with St. Attracta’s coming out on top in the end.
Sligo Y.D.O Ross Mannion was delighted with days rugby, “it was a hugh success, considering alot of these kids have done little or no rugby in the past they played some very good and entertaining rugby, I’d like to thank Jean McConnell (Coach), David McEvoy (Principal) and David Kilcoyne (Coach) from St. Attracta’s for hosting the event and putting so much good work with kids on the coaching side, also James Hardiman (Deputy-Principle) Ballysadare and Dervilla Casey (Coach) Summerhill for helping us with rugby within their respective schools and bringing their teams to this blitz”.


The Jes reach last four with last minute winner