Ladies make their de­but

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT -

THE Sligo Ladies rugby team have been train­ing hard over the past few months and they had a friendly game against Car­rick RFC last week. In­stead of the tra­di­tional 15-a-side game, they played 8-a-side and the game was fast and free-flow­ing, with Car­rick com­ing out vic­to­ri­ous, 10 tries to Sligo’s 6. Train­ing con­tin­ues on Tues­day nights from 7-8.30pm. All are wel­come and no pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. Any­one in­ter­ested can just show up at the club for train­ing or con­tact Sligo RFC through the Face­book page or web­site.

Last Satur­day saw the 1st XV have a com­pre­hen­sive win over Tul­lam­ore RFC. An­other large crowd at­tended, among them, mem­bers from the se­nior rugby teams of Sum­mer­hill Col­lege, Sligo Gram­mar School, Belvedere Col­lege and Black­rock Col­lege, who had played chal­lenge games ear­lier that day. The club­house was packed af­ter­wards, in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the Ire­land V South Africa Au­tumn Se­ries game and the game was avail­able on the big screen in the hall, as well as the other two tele­vi­sions in the lounge area.

The IRFU along with their com­mu­nity rugby part­ner, Ul­ster Bank are once again run­ning the fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive Your Club, Your Coun­try Grand Draw. Last year, over €628,000 was raised by rugby clubs across Ire­land. All the prizes are pro­vided by the IRFU and their fam­ily of part­ners, which means that Sligo RFC are free to sell up to a max­i­mum of 1000 IRFU Grand Draw tick­ets and re­tain 100% of the amount from those sales to sup­port the club. There are ten amaz­ing prizes, rang­ing from a once-in-a-life­time trip to Aus­tralia to fol­low the Ire­land Rugby Team on their Sum­mer Tour 2018, to a €5,000 hol­i­day voucher, to VIP 6 Na­tions and Gal­way Races Pack­ages.All 100 books of tick­ets have been dis­trib­uted and mem­bers are re­minded that the dead­line for re­turn­ing the tick­ets is next Sun­day, 18th Novem­ber.

Manu Parkin re­ceives the ball from Matthew Cos­grove.

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