Sligo basking in winning streak
Published 09/04/2013 | 05:40
Sligo hit a winning streak in sport at the week-end.
St. Attracta's Community Colllege, Tubbercurry, proved top of the class in the All-Ireland Colleges 'B' Championship.
And it was a case of the 'magnificent seven' for high-flying Sligo Rovers as they clocked up their seventh win in a row in the Airtricity League.
There was also a notable success on the athletics scene as Sligo AC won the national roads relay race in Raheny, Dublin.
All-Ireland titles in Gaelic football don't come around too often for Sligo teams but St. Attracta's defied history with a sparkling performance.
They crushed highly-rated Our Lady's Secondary School, Templemore, in a breathtaking final at Cusack Park, Mullingar, on Saturday.
Goals by Stephen Connolly, Cian Gilmartin, Conor McIntyre and Darragh Kilcoyne helped the South Sligo 'Super Saints' to a facile 4-11 to 1-7 win.
Meanwhile, the prolific Anthony Elding grabbed his eighth goal in seven games with a brace for Rovers against Shels at the Showgrounds on Saturday.
A crowd of over 3,000 turned up to watch the Bit O'Red maintain their unbeaten start to the season and open up a five-point gap at the top of the table.
In athletics, Sligo AC created their own piece of history, winning the national road relay race title for the first time
Members of the triumphant team were Dermot McDermott, Alberto Sanchez, James McGeough and David Harper.