SLIGO LADIES were entering the second game of their Connacht League campaign and an unbeaten run since their debut in the league two seasons previously. A cold October evening kick off in Tuam RFC versus NUI Galway was not going to be an easy game. Sligo displayed a dogged display for the fist twenty minutes, hitting Galways defence with all the ammunition before a try came off a ruck ball secured by the forwards, making room for Leonard Moran to Sligo 5-0, grounding it in the right corner.
Sligo were in a rhythm now and used a line ball to their advantage. Forwards took the ball to ground and mauled it into Galway. Some quick hands off the maul, got the ball to Ruth Goodwins hands, who ran the ball under the posts to bring Sligo 10-0, and Amy Gerraghty takes the conversion to bring the score to 12-0 to Sligo.
It looked as if Galway weren't going to get a look in with a great kick from Gerraghty to give Sligo a line out within 10m of the try line. Mairead Keane showed of her power by running a try in, in the left corner with a short line out ball by hooker Steff Savage.
It was unfortunate that just before the half time whistle Galway scored a try due to some handling errors from Sligo giving away a penalty and a scrum to allow them opportunity to ground a try in the left corner, bringing the s ore to 17-5 going into half time.
Within ten minutes Galway grounded a try of a smart kick from them to run the ball to the left of the post bringing the score to 17-10. Sligo were going to have to put a stop to Galways comeback and they did. Hannah Davey capitalised from a mistake from Galway and ran the ball into the left from the posts. The final score was 22-10 and Sligo Women's RFC remain unbeaten in the Connacht League. Their next match will be against Tuam on Sunday in Tuam. SLIGO: Diophantus Kilcoyne, Karen Leyden, Steff Savage, Fleur Kinsella, Grainne McGuire, Lisa Moore, Mairead Keane, Amy Gerraghty, Michelle Byrne, Louise Orr, Hannah Davey, Leona Moran, Claire McManus, Grainne Blount, Ruth Goodwin, Hannah Scollan, Rachel Gordon, Lauren McGee, Laura Maloney & Carley Leydon.