Friday 28 October 2016

Sligo rue loss of 'Magnificent Seven' as they bid to halt slide

Daragh Small

Published 04/12/2015 | 02:30

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Sligo RFC president Tony Heath is confident the club can pull of just their second win of the season tomorrow when they host Tullamore at Hamilton Park, in the Ulster Bank League Division 2C (2.30).

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Sligo have lost seven of their eight games this term and are second from bottom of the fifth tier, with Tullamore second in the standings and looking for their seventh win of the campaign.

Prop Conan O'Donnell is just one of a number of Sligo youngsters who have been called up to the Connacht set-up, and that has left a massive void.

"It is coming back together a little, we will improve on last week's performance and we think that being at home we might have a better squad against Tullamore," said Heath.

"I am not going to predict a bonus point win, but we have a good chance against them.

"But we have been having difficulties - the problem is our success at underage. Seven of our youngsters who would be playing for the firsts on a regular basis have been called up and are playing for Connacht.

"We call them the magnificent seven - they are particularly good, and they are a huge loss."

In Division 1A, Galwegians travel to take on Young Munster at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow. In 1B, Buccaneers are away to UL Bohs; Corinthians travel to Cashel in 2A.

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