Wednesday 20 March 2019

Sligo AC athletes on form 

A squad of 20 under 12 and 13 juvenile Sligo AC athletes competed in the Connacht Indoor Track and Field Championships in Athlone recently. The athletes all had a successful weekend with the boys under 12 relay team placing 4th - missing out on 3rd position by 1/100 second. Sean McCabe took silver medals in 60m, long jump and high jump. Orna Murphy was Gold medalist in long jump and silver in sprint. There were Gold medals too for the Under 14 boys relay team - Hughie Doherty, Sean McCabe, Finn Campbell and Harry Graham.

Wins for U16 girls and Development side 

Sligo Development team travelled to Monivea on Sunday knowing that only a win would suffice. High winds and wintry weather conditions made it tough going for both teams. The home side were first to score but strong winds pushed the ball wide of the posts and the try remained unconverted. Monivea stretched their lead to 8 points with only 5 minutes remaining in the first half. Sligo responded by upping the pressure and were rewarded with a penalty just before half-time, which was slotted home by Euan Browne.