Tuesday 24 October 2017

Sligo making its presence felt with Connacht rugby

SLIGO Rugby Club continues to make its mark on Connacht Rugby.

Mathew Cosgrove captained Connacht to a 23-21 win for the Under-19's against the Irish Exiles at the Sportsground, Galway. Four Sligo players were in the starting XV.

they were hooker Joe Bennet, back row, Cosgrove, left wing Hack Keegan and 2nd Centre, Andrew Lynch.

In the Reserves were tight head prop Thomas Moran and utility player, Ronan O'Brien.

Also involved in the U-19's squad is scrum half, Stephen Kerins, who was unavailable for selection due to injury.

The Connacht U-19 side is managed bgy Sligo's Football Chairman, John Davey.

Sligo head coach, Gavin Foley, is back line coach. Sligo's new forwards coaching advisor, Charlie Cooper, is the Connacht U-19 head coach.

Meanwhile, there were nine Sligo players involved in the Connacht U-18's for their game against the Irish Exiles.

Six were in the starting XV.

They were Cillian Gallagher, Liam McElhinney, Darragh Cummins, Shane O'Hehir, Ryan Feehily and Enda Farrell.

The others were Hadi Mousa, Paul Kilcoyne and T.J. Forde.

Everyone got a run out and at one stage there were seven Sligo players on the field.

The Exiles won the game 15-10 following a late try.

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