Match report December 4th December 2016
Sligo vs Ballinasloe U16s
Team Management: Mikey O’Hehir, John Davey, John Courtenay & Barry McConky
Commiserations to Sligo U16s who were defeated by Ballinasloe at Hamilton Park today.
Getting off to a good start Sligo’s no 12 Luke Hogge within minutes into the game, sprinted with the ball through a gap in Ballinasloe’s defence, made a swift pass to Hubert Gilvarry Sligo’s no 13 who ran over the try line to score, catching everyone by surprise. This was not converted. Soon after Ballinasloe scored their 1st try, this was converted.
As the game continued, the Sligo players were putting up a good fight. Donnacha Byrne, Sligo’s no 7, tackled the opponents no 7, around the ankles, throwing him into touch. This wasn’t enough to deter Ballinasloe as they scored their second try. This was not converted. The score now was 5-12 to the visitors.
As the ball was kicked back into the game, it was caught by Hubert Gilvarry who dodged the defence to score right side of the post. This was converted by Alex Delaney. Score now was like for like 12-12.
Ballinasloe scored two more tryst which were converted leading the teams with 12-26 at half time
The whistle was blown to commence the game when Ballinasloe scored yet again, and converted but Sligo’s Luke Hogge saw an opportunity took possession of the ball, and breaking through scored a try, which was converted by Alex Delaney. Score was 21-33.
Ballinasloe went on to get two more trys one of which was converted leaving the final score at 23-61.
You would have to admire the Sligo team for putting up such a good fight, but their opponents proved the strongest this time around.
Next game is against Corthitians on Sunday 11th December in Hamilton Park.
Sligo RFC U16s
Commiserations to Sligo u16s after losing a well fought battle against their opponents. Although Sligo were down several players due to injuries and illness, the players on the pitch kept the pressure on from beginning to end. Corinthians showed they were the stronger team on the day. Sligo will learn from this experience to come back to aim to defeat when they meet again.
Half time score 5-12
Final score Corinthians 31 Sligo 5