Sligo U16 rugby girls lose Connacht final

There was disappointment for the Sligo under 16 girls rugby team on Saturday afternoon in the Connacht Division 2 league final at Castlebar.

Playing in their first ever provincial decider, Sligo were beaten by Tuam/Oughterard 24-0.

The Sligo girls battled tirelessly throughout but were second-best on the day. Tuam/Ougherard established a  12-0 half-time lead and added two further tries in the second half to claim the Division 2 league title.

Nonetheless, it was a fair achievement by this developing Sligo team to reach their first ever Connacht league final.