An Garda claim Martin Mongan Memorial Shield

An Garda Síochána emerged victorious in the third annual Martin Mongan Memorial Shield match in the Showgrounds last night.

The Sligo Traveller Support Group (STSG) created a number of clear cut chances in the first half but failed to convert them. As a result, the Garda team led 2-0n at half time.

In the second half STSG pulled a goal back but they were to regret their earlier misses as the Garda team scored three goals in quick succession to leave the final score at 5-1.

The final score was harsh on the STSG side who could have scored more but it was a well deserved victory for An Garda Síochána to reclaim the Martin Mongan Memorial Shield.

Speaking after the game, Jamie Murphy, Men’s Development Worker with STSG, said: “Although the result didn’t go our way this year it was a very enjoyable game for both teams. The most important part of the evening was to remember Martin, who did such valuable work in the community.”

“It was also great to raise much needed funds for Northwest STOP and their work in suicide prevention and promoting positive mental health,” he concluded.