Sligo resumed their Energia men’s All-Ireland League campaign on Saturday with 26-12 loss to Galway Corinthians in testing weather conditions for rugby on the Tuam road.
Playing into the wind, Ross Hickey gave Sligo a 5-0 advantage with the opening try of the match.
Corinthians responded to lead 12-5 by half-time.
In the third quarter, the home sides took control to open up a 26-5 advantage.Sligos scores: a try each from Ross Hickey & Donnacha Byrne, and a conversion from Euan Brown.
Donnacha Byrne went over for a late Sligo try, which Euan Brown converted but Corinthians had 14 points to spare by the full-time whistle.
Before kick-off, a minute’s silence was observed by both teams in memory of former Sligo RFC President Aidan Buckley, who was laid to rest this week.
Energia AIL Division 2B results
Galway Corinthians 26 Sligo 12.