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Six Nations Fantasy League

Join us in the club Six Nations Fantasy League! Hoping this league will add an extra bit of excitement throughout the competition. An entry fee of €10 per team is required. The money will go into a pot with funds split between prizes, bus costs and U16 Boys Tour to London. Once final numbers are […]

Tough day out in Belfast

Sligo travelled to Belfast to take on Instonians on Saturday, with both teams in a competitive position in the All Ireland League Division 2B. Coming into the game Sligo were in 4th place, equal on league points with 2nd-place Corinthians and 3rd-place Wanderers, with Instonians top of the league, unbeaten so far. The game started with […]

Connacht Reps at U18 & U19

Connacht U19s had a 2 point win over Ulster, thanks to a last minute try by Gerard Murtagh and conversion by Oisín O’Neill. Pictured are Arann Platt, Oisín O’Neill, Gerard Murtagh and Stefan Roche. Connacht U18 Girls travelled to Cork last Saturday & came away with the spoils 5-13 against a tough Munster side. Sligo’s […]

Connacht Senior Honours for Cliodhna

Clíodhna O’Sullivan made history last Saturday in Musgrave Park, becoming the first Sligo Rugby player to come from Youths, through Seniors, into the Connacht Women’s team. Pictured here with the rest of the Sligo contingent, Sonia McDermott (Riverstown-RailwayUnion) Nicole Fowley (c) (Drumcliff - Galwegians)  Grainne Mc Loughlin (Ballintogher-Railway Union)

Matthew Earley Announced as Senior Men's Captain

Sligo Rugby Club are proud to announce Matthew Earley as our Senior Captain for the Season. Last season the Leitrim Village man made his 50th appearance for the club. Matthew has been a leader in our squad since he first burst on the scene fresh out of Sligo Grammar School. In the past he has […]

Connacht Senior League Sligo V Ballina

Sligo Rugby 55 Balina RFC 12 With Summer coming to a close, the sleeping giant that is Sligo Rugby, stirred into life with a comprehensive win over neighbours Ballina RFC in their first outing of 23/24 Season. The bonus point win puts Sligo on top of the 23/24 Connacht Senior league after the first round […]

Sligo Rugby Seeks CRDO

Connacht Rugby Club of the Year 2022/23, Sligo Rugby, are looking for a CRDO (Club Rugby Development Officer) for the upcoming season. The CRDO will play a fundamental role in progressing rugby both in the club and community. If you are interested, and would like more information, please email Róisín at

Rory Raftery is Club President 2023/24

Congratulations to Rory Raftery who takes over from Jean Mc Connell as President of Sligo Rugby for the 2023/24 season. Rory is a hard-working stalwart of the club. We wish him the very best in the season ahead.


REPORT BY JOE WALSH  Sligo were narrow winners over Buccaneers in a hard-fought match. Serial Cup & League winning Sligo edged the Bank of Ireland Connacht U-18.5 Cup final at The Sportsground on Sunday. Conditions were as good as could be asked for in Galway with the breeze with Buccaneers in the first half, the […]

National Schools Girls Blitz

In a celebration of girls in rugby, Sligo Rugby hosted a National Schools Blitz for girls on Wed April 19th. 350 girls representing 10 schools from across the County took part in the Blitz in the Strandhill sunshine. The following schools took part; Ransboro, Carbury, Scoil Aiscus Naofa, Scoil Naomh Molaise, Cloghogue, Rockfield NS Coolaney, […]

Tag Rugby Series is Open for Registration

Are you looking for a fun and social way to get fit? Look no further than the Laya Tag Rugby Series! We're excited to announce that the 2023 edition of the series is now open for registration. With leagues available for both beginners and non-beginners, there's a place for everyone in this series. Not only […]

Sligo Rugby

Over the past decade there has been a trend in rugby to move away from acronyms to simpler branding: IRFU -> Irish RugbyRFU -> England RugbyIRB -> World Rugby The reason behind all of those separate rebranding is to reach people who aren't familiar with rugby acronyms, and help the game to grow beyond the […]

Women's Senior League vs Galwegians

Sligo Senior Women's XV travelled to Galway on Sunday to take on Galwegians 2nd XV in the Connacht Senior League.  The teams eventually shared the spoils in a very well contested affair, finishing 17-17. Sligo started well, and their efforts were rewarded when scrum-half Laura McIntyre tapped a quick penalty to touch down for the […]

Sligo RFC pays tribute to Aidan ‘Bucks’ Buckley

On one of the saddest occasions for Sligo Rugby Club, we take a moment to remember our great friend and true club legend Aidan ‘Bucks’ Buckley. Bucks moved to Sligo in 1976 taking up a role as part of the senior management team in Abbott Ireland, opening the new plant in Ballytivnan. He immediately connected […]

Sligo Represented in U16 Connacht Provincial Talent Squad

Sligo were well represented in the U16 Boys Connacht Regional PTS (Provincial Talent Squad) match in Ballina on Friday 30th Dec. We had 11 players in the squad from last year's U15 Connacht Cup & League winners.

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