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Updated: 28/09/16 : 06:50:36

Sligo Sport - Daily Updates

 Sligo City Boxing Club’s Jordan Myers

Sligo boxer crowned U18 Champion

One of the fights of the year took place at the National Stadium last Sunday. The National U18 Championships middleweight final saw Sligo City Boxing Club’s Jordan Myers go up against Tommy Hyde of Setanta, Cork, in a non-stop nine-minute war.

An immensely close fight where both boxers stood forehead-to-forehead and took turns in throwing combinations to the body, the two 18 year olds were given a standing ovation at the conclusion of the bout.

“You wouldn’t see it at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a fantastic contest. Both boxers gave it absolutely everything and it went right down to the wire,” said MC Peter O’Donnell. Going to the cards, Myers was awarded the win on the narrowest of 3:2 split decision scorecards, a decision which enraged the Setanta BC camp.
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Drumcliffe/Rosses Point GAA Club Notes

Hard luck to club captain Neil Ewing and the Sligo team who produced a spirited showing in Castlebar last Sunday despite coming up short in the end against Mayo. There was more than enough in the performance to approach the qualifiers next month in positive mood.

Our junior men’s footballers made it two wins out of two in Division 4 with a 3-6 to 0-5 win over St John’s in Oxfield on Saturday evening. READ MORE >>>

County Sligo Golf Club Results: 8 April 2017

Saturday 6th May, Hermitage Cup, White Tees, 18 Holes Singles Stableford Sponsored by D Tansey Solicitors. 1st Sean Creed (16) 36Pts(B9), 2nd Michael McNamara (14) 36Pts (B9), 3rd Brendan Feeney (8) 36Pts (B6), 4th Kyle Kane (18) 36 Pts (B6); CSS 72, No. of Entries 81


Sunday 7th May, White Tees, 18 Holes Singles V Par. 1st John Dolan (26) +3, 2nd Eddie Fitzpatrick (19) +2, 3rd Steffan O'Hara (0) +1 (B9), 4th Jimmy Treacy (16) +1 (B9); CSS: 72, No. of Entries: 73


Sligo Rovers weekly lotto results

GEORGE CONWAY c/o The Blue Lagoon won the €200 Tesco voucher in Sligo Rovers weekly lotto draw last night, Tuesday.

The winning foursome was 5, 7, 19 and 30.

Top prize of €4,100 in last night's draw was not won.

Next week's jackpot will offer €4, 400 for an outright winner or shared equally if there is more than one winner.

 Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers football fortunes took another turn for the worse last night.

They dropped to 11th out of 12 positions without even playing in the SSE Airtricity League.

Fellow strugglers Drogheda United took a valuable point in their draw with Bray Wanderers, the season's surprise.

The three teams in the relegation zone now are: Galway United, Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps from Donegal.

Dublin schoolboys win Sligo Super Cup

The inaugural Sligo Super Cup played over the Bank Holiday weekend at the Showgrounds certainly lived up to its name as eight talented young teams from soccer academies across Ireland and the UK served up a feast of football.

After 16 thrilling games, the superbly drilled Dublin District Schoolboys League (DDSL) emerged   triumphant, edging out a gallant Club NI team in a highly entertaining final on Sunday morning.

The highly-rated Dublin side had reached the final on the balance of a two goal goal difference over Celtic, after the sides had drawn one-all in what was probably the game of the tournament.

The Celtic youngsters, returning to the birthplace of their club’s founder, were massively impressive both in their performances on the field of play and in their impeccable behaviour and professionalism off it. Indeed, this was a trait of all the participating teams, who were a credit to their respective coaches and families. READ MORE >>>



Huge Kickboxing Success for local sister trio

The Conlon-Oates Sisters - 3 Sisters with 3 National Titles

Sligo native sisterly trio Ruth, Lucy and Halle Conlon-Oates travelled to City West in Dublin last weekend to complete against Irelands toughest kickboxers.  All three eager to win their place on the podium and secure a place on the Irish Kickboxing Team.

Ruth, Lucy and Halle all battled through their respective divisions at the Kickboxing national championships to take home the coveted title. The girls have been training for a number of years under Chief Instructor Des Leonard at the Collooney kickboxing Club.

Ruth and Lucy will now represent Ireland at the European Kickboxing Championships in Macedonia in September this year.

                 Lucy, Halle & Ruth Conlon-Oates - Kickboxing champions


DyNamo Gym Club Award Winners

DyNamo Gym Club celebrated their Club Awards Night recently at the Glass House Hotel, where Aoife Loughlin was named ‘Gymnast of the Year’, pictured below, a very deserving  winner who is so dedicated to her sport and the club.

DyNamo Award Winners: Back row, L-R, Kate McGuinn, Roisin Heneghan, Aoife Loughlin, Sarah White and Kaylin Rooney, Front Row L-R Orla Gillespie, Isabelle Davitt and Lana Young.

It was a very special evening for the club, which highlighted the many achievements over the last year including 5 gymnasts selected on to the Acro National Squad and competed representing Ireland at Celtic Cup Finals, 4 gymnasts selected onto the National Acrobatic Development Squad, achieving 4 National Titles and 11 Regional Titles at the National Acro Championships, achieving 5 National Titles at the National Tumbling League Championships, achieving 7 Regional Titles at the ATT Championships, GymSTART levels completed in the recreational programme and hosted a successful Acrobatic Interclub event at the club’s facility.

The evening also provided an opportunity to thank the many coaches at DyNamo who volunteer on a weekly basis providing a quality gymnastics programme locally, and make it all possible. Well done to all worthy winners on the evening including:

Club Gymnast of the Year, Aoife Loughlin


Recreational Programme Awards

Recreational Class 1 Gymnast of the Year Award, Lana Young

Most Improved Gymnast of the Year, Ceola Peacock

Hardest Worker of the Year, Charlie Wilson

Recreational Class 2 Gymnast  of the Year Award, Orla Gillespie

Most Improved Gymnast of the Year, Ogie Barrett and Nessa O’Sullivan

Hardest Worker of the Year, Aoife Gallagher

Competitive Programme Awards

Beginner competitor of the Year- Isabelle Davitt 

Tumbler of the Year- Kate McGuinn

Artistic Gymnast of the Year, Roisin Heneghan

Special Recognition Awards: Kaylin Rooney & Sarah White


          Aoife Loughlin was named ‘Gymnast of the Year’


Sligo man wins at three-star Grand Prix in Spain

Sligo’s Richard Howley maintained his excellent recent run of form, scoring a win in Sunday’s 1m50 three-star Grand Prix at the Costa Del Sol Equestrian Tour in Mijas, Spain.

Richard Howley and Chinook won the 1m50 three-star Grand Prix at the Costa Del Sol Equestrian Tour in Mijas, Spain on Sunday 26 march 2017.

Howley partnered Chinook to the fastest double clear round in 39.34 seconds to take the winners prize of €10,000. They finished two seconds ahead of Belgian runner-up Viktor Daem riding Bacardi, while Britain’s Peter Charles took third spot on the podium with The Irish Sport Horse ABC Quantum Cruise, who was bred in Co Carlow by Pat Kehoe. Richard Howley and Chinook also won the 1m45 class at the same Spanish venue on Friday.

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Aviva Soccer Sisters in Sligo is filling up fast

The places at this Easter’s Aviva FAI Soccer Sister camps in Sligo are filling up fast.  The camps, which take place during the Easter break, are taking place in six venues in Sligo and are proving extremely popular across the county.
Aviva’s sponsorship of the programme, which runs to 2020, will significantly boost the number of camps available around the country.  The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camps will run for two full days during the Easter school break.  It is open to all girls 7-12 years old of all abilities and gives them a chance to learn the skills of football in a safe and fun environment.

Each participant will receive a full Aviva Soccer Sister kit, including a limited edition Soccer Sister Jersey, a “Play Like a Soccer Sister” wristband” and a football.  At the end of the camp, each girls will be presented with an official FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters completion certificate signed by Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team player, Aine O’Gorman and Sue Ronan, FAI’s Head of Women’s Football.



Sligo hurlers in European Championships

Belgium GAA’s hurling and camogie teams have been crowned European Champions for the fourth year in a row at the European Championship Finals in Dresden, Germany. Expertly organised by Dresden Hurling Club, teams from 15 different European cities came together on Saturday the 15th of October for the largest ever European Hurling & Camogie tournament.

The three Sligo hurlers, main picture, who took part in the tournament were (l-r), Darragh Burke (Coolera / Strandhill), Tomás Baynes (Naomh Eoin) and Pádraic Burke (Coolera / Strandhill).  READ MORE >>>



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