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. Read More >>>
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.
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
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
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.
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 deservingwinner 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 >>>