Easter Sporting Success

Posted on : April 19, 2023

It was a busy Easter break on the sporting front for many Sligo Grammar School students. Mathew O’Grady, 1st year, represented the school at the Swimming Interpros where he won silver in both the 100m Backstroke and in the Medley Relay. During the holidays four junior boys, Kenneth Kalu, Kelvin Kalu, Jack Glenister and Evan Barrett O’Neill travelled to Gormanstown as part of the EJ Sligo All-Stars U14 Basketball Squad where they competed in the All-Ireland Finals. After a tough match they emerged runners-up, bringing Silver home to Sligo.  Our girls were well represented on the victorious U16 Bank of Ireland Connacht Cup in Girls Rugby. They played against Claremorris at the Sportsground in Galway where they won 22-14. Five of the XV were from SGS, TY students Tiara Smet-Guerra, Mimi Lee and Lara Clinch, as well as 3rd yrs Lauren Hunter and Elin Simeoni. A great outlook for SGS Girls Rugby next year! Our rowers were also successful as part of the Sligo Rowing Club’s J15 and J16 teams at the commercial Regatta on 2nd April. Fiachra O’Dowd, Conn Reid and Adam Foley were part of the winning J15 team while Finn Reid was one half of the victorious J16 Double Scull. Sligo Grammar was also thrilled to have students representing their country on National teams over the Easter break. In Hockey Maebh McLoughlin represented Ireland on the U18 hockey Team as it played a 3-game series against Poland Development Squad, Poland U18s and Austria U18s. The series was played at the Olympic Campus in Walcz , Poland and is part of the Ireland U18s preparations for the upcoming European Championships in Germany this summer. Maebh scored her first international goal v Austria. In a similar vein, three of our Senior boys represented Ireland in U18 Rugby. Arann Platt, Ambrose Bamber and Gerard Murtagh all started for Ireland on 2nd April in Ashbourne in the Ireland v Italy match. Unfortunately Italy came out on top, but not before Gerard Murtagh scored his first try for Ireland. Well done all!

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