Sligo IT 0-10
A ten point defeat for Sligo with three second half goals for NUIG in the Sigerson Cup was a tough pill for Sligo in Ballinode yesterday as they were just one point behind at the interval.
Mayo’s Peadar Gardiner, Alan Dillon and Ronan Rochford were the main players on the NUIG team that put Sligo to the sword. Man of the match Gardiner scored 1-3, while Dillon hit three points and Rochford was outstanding at corner-back.
The 35th-minute sending-off of centre half-forward Eugene Keating for an off-the-ball incident badly affected Sligo, who conceded three second-half goals. IT Sligo opened the scoring through Adrian Croal, but NUIG hit the next five scores. Read more
Jim McGuinness pictured in his Donegal playing days is expected to bring new vitality to Donegal as manager
Donegal under 21 manager Jim McGuinness from Glenties is expected to get the pontifical approval from the Donegal County executive tonight.
Big Jim brought the county’s under 12 team to the All Ireland final this year, only to be defeated by Dublin and his appointment is an irony on those who know the story behind his application for the job, before John Joe Doherty’s appointment.
He is meeting with the Donegal executive board tonight and his appointment as John Joe Doherty’s successor looks set to be ratified by the clubs on Monday, after his nomination was the only application for the job. Read more