Sligo Rugby Football Club (RFC) was founded in 1890, making it one of the oldest clubs in Ireland.
In 1896, the first Senior Cup game was held in the province of Connacht, and Sligo RFC had the privilege of playing it in where their opponents were University College Galway. Unfortunately, luck was not in their favour and only managed to win the Connacht Senior Cup just once in 1914. However, when they competed in the Connacht Senior Cup, they were victorious on many occasions.
The current The crest sported by Sligo RFC was last updated in 2007. The change was only slight with the re-addition of the escallop shell in the top right corner. The original crest was designed by Jack Regan in the late forties and had the shell attached to the hare’s foot. This escallop shell is synonymous with Sligo (Shelly Place, as Gaeilge).
The ’Father of the Club’ is George Hamlet, who was Club President from 1969-1972 and after whom the Hamlet Room in the Clubhouse is named. George is a son of the late George T. Hamlet (Old Wesley), who was capped 30 times for Ireland, and captained the International team on 8 occasions, and who served as President of the IRFU in 1926/27.
The hotel is only a 15-minute drive from the rugby club so it is an ideal location if you are visiting Sligo as a supporter for your own club. Alternatively, the S2 bus leaves from Clarion Road (Clarion Village), which is only 1-minute walk from the hotel, and drops you at Mannionstown (Brees Pub). From there, the rugby club is just a short 3-minute walk.
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