IT Sligo, backed by a significant breeze in the second period, worked well to close an interval deficit of four points, 0-6 to 0-2, and only trailed by a point with 17 minutes left following good scores from Paul Garvey and Adrian Croal.
Scorers for IT Sligo: P Garvey 0-3 (1f), A Croal 0-2, D Maye (0-1).
Scorers for Sligo: J Davey 1-0, C McGee 0-3fs, A Costello, D Maye (2fs) 0-2 each, M Quinn, E Mullen 0-1 each.
IT SLIGO: A Faherty (Galway); R Donovan (Sligo), Kevin Keane (Mayo), J Kelly (Sligo); D Drake (Mayo), D Geraghty (Mayo), D Maye (Sligo); J McDaid (Donegal), S Henry (Sligo); G Gaughan (Sligo), K Sweeney (Sligo), P Garvey (Roscommon); D Cummins (Galway), M McHugh (Donegal), A Croal (Leitrim).
Subs: S Ryder (Fermanagh) for J McDaid (ht), R McLoughlin (Donegal) for D Cummins (58), E Kenny (Roscommon) for A Croal (58).
SLIGO: P Greene; C Harrison, J Martyn, K Cawley; J Davey, S McManus, M Quinn; E Mullen, B Egan; A Costello, D Maye, J Hynes; S Coen, V Frizzell, S Kilcoyne.
Subs: P Hughes for Hynes (28), A Marren for Frizzell (28), C McGee for Kilcoyne (35), M Breheny for Maye (47), T Taylor for Egan (57).
Referee: Vincent Neary (Mayo)