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Under 17 Pre-Season Friendly


Under 17 Pre-Season Friendly
Creggs 17 – Ballinasloe 15

Creggs enjoyed a well merited two point victory over Ballinasloe in a competitive friendly fixture held in Ballinasloe RFC grounds on Sunday last. Conditions were ideal for fast flowing rugby and the home team started the better and scored two excellent tries. However as the first half wore on, Creggs began to get their hands on the ball and exert some pressure. The forward pack led by second row James Regan who was outstanding and well supported by Simon Spain, Alex Xyrek and Brian Coady provided a platform for half-backs James McNally and MichaelFarrell to show their skills. They provided possession for centres Brian Diffley and Connor Gore to make some scoring breaks through the centre. However the final pass did not stick and Creggs reached half-time 15 to nil behind. The second half saw the introduction of Shane Dowd, Kevin Gavin, Thomas O’Byre and Andrew Mannion. All four made substantial contributions. A good line break by Rory O’Donoghue who passed to Aidan Devine led to the ball begin moved across the backline by Stephen Crehan and Conor McNeill to Kevin Gavin who chipped the ball ahead and expertly gathered his own kick before touching down under the posts. 5 minutes later Creggs were back on the Ballinasloe line when Dan Butt and Michael Kelly made a number of forward surges and finally a second try came courtesy of a typical drive from Brian Diffley now playing in the back row. Creggs row sensed that victory could be theirs and they kept the pressure up with great tackling by Conor McNeill, Aidan Devine, Sean Doorly and Connor Gore setting up a late opportunity for Kevin Gavin who danced along the touchline and crossed for the winning try.

Training continues on Wednesday night at 7pm with a return fixture in Creggs V Ballinasloe on Friday night at 7.30pm under lights. A full turnout is expected this week.

Panel: Simon Spain, Alex Syrek, Brian coady, James Regan, Michael Kelly, Sean Doorly, Dan Butt, James McNally, Michael Farrell, Brian Diffley, Connor Gore, Stephen Crehan, Rory O’Donoghue, Conor McNeill, Shane Dowd, Andrew Mannion, Thomas O’Byrne, Kevin Gavin, Aiden Devine.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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6 days ago  ·  

Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

See below link to register
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