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Battling Creggs lose in injury time

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Ballyhaunis 10 Creggs 5

A try in the ninth minute of injury-time gave Ballyhaunis a hard-earned victory over an injury-ravaged Creggs team in Saturday’s Junior League clash. Most observers were mystified by the length of the second half,and for a heroic Creggs defence,each extra minute took it’s toll as Ballyhaunis threw everything into attack in the final quarter.To their credit,Ballyhaunis utilised their forward strength to keep Creggs under severe pressure,and finally got their reward with a try under the posts which Seamus Horan converted to deprive Creggs of what would have been a great win against all the odds.

Creggs got off to a good start,with captain Bernard Kilcommons scoring in the 9th minute when he showed great pace and ball control to touch down for a fine solo try. At this stage,Creggs were looking sharp out wide,but gradually the supply of good possession dried up,as Ballyhaunis began to dominate both scrums and lineouts.

Deprived of primary possession,Creggs had to work overtime in defence,with the backrow unit of Kieran Ryan,Tom Callaghan and Peter Lohan tackling relentlessly to drive Ballyhaunis back on several occasions.

Some well-placed kicks by scrumhalf Noel Flynn also proved invaluable,while the midfield defence of Bernard Kilcommons and Barry Egan was rock-solid,with the highly rated Ballyhaunis centre,Mantas Smirnovas making little headway despite getting plenty of opportunities to cross the gain-line.

Just before halftime,Seamus Horan landed a penalty for Ballyhaunis to leave the scoreline delicately poised at 5-3 to Creggs, and so it remained until the dramatic late try by the home team.

The quality of play deteriorated significantly in the second half,and this did not suit the lighter Creggs team,as an unusually high number of scrums gave Ballyhaunis a major advantage and kept Creggs on the backfoot for long periods.

Finally,and in the cruellest manner possible,the Creggs defence was penetrated in the game’s final play,with Tony Gleeson,Sean McKay and Stephen Jenkins prominent as wave after wave of attack yielded the all-important winning score .

Creggs are away to Ballinasloe next weekend, and will be looking to bounce back after this result.

Creggs : D Flahive,K Mulligan,B Egan,B Kilcommons, P Leech, S Quinn, N Flynn, M Mc Ateer,E Garvey,L Mannion,T Nee,C Morris,T Callaghan, K Ryan,P Lohan,P Corcoran,A Glennon,C Brandon,S Blake,M Conway,O Gilleran,D Hoare

Ballyhaunis : J P Jefferies,K Mc Dermott,F Kelly,M Smirnovas,S Horan, G Gallagher,C O’Hara:D Jordan,P Gallagher,S Jenkins,L Conroy,T Gleeson,S McKay, R Caulfield,I Cunnane,G Delaney,F Crawley,M Waldron,D Morley,G Patterson.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
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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.
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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.

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