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Big Win for Creggs in U14 Cup


Creggs U14’s travelled to Monivea RFC on Tuesday evening for the Quarter Final of the U14 Cup and came away with a 28-10 victory and have qualified to Play Buccaneers now in the semi Final next week.

This was a very impressive display by this Creggs team who had lost to this same Monivea side earlier in the season and at the same stage of the Cup last year.

Creggs played against the strong wind in the first half and kept the ball tight upfront with Thomas O Brien, Tom Farrell, John McDonnell and Adam Downey very prominent in the Forwards and Aodha Hession, Conor McCormack and Kevin Brennan carrying well and making ground out wide.

Although Creggs had the better of the early territory it was Monivea who took the lead after 15 minutes through their impressive out half Dean Reilly who gathered the ball and ran around the cover to score in the corner. The response from Creggs was impressive and they went straight back on the attack and were rewarded after 22 minutes when Jack Keegan picked the ball from a 5 metre scrum and crashed over which Mark Purcell converted to give Creggs a 7-5 lead at half time.

Playing with the wind in the second half Creggs continued to have the better of territory and after a series of penalties close to the Monivea line , Creggs opted for a scrum and moved the ball to Conor McCormack who dived over which was again converted by Mark Purcell to stretch the lead to 14-5. Monivea gathered the restart and knew that they had to get into the game. From a scrum outside the 22” Sean Farragher fed Dean Reilly who again went around the cover to score to narrow the gap to 14-10.

The next score was vital and Creggs again took control of territory with good work from Jack Tucker and Jack Hanley and 10 minutes from time Mark Purcell took on a long range penalty which just fell short and was fumbled by the Monivea defence and Roddie McGuinness gathered and dived over which Mark Purcell converted stretching the lead to 21-10.

Jack Keegan got the last score of the game when he made a line break at the 10 metre line and made it all the way to the line which Mark Purcell converted with the last kick of the game.

Creggs: Adam Downey, Tom Farrell, Thomas O Brien, Roddie McGuinness, Jack Tucker, Jack Hanley, Jack Keegan, John McDonnell, Aodha Hession, Mark Purcell, Conor McCormack, Kevin Brennan, Leigh Doyle, Paddy Gannon, Aaron Hannon, Sean Tully, Jonathan Whyte, Diarmuid Quinn, Sean Quinn, Cian Glennon, Andrew Naughton, Even Comiskey.

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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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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.

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