CBS come out Top in Local Derby:


CBS Roscommon 15 Scoil Mhuire Ballygar 3

CBS Roscommon and Colaiste Mhuire Ballygar played was a very competitive local Derby in the Junior Development Cup in Creggs last Friday Morning. The conditions were not easy for either side but they must be commended on how both sides tried to move the ball wide at every opportunity. This was a match where players knew each other well as many involved play rugby for Creggs U15 and Creggs U16’s but it is sign of the development of the game in this region that there were a number of players on show who would not have taken up the game until quite recently.

This truly was a competitive but fair cup game and it was CBS who opted to play with the wind in the first half. They took full advantage of this after 10 minutes when some great work upfront by James Regan, Brian Collins, James Fetherstone and John Murray and when james McNally moved the ball to the blind side, Brian Diffley beat the defender to score in the corner. CBS continued to use the wind and keep their opponents in their own half and 20 minutes in they increased their advantage when again good work up front by Dylan Ward, Sean Doorly and Edward Clinton gave good ball to their backs and Michael Farrell moved it wide and great play from Conor Shanagher and Adam Whyte saw Richard Hughes go over in the corner to leave the score 10-0. Just before half time CBS got a crucial score when Brian Collins disrupted a Ballygar Lineout and Michael Feely was first to react to touch down to leave the half time score 15-0.

With the elements, this was always going to be a game of two halves and Ballygar playing with the elements set up camp in the CBS half of the pitch at the start of the second half, Up front Simon Spain, Alexander Strek, Robbie Daly and Andrew Clarke were doing well and in the backs Shane Dowd was orchestrating things from 10 with Kevin Gavin and Emmett Naughton were prominent out in the backline. The CBS defence held firm for the first 10 minutes of this half and this was crucial to the overall result as you could see the CBS confidence growing and you felt as an early score for Ballygar would have swung the momentum. With 17 minutes on the clock in the second half, CBS were penalised for offside at the breakdown and Kevin Gavin kicked the points to leave the score 15-3.

CBS gained territory for the last 10 minutes of the game and both sides continued to give their all until the final whistle blew with a final score of CBS Roscommon 15 Scoil Mhuire Ballygar 3.

CBS Roscommon; John Murray, James Fetherstone, Michael feeley, Brian Diffley, Brian Collins, Dylan Ward, Conor Shanagher, Adam Whyte, Aaron Langan, Oisin Lyons, Conor McNeill, Theo McGuinness, Eran Farrell, Richard Hughes, Kyle Hoare, Sean Corcoran, James McNally, Antonio Dos Santos, James Regan, Sean Dorley, Edward Clinton, James Brandon, Shane Purcell, Michael Farrell, Melvin Conteh, Niall Cunniffe.

Colaiste Mhuire Ballygar. Thomas Clayton, Duirmuid McDermott, Emmett Naughton, Kevin Gavin, Alan Hevehan, Shane Dowd, Mark Ward, Simon Spain, Alexander Strek, John Meegan, Robbie Daly, Andrew Clarke, Dylan Morris, Conor Gore, Donal Kelly, Brian Lawlor, John Galvin, Daire McCormack, Keith Gordon, Mathew Browne, Michael Kelly.

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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.

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