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Connacht Junior Cup

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Creggs – 13

Connemara – 7

Creggs advanced to the quarter finals of the Connaught Junior Cup with a deserved win against the Connemara All Blacks at The Green on Sunday. Connemara, who, two seasons ago played in the All-Ireland League now ply their trade in Division 1A, the division above Creggs so this represents a major scalp for the village side. Its sets up a mouth-watering tilt at Ballina in the quarter final fixed for Creggs on Sunday, a measure of the challenge facing Creggs is that last week Ballina put 40 points on Connemara in their League encounter. Played in difficult conditions with a tricky wind Creggs started well against the wind but first blood went to the visitors on 13 minutes when Creggs attempted a suicidal move on their own 22, handing Connemara centre David McDonagh an intercepted try which he grounded between the posts, Michael O’Toole adding the easy conversion. O’Toole had a chance to increase the lead on the quarter mark when Connemara were awarded a kickable penalty but the ball was blown over as he struck it and it was Shane Dowd who added the next score, a penalty after 29 minutes following good play from his side who were now dominating the forward exchanges, particularly the scrums although Creggs had marked difficulty getting the ball away. 7-3 at half-time looked good for Creggs but Connemara controlled the game in the third quarter and Creggs had great difficulty breaking out of defence, particularly with Sean Og Higgins sent to the bin after 11 minutes. He was followed by the Ballina no. 8 Barry Gibbons and when Creggs were restored to full capacity they clawed their way up the field, finally rewarded when replacement prop Neville Walker in an awesome display of brute force barged his way over for the decisive score after 27 minutes. Only one point separated the sides at that stage but Connemara never again established a foothold in the Creggs half and the home side added a third try one minute from time, Shane Dowd splitting the Connemara defence with a judicious cross-kick, the only question being which of Ger Heneghan or Ryan Horan would get there first with Heneghan beating his colleague to the touch-down. On a day when the wind could have undone any full-back, Kevin Gavin turned in a man of the match performance for Creggs, with captain Tom Callaghan a rock in defence, of the forwards both starting props Tom Fleming and Aidan Leech impressed, Tom Oates was a major influence at second row with one vital lineout steal and Kevin Bandon put in another serious shift at no. 8. Kick-off at The Green on Sunday is at the earlier time of 1 p. m. on account of the

Creggs : K Gavin, R Horan, G Heneghan, T Callaghan, P Leech, S Dowd, A

Callaghan, T Fleming, S O Higgins, A Leech, T Oates, B Kilcommons, A

Brandon, P Lohan, K Brandon.

Replacements : N Walker, R Cassidy, B Egan, B Donoghue, C Duignan.

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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.

See below link to register
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