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Tuam – 10

Creggs – 41

Heading into the second round of league fixtures Tuam remain top of the division but that position hangs by a thread following this six try hammering at the hands of second placed Creggs. Tuam are on 24 points, same as Creggs with slightly better percentages which sees them remain on top but Creggs have a much superior points difference and crucially a game in hand. That is the home game against Ballyhaunis re-scheduled for this weekend and a win there would see Creggs in pole position at the half way mark.

This game was played in cold dry conditions with the impressive Tuam pitch barely marked from the recent adverse weather. It was a jittery opening for both sides with the first scoring chance falling to Tuam, a penalty missed by out-half Eoin Cosgrove after 13 minutes. 5 minutes later Creggs second row Tom Oates opened the scoring with a try at the left corner flag having been put through by outhalf Shane Dowd and Dowd rifled home the difficult touchline conversion. Former Galway footballer John Donnellan who had come on as full-back replacement missed his side’s second shot at goal before Creggs extended their lead on 25 minutes when left-winger Philip Leech, in impressive form, finished off a break out of defence, again at the left corner, again converted by Dowd. Dowd added a penalty 3 minutes later when Tuam were sanctioned for a late challenge on full-back Dave Flahive before Donnellan finished the first half scoring with a penalty just before half-time leaving Creggs 17-3 ahead at the interval. The visitors pulled further away 7 minutes into the second half when Neville Walker barged his way over in the right corner with Dowd adding his third conversion to leave his side 24-3 ahead. Tuam clawed back the deficit with a try from substitute Keith Fleming converted by Donnellan after 24 minutes but a Sean Quinn try again at the right corner flag bagged the bonus point for Creggs and although Dowd was slightly off target with the conversion attempt, his first miss from the tee all afternoon, he continued his kicking masterclass with the conversion of Creggs fifth try, a breakaway from centre Ger Heneghan and Quinn’s second try in the corner, unconverted, following a magnificent turnover from Aidan Leech wrapped up the scoring in the final minute.

This was a performance from the top drawer with all 20 players contributing to the success but there were stand-outs in Philip Leech, Andrew Callaghan and Shane Dowd who are forging a very promising half-back partnership and the pack, although under pressure in the scrums, dominated the line-outs primarily through Tom Oates and won a number of crucial turnovers with No. 7 Peter Lohan back to his marauding best.

Creggs : D Flahive, B Egan, G Heneghan, T Callaghan, P Leech, S Dowd, A Callaghan, K Brandon, P Lohan, B Kilcommons, R Cassidy, T Oates, E Conlon, S O Higgins, T Fleming, M Buckley, A Leech, N Walker, M Brandon, S Quinn.

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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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