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Creggs – 3
Sligo – 7

Remarkably, despite never once getting a foothold in their opponents 22, Creggs led at half time thanks to a penalty from out-half Brian Cleary just before the break. It was the home side’s only scoring opportunity, all of the pressure had been absorbed at the other end. First chance fell to Sligo but former Creggs scrum-half Enda Gavin, playing no. 10 for Sligo was off target with a penalty attempt after 5 minutes. Sligo spurned further shots at goal in favour of scrums and forward drives but the Creggs defence held firm, with flanker Peter Lohan, centre Tom Callaghan and full-back Fintan Kelly to the fore in absorbing everything Sligo could throw at them. The same pattern prevailed in the second half, Sligo monopolising both territory and possession but Creggs continued to defend well for the third quarter, their line finally breached when Sligo prop Darren Wilson claimed a try just right of the posts on the hour mark, Gavin adding the conversion. Creggs made some forays out of defence afterwards but never managed to build a platform from which they could seriously threaten their opponents line and Sligo held out for a deserved victory, Creggs having to setting for a losing bonus point. This Sunday Creggs are away to Loughrea, kick-off 2.30 pm.

Creggs : F Kelly, S Kilcommons, M Farrell, T Callaghan, P Leech, B Cleary, C Duignan, E Farrell, S O Higgins, A Leech, B Kilcommons, N O’Rourke, P Lohan, K Brandon.

Reserves : S Crehan, T Devine, B Coady, E Tully, T Nee.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to www.psaacademies.com/thebigrugbyrun for information.
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6 days ago  ·  

Great to see so many of our minis back in the sunshine in Creggs this morning. Thanks to Shane, Graham and all our coaches for their great work. ... See MoreSee Less

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