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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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Well done to Creggs RFC'S U18's representatives v Munster in UL today, Ciaran Purcell, Lee Kilcoyne and Eoin Kelly.

Great to see the lads playing today, not having played any game since March 2019 due to the lockdown restrictions.
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Good luck to Creggs RFC players Ryan Conlon, Senan Lambe and DJ Hession who line out for Roscommon Minor Footballers in tonights Connacht quarter final against Mayo ... See MoreSee Less

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Creggs RFC were honoured today with a visit from Ireland and Lions star Gordon Darcy. Beautiful weather and a large socially distanced crowd welcomed Gordon and his brother Ian to Creggs. He is on day two of a four day 850km charity cycle raising funds for Barretstown.
Gordon now a successful children's book author had many young fans waiting for him with copies of his books for signing. Gordon Darcy complimented Creggs RFC on the fabulous new development (dressing rooms and gym) which is under construction and the 4g pitch which is the only one of its kind in Connacht.
He also commended the policy which sees the facility used by other local sports clubs.
We wish Gordon well as he endeavors to complete his journey back to Dublin at the weekend.
A legend in every sense of the word.
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