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Connacht Junior League


Creggs – 29
Dunmore – 12

Results elsewhere added value to this bonus point win against Dunmore at The Green on Saturday night. League leaders Corinthians suffered an unexpected defeat at the hands of Ballinrobe as did third placed Castlebar against bottom of the table Corrib. The 5 points earned here brings Creggs to within 2 points of Corinthians with the clubs meeting back to back over the next two weekends.

Against Dunmore Creggs got off to a flying start with no. 8 Kevin Brandon powering over for a try after 5 minutes, Mark Brandon adding the conversion. Creggs quickly lost their momentum however and Dunmore pressed for the next 15 minutes but failed to crack an unyielding Creggs defence in which Andrew Callaghan, alternating at half back, was quite outstanding in policing the ten channel. Having weathered the storm, Creggs forged further ahead on their first foray out of defence, a well placed Mark Brandon cross kick brilliantly fielded by left winger Chris Duignan who crossed at the corner flag, Brandon adding the conversion from the touchline.

With a two score cushion Creggs extended the lead 10 minutes later when centre Elliot Jennings crossed in the corner, Brandon almost replicating his earlier effort but this time his kick rebounded off the post.

The second half proved to be a much more even contest, Dunmore opening the scoring with a try shortly after half time, this was quickly cancelled by the bonus point try from full back Kevin Gavin and Elliot Jennings put the issue beyond all doubt with his second try, a superb solo effort 10 minutes from time.

Dunmore had the final say, a converted try from the game’s last play.

Creggs now move on to the Corinthians double header, first leg in Corinthians this Saturday at 7 pm.

Creggs : K Gavin, R Horan, E Jennings, T Callaghan, C Duignan, M Brandon, A Callaghan, M Blighe, S O Higgins, A Leech, T Fleming, B Donoghue, P Lohan, J Brandon, K Brandon, E Farrell, L Meehan, E Coyle, M Farrell, D Nolan

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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Good luck to all our Creggs Players starting their leaving cert exams today ... See MoreSee Less

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