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Creggs – 12
Corrib – 11

Creggs shaded this bruising encounter with Corrib, a nerveless 50 meter penalty from replacement out-half Ger Heneghan sealing the deal with two minutes of play remaining. Before that the lead had pretty much changed hands with each score, Corrib first off the mark with a try from veteran flanker Martin Lee after 25 minutes. His full-back Evan Flynn was off target with the conversion but Creggs out-half Noel Flynn had earlier missed an easy penalty opportunity before converting his second attempt just before half time. Noel Flynn added a second within minutes of the re-start but the visitors re-gained the lead with an Evan Flynn strike on 17 minutes, at that stage the penalty count was running heavily against Creggs. Heneghan who had replaced Noel Flynn 10 minutes into the second half restored the Creggs lead with a penalty after 28 minutes but that was short lived as Creggs were penalised from the re-start affording Evan Flynn the opportunity to put his side 11-9 ahead as the game entered its final phase. A high tackle on full-back David Brandon then presented Heneghan with the opportunity to make his final decisive strike.

Creggs will hope this win proves a watershed in their efforts to move out of the relegation zone. Still struggling with injuries and unavailabilities the scratch pack performed well under the leadership of captain Tom Callaghan who followed up on his monumental performance against Castlebar the previous weekend with a destructive open side display which negatived Corrib’s early superiority in the set pieces, particularly the scrum. In these efforts he was well assisted by no. 8 Tom Fleming, blind side Matthew Brandon making his senior debut and Bernard Kilcommons returning to second row after a long injury lay-off. Of the backs, Chris Duignan ensured an uncomfortable afternoon for his opposing scrum-half Eugene Kenny, centres Peter Lohan and Kieran Ryan tackled like men possessed as did winger Damien Miskell and David Brandon counter-attacked to great effect. Ultimately however it fell to Heneghan to deliver the spoils and he duly obliged much to the relief of the home support. Creggs now head into two crucial games, away to Loughrea this Sunday and at home to Tuam the following weekend. That will complete the first round of fixtures in this year’s league.

Creggs : D Brandon, D Miskell, K Ryan, P Lohan, D Feeney, N Flynn, C Duignan, A Leetch, E Tully, K Rushe, B Donoghue, B Kilcommons, M Brandon, T Callaghan, T Fleming.

Replacements : M Corcoran, G Heneghan, C Cawley.

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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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