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Corrib 6 Creggs 17

Creggs travelled to Headford on Sunday for a vital League game,and came away with a hard-earned victory against a strong and determined Corrib team. Creggs faced into a strong downfield wind in the first half,and conceded an early penalty which fullback Evan Flynn kicked from 40 metres to give his team an encouraging start. The opening exchanges were littered with handling errors as both teams struggled to deal with the conditions,and scoring chances were at a premium. Evan Flynn kicked another penalty midway through the half when Creggs were penalised for offside,and he had another long range effort which he missed as Corrib piled on the pressure. Just before halftime,Creggs swept upfield with some fine handling by the backs,and impressive centre Ger Heneghan cut through the Corrib defence to touch down for a try under the posts ,which he then converted to give Creggs a 7-6 lead. Shortly after the break,Heneghan extended Creggs lead with a superbly struck penalty from the right wing .

However, Corrib now raised the tempo and they began to dominate the battle for possession,pinning Creggs deep inside their own half for long spells. Only staunch defence kept Corrib out as they pummelled the Creggs tryline on numerous occasions,and when Creggs were reduced to 14 after a harsh sinbinning,it really looked ominous .But Corrib failed to release with the tryline looming,and a relieving clearance by Ger Heneghan took play back downfield to a position where Creggs could launch their backs into action. Some impressive moves by the backs came to nothing as the final pass went astray ,and so the game was finely balanced until Andrew Callaghan burst through for the matchwinning try in the 75th minute,following a huge drive by the Creggs scrum. Ger Heneghan converted to seal the outcome, despite the best efforts of Charlie Sullivan,Evan Flynn and centre Eric Flynn,who looked dangerous on the counter-attack.

The Creggs pack stood up manfully against the powerful Corrib forwards, with Kevin Brandon,Tom Fleming,Mattie Corcoran,Peter Lohan and Bernard Kilcommons to the fore throughout. On a day when conditions were extremely difficult,Dave Flahive had a superb game on the right wing,while Ger Heneghan’s overall contribution was immense,alongside the hard-tackling Creggs captain,Tom Callaghan.

Creggs next game is at home to Loughrea on Sunday next at 2.30pm.
Creggs : David Brandon,Aidan Geraghty,Ger Heneghan,Tom Callaghan,Dave Flahive,Noel Flynn,Andrew Callaghan: Tom Fleming,Mattie Corcoran,Paul Mc Neill, Brian Donoghue,Bernard Kilcommons,Niall ORourke,Peter Lohan,Kevin Brandon,Kevin Rushe,Tom Flynn.

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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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5 hours ago  ·  

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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9 hours ago  ·  

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