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Connacht League Under-17 League

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Creggs RUgby 14, Galwegians RFC 14.

Last Sunday, Creggs Under-17’s had their first game since mid-December against old rivals Galwegians in the Connacht Under-17 League.

Creggs currently hold second spot in the League table and needed to make sure not to lose so they can secure a home semi final and after a patchy performance they managed just that.

Creggs began this game by getting the better of Galwegians upfront early on with good work from Dara Byrne, Melvin Conteh, David O’ Gorman and Rian Biesty had Galwegians on the back foot from the start and they took the lead after 12 minutes when Adam Finnerty forced his way over from close range after a 5 metre penalty which was converted for a 7-0 lead

Creggs failed to gather the kick off and it was Galwegians who now took control of the ball and the territory and when a move from the back of a scrum led to a good break from their centre as he was tackled by Eoghan Coyle but he off-loaded expertly to their number 10 to run in under the posts which was converted to level the scores 7-7 at the break.

At the start of the second half Galwegians continued to dominate the game physically and Creggs were struggling to stay in touch, Galwegians had a couple of league games over the past two weeks and the extra game time certainly had them ready for the battle better than their opponents, but Creggs held in there and a couple of good turnovers by Shane Purcell, Rian Biesty and Danny Arnold at crucial times kept Galwegians at bay.

With 15 minutes to go Galwegians took the lead for the first time when they put huge pressure on the scrum 5 metres from their own line lead to scrappy ball which was blocked down and they dived on the ball to increase their lead to 14-7.

It looked likely that Galwegians would hold out for the win as they were still in the ascendancy. However this Creggs side have battled together for a number of years successfully and they drew on all this experience and teamwork and they managed to work their way up the pitch again.

Then a chip ahead was gather by Shane Purcell who chiped ahead again over the full back and when the defender dived on the ball near his own line. Creggs managed to turn it over and after a few phases through the hands of Byrne, Biesty, Brian Maloney and Brandon Hanmore, Eoghan Coyle picked and dived over which was again converted to draw the match level 14-14

Creggs Under-17’s are guaranteed a top 4 place and a semi final in the Connacht Under-17 league and they play Sligo RFC next Sunday in Creggs with the opportunity to guarantee the home semi. In fact, they could possibly face Galwegians again in the semi final in two weeks time.

Creggs and Galwegians are also drawn against each other in the first round of the Connacht Under-17 Cup later in February so a busy period ahead for this Creggs squad.

Creggs Panel: Ian Conlon, Danny Arnold, Melvin Conteh, David O Gorman, Brian Maloney, Dara Byrne, Rian Biesty, Adam Finnerty, Eoghan Coyle, Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare, Niall Cunniffe, Ben McGahon, Oisin Keenan, Aaron Glennon, Brandon Hanmore, Emmett Quinn.

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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.

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