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Connacht U18 League Division 1


Creggs 21 – Tuam 0
Creggs got their first win of the season with a comprehensive 3 tries to nil victory of neighbours Tuam in the Green, last Friday night. Conditions were perfect and Creggs began brightly with Tom Oates dominating at lineout helped by Brian Coady’s accurate throws. Some clever lines of running by back row Edward Clinton and Callum McGee allied to superb cleaning out to Barry McDonnell and Dan Butt set up a ruck a few metres from the Tuam try line. The ball was moved quickly by scrum-half Rory Collins to out-half Shane Dowd who transferred to winger Conor Gore. He sprinted clear for a well deserved try which Shane Dowd converted. Creggs upped the gears on the re-start and neat footwork by winger John Brennan led to a multi-phase attack with centre Kevin Gavin slicing through the centre for a great try under the posts. Kevin converted this try and just before half-time Shane Dowd broke through a number of tackles and outpaced the defence for a third try which he himself converted. The second half brought no further scores as Creggs were guilty of a number of dropped passes and inaccuracy when chances here presented to them. However they can be very happy with this performance. Conor Gore had a big game in attack and defence. Michael Farrell covered well and kicked intelligently at full back and John Brennan and Rory O’Brolachain were always threatening with ball in hand. In the forwards Michael Kelly, Tom Oates and Edward Clinton worked really hard through the full game. Michael Feeley, Conor McNeill and Theo McGuinness can also be very pleased with their efforts. Number 8 Ronan Cahill was Creggs’ main carrier and he made a number of important plays during the game.

Our next game is against league leaders Sligo in Creggs next Friday night.

Panel: B. McDonnell, D. Butt, B. Coady, T. Oates, M. Feely, C. McGee, E. Clinton, R. Cahill, R. Collins, S. Dowd, J. Brennan. R.O’Brolachain, K. Gavin, C. Gore, M. Farrell, M. Kelly, C. McNeill, T. McGuinness.

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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.
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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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Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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