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Buccaneers 19 Creggs 10

A late try by Buccaneers created by out half Luke Carty earned victory for the home team by 9 points but in reality this was a very closely fought battle between two evenly matched teams. Bucaneers opened brightly and scored a converted try but an early attack by Simon Spain, Michael Kelly and Callum McGee yielded a penalty which Shane Dowd converted. A second try before half time by Brian Collins left the Athlone side 14-3 ahead but Creggs rallied and a great drive from back row Matthew Brandon supported by Conor McNeill, Brian Coady and Rory O’Donoghue saw the ball passed by Rory Collins to Shane Dowd, Rory O’Brolachain and then to Kevin Gavin who skilfully evaded a number of tacklers from the half way line to score close to the posts for a great try which Shane Dowd converted. Creggs then piled on the pressure with concerted drives from the forwards particularly Dan Butt, Matthew Brandon and Michael Kelly but the Buccaneers defence would not be breached. Final score Buccaneers 19 Creggs 10. Creggs have a home league game this weekend. Further details later in the week.

Panel: S. Spain, R. O’Donoghue, B. Coady, D. Butt, M. Kelly, C. McGee, C. McNeill, M. Brandon, R. Collins, S. Dowd, R. O’Brolachain, K. Gavin, J. Brennan, C. Gore, M. Farrell, M. Butt, S. Doorly.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to www.psaacademies.com/thebigrugbyrun for information.
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