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Connacth U17 Division 1


Creggs 10 Galwegians 43

Creggs opened their league campaign with a defeat to a strong Galwegians team last Sunday in Creggs. Despite the torrential overnight rain the game was played in good conditions and Galwegians began brightly with an early try. Creggs replied with good pressure themselves with good drives from James Regan, Alex Syrek and Simon Spain setting up a penalty opportunity for Kevin Gavin. A second Galwegian try did not deter Creggs and the home side put together an excellent number of phases together with Michael Kelly, Rory O’Donoghue, Dan Butt and Brian Diffley prominent which led to second row Michael Kelly crossing over under the posts for a try which Kevin Gavin converted. The half time score was 12 points to 10 in favour of the visitors. Unfortunately the away side scored a number of tries in the second half to end up winners but Creggs kept trying to the end with Cathal Crehan, Thomas O’Bryre, Luke Kelly, Connor Gore, Michael Farrell and Aidan Devine playing well. Creggs also had good performances from Andrew Mannion, Christy Leahy, Conor McNeill, and Colm Fallon. Training continues Wednesday night at 7pm. Match versus Monivea on Sunday away at 12 noon.

Panel: S. Spain, R. O’Donoghue, D. Butt, J. Regan, M. Kelly, A. Syrek, B. Diffley, T. O’Byrne, K. Gavin, M. Farrell, C. Crehan. C. Gore, C. Fallon, C. Leahy, C. McNeill, L. Kelly, A. Devine, A. Mannion

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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 for information.
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