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Creggs 1st match report


Creggs 24. Ballinrobe. 18

A remarkable injury time scoring spree secured a losing bonus point for Ballinrobe against Creggs at The Green on Sunday. With eighty minutes gone, Creggs were leading 24-8 and a fourth try looked to be on the cards but Ballinrobe, realising a bonus point was the most they could salvage, managed just that with ten unanswered points in the dying moments. The Mayo men began with a try against the run of play after five minutes. A Creggs attack broke down on the 22 and Ballinrobe ran the length of the field but failed to add the conversion. Creggs remained in control both in terms of territory and possession but found scores hard to come by thanks to tenacious tackling by the opposition but also to handling and tactical errors on their part. A Mark Brandon penalty after 20 minutes reduced the deficit and ten minutes later Creggs got their breakthrough score, a well worked James Brandon try from a lineout, converted by Mark Brandon. Just before halftime, prop Aidan Leech finished off a forward drive with a try close to the posts, Mark Brandon again adding the conversion to leave his side 17-5 ahead at the interval. Creggs continued to dominate in the early stages of the second half but failed to add to their score and a rather harsh sinbinning against James Brandon left them a man down as the game entered the final quarter. Ballinrobe pressed but the Creggs defence held with Chris Duignan and Peter Lohan quite outstanding, and the visitors only reward was a well struck Dan Keane penalty after 70 minutes. Five minutes later with Ballinrobe still on the attack, a handling error was pounced on by Creggs centre Eoghan Coyle making a searing break to put fullback Ronan Dowd under the posts for the clinching score which Mark Brandon converted. Ballinrobe summoned up one last mighty effort to salvage a bonus point when all seemed lost. Next up for Creggs, away to NUIG on Sunday 2.30 in Dangan Sports Complex, Galway. Creggs :Ronan Dowd,Michael Farrell,Peter Lohan,Eoghan Coyle,Luke Meehan,Mark Brandon,Chris Duignan:Aidan Leech,Sean Og Higgins,Mike Blighe,Tom Fleming,Brian Donoghue,James Brandon,Kevin Brandon,Alan Brandon,Eoghan Farrell,Ronan Cahill,Michael Holland,Philip Leech,Damien Nolan.

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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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4 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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8 hours ago  ·  

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