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Creggs 2nd’s

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Tuam 2nds 15 Creggs 2nds 8

Tuam advanced to the quarterfinal of the Ard na Cregg Cup with a hard- fought victory over Creggs on Sunday. Tuam dominated the early exchanges but dogged defence held them out until winger Keith Fleming crossed for a try in the 25th minute . Tuam went further ahead shortly after halftime with a well struck penalty kick by Peter Totten. Creggs began to dominate territorially but were caught by a sucker -punch when Tuam forward Emmet Rock broke from deep to cross for a fine individual try under the posts . The easy conversion left Creggs trailing by 15-0,but they quickly regrouped and put Tuam on the back-foot. With less than 10 minutes remaining, Ronan Cahill burst through for a try to give Creggs renewed hope .The impressive Cahill then proceeded to land a massive penalty kick from way out on the wing to reduce the deficit to 15 – 8 . With time running out Creggs ran the ball at every opportunity and were very unlucky when winger Dara Thomas got in for a try in the right corner only to have the score harshly ruled out for a forward pass. Creggs battled right to the end under Enda Tully’s captaincy. The front row of Tully,Eoghan Cahill and Ken Loughrey enjoyed a tough battle with their opponents,while Damien Nolan and Declan Nee worked hard in the second row . The backrow unit of Graham Curran ,Mark Hester and Ronan Cahill were strong at the breakdown and tackled hard around the fringes .Scrumhalf Stephen Crehan combined well with Dylan Keaveney ,who tested the Tuam defence with some probing kicks . David Feeney and Tommy Devine were strong and committed in the centre while Philip Leech and Damien Miskell impressed on the wings with Thomas Greene very solid at fullback,while replacement winger Dara Thomas almost saved the day for Creggs .

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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.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
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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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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Good luck to all our Creggs Players starting their leaving cert exams today ... See MoreSee Less

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