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Creggs 34 Loughrea 10


Creggs produced their best display of the season to run in five tries against Loughrea at The Green in Sunday’s League game . Creggs dominated the early exchanges,with the frontrow gaining an edge which they maintained throughout the game, despite scrumming down against a heavier pack. Dynamic flanker Peter Lohan scored the opening try,when he crashed over the Loughrea line in the 18th minute after a series of well orchestrated drives by the forwards . Ger Heneghan converted from under the posts to put Creggs 7-0 ahead. A sweeping backline move gave David Brandon space on the outside,which he took to devastating effect, to run in a superb try in the 28th minute as Creggs continued to dominate territorially. Ger Heneghan kicked a fine penalty goal shortly before halftime to leave the home side comfortably ahead at 15 – 0.

However,Loughrea introduced Mark Mullins at the break,and his strength and experience helped turn the forward battle in their favour for a period as Creggs struggled to contain the invigorated visitors. Mullins was on the end of a well executed move by the Loughrea forwards to power over for a try in the 52nd minute,but Creggs responded immediately with a decisive third try by alert scrumhalf Andrew Callaghan. Callaghan knifed through the Loughrea defence,following great work by Bernard Kilcommons , to put Creggs firmly in control,and Heneghan’s conversion left Creggs 22-3 ahead. Ger Heneghan then produced an excellent crossfield kick which fullback David Brandon finished off for his second try of the game. Winger Dave Flahive scored Creggs fifth try in the 72nd minute,when he picked up a loose ball in midfield and left the Loughrea cover for dead.Ger Heneghan’s well-struck conversion completed the Creggs scoring,before Colm Mahon grabbed a last minute try for Loughrea.

This was a very impressive display by Creggs,continuing an excellent run of form which has turned the season around in dramatic fashion with five wins in the last six games after a slow start to the League campaign. Great credit is due to the coaching staff for this transformation,while this young group of players has huge potential to improve further with youngsters like Brian Donoghue,Niall O’Rourke and Kevin Rushe making a big impact this season.

Creggs have a break from competitive action next weekend,before taking on the winners of Tuam and Ballinrobe in the Connacht Junior Cup in a fortnight.(venue to be finalised)
Creggs : David Brandon,Aidan Geraghty,Ger Heneghan,Tom Callaghan,Dave Flahive,Noel Flynn,Andrew Callaghan: Tom Fleming,Mattie Corcoran,Paul Mc Neill, Brian Donoghue,Bernard Kilcommons,Niall ORourke,Peter Lohan,Kevin Brandon,Kevin Rushe,Enda Tully,Chris Duignan.

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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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6 days 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.

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