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Creggs continue winning ways in Cup Quarter-Final

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Galwegians RFC 14, Creggs Rugby 18.C onnacht Under-18.5 Cup

After establishing their credentials as the top team in Connacht rugby this season so far at the 18.5 year age-group (this combines both the top U-18 and U-19 in the province) by winning the Connacht Division 1 League, Creggs travelled to Galway on Sunday evening last to play a strong Galwegians RFC side in the Connacht Cup Quarter-Final and emerged victorious by 18 points to 14, with some good teamwork and quality rugby.

Creggs Under-18.5s, the Connacht Division 1 League Champions, who defeated Galwegians RFC in the Quarter-Final of the Connacht Cup on Sunday last. Missing from this picture is James Brandon.

Following their last outing, winning the Connacht League Final v Corinthians RFC, this was a tough away game start their Cup campaign. Games between these two teams have been very close over the last few years and Sundays encounter proved no different with Creggs coming out on top on this occasion.
Galwegians started the game very strongly and were fierce in their defence and put pressure on Creggs who were finding it difficult early on to exit their half playing against the wind.
However as Creggs grew into the game , Ronan Cahill, Rian Biesty and Melvin Conteh were now beginning to get over the gainline and they used their backs to run the ball well getting into their opponents half and were rewarded when Shane Purcell kicked a penalty after 17 minutes to put them ahead and again on 22 minutes from a similar position to give Creggs a 6-0 lead.
Galwegians gathered the resultant kick off and a miscommunication in defence from Creggs allowed them to touch down under the posts which was converted to give Galwegians a 7-6 half time lead.
Creggs had their best spell early in the second half and upfront David O Gorman and Brian Maloney were securing good set piece ball and outwide Dara Byrne, Jason Hoare and Mairtin Quinn were now getting some freedom to run the ball back at their opponents.
Creggs were rewarded for some enterprising play after 13 minutes when Ronan Dowd finished well, touching down in the corner. He converted it himself with a great kick to regain the advantage for Creggs.
Again after 18 minutes, James Brandon did very well to score in the same corner to give Creggs a 18-7 lead,
Creggs looked comfortable at this stage and the game looked like it had been won but Wegians to their credit did manage to go upfield to get another score which they converted to reduce the deficit to 18-14 with 5 minutes remaining.
In the final minutes Creggs played smart rugby and held out for an important win.
Creggs: Aaron Glennon, Melvin Conteh, Dan Butt, Brian maloney, David O Gorman, Rian Biesty, James Brandon, Ronan Cahill, Eoghan Coyle (C), Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare, Dara Byrne, Cian Gately, Ronan Dowd, Mairtin Quinn, Matthew Curley, Ian Conlon, Amuray Duarte, Edward Clinton, Aidan Conneely, and Oisin Keenan.
Connacht Cup Semi-Final
Creggs Under-18.5’s will now be out again Wednesday, away against Ballina RFC in the Connacht Cup Semi Final. The match is set for 12 Noon. Because he lads will be missing a few guys from the win over Wegians but hope to continue their excellent recent run.

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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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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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