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Creggs defeat Corinthians in the Connacht Cup 


Corinthians RFC  0,   Creggs RFC  44.

Creggs booked their place in the Cup semi-final with an easy win over Corinthians in Galway on Sunday. Corinthians had put it up to Creggs in their two earlier League encounters but this time they failed to fire and the game had petered out as a contest by half-time with Creggs turning around 32 –0 ahead. Left-winger Chris Duignan opened the scoring with a try after 7 minutes quickly followed by prop Aidan Leech, his tenth minute try converted by Mark Brandon who added a penalty to leave the visitors 15 –0 ahead after 28 minutes. The intervening period saw Creggs go into a lull but the re-start from Brandon’s penalty ended Corinthians hopes as Creggs swept up the field with right-winger Luke Meehan crossing near the posts for a well worked try converted by Brandon. Two more tries quickly followed, from Mike Blighe and Kevin Brandon to ensure mission accomplished at half-time. Coach Pat Cunningham made wholesale changes at the interval and two of those introduced, Shane Purcell and Ryan Horan combined to send Horan over after 70 minutes, Purcell added the conversion before flanker Alan Brandon completed the scoring with a try on the stroke of full-time. Creggs are drawn to play Sligo in the semi-final on Sunday 11 March, the other semi-final to be contested between Ballina and Connemara. This weekend the team takes a break before League action resumes away to Ballinrobe on Sunday 18 February.

Creggs Rugby:  Kevin Gavin, Luke Meehan, Elliot Jennings, Tom Callaghan (Capt.), Chris Duignan, Mark Brandon, Eoghan Coyle, Tom Fleming, Sean Og Higgins, Aidan Leech, Brian Donoghue, Ronan Cahill, James Brandon, Alan Brandon, Kevin Brandon, Mike Blighe, Maurice Buckley, Peter Lohan, Ryan Horan, and Shane Purcell.

This coming weekend Creggs Firsts have no game. The team will resume Connacht League action  away to Ballinrobe RFC on Sunday week (Feb. 18th.). Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights, with special training arrangements for this weekend.

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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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