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Creggs Firsts lose to Clonmel RFC in All-Ireland Cup

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All-Ireland Junior Cup

Creggs Rugby 24, Clonmel RFC 36,

Creggs first ever game in the All Ireland Junior Cup ended in defeat against a strong and highly skilled Clonmel side at The Green on Saturday afternoon last.
However, there were a lot of positives to be taken from the home team’s performance against a Clonmel team which has dominated the Munster Junior League for the last five years, having won the title three years in-a-row and currently league-toppers again this year.
Clonmel got off to a great start with a try by fullback Luke Hogan after five minutes. Creggs responded with an excellent try by Maurice Buckley before man of the match Dylan Cadogan scorched unopposed through the Creggs defence for his first try, which was duly converted from under the posts.
With Clonmel now rampant, Shay Vandam added a third try and when scrum-half Cadogan found a gap in the Creggs line-out to score an easy fourth try, the signs were ominous.
But Creggs responded with some outstanding play which yielded two tries in the run-up to half-time. First, impressive fullback Ronan Dowd cut through at an angle before off-loading to his scrum-half Mark Brandon who touched down for a fine try which he also converted.
An excellent back-line move released Michael Feeley up the left wing and he did superbly to draw the remaining cover and pass inside to the supporting Tom Oates who crashed over for a top class score. Having trailed by 21 points, Creggs were right back in the game at 26 – 17 by halftime, with the wind at their backs in the second-half.
Unfortunately the third quarter was a non-event for Creggs with Clonmel dominating possession and territory, running in two well-worked scores by Gareth Mulcahy and Greg Carroll to pull further ahead.
A second try by second-row Tom Oates with just eight minutes remaining was too little too late to prevent the impressive Clonmel team from qualifying for a home quarter-final against CIYMS from Belfast.
Creggs were missing several key players for this game and it showed, especially in defence where Clonmel were able to carve openings in the normally tight defensive system.

Next Saturday – Connacht Junior 1 League v Buccaneers RFC
Creggs return to Connacht League action with a difficult assignment against Buccaneers at The Green on Saturday evening next, November 3rd, at 7.30pm. A strong support would be welcome for this local derby

Creggs Rugby: Tom Fleming, Maurice Buckley, Eoghan Farrell, Brian Donoghue, Tom Oates, Ronan Cahill, Brian Diffley, Kevin Brandon, Mark Brandon, Shane Dowd, Michael Feeley, Kevin Gavin, James Brandon, Chris Duignan, Ronan Dowd, Sean O’Higgins, Peter Lohan, Matthew Brandon, Edward Clinton, and Ja Hughes.

Senior Player Training
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New and returning players always welcome. Membership now overdue.

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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.

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