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Creggs lose out to Galwegians in Under-16 Cup Quarter-Final


Galwegians RFC 15, Creggs RFC 5.

Creggs RFC Under-16’s came up short in their Connacht Under-16 Cup game in Galway last Monday afternoon losing 15 points to 5 to Cup favourites Galwegians. An ununusal stop start type of game which featured what must be a record number of penalties, meant the game never got any momentum and the home team managed this situation better on the day.

Galwegians took an early lead after a try in the eigth minute and were leading 7-0. In truth the rest of the first half was played between the two 22″‘s with both defences doing well and up front Rory Callaghan, Lorcan Maher, Adam Donnelly and Kian Moran were did well for Creggs. Meanwhile, Mark Purcell, Luke Divilly , David Gaquin and Ben Finnerty were doing well out the backs early on.
The crucial score came just before half time when after the referee unfortunately missed a clear knock on by the home side, and Galwegians did get in for a 5 try to take a 12-0 lead into half time.
The Creggs lads started the second half very well and got in for a score from Jack Tucker after only 5 minutes but straight from the kick off, the ball bounced and again the referee made a questionable decision at the breakdown from which Galwegians converted to take a 15-5 lead.
Creggs did have a great chance after 18 minutes to score again but Darren Gately was very unlucky to knock on going over the line and Galwegians cleared the the ball. The home team did well for the last 15 minutes to defend their lead and Creggs never looked like getting the two scores required.
The Creggs lads will feel this was a game they didn’t play to their potential and left behind. They must now play a local derby against Buccaneers RFC in the Connacht Under-16 Plate Quarter-Final, which will probably be played on Thursday 29th in Creggs under the lights.
Creggs Rugby: Darren Gately, Aaron Lyons, David Gaquin, Luke Divilly, Andrew Naughton, Ben Finnerty, Cian Glennon, Mark Purcell, Jack Tucker, Lorcan Maher, Rory Callaghan, Adam Donnelly, Darragh Kiernan, Kian Moran, Conor McNulty, Ronan Lambe, Ethan Glennon, Tiernan O Sullivan, Ciaran Corcoran

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Well done to the Creggs U16 and Creggs U18 Girls teams who have both qualified for the Final of the Connacht U18 and U16 Girls Division 1 Leagues.

Fantastic achievement for the club in our first year fielding in Division 1 of the U18 league and only our 4th season since we set up the girls youth section in the club.

The Girls u18 final will take place in Dunmore next Saturday at 12pm V Claremorris while the Girls u16 Final will take place the following weekend against Ballina.
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13 hours ago  ·  

Creggs RFC U.13s suffered yet another narrow defeat on Sunday last, this time away to Ballina in Sunday morning last. After conceding an early try from a Ballina scrum we were under real pressure when Brian O Connor put in a tremendous try saving tackle and we managed to force a turn over under our own posts and clear. We finally got a foothold in the opposing half and after a superb attacking scrum and great drives from Matthew Donnelly and Jack Lally the ball was fed to winger Luke Hayes who danced around the despairing Ballina defence to cross the line right on half time. Scoreline Ballina 7. Creggs 5 at the break.
The second half played out like the first with some resolute defence from the Creggs lads. However the line was breached on 12 minutes and now we faced a 7 point deficit. With just 3 minutes remaining and having put in a ferocious defensive display we were rewarded with a try by Michael O Brien who was in the right place at the right time to punish a poor Ballina defensive kick to leave just 2 points between the sides. In the last play of the game though we came unstuck while trying desperately to find the winning score as Ballina scored in the corner to leave the full time score Ballina 17. Creggs 10.
Training continues Wednesday evenings at 7 and we are away to Buccaneers next weekend.
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