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Creggs play Ballinrobe in the Junior Cup on Sunday


Creggs Rugby play Ballinrobe RFC in the Heineken Connacht Junior Cup at 2.30pm on next Sunday at the Green.

Both teams have a proud tradition in the Connacht Junior Cup. Ballinrobe actually being the last Mayo team to win it back in 1991.

They defeated Tuam 15-11 last Sunday,and will travel to Creggs backed by players of the calibre of former Connacht underage No.8, Jack Winters, outstanding full-back and captain Peter Cosgrove, Mark Nalty and Peter Costello.

Tom Fleming has been in superb form in the Creggs front-row, with Peter Lohan, Bernard Kilcommons and Kevin Brandon also delivering big performances in recent games.

Cosgrove will line up opposite David Brandon, who has been in outstanding form, while Ger Heneghan has been a major contributor on the scoreboard and in general play.

Captain Tom Callaghan has led the back line admirably all season, but Creggs mustn’t underestimate this powerful Ballinrobe team.

Coaches Kevin ORourke and Liam Callaghan deserve great credit for their efforts in turning the season around,after a difficult start and a good run in the Cup would be most beneficial for Creggs.

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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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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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