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CREGGS RUGBY FIRSTS

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Connacht Junior 1B League
RESULTS
Ballyhaunis 20 – 25 Castlebar
Tuam 22 – 5 OLBC
Sligo 15-41 Creggs

Home advantage proved to be fruitless in Division 1B as only one of three sides managed to bag a home win. On Saturday night Castlebar travelled to face Ballyhaunis and it was the visitors who came out on top in a tight game. Just one score separated the sides at the final whistle as Castlebar won 20-25.

Creggs too picked up an away win with an impressive victory over Sligo. The win leaves Creggs in second position ahead of an away trip to face OLBC this weekend.

Tuam RFC were the only side to pick up a home win as they further extended their unbeaten start to the season with a 22-5 victory over OLBC. The win leaves Tuam with 16 points after four rounds of league games.

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Fixtures (November)
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Connacht Junior 2C League

CREGGS RUGBY SECONDS
RESULTS

17/10/2015
Carrick 37 – 0 Tuam
Gort 25 – 18 Westport
NUIG 31 – 21 Loughrea
Creggs 0 – 0 Connemara (No show Connamara)
Oughterard 0 – 0 Monivea
PREVIOUS RESULTS:

17/10/2015
Tuam 17 – 10 Creggs

04/10/2015
Portumna 5 – 0 Creggs

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CONNACHT RUGBY NEWS

Pro12 Table & Fixtures

Pro12 Table & Fixtures

Team

P

 W

 D

 L

 Pts

Scarlets

6

 6

0

0

25

Connacht

6

 5

0

1

24

Munster

6

 5

0

1

23

Leinster

6

 4

0

2

19

Ulster

6

 3

0

3

18

Edinburgh

6

 4

0

2

17

Glasgow

6

 3

0

3

17

Dragons

6

 2

0

4

9

Zebre

6

 2

0

4

9

Cardiff

6

 1

0

5

8

Ospreys

6

 1

0

5

6

Treviso

6

 0

0

6

4

NOVEMBER FIXTURES:

Date / Time Match Venue Competition
Fri, 06-11-2015 19:30 Connacht –
Benetton Treviso Sportsground Guinness Pro12
Sat, 14-11-2015 09:00 RC Enisei – Connacht Central Stadium European Rugby Challenge Cup
Sat, 21-11-2015 17:00 Connacht – Brive Sportsground European Rugby Challenge Cup
Sat, 28-11-2015 17:15 Munster – Connacht Thomond Park Guinness Pro12

Connacht Team to face Treviso

05th November 2015

Ireland international Robbie Henshaw will start in the fullback position for tomorrow’s PRO12 clash with Benetton Treviso at the Sportsground, kick off 7:30pm. The 22-year-old, in his first appearance for Connacht since the Rugby World Cup, is one of six personnel changes to Pat Lam’s side from last Saturday’s win over Edinburgh.

Last week’s Man of the Match Tiernan O’Halloran shifts to right wing in a slightly changed back line that also sees scrum half John Cooney come in for his second start of the season.

In the pack, Dave Heffernan and Ireland international Nathan White are introduced to the front row, while Ultan Dillane comes in to partner Andrew Browne, playing his 100th PRO12 game, in the second row.

Galway man Eoin McKeon returns to the back row to link up with captain John Muldoon and the season’s top try scorer Nepia Fox-Matamua.

From the bench, USA international outhalf AJ MacGinty could make his first appearance in a Connacht jersey, after the Dubliner joined the province last month.

Commenting on the team selection and the upcoming game, head coach Pat Lam said:
“We’ve made a few changes this week, with Robbie and Nathan back for us but also some guys returning from injury. This is only game four of the 16-game run so it’s a long way to go and we’re going to need players feeling as fresh as possible each week.

“Robbie will start in the 15 shirt for us where he has a lot of experience from his earlier days at Connacht. Obviously Tiernan has done a great job for us at fullback since the start of the season but his move to wing for this game means we can keep that continuity in our centre partnership for this week.

“We always have tough, physical battles when it comes to Treviso and we’ve always had to work hard against them. They have the ability to pile on the pressure and it’s up to us to counter that by being disciplined to stay in our systems and structures.

“We’re delighted to be at home again and we want to sign off this block of PRO12 games with another win at the Sportsground.”

Connacht line-up v Treviso

15. Robbie Henshaw
14. Tiernan O’Halloran
13. Bundee Aki
12. Craig Ronaldson
11. Matt Healy
10. Jack Carty
9. John Cooney

1. Denis Buckley
2. Dave Heffernan
3. Nathan White
4. Ultan Dillane
5. Andrew Browne
6. John Muldoon (captain)
7. Nepia Fox-Matamua
8. Eoin McKeon

Replacements:
16. Tom McCartney,
17. Finlay Bealham,
18. Rodney Ah You,
19. Aly Muldowney,
20. Eoghan Masterson,
21. Kieran Marmion,
22. AJ MacGinty,
23. Darragh Leader

Eagles team to face Leinster ‘A’

04th November 2015

Head Coach Nigel Carolan has named his Connacht Eagles side, sponsored by NUI Galway, to play Leinster ‘A’ tomorrow at Donnybrook (kick off 5pm).

This will be the second fixture of the season for the Eagles side who defeated their Ulster counterparts 36 – 17 in Belfast last month.

Academy centre Rory Parata who has played five games in the PRO12 this season is introduced to the back line for the Thursday afternoon clash. The 21-year-old partners Peter Robb in midfield. Promising Academy recruit Ed O’Keeffe, who crossed for a brace of tries in the win over Ulster ‘A’, is named to start on the left wing.

In the pack, senior players Ronan Loughney and Jason Harris-Wright return from injury to start in a front row with Academy tighthead Saba Meunargia. Number 8 George Naoupu will captain the side featuring nine Academy players in the starting XV.

This is the final game for the Eagles before the the British & Irish Cup competition kicks off on Saturday November 14th with a home game against Newport Gwent Dragons Select (kick off 2:30pm).

Connacht Eagles team to play Leinster ‘A’,

Thursday November 6th, Donnybrook, 5pm:

15 Ciaran Gaffney
14 Niyi Adeolokun
13 Rory Parata
12 Peter Robb
11 Ed O’Keeffe
10 Conor McKeon
9 Ian Porter

1 Ronan Loughney
2 Jason Harris-Wright
3 Saba Meunargia
4 Cian Romaine
5 Danny Qualter
6 Sean O’Brien
7 James Connolly
8 George Naoupu (captain)

Connacht Eagles NOVEMBER FIXTURES:
Thu, 05-11-2015 17:00 Leinster ‘A’ v Connacht Eagles Donnybrook Interpro
Sat, 14-11-2015 14:30 Connacht Eagles v Dragons Select the Sportsground B&I Cup
Sat, 21-11-2015 14:30 Doncaster Knights v Connacht Eagles Castle Park B&I Cup

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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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