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Creggs second team win earns home semi-final

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Connacht J2 League

Creggs 2nds 32, Loughrea 2nds 0.

Creggs Second Team continued their recent successful run with a resounding home victory over Loughrea at the Green on Saturday evening. This win earns them a home Connacht League Semi-Final, with one game still to play.

The final scoreline does not reflect that the home team had to battle all the way against a strong Loughrea side, which tired in the closing stages but never gave up.

Ger Heneghan landed an early penalty to settle Creggs nerves and he also made a fine break which resulted in a try by the impressive Michael Feeley after 18 minutes. Heneghans conversion gave Creggs a 10 nil lead.

Loughrea’s big pack began to ask serious questions of the Creggs defence but the tackling was solid all through. Ger Heneghan added a penalty goal for Creggs in the 55th minute.

That was followed by Philip Leech scoring a spectacular try when he broke clear from deep inside his own half to outpace tbe Loughrea defence and touch down for a brilliant solo score which Heneghan converted.

Shortly afterwards, Mattie Corcoran powered through for another fine try before Michael Feeley completed the scoring with another blistering run which left the cover for dead.

Creggs can take a lot of heart from this display with backs and forwards combining well and the bench also providing a big impact when called into action .

Creggs travel to Oughterard for their final League game next Sunday and have now qualified for a home semi-final when the competition reaches the knockout phase.

Creggs Rugby: Bernard Kilcommons, Michael Farrell, Michael Holland, Ruairi O’Brollochain, Philip Leech, Ger Heneghan, Stephen Crehan, Tommy Curley, Enda Tully, Paul Mc Neill, Kevin Rushe, Neville Walker, Mattie Corcoran, Alan Glennon, Michael Feeley, Dan Butt, Seamus Collins, Graham Curran, Andy Boyle, Enda Garvey, Tom Coleman, Damien Miskell, Matthew Butt, and Kieran Ryan.

Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights with returning and new players always welcome. Contact Team Manager Sean Brandon or Coaches: Bernard Kilcommins, Mattie Corcoran, and Vincent Collins.

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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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