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Creggs stage great comeback to overcome Tuam

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Creggs RFC 13, Tuam RFC 12.

Creggs overcame a 12-0 half-time deficit to edge out a strong Tuam challenge in Saturday’s Connacht Junior 2 League fixture played at the Green in Creggs.

Tuam were very impressive during the early stages as they spread the ball from wing to wing, and Creggs struggled with their pace and handling ability. Tuam crossed for two well worked tries by outhalf David Burke and fullback Denis Kelly with Burke also kicking a conversion to really throw down the gauntlet to Creggs.

Creggs responded with a Stephen Crehan penalty in the 45th minute following great work by the pack, and shortly afterwards impressive winger Thomas Greene rounded off a slick handling move with a try to reduce Tuam’s lead to 12 – 8.

Tuam defended with great determination in the final quarter but eventually winger Damien Miskell broke clear for the match-winning try after good work by fullback Aidan Geraghty.

Creggs held out for a vital win with Mark Hester, Eoghan Cahill, Stephen Crehan, Graham Curran and Seamus Collins were outstanding for a rejuvenated home team.

Creggs travel to Clifden next Sunday to meet the Connemara RFC (All-blacks).

Creggs RFC: Aidan Geraghty, Thomas Greene, Damien Miskell, David Feeney, Philip Leech, Stephen Kilcommons, Stephen Crehan, Brian Coady, Enda Garvey, Eoghan Cahill, Enda Tully, Ken Loughrey, Seamus Collins, Neville Walker, Edward Clinton, Damien Nolan, Mark Hester, Graham Curran, and David Hoare.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to www.psaacademies.com/thebigrugbyrun for information.
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Great to see so many of our minis back in the sunshine in Creggs this morning. Thanks to Shane, Graham and all our coaches for their great work. ... See MoreSee Less

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