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Creggs stay top in Connacht Junior League

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Creggs Rugby 47, Sligo RFC 0.

Creggs roared into this game from the kick-off, launching a full scale assault on the opposition line, a knock-on gave Sligo a brief respite but full-back Kevin Gavin opened the scoring with a try in the left-hand corner after 5 minutes.

Scrum half Andrew Callaghan added a second after 13 minutes. And then the flood gates opened. Tries in quick succession from Sean Og Higgins, Shane Dowd, a second from Callaghan and the first of his eventual hat-trick from Ger Heneghan left Creggs 32-0 ahead with a bonus point in the bag at the interval.

Shortly after the resumption Heneghan crossed again and 7 minutes later grabbed a third before second row Neville Walker completed the scoring after 50 minutes.

By then with Sligo having used their only substitute and the game reduced to uncontested scrums the referee signalled his intention to call proceedings to a halt early and sounded the final whistle with 20 minutes remaining.

This was an impressive showing from Creggs, clearly smarting from their defeat to NUIG the previous weekend. Sligo had no answer to a high tempo game with the backs and forwards linking effectively and the only negative was a very low yield from the boot with just one of the 9 tries converted.

The pack performed well as a unit with Tom Fleming, Bernard Kilcommons and Matthew Brandon looking particularly sharp, as did Brian Donoghue following his introduction and apart from the scorers mentioned already Philip Leech turned in another impressive performance on the left wing.

This Sunday Creggs will face a much sterner test, aiming to avenge their sole defeat from the opening round when they face third placed Castlebar at the Green in Creggs, kick-off 2.30. Training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays, and new players always welcome.

Creggs Rugby: K Gavin, R Horan, G Heneghan, T Callaghan, P Leech, S Dowd, A Callaghan, T Fleming, S O Higgins, A Leech, T Oates, B Kilcommons, M Brandon, P Lohan, K Brandon. Replacements: E Conlon, N Walker, B Donoghue, B Egan, D Flahive.


Creggs Seconds play Oughterard RFC

Creggs Seconds also play Oughterard RFC in the Connacht League on Sunday next in Creggs at 2.30pm.

Training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays, and new players always welcome.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

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