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Creggs U14’s Through to Cup Semi Final

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Creggs RFC 27 Westport RFC 7

Creggs U14’s qualified for the semi finals of the Connacht U14 Cup where they will play Corinthians RFC away after a hard fought win against Westport last Sunday in Creggs. Played in very cold and breezy conditions, it was Creggs who had the better of the first half and were in control of territory for most of the first half. Creggs Forwards were having the better of things up front early on and James Brandon, David O Gorman, Adam Finnerty, Oisin McConn, Brian Maloney and Danny Arnold were doing very well in the loose and time after time Ronan Dowd and Shane Purcell pinned their opponents back into their own 22″ with well judged Kicks.

Creggs took the lead after 12 minutes after a succession of scrums inside the Westport 22″, James Brandon picked up the ball from the back of the scrum and managed to beat the first tackle to score in the corner to give Creggs a 5-0 lead. Creggs continued to have the better of the territory and after 20 minutes stretched the lead after good work from Niall Cunniffe, Cian Gately and Jason Hoare brought Creggs into the Westport 22″ and when Creggs were awarded a scrum James Brandon again picked at the back of the scrum, this time going to the open side and touching down under the posts for a try which Ronan Dowd Converted leaving the score 12-0.

As half time approached Creggs again pressed forward and when they were awarded a penalty 30 metres out Ronan Dowd stepped up and slotted a fantastic penalty to give Creggs a decisive 15-0 half time lead.

Creggs started the second half with a similar game plan to the first and attempted to keep their opponents back in their own half but a couple of unlucky kicks and block downs allowed Westport to gain some territory and Westport started to get confidence from this and were rewarded after 8 minutes when they ran the ball from the half way line and after a few missed tackles scored under the posts to leave the score 15-7. At this stage Westport had the upper hand and Creggs defended their line well and Michael Conroy, Niall Cunniffe, Nathan Feeney and Thomas Hester were all prominent in making vital tackles when a score looked likely.

Creggs had to dig deep for this period and started to dictate things up front again and soon regained control of the territory and rewarded after 20 minutes when David O Gorman, Eoghan Coyle and Danny Arnold took the ball on up front and when James Brandon took the ball on he released Shane Purcell who beat the defender to touch down near the corner.

Creggs continued to dominate territory for the last 10 minutes and Brandon Hanmore, Michael Brandon, Ryan Mannion and Niall Hynes, did well on their introduction and gained great ground and set up Shane Purcell who ran on the blind side drew the defenders and released Nathan Feeney who touched down under the posts for the insurance score which Ronan Dowd converted leaving the final score Creggs 27 Westport 7.

Great credit must go to this U14 Squad and although affected by a number of late withdrawals before this game due to a sickness, showed the true benefit of having a good squad and showed great team spirit through the league and cup campaigns this year. Creggs will play Corinthians RFC in the semi final of the cup and will seek revenge for their league final defeat to the same opposition last month. All support would be welcome from parents and supporters as Corinthians will have a big and vocal home support for the semi final.

Creggs: Michael Conroy, Adam Finerty, Brian Maloney, Oisin McConn, David O Gorman, James Brandon, Ronan Dowd, Shane Purcell, Niall Cunniffe, Jason Hoare, Padraic Gaffey, Cian Gately, Brandon Hanmore, Michael Brandon, Danny Arnold, Thomas Hester, Nathan Feeney , Ciaran Ward, Ryan Mannion, Niall Hynes

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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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