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Creggs U15’s into League Final


Creggs RFC 29 Sligo 5

Creggs made it through to the Connacht Division 1 league final with a 29-5 win over Sligo last Sunday. Played in cool but bright conditions it was Creggs who having won the toss played with the elements and took the initiative from early on and pinned their opponents back in their own half.

The opening score came after 5 minutes when Ronan Dowd intercepted a pass from the Sligo scrum half at the base of the ruck to run in unopposed under the posts and converted it himself to give Creggs a 7-0 lead. Creggs continued to attack and great work upfront by David O Gorman, Danny Arnold, Brian Maloney, Adam Finnerty and Michael Conway brought Creggs into the opposing 22″ and Creggs moved the ball wide for Shane Purcell to score in the corner, giving Creggs a 12-0 Lead.

Playing with the strong breeze Creggs knew they would need a good lead at half time and took a penalty opportunity through Ronan Dowd after 20 minutes to increase the score out to 15-0. Just Before half time A great Run by Jason Hoare was carried on by Eoghan Coyle and James Brandon who released Reece Gilligan who was stopped just short and popped to Roan Dowd for his second score of the game to leave the half time score 22-0.

The second half was always going to be more difficult for Creggs playing against the Breeze and they made it hard for the opposition to get easy possession or territory with some great defence and competition at the breakdown. Great Defensive work upfront by David O Gorman, Melvin Conteh, Aaron Glennon and Ian Conlon and in the backs Niall Cunniffe, Cian Gately, Adam Canny, Dylan Crehan dealt with everything that was kicked to them very well when playing into the strong breeze.

This half was played mainly in between the two 10 metre lines however Creggs were unfortunate on a couple of occasions when Danny Arnold, Shane Purcell and James Brandon were all held just short. The opening score of the secondhalf did come with 10 minutes to go when James Brandon Picked from the back of the scrum 15 metres out and beat a couple of tackles to go under the posts which Ronan Dowd converted to give Creggs a 29-0 lead.

Sligo did finish the game strongly and were rewarded for their endeavour when they touched down with a couple of minutes to go for a try leaving the final score 29-5. Creeggs will play Ballina RFC in the final of the League, date to be confirmed.

Creggs: Aaron Glennon, Danny Arnold, Melvin Conteh, Brian Maloney, Michael Conroy, David O Gorman, Adam Finerty, Ian Conlon, James Brandon, Padraic Gaffey, Eoghan Coyle, Ronan Dowd , Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare, Reece Gilligan, Niall Cunniffe, Cian Gately, Adam Canny, Dylan Crehan, Niall Hynes, Michael Brandon.

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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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