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Creggs U17 in Connacht League Final

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Creggs U17’s have qualified for the Division 1 Connacht League Final after a very impressive win over a very good Galwegians side in Ballyhaunis last Saturday. Played in wet underfoot conditions, this was a game played in the right spirit from start to finish between two very competitive sides who drew 14-14 only two weeks ago in the league.

Creggs began the game well and had the better of the territory and were making good ground through Dara Byrne, Rian Biesty, Melvin Conteh and Brian Maloney especially however in the early stages the Galwegians back row were very competitive at the breakdown especially when Creggs ventured into their 22″ and they turned the ball over on 4 occasions in the first twelve minutes and cleared their lines.Creggs did manage to take the lead on 13 minutes when Gawegians were penalised for going off their feet at the breakdown and Shane Purcell slotted a well taken penalty from 30 metres out. On 18 minutes Galwegians scored on their first visit to the Creggs danger zone when they moved the ball wide and kicked ahead and while it looked like the ball was knocked on while grounding, the score was awarded to winger Hugh Lane and Galwegians were now leading 5-3.

Creggs didn’t let that setback change their game plan and they were now presenting the ball faster and cleaner for Eoghan Coyle at 9 and that allowed Jason Hoare and Niall Cunniffe to gain some advantage out wide. Creggs also continued to pin their opponents back in their 22″ with some very good kicks from Shane Purcell. Tim Lambe and Ben McGahon and even number 7 John Martin got in on the act with a super kick at one stage.

After 22 minutes after some good work from Adam Finnerty, Danny Arnold and Ian Conlon, Creggs regained the lead when Galwegians were penalised in front of their posts which Purcell converted for a 6-5 lead. Creggs did not let up and three minutes later they were rewarded from some excellent work from Rian Biesty, John Martin and Dara Byrne and Melvin Conteh dived over which Purcell again converted for a 13-5 half time lead.

The heavy rain at half time, made the conditions very mucky for the second half and Creggs continued to move the big Galwegians pack around and pin them back in their own half, Creggs lost Cunniffe with an injury after 7 minutes of the half and Aaron Glennon did well on his introduction as did Brandon Hanmore who added fresh legs when introduced early in the half. A lot of the play was between the two 10 metre lines in this half an Galwegians were struggling to get the two scores they required and Creggs looked comfortable for most of the half until Galwegians did kick a penalty with 5 minutes remaining but Creggs never let them back down into their half to threaten their line for the try Galwegians needed and Creggs held out for the victory.

Creggs will play the winner of the second semi final between Corinthians and Sligo and the final is due to take place on Sunday 21st of February.

Creggs Ian Conlon, Danny Arnold, Melvin Conteh, Brian Maloney, Adam Finnerty, Dara Byrne, Aaron Glennon, Brandon Hanmore, Rian Biesty, John Martin, Eoghan Coyle, Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare, Niall Cunniffe, Tim Lambe, Juan De La Campa, Ben McGahon, Oisin Keenen, Mathew Curley, Emmett Quinn, Killian Higgins

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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.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

See below link to register
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