Connacht Under-13 Boys Cup
Creggs RFC 17, Dunmore RFC 10.
The Creggs Under-13 team overcame Dunmore RFC in a very competitive first round of the Connacht Cup in the Green in Creggs on Tuesday evening.
Creggs stormed into an early lead with an excellent breakaway try from John McGuinness which he converted himself. Creggs then kept the game tight throughout the first half, with the forward line in particular playing very well with Leo O’Connor, Sean Allen, Josh Reddington and Jarlath Quinn all shining during this period.
Dunmore pulled back a try after 20 minutes leaving the score line a very tight 7-5 at half time. Indeed, Creggs would have seen themselves trailing at half time, only for an unbelievable try saving tackle from Josh McCormack in the corner.
A John McGuinness penalty pulled Creggs five clear at the start of the second half in what was a very good period for Dunmore. The Creggs defence stood firm, with centres Aaron McAteer, Lochlann Mulry and Eoghan Keavney all playing very well.
A breakaway run from Creggs scrumhalf Jamie Betts saw him covering half the park and allowed the supporting Eoin Keaveney to score under the posts. McGuinness converted to leave the score 17-5.
Dunmore upped their performance at this stage and began to camp in the Creggs half of the field. A Dunmore try brought the score back to 17-10 and Creggs did well to hold Dunmore out for the remainder of the second half.
Creggs now go on to play Buccaneers away in the Quarter Final on Saturday 9th March at 1.30pm..
Creggs Rugby: Oisin Mullen, Jarlath Quinn, Shayne Ward, Leo O’Connor, Josh Reddington, Roan Trundle, Josh McCormack, Sean Allen, Jamie Betts, John McGuinness, Aaron McAteer, Cian Escosio, Lochlann Mulry, Cathal Maloney Luke Dolan, Ruarai Kenny, Eoghan Keavney, and Harry O’Sullivan.