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Creggs Under-14s for Connacht Cup Semi Final Replay

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Creggs Under-14’s produced a brilliant performance in drawing with a fancied Ballinasloe RFC last Saturday in the semi final of the U-14 Connacht Cup, in Ballinasloe.

After suffering a loss to Monivea in the semi final of the league mid-week, Creggs went into this game against the cup favourites without a few regulars and low on confidence after the league semi final loss,

However the lads turned it around and put in a performance they can all be proud of. Creggs had the better of much of the early parts of the game and scored early through a penalty from Mark Purcell.

Up front the pack were standing up very well to their bigger opponents with Ben Finnerty, Luke Divilly, Jack Tucker, Rory Callaghan, Lorcan Maher and Diarmuid Fahy very much to the fore of the good work the forwards were doing.

Ethan Glennon fitted in very well at 9 with Cian Glennon moving out to 10 on the day moved the back line much better and gave Purcell and Aaron Lyons room to attack.

Best wishes to Ben Finnerty
Ballinasloe did level things up after 8 minute of the second half but Creggs were just getting back on top when an unfortunate Knee injury to the excellent Ben Finnerty meant the game was called off with 7 minutes remaining. Creggs management and players wish Ben all the very best in his recovery.

The replay will take place mid-week the 19th or 20th of April which will be confirmed over the next couple of days

Creggs Rugby U-14s Squad: Jack Crehan, Naoise Coyle, Daragh Kiernan, Darren Gately, Brandon Kilcommons, Ronan Lambe, Aaron Lyons, Mark Purcell (C), Cian Glennon, Ethan Glennon, Jack Tucker, Rory Callaghan, Ben Finnerty, Luke Divilly, Lorcan Maher, Diarmuid Fahy, Louis McCaffrey, James Rocke.

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Well done to the Creggs U16 and Creggs U18 Girls teams who have both qualified for the Final of the Connacht U18 and U16 Girls Division 1 Leagues.

Fantastic achievement for the club in our first year fielding in Division 1 of the U18 league and only our 4th season since we set up the girls youth section in the club.

The Girls u18 final will take place in Dunmore next Saturday at 12pm V Claremorris while the Girls u16 Final will take place the following weekend against Ballina.
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Creggs RFC U.13s suffered yet another narrow defeat on Sunday last, this time away to Ballina in Sunday morning last. After conceding an early try from a Ballina scrum we were under real pressure when Brian O Connor put in a tremendous try saving tackle and we managed to force a turn over under our own posts and clear. We finally got a foothold in the opposing half and after a superb attacking scrum and great drives from Matthew Donnelly and Jack Lally the ball was fed to winger Luke Hayes who danced around the despairing Ballina defence to cross the line right on half time. Scoreline Ballina 7. Creggs 5 at the break.
The second half played out like the first with some resolute defence from the Creggs lads. However the line was breached on 12 minutes and now we faced a 7 point deficit. With just 3 minutes remaining and having put in a ferocious defensive display we were rewarded with a try by Michael O Brien who was in the right place at the right time to punish a poor Ballina defensive kick to leave just 2 points between the sides. In the last play of the game though we came unstuck while trying desperately to find the winning score as Ballina scored in the corner to leave the full time score Ballina 17. Creggs 10.
Training continues Wednesday evenings at 7 and we are away to Buccaneers next weekend.
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