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Creggs Under-17’s lose out in Cup last 16


Connacht Under-17 Cup:

Sligo RFC 21, Creggs RFC 19.

Despite a gallant effort from Creggs Under-17’s last Sunday, they bowed out of the Cup away from home to Sligo in Strandhill.
Sligo started strongly and broke from their own 22 to score first under the posts.
Creggs lost full back Ryan O’Keeffe shortly after to injury and were struggling to get into the game. Jack Keegan, returning after a long lay-off made a big impression when he came on and Creggs scored two tries either side of half time one from Rory Callaghan and the other from Keegan, Mark Purcell added one conversation.
With Creggs in the ascendancy and Keegan getting in for his second converted try things were looking good when leading by five points.
However it all changed 15 minutes from the end when Jack Keegan sustained a knee injury and had to go off. Sligo stepped up a gear and scored what proved to be the winning converted try five minutes from time.
The Creggs lads will now go into the Connacht Plate as one of the favourites to lift that title. They play Westport RFC in the Preliminary Round on Sunday week in Creggs, with the winners going on four weeks later (March 8th.) to play a home Quarter-Final v Oughterard RFC.
Training continues on Thursdays at 7pm in Astro Turf in Roscommon. New players always welcome.
Creggs Rugby: Diarmuid Quinn, Micheal Beirne, Jack Keegan, Rory Callaghan, Jack Tucker, Tom Farrell, Eric O Doherty, Kaylem Holian, John McDonnell, Mark Purcell, Aaron Hannon, Lorcan Maher, Aodha Hession, Jack Hanley, Ben Finnerty, Conor Murphy, Aaron Hannon, Luke Divilly, Roddie McGuinness, Tomas O Brien, and Ethan Glennon.

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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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