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Creggs v Ballinrobe

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Connaught Junior Cup Second Round

Creggs – 35
Ballinrobe – 3

With two minutes remaining a try from number 8 Kevin Brandon secured a bonus point win for Creggs over bottom of the table Ballinrobe. Creggs are now joint second with Ballyhaunis with two rounds to go but in a tightly clustered league only 8 points separate second top from second bottom with leaders Castlebar coming back into view having lost their last two games. On Sunday Creggs 4 tries were supplemented by 15 points from the boot of outhalf Noel Flynn who delivered an almost flawless place kicking performance. Flynn notched up his side’s opening points, two penalties in the first 10 minutes. Creggs pressed relentlessly but it was a counter attack which yielded the first try, David Brandon breaking from his own 22 along the right touchline, the Creggs fullback was hauled down just short of the try line but right wing Sean Quinn was on his shoulder to score at the corner flag, Flynn landing a magnificient conversion. Ballinrobe reduced the deficit with a penalty goal shortly afterwards but Creggs added a second try within minutes with a move initiated by number 7 Tom Callaghan, taken up the left wing by David Brandon and finished in the left corner by centre Barry Egan. Flynn was just off target with the touchline conversion, his only blip on the day. 18-3 down at halftime Ballinrobe proved to be doughty warriors and Creggs had to earn their points in the second half. Flynn landed a third penalty early on but Creggs were made to work hard for their final scores, Bernard Kilcommons finishing off a lengthy passage of play which saw the ball moved first left, then right and punctuated by a series of scrums on the Ballinrobe line. Flynn added the conversion from the right hand touchline and did likewise after Kevin Brandon emerged from a ruck on the 22 to cross for the vital try which secured the bonus point for his side. Creggs now sit out the next two weeks before playing Buccaneers on March 10 and Dunmore on St. Patrick’s Day. Buccaneers play Dunmore next weekend and with both sides having games in hand a win for either will move them into second place outright with Creggs still in contention for the runners-up slot.

Creggs : D Brandon, S Quinn, B Egan, B Kilcommons (Captain), P Lohan, N Flynn, T Nee, E Garvey, P Corcoran, R Cassidy, A Glennon, K Ryan, T Callaghan, K Brandon.

Reserves : K Raftery, C Duignan, M McAteer, D Hoare.

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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