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Girls Connacht Under-14 League


Ballina RFC 22, Creggs RFC 36.

Creggs Under-14 Girls travelled to play Ballina RFC in the Connacht Under-14 Girls League last Saturday in Ballina. It was a credit to both sides who made this a very entertaining game in cold conditions that included a couple of hail showers during the game.
Ballina got off to flying start and scored two tries in the first 7 minutes and held a 12-0 lead before the Creggs girls started to get into their rhythm.
Creggs then started to carry the ball well through Roisin Maher, Julie Ann Fahy, Jemima Verling, Fiona Duffy and Jean O Boyle and out the backs Aoibhinn Murray, Beibhinn Maher, and Emma Mannion were doing well.
Rachel McDonald got in for the first two Creggs tries and Gabrielle Kilcommons got the third try, which Eabha Dowd converted for a 17 – 12 half-time lead for Creggs.
Ballina got the score back to 17-17 early in the second half, but Creggs got ahead again from a try from Sarah Purcell, which Gabrialle Kilcommons converted.
After good work from Mikayla Gilhooly, Shauna Walsh and Aideen Walsh and after a good run from Caoimhe Walsh and Anna Kelly, Sarah Purcell got in for her second try before Jennifer Morris got in for a very good try, which Eabha Dowd converted to take a 36-17 lead.
Ballina continued to run the ball and some great defending from Megan Donoghue, Chloe Taylor, and Nadine Fitzmaurice in particular kept them at bay. However, Ballina broke in the last play while the hailstones continued to fall to score in the corner to leave the final score 36 – 22 in Creggs favour.
Creggs Rugby: Beibhinn Maher, Shauna Walsh, Aideen Walsh, Rachel McDonald, Jennifer Morris, Caoimhe Walsh, Anna Kelly, Megan Donoghue, Emma Mannion, Jemina Verling, Gabriela Kilcommons, Fiona Duffy, Michaela Gillooly, Julie Ann Fahy, Roisin Maher, Eabha Dowd, Sarah Purcell, Jean O Boyle, Aoibhinn Murray, Chloe Taylor, and Aoibhinn Murray.

Creggs Under-14 Girls Training
Creggs Under-14 Girls train every Monday evening at 7pm. New players always welcome.

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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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12 hours ago  ·  

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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2 days ago  ·  

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