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Great late victory for Creggs U13’s v Ballinasloe RFC

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Last Wednesday night under the lights in Creggs, our Under-13’s played a very fancied Ballinasloe RFC side in their Connacht Cup Quarter Final.

Creggs Under-13 team pictured at a recent away win in Westport.

The game could not have began worse for the home side with Ballinasloe RFC running in a try almost directly from the kick off which was converted to give the visitors an early 7-0 lead.

Creggs settled and got back into the game, and at the 18 minute mark, when after good work from Lee Kilcoyne, Michael McAteer and Edimar Fimho up front Creggs moved the ball wide to Tadg Lyons who used his pace to make 20 metres before being hauled down and Jack Flemming was on hand to score which Cormac Dolan converted to level the scores.

Ballinasloe then gathered the kick off and some poor tackling allowed them to run in a try in the corner to regain the lead just before half time.

Creggs began the second half very well and had the better of territory, making their pressure tell after 5 minutes when Aodhan Looby burst through the defence to touch down which Dolan again converted.

Creggs continued to press and were again rewarded when Creggs tuned the ball over at scrum time after 10 minutes and Ciaran Purcell picked from the base and scored in the corner to give Creggs a 19-12 lead.

Favourites Ballinasloe were now staring at a defeat and were forced to get their big ball carriers involved to try and break down the Creggs defence and were rewarded with 10 minutes to go with a try to reduce the deficit to 19-17.
They then looked to have won the game when they scored a drop goal with only 4 minutes remaining on the clock.

However, Creggs were not to be denied and they went back on the attack and were awarded a penalty which Cormac Dolan converted brilliantly from a difficult angle with the last kick of the game.

Creggs: Senan Lambe, Shane Walsh, Danial Crehan, Tadg Lyons, Jack Flemming, Aodhan Looby, DJ Hession, Cormac Dolan, Ciaran Purcell, Edimar Fimho, Daniel Flynn, Ben Johnson, Aidan Hoare, Michael McAteer, Aindriu Oates, Lee Kilcoyne, Tomas Tiernan, Sean Culrey, Patrick Keane, and Logan Gore.

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Creggs expect to play next week in their Division One Cup Semi-Final v the winners of Monivea V Galwegians Quarter-Final replay

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

See below link to register
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