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Great performance and win for Creggs Under-17’s


Connacht Under-17 Plate Semi Final:

Creggs RFC 43, Corinthians RFC 22.

Played in glorious conditions on Bank Holiday Monday in Front of a big crowd, Creggs RFC Under-17’s qualified for the final of the Connacht Under-17 Plate with a 43 points to 22 victory over Corinthians RFC.

Creggs Under-17’s after their Semi-Final win over Corinthians RFC on Bank Holiday Monday in Creggs.

A superb attacking first half with the wind saw Creggs run in 6 first half tries. The hard work was being done upfront and some excellent work from Daniel Hill, Conor McNulty, Darragh Kiernan, and Jack Tucker early on led to quick ball and the Creggs backs moved the ball very well in the excellent conditions and tries came from Naoise Coyle, Ben Finnerty, Aaron Lyons, David Gaquin, with three conversions from Mark Purcell. Corinthians however did manage to score 3 tries of their own in the first half, to leave the half time score 33-15.

The second half was much more of an equal contest and with Creggs playing against the wind, there were some excellent defensive displays from Adam Donnelly, Ronan Lambe and Ethan Glennon up front while Mark Dowd and Darren Gately were called upon to defend much more in the second half which they did very well around the fringes and out wide Kyle Kelly, Ciaran Purcell and Daniel O Brien were never found wanting.

Corinthians did get in for a try and convert to reduce the deficit to 14 points with 22 minutes remaining but Creggs held firm and got in for a try of their own with 6 minutes remaining from Luke Divilly which Mark Purcell converted to stretch the lead to 43-22.

Creggs Rugby: Ethan Glennon, Ronan Lambe, Conor McNulty, Darragh Kiernan, Daniel Hill, Shane Connaughton, Adam Donnelly. Jack Tucker, Mark Dowd, Darren Gately, Mark Purcell, David Gaquin, Aaron Lyons, Naoise Coyle, Ben Finnerty, Ciaran Purcell, Kyle Kelly, Daniel O Brien, Luke Divilly

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Lovely evening and Great to be back to non contact action in Creggs tonight with 41 girls togging out u14/u16 and u18.

After a long layoff due to restrictions it was great to get the opportunity to get back on the pitch and see a few new recruits turn up also.

We will continue next monday at 7pm at u14 and 8pm for the u16 and u18's. New players welcome.
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MINI Rugby Returns in Creggs Next Saturday:

Training for Creggs Mini Rugby Players will return on next Saturday morning (May 1st.). Times listed below for all age groups.

Covid health checks will be sent out on Clubforce apps in advance. And to assist in complying with the highest standards of safety and care, the starting times for different age-groups will be spaces as follows:

Under-6’s, Under-7’s, Under-8’s and Under-9’s will start at 10AM.

Under-10’s and Under-11’s will start at 10.15AM

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