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Great performance yields narrow home win

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Creggs Rugby 24, Tuam RFC 23. Connacht Junior League

Creggs overcame Tuam by the narrowest of margins at the Green on Sunday. The good Creggs win also deprived the visitors of a play-off for promotion to the top Division.

In perfect conditions the teams scored three tries apiece and Tuam will rue some dreadful place kicks which ultimately cost them the match.

Creggs never trailed from start to finish, albeit holding on for dear life at the death, all of their tries coming from close in forward drives, the first to Mike Blighe, the second to Eoghan Farrell and the third a penalty try.

Full-back Kevin Gavin and out-half Shane Dowd accounted for the remaining scores from the tee with Tuam also rotating kickers with most having an off-day in that department.

Throughout the game the pack were in control with Blighe, Tom Fleming and Brian Donoghe especially prominent.

Behind them Mark Brandon moved the ball impressively and further afield Luke Meehan and Gavin both had fine outings.

The pack performance however will best please Pat Cunningham and his coaching team with both drive and discipline in evidence throughout. There is only one game left for decision in this year’s League, Creggs v Castlebar, date and venue yet to be decided.

Sligo are the outright winners and are promoted automatically with Corinthians pipping Tuam for the play-off. Creggs are safely positioned in mid-table with Ballyhaunis relegated.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to www.psaacademies.com/thebigrugbyrun for information.
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