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Creggs 10 Oughterard 7

Creggs 2nds recorded their first competitive win of the season in a hard-fought game played in difficult conditions at Creggs on Sunday. Oughterard travelled in force for their first ever game in the village,and they got off to a great start with a converted try in the 3rd minute to lead by 7 – 0 . The Oughterard pack looked impressive in the opening quarter,but gradually Creggs got on top with Brian Coady,Seamus Collins and Alan Brandon prominent around the park . A superb intercept try by outhalf Dylan Keaveney in the 18th minute was a huge boost for the home team,and he also kicked the conversion to level the scores at 7 points all. The impressive Keaveney proceeded to land a well-struck penalty shortly before halftime
to leave Creggs ahead by 3 points,which looked a slender lead with Oughterard enjoying the benefit on a strong down field wind in the second half.However,Creggs dug deep in an exciting but tough physical battle in which scoring opportunities were at a premium.With Alan Glennon revelling in the conditions,Creggs held on for a vital win . Oughterard turned down a number of penalty kicks at goal in search of victory,and this proved to be their downfall as Creggs tackled with fierce determination to repel everything the West Galwaymen could throw at them.

Captain Enda Tully led by example,pulling off a try-saving tackle in the right corner with the defence stretched to the limit,while Johnny Pontier and Luke Meehan also defended tigerishly but no Creggs player was found wanting as Oughterard piled on the pressure in the closing stages. Creggs will travel to Ballina next Sunday with renewed confidence and hoping for back-to-back victories to maintain momentum following a difficult mid-season during which several matches were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Training continues on Tuesdays and Friday,new players always welcome.

CREGGS: Luke Meehan,David Naughton,James Ryan,Stephen Crehasn,Johnny Pontier,Dylan Keaveney,David Hoare,Brian Coady,Enda Tully,Kevin Rushe,Seamus Collins,Declan Nee,Damien Nolan,Alan Brandon,Graham Curran,Peter Heavey,Daragh Thomas,Enda Naughton,Alan Glennon,Ken Loughrey.

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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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14 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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