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Points shared in away Connacht League draw

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Tuam 10, Creggs 10.

Tuam scored a dramatic late try deep into additional time to salvage a draw from Saturday’s Junior League game played in perfect conditions at Tuam. There was a long delay prior to the equalising score as a result of an injury sustained by one of the Tuam forwards, which led to the game being held up for over 20 minutes.

When play finally resumed, Tuam pounded the Creggs line, but great defence held them out until the final play of the game yielded a try under the posts which Eoin Kelly converted. Creggs absorbed a lot of pressure in the opening quarter, before taking the lead with a fine try by flanker Alan Brandon, which Mark Brandon converted. Tuam replied with a penalty shortly before halftime to turn around trailing by 7-3.

A Mark Brandon penalty (taking it to 10-3) gave Creggs a boost as the game entered the final quarter, but Tuam dominated the closing stages with their big pack of forwards driving relentlessly towards the try line only to be repelled by some heroic defending by the Creggs team.

Creggs have a home game against Ballinrobe next Sunday, kick-off 2.30pm at The Green. Creggs 2nds are away to NUIG next Sunday. Training continues on Tuesday and Friday evenings in Roscommon, and on Wednesday night in Galway for players based. New players always welcome.

Creggs : Kevin Gavin, Elliot Jennings, Michael Farrell, Tom Callaghan, Chris Duignan, Mark Brandon, Andrew Callaghan, Mike Blighe, Sean Og Higgins, Aidan Leech, Tom Fleming, Kevin Brandon, Ronan Cahill, James Brandon, Alan Brandon, Peter Lohan, Eoghan Farrell, Brian Donoghue, Enda Tully, Barry Egan, Michael Holland.

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Well done to Creggs RFC'S U18's representatives v Munster in UL today, Ciaran Purcell, Lee Kilcoyne and Eoin Kelly.

Great to see the lads playing today, not having played any game since March 2019 due to the lockdown restrictions.
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Good luck to Creggs RFC players Ryan Conlon, Senan Lambe and DJ Hession who line out for Roscommon Minor Footballers in tonights Connacht quarter final against Mayo ... See MoreSee Less

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Creggs RFC were honoured today with a visit from Ireland and Lions star Gordon Darcy. Beautiful weather and a large socially distanced crowd welcomed Gordon and his brother Ian to Creggs. He is on day two of a four day 850km charity cycle raising funds for Barretstown.
Gordon now a successful children's book author had many young fans waiting for him with copies of his books for signing. Gordon Darcy complimented Creggs RFC on the fabulous new development (dressing rooms and gym) which is under construction and the 4g pitch which is the only one of its kind in Connacht.
He also commended the policy which sees the facility used by other local sports clubs.
We wish Gordon well as he endeavors to complete his journey back to Dublin at the weekend.
A legend in every sense of the word.
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