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Super away win for Creggs Under-15’s in Galway

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Connacht Under-15 League

Galwegians RFC 22, Creggs RFC 25,

We witnessed an outstanding comeback last Saturday in Galway when Creggs Under-15 boys came back from 22 – 6 down at half time. In fact, Creggs keep their opponents scoreless in the second half and manage to rack up 19 unanswered points to take the spoils in this Connacht Division 1 League game.
In the first half Galwegians got in for an early try and although Creggs rallied with two penalties from the boot of DJ Hession. In truth it was first half to forget for the lads as from 4 kick offs, the home side managed to turn them over and go in for 4 tries in that half.
The second half was a completely different game, the Creggs forwards now were taking the ball on at pace and making yards. Good use of the ball from the half backs Cormac Dolan and DJ Hession kept the Galwegians defence moving around.
The comeback started after only five minutes of the second half when after great work from Eoin Kelly, Ben Johnson, Michael McAteer and Aidan Hoare., Ciaran Purcell got in for a well taken try.
Creggs continued to attack and moved the ball between backs and forwards and Tomas Tiernan, Daniel Flynn, and Lee Kilcoyne were very prominent in the pack while Edimar Fimho and Jack Fleming at centre were a threat.
Indeed, it was from one of these great links between backs and forwards that Ciaran Purcell got in for his second try that Oisin O’Beirne excellently converted to reduce the deficit to 22-18 with still 12 minutes remaining.
Creggs started to believe the comeback was possible now and more good work out wide by Senan Lambe was rewarded after the ball was carried on by the forwards and the Creggs backs moved the ball wide for Josh Verling to go over in the corner which again Oisin O Beirne converted to give Creggs a 25-22 lead with 4 minutes remaining.
Creggs had to defend for the last few minutes and again to a man, each stuck to their task and they held out for valuable Connacht League points in their pursuit of a semi final place. There next game is v Sligo RFC on Saturday week in Creggs.

Creggs Rugby: Oisin O’Beirne, Josh Verling, Edimar Fimho, Jack Fleming, Senan Lambe, DJ Hession, Cormac Dolan, Ciaran Purcell, Daniel Flynn, Eoin Kelly, Ben Johnson, Lee Kilcoyne, Michael McAteer, Aindriu Oates, Aidan Hoare, Cormac Feeley, Jimmy Hoey, Tomas Tiernan, and Kayk Oliveira.

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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.

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