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The Gain Line 01/04/19

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SENIOR Rugby

Creggs play Connemara in Connacht Under-20 Cup

Creggs Under-20’s will play this year’s Connacht Under-20 Cup throughout the month of April. Creggs has been drawn against Connemara RFC in the Quarter-Final, this weekend in Creggs. The day and time to be confirmed.

The winners will play Corinthians RFC in the Connacht Under-20 Cup Semi-Final.

7 Creggs players in Connacht Junior Inter-Pro squad

Congratulations to seven Creggs senior players who have made the Connacht Junior Rugby squad for the upcoming Inter-Pro’s.
They are Maurice Buckley, Aidan Leech, Brian Donohue, James Brandon, Brian Diffley, Andrew Callaghan, and Shane Dowd.
Creggs head-coach Pat Cunningham is also one of the three-man Connacht coaching team for this series.
We wish all the very best of luck, and we look forward to hosting the last Inter-Pro v Munster in Creggs on May 11th.

YOUTH Rugby

Last weekend Creggs youth teams welcomes two touring sides, Creggs RFC Under-14 Girls brought the curtain down on their very successful season, when they welcomed Kill Dara RFC from Newbridge for a friendly in Creggs. Kill Dara RFC fly high in the Leinster leagues at Under-14 Girls level and it was a very competitive game with the Creggs girls coming out on top on a scoreline of 17-12.

The Creggs RFC Under-14 Girls and Kill Dara RFC Girls after their game at the weekend.

Creggs Under-16 Boys played Ashby RFC from Leicestershire in England and played a rugby match Friday night in Creggs, followed by a lesson in GAA on Saturday morning for our visitors followed by a mixed team GAA game and a meal in Hannon’s Hotel on Saturday night. Thanks to all the parents who supplied lovely food and provided a great welcome to all our guests this weekend.

Creggs Under-17’s qualify for Connacht Semi-Final

Connacht Under-17 Plate Quarter Final:

Creggs RFC 34, Tuam/Claremorris RFC 12.

Creggs Under-17’s had a comfortable win over a Tuam/Claremorris RFC side in Creggs on Sunday morning in the Under-17 Connacht Plate Quarter Final. The lads will play Corinthians in the Semi Final in the weekend after next.

Creggs Under-17’s

Not having played in six weeks, the Creggs lads were always likely to be rusty and so it proved as a few times in the first half wrong decisions cost the team scores. However, the lads still managed six tries on the day through Ben Finnerty, Sean Trundle, Aaron Lyons and Jack Deegan with conversions from Mark Purcell.

Creggs Rugby: Ben Finnerty, Sean Trundle, Aaron Lyons, Jack Deegan, Mark Purcell, Jack Tucker, Darragh Kiernan, Adam Donnelly, Conor McNulty, Ronan Lambe, Ethan Glennon, Tiernan O’Sullivan, Kyle Kelly, Shane Connaughton, Mark Dowd, Ciaran Purcell, Lorcan Maher, Daniel Hill, and Naoise Coyle.

Heroic performace falls short of victory for Under-15’s

Connacht Under-15 CUP Semi Final

Corinthians RFC 14, Creggs RFC 0.

Creggs Under-15’s lost out in the Semi-Final of the Connacht Under-15 Cup away to a very strong Corinthians side on Saturday afternoon last.

 

Creggs Under-15’s team that defeated Ballina in the Quarter-Final of the Cup.

It was real heroic performance against a physically bigger side that are favourites for the Cup. It was certainly a case of a scoreline that doesn’t tell the whole story of this game.

In the first half of the game a huge performance in defence from all the lads with Lee kilcoyne, Eoin Kelly, Daniel Flynn, Ciaran Purcell and Tomas Tiernan very prominent in the pack in the early stages and out wide Cormac Dolan, DJ Hession, Tadg Lyons and Aodhan Looby were very efficient when Creggs were in attack and put in some excellent kicks also for territory.

Neither team could breach the opposition in the first half and the score at half time was 0-0.

The second half was still all to play for and the first scorers of this game were always going to be hard caught and so it proved when Corinthians managed to evade a tackle out wide to go in for a try which was converted, for a 7-0 lead after 12 minutes of the second-half.

Creggs went on the attack after that and were turned over just near the opposition line after great work from Ben Johnson, Edimar Fimho and Noah Fallon in the pack and Senan Lambe and Jack Fleming in the backs.

As Creggs tried to push for the score, it was always likely they would leave gaps and so it proved when Corinthians again found space out wide and went in for the second score.

Aindriu Oates , Patrick Keane and Miguel Arthur did well on their introduction as other players tired, in what was a very competitive game.

Creggs Rugby: Lee Kilcoyne, Eoin Kelly, Daniel Flynn, Ciaran Purcell, Tomas Tiernan, Cormac Dolan, DJ Hession, Tadg Lyons, Aodhan Looby, Ben Johnson, Edimar Fimho, Noah Fallon, Senan Lambe, Jack Fleming, Josh Adams Verling, Aindriu Oates, Patrick Keane, Miguel Arthur, Cormac Feely, Shane Maloney, Eoghan Gilleran. (Missing from squad on the day were Michael McAteer and Oisin O’Beirne)

YOUTH Team’s FIXTURES

N.B. – Always check CreggsRugby.ie for any late changes to fixture dates and KO times.

Creggs Under-16’s play Connacht Cup Final on Sunday

Creggs Under-16’s after their great victory last weekend over Ballinasloe RFC in the semi-final, now play their Connacht Under-16 Cup Final this Sunday in the Sportsground in Galway with a 2pm Kick off.

Creggs Under-16 Boys.

The very best of luck to the lads and all support would be very welcome. Training for the U16’s is Wednesday night this week at 6.30pm.

Creggs Under-18’s play Ballina in Connacht Semi-Final

Creggs U18’s who defeated Galwegians RFC in the Quarter-Final, will play old rivals Ballina RFC away in the Connacht Under-18 Plate Semi Final next weekend and this match has yet to have the day and time confirmed.

Creggs Under-18’s.

Creggs Under-14’s travel to play Ballina in Semi-Final

Following a good win over Buccaneers RFC in the Quarter-Final of the Connacht Under-14 Plate, Creggs Under-14 Boys Team will travel to play Ballina this Friday night at 7pm. Best of luck to the lads, who have improved with every game this season.

Creggs Under-14 Boys

The Under-14’s will train on Thursday night at 8pm in preparation for that game.

Best of Luck To CBS Roscommon

Creggs RFC wish the CBS Roscommon Senior football team, including many who play rugby with the school and Creggs, all the best in the All Ireland B Colleges Final next Saturday in Croke Park.

MINI Rugby

Creggs MINI Teams (Under-7’s, Under-8’s, Under-9’s, Under-10’s, Under-11’s, & Under-12’s) will have a big day out in Creggs this Saturday morning when that take part in their last home Blitz of the season v Sligo RFC at 10.30am.

Looking later into April, Creggs Under-10’s do have another Blitz away in Mullingar on April 14th and the Creggs Under-11’s have a Mini Rugby Festival in Limerick on April 13th, Further details next week.

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