The Gain Line

The Gain Line – Week Commencing: April 2nd

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Creggs win Curley Cup Final in style

Creggs RFC 47, Corinthians 5.

Creggs eventually ran out easy winners in an entertaining Cup final played in perfect conditions at Ballyhaunis on Friday night last.

However, the final scoreline does scant justice to a Corinthians team which put it up to Creggs for 60 minutes before being overwhelmed in the final quarter.

Corinthians started in whirlwind fashion and scored a fine try after just 3 minutes. They continued to dominate the opening quarter and only stout defence prevented further scores as their high tempo game clearly unsettled Creggs.

Gradually the Creggs pack became more influential and an Andrew Callaghan try levelled the scores at 5 all after 24 minutes. Two Mark Brandon penalties stretched Creggs lead to 11 5 by halftime.

Winger Chris Duignan produced a moment of magic with a superb interception shortly after half-time and he romped home from halfway to touch down under the posts.
Alan Brandon added 2 tries one of which was a superb solo effort while Eoghan Coyle and Elliot Jennings also scored tries to put Creggs out of sight.

The final try was one of the highlights of the game with prop forward Eoghan Farrell showing his power and pace to cut through for a fine score in the closing minutes of a highly entertaining contest.

This game brought the season to an end in style for a Creggs side which has now captured 2 trophies in the last month as well as winning promotion to J1A League for next season.
Great credit is due to the players and their management team and their success is richly deserved.

Creggs Rugby: Shane Purcell, Chris Duignan, Elliot Jennings, Kevin Gavin, Eoghan Coyle, Mark Brandon, Andrew Callaghan, Tom Fleming, Sean Og Higgins, Aidan Leech, Kevin Brandon, Brian Donoghue, Alan Brandon, Tom Callaghan, James Brandon, Mike Blighe, Peter Lohan, Luke Meehan, Ronan Cahill, and Eoghan Farrell.

OLBC triumph in Division 2 League Final

Our Lady’s Boys Club 25, Creggs 2nd’s 7.

OLBC captured the Junior 2 League title with an impressive win over Creggs in Sunday’s Final, which was played in Tuam. OLBC began impressively and an early try by Johnny Long which Dave Prior converted set them on the road to victory.

Creggs responded with sustained pressure which yielded a couple of penalty chances but kicking conditions were difficult and both attempts were off target.

The scoreline remained at 7 nil to OLBC until the 50th minute when Dave Prior kicked a penalty and he added another penalty shortly afterwards after Creggs strayed offside in midfield.

Creggs continued to carry the fight to OLBC but could not break through their superbly marshalled defence. A Dave Reilly try in the 68th minute finally put the game out of Creggs reach and Colm Flynn added a further try which Dave Prior converted.

However,Creggs battled to the end and winger Luke Meehan crashed through for a late but well deserved try converted by Michael Farrell to complete the scoring.

Both teams have gained promotion to J1C League for next season and OLBC are worthy champions with a strong set of forwards allied to a slick and inventive backline.

Creggs can reflect on an excellent League campaign and will be hoping for a good run in the Ard Na Cregg Cup.

Creggs Rugby: Michael Farrell, John Scroope, Ruairi O Brollochain, Johnnie Blighe, Luke Meehan, Michael Holland, Stephen Crehan, Tommy Curley, Enda Tully, Paul Mc Neill, Kevin Rushe, Bernard Kilcommons, Michael Feeley, Peter Lohan, Alan Glennon, Philip Leech, Matthew Brandon, Damien Nolan, Declan Nee, Brian Coady, Neville Walker, Graham Curran, Daniel Butt, Seamus Collins, Matthew Butt, Peter Heavey, Eoghan Cahill, Enda Garvey, Micheal Glennon, Eoghan OConnell, Andy Boyle, Jack Haugh, and David Hoare

Ard Na Cregg Cup Quarter-Final

Boosted by having won promotion from the Connacht J2 League, Creggs 2nd’s play the Ard Na Cregg Cup Quarter-Final at home against Loughrea at The Green in Creggs on Sunday, kick- off at 2.30pm. Training continues every Tuesday and Friday.

Creggs Under-20’s for Westport on Saturday week

The Under-20’s are in contention to win the Connacht Under-20 Blitz Series. Having won the last round, Creggs Under-20’s are in joint-second position in the Series, with two rounds to go.
The next round will take place in Westport on Saturday, April 14th. with the final round a week later at a venue to be decided.

Training with the First’s, Second’s and Under-18.5 teams on every Tuesday and Friday.
New and returning players always welcome. Contact Dave Purcell, Pat O’Gorman, or Kevin O’Rourke.

Youth Rugby

Creggs Under-16’s lost narrowly play local rivals Buccaneers RFC on Wednesday night last by 12 – 5 in the Quarter Final of the Connacht Plate.

CREGGS YOUTH FIXTURES THIS WEEK:
Connacht Under-17 Plate – THIS WEEK
Thursday – 05/04/2018 – Quarter Final
19:30 Creggs vs Oughterard, in Creggs.

OTHER UPCOMING YOUTH RUGBY FIXTURES:
Connacht Under-18.5 Plate
Sunday – 15/04/2018 – Semi Final
12:00 Loughrea or Ballina vs Creggs, Away.

Connacht Under-13 Plate
Saturday – 21/04/2018 – Semi Final
13:30 Creggs vs TBC, in Creggs.

Creggs Under-14’s and Under-15’s to tour Wales

Creggs Under-14’s and Under-15’s will travel to Wales on tour this Friday, April 6th. Included
in the tour will be attending the Ospreys v Connacht Pro-14 game in the Liberty Stadium. Both the Under-14’s (v Dulais Valley RFC) and Under-15’s (v Pontardawe RFC) will play games v their Welsh host clubs.
The lads will also enjoy other activities over the weekend. The overall Creggs group travelling this weekend is in excess of 60 between players, coaches and some parents.

MINI Rugby

UPCOMING MINI RUGBY FIXTURES & TRAINING THIS WEEKEND

This week, the Creggs Under-8’s and Under-9’s will train in Creggs this Saturday morning at 11am.

Creggs Under-12’s play in the Connacht Blitz in Ballinasloe this Saturday 7th , players to be there at 10.15am, Kck-off off at 11am.

Creggs Under-11’s will play in the Neville Furlong Garryowen Rugby Festival on this Saturday, April 7th. in the Garryowen Grounds at Dooradoyle in Limerick. Bus leaving Casey’s in Roscommon at 8am, so all players can be there at 10.15am. Kick off is 11am.

Work is underway on Girls Mini Rugby and will be in place for the start of next season.

Creggs Pitch Development Draw

Tickets are available for the Creggs Rugby Pitches Development Draw from all Members and Players at €10 each or €50 for a book of 6. Tickets can also be bought on-line at: www.CreggsRugby.ie

There are 26 great prizes, and you can support the club is providing the first full-size IRB approved 3G rugby pitch in Connacht, as well as other grass pitches and facilities. Thank you for all your on-going support.

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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.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

See below link to register
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