The Gain Line

The Gain Line – Week Commencing: Nov 27th

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SENIOR RUGBY 

Creggs Seconds XV win again 

Connacht Junior 2 League:

Creggs Rugby Seconds XV  19,  Connemara RFC Seconds XV 15.

 

A try by prop forward Paul McNeill proved to be the decisive score for Creggs in a keenly contested Connacht J2 League game at The Green on Sunday. 

 Connemara started brightly, and took an early lead when their forwards set up a rolling maul which Creggs were unable to stop, resulting in a well-worked try for the West Galway men. 

 Creggs responded with a superb try by Michael Farrell who outpaced the Connemara defence to touch down in the left corner after 18 minutes of play. 

 The impressive Farrell added a penalty before Connemara hit back with some strong forward drives which yielded a penalty under the Creggs posts to level matters at 8 – 8 shortly before halftime. 

 Michael Farrell landed another well-struck penalty in the 55th minute to edge Creggs in front, but Connemara hit back with a try following some slick handling which created an opening out wide. A successful conversion left Creggs trailing until Paul McNeill finished off a powerful surge by the home pack for a vital try with 8 minutes remaining.   

  Michael Farrell added a late penalty to complete his 14 point contribution for Creggs. The home side can take a lot of positives from this game, with newcomers John Scroope, Seamus Collins and Tom Coleman making impressive debuts. 

 Michael Holland and Michael Farrell were in excellent form, while David Hoare and Dylan Keaveney combined well at halfback. Daniel Butt was prominent in the loose, while Kevin Rushe excelled in the lineout for Creggs. 

 Damien Nolan made some vital bursts, while Eoghan Cahill, Enda Tully, Matthew Brandon, and Peter Heavey were also to the fore. Conor Gore, Joe Diffley, Mattie Corcoran, tryscorer McNeill, Enda Garvey and Matthew Butt also made important contributions to this hard-earned victory.

 Best wishes to Joe Diffley who picked up an injury in this game – wishing him a speedy recovery.

 Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights and new and returning players always welcome.

Creggs Rugby: John Scroope, Seamus Collins, Conor Gore, Michael Holland, Tom Coleman, Michael Farrell, David Hoare, Dylan Keaveney, Matthew Butt, Enda Tully (Capt.), Peter Heavey, Joe Diffley, Kevin Rushe, Damien Nolan, Matthew Brandon, Enda Garvey, Mattie Corcoran, Paul McNeill, Eoghan Cahill, and Daniel Butt.

 

Top of the table League clash for Creggs First XV

Connacht J1 League leaders, the Creggs First XV return to action with a very difficult assignment away to second-placed Castlebar RFC on this Saturday night. Having suffered their own loss in loss in the League this season to Castlebar, creggs will be highly motivated to revenge that defeat and stay top of the table.

LEAGUE TABLE CONNACHT J1 LEAGUE

Pos

Team

Played

W

D

L

PF

PA

Diff

BP

Ded

Pts

1

Creggs

8

6

1

1

157

82

75

4

0

30

2

Castlebar

8

5

1

2

171

112

59

4

0

26

3

NUIG

8

5

1

2

186

149

37

3

0

25

4

Corinthians

8

5

0

3

167

119

48

3

0

23

5

Tuam

8

3

2

3

166

121

45

7

0

23

6

Ballinrobe

8

3

0

5

144

175

-31

4

0

16

7

Dunmore

8

1

0

7

130

201

-71

4

-1

7

8

Corrib

8

1

1

6

64

226

-162

0

0

6

  

Connacht Under-20’s Blitz postponed 

Last weekend’s Connacht Under-20 Blitz scheduled for Westport was postponed due to a frozen pitches. This was the penultimate round and with two rounds still remaining, Creggs remain in a strong position to win the series, in joint-second place. 

Creggs Under-18.5’s also Castlebar bound

Creggs Under-18.5’s will also play in Castlebar on Saturday evening with a 6pm kick off in the Under-18.5 Connacht A league. Creggs are in joint-second place in this League with a game in-hand on leaders Ballina, who had picked up three uncontested wins early in the season. The top two teams will play in the Connacht League Final in early February.

LEAGUE TABLE U18.5 LEAGUE

Pos

Team

Played

W

D

L

PF

PA

Diff

Ded

Pts

1

Ballina

7

7

0

0

103

60

43

0

28

2

Creggs

6

5

0

1

173

83

90

0

20

3

Oughterard

6

5

0

1

137

66

71

0

20

4

Corinthians

5

3

0

2

143

50

93

0

12

5

Buccaneers

4

3

0

1

104

37

67

0

12

6

NUIG

6

3

0

3

129

77

52

0

12

7

Galwegians

4

2

0

2

81

62

19

0

8

8

Sligo

6

1

0

5

82

150

-68

0

4

9

Westport

6

1

0

5

74

175

-101

0

4

10

Castlebar

6

1

0

5

29

147

-118

0

4

11

Ballinrobe

6

0

0

6

60

208

-148

0

0

Training for all senior teams (First, Seconds, Under-20’s & Under-18.5’s) continues. New and returning players always welcome at each grade.

YOUTH RUGBY 

Frozen pitches last Saturday forced the cancellation of all Connacht Youth League games. 

 However, an under-strength Creggs Under-17’s lost a tough game away to Ballina RFC in the Connacht Under-17 League last Sunday. Training continues Thursday at 7pm, and with the injury list now looking much better, the Under-17’s should return to winning ways next time out.

Youth Rugby Fixtures/ Training

Creggs Under-13’s continue training ceach Tuesday night at 6.45pm on the astro turf in Lisnamult. New players alway very welcome come along and start playing rugby. 

Creggs Under-14’s will travel to Ballinasloe RFC next Saturday in the Connacht Under-14 League with a 12.30pm kick-off. Training continues on Tuesday evenings. New players alway very welcome come along and start playing rugby.

Creggs Under-15’s Training continues Thursday at 7pm in Roscommon.

 

Creggs Under-16’s travel to play Corinthians RFC next Sunday at 12 Noon in the Connacht Under-16 League. Training continues in Roscommon on Thursday before 7pm.

 N.B. – All youth team players, please note – any outstanding registrations/membership for this season will need to be completed by this weekend.

SCHOOLS RUGBY

JUNIOR Schools Round-Up

Well done to Roscommon CBS who defeated St. Muiredachs, Ballina by 22-17 in the Connacht Junior Cup on Tuesday last in Creggs. Next week, the lads play the Bish in the next round in Galway. 

Having topped Pool 3 of the Connacht Junior Emerging League, Roscommon Community College won their Connacht Semi-Final and we wish them every success in the Final of the Connacht Junior Emerging League v Athlone Community College this Wednesday (29th.).

 On January 10th. Roscommon Community College will also play the First Round of the Top Oil Connacht Junior Emerging Cup v Lacken Cross. 

St. Marys, Ballygar will play their First Round of the Top Oil Connacht Junior Development Cup on January 10th. v Gallen Community School.

SENIOR Schools Rugby

Roscommon CBS are due to play the Marist College in Creggs next week in Pool 1 of the Top Oil Connacht Senior Cup.

MINI RUGBY

Creggs Mini training was cancelled last Saturday due to frozen pitches. 

 Next Saturday, Creggs Minis will go to Ballyhaunis RFC next Saturday for a blitz with the host club and Tuam RFC. KO at 10.30am.

 It is great to see new faces joining the Mini Rugby Coaching Team, as the number of players continues to grow.

 New players always welcome at all ages from Under-7 to Under-12 (boys & girls). More info on: www.creggsrugby.ie / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.

 N.B. – Please note – any outstanding registrations/membership for this season will need to be completed this weekend.

CREGGS RUGBY LOTTO

The Creggs Rugby Lotto Draw numbers this week were: 4, 10, 13, 15. There was no winner of the jackpot, which now rises to €5,800 for the next weekly draw. 

 The winner of the Lucky Dip draw this week was Barry Molloy Snr.

 Please support the Creggs Rugby Lotto, as we develop our new training and playing facilities for all our Mini, Youths, Schools and Senior Players. Your support is much appreciated!

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