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The Gain Line – Week Commencing: Oct 9th

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SENIOR RUGBY

Points shared in away Connacht League draw

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.

Creggs Second Team suffer narrow Connacht J2 League defeat

Creggs 2nd’s  2O,  Tuam 2nd’s  21.

Tuam achieved a remarkable last minute victory over Creggs in Sunday’s opening Junior 2 League fixture at The Green. Having secured a last minute draw for Tuam firsts the previous evening, talented place-kicker Eoin Kelly landed a superb conversion from the touchline to give his team an amazing win, having trailed by 20 points to nil entering the final quarter. 

 Creggs played some great rugby in the first half, with tries by Alan Glennon, Ryan Murray and Michael Feeley the product of some excellent running and handling by the home team. The trend continued in the early stages of the second half, and when Stephen Crehan landed a well struck penalty to extend Creggs lead to 20 points, there looked to be no way back for Tuam. 

 But, a combination of injuries, lack of match practice and some weak tackling led to a remarkable transformation with Tuam crossing the Creggs try-line for 3 converted tries in a whirlwind final quarter.  

 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: Bernard Kilcommons, Michael Feeley, Barry Egan, Damien Miskell, Ryan Murray, Stephen Kilcommons, Stephen Crehan, Dan Butt, Enda Tully, Peter Heavey, Alan Glennon, Kevin Rushe, Damien Nolan, Eamon Finnegan, Matthew Brandon, Neville Walker, Matthew Butt, Mattie Corcoran, David Hoare, and Paul Mc Neill.

SENIOR RUGBY FIXTURES

FIRST XV

Our First Team plays Ballinrobe RFC in the Connacht League on Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm in Creggs. Please come to Creggs and support the lads.

SECONDS XV

Creggs Second XV play their second Connacht J2 League game v NUIG RFC away in Galway on next Sunday (15th. October). Please support the lads.

 Bernard Kilcommins, Mattie Corcoran and Vincent Collins are the coaching team with Sean Brandon the team manager. Returning and new players always welcome. 

UNDER-20’s

Creggs Under-20’s are well position after three Summer Blitzes to challenge to win this series out. Details of the Autumn Blitzes available next week and training continues (see below). new players always welcome.

UNDER-18.5’s

Creggs Under-18.5s are in joint-top position in the Connacht League. They play Corinthians RFC away next Friday evening at 7.30pm. 

 Training times listed below and new players always welcome.

TRAINING – Dates & Times

Because of our pitch development work on-going in Creggs, Senior training is taking place in Roscommon Town – at the Roscommon Community Sports Park, Lisnamult, Roscommon Town. See days and times below:

UNDER-18.5s :  Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm,

UNDER-20s :    Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm,

Senior Teams :  Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm.

PLUS NEW midweek training session for the many Cregg’s Galway-based players commences this Wednesday night on the Corinthian’s RFC (all-weather pitch) from 8.30 to 9.30.

 Membership is being collected from all our adult rugby teams. New players always welcome at all ages.

 More info on: www.creggsrugby.ie / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.

YOUTH RUGBY

Great Connacht League away win for Creggs Under-17s

Connacht UNDER-17 A League:

Westport RFC 33,   Creggs RFC 54.

Played in High winds last Sunday afternoon , you would have expected a low scoring game, however great credit needs to go out to both teams who produced a highly entertaining game of rugby with 13 tries.

Westport had the better of the first half , playing with the wind and took a lead of 26-12 at half time which got better just after the half time when they ran a quick penalty and scored under the posts for a 33-12 lead. Creggs first half  scores came from Aodha Hession and Rory Callaghan Tries and a Mark Purcell Conversion

 Creggs first half was riddled with mistakes in the strong breeze but they settled in the second half and cut their mistakes considerably and built their phases and very good ball carrying from Ethan Glennon,

 Thomas O Brien, Jack Tucker and Adam Donnelly produced good ball for the Creggs halfbacks Hession and Purcell to start to dictate the game and in the set piece John McDonnell was excellent in his line out takes. In the backs Ben Finnerty, Kaylem Hollian and Aaron Hannon were very good at recycling the ball and Creggs scored tries through Conor McNulty, Aodha Hession and Tom Farrell with touchline conversions from Mark Purcell brought the scores level at 33-33.

 Creggs continued to attack but errors crept back into their game when they got near the Westport line and on 3 occasions they were turned over when a score looked likely. A super individual try in the corner by Ryan O Keefe and another touchline conversion from Mark Purcell gave Creggs the lead for the first time and seemed to settle the nerves and further tries from Aodha Hession and Tom Farrell followed which were converted by Purcell secured the league points.

Creggs Rugby: Rhoddie McGuinness, Ryan O Keefe, Kaylem Hollian, Aaron Hannon, Ben Finnerty, Mark Purcell, Aodha Hession, Jack Tucker, Rory Callaghan, John McDonnell, Adam Donnelly, Tom Farrell, Thomas O Brien, Eric O Doherty, Ethan Glennon, Diarmuid Quinn, Conor Murphy, Conor McNulty, and Micheal Beirne.

Under-15’s were understrength for visit to fancied Ballina side

The Creggs Rugby Under-15’s who were defeated away to a very strong Ballina RFC team last weekend in Ballina. This team is missing a number of players with injuries picked up during the summer and a small number of players involved in other codes in recent weeks, but it is a very promising squad and should be returning to near full strength in the next couple of weeks, with great prospects of finishing out the Connacht League in real style and having a strong Connacht Cup run. 

 Training continues in Creggs on Wednesday nights and new players always very welcome. A friendly game v St. Mary’s Ballygar Junior team is also being arranged for this week.

Impressive win for Under-14s in Connacht League

Connacht UNDER-14 A League:

Creggs Rugby  46,   Sligo RFC  19.

Creggs U14’s continued their impressive start to their league campaign with a 46 – 19 victory over Sligo RFC in the u14 League last Saturday afternoon.This was the u14’s third straight league victory and puts them joint top of the U14 Connacht league.

Creggs tries scorers on Saturday were: Jack Fleming, Ciaran Purcell, Tadg Lyons, Edimar Fimho (2), Leigh Kilcoyne, Ryan Conlon and Aodhan Looby. Conversions by Cormac Dolan and Ryan Conlon.

Strong away performance in Connacht Under-13s League

Connacht UNDER-13 A League

Westport RFC  19,   Creggs Rugby 14.

Creggs Under-13’s travelled to Westport last Saturday morning for their first Connacht League game. The Under-13 league in non-competitive and is designed to get the lads used to playing the full pitch as they graduate from Mini Rugby. Also, very important, everyone gets a game.

  Our Under-13’s show great spirit, for this their  first outing. Creggs scored an early try from Jack Donnelly and for long periods it looked like Creggs were set up for a momentus away win against a strong Westport team.

  With new players adjusting to a new sport and players adapting to new positions, Aindriu Oates, Sean Allen. John McGuinness looked very assured and linked the play superbly   

  Shane Maloney showed very well and made some very important tackles. Creggs did get another try from Tiernan Lawlor but it was not enough to save the day with Creggs narrowly losing 19 -14. Well done for a great performance to all the Creggs lads.

 Training continues on Tuesday’s at 7pm at the Roscommon Community Sports Park, Lisnamult, in Roscommon Town. New players always made very welcome – come along, have some great fun and join this improving team.

CREGGS YOUTH TEAMS – FIXTURES

Creggs Under-13’s  v  Buccaneers RFC next Saturday in Creggs at 3.30pm

Creggs Under-15’s  v  Castlebar RFC next Saturday in Castlebar at 2.30pm

Creggs Under-18.5’s  v Corinthians RFC  next Friday evening in Galway at 7.30pm. 

SCHOOLS RESULTS & FIXTURES

RESULTS:

Connacht Senior A League

CBS Roscommon  51,   St Muiredachs, Ballina. 17.

Connacht Junior A League Pool 1

CBS Roscommon  26,  St Muiredachs, Ballina, 19.

Connacht Junior Emerging League Pool 3

Gort CS  7,   Roscommon CC  30.

PROVISIONAL FIXTURES:

Connacht Senior A League

10/10/2017  Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, vs CBS Roscommon (in Ballina)

Connacht Senior Emerging League Pool 1

11/10/201712:00   Roscommon CC   vs   Clarin College, Athenry.

Connacht Junior Development League Pool 3

18/10/201712:00   Gallen CS  vs  St Marys, Ballygar  (in Ferbane).

CREGGS YOUTH TEAMS – TRAINING (DAYS & TIMES)

Because of our pitch development work on-going in Creggs, Youth team training is taking place in Roscommon Town (except Under-15s in Creggs) – at the Roscommon Community Sports Park, Lisnamult, Roscommon Town. See days and times below:

UNDER-13s : Tuesday at 7pm,

UNDER-14s :  Tuesday at 7pm,

UNDER-15s :  Wednesday at 7pm (N.B. – At Creggs School)

UNDER-16s :  Thursday at 7.30pm,

UNDER-17s :  Thursday at 7.30pm,

UNDER-18.5s :  Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm,

 Registration for Creggs RFC Youth player currently underway at training during 

October. New players always welcome at all ages.

More info on: www.creggsrugby.ie / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.

MINI RUGBY

The Creggs MINI RUGBY season is well underway with large numbers attending training. 

Major School Blitz in Donamon

Wednesday will hopefully see a large number of national school children from 12 schools coming to Donamon for a special blitz from 10.30 to 1pm. 

Club Blitz in Carrick On Shannon next Saturday

The MINI Rugby (ages: Under-7 up to Under-12 years, boys and girls) continues this Saturday morning, with everyone travelling to Carrick-On-Shannon for the first club blitz of the season. 

 All new Mini Rugby players very welcome, with registration continuing all this month on Saturdays. Come along and join in the fun.

Parents join in coaching Mini Rugby

We’ve had a good response from parents of Mini Rugby players to get involved in training. We would love to attract some more parents and remember no previous experience of rugby is necessary – A short foundation course (one evening) and new easy to follow drills/ training manuals provided.

Mini Rugby plan for next 2 weeks

This Saturday (October 14th) – Creggs (All ages) travel to Carrick RFC (Carrick-On-Shannon) @10:30am. 

 The following Saturday (October 21st) –  Training Donamon Castle @11am.

More info on: www.creggsrugby.ie / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.

CREGGS RUGBY LOTTO

The Creggs Rugby Lotto Draw numbers this week were: 11, 22, 24, 30. There was no winner of the jackpot, which no rises to €5,100 for the next weekly draw. The winner of the Lucky Dip draw this week was Alan Craven

 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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