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The Gain Line – Week Commencing: Sep 11th

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SENIOR Rugby

Creggs Firsts play Connacht League this Saturday night in Creggs

This Saturday night under the lights in Creggs, they play the first round of the Connacht League v Corrib RFC at 8pm. Please support our senior players in their first League match of the season.

Creggs Firsts reach Curley Cup Semi Final
Following the tough winning start to the season last Saturday week, the Creggs First Team were awarded the Curley Cup Quarter-Final fixture v Ballyhaunis RFC last Saturday. 

Training continues for Firsts, Seconds, Under-20’s and Under-18.5’s on Tuesday and Friday evenings in Roscommon (Community Astro-turf in Lisnamult) – at 7pm. New players always welcome. 

YOUTH Rugby

Connacht Under-14 League:

Buccaneers RFC  7,    Creggs RFC 55.

Creggs Rugby Under-14’s travelled to Athlone to play Buccaneers RFC in Round 1 of the Connacht Under-14 League last Saturday afternoon and came away with a big 55 – 7 victory.

Played in ideal conditions Creggs ran in nine tries in the victory through Edimar Fimho, Tadg Lyons, Jack Fleming, Ben Johnson, and Tomas Tiernan, five of which were converted by Cormac Dolan.

Prominent for Creggs on the day up front were Aindriu Oaters, Michael McAteer, Aidan Hoare and Ciaran Purcell while DJ Hession at 10 played a very good link role between forwards and backs. Meanwhile Aodhan Looby, Senen Lambe and Daniel Crehan played well out wide.

Creggs Rugby: Aindriu Oates, Tomas Tiernan, Michael McAteer, Ben Johnson, Aidan Hoare, Daniel Flynn, Edimar Fimho, Ciaran Purcell, Cormac Dolan, DJ Hession, Tadg Lyons, Aodhan Looby, Jack fleming, Danial Crehan, Senan Lambe, Daniel O Shaughnessy, Shane Walsh, Patrick Keane, Cormac Feeley, Eoghan Dillon, Sean Allen, Jack Donnelly, and Logan Gore, 

Connacht Under-17 League:

Creggs RFC  32,   Sligo RFC 14.

Creggs Under-17’s had a very impressive opening day  Connacht League victory over Sligo RFC in Creggs last Sunday morning, coming out on top in a 32 – 14 victory.

Played in windy but dry conditions this was an excellent game of rugby with both sides trying to run the ball at every opportunity. Sligo played with the wind in the first half and scored early converted try. Creggs settled soon after and used their off loading game to break the strong Sligo defence with Tom Farrell, Thomas O’Brien, John McDonnell and Eric O Doherty were prominent up front early on.

Creggs replied to the early Sligo score with two tries before half time through Jack Keegan and Rory Callaghan, both of which were converted by Mark Purcell. Both tries had been set up through good interplay between forward and backs and Aodha Hession was doing well linking the play.

Leading 14-7 at half time Creggs used the wind to pin their opponents back early in the second half and they scored a penalty through Mark Purcell to strectch the lead to 17-7.

Sligo responded well breaking from their own 22 and ran the pitch, touched-down and converted it to reduce the deficit to 17-14 after 15 minutes.

Creggs needed to score next and a long range penalty from Purcell after 19 minutes gave them a 6 point lead with 16 minutes remaining. Creggs then scored 2 very good tries through Aaron Hannon, one after 22 minutes  when good work by Rory Callaghan, Jack Tucker, Rhoddie McGuinness, Ben Finnerty and John McDonnell made good ground and when Creggs got near the line Hession and Purcell used quick hands to release Hannon in the corner.

With only 4 minutes remaining Creggs sealed the victory when Aaron Hannon broke straight through the cover to score under the posts after very good work from Lorcan Maher and Tom Farrell which was converted, leaving the final score 32-14.

Playing Ballina RFC This Friday Night In Creggs
Creggs Under-17s are back in action in Creggs this Friday night at 7pm, when they play Ballina RFC in the Connacht League. Please support the lads. Training continues and new players always very welcome. 

Creggs Rugby: Eric O Doherty, Rhoddie Mcguinness, Thomas O Brien, Tom Farrell, Jack Tucker, Jack Keegan, John McDonnell, Rory Callaghan, Lorcan Maher, Diarmuid Quinn, Aodha Hession, Mark Purcell, Aaron Hannon, Jack Hanley, Ben Finnerty, Kaylem Hollian, and Ryan O’Keeffe.

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Under-15s:
Creggs Under-15s travelled to Tuam with an under-strength side last Saturday and were defeated by 39 – 7. They play Sligo next weekend and will hope to return to winning ways.
 Players will be told the day and match time at training on Thursday night. Please note Training is now on Thursday evenings in Roscommon (Roscommon Community Sports Park’s Astro-turf in Lisnamult) – at 7pm.  New players always welcome.

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

YOUTH TEAMS  –  TRAINING (DAYS & TIMES)

UNDER-13s :
Tuesday at 7pm,

UNDER-14s :  Tuesday at 7pm,

UNDER-15s :  Thursday at 7.30pm,

UNDER-16s :  Thursday at 7.30pm,

UNDER-17s :  Thursday at 7.30pm,

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

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

Senior Teams :  Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm,

Registration for Creggs RFC Youth and Adult Rugby currently underway at training during
September. 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 starts on Saturday, September 23rd. We welcome back all our current young players and new players are always very welcome. Mini rugby is for boys and girls in Under-7, Under-8, Under-9, Under-10, Under-11, and Under-12 age-groups. News on registration next week.
 Mini Rugby(ages 7 to 12 years) will take place in Donamon Castle Grounds starting on Saturday morning 23rdSeptember at 11a.m.
 More info on: www.creggsrugby.ie  /   Facebook: Creggs RFC   /   Phone:  089 7078296.

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CREGGS RUGBY TOUR TO LONDON
Up to 45 Creggs adult players, coaches, and committee members are already booked to travel to London on Friday, September 29th. until Sunday, October 1st.
 There will be a function in O’Grady’s in Ilford on the Friday night and other planned activities throughout the weekend.
 Contact: Michael Farrell (U-20’s); Sean Og Higgins (Senior players); or Padraic Deane.

CREGGS RUGBY LOTTO
The Creggs Rugby Lotto Draw numbers this week were: 9, 18, 22, 26. There was no winner of the jackpot, which no rises to €4,700 for the next weekly draw. The winner of the Lucky Dip draw this week was Madeline Scahill from Castlerea.
 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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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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Good luck to all our Creggs Players starting their leaving cert exams today ... See MoreSee Less

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