Creggs RFC 24 Claremorris RFC 17
Creggs RFC hosted Claremorris RFC in a very competitive friendly last Saturday morning. With the cup coming in two weeks, this was a very useful workout for the lads. Creggs took the lead after 5 minutes with a try from Ethan Glennon, Claremorris responded with two tries to take a 10-5 lead and Creggs scored an equalising try just before half time through Lorcan Maher to leave the score level at half time. Claremorris scored a breakaway try after turning over the ball in their own 22” and converted to give them a 17-10 lead. Creggs then took control of the game and territory and Lorcan Maher scored his second try which Mark Purcell converted to level the scores. Creggs took the kick off and played the ball back into the opposition 22”. After winning the lineout and after three phases of play a Cross field Kick from Mark Purcell was gathered by Darren Gately which was converted by Mark Purcell to leave the final score 24-17. Up Front Luke Divilly, Louis McCaffrey, Jack Tucker and Andrew Naughton played very well in defence and carried well and out the Back Mark Dowd, Brandon Kilcommons, Callum Coughlan, Jack Crehan and Daragh Kiernan were very prominent.
Creggs U13’s play Ballinasloe RFC in their last friendly before the cup next Friday night at 7.30pm.