News, Under 14

U14 Cup Quarter Final


Corinthians RFC 17 Creggs RFC 12

Creggs U14’s put in a brilliant performance last Sunday afternoon just coming up short against the team that recently beat them in the league final on a scoreline of 17-12. The Creggs lads battled very bravely against their bigger opponents and this game really came down to a bounce of the ball which went the way of the home side.

Creggs defended very well throughout the game and Daniel Flynn, Edimar Fimho and Ciaran Purcell in the back row especially put in storming performances , time after time chopping their opponents and stopping their progress but it was Corinthians who took an early lead when they made a break in the centre and scored under the posts for a 7-0 lead bt it was Creggs who played the better rugby after that score with Ben Johnson, Michael Mcateer, Lee Kilcoyne and Tomas Tiernan carrying very well up front and the backs moving the ball well through Cormac Dolan, Oisin O Beirne, Aodhan looby and Tadg Lyons and when Corinthians were penalised at the breakdown after 15 minutes a quickly taken penalty from Ciaran Purcell saw him carry the ball into the 22″ and he fed DJ Hession, who released Jack Fleming who drew the final man to send in Ryan Conlon for the score.

In the second half Corinthians regained the upper hand with an early try when their bigger forwards picked and drove and although the Creggs boys stopped them on numerous occasions eventually they got over to leave the score 12-5. The Creggs boys again showed their great character and were now taking on their opponents upfront and releasing their fast backs but some good defending by the Corinthians back 3 kept the Creggs boys out but Creggs did get in for a score after 18 minutes when a fine individual effort from Ciaran Purcell who intercepted a pass from the 9 to 10 at the back of the line out on the 10 metre line and although two Corinthians backs tackled him, he kept on his feet and broke the tackles to go over for a try which Ryan Conlon expertly converted to leave the scores tied at 12-12.

A draw looked likely at this stage but Corinthians regained the ball and went on the attack, Creggs twice turned the ball over but will rue the fact that their kicks did not find touch twice and the ball bounced kindly for the Corinthians attacker to go in unopposed for a score with 2 minutes left. The Creggs boys never say die attitude showed again however when they regained the ball and moved it wide only for Tadg Lyons to get tackled into touch just 2 metres from the line with the last play of the game. Hard luck lads, we have a tour to Wales to look forward to at the start of April but a truly great performance Sunday and you didn’t get what you deserved on the day.

About the author / 


Facebook Posts

Great to see so many of our minis back in the sunshine in Creggs this morning. Thanks to Shane, Graham and all our coaches for their great work. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

Lovely evening and Great to be back to non contact action in Creggs tonight with 41 girls togging out u14/u16 and u18.

After a long layoff due to restrictions it was great to get the opportunity to get back on the pitch and see a few new recruits turn up also.

We will continue next monday at 7pm at u14 and 8pm for the u16 and u18's. New players welcome.
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·  

MINI Rugby Returns in Creggs Next Saturday:

Training for Creggs Mini Rugby Players will return on next Saturday morning (May 1st.). Times listed below for all age groups.

Covid health checks will be sent out on Clubforce apps in advance. And to assist in complying with the highest standards of safety and care, the starting times for different age-groups will be spaces as follows:

Under-6’s, Under-7’s, Under-8’s and Under-9’s will start at 10AM.

Under-10’s and Under-11’s will start at 10.15AM

Under-12’s and MINI GIRLS Rugby will start at 10.30AM.
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·