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Creggs RFC 10 Ballina RFC 7

Creggs U16’s played Ballina RFC last Sunday morning in Creggs in a very competitive League Match. Creggs were back at full strength for the first time this season and had a squad of 25 on the day, so getting game time for everyone was going to be important and so it proved and things are looking up for the squad with great options on the bench now available. Creggs began the game better and took the lead after 15 minutes when a lineout win by John McDonnell was well carried forward by Jack Keegan, Creggs recycled a couple of times and then Aodha Hession moved it wide and Sam Sullivan made good ground releasing Mark Purcell on the 22″ and Purcell outpaced the defence to score in the corner. Up front Tom Farrell, Thomas O Brien, and Jack Tucker carried well and in Defence Rory Callaghan and Jack Hanley were outstanding in the tackle area.

Creggs made a number of changes at half time and Kaylem Hollian , Lorcan Maher and Colin Walsh did well on their introduction and the new front row of Micheal Beirne and Eric O Doherty were not found wanting at set pieces. Ballina had a big set of forwards and they did take the lead after a missed tackle in midfield allowed the Ballina player to run half the length of the pitch to score under the posts giving them a 7-5 lead 10 minutes into the second half.

Creggs continued to attack and took the lead back again 5 minutes before the end when Mark Purcell kicked cross field for Aaron Hannon to dive on the ball in the corner to leave the scoreline 10-7 with time running out,

Creggs U16’s will hope for a favourable cup draw when it takes place next Wednesday in the hope of a good cup run on the back of a few very good results lately.

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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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