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U17 Cup


Creggs RFC 17 Galwegians 21

Creggs U17’s lost out to Galwegians RFC in the U17 cup last Sunday morning in a tight and exciting Cup encounter. This was the third meeting between the teams over the last four weeks and all the other games were very tight and this game proved no different.

Creggs were short a few regulars for different reasons and this game proved one game too much for the depleted squad having beaten the same opposition to get to the Connacht league final a couple of weeks ago.

Creggs began the first half very well and will have been disappointed that the score was 0-0 at half time as they were denied twice in the first 10 minutes of scoring tries when knocking on going over the line and also failed to take advantage of a 3 on 1 overlap after 20 minutes when a score looked likely. Galwegians found it very hard to clear their own lines in the first half and up front Melvin Conteh, Rian Biesty, Adam Finnerty and Daire Byrne were having very good games in the tight and David O Gorman was winning good ball at line out time. Eoghan Coyle was marshalling the troops well from 9 and Shane Purcell kept Galwegians pinned back with some good kicks also.

The second half Creggs bagan on the attack but were harshly penalised 5 metres from the opposition line after 5 minutes and the next 10 minutes proved costly for Creggs with Galwegians scoring two quick tries when they broke out of their half on two occasions to score under the posts to take a 14-0 lead.

Creggs continued to attack and got their reward after 14 minutes reducing the deficit after a try from Danny Arnold which was converted by Shane Purcell. Almost straight from the kick off Galwegians scored after a kick ahead was chased and the ball bounced kindly for the chasing player to gather and run in under the posts to stretch the lead to 21-7. Creggs never let their heads go down and continued to attack and reduced the deficit again when Niall Cunniffe scored in the corner after good work from Aaron Glennon, Brian Maloney and Jason Hoare leaving the score 21-12 going into the last 10 minutes.

Creggs got the last score of the game when Shane Purcell took advantage of a flat Galwegians defensive line to Chip over the defenders and catch the ball to score in the corner leaving the final score 21-17.

This was a hard defeat for the U17’s as defending champions in the Cup and they still have a Connacht League final to look forward to over the coming weeks.

Creggs: Nathan Feeney, Juan De La Campa, John Martin, Jason Hoare, Shane Purcell, Brandon Hanmore, Aaron Glennon, Mathew Curley, Michael Kelly, Niall Cunniffe, Eoghan Coyle, Ian Conlon, Danny Arnold, Melvin Conteh, Brian Maloney, David O Gorman, Rian Biesty, Daire Byrne, Adam Finnerty.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

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