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U18.5 Connacht A League

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Corinthians RFC 7 Creggs RFC 14

Creggs U18.5’s travelled to Galway last Saturday morning to play a strong Corinthians outfit coming away with a very tight 14-7 victory.

Corinthians played with the wind in the first half and had the better of the early exchanges however Creggs showed very good discipline in defence with Danny Arnold, Killian Higgins, John Martin and John McDonnell very prominent in this area up front, while Tim Lambe, Shane Purcell and Eoghan Coyle made sure that the midfield area wouldn’t be where their opponents would gain any advantage. Both teams put some great phases of play together in the first half but after 3/4 phases small mistakes in handling or some very good turnovers in defence lifted the pressure an the score remained 0-0 at half time.

Creggs playing with the wind in the second half put on early pressure in the second half but it was Corinthians who took the lead after 12 minutes when Creggs failed to clear their lines from a scrum in their own 22″ and Corithians scored under the posts which they converted for a 7-0 lead.

Creggs responded very well to going behind and some great ball carrying by Mathew Curley, Michael Kelly, Brian Maloney and Adam Finnerty, allowed Aodha Hession to release John martin who offloaded to Tim lambe to score which Shane Purcell converted to draw level. Creggs continued to attack and played the best rugby of the game in the last quarter and went through at least 15 phases of play and were rewarded in the last play of the game when they lay seige to their opponents line with Tom Farrell, Aodha Hession and Aaron Glennon, all just held up short before Danny Arnold dived over which Purcell converted with the last kick to leave the final score 14-7 to Creggs.

The U18.5’s will play a top of the table clash against Ballina RFC next Sunday at 12pm in Creggs. Ballina have had two very impressive victories so far and this will prove to be a tough clash for our lads, so all support would be welcome.

Creggs: Mairtin Quinn, Amuray Duarte, Kaylem Hollian, Eoghan Coyle, Shane Purcell, Tim Lambe, Aodha Hession, Adam Finnerty, John Martin, John McDonnell, Michael Kelly, Killian Higgins, Mathew Curley, Aaron Glennon, Tom Farrell, Eric O Doherty, Eoghan McDonnell, Danny Arnold, Brian Maloney, Aidan Conneely.

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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.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

See below link to register
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