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Galwegians 5 – Creggs 8

Creggs U13’s put in a great performance to beat Galwegians 8-5 last Saturday morning in Galway in the U13 League.

Creggs had much the better of territory and possession in the first half and the Creggs forwards with Tom Farrell, Thomas O Brien , John Why and Jack Hanley were very prominent with ball in hand. Creggs took the lead after 15 minutes when great work upfront by Eric O Doherty and Jonathan Whyte and when Creggs moved the ball to outhalf Mark Purcell put in a cross field kick for Paddy Gannon to touch down for a 5-0 lead. 3 minutes later Creggs nearly repeated the same cross field kick to the opposite wing but Richard O Beirne was very unlucky to knock the ball on as he went over the line.

Creggs continued to attack and were awarded a penalty on the stoke of half time which Mark Purcell converted for an 8-0 half time lead.

In the second half Galwegians tried to move the ball wide but Aodha Hession, Jack Mcgahan, Karl Healy and Roddie McGuinness put in great tackles when required. Upfront Creggs were forcing turnovers and Adam bracken , Sean Tully and Jack Keegan did very well in the loose and Karl Healy and Adam Bracken came close to adding to the Creggs scores but were just held up short on two separate occasions.

Galwegians did get in for a try with 3 minutes left but Creggs held out and played the remaining minutes in their opponents half and the game finished 8-5.

Creggs. Adam Downey, Diarmuid Quinn, Eric O Doherty, John Why, Tom Farrell, Jack Hanley, Jonathan Whyte, Thomas O Brien, Karl Healy, Mark Purcell, Aodha Hession, Jack McGahan, Paddy Ganny, Richard O Beirne, Eoghan Browne, Simon Harkins, Adam Bracken, Siomon O Beirne, Roddie McGuinness, Sean Tully, James McNeill, Sean Quinn, Kealan Gunning, Liam O Beirne

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Well done to the Creggs U16 and Creggs U18 Girls teams who have both qualified for the Final of the Connacht U18 and U16 Girls Division 1 Leagues.

Fantastic achievement for the club in our first year fielding in Division 1 of the U18 league and only our 4th season since we set up the girls youth section in the club.

The Girls u18 final will take place in Dunmore next Saturday at 12pm V Claremorris while the Girls u16 Final will take place the following weekend against Ballina.
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14 hours ago  ·  

Creggs RFC U.13s suffered yet another narrow defeat on Sunday last, this time away to Ballina in Sunday morning last. After conceding an early try from a Ballina scrum we were under real pressure when Brian O Connor put in a tremendous try saving tackle and we managed to force a turn over under our own posts and clear. We finally got a foothold in the opposing half and after a superb attacking scrum and great drives from Matthew Donnelly and Jack Lally the ball was fed to winger Luke Hayes who danced around the despairing Ballina defence to cross the line right on half time. Scoreline Ballina 7. Creggs 5 at the break.
The second half played out like the first with some resolute defence from the Creggs lads. However the line was breached on 12 minutes and now we faced a 7 point deficit. With just 3 minutes remaining and having put in a ferocious defensive display we were rewarded with a try by Michael O Brien who was in the right place at the right time to punish a poor Ballina defensive kick to leave just 2 points between the sides. In the last play of the game though we came unstuck while trying desperately to find the winning score as Ballina scored in the corner to leave the full time score Ballina 17. Creggs 10.
Training continues Wednesday evenings at 7 and we are away to Buccaneers next weekend.
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