Connacht Under-16 League Division 1:
Corinthians RFC 24, Creggs RFC 18.
Creggs RFC Under-16 Boys travelled to Galway on Saturday evening last to play a strong Corinthians side and came up just short on the evening losing out by 6 points. The home side started the stronger scoring two quick tries before the Creggs lads got going from a penalty from Aodhan looby.
Creggs continued to believe and played through their phases and were awarded with a try through Ben Johnson, after good work from Senan Lambe, Noah Fallon, and Cormac Dolan. It was converted by Aodhan Looby.
However, Corinthians got in for another try just on half time to take a 17 points to 10 lead into the break.
Creggs gave a great account of themselves in the second half and were the better team for long periods but a strong defensive performance by the home team kept them at bay with Miguel Arthur, Aindriu Oates and Edimar Fimho prominent early on, but it was the home team that got in for a score half way through the half to take a 24 points to 10 lead.
However, the Creggs lads kept going and got the next score through the boot of Aodhan looby after hard carrying from Lee Kilcoyne and Tomas Tiernan. They were further rewarded when a strong defensive tackle and turnover by Ciaran Purcell lead to a knock on and from the resultant scrum Purcell fed Looby who ran in under the posts to reduce the deficit to 24 points to 18.
Time ran out for the Creggs lads on the evening who gave a great account of themselves and will hope to get back to winning ways against Oughterard at home in Creggs in two weeks time.
Creggs Rugby: Ben Johnson, Tomas Tiernan, Aindriu oates, Noah Fallon, Aidan Hoare, Lee Kilcoyne, Edimar Fimho, Ciaran Purcell, Cormac Dolan, Senan Lambe, DJ Hession, Aodhan Looby, Jack Fleming, Josh Adams Verling, Conor Betts, Cormac Feeley, Miguel Arthur, Kayk Oliviera, Darragh Gilleran.