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Creggs 45 Longford 5

Creggs entertained Longford last Friday evening in Creggs in a very enjoyable game. Creggs turned on the style early on with half backs Kevin Gavin and Shane Dowd looking bright and assertive as the ball was moved quickly to winger Christy Leahy who crossed over for the first of his two tries on his debut. Creggs dominated in the loose with Simon Spain, Alex Syrek and Rory O’Donoghue creating a platform for Kevin Gavin to score under the posts. Full back Noel Gately joined in on the act by cutting through the centre to touch down for the first of his two tries leaving Creggs comfortably ahead at half time.

The second half saw number 8 Brian Diffley score a brace of tries after good support from Brian Coady, Thomas O’Byrne, Connor Gore and Aidan Devine, Kevin Gavin added the extras. Longford replied with a well worked try of their own but Creggs dominated possession and territory for the remainder of the game with Dan Butt regularly finding Brian Collins at lineout time and Cathal Crehan playing very well when switched from wing to scrum half on his debut with Creggs. James Regan delivered his usual powerful performance in the engine room at second row and he as well supported by Conor McNeill, Christy Leahy and Rory O’Donoghue who can both feel very pleased with their performances.

Training continues every Wednesday night at 7pm. New players very welcome.

Panel: Simon Spain, Alex Syrek, Rory O’Donoghue, Brian Coady, Dan Butt, Aidan Devine, Brian Collins, James Regan, Brian Diffley, Conor McNeill, Thomas O’Byrne, Kevin Gavin, Shane Dowd, Cathal Crehan, Conor Gore, Noel Gately, Dan Butt, Christy Leahy.

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Creggs Firsts team took on Westport RFC in a league match on the 4g pitch. Conditions were perfect for players if a bit cold for spectators. Creggs started well with an early try by Aidan Leech converted from almost the touchline by Shane Purcell. After giving away a kickable penalty Brian Diffley finished off a forwards break scoring left of the posts converted again by Shane Purcell. Leading 14 -3 it seemed Creggs would pull away but Wesport replied with their own 7 pointer with Creggs having missed some tackles. Another penalty from Westport left it 14-13 at half time to Creggs. In the 2nd half Creggs had the wind behind them and kicked well into the opposition 22.. This resulted in a Kevin Gavin try in the right corner. Creggs leading by 19-13 kicked another great penalty pushing them 9 ahead. With 10 minutes remaining Eoghan Coyle collected a kick ahead and ran in under the post for another 7 with Shane Purcell converting. This was followed by a last ditch try by Westport with the final score 29 - 19. Creggs suffered a number of injuries and had to be subbed out but the replacements were excellent resulting in a solid win. CONGRATS ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to Creggs U16 girls who went 17-0 down and came back in tbe second hald to win 24-17 in Ballinasloe this afternoon, great game of rugby by both sides.

The U16's made it a clean sweep for the girls teams this weekend with the U14 Teams defeating Ballina and the U18 side defeating westport.,both games played In Creggs yesterday.

Well done girls , coaches and thanks to all parents
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