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Connacht Junior League – Match report

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Connacht Junior League

Creggs – 14
Buccaneers – 20

For the second week running, Creggs managed a losing bonus point with nothing to spare in a hard fought match up with Buccaneers at The Green on Sunday. Played in sweltering conditions Creggs got off to the worst possible start, conceding a try directly from the kick-off. Strong running centre Billy Henshaw, having split the Creggs defence was stopped in his tracks by full-back David Brandon but offloaded to his supporting scrum half Gerard Fallon who ran in unopposed. David Fagan somehow contrived to miss the conversion and after 10 minutes Creggs secured a penalty converted by Noel Flynn following good work by the pack with Sean Og Higgins and Aidan Leetch particularly to the fore. Creggs were now shading the forward battle with the line out delivering and the Buccs scrum under pressure and took the lead from a second Flynn penalty after 20 minutes. The home side had a narrow escape when Henshaw was penalised for a double movement with the line at his mercy on the half hour and the teams turned around with Creggs 6 – 5 ahead. Within a minute of the re-start Buccs regained the lead when Creggs centre Conor Duignan was penalised and yellow-carded but notwithstanding the numerical deficit Creggs fought back and a third Flynn penalty saw the lead change hands yet again before Duignan re-entered the fray. After 20 minutes Buccs added a second unconverted try but Creggs narrowed the gap yet again when open side Niall O’Rourke displayed his athleticism in catching an overheard lob from Tom Callaghan and touching down at the corner flag. Henshaw got his long threatened try, again unconverted, with 10 minutes to go and although Creggs had further chances including an easy penalty passed up, that ended the scoring. Overall this was an impressive Creggs performance against a strong well drilled Buccaneers side, at full back Brandon hit a number of last ditch tackles, wing Stephen Kilcommons looked particularly sharp, at scrum half Chris Duignan added zip and penetration and the pack generally performed with hooker Owen Kelly and young second row Brian Donoghue both showing well in the loose. Creggs have no league match this weekend, away to Loughrea Sunday week.

Creggs : Kevin Rushe, Owen Kelly, Aidan Leetch, Tom Fleming, Brian Donoghue, Sean Og Higgins, Niall O’Rourke, Tom Callaghan, Chris Duignan, Noel Flynn, Stephen Crehan, Conor Duignan, Peter Lohan, Stephen Kilcommons, David Brandon.

Reserves : Mattie Corcoran, Ciaran Cawley.

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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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