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Creggs first XV continued their current good form


Junior 1B league Our Ladies Boys Club 10 Creggs 39

Creggs first XV continued their current good form with a 39 to 10 league win against O L B C on Sunday last in the back pitch at the Sportsground. Coming off three league wins in a row Creggs started nervously, getting into good attacking areas but a combination of bad decision making and poor handling kept letting the opposition off the hook . Creggs were looking the better team but conceded a soft offensive penalty in the 23rd minute and from the ensuing lineout on their 22 they were marched to their own line and after conceding another penalty O L B C got over in the corner but failed with the convert. Creggs responded with concerted pressure and in the 35th minute won a penalty 10 m out on the right which resulted in a yellow card. A quick tap and go ended with Tom Fleming forcing his way over leaving the score tied 5 all at half time. The introduction of Peter Lohan and Ger Heneghen lifted the tempo after the resumption and in the 41st minute after good approach work from Lohan and Shane Dowd & Kevin Brandon, Berney Kilcommins got in for a try. Shortly afterwards more strong pressure resulted in Sean Og Higgins crossing for the third try. From the kick off Creggs moved the ball down the right and a quick switch left put Heneghan into space and he finished in style. Five minutes later good support play ended with Fleming running a terrific line onto a Tom Callaghan pass before transferring to Heneghan who displayed good footwork in getting over. On 52 minutes from a ruck on the 5 m line impressive scrum half Andrew Callaghan with a smart show and go darted over, with Dowd adding the points. With 10 minutes remaining, good Creggs line speed forced a defensive knock on `and the alert Heneghan hacked through and made the touch down. Three minutes later, poor tackling allowed O L B C in for a consolation try, but Creggs had the final word. A loose defensive kick was picked up by captain Tom Callaghan who initiated a passing movement, resulting in Heneghan completing his hat trick and also scoring the conversion making it a very successful return to the Creggs colors for Ger. This result leaves Creggs one point behind table toppers Tuam and looking forward to a home game to Ballyhaunis next Saturday night with a 7 30pm ko.

Team and reserves; Dave Flahive,Barry Egan,Aaron Donnelly,Tom Callaghan (capt),Philip Leech,Shane Dowd,Andrew Callaghan,Tom Fleming,Sean Og Higgins,Eddie Conlon,Brian Donohue,Ray Cassidy,Berney Kilcommins,Kevin Brandon,Matthew Brandon,Kevin Rushe,Neville Walker,Peter Lohan,Ger Heneghan,Stephen Crehan.

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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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13 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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2 days ago  ·  

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