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Creggs first XV continued their current good form

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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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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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