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SENIOR Rugby

Creggs resume action on Saturday night

Historic first senior rugby game on an artificial pitch in Connacht…

After a very successful first half of the season, Creggs First team resume Connacht League action against Castlebar RFC in Creggs on this Saturday night at 7.30.

Having defeated Castlebar in their inaugural Cawley Cup Final win before the Christmas break, the Mayomen will be out for revenge, under the lights on the new all-weather pitch.

A big crowd is guaranteed for the first competitive adult rugby match ever players on an artificial surface in Connacht. Come along and enjoy the occasion.

Creggs Development Team away v Corinthians

With two important games over the next two weekends and hoping to start the New Year on a high, the Creggs Development team will travel to Galway to play Corinthians RFC at 2.30pm in the Connacht J1C League.

With good numbers training and some players returning from injury and exams, Creggs Development team should have a good line-up on Sunday.

Creggs Under-18’s & Under-20’s

Some of the Creggs Under-18’s and Under-20’s players that played a very entertaining training match on the new pitch in Creggs over the Christmas.

YOUTH Rugby

Creggs Under-16’s make history and win

Connacht Under-16A League:

Creggs RFC 50, Sligo RFC 5.

On Thursday the 20th of December, Creggs Under-16 locked horns with Monivea RFC in a historic event that saw the first ever game played on an approved artificail surface in Connacht. The significance of the event drew a lot of attention and rugby fans from all over the province turned up in their numbers.

Creggs’ performance lived up to the excitement as they put Monivea on the back foot from the off. Creggs’ Shane Connaughton was first to touch down on the new surface as he converted the momentum that his side had built up in the opening period.

More tries followed from the likes of Mark Kilcommons, Edimar Filho, Dara Hughes, Tyrese Etete and more. Darren Gately added the extra points from the tee as Creggs continued to a well-earned victory. A great performance from the home team that fittingly honoured the development of the new 4G pitch.

Creggs Under-16’s now travel to play Corinthians on Saturday in Galway, where a win would put them in the running for the fourth Connacht 1A League Semi-Final slot. Tuam RFC and Sligo RFC are both competing with Creggs for this.

Creggs Under-15’s win thrilling League game

Connacht Under-15A League:

Creggs RFC 34, Sligo RFC 31.

Creggs Under-15’s qualified for the Connacht Under-15A League Semi Finals with a hard fought and thrilling victory over Sligo RFC on the new 4G pitch on the Saturday before Christmas in Creggs.

This was the first occasion for the Under-15’s to play on the recently opened 3G surface and it certainly allowed for a fast game with both teams running in five tries each on the day.

Creggs began the game very well with a try from Noah Fallon converted by DJ Hession but it was Sligo who were in the ascendancy for a large period in the first half and after two tries of their own they lead 14-7 before Oisin O’Beirne scored a penalty to reduce the deficit to 14-10 after 18 minutes of the opening half. Sligo scored another try before again Creggs responded through another Noah Fallon try, converted by DJ Hession to leave the half time score, Sligo 19 – Creggs 17.

Creggs were the better team in the second half with Lee Kilcoyne, Michael McAteer and Ciaran Purcell pominent up front and Cormac Dolan controlling things well at 9. The home team scored tries from Josh Verling, Edimar Fimho and Noah Fallon after good work from Jack Fleming and Senan Lambe and were leading 34- 26 into the final play when Sligo got in for a try to reduce the deficit to 34-31 in Creggs favour.

Creggs Rugby: Lee Kilcoyne, Patrick Keane, Cormac Feeley, Aidan Hoare, Ben Johnson, Ciaran Purcell, Eoin Kelly, Tomas Tiernan, Cormac Dolan, DJ Hession, Edimar Fimho, Senan Lambe, Josh Verling, Noah Fallon, Jack Fleming, Oisin O Beirne, Miguel Arthur, Michael McAteer, Ryan Conlon, Jack Fleming, Jimmy Hoey, and Andy Quinn

YOUTH Team’s (Boys) FIXTURES

Creggs Under-14’s will play Oughterard RFC in the Under-14A Connacht League next Saturday in Creggs at 12pm

Creggs U16’s will play Corinthian’s RFC away in Galway next Saturday with the kick-off time to be confirmed. The team will travel on to the Connacht V Munster Pr0-14 game afterwards in the Sportsground.

N.B. – Always check CreggsRugby.ie for any late changes to the fixtures.

YOUTH Team’s (Boys & Girl’s) TRAINING

Creggs Under-14 and Under-16 Girls Training on Monday nights at 7.30pm.
Creggs Under-13 & Under-14 Boys training on Tuesday nights at 7pm.
Creggs Under-15 Training on Thursday night at 7pm.
Creggs Under-17 and Under-18 Training on Friday night at 7pm.

MINI Rugby

Creggs Minis will return after the Christmas break with all ages Under-6’s, Under-7’s, Under-8’s, Under-9’s, Under-10’s, Under-11’s and Under-12’s playing in a Blitz in Creggs next Saturday morning. It get’s underway at 10.30am (until circa 11.45am). Coaches, please be there early to prepare from 10am, and all Mini Rugby players from all age-groups are requested to be there before 10.15am.

Last Sunday afternoon, the Mini Rugby players from all their age-groups had a great outing on the new 4G Pitch. Well done and Happy new Year to all the coaches and parents that help make it happen.

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