Address: Creggs Rugby Club, The Green, Co Galway.

Club History
Club Founded: 1974

Creggs Rugby Football Club is based right alongside the County border between Galway and Roscommon, about eight miles from Roscommon Town.

Creggs RFC was formed in 1974 and success came early, winning the Connacht Junior Cup in 1978 and over the years the club won a number of Junior Cups and League titles. A couple of seasons in the All-Ireland League (Division 4) in the mid-1990’s also followed.

In recent years great work at Mini and Youth grades is proving a success with growing numbers and competitive in all age groups in the top level in Connacht.

For the 2018-19 season the club will field a First Senior Team in the top Connacht Junior 1A Division, and the Creggs Seconds will complete in Division 1C, both sides having been promoted.

We also plan to field a team in the Connacht Under-20 Series. In out Youths section, we will field at Under-18.5’s, Under-17’s, Under-16’s, Under-15’s, Under-14’s, & Under-13’s, as well Under-14 Girls.

In our Creggs MINI Rugby section, we will have teams at: Boys – Under-7, Under-8, Under-9, Under-10, Under-11, & Under-12; with Girls: Under-10 and Under-12. All Under-8 Girls train with the boys.

For the start of the 2018-19 season, Creggs hope to have the first full-size IRB approved 3G/4G rugby playing pitch in Connacht in place by September 2018, as well as two more new additional sand-based grass pitches available from spring 2019.

These will be in addition to ‘The Green’, which remains our main sand-based grass pitch.

Other ground works, changing facilities, local amenity provisions, etc. developments are also on-going at Creggs RFC and will continue in the season ahead.

There is always a great welcome in Creggs and the best of hospitality.


Adult Teams – Competitive Achievements

 

1977 Reached Cup Final
1978 Won Cup Final
1979 Won League Final
1980 Reached the Cup Final, Won Senior ‘B’ League
1981 Won Cup Final,
1982-86 Reached League Final each year
1987 Won League Final, Won Junior B League,
1988 Won League Final, Won Cup Final, Won Ard Na Cregg (Second XV)
1989 Won League Final, Won Cup Final
1990 Won Junior League (League basis)
1992 Won Junior League (League basis), Won Junior B League (League basis)
1993 Won Cup Final, Won Blackrock Rugby Festival (Ladies).
1994 Reached Ard Na Cregg Final (Second XV), All-Ireland League Winners (Ladies)
1995 All-Ireland Cup Winners (Ladies), Five Creggs Ladies earn International Caps
1996 Won Junior League, Won Junior League 2 (Second XV), Won All-Ireland League Qualification
2004 Won Junior League
2018 Won Junior League/J1B & promotion, Won Promotion from Junior League 2 (Second XV)
2019 Won Cawley Cup, Junior League J1 Runner-up, Junior Cup Finalists


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Creggs Rugby Club is located in Creggs village, just inside County Galway.

The Eircode is : F42 YA24

GPS Coordinates are : 53.594690, -8.361627

It is located at the turn where the R362 (Roscommon – Glenammddy Road) meets the Creggs – Glinsk Road, in the village of Creggs.

Roscommon is approximately 11km away.
Other distances include:
Ballygar – 11kms;
Mountbellew – 21km;
Glemaddy -14 km;
Dunmore – 23km;
Tuam – 39 km;
Ballinasloe – 32km;
Loughrea – 43km;
Galway – 69 km;
Athlone – 33km;
Lanesborough – 30km;
Longford – 38km;
Stokestown – 37km;
Tulsk – 33km;
Castlerea – 24km;
Ballaghadeereen – 44km;
Ballyhaunis – 33km.



NEWS & CONTACT:

WEBSITE www.CreggsRugby.ie
FACEBOOK URL: https://www.facebook.com/Creggs-Rfc-481305815371608/
TWITTER URL https://twitter.com/creggsrfc?lang=en
PHONE 00 353 (0)861708506
PRIMARY CONTACT Sean Brandon, Club Secretary.
EMAIL sean.brandon@mtg.ie
AGM DATE 24/05/2018
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Conor Connelly – A Tribute
John Mulligan
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. It’s a saying that we in the media game tend to overuse when we look for a superlative to explain a moment of genius or that particular time when someone stands up and for his contribution, the team that no one gave a hope to, fights back and wins.
An unusual beginning for a tribute? Maybe. But the moment was one of the finest put together by any Creggs RFC man in my opinion. Creggs were playing Galwegians in the Connacht Under 16 Cup Semi-Final in a game that had garnered more interest than it should have. The first game between the teams in Creggs had finished in an unlikely 0-0 draw setting up a replay the following Thursday night in Glenina. U16! Yes, that age group. But that team had unearthed some amazing players and talent that went way beyond its years. One such talent we already knew was there but that night, everyone knew who this lad from the village was.
Conor Connelly was a mercurial sportsman. A Genius. Already, his prowess was known at school and even at National school we all knew who he was. The days of the Connelly Cup in Donamon had seen him rule the side pitch and as he grew older, that seemed to increase. His time in Creggs NS came to an end and at that stage the oval ball was calling. His brothers James and Robert had already tasted success in some way but this lad was lighting up grounds wherever he went. Which brings us to that moment in Glenina.
Considering this game was twenty-eight years ago, you will forgive me regarding placings but I think I am right. I was on the team that day. Picked as second row with Paul Beckett. Nigel Glennon was Number 8. Kieran Canny was scrum half and Conor was out half. It was a war. A large crowd from both clubs on the sidelines and we were not getting much regarding the 50/50 calls. The frustration was building and following a Galwegians move that broke down, thanks in no small measure to Darragh Collins, Micheal Glennon and Mike Lohan putting their heads where they shouldn’t, Creggs were still in front. One more score would seal the place in the final but we were not making any ground. As we cleared our lines there was a little conversation. I wont repeat word for word but I can remember the jist. For a lad who was known for being ultra-competitive, Conor was remarkably calm. I, on the other hand was not, the last words before going down for a scrum was “Keep it steady”. There could have been other words in it. An F here or there. It’s possible. Galwegians put in, Glennon took it against the head and with such speed it whizzed past me and Paul before we knew what was going on. Canny to Connelly and gone! And I mean gone! Galwegians were caught cold as Conor outran their backs to touch down. I got to him eventually to congratulate him and was greeted by that broad smile he had. It won us the game and we went on to win the cup with Conor again getting on the score sheet. This time from a block down.
You may wonder why I am retelling this story? I knew Conor from our days playing at underage from 14 up. And I got to know him well not only as a rugby player but as a person. And there were few finer. Playing rugby for the brief time before the call of the round ball took over and St Mel’s College, he was inspirational and when he was there you almost felt as if you were ahead before kick-off. Of course, college and work and life meant that most of us would move on. It’s amazing though that our paths would cross the odd time after that. Like when Roscommon beat Mayo in the Connacht Final in 2001. A game I covered, working for a Mayo Radio station and disgusted on the double that not only Galway were beaten by the Rossies but my adopted county as well! However, there was still that tinge of pride that the lad I played rugby with was one of the stars of that final.
Rugby is an incredible sport and where we come from is important. Conor may have lived elsewhere but his heart was always in Creggs. As a Glinsk man we learned that while we may have had our disagreements on the Gaelic field (and there were a few!), when it came to rugby, he was one man you wanted in his corner. I was asked to write this from a rugby perspective but I cannot without also mentioning the man. And he was a gentleman. To his wife Claire, his children Caragh, Rossa and Eoin. His parents Jimmy and Nora, Brothers James, Darragh and Robert and sister Sharon. My deepest sympathies.
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