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Connacht Junior Cup

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Portumna – 5
Creggs – 34

Creggs advanced to the second round of the Junior Cup, scoring four tries in the process, however this game was by no means a cantor for the visitors as the score line may suggest.

The first half was a dour physical battle with Portumna scoring the first try, Ger Heneghan landed two penalties in response and Michael Farrell crossed in the corner on 28 minutes to give his side an 11-5 lead at half time.

Creggs endured a torrid period early in the second half with Portumna pummelling their line, the Creggs defence held, albeit losing Mike Blighe to a yellow card, essentially taking one for his team which ultimately lifted the siege without conceding and when replacement full-back Kevin Gavin scored a second try with his first touch of the ball, latching onto a brilliant pass from Kevin Brandon, the game was all but over. Creggs added further tries from right-wing Luke Meehan converted by Ger Heneghan and Alan Brandon’s after 34 minutes completed the scoring.

This Sunday Creggs are at home to Dunmore in the second round of the cup – kick-off at The Green 2 pm (note earlier time).

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Well done to Creggs RFC'S U18's representatives v Munster in UL today, Ciaran Purcell, Lee Kilcoyne and Eoin Kelly.

Great to see the lads playing today, not having played any game since March 2019 due to the lockdown restrictions.
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2 days ago  ·  

Good luck to Creggs RFC players Ryan Conlon, Senan Lambe and DJ Hession who line out for Roscommon Minor Footballers in tonights Connacht quarter final against Mayo ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Creggs RFC were honoured today with a visit from Ireland and Lions star Gordon Darcy. Beautiful weather and a large socially distanced crowd welcomed Gordon and his brother Ian to Creggs. He is on day two of a four day 850km charity cycle raising funds for Barretstown.
Gordon now a successful children's book author had many young fans waiting for him with copies of his books for signing. Gordon Darcy complimented Creggs RFC on the fabulous new development (dressing rooms and gym) which is under construction and the 4g pitch which is the only one of its kind in Connacht.
He also commended the policy which sees the facility used by other local sports clubs.
We wish Gordon well as he endeavors to complete his journey back to Dublin at the weekend.
A legend in every sense of the word.
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