Creggs – 3
Sligo – 7
Remarkably, despite never once getting a foothold in their opponents 22, Creggs led at half time thanks to a penalty from out-half Brian Cleary just before the break. It was the home side’s only scoring opportunity, all of the pressure had been absorbed at the other end. First chance fell to Sligo but former Creggs scrum-half Enda Gavin, playing no. 10 for Sligo was off target with a penalty attempt after 5 minutes. Sligo spurned further shots at goal in favour of scrums and forward drives but the Creggs defence held firm, with flanker Peter Lohan, centre Tom Callaghan and full-back Fintan Kelly to the fore in absorbing everything Sligo could throw at them. The same pattern prevailed in the second half, Sligo monopolising both territory and possession but Creggs continued to defend well for the third quarter, their line finally breached when Sligo prop Darren Wilson claimed a try just right of the posts on the hour mark, Gavin adding the conversion. Creggs made some forays out of defence afterwards but never managed to build a platform from which they could seriously threaten their opponents line and Sligo held out for a deserved victory, Creggs having to setting for a losing bonus point. This Sunday Creggs are away to Loughrea, kick-off 2.30 pm.
Creggs : F Kelly, S Kilcommons, M Farrell, T Callaghan, P Leech, B Cleary, C Duignan, E Farrell, S O Higgins, A Leech, B Kilcommons, N O’Rourke, P Lohan, K Brandon.
Reserves : S Crehan, T Devine, B Coady, E Tully, T Nee.