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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.

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A Special Mention to Creggs U13 player Callum Clarke who showed great bravery and calmness recently and saved the life of his grandfather following a near fatal incident on Killina Lake, last Thursday evening.

A Hero among us, well done to Callum and a speedy recovery to his Grandfather Sean.

Full Story in this weeks Roscommon Herald.

roscommonherald.ie/2021/09/20/callum-hailed-as-hero-for-saving-grandfathers-life/

#roscommonherald #Hero #creggsrugby
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7 hours ago  ·  

Great to see rugby back on The Green today with our U16 girls welcoming Galwegians to Creggs and coming out on top in their league encounter.

Sunshine and showers , and a good crowd in attendance and plenty of smiling faces , roll on the rest of the season .
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3 days ago  ·  

Well done to Creggs U14's who travelled to Ballina RFC this morning and came away with a win on a scoreline of Creggs 42 Ballina 12

Thanks to all those who travelled.
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