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Ballinrobe – 19
Creggs – 13

A late Noel Flynn penalty goal secured a losing bonus for Creggs in a hard fought league game in Ballinrobe on Sunday. Ballinrobe’s new pitch is very impressive and the home side roared into the game forcing Creggs on the defensive from the kick-off. After 2 minutes Creggs were rather harshly penalised in the tackle and outhalf Matthew Mannion tapped over a penalty to give his side an early lead. This was cancelled by a Noel Flynn penalty on 12 minutes before Mannion restored the lead in repeat circumstances with a second penalty 5 minutes later. Creggs came more into the game in the second quarter and took the lead when powerful second row Tom Fleming finished off a sweeping movement to score under the posts for a try converted by Flynn. The Creggs advantage was however short-lived with Ballinrobe regaining the lead on the stroke of half-time – a penalty on the 22 found Creggs asleep at the wheel and scrum half Jack Winters took a quick tap off before feeding his number 4 Padraig Moylett who touched down beside the posts, Mannion missed the easy conversion. 11-10 at the interval. The third quarter began much like the first, Ballinrobe upped the ante immediately from the kick-off, Creggs again on the defensive. Damien Miskell was carried off with a knee injury early in the second half and further injuries to front rows Aidan Leetch, Owen Kelly and Peter Corcoran depleted Creggs to the extent that for the last 10 minutes the game was played with uncontested scrums. John Mannion further extended Ballinrobe’s lead with an unconverted try in the right hand corner after 64 minutes before Matthew Mannion added a third penalty with 10 minutes to go. Flynn’s second penalty 2 minutes later ended the scoring. Creggs has suffered serious attrition with injuries to key players over the last couple of weeks. This weekend Creggs play host to Buccaneers likely to be fixed for Saturday evening, time not yet confirmed.

Creggs : K Rushe, O Kelly, A Leetch, B Donoghue, T Fleming, E Tully, N O’Rourke, T Callaghan, N Flynn, D Brandon, S Creamer, P Lohan, D Miskell, D Clinton, S Crehan.

Reserves : C Duignan, A Callaghan, P Corcoran, P McNeill, D Nee.

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Creggs January Monthly Draw Next Tuesday, February 1st.

The Creggs Rugby Club ‘’ January Draw for a super €2,000 Family Holiday in France or Spain takes place next Tuesday evening in the Clubhouse in Creggs, live on Facebook. You can buy your tickets before Monday (31st) from the many Creggs Rugby Club ticket sellers or on-line now at

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Remember, when you buy your ticket(s) for the Creggs Rugby Club ‘’ Draw, you are automatically in for all Monthly Draws too, as well as the Big Draw Prize in April for €50,000, or a choice of a top-of-the-range Toyota Hilux Invincible Pick-Up or a Volkswagen ID.4 ‘Life’ All-Electric SUV.

Looking forward to the February Draw - A Super Trip For Two to Twickenham / London for the Big England v Ireland Six Nations game on March 12th. 2022.
Flights, Accommodation, and Hottest Match Tickets are included for two people.

Thank you for your continued support of Creggs Rugby Club and the development of great facilities for all the young Mini Rugby children, boys and girls youth players, adult players, non-players/supporters, schools in our region and many others.
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Creggs RFC U.15's took on Galway Corinthians R.F.C. on the 4G for the final match under lights ,of a long day's rugby. Creggs played as a team and had a great win 17-12 at the finish. Creggs scorers were tries by Leo Flynn after 10 mins followed by a 2nd after 20 mins which was converted by Gerard Healy. Creggs led 12 nil at half time. 10 mins after the start of the 2nd half Luca Cormican scored Creggs 3rd try. Corinthians came back into the game scoring two tries and converting one to finish with a final score 17 -12. Congrats team and coaches
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