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Tuam 13 Creggs 10

Tuam ground out a hard –earned victory over Creggs in Sunday’s Connacht Junior Plate game played in ideal conditions in Tuam. The game was a stop-start affair,punctuated by lots of scrums and very little flowing rugby. The highlight of a lacklustre first half was undoubtedly a superb individual try by Creggs fullback David Brandon,who carved the Tuam defence to shreds with a scorching 80 metre run to the tryline in the 25th minute. Brandon added the conversion to leave Creggs 7 – 0 ahead at halftime.
Tuam dominated the third quarter,with Owen Halion kicking a penalty before Brian Dempsey availed of an overlap on the right to crash over for a try as the Creggs defence was outflanked . A further try by Conor Hurst put Tuam 13 – 7 ahead , but Creggs hit back with a David Brandon penalty leaving just three points between the teams entering the final ten minutes. Despite their best efforts,and being reduced to 14 men for that period,Creggs could not break down the home defence and Tuam
held on for a win which owed most to their strong pack of forwards in which Shane Noone,John Fahy and David Cunningham were prominent. Veteran centre Owen Lydon was their chief playmaker in midfield,and he used his strength and experience to good effect. Tom Fleming,Trevor Nee,Kevin Brandon, Dave Flahive and David Brandon impressed for a Creggs side missing some key players for this game.
Tuam travel to Creggs on Sunday February 22nd(kickoff 2.30pm) for a vital League game at The Green. Creggs are safely positioned mid-table,while Tuam may need a win if other results go against them.
Creggs : David Brandon,Aidan Geraghty,Damien Miskell,Barry Egan,Matthew Brandon,Dave Flahive,Peter Lohan: Tom Fleming,Mattie Corcoran,Kevin Rushe, Brian Donoghue,Bernard Kilcommons,Niall ORourke,Kevin Brandon,Trevor Nee,Enda Tully,Declan Nee.

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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Good luck to all our Creggs Players starting their leaving cert exams today ... See MoreSee Less

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