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Connacht Plate Semi-Final


Ballina 19 Creggs 13
Ballina edged out Creggs by six points in a closely fought game in Heffernan Park, Ballina last Sunday to reach the Connacht Plate Final. Creggs began the game brightly with some good carries by Edward Clinton. Tom Oates and Simon Spain led to a skip pass from Shane Dowd finding Michael Feeley in space on the wing. He crossed the line for a unconverted try and soon Creggs were back on the attack again moving the ball through centres Rory O’Brolachain, Conor Gore and Michael Farrell to Kevin Gavin. He managed to break through a few tackles to score a second try which was also unconverted. Before half time some weak tackling by Creggs let Ballina in for a try leaving Creggs ahead 10 points to 5 at the break. The second half saw a bigger Ballina forward pack dominate proceedings despite the valiant efforts of Brian Coady, Sean Doorly and Edward Clinton. Creggs only score of the second half was a good ling range penalty from outhalf Shane Dowd leaving the final score Ballina 19 Creggs 13. Creggs U18 season is now over but they can be pleased with the progress they have made this year and their success in winning the Connacht Bowl competition. The management wish to thank the players for all their efforts this year. A presentation of the winners medals for this competition will take place in the clubhouse at the end of the season.
Panel: S. Spain, D. Butt, B. Coady, M. Kelly, T. Oates, E. Clinton, M. Brandon, C. McNeill, R. Collins, S. Dowd, C. Gore, R. O’Brolachain, K. Gavin, M. Feeley, M. Farrell, R. O’Donoghue, D. Forrest, S. Doorly.

Creggs U17 team are training next Friday night at 7.30 in Creggs – cup match V Ballina this weekend.

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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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