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Connacht Rugby U15 Cup


Westport RFC 10 V Creggs RFC 38.

Creggs U15’s travelled to the foot of Croagh Patrick to play Westport RFC in the first round of the cup last Sunday. In one of the most scenic rugby grounds in the country the sun was shining brightly on what proved to be an excellent day for the young Creggs lads. Westport started strongly and should have scored first but some excellent defence from Creggs pair John McDonald and Jack Hanley just keep the Mayo boys out and Creggs out half Mark Purcell cleared up field. Creggs won the line out and full back Aaron Hannon crossed over for the first try after just 6 minutes converted by Purcell.

Westport came back strongly from the kick off and only a brilliant last ditch tackle from Ryan O Keeffe prevented the home team’s winger from scoring a try. The Creggs pack was now in the ascendancy and powerful meters were being made by Jack Keegan and Jack Tucker, Tucker was rewarded with the second try of the match after 20 minutes when his power was too much for the opposition to handle and he broke through for a fine score. On 27 minutes Creggs stretched further ahead when loose head prop Tom Farrell scored a try from close range which was converted. The Westport team need something to happen for them before the break and it came when the Creggs defence was caught napping and Westports full back Steven Keating capitalised on a tentative kick for territory which he gathered and scored in the corner leaving the half time score 19-5 to the visitors.

Creggs captain Aodha Hession was marshalling his troupes well and Creggs didn’t have to wait long into the second half for full back Aaron Hannon to score his second try and extend the lead. That was followed by the score of the match when the excellent Creggs number 8 Jack Keegan powered almost the length of the pitch to touch down and insure that there was no way back for the Westport side. Hession was rewarded with a try of his own on 76 minutes to cap off a wonderful display by the Creggs U15’s. Westport did get a consolation try in injury time scored by Connor Calvy leaving the final score 38 -10 to Creggs.


RFC U15’s: Aaron Hannon, Jack McGahon, Leigh Doyle, Mark Purcell, Aodah Hession, Tom Farrell Roddie McGuinness, Jonathan Whyte, Thomas O Brien, Adam Downey, Lorcan Maher, Jack Tucker, Jack Hanley, John McDonnell, Jack Keegan, Sean Quinn, Eric O Doherty, Evan Comiskey-Hoare, Diarmuid Quinn,Karl Healy.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

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