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Ballina RFC U15’s 20 V 26 Creggs U15’s RFC

Creggs U15’s travelled to Ballina to play the hosts in the quarter final of the Connacht U15 Plate on Saturday morning. Played in almost perfect conditions both teams contributed to what was a tremendous sceptical of underage competitive rugby.

The home team started stronger and soon established a strong lead that they held into half time leading at the break 20-7 , a converted try from Jack Keegan being the only score for the Creggs team. The first half display from Creggs was little indication of what was to come. No doubt a strong talking to from coaches Dave Purcell and Aidan Farrell saw the Creggs lads emerge for the second half in a different frame of mind. This was evident when the excellent Keegan stormed over for his second try converted by Mark Purcell and now Creggs were in the ascendancy.

Sam Sullivan was having a huge game in the centre for Creggs and was getting over the gain line consistently and causing trouble for the Ballina defence. A great break from Sullivan set Aaron Hannon up for the try of the match and Creggs were now within a score. It came with only 3 minutes to go when great control from the Creggs forwards who had camped on the Ballina line saw Creggs going through multiple phases and Tom Farrell powered over from a few meters out for a try which Purcell converted and Creggs progress to the semi-final winging 26-20 and will next play Oughterard.

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

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Well done to Creggs RFC'S U18's representatives v Munster in UL today, Ciaran Purcell, Lee Kilcoyne and Eoin Kelly.

Great to see the lads playing today, not having played any game since March 2019 due to the lockdown restrictions.
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2 days ago  ·  

Good luck to Creggs RFC players Ryan Conlon, Senan Lambe and DJ Hession who line out for Roscommon Minor Footballers in tonights Connacht quarter final against Mayo ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Creggs RFC were honoured today with a visit from Ireland and Lions star Gordon Darcy. Beautiful weather and a large socially distanced crowd welcomed Gordon and his brother Ian to Creggs. He is on day two of a four day 850km charity cycle raising funds for Barretstown.
Gordon now a successful children's book author had many young fans waiting for him with copies of his books for signing. Gordon Darcy complimented Creggs RFC on the fabulous new development (dressing rooms and gym) which is under construction and the 4g pitch which is the only one of its kind in Connacht.
He also commended the policy which sees the facility used by other local sports clubs.
We wish Gordon well as he endeavors to complete his journey back to Dublin at the weekend.
A legend in every sense of the word.
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