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Connacht Rugby U18’s Cup


Screenshot_20160306-203947Westport RFC 17 – 36 Creggs RFC

Creggs U18’s won a hard fought battle on Sunday morning last to progress to the Connacht Cup quarter final. Played in Castlebar owing to neither club having a playable pitch this match was all about who could handle the conditions better. The heavy pitch and the dreadful weather, mixed sleet and heavy rain meant that this match was not for the faint hearted.

To both teams credit, the rugby on display was of the highest standard and the early encounters were evenly matched. Creggs brought a big but skilful pack and ultimately that proved to be the difference. Seven minutes in Sean Doorly gained a turnover for Creggs on the Westport 10 metre line and a series or quick passes saw centre Rian Biesty break two tackles to score the first try in the corner. Creggs continued in the ascendancy and captain Michael Farrell from scrum half with Shane Purcell at out-half looked very comfortable in the dreadful conditions. Number eight and go to Creggs player Ronan Cahill was getting over the gain line repeatedly but as Creggs looked to increase their lead they knocked the ball on and the Westport scrum half gathered and covered the length of the pitch to score a converted try under the post to take the lead.

Creggs responded almost immediately and the pace of winger Creggs Daire Byrne belied the heavy underfoot conditions as he outpaced the opposition defence for a fantastic score. Westport were now struggling and a wayward pass was intercepted by Purcell for try number three converted by Farrell. A fourth try followed when wing forward Edward Clinton broke from a ruck and with support outside executed a classic dummy pass and the gap opened beautifully for him to coast in, a just reward for one of Creggs most consistent players at this level. The conversion was added leaving Creggs leading 24-7 at half time.

Westport knew that they needed to score first in the second half and they started very strongly but resolute defence from Creggs and in particular Danny Arnold, Domhnall Forrest and Callum Golding meant there was no way back for Westport. The solid Creggs scrum with props Melvin Conteh and Dan Butt facing bigger opponents but their doggedness saw them in the ascendancy. Michael Feeley was excellent in the lineout and on fifty two minutes Ronan Cahill barged in for another Creggs try. It was now very difficulty for Westport as the sleet pelted down and another turnover for Creggs saw Liam Lapina link well with Adam Finnerty who put Bryne in for his second try and the game, as a contest was over. Deservingly Westport scored two late tries but it is the Creggs lads who have progressed to the Connacht Cup quarter final winning 36-17.

Creggs:Dan Butt, Sean Doorly, Melvin Conteh, Michael Feeley, Callum Golding, Edward Clinton, Danny Arnold, Ronan Cahill, Michael Farrell, Shane Purcell Adam Finnerty, Rian Biesty, Domhnall Forrest, Daire Byrne, Liam Lapina.

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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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