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St Tiernan’s Crossmolina 0 Roscommon Community College 19

Roscommon Community College had a decisive victory in their Connacht Junior Emerging Cup pool match in atrocious conditions at Ballina against St Tiernan’s College Crossmolina on Wednesday, January 13. RCC were positive from the start and took the game adventurously to Tiernan’s despite the conditions. Impressive handling by Aaron Hannon, Dylan Geraghty and Erik Matik took play deep inside the Tiernan’s 22 and RCC’s backline looked threatening with Jack Donnelly and Conor Lavin to the fore. RCC got the early breakthrough when Hannon went over from close range for a try which was expertly converted by Daire Keenan for a 7-0 lead.
RCC continued to dominate and a strong run by Oisin Campbell should have yielded another try but he was held up short. The pressure was kept up and strong bursts by Simon Leonard and Luca Stratford saw them almost score but Conor Lavin made no mistake left of the posts close to halftime when he dotted down for a try which was again converted by Keenan. The halftime score was RCC 14, Tiernan’s 0.
With worsening conditions came difficult handling and RCC had a number of strong runs from debutant Diarmuid Treacy and prop Erik Matik. A five metre scrum saw a nice backline move finished off by full back Gareth Delaney who went over for a try. Keenan hit the post with the conversion. The game petered out somewhat after this as it became almost impossible to play any creative rugby. Final score: St Tiernan’s 0, RCC 19.

RCC: Gareth Delaney, Sean Trundle, Conor Lavin, Jack Donnelly, Diarmuid Treacy, Daire Keenan, Eoghan Farrell, Oisin Campbell, Simon Leonard, Aaron Hannon, Dylan Geraghty (c), Keelan Morris, Erik Matik, Adam Bracken, Luca Stratford.
Subs: Cormac Lavin, Keelan Gallagher, Erik Horvath, Diarmuid Quinn, Evan Croghan, Shane Donoghue, Brandon Maguire

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Well done to the Creggs U16 and Creggs U18 Girls teams who have both qualified for the Final of the Connacht U18 and U16 Girls Division 1 Leagues.

Fantastic achievement for the club in our first year fielding in Division 1 of the U18 league and only our 4th season since we set up the girls youth section in the club.

The Girls u18 final will take place in Dunmore next Saturday at 12pm V Claremorris while the Girls u16 Final will take place the following weekend against Ballina.
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Creggs RFC U.13s suffered yet another narrow defeat on Sunday last, this time away to Ballina in Sunday morning last. After conceding an early try from a Ballina scrum we were under real pressure when Brian O Connor put in a tremendous try saving tackle and we managed to force a turn over under our own posts and clear. We finally got a foothold in the opposing half and after a superb attacking scrum and great drives from Matthew Donnelly and Jack Lally the ball was fed to winger Luke Hayes who danced around the despairing Ballina defence to cross the line right on half time. Scoreline Ballina 7. Creggs 5 at the break.
The second half played out like the first with some resolute defence from the Creggs lads. However the line was breached on 12 minutes and now we faced a 7 point deficit. With just 3 minutes remaining and having put in a ferocious defensive display we were rewarded with a try by Michael O Brien who was in the right place at the right time to punish a poor Ballina defensive kick to leave just 2 points between the sides. In the last play of the game though we came unstuck while trying desperately to find the winning score as Ballina scored in the corner to leave the full time score Ballina 17. Creggs 10.
Training continues Wednesday evenings at 7 and we are away to Buccaneers next weekend.
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