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Connacht U18 Cup Quarter Final

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Creggs 21 Galwegians 22
A last gasp try with 3 minutes left saw Galwegians advance to the semi-final of the Connacht U18 cup against a very committed and gallant Creggs team last Sunday in Creggs. Creggs will feel that they should have won this game as they dominated possession and created most of the opportunities. However, it was Galwegians who started quickly with a driving maul off the lineout yielding an early unconverted try. Creggs responded with a Shane Dowd penalty and good work from Matthew Brandon, Ronan Cahill and Edward Clinton. Then, a Galwegian centre dropped a pass which John Brennan latched onto and kicked ahead for Michael Farrell to make a great break out pacing the opposition for a great try. Shane Dowd added another penalty. The Galwegians replied with a try of their own leaving the Galway side leading by 17 points to 11 at half time. The second half saw Creggs dominate field position and a Kevin Gavin penalty reduced the gap to 3 points when Shane Dowd skipped both centres to find full back John Brennan who weaved his way through the defence to score a great try under the posts. Shane Dowd converted and unfortunately a late Galwegians forward try denied them what would have been a famous victory.

Squad: S. Spain, D. Butt, B. Coady, R. O’Donoghue, M. Kelly, T. Oates, M. Feely, E. Clinton, M. Brandon, R. Cahill, R. Collins, S. Dowd, C. Gore, R. O’Brolachain, K. Gavin, M. Farrell, J. Brennan, C. McNeill, D. Forrest.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to www.psaacademies.com/thebigrugbyrun for information.
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