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Connacht U18 League Division 1


Creggs 36 Monivea 12

Creggs enjoyed a comprehensive win over Monivea on Sunday morning last in the Green. Creggs scoring six tries in the process. The game began well for the home team with the forwards dominating and Ronan Cahill, Michael Kelly and Dan Butt making the hard yards and supplying quick ruck ball for the backs. A penalty for Creggs was taken quickly by an alert Matthew Brandon who passed to Conor Gore who had taken a very good running line to score near the posts. Shane Dowd converted and Creggs were soon back on the Monivea line when good lineout possession from Edward Clinton led to the ball being moved across the backline for Kevin Gavin to score at the corner flag. A third try came a few minutes later when after good work by Simon Spain and Brian Coady, Shane Dowd crossed for a well taken try. Monivea got back into the game for the remainder of the first half but could not penetrate the Creggs defensive line with good tackling from Kevin Gavin, Conor Gore, Michael Feeley and John Brennan keeping them out. The second half saw Creggs continue to dominate and they stretched their lead when quick ruck ball saw scrumhalf Michael Farrell transfer to Shane Dowd who skipped the ball to Michael Feeley who then moved it wide to John Brennan for an excellent try at the corner flag. Monivea replied late on with two excellent tries themselves as they refused to give up. Creggs continued to attack and Kevin Gavin got his second try followed by Michael Feeley who touched down late on after good work by Donal Forrest and Conor McNeill leaving the final score Creggs 36 Monivea 12.

Panel: S. Spain, D. Butt, B. Coady, R. O’Donoghue, M. Kelly, R. Cahill, M. Brandon, C. McGee, E. Clinton, M. Farrell, S. Dowd, M. Feeley, K. Gavin, C. Gore, C. McNeill, J. Brenan. D. Forrest.

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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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13 hours ago  ·  

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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