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Connacht U18 League Division 1


Creggs 21 – Tuam 0
Creggs got their first win of the season with a comprehensive 3 tries to nil victory of neighbours Tuam in the Green, last Friday night. Conditions were perfect and Creggs began brightly with Tom Oates dominating at lineout helped by Brian Coady’s accurate throws. Some clever lines of running by back row Edward Clinton and Callum McGee allied to superb cleaning out to Barry McDonnell and Dan Butt set up a ruck a few metres from the Tuam try line. The ball was moved quickly by scrum-half Rory Collins to out-half Shane Dowd who transferred to winger Conor Gore. He sprinted clear for a well deserved try which Shane Dowd converted. Creggs upped the gears on the re-start and neat footwork by winger John Brennan led to a multi-phase attack with centre Kevin Gavin slicing through the centre for a great try under the posts. Kevin converted this try and just before half-time Shane Dowd broke through a number of tackles and outpaced the defence for a third try which he himself converted. The second half brought no further scores as Creggs were guilty of a number of dropped passes and inaccuracy when chances here presented to them. However they can be very happy with this performance. Conor Gore had a big game in attack and defence. Michael Farrell covered well and kicked intelligently at full back and John Brennan and Rory O’Brolachain were always threatening with ball in hand. In the forwards Michael Kelly, Tom Oates and Edward Clinton worked really hard through the full game. Michael Feeley, Conor McNeill and Theo McGuinness can also be very pleased with their efforts. Number 8 Ronan Cahill was Creggs’ main carrier and he made a number of important plays during the game.

Our next game is against league leaders Sligo in Creggs next Friday night.

Panel: B. McDonnell, D. Butt, B. Coady, T. Oates, M. Feely, C. McGee, E. Clinton, R. Cahill, R. Collins, S. Dowd, J. Brennan. R.O’Brolachain, K. Gavin, C. Gore, M. Farrell, M. Kelly, C. McNeill, T. McGuinness.

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Great to see so many of our minis back in the sunshine in Creggs this morning. Thanks to Shane, Graham and all our coaches for their great work. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely evening and Great to be back to non contact action in Creggs tonight with 41 girls togging out u14/u16 and u18.

After a long layoff due to restrictions it was great to get the opportunity to get back on the pitch and see a few new recruits turn up also.

We will continue next monday at 7pm at u14 and 8pm for the u16 and u18's. New players welcome.
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1 week ago  ·  

MINI Rugby Returns in Creggs Next Saturday:

Training for Creggs Mini Rugby Players will return on next Saturday morning (May 1st.). Times listed below for all age groups.

Covid health checks will be sent out on Clubforce apps in advance. And to assist in complying with the highest standards of safety and care, the starting times for different age-groups will be spaces as follows:

Under-6’s, Under-7’s, Under-8’s and Under-9’s will start at 10AM.

Under-10’s and Under-11’s will start at 10.15AM

Under-12’s and MINI GIRLS Rugby will start at 10.30AM.
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