News, Under 18.5

Connacht U18 League

11

Buccaneers 19 Creggs 10

A late try by Buccaneers created by out half Luke Carty earned victory for the home team by 9 points but in reality this was a very closely fought battle between two evenly matched teams. Bucaneers opened brightly and scored a converted try but an early attack by Simon Spain, Michael Kelly and Callum McGee yielded a penalty which Shane Dowd converted. A second try before half time by Brian Collins left the Athlone side 14-3 ahead but Creggs rallied and a great drive from back row Matthew Brandon supported by Conor McNeill, Brian Coady and Rory O’Donoghue saw the ball passed by Rory Collins to Shane Dowd, Rory O’Brolachain and then to Kevin Gavin who skilfully evaded a number of tacklers from the half way line to score close to the posts for a great try which Shane Dowd converted. Creggs then piled on the pressure with concerted drives from the forwards particularly Dan Butt, Matthew Brandon and Michael Kelly but the Buccaneers defence would not be breached. Final score Buccaneers 19 Creggs 10. Creggs have a home league game this weekend. Further details later in the week.

Panel: S. Spain, R. O’Donoghue, B. Coady, D. Butt, M. Kelly, C. McGee, C. McNeill, M. Brandon, R. Collins, S. Dowd, R. O’Brolachain, K. Gavin, J. Brennan, C. Gore, M. Farrell, M. Butt, S. Doorly.

About the author / 

admin

Facebook Posts

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

5 days ago  ·  

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.
... See MoreSee Less

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.
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago  ·