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Connacht Under-16 League


Castlebar RFC 18, Creggs Rugby 12,

Following the recent weather disruption, Creggs Under-16’s travelled for their first game of the New Year to play a very strong Castlebar team last Sunday in the Under-16 League.

Castlebar fielded a very strong and powerful front 8 and the Creggs forwards were certainly facing a battle prior to kick off but they stood up very well to the test and were very unlucky not to come away with victory.

Creggs were minus a few regulars and the new recruits in Amuray Duarte, Kyle Walsh and Sam Connolly put in very good performances for their first day out with the club.

Castlebar got an early boost when they took an early lead through a drop goal after 5 minutes but Creggs responded well and after a prolonged period of attack a long kick downfield by Castlebar was gathered by Kyle Walsh who beat a few defenders by running back infield and passed to Juan de la Campa who raced in to score a try which Tim Lambe converted.

The lead was short lived however as Castlebar gathered their kick off and got their big forwards picking and driving which the smaller creggs pack were finding hard to stop and they powered over the line on the stroke of halftime to take an 8-7 lead.

Creggs had the better of territory in the second half and Michael Kelly, Killian Higgins, Matthew Curley were making good hard yards up front and out wide Cathal Crehan and Dylan Horan were moving the ball at every opportunity and one a couple of occasions they were only one pass away from beating the defence but it was Castlebar who extended their lead when they gathered the ball in their own 22″ and again got their big forwards carrying and after about 10 phases found themselves in the Creggs 22″ and once again powered over to extend their lead to 18-7.

To their credit reggs never gave up and continued to attack and again were unlucky on a couple of occasions before eventually Mairtin Quinn beat the defence to score a try after good work from Albert Looby, Sam Connolly and Amuray Duarte to leave the final score 18-12.

Creggs Rugby Under-15: Anthony Stewart, Killian Higgins, Mathew Curley, Sam Connolly, Michael kelly, Albert looby, Mairtin quinn, Amuray Duarte, Tim Lambe, Hubert Cadiou, Dylan Horan, Juan De La Campa, Cian Dolan, Kyle Walsh, Cathal Crehan, Conor Downey.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

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