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Creggs bow out to Under-16 Cup favourites

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Creggs Rugby 5, Ballinasloe RFC 21. Connacht Under-16 Cup Quarter-Final

Creggs bowed out of the Connacht Under-16 Cup last Saturday afternoon. Playing cup favourites Ballinasloe was always going to be a big ask for Creggs, but they have improved greatly this season and were not lacking in confidence.

This was very much evident from the kick off when Jack Tucker put in a strong tackle on the Ballinasloe flanker and this set the tone for afternoon. After some strong carrying from the Creggs pack, scrum half and Captain Aodha Hession snipped over for the opening try after barely five minutes.
The intensity and tackling in defence by the Creggs team got them to haft time without conceding and they well deserved their five nil lead at the break.

Ballinasloe responded well at the start of the second-half and were rewarded when their out half got through for a try and added the conversation to put the visitors in front.

Creggs responded well but were unlucky when two Creggs defenders collided and a gap opened for an impressive Ballinasloe centre to run the length of the pitch to score.

Creggs fought valiantly to get back into the match but gaps were appearing as players tired from the efforts and when a Ballinasloe player broke free down the wing to score the match was over as a contest. Their out-half again converted and the visitors had survived a scare to advance to the semi-finals 21-5.

The Creggs lads have the conciliation of travelling to Wales next weekend where they will play a Swansea Schools selection in a match next Saturday morning.

CREGGS Rugby: Thomas O Brien, Roddie Mc Guinness, Tom Farrell, Jack Tucker, Jack Hanley, Rory Callaghan, John McDonnell, jack Keegan, Aodha Hession (Capt.), Mark Purcell, Richard Walsh, Lorcan Maher, Jonathan Whyte, Aaron Hannon, Diarmuid Quinn, Eric O Doherty, Kaylem Holian, Colin Walsh, Aaron Lyons, Ethan Glennon, Leigh Doyle, and Micheal Beirne.

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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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14 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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2 days ago  ·  

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