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Creggs Development Team away v Portumna

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Connacht J1C League

Portumna RFC 26, Creggs Development 10.

The Creggs Development team travelled last Sunday to play Portumna RFC in the Connacht J1C League.

They came up against a tough opponent but the Creggs lads battled bravely to the end despite being reduced to 14 players for over an hour following an early red card.

Portumna were strong in all facets of play and deserved their win but Creggs refused to capitulate in the face of intense pressure and finished with a fine try by winger Jamie Ryan which Michael Holland converted in the 75th minute.

The South Galwaymen caught Creggs off guard with two early tries, both converted for a 14-0 lead, before out-half Michael Holland kicked a penalty from 35 metres.

Portumna utilised their numerical advatage to good effect with their big pack competing stongly for possession and their lively backs a constant threat.

They added two further tries before Creggs staged a fightback culminating in Ryan’s try where he intercepted a pass deep in his own half and outpaced the home defence for a super score.

The Creggs players performed with great spirit and take a break from competitive action next weekend before hosting OLBC the following weekend in Creggs. Training on Tuesday (8pm) and Friday (8.30pm). New and returning players, always welcome.

Creggs Rugby: John Scroope, David Hoare, Conor Gore, Barry Egan, Jamie Ryan, Michael Holland, Matthew Browne; Tommy Curley, Enda Tully, Eoghan Cahill, Damien Nolan, Alan Glennon, Tommy Devine, Dylan Keaveney, Graham Curran, Mattie Corcoran, John Devine, and John Duffy.

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
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Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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