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Creggs get the season off to a winning start

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Curley Cup (First Round)

Portumna RFC 3 Creggs RFC 21

The Creggs First Team got the new season off to a winning start with a hard fought victory over Portumna at the Castle Park grounds in Portumna on Saturday.
Both teams displayed signs of rustiness in the early stages with lots of handling errors disrupting the flow of the game.
Creggs went ahead in the 16th minute when the referee awarded a penalty try following persistent infringements by the home team.
Despite further pressure, Creggs failed to translate possession into scores and Portumna responded with a successful penalty kick shortly before half-time.
Two well struck penalties by Mark Brandon put Creggs back in control before he dropped a goal midway through the second half to give his team a 10 point cushion.
A fine handling move involving backs and forwards was rounded off with a try by Alan Brandon to complete the scoring with ten minutes remaining.
Creggs will be happy with the win, but will need to be considerably sharper for the start of the League campaign in a two weeks.
Elliot Jennings made a very impressive debut on the wing, and he promises to be an exciting addition to the squad. Mark Brandon, the Callaghan brothers (Tom and Andrew), Aidan Leech, Ronan Cahill and Alan Brandon were also to the fore for Creggs.
Creggs squad: C Duignan, E Jennings, M Farrell, T Callaghan (Capt.), D Feeney, M Brandon, A Callaghan: A Leech, S Og Higgins, M Blighe, B Donoghue, D Nolan, A Brandon, K Brandon, R Cahill, B Coady, E Tully, M Feeley, and A Glennon.
Creggs now play Ballyhaunis RFC away next weekend in Round 2 of the Curley Cup. Thereafter, the following two weeks will feature two home Saturday night Connacht League matches.

Senior Players (Firsts, Seconds, & Under-20s) Training continues on the Community astro turf/ all-weather pitch in Lisnamult in Roscommon Town on each Tuesday and Friday at 8.15pm. New players always very welcome.

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Well done to Creggs RFC'S U18's representatives v Munster in UL today, Ciaran Purcell, Lee Kilcoyne and Eoin Kelly.

Great to see the lads playing today, not having played any game since March 2019 due to the lockdown restrictions.
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2 days ago  ·  

Good luck to Creggs RFC players Ryan Conlon, Senan Lambe and DJ Hession who line out for Roscommon Minor Footballers in tonights Connacht quarter final against Mayo ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Creggs RFC were honoured today with a visit from Ireland and Lions star Gordon Darcy. Beautiful weather and a large socially distanced crowd welcomed Gordon and his brother Ian to Creggs. He is on day two of a four day 850km charity cycle raising funds for Barretstown.
Gordon now a successful children's book author had many young fans waiting for him with copies of his books for signing. Gordon Darcy complimented Creggs RFC on the fabulous new development (dressing rooms and gym) which is under construction and the 4g pitch which is the only one of its kind in Connacht.
He also commended the policy which sees the facility used by other local sports clubs.
We wish Gordon well as he endeavors to complete his journey back to Dublin at the weekend.
A legend in every sense of the word.
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