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Creggs got their League campaign off to a winning start with an impressive showing against Westport at The Green on Sunday. Creggs playing into the breeze struck first with a Mark Brandon penalty after 5 minutes and never surrendered the lead at any point, although it took a superb individual score from Eoghan Coyle five minutes from time to put the game beyond the visitors reach.
A try from full-back Ronan Dowd left Creggs 8-0 ahead after 20 minutes but scrum half Andrew Callaghan suffered an arm injury in the build up to that score with Coyle moving in from outside centre to scrum half. Westport clawed their way back into the game and a period of sustained pressure on the Creggs line yielded a converted try on the half hour but Creggs pulled away again when Westport spilled the ball in contact on their 22 and Creggs moved it deftly left to right for a Kevin Gavin try which Mark Brandon converted.
Brandon added a second penalty 7 minutes after the re-start but an error ridden passage of play presented Westport with a converted try to leave them just 6 behind and gathering momentum. A moment of individual brilliance from Coyle however sealed the win for Creggs as he ghosted through a line-out 40 metres out and left the Westport defence trailing in his wake, Brandon adding the difficult conversion.
There were big performances from Tom Fleming, Maurice Buckley and Brian Coady in the pack and Tom Callaghan and Gavin stood out in the backs.
The team now takes a 2 week match break and coach Pat Cunningham will hope that will serve as recovery time with a mounting injury list with just 2 games played.

Creggs : R Dowd, L Meehan, E Coyle, T Callaghan, K Gavin, M Brandon, A Callaghan, T Fleming, M Buckley, B Coady, T Oates, B Donoghue, S O Higgins, J Brandon, K Brandon, E Farrell, M Feeley, J Hughes.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to www.psaacademies.com/thebigrugbyrun for information.
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