Tuam RFC 7, Creggs Rugby 21.
Creggs Firsts travelled to Tuam last Sunday for their first Connacht League game of the season. Always a tough place to go to win, but that’s what the Creggs men did, with a 14 points margin.
The poor promised weather didn’t materialise so the conditions were good. There was a strong wind blowing and it was at the back of the Creggs men for the first half. Two good converted tries in the first 20 minutes and after some sustained Tuam pressure, Creggs again broke out for another before half-time, giving the Village a 21-0 half-time lead.
Tuam came out playing with the strong win and they were meant business from the start. However, good defence from Creggs frustrated their efforts for most of the second-half and it was the visitors that could have score three more tries at the other end, but the final passes didn’t work out and Tuam defended resolutely.
Following one of those visits to the Tuam red-zone, they broke out and got over the creggs line. The try was converted. Both sides had chances in the last 10 minutes but the game finished 21-7 to Creggs.
Creggs Rugby: Eoghan Cahill, Sean Og Higgins, Aidan Leech, Tom Farrell, Brian Donoghue,
Conor Rohan, Ciaran Corcoran, Brian Diffley (Capt.), Mark Brandon, Shane Purcell, Chris Duignan, Tom Callaghan, Pete Lohan, Michael Holland, Mark Purcell, Tom Fleming, Ray Cassidy, Ronan Cahill, Brian Cleary, Michael Farrell.
Big upcoming First Team Games
There is a well earned rest from competitive fixtures next weekend, and the weekend after, Creggs travel to Connemara for Round 2 of the Connacht League.
On Saturday, the 23rd., Creggs have been drawn to play top Munster side Kilfeacle in the All Ireland Junior Cup, in Creggs.
It was also confirmed that after four wins from four in the Cawley Cup, Creggs First’s have earned a home semi-final v Connemara (again) on the weekend of the 6-7 of November.
Creggs Development Team
The Creggs Development squad will get their season under-way in a couple of weeks with the commencement of the Connacht J1C League. New and returning players (including Under-20s) always very welcome in Creggs for training on Tuesday and Friday nights.
ADULT RUGBY TRAINING
Training continues for all First’s, Development and Under-20 players each week on Tuesdays at 8pm and Fridays at 8.15pm. New and returning players are always welcome in Creggs.