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CREGGS Rugby Under-13


Creggs Rugby 38, Carrick-on-Shannon RFC 31.

Creggs ground out a hard fought victory against a strong Carrick RFC side on last Sunday morning.

The game started off with Greg Thomas receiving the Carrick kick-off and making a break, beating several Carrick defenders before being hauled down a few metres short of the line. After some fine rucking by Ruairi O’ Brien and Sean McCormack, Paddy Downey touched down in the corner for the opening try of the match. Downey however was off target with a difficult conversion.

Creggs forwards defended well with Frankie Quinn, OisinGately and Aodan Kelly hitting crucial tackles and Joe Farrell and Luke Butt creating good ball for the Creggs backs. After further pressure, Creggs were awarded a penalty on the opposing 22 and Mark Dowd took a quick tap and slid over for Creggs’ second try of the game. Downey converted with ease leaving Creggs 12-0 up.

However, Carrick refused to throw in the towel, with their forwards rucking well and their centres tackling ruthlessly and eventually their hard work paid off. After quick passing out their back line they touched down in the corner. The conversion however, was just wide of the posts leaving a margin of 9 points in Creggs’ favour.

Creggs were undeterred and conceding the try only spurred them on to get another one of their own. Sean O’Roarke and Darren Gately worked well together dealing with clearance kicks from the Carrick half-back pair while Robert Colleran was gaining ground with the ball in hand. Eventually Creggs’ hard work paid off and the No.8 Shane Connaughton was on the end of some excellent passing from centres Eoin Ward and Greg Thomas and Connaughton touched down under the posts for Creggs third of the game. Again, Downey split the posts with the conversion.

Good play continued from both sides with Luke Gregory, Mark Kilcommins, Anthony Gorman and James Connelly carrying the ball with great urgency. Carrick however, turned possession over after some good rucking by their forwards and after some quick hands out the backs the man on the wing danced over the Creggs try line leaving the score 19-10 to Creggs at the break.

The two teams exchanged tries at the beginning of the second half with Shane Connaughton touching down for his second of the match after great rucking from James Murray and his forwards. Dowd converted with ease.

However, Carrick didn’t wait around to respond and scored within a few minutes of the last try.

Then brave rucking from Dara Hughes and Eoin Harrington presented clean ball to the Creggs back line. Creggs set-up camp in Carrick’s back third for a period with phase after phase of excellent rucking and cleaning out. Dowd then dashed through a gap in the Carrick defensive line and scored in the corner for his second of the match. Dowd was off target for the convert.

The action continued though with Carrick scoring after some excellent back play.

Creggs replied with Stephen Ruane and Jack Mc Donagh making crucial ground. They were parked on the Carrick 22 until they were awarded a well-earned scrum. Connaughton picked and went to the right, breaking through a helpless Carrick defence to touch down, resulting in a hat-trick of tries to his name.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

See below link to register
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