Connacht J2 League
Creggs 2nds 32, Loughrea 2nds 0.
Creggs Second Team continued their recent successful run with a resounding home victory over Loughrea at the Green on Saturday evening. This win earns them a home Connacht League Semi-Final, with one game still to play.
The final scoreline does not reflect that the home team had to battle all the way against a strong Loughrea side, which tired in the closing stages but never gave up.
Ger Heneghan landed an early penalty to settle Creggs nerves and he also made a fine break which resulted in a try by the impressive Michael Feeley after 18 minutes. Heneghans conversion gave Creggs a 10 nil lead.
Loughrea’s big pack began to ask serious questions of the Creggs defence but the tackling was solid all through. Ger Heneghan added a penalty goal for Creggs in the 55th minute.
That was followed by Philip Leech scoring a spectacular try when he broke clear from deep inside his own half to outpace tbe Loughrea defence and touch down for a brilliant solo score which Heneghan converted.
Shortly afterwards, Mattie Corcoran powered through for another fine try before Michael Feeley completed the scoring with another blistering run which left the cover for dead.
Creggs can take a lot of heart from this display with backs and forwards combining well and the bench also providing a big impact when called into action .
Creggs travel to Oughterard for their final League game next Sunday and have now qualified for a home semi-final when the competition reaches the knockout phase.
Creggs Rugby: Bernard Kilcommons, Michael Farrell, Michael Holland, Ruairi O’Brollochain, Philip Leech, Ger Heneghan, Stephen Crehan, Tommy Curley, Enda Tully, Paul Mc Neill, Kevin Rushe, Neville Walker, Mattie Corcoran, Alan Glennon, Michael Feeley, Dan Butt, Seamus Collins, Graham Curran, Andy Boyle, Enda Garvey, Tom Coleman, Damien Miskell, Matthew Butt, and Kieran Ryan.
Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights with returning and new players always welcome. Contact Team Manager Sean Brandon or Coaches: Bernard Kilcommins, Mattie Corcoran, and Vincent Collins.