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Creggs stage great comeback to overcome Tuam

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Creggs RFC 13, Tuam RFC 12.

Creggs overcame a 12-0 half-time deficit to edge out a strong Tuam challenge in Saturday’s Connacht Junior 2 League fixture played at the Green in Creggs.

Tuam were very impressive during the early stages as they spread the ball from wing to wing, and Creggs struggled with their pace and handling ability. Tuam crossed for two well worked tries by outhalf David Burke and fullback Denis Kelly with Burke also kicking a conversion to really throw down the gauntlet to Creggs.

Creggs responded with a Stephen Crehan penalty in the 45th minute following great work by the pack, and shortly afterwards impressive winger Thomas Greene rounded off a slick handling move with a try to reduce Tuam’s lead to 12 – 8.

Tuam defended with great determination in the final quarter but eventually winger Damien Miskell broke clear for the match-winning try after good work by fullback Aidan Geraghty.

Creggs held out for a vital win with Mark Hester, Eoghan Cahill, Stephen Crehan, Graham Curran and Seamus Collins were outstanding for a rejuvenated home team.

Creggs travel to Clifden next Sunday to meet the Connemara RFC (All-blacks).

Creggs RFC: Aidan Geraghty, Thomas Greene, Damien Miskell, David Feeney, Philip Leech, Stephen Kilcommons, Stephen Crehan, Brian Coady, Enda Garvey, Eoghan Cahill, Enda Tully, Ken Loughrey, Seamus Collins, Neville Walker, Edward Clinton, Damien Nolan, Mark Hester, Graham Curran, and David Hoare.

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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Good luck to all our Creggs Players starting their leaving cert exams today ... See MoreSee Less

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