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Creggs stay top in Connacht Junior League

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Creggs Rugby 47, Sligo RFC 0.

Creggs roared into this game from the kick-off, launching a full scale assault on the opposition line, a knock-on gave Sligo a brief respite but full-back Kevin Gavin opened the scoring with a try in the left-hand corner after 5 minutes.

Scrum half Andrew Callaghan added a second after 13 minutes. And then the flood gates opened. Tries in quick succession from Sean Og Higgins, Shane Dowd, a second from Callaghan and the first of his eventual hat-trick from Ger Heneghan left Creggs 32-0 ahead with a bonus point in the bag at the interval.

Shortly after the resumption Heneghan crossed again and 7 minutes later grabbed a third before second row Neville Walker completed the scoring after 50 minutes.

By then with Sligo having used their only substitute and the game reduced to uncontested scrums the referee signalled his intention to call proceedings to a halt early and sounded the final whistle with 20 minutes remaining.

This was an impressive showing from Creggs, clearly smarting from their defeat to NUIG the previous weekend. Sligo had no answer to a high tempo game with the backs and forwards linking effectively and the only negative was a very low yield from the boot with just one of the 9 tries converted.

The pack performed well as a unit with Tom Fleming, Bernard Kilcommons and Matthew Brandon looking particularly sharp, as did Brian Donoghue following his introduction and apart from the scorers mentioned already Philip Leech turned in another impressive performance on the left wing.

This Sunday Creggs will face a much sterner test, aiming to avenge their sole defeat from the opening round when they face third placed Castlebar at the Green in Creggs, kick-off 2.30. Training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays, and new players always welcome.

Creggs Rugby: K Gavin, R Horan, G Heneghan, T Callaghan, P Leech, S Dowd, A Callaghan, T Fleming, S O Higgins, A Leech, T Oates, B Kilcommons, M Brandon, P Lohan, K Brandon. Replacements: E Conlon, N Walker, B Donoghue, B Egan, D Flahive.


Creggs Seconds play Oughterard RFC

Creggs Seconds also play Oughterard RFC in the Connacht League on Sunday next in Creggs at 2.30pm.

Training continues on Tuesdays and Fridays, and new players always welcome.

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