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Creggs u14’s Through to Cup Quarter Final:

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Creggs RFC 36 Sligo RFC 14

Creggs qualified for the quarter finals of the Connacht U14 Cup where they will play Westport RFC after a 6 try performance against Sligo last Sunday afternoon in Creggs. Played in beautiful conditions, Creggs had the better of the early territory and the Creggs halfbacks of Ronan Dowd and Shane Purcell were orchestrating things well early on and put in some in some very good kicks to keep their opponents back in their own 22″. Up Front, the Creggs forwards were competing very well and presenting very good possession for their back line and David O Gorman, Brian Maloney, Michael Conway, Adam Finnerty and Melvin Conteh were prominent early on.

After 5 minutes Creggs took the lead when good work up front from Oisin Mcconn and Danny Arnold allowed James Brandon the Space to go over in the corner for a 5 -0 lead. Sligo then had their best period in the game and got their reward after 10 minutes when they went in for a try under the posts which was converted to give Sligo a 10-7 lead. Creggs regrouped after that score at No10 Shane Purcell went in for two well taken tries and also made a break before off loading to James Brandon for another try, two of which were converted by Ronan Dowd to give Creggs a 24-7 half time lead.

Sligo opened the scoring in the second half and converted to make the score 24-14 and continued to ask questions of the Creggs defence but Jason Hoare, Nathan Feeney Padraig Gaffey and Cian Gately stood firm out wide. After 15 minutes the game was put beyond Sligo when Niall Cunniffe did very well to intercept a pass in the middle of the field and raced clear to touch down under the posts to leave the score 31-14. Creggs continued to attach and concluded the scoring when James Brandon picked from the back of the scrum 10 metres out and broke the tackle before off loading to Niall Cunniffe who had taken a good line to score in the corner leaving the final score 36-14.

Creggs: Michael Conroy, Aaron Glennon, Melvin Conteh, Adam Finerty, Brian Maloney, Oisin McConn, David O Gorman, James Brandon, Ronan Dowd, Shane Purcell, Niall Cunniffe, Jason Hoare, Padraic Gaffey, Cian Gately, Brandon Hanmore, Michael Brandon, Danny Arnold, Thomas Hester, Nathan Feeney Ciaran Ward.

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Well done to Creggs RFC'S U18's representatives v Munster in UL today, Ciaran Purcell, Lee Kilcoyne and Eoin Kelly.

Great to see the lads playing today, not having played any game since March 2019 due to the lockdown restrictions.
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2 days ago  ·  

Good luck to Creggs RFC players Ryan Conlon, Senan Lambe and DJ Hession who line out for Roscommon Minor Footballers in tonights Connacht quarter final against Mayo ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Creggs RFC were honoured today with a visit from Ireland and Lions star Gordon Darcy. Beautiful weather and a large socially distanced crowd welcomed Gordon and his brother Ian to Creggs. He is on day two of a four day 850km charity cycle raising funds for Barretstown.
Gordon now a successful children's book author had many young fans waiting for him with copies of his books for signing. Gordon Darcy complimented Creggs RFC on the fabulous new development (dressing rooms and gym) which is under construction and the 4g pitch which is the only one of its kind in Connacht.
He also commended the policy which sees the facility used by other local sports clubs.
We wish Gordon well as he endeavors to complete his journey back to Dublin at the weekend.
A legend in every sense of the word.
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