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Creggs U15’s into Connacht Final


Creggs RFC 8 Corinthians RFC 5

Creggs U15’s have qualified for the final of the Connacht U15 Cup after a very tough encounter against Corinthians RFC in Creggs last Saturday.

A tough encounter was always on the cards between last years double winners Corinthians and this years league Winners Creggs and this one certainly lived up to its expectations.

The first half was a very even encounter and Creggs had the better of the territory but Corinthians looked more dangerous when they got into their opponents 22″. Creggs were doing well at the set pieces and up front Michael Conway, Ian Conlon, David O Gorman and Brian Maloney were doing very well in the tight and the loose. Creggs lost centre Jason Hoare early through injury and Reece Gilligan did well on his introduction as did Eoghan Coyle, Shane Purcell, Cian Gately and Niall Cunniffe and Adam Canny who had to put in tackles on their large Corinthians forwards who ran at them at every opportunity. Creggs had an opportunity with a penalty from Ronan Dowd after 12 minutes however in the wind the ball just drifted wide and the score remained 0-0 at half time.

Creggs picked up the intensity in the second half and were rewarded after only 2 minutes when James Brandon Picked from the back of the scrum and went on the blind side , Creggs continued to carry through Danny Arnold and Adam Finnerty and when Melvin Conteh was popped the ball he beat the tackle to go over in the corner to give Creggs a 5-0 lead. Ronan Dowd was unsuccessful with the conversion but two minutes later he kicked a very important penalty to give Creggs a 8-0 lead.

Creggs had to reshuffle and the squad was tested when they lost both Ronan Dowd and Adam Finnerty through injury 15 minutes into the second half but Daire Byrne and Dylan Crehan were outstanding on their introduction also. Corinthians kept using their big forwards and in the last ten minutes were gaining good territory against the tiring Creggs defence and while Creggs defended bravely eventually Corinthians went over in the corner with 2 minutes remaining, to reduce the deficit to 8-5. There was just enough time for the kick off which Corithians knocked on and the referee blew the full time whistle which was greeted by great relief by both players and supporters.

Creggs will play a Galwegians side in the final who beat Ballinasloe RFC after a replay last Sunday. The date is yet to be decided

Creggs: Ian Conlon, Aaron Glennon, Melvin Conteh, Brian Maloney, Dylan Crehan, Danny Arnold, David O Gorman, James Brandon, Eoghan Coyle, Ronan Dowd, Shane Purcell, Reece Gilligan, Padraig Gaffey, Adam Canny, Cian Gately, Michael Brandon, Daire Byrne, Jason Hoare, Adam Finnerty, Michael Conroy, Niall Cunniffe, Brandon Hanmore, Adam Finnerty

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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.

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