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Creggs U16 Crowned Connacht Champions

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Creggs U16’s won the U16 Connacht Cup by Beating Ballina by 18-15 in a thriller in the Sportsground Last Sunday afternoon.

Played in excellent conditions on a very good pitch the game was played at a very fast pace and both sides played their part in a game that looked comfortable for Creggs with 12 minutes remaining however Ballina staged a late comeback but Creggs held out for the win.

Creggs began the game the better and had the better of territory and took the first score after 12 minutes when good work from Daire Byrne, Rian Biesty and James Brandon presented good ball for Eoghan Coyle and his little dummy was bought by the defender for Coyle to run in unopposed for the opening score, Ronan Dowd was just wide with the conversion leaving the score at 5-0. Creggs continued to attack and were doing well in the set pieces where David O Gorman was having a fine game and this gave the Creggs forwards momentum where Melvin Conteh, Ian Conlon and Brian Maloney were also doing well and this paved the way for the second try when a good driving maul was set up and when Creggs got close to the line Rian Biesty dived over which Ronan Dowd converted leaving the score 12-0.

Creggs were creating space out wide and good work from Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare and Niall Cunniffe released Cian Gately and when Ballina were penalised at the breakdown Ronan Dowd slotted the penalty to give Creggs a 15-0 lead after 25 Minutes.

Then came Ballinas first real attack, when they won a lineout through Patrick Howley at the lineout and a slick move through the hands started by Cole Raftery and Mathew Cribben released winger Owen Pritchett for a fine score leaving the half time score 15-5.

Creggs continued to impress in the second half and were held short on a couple of occasions when Daire Byrne and Melvin Conteh could not ground the ball but after a series of penalties Ronan Dowd stepped forward to slot the penalty to increase the lead to 18-5 for Creggs.

Creggs now looked comfortable but with 12 minutes remaining two very harsh yellow cards within 30 seconds of each other meant Creggs were down to 13 players and Ballina ceased on their opportunity and although some fine defending from Creggs held them out, the extra numbers eventually paid dividend and two tries in a 5 minute spell by Number 8 Patrick Howley and prop Ronan McAndrew neither of which were converted brought the score to 18-15. With two minutes remaining Creggs had the benefit of their returning players that were in the sin bin and they played out the final minutes in the Ballina half and held out for a famous and very deserved victory.

Congratulations to our u16 team who also were runners up in the U16 Connacht league Final last month and also to the 13 of the squad who recently won the Schools Junior Cup and League double with CBS Roscommon also last month, so the future of rugby sure looks bright.

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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.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

See below link to register
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