Connacht Under-16 Girls League Division 1:
Creggs RFC 24, Claremorris RFC 26,
Creggs U16 Girls played out a high scoring league game with league leaders Claremorris RFC in Creggs last Monday.
Played in beautiful conditions, the first half of this game started at a blistering pace and the visiting team got off to a flying start and registered three quick tries before the Creggs girls even got going.
They had a 21-0 lead before the Creggs Girls eventually got some ball, with Nadine Fitzmaurice, Rachel McDonald, Jean O Boyle, Grace Hanley and Eadaoin Walsh outstanding upfront. Creggs were awarded a number of penalties and Sarah Purcell went over in the corner which Eabha Dowd converted.
This was quickly followed by another Sarah Purcell try in the same corner to reduce the deficit to 21-12. The visitors however regrouped and got in for another try to lead 28-12.
Further tries from Sarah Purcell and Nadine Fitzmaurice in the second half reduced the score to 28-19, but Claremorris finished the stronger, getting in for the last two scores to put a gloss on the scoreline.
Creggs Rugby: Nadine Fitzmaurice, Jean O Boyle, Grace Hanley, Fiona Duffy, Eadaoin Walsh, Rachel McDonald, Roisin O Brien, Caoimhe Walsh, Eabha Dowd, Sarah Purcell, Emma Mannion, Emily Murray, Gabrielle Kilcommons, Megan Donoghue, Gemina Adams Verling, Julie Ann Fahy, Stacey Cobally, Aishling Nally. Erica Keegan.