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First team complete their season with narrow home defeat

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Creggs Rugby 17, Castlebar RFC 19. Connacht Junior 1B League

Creggs seniors completed their Connacht League campaign with an entertaining game at The Green on Sunday against Castlebar RFC.

Castlebar started impressively and put Creggs under severe pressure with centre Luke Staunton scoring a fine try after 10 minutes, which outhalf Paul Coady converted. Mark Staunton added a second try for Castlebar midway through the first half which Coady also converted to put Castlebar 14-0 ahead.

Creggs replied with a well worked try by Michael Farrell after crisp handling by the backline created an overlap for Farrell to touch down in the right corner. At the break, it was 14-5 to Castlebar.

Castlebar scored a third try in the 45th minute when the Creggs defence was stretched to breaking point to go 19 -5 ahead.

Creggs hit back immediately with a try by impressive number 8 Kevin Brandon and the game was really in the balance when Shane Dowd scored a sensational solo try following an 80 metre run leaving several defenders in his wake. Dowds conversion left just 2 points between the teams but Castlebar held out for a hard-earned win.

Creggs: K. Gavin. E. Tully, M. Farrell, T. Callaghan, D. Feeney, S. Dowd, B. Cleary, E. Farrell, B. Coady, K. Loughrey, A. Glennon, D. Nee, D. Nolan, K. Brandon, A. Leech, and C. Gore.

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Hi Folks,
Creggs Rugby Club are looking to take part in this year’s Big Rugby Run on May 22nd. The event format will see each registered team committing to running the 42-kilometer distance of a full marathon in your club colours – all while carrying a rugby ball! This distance will be completed as a relay, by teams of up to 21 members aged 10 and upwards. This means a Minimum of 2km per runner/walker. This year funds raised are going toward initiatives run by Tackle Your Feelings, a mental health and well-being programme ran by the Rugby Player Ireland foundation.
If interested, please let us know and once we have numbers competing, we will create a text group where all information will be put up for the next steps to follow. For any questions before signing up contact Kenneth Loughrey on 0857664010 or go to www.psaacademies.com/thebigrugbyrun for information.
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