Creggs 5, Bective Rangers 0.
Creggs played Bective Rangers in a closely contested friendly fixture at The Green on Saturday afternoon.
Bective, one of the oldest club sides in Ireland, are coached by ex-international Bernard Jackman and they played their part in a game which wasn’t helped by poor weather conditions, making handling difficult for both teams.
Defences dominated throughout, but a late try by Maurice Buckley proved decisive, the Creggs hooker first to react when outhalf Shane Purcell’s cleverly placed kick created confusion in the Dublin club’s defensive system.
Aodha Hession and Tom Farrell made highly impressive debuts on their first outings with the Creggs adult team, while Conor Rohan, Michael Farrell and Amory Duarte also featured strongly on their return for the home side.
Full-back Eoghan Coyle gave an outstanding performance, with Chris Duignan and James Brandon also prominent for Creggs.
Creggs Firsts play Sligo next Sunday away in Strandhill – ko: 2.30pm.
Creggs Rugby: Eoghan Coyle, Andrew Callaghan, Tom Callaghan, James Brandon, Chris Duignan, Shane Purcell, Aodha Hession, Aidan Leech, Maurice Buckley, Tom Fleming, Eoghan Farrell, Kevin Brandon, Tom Farrell, Conor Rohan, Brian Diffley (Capt.), Matthew Curley, Michael Farrell, Amaury Duarte,