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First Team welcomes Bective Rangers to Creggs


Friendly Fixture

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,

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Rugby is delighted to be opening up again soon and yesterday in Creggs RFC we had a unique presentation organised by Anthony Cahill from Cahill's Supervalu Castlerea.
Dr John Dillon from Castlerea proudly wore the green of Connacht back in the day and one of the his many achievements was to be part of a winning Connacht side against Ulster in Belfast in 1958.
When Connacht beat Ulster at Ravenhill in October 2018 there were two Roscommon players Denis Buckley and Jack Carty on the pitch that night, winning at Ravenhill for the first time since Dr John Dillon and his team mates some 60 years earlier thus joining a very elite group. Denis and Jack proudly presented Dr Dillon with a framed memento of his victory and a number 12 Connacht jersey as worn by Bundee Aki.
Owing to Covid 19 restrictions only a small number of people could attend including members of Dr Dillon's family. Creggs RFC was delighted to host the presentation and very appreciative of Anthony Cahill who organised the occasion and the beautiful framed memorabilia of the 1958 match.
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