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Galwegians 50 Creggs 11

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Galwegians 50 Creggs 11
Creggs slumped to a heavy defeat in Saturday’s Junior League encounter with table-toppers Galwegians at Glenina. Short of several key players through injury,this was always likely to be a difficult assignment for Creggs,and so it proved,with the Wegians backline in rampant form ,against an overworked Creggs defence.

Creggs opened brightly,with Mark Brandon slotting an early penalty goal,before Galwegians were awarded a penalty try for a perceived infringement by the Creggs frontrow. Scrumhalf Conor Lowndes added the conversion and he subsequently kicked two penalties to give the home side a 13-3 lead midway through the first half. The loss of captain Bernard Kilcommons further disrupted the Creggs defence, and Wegians took full advantage with a try by winger David Symes, and another by former Creggs underage star, David Butler, before halftime. Brandon added a second penalty for Creggs to leave Wegians 25-6 ahead at the break.

Butler was in great form ,and he continued to be a huge threat to the Creggs team throughout the secondhalf, as Wegians pulled away to run in three more tries in quick succession. Creggs did respond with some attacking play,which culminated in Noel Flynn crossing for a try,following excellent work by outhalf,Ronan Kelly.

Creggs now take a break from League action,but with a difficult Junior Cup game away to Corinthians on December 22nd, a lot of work is needed to sort out weaknesses which were apparent in this game, when little went right for the players. However,one positive was the return to action of Milke Bligh and with more game-time,he should prove a major addition to the squad for the remainder of the season.This,allied to the return from injury of six frontline players,should help to bolster the squad for the daunting trip to Corinthians.

Creggs : Noel Flynn,Stephen Kilcommons,Damien Miskell,Bernard Kilcommons,Stephen Crehan,Ronan Kelly,Mark Brandon : Mattie Corcoran,Enda Garvey,Mike Tansey,Tom Fleming,Leo Nally,Peter Lohan,Trevor Nee, Kevin Brandon,Paul Mc Neill,Peter Corcoran, Padraig Gavin,Enda Tully,Mike Bligh,Declan Nee.

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Well done to the Creggs U16 and Creggs U18 Girls teams who have both qualified for the Final of the Connacht U18 and U16 Girls Division 1 Leagues.

Fantastic achievement for the club in our first year fielding in Division 1 of the U18 league and only our 4th season since we set up the girls youth section in the club.

The Girls u18 final will take place in Dunmore next Saturday at 12pm V Claremorris while the Girls u16 Final will take place the following weekend against Ballina.
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13 hours ago  ·  

Creggs RFC U.13s suffered yet another narrow defeat on Sunday last, this time away to Ballina in Sunday morning last. After conceding an early try from a Ballina scrum we were under real pressure when Brian O Connor put in a tremendous try saving tackle and we managed to force a turn over under our own posts and clear. We finally got a foothold in the opposing half and after a superb attacking scrum and great drives from Matthew Donnelly and Jack Lally the ball was fed to winger Luke Hayes who danced around the despairing Ballina defence to cross the line right on half time. Scoreline Ballina 7. Creggs 5 at the break.
The second half played out like the first with some resolute defence from the Creggs lads. However the line was breached on 12 minutes and now we faced a 7 point deficit. With just 3 minutes remaining and having put in a ferocious defensive display we were rewarded with a try by Michael O Brien who was in the right place at the right time to punish a poor Ballina defensive kick to leave just 2 points between the sides. In the last play of the game though we came unstuck while trying desperately to find the winning score as Ballina scored in the corner to leave the full time score Ballina 17. Creggs 10.
Training continues Wednesday evenings at 7 and we are away to Buccaneers next weekend.
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2 days ago  ·  

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