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Great performance yields narrow home win

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Creggs Rugby 24, Tuam RFC 23. Connacht Junior League

Creggs overcame Tuam by the narrowest of margins at the Green on Sunday. The good Creggs win also deprived the visitors of a play-off for promotion to the top Division.

In perfect conditions the teams scored three tries apiece and Tuam will rue some dreadful place kicks which ultimately cost them the match.

Creggs never trailed from start to finish, albeit holding on for dear life at the death, all of their tries coming from close in forward drives, the first to Mike Blighe, the second to Eoghan Farrell and the third a penalty try.

Full-back Kevin Gavin and out-half Shane Dowd accounted for the remaining scores from the tee with Tuam also rotating kickers with most having an off-day in that department.

Throughout the game the pack were in control with Blighe, Tom Fleming and Brian Donoghe especially prominent.

Behind them Mark Brandon moved the ball impressively and further afield Luke Meehan and Gavin both had fine outings.

The pack performance however will best please Pat Cunningham and his coaching team with both drive and discipline in evidence throughout. There is only one game left for decision in this year’s League, Creggs v Castlebar, date and venue yet to be decided.

Sligo are the outright winners and are promoted automatically with Corinthians pipping Tuam for the play-off. Creggs are safely positioned in mid-table with Ballyhaunis relegated.

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Great to see so many of our minis back in the sunshine in Creggs this morning. Thanks to Shane, Graham and all our coaches for their great work. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely evening and Great to be back to non contact action in Creggs tonight with 41 girls togging out u14/u16 and u18.

After a long layoff due to restrictions it was great to get the opportunity to get back on the pitch and see a few new recruits turn up also.

We will continue next monday at 7pm at u14 and 8pm for the u16 and u18's. New players welcome.
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MINI Rugby Returns in Creggs Next Saturday:

Training for Creggs Mini Rugby Players will return on next Saturday morning (May 1st.). Times listed below for all age groups.

Covid health checks will be sent out on Clubforce apps in advance. And to assist in complying with the highest standards of safety and care, the starting times for different age-groups will be spaces as follows:

Under-6’s, Under-7’s, Under-8’s and Under-9’s will start at 10AM.

Under-10’s and Under-11’s will start at 10.15AM

Under-12’s and MINI GIRLS Rugby will start at 10.30AM.
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