Connacht Under-14 League
Corinthians RFC 26, Creggs RFC 31.
Creggs Under-14s played Corinthians in their final group stages league match on Saturday last.
It was a very competitive match with two very evenly matched teams. Corinthians got off to a flyer with an unconverted try in the second minute.
Creggs hit back with a Josh Mc Cormack try to lead 7-5 after 10 minutes. McCormack was in again in the fourteenth minute after a great break from Conor Morris and John McGuinness to leave the score 14-5.
Corinthians got in for a converted try soon after but Mark Fallon touched down under the posts after some great forward work to leave the score 21-12 at half time.
Corinthians started the second half very strong getting in for a converted try after two minutes leaving the narrowest of margins 21-19.
Creggs soaked up massive pressure over the next ten minutes with Jarlath Quinn, Roan Trundle, Mark Fallon and Oisin Mullen all shining for Creggs during this period. Then in a period of dominance saw Leo O’Connor bundling over for a great forwards try leaving Creggs 26-19 in front.
Corinthian levelled with six minutes remaining with the game on a knife edge. Both teams tested the line but the Creggs defence stood strong with try saving tackles from John O’Brien James Molloy and Conor Morris.
Creggs pressed and pressed in the closing minutes and a well worked move saw Sean Allen getting over in the corner in the last minute. A great win.
Next up is the Connacht Under-14 League Semi-Final
This team now travel to play Loughrea RFC in the Connacht League Semi-Final on Saturday next. The last time the side met, it was a close encounter and the Creggs boys have improved a team since then. We wish them the very best of luck.
Creggs Rugby: Aaron McAteer, Joshua Reddington, John McGuinness, Roan Trundle, Cian Escosio, Oisin Mullen, Sean Allen, Jamie Betts, Joshua McCormack, James Molloy, Jarlath Quinn, Lochlann Mulry, Conor Morris, Leo O’Connor, John Quinn, John O’ Brien, Mark Fallon, Jack Feeley