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Junior Cup Report


Ballinrobe 18 Creggs 26
Creggs delivered one of their best displays of the season to see off Ballinrobe’s determined challenge in the opening round of the Connacht Junior Cup on Sunday. Ballinrobe have a proud Cup tradition and they contributed enormously to this game,in which Creggs experience in key positions proved vital. Scrumhalf Mark Brandon contributed 16 points with a superb placekicking display,while winger Stephen Crehan underlined his potential with two tries. Creggs got off to a great start when a fluid backline move released Crehan on the wing,and he finished expertly in the corner for a try,which Mark Brandon converted from close to the touchline.

Ballinrobe responded with some rousing forward surges,before their powerful No.8,Jack Winters,crashed over for a try from a lineout close to the Creggs line.Creggs led 13 – 11 at halftime,after Brandon and Ballinrobe outhalf Stephen Conroy landed two penalty goals each as play moved from end to end in a rip-roaring encounter.
Shortly after halftime,Creggs scored a vital try when Stephen Crehan chased a cleverly placed chip by Mark Brandon,and he beat three despairing Ballinrobe players to the touchdown. Brandon maintained his 100 % kicking record with a magnificent conversion ,and shortly afterwards,he added a penalty to extend Creggs lead to 23-11. However,Ballinrobe hit back with a vengeance and impressive fullback Mark Nally carved his way through the Creggs defence for a superb try,which Conroy converted to reduce the deficit to a mere 5 points,with twenty minutes remaining. Ballinrobe continued to apply severe pressure ,but some of Creggs defensive work was heroic with Tom Fleming,Kevin Brandon,Emmet Collins and Tom Callaghan outstanding in the face of wave after wave of attack.

Eventually,Creggs lifted the siege and a Mark Brandon penalty from 40 metres finally put Ballinrobe
8 points adrift,and this proved too much for them,despite outstanding efforts by Nalty,Winters,captain Conor Varley and John Mannion. For Creggs,this was an important win,and one in which every player contributed to an impressive team performance. Mike Tansey gave a great display around the field,and he has been a great addition to the squad.

Creggs resume League action with a home game,scheduled for Saturday next , V Dunmore .

Creggs : Stephen Kilcommons,Stephen Crehan,Damien Miskell,Tom Callaghan,Padraig Gavin,Emmet Collins , Mark Brandon : Peter Heavey,Enda Garvey,Mike Tansey,Leo Nally,Tom Fleming,Kieran Ryan,Peter Lohan,Kevin Brandon,Paul McNeill,Declan Nee, Peter Corcoran.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

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