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Buccaneers 20 Creggs 17

Top-of-the –table Buccaneers held out for a narrow victory in Sunday’s riproaring local derby at Dubarry Park . Creggs belied their current League position with a highly impressive display,which almost yielded a shock victory over a Buccaneers team which has been in rampant form in recent games.

Creggs started in whirlwind fashion and led by 10 pts to nil after twelve minutes. Ger Heneghan opened the scoring with a well-struck penalty ,and he followed this up with a clever chip over the defence which centre Dave Flahive latched onto for a vital early try. Heneghan added the conversion before outhalf Jack Feeney kicked a penalty for Buccs when Creggs strayed offside in midfield. The action was fast and furious,with Buccs now warming to the tempo of the contest and stretching the Creggs defence with some clever handling by the backs,allied to powerful forward play with Josh ORourke and Paul Gallogly to the fore.
However,Creggs defended superbly and all Buccs had to show for a long period of sustained pressure was another Feeney penalty,leaving the home team trailing by 10 pts to 6 pts at the interval.

Buccaneers powerful pack of forwards continued to dominate possession and territory in the third quarter,and this led to a try by replacement prop Darren Lennon who touched down under the posts,leaving an easy conversion for Jack Feeney . When fullback Declan Byrne crashed over for a well-worked try in the left corner after the Creggs defence was stretched to breaking point,the signs were ominous and more so when the impressive Feeney converted from the touchline to give Buccs a 20 pts to 10 pts lead with eighteen minutes remaining.

Creggs responded by producing some outstanding rugby in the closing stages of the game,with Kevin Brandon leading the forwards to new levels of intensity . Eventually, a quickly-taken tap penalty by Tom Callaghan gave fullback David Brandon a half-chance which he took to devastating effect by outpacing the Buccs defence for a wonderful solo try. Ger Heneghan kicked the conversion from a difficult angle to leave just three points between the sides with five minutes left on the clock. Buccaneers regrouped and managed to hold on for a victory which owed much to a powerful showing by forwards ORourke,James Tormey and Rory Grenham,while Brian Walsh and Declan Byrne impressed out wide.

The Creggs forwards battled bravely to the end despite conceding a considerable height and weight advantage to their opponents. Brian Donoghue and Bernard Kilcommons used their mobility to good effect,while the frontrow of Paul Mc Neill,Mattie Corcoran and Tom Fleming was unyielding throughout,with a strong impact also made by all five subs used by Creggs in a hugely physical encounter.
Likewise,the Creggs backrow worked overtime in defence and scavenged for possession,often turning over ball they had no right to win .Conor Brandon and Ger Heneghan combined well at halfback,
while the tackling of the threequarters had to be of a high standard to nullify the threat of a slick Buccs backline.David Brandon had an outstanding game at fullback.

Creggs have a home game against Castlebar next weekend,and this promises to be another intriguing contest with home advantage hopefully shading it for this rapidly improving squad of players.

Creggs : David Brandon,Stephen Crehan,Dave Flahive,Tom Callaghan,Aidan Geraghty,Ger Heneghan,Conor Brandon : Tom Fleming,Mattie Corcoran,Paul Mc Neill : Bernard Kilcommons,Brian Donoghue,Matthew Brandon,Kieran Ryan,Kevin Brandon,Colin Canny,Barry Egan,Eoin Kelly,Chris Duignan,Kevin Rushe.

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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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6 days ago  ·  

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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