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Ballyhaunis 13 Creggs 20

Creggs travelled to Ballyhaunis for Sunday’s vital League game,and produced their best performance of the season to date to win a tough,uncompromising encounter with the outcome in the balance right to the end. With the home team battering the Creggs line in the closing stages,it took heroic defence to keep the Mayo men out,as a series of scrums and penalties yielded nothing as Tom Callaghan and Kevin Brandon led a hugely committed defensive effort by the entire Creggs squad.

The first half produced very little exciting rugby,with both teams hammering at each other up front,and quality possession was at a premium for either backline. Ballyhaunis went ahead after 18 minutes when Creggs were penalised for offside ,but Ger Heneghan landed a penalty shortly afterwards to tie up the game. The stalemate was finally broken in the 55th minute,when a clever chip to the corner by David Brandon put the Ballyhaunis defence in all sorts of bother,and Damien Miskell was about to score when he was taken out illegally off the ball. Referee Tom Reilly had no hesitation in awarding a penalty try,which Ger Heneghan duly converted.

Ballyhaunis responded immediately from the restart with a Garry Patterson penalty to reduce the deficit to 10 – 6. Creggs were now playing with fierce determination,and capitalised on a rare mistake by dangerman Patterson,to score an outstanding try when the Ballyhaunis pivot lost possession in midfield. Clinical handling by Tom Callaghan and Ger Heneghan gave Noel Fynn a try-scoring opportunity,and he crashed over for a vital score,which Heneghan converted to leave the home side shellshocked.

However,Ballyhaunis regrouped and were now dominating the forward battle, but could find no way through,until a Creggs attack broke down and centre Mantas Smirnovas hacked downfield for the speedy Patterson to win the race to the touchdown . He landed the conversion to reduce the Creggs lead to 17 – 13, with fourteen minutes remaining.
Creggs continued to attack at every opportunity,and this positive approach resulted in a penalty under the Ballyhaunis posts in the 72nd minute,which Ger Heneghan calmly slotted to give his team a vital seven point lead.

Ballyhaunis piled on the pressure thereafter,but the superbly marshalled Creggs defence held out for a victory,which will hopefully prove to be a major turning point for the team for the rest of the season.

Creggs : David Brandon,Aidan Geraghty,Ger Heneghan,Tom Callaghan,Damien Miskell,Noel Flynn,Conor Brandon: Tom Fleming,Eoin Kelly,Aidan Leech,Brian Donoghue,Ray Cassidy,Peter Lohan,Kevin Brandon,Matthew Brandon,Paul Mc Neill,Chris Duignan,Enda Tully,Bernard Kilcommons,Steven Crehan,Kevin Rushe, Kieran Ryan

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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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5 hours 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.

See below link to register
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9 hours ago  ·  

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