Roscommon Star shines for Connacht

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Creggs RFC are delighted that Denis Buckley who represented the club at under age, made such a huge impact in Connacht’s recent win over Leinster in Galway.

Presentation to Adrian Leddy on behalf of Creggs RFC marking his election as Junior Vice President of Connacht Branch IRFU. L – R Berni Higgins President Creggs RFC, Denis Buckley Connacht, Adrian Leddy Junior Vice President Connacht Branch IRFU

Roscommon Town native Denis who has a Leinster Schools winners medal with Blackrock College and has represented Ireland at Under 20 level has been promoted form the Connacht Academy to the full squad for the current season. As a reward for some impressive early season performances Denis got the starting birth at loose head prop for the local derby match with Leinster and won universal plaudits from the media for his outstanding performance and contribution to a historic win by his native province. Denis is sponsored by well know Roscommon business MJ Farrell Jewellers who marked the occasion by presenting Denis with a Tissot watch. Denis will be hoping to shine again this weekend as Connacht embark on their Heineken European Cup campaign away in Italy.

Creggs RFC also made a presentation on the night to Adrian Leddy who has been a fantastic servant to rugby, both at club and provincial level and has been recently elected as Junior Vice President of Connacht Branch IRFU. Creggs President Bernie Higgins said that it was a hugely proud time for Creggs Rugby and that Adrian was a very worthy recipient of this high office and won’t be found wanting in his new position.

Presentation of watch to Connacht Prop Forward Denis Buckley by MJ Farrell Jewellers Roscommon Town who are proud to sponsor Denis in the Connacht Squad for 2012-2013 season. L – R Michael Farrell, Joe Farrell, Berni Higgins President Creggs RFC, Eoghan Farrell, Denis Buckley, Adrian Leddy Junior Vice President Connacht Branch IRFU, Tom Farrell.

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Well done to the Creggs U16 and Creggs U18 Girls teams who have both qualified for the Final of the Connacht U18 and U16 Girls Division 1 Leagues.

Fantastic achievement for the club in our first year fielding in Division 1 of the U18 league and only our 4th season since we set up the girls youth section in the club.

The Girls u18 final will take place in Dunmore next Saturday at 12pm V Claremorris while the Girls u16 Final will take place the following weekend against Ballina.
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