Creggs big opening day a huge success
Creggs Firsts will play the second leg of their back to back League games on this Saturday night in Dubarry Park, kick-off 7 pm.
Creggs lost out in this fixture towards the end of last season, so there will be no taking this game lightly, with the focus very much on a win.
The win leaves Creggs in second place, 5 points behind Connemara. Creggs travel to Clifden on the weekend after next to play Connemara RFC in a key match.
Creggs Development continue their winning run
Creggs Development 17, Claremorris RFC 7.
Creggs Development team and Claremorris played a friendly fixture on Friday night in Creggs.
The game served up some lively passages of play interspersed with other quite forgettable periods on Creggs 4G pitch. Both teams struggled with their handling in the first half, with the number of scrums in double figures as a result of knock-ons many of which were unforced and prevented any flow in the contest.
A blank scoreboard at half-time was a fair reflection on proceeedings, but thankfully the standard picked up considerably thereafter. Impressive Creggs centre Enda Naughton broke the deadlock with a fine try in the 48th minute, and scrumhalf James McNally added a second try shortly afterwards when he finished off a slick handling move.
Claremorris responded with some excellent attacking play which required strong defence to keep the Creggs line intact before Colin Canny crossed for a well taken try, converted by Enda Naughton, to put the home team 17-0 ahead entering the final quarter.
Claremorris dominated the closing stages and scored a converted try which was fully merited following some sustained pressure which kept Creggs pinned deep in defence.
This was a useful exercise for the teams, both of which were understrength, and it provided valuable game time to some of the less experienced players in their squads.
Creggs Rugby: Chris Collins, Jamie Ryan, Ger Comer, Enda Naughton, Luke Meehan, James Egan, Colin Canny, James Mc Nally, Tommy Devine, Neville Walker, Damien Miskell, Shane OBeirne, Seamus Collins, Damien Nolan, Eugene Fleming, Alan Brandon, John Mc Donnell, Kenneth Keane.
ADULT TEAM TRAINING
This weekend, the Creggs Under-20’s, Development squad and First team are training at 8.15 pm on Friday evening.
Big home League win for Creggs Under-17’s
Connacht Under-17 Connacht League
Creggs RFC 32, Monivea 12.
YOUTH TEAMS – LEAGUE FIXTURES
Creggs Under-18.5s v Connemara RFC in Creggs – Day & time TBC
Creggs Under-16 Girls play Sligo RFC on Saturday in Creggs. Time TBC.
(The winners of this game qualify for the League Semi-Finals).
Creggs Under-16 Boys play Ballina RFC away on Saturday. Time TBC.
– Please check CreggsRugby.ie for final fixture times.
YOUTH TEAMS – TRAINING
Creggs Under-18.5’s training TBC for this week.
Creggs Under-17 Boys training on Wednesday night at 7pm in Creggs.
Creggs Under-16 Boys training on Wednesday nights at 7pm in Creggs.
Creggs Under-15 Boys training Wednesday night at 7pm in Creggs.
Creggs Under-14 Boys training Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm in Creggs.
Creggs Under-13 Boys training every Wednesday night at 7pm in Creggs.
GIRLS – TRAINING
Creggs Girls Rugby Training every Monday night for Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 Girls at 7.30pm in Creggs.
Big day for Creggs MINI Rugby proves very successful
Creggs Mini Rugby Teams travelled to Claremorris last Saturday, with all ages represented from Under-7s up to Under-12s.
There was an initiative by Connaught Rugby – ‘Silent Side Lines’, where no coach or parent speak while games are on. They can instruct the players only before and at half time.
Picture showed a representative from Connaught Rugby asking the players their views after the games.
Training this Saturday
Next Saturday, all Mini Rugby Teams (Under-7’s, Under-8s, Under-9s, Under-10s, Under-11s, and Under-12’s) train in Creggs. Everyone on the pitches and ready to go at 10.30 please.
New MINI Rugby Players Alway Welcome
Creggs MINI Rugby always welcomes new players. We will have boys and girls teams from Under-7 (six year-olds) through each year up to Under-12’s. Come along and try it out on Saturday mornings when there isn’t a Blitz on. Registration is available on-line and the new season that will run through to April 2020.
Parents welcome to help with coaching
Parents are very welcome to help with coaching (full training provided) or to help support the great efforts at Creggs MINI Rugby coaching team.