The Gain Line

THE GAIN LINE 17/11/18

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Creggs add another bonus point win v Sligo

Connacht Junior 1 League
Creggs Rugby 24, Sligo RFC 7.

Creggs sit third in the Connacht J1 League Table following this bonus point win over Sligo at The Green on Saturday. They are now 5 points behind League leaders Connemara, 3 points behind second placed Monivea but with a game in hand on both. This adds extra significance to this Saturday’s clash with Monivea at The Green, a game which is already doubling up as the Semi-Final of the Cawley Cup. Kick-off versus Monivea on Saturday evening at The Green at 7.30 pm.
The opening quarter on Saturday was fairly even but Creggs began to exert a stranglehold on the game as it progressed. Right-winger Luke Meehan broke the deadlock with an unconverted try after 25 minutes and 3 minutes before half time prop Aidan Leech finished off a good move, in which he had already featured twice in the build up, with a try under the posts, and converted by Mark Brandon.
Creggs stretched their lead early in the second half, capitalising on a botched drop off with Chris Duignan eventually crossing in the left corner.
The bonus point beckoned but was a long time coming, centre Tom Callaghan finally getting over on 67 minutes following a sustained period of Creggs dominance, which until that breakthrough had proved an exercise in frustration. Mark Brandon landed the tricky conversion leaving his side 24-0 ahead.
However, an intercepted pass allowed Sligo break their duck right at the death.
Creggs Rugby: Ronan Dowd, Luke Meehan, Kevin Gavin, Tom Callaghan, Shane Dowd, Mark Brandon, Tom Fleming, Maurice Buckley, Eoghan Farrell, Brian Donoghue, Tom Oates, Brian Diffley, Peter Lohan, Kevin Brandon, Sean O’ Higgins, Aidan Leech, Ronan Cahill, Aidan Brandon, and Edward Clinton.

Senior Players – Training
Training continues on every Tuesday (8pm) and Friday (8.15pm) for all senior players. New and returning players always welcome. Membership is now overdue.

POS

TEAM

PLD

W

L

D

PF

PA

DIFF

BP

DED

PTS

1

Connemara

6

5

1

0

156

66

90

4

0

24

2

Monivea

6

5

1

0

128

95

33

2

0

22

3

Creggs

5

4

1

0

90

42

48

3

0

19

4

Castlebar RFC

6

2

4

0

108

121

-13

8

0

16

5

Westport

7

3

4

0

119

148

-29

2

0

14

6

Buccaneers

7

2

5

0

127

154

-27

5

0

13

7

Galwegians

6

3

3

0

133

206

-73

3

-3

12

8

Sligo

7

1

6

0

111

140

-29

4

0

8

Creggs Development Team
A special call to training on this Friday night at 8.15pm for all Development squad players to prepare for the very important League games coming up. A special effort by all squad members to step-up if the team is to maintain and improve on the current second place in the Connacht J1C League. New and returning players always welcome. Membership is now overdue – please pay asap.

Creggs Under-18’s put up a big score in League win

Connacht Under-18.5 League

Creggs Rugby 53, Monivea RFC 12.

Creggs Under-18’s put up an impressive score against an under-strength Monivea RFC side last Sunday in their Connacht Under-18.5 League match. In the process, they maintain an excellent six win from six outings.
However, it was a slow start with Monivea touching down first. The Galway lads were 5-0, before the Creggs lads got going.

In all, Creggs score 9 tries with a brace each for Kaylem Holian and Aodha Hession, and amongst others, Ryan O’Keeffe continue his try a game scoring form.

There was notable very strong defensive displays from Jack Hanley and John McDonnell in particular, and Thomas O’Brien had many outstanding carries.

Good news too – Ethan Glennon, who came off injured will be fit to return to the squad in a week or so, as will two or three other rested players. Their next game is away v Oughterard RFC ont Sunday. Earlier this season, the corresponding fixture was a tight affair with Creggs winning by just one score, 19-14 in Creggs.

Creggs Rugby: Tom Farrell, Eric O’Doherty, Aodha Hession, Mark Purcell, Lorcan Maher, Ethan Glennon, Ciaran Corcoran, Martin Quinn, Thomas O’Brien, Jack Hanley, Micheal Beirne, John McDonnell, Ryan O’Keeffe, Kaylem Holian, Conor Murphy, Cian Glennon, Sean Trundle, and Arron Hannon.

Great win in good game for Creggs Under-15’s

Connacht Under-15 League

Creggs RFC 32, Ballina RFC 31.

Creggs Under-15’s hosted Ballina RFC on Saturday in Creggs in the Connacht Under-15A League and came away with a win by the narrowest of margins. It was a well contested, very entertaining and a high scoring game.

Creggs flew out of the blocks with two tries in the first 7 minutes from Josh Verling and Ben Johnson after some great carrying from Eoin Kelly, Ciaran Purcell and Noah Fallon up front and good hands out the backs from Cormac Dolan, DJ Hession, Jack Fleming and Senan Lambe.

Ballina responded well and scored two converted tries to take a 14-10 lead after 18 minutes. However, Creggs regrouped and scored two further tries through Edimar Fimho and Oisin O Beirne, one of which was converted by DJ Hession for a 22 points to 14 half time lead.

Ballina started the second half better and got a try and conversion to get back to 22-21 after 5 minutes of the second half but again Creggs hit back with good work from Michael McAteer, Tomas Tiernan and Daniel Flynn, which was rewarded with Tadg Lyons going over in the corner for a try. DJ Hession expertly converted for a 29-21 lead for the home team.

However, the Mayo lads were not finished and kept coming back at the home side and they kicked a penalty to bring the score back to 29-24 and attacked again after a missed kick for touch from Creggs and went over under the posts which they converted for a 31 to 29 lead for the visitors.

Creggs rebounded, continuing to attack and after some good work from Aidan Hoare, Noah Fallon, Tomas Tiernan and Eoin Kelly, Creggs were awarded a penalty and DJ Hession again stood up and converted the kick for Creggs to go head by 32-31 with 11 minutes remaining.

Ballina needed a score to secure a victory and with the Creggs forwards tiring it took some heroic defending from the likes of Tadg Lyons, Jack Fleming and Oisin O Beirne out wide to keep them at bay when a score looked likely and when Ciaran Purcell turned over the ball near the Creggs line at the finish, Cormac Dolan put the ball out for a well earned victory.

This result puts Creggs into joint third place in the League with Ballina, and Creggs has a game in hand on both Ballina and Galwegians in second-place. Creggs next game will be a big one away to Galwegians on next Saturday week in Galway. Last Saturday’s hard fought win over Ballina will surely stand to them.

Creggs Rugby: Jimmy Hoey, Cormac feeley, Eoin Kelly, Patrick Keane, Oisin O’Berirne, Josh Verling, Senan Lambe, Jack Fleming, Edimar Fimho, Tadg Lyons, Lee Kilcoyne, Daniel Flynn, Tomas Tiernan, Michael McAteer, Ben Johnson, Aidan Hoare, Noah Fallon, Eoin Kelly, Ciaran Purcell, Cormac Dolan and Daniel Flynn.

Creggs Under-16’s league result

Ballina 24, Creggs 12

Creggs Under-14’s in super draw with Westport

Connacht Under-15 League

Creggs RFC 10, Westport RFC 10.

Creggs Under-14s continued their recent unbeaten run with a hard fought 10-10 draw with a spirited Westport RFC side. Having lost to Westport away earlier in the season, this performance proved a fair measure of their constant improvement in the last few weeks.

Westport scored an early try, only to have it cancelled out with a good Creggs team move and touched down by the hard working scrum half Daniel Brown.

Creggs again found themselves five points down in the final quarter setting up a grandstand finish. Shane Maloney crossed the try line but was held up. Conor Kelly on his debut came close to scoring also with fine runs from the centre,

Eventually in injury time, after great running from Andriu Oates and Adam Flynn putting Westport under immense pressure forcing them to kick for touch, but the ball was half block down by Tommy Morris & Eoghan Keaveny who passed it to the impressive and hard tackling Creggs fly half Jack Donnelly to score a last minute try in the corner.

Creggs Rugby: Aindriú Oates, Liam Corcoran, Mickey Costa, Brian Keegan, Sean Kelly,
Thomas King, Shane Maloney, Daniel Browne, Jack Donnolly, Nathan Halligan, Stephen Smith, Conar Kelly, Adam Flynn, Leo O’Connor, Killian O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, Ben Donlon, Owen Keavney, and Tommie Morris.

 

YOUTH Team’s (Boys) Fixtures & Training

YOUTH Team’s (Boys) Fixtures

Creggs Under-13’s will play Galwegians RFC in the Connacht Under-13A League in Creggs next Sunday at 2pm.

Creggs Under-16’s will play Castlebar RFC in the Connacht Under-16A League in Creggs next Sunday at 12pm

Creggs U18.5’s travel to Oughterard RFC next Sunday in the Connacht Under-18.5 League with a 12pm kick off.

YOUTH Team’s (Boys) TRAINING

All Training in Creggs for:
Creggs Under-13’s and Under-14’s, on Tuesday night at 7pm.
Creggs Under-15’s train Thursday evening at 6.30pm.
Creggs Under-16’s on Tuesday night at 7pm.
Creggs Under-17’s and Under-18.5’s train Friday night at 7pm.
Players new to rugby and returning players always welcome at all age groups.

YOUTH Team Registration/Membership continues at training
Registration/ Membership is now overdue for all Youth Teams. The opportunity to pay your membership will be at training and games during the next few days.

 

Youth Rugby – Girls

Creggs Under-14 Girls Training
Creggs Under-14 Girls train every Monday evening at 7pm. New players always welcome.

Under-16 Girls Team – New Players Very Welcome

Creggs RFC relaunched girls rugby this season for Under-14’s and currently have over 23 girls playing and training every Monday night at that age group. So far the girls have had games versus Westport, Claremorris and Ballina and are so far unbeaten.

The popularity of rugby is certainly spreading through the good work being done by CRDO Micheal Glennon in the local secondary schools, with Creggs currently having 13 Under-16 players training every Monday night also.

New players at Under-16 (born 2003/2004) are very welcome to come out and give it a try every Monday night at 7pm in Creggs. Creggs will enter teams in the Cups at Under-14 and Under-16 levels after Christmas. For further details, please contact: Dave Purcell on 089 7000547.

Creggs MINI Rugby

Successful Blitz last weekend in Creggs
Last weekend, Creggs Minis from Under-6’s up to Under-11’s played in a Blitz v Ballinasloe RFC. The Under-12’s had training. It was a very successful day for all the Creggs teams. Our thanks to all the coaches and parents for all their help in making it a very enjoyable morning.

All Mini teams train in Creggs this Saturday
This weekend, Creggs Minis – all ages (Under-6’s, Under-7’s, Under-8’s, Under-9’s, Under-10’s, Under-11’a and Under-12’s) will train in Creggs next Saturday at 11am.

Registration/ Membership is now overdue for all Mini Rugby players – if not already done, please do so this Saturday at the clubhouse before or during training.
N.B. – All paid-up playing members will get a pair of the new Creggs RFC socks this Saturday.

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Well done to our U14 girls who travelled to Tuam RFC this morning for a game, great game of rugby with the Creggs girls coming out on top 59-22.

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