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The Gain Line – Week Commencing: May 7th

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Creggs Pitch Development Draw on Saturday Night

Tickets are still available for the Creggs Rugby Pitches Development Draw from all Members and Players at €10 each or €50 for a book of 6. Tickets also on sale in Roscommon Town at MJ farrell, Jewellers, Church St.

The on-line ticket sales service will run until 6pm on Saturday evening. Please let all your family and friends living away elsewhere in Ireland or abroad that draw tickets can also be bought very simply and securely on-line at: www.CreggsRugby.ie

ALL-BLACK LEGEND SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CREGGS: Doug Howlett, Munster and All Blacks all-time try scorer supports Creggs Draw

All sellers are requested to please return your tickets and money to your group leaders before each Thursday evening, with returns still open until Saturday afternoon.

IRISH LEGEND SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CREGGS: Simon Easterby, former Irish International and now Ireland’s Grand Slam winning Forward’s Coach showing his support for the Creggs Draw.

There are 26 great prizes, and you can support the club is providing the first full-size IRB approved 3G rugby pitch in Connacht, as well as other grass pitches and facilities.

IRELAND AND ULSTER TRY SCORING MACHINE, Jacob Stockdale shows his support for the Creggs Rugby Draw.

Leinster play Racing 92 in the Champions Cup Final on Saturday afternoon (KO 4.45pm Irish time). Later in the evening the Creggs Monster Pitch Development Draw will take place in Creggs. It will preceded by presentations of medals to Youth teams at 7pm; we will honour our former Lady Rugby Internationals, and also have the medal presentations to both our senior teams who won promotion this season.

Club members – players, coaches, parents, children, as well as sponsors, supporters and friends of Creggs Rugby are all welcome next Saturday evening.

Creggs RFC shortlisted for Connacht Club of the Year

Creggs RFC was nominated along with Ballina RFC and Sligo RFC for Connacht Club of the Year. Having won the Division 1A League and Cup and the round robin qualification for the All-Ireland League, as expected Ballina RFC picked up this award.

Creggs prop-forward Aidan Leech was also nominated for Connacht Junior Player of the Year – congratulations to Aidan. That award was won by Fergal Tuffy, Ballina RFC.

The Connacht Under-18 Girls Player of the Year award was won by Kayley Mannion – congratulations to Kayley. Irish international Grainne Egan from Ballygar was also shortlisted for the Connacht Rugby Women’s Player of the Year, which went to Alison Miller on this occasion. Congratulations to Grainne, who was also a former winner of this award.

The winners were announced at the Connacht Rugby Awards Ball in Galway on last Sunday night. The occasion also marked the retirement of John Muldoon, Andrew Browne and JP Cooney.

YOUTH RUGBY

Creggs lose out in Under-17 Plate Final

Creggs Rugby: Diarmuid Quinn, Micheal Beirne, Rory Callaghan, Jack Tucker, Tom Farrell, Eric O Doherty, Kaylem Holian, John McDonnell, Mark Purcell, Aaron Hannon, Lorcan Maher, Aodha Hession, Jack Hanley, Ben Finnerty, Conor Murphy, Roddie McGuinness, Thomas O Brien, Adam Donnelly, Darragh Kiernan, Jonathan Whyte, Ciaran Corcoran, Ronan Lambe, Conor McNulty, Aaron Hannon, Erin Coyne, and Ryan O’Keeffe.

MINI RUGBY

UNDER-12 GIRL’S MINI RUGBY ON SATURDAY

Creggs Under-12 girls will train again this Saturday morning in Creggs at 11am, as they prepare for the Aviva Mini Rugby Festival at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin a week later, on May 19th.

New players are very welcome to come along to train on this Saturday and to take part in the Blitz. There will be a surprise Irish international guest coach in Creggs this Saturday morning with Dave Purcell and Michéal Glennon.

CONGRATS TO CLOOMTUSKERT NS

Congratulations to Cloontuskert National School, which represented Creggs Rugby in the Connacht Aldi Tag Blitz, and who have now qualified to play in the Aviva National Blitz in the Aviva Stadium later this month. Well done to all the children, their teachers and parents. Enjoy a great day in Dublin at the home of Irish rugby.

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