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Minis:
Creggs Minis held a blitz last Saturday with Longford RFC and Monivea RFC visiting . Games were held at U7-U12 and Monivea also brought a girls team to play against the Creggs U12 girls. The blitz was held in beautiful weather and there was great rugby on show. Well done to all those that arrived out early to set up the pitches and helped on the day. Next weekend Creggs minis will train in Creggs at 11am.

U13 A League:

Sligo RFC 26 Creggs RFC 22

Creggs U13’s travelled to Sligo to play Sligo RFC last Saturday morning in the U13 A league. This was a really competitive game of rugby and both teams played a very expansive and exciting brand of rugby with the home team winning out on a scoreline of 26-22. Creggs scored 4 well taken tries through DJ Hession, Jack Fleming, Ciaran Purcell and Shane Walsh. Training continues Wednesday night at 7pm

U15 A League:

Westport RFC 26 Creggs RFC 31

Creggs U15’s traveled to play Westport RFC in their final league game last Sunday morning in what proved to be a high scoring and very enjoyable game. Creggs got out of the blocks very quick and took an early lead when Mark Purcell too a quick penalty and fed Ben Finnerty who dived over in the corner, Creggs continued to attack and further scores from Jack Tucker and Ronan Lambe, one of which was converted by Tucker gave the Creggs lads a 17-0 lead.

The home side came back into the game then and scored just before half time and again just after the restart to reduce the deficit to 17-12, but that seemed to drive on the Creggs lads and brilliant work up front from Adam Donnelly, Luke Divilly, Conor McNulty and Lorcan Maher , got field position for Creggs and they finished off two very good tries through Rory Callaghan and Ben Finnerty which gave Creggs a 31-12 lead.

Two late tries for the home team left for a nervy last 5 minutes but the Creggs lads held out for the win.



U18.5 A league Final:

Creggs U18.5’s will contest the Division 1 League final against Corinthians RFC of Galway next Sunday in Dubarry Park Athlone with a 12pm Kick off. This group of players have been exceptionally consistent over the last number of years and this will be their 5th consecutive League final at their respective age groups, having lost out to the same opposition last May in the U17 League final. Creggs beat Galwegians RFC 13-3 in their semi final two weeks ago in front of a very vocal and encouraging support and hope this weekend people will be able to come and support them again in their attempts to win the title. Games between the two teams have been very close and I am sure this weekend will prove to be the same, so we wish the Creggs lads the best this weekend.

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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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4 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
irfu.sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/registration/event-registration/index/2347
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7 hours ago  ·  

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