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U18 Friendly

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Creggs 26 Tuam 27
U18 Friendly

Creggs U18 played their first game of the new season on Saturday evening last in Tuam and it was a most enjoyable contest with 8 tries shared equally between the sides. Creggs opened brightly with the backline moving the ball quickly from out half Rory Collins scrumhalf Theo McGuinness through centres Rory O’Brolacháin and Kevin Gavin to the onrushing full Shane Dowd who scored under the posts. Shane Dowd converted and followed this up a few minutes later with another try which also involved wingers John Brennan and Conor McNeill supporting him. The conversion was missed and Tuam rallied with two tries before the break. The second half brought tries from Tom Oates after good work at the lineout with help from props Andrew Mannion and Dan Butt. Matthew Brandon surged over for a fourth try supported by back row Callum McGee, Thomas O’Byrne and hard tackling Conor Gore. Creggs looked set for victory but a late try with the last play of the game gave Tuam a one point win in this friendly game. The league begins this weekend with Creggs away to Ballina in their first game. Training continues on Friday nights at 7pm and any new players who wish to join are still welcome.

Panel: A. Mannion, D. Butt, M.Brandon, T. Oates, C. McGee, C. Gore, T. O’Byrne, T. McGuinness, R. Collins, R. O’Brolacháin, K. Gavin, J. Brennan, C. McNeill, S. Dowd

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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