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Creggs 45 Longford 5

Creggs entertained Longford last Friday evening in Creggs in a very enjoyable game. Creggs turned on the style early on with half backs Kevin Gavin and Shane Dowd looking bright and assertive as the ball was moved quickly to winger Christy Leahy who crossed over for the first of his two tries on his debut. Creggs dominated in the loose with Simon Spain, Alex Syrek and Rory O’Donoghue creating a platform for Kevin Gavin to score under the posts. Full back Noel Gately joined in on the act by cutting through the centre to touch down for the first of his two tries leaving Creggs comfortably ahead at half time.

The second half saw number 8 Brian Diffley score a brace of tries after good support from Brian Coady, Thomas O’Byrne, Connor Gore and Aidan Devine, Kevin Gavin added the extras. Longford replied with a well worked try of their own but Creggs dominated possession and territory for the remainder of the game with Dan Butt regularly finding Brian Collins at lineout time and Cathal Crehan playing very well when switched from wing to scrum half on his debut with Creggs. James Regan delivered his usual powerful performance in the engine room at second row and he as well supported by Conor McNeill, Christy Leahy and Rory O’Donoghue who can both feel very pleased with their performances.

Training continues every Wednesday night at 7pm. New players very welcome.

Panel: Simon Spain, Alex Syrek, Rory O’Donoghue, Brian Coady, Dan Butt, Aidan Devine, Brian Collins, James Regan, Brian Diffley, Conor McNeill, Thomas O’Byrne, Kevin Gavin, Shane Dowd, Cathal Crehan, Conor Gore, Noel Gately, Dan Butt, Christy Leahy.

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Well done to the Creggs U16 and Creggs U18 Girls teams who have both qualified for the Final of the Connacht U18 and U16 Girls Division 1 Leagues.

Fantastic achievement for the club in our first year fielding in Division 1 of the U18 league and only our 4th season since we set up the girls youth section in the club.

The Girls u18 final will take place in Dunmore next Saturday at 12pm V Claremorris while the Girls u16 Final will take place the following weekend against Ballina.
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Creggs RFC U.13s suffered yet another narrow defeat on Sunday last, this time away to Ballina in Sunday morning last. After conceding an early try from a Ballina scrum we were under real pressure when Brian O Connor put in a tremendous try saving tackle and we managed to force a turn over under our own posts and clear. We finally got a foothold in the opposing half and after a superb attacking scrum and great drives from Matthew Donnelly and Jack Lally the ball was fed to winger Luke Hayes who danced around the despairing Ballina defence to cross the line right on half time. Scoreline Ballina 7. Creggs 5 at the break.
The second half played out like the first with some resolute defence from the Creggs lads. However the line was breached on 12 minutes and now we faced a 7 point deficit. With just 3 minutes remaining and having put in a ferocious defensive display we were rewarded with a try by Michael O Brien who was in the right place at the right time to punish a poor Ballina defensive kick to leave just 2 points between the sides. In the last play of the game though we came unstuck while trying desperately to find the winning score as Ballina scored in the corner to leave the full time score Ballina 17. Creggs 10.
Training continues Wednesday evenings at 7 and we are away to Buccaneers next weekend.
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