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U18’s: Creggs U18’s who were recently crowned Connacht League champions were beaten by Ballina RFC in the semi final of the Cup last Wednesday week. The lads had played Galwegians in the Quarter final on the Sunday evening in Galway and having less than 3 days turnaround proved too much for the lads who have a had a great season.

Creggs had been in front at half time by 13-10 from 2 penalties from Shane Purcell and a try and conversion from Ronan Dowd however the second half you could visibly see the energy levels drain from the lads and a late try from Ballina sealed the victory by 20-13.

Thanks to the big group of lads we got together this year and with a lot of the lads underage again next year hopefully we can continue to develop and the future looks bright with a talented group of youth players on show all season.

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Creggs Firsts team took on Westport RFC in a league match on the 4g pitch. Conditions were perfect for players if a bit cold for spectators. Creggs started well with an early try by Aidan Leech converted from almost the touchline by Shane Purcell. After giving away a kickable penalty Brian Diffley finished off a forwards break scoring left of the posts converted again by Shane Purcell. Leading 14 -3 it seemed Creggs would pull away but Wesport replied with their own 7 pointer with Creggs having missed some tackles. Another penalty from Westport left it 14-13 at half time to Creggs. In the 2nd half Creggs had the wind behind them and kicked well into the opposition 22.. This resulted in a Kevin Gavin try in the right corner. Creggs leading by 19-13 kicked another great penalty pushing them 9 ahead. With 10 minutes remaining Eoghan Coyle collected a kick ahead and ran in under the post for another 7 with Shane Purcell converting. This was followed by a last ditch try by Westport with the final score 29 - 19. Creggs suffered a number of injuries and had to be subbed out but the replacements were excellent resulting in a solid win. CONGRATS ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to Creggs U16 girls who went 17-0 down and came back in tbe second hald to win 24-17 in Ballinasloe this afternoon, great game of rugby by both sides.

The U16's made it a clean sweep for the girls teams this weekend with the U14 Teams defeating Ballina and the U18 side defeating westport.,both games played In Creggs yesterday.

Well done girls , coaches and thanks to all parents
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