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Youth Rugby Round up:

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Very Busy weekend ahead with five youth home games on the fixtures list and two away games down for decision at youth level.

The Creggs Girls Under-16’s who are away to Ballinasloe on Sunday (KO 4pm) have already booked a place in Connacht League Division 1 Final in December.

This weekend in their last league game, the Creggs Girls Under-18’s, who are currently joint top of the table with Ballina RFC, play Westport needing a better result than Ballina in their last game to secure a place in the Connacht League Final. KO is at 12.30pm Saturday.

The Creggs Boys Under-14’s have a straight shoot out with Sligo RFC, who are just above them in the Connacht League. KO is at 11am on this Saturday morning in Creggs. The winner of this one will secure a place against Buccaneers in the Connacht Under-14 League Final.

The Creggs Boys Under-17’s will try to maintain their push for a Connacht League Final spot with a home game against Bucaneers on this Friday night at 7pm.

Meanwhile, the Creggs Under-18.5’s after a difficult league campaign due to the unavailability of players will try to get their season up and going when they play Ballinasloe RFC in the League at 5pm on Saturday.

The Creggs Girls Under-14’s will welcome Ballina to Creggs on Saturday at 2.30pm in their Connacht League match, which is uncompetitive.

Finally, the Creggs Boys Under-13’s play their non-competitive Connacht game v Ballina RFC on Sunday, 1.30, in Ballina.

Thanks to all the players and Coaches and Good luck in your fixtures. All support would be welcome.

Creggs Under-13’s continue to display great promise
Creggs Under-13s took on Corinthians at home last Saturday. The game started with a period of sustained pressure from the visitors who crossed for the games opening try on 5 minutes.

After this Creggs got a foothold in the opposing half and after some good retention and forcing the Corinthians defence to kick clear the ball. It was gathered by

Sam Walsh who returned the kick from half way to slalom through the defence and score in the corner to tie the game at 5 each.

The Creggs lads were growing into the game and some super tackles from Joseph McSharry and powerful runs from Kian Hughes had them moving nicely.

However, Corinthians then got a score from their number 8 under the posts which was converted to leave the score Creggs 5, Corinthians 12.

Not long before the half time whistle an identical passage of play led to Sam Walsh once again running a kick back from halfway to score our second try and leave just 2 points between the sides at the break.

After half-time Creggs played much of the game in the Corinthians half and a strong run by Connor Hannon led to the ball being recycled and fed to flying winger Walsh who completed his hat trick and give the home side a deserved 15-12 lead.

Some sturdy defence from Jack Lally and Brian O’Connor and a line out steal by Oisin Connolly kept the visitors at bay for most of the half.

However, a turnover in midfield led to the Corinthians centre finding a gap and scoring to once again grab the lead.
With time running out, some strong carries by number 8, Matthew Donnelly and Kian Hughes moved us up the field but we couldn’t break into the Corinthians 22 and finished the game defending on their own own line.

The final score was Creggs 15, Corinthians 17. This group of players continue to show great progress and despite a couple of very narrow defeats following a great win over Westport, they look like developing into a very good team. They travel to Ballina this coming Sunday in good spirits.

New players are always welcome to join the Under-13 squad, with training on each Wednesdays at 7pm in Creggs..

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