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Big win for Creggs Under-18s in the Connacht Cup

Connacht Under-18.5 Cup

Creggs RFC 31, Dunmore RFC/ Tuam RFC Combination 5.

Creggs RFC Under-18.5s played their first round in the Connacht Cup against Dunmore Rugby Club / Tuam Rugby Club combination.

The weather last Sunday didn’t help the 4:45pm wasn’t conducive to good rugby but the Creggs men put in a great performance scoring five tries against one.

With no game since before christmas you would have expected a bit of rustyness from the Creggs Lads but they started the game with great pace and ran in 3 unanswered tries in the first half through Darren Gately, Senan Lambe and Lee Kilcoyne all of which were converted by Darren Gately.

The second half proved a more difficult encounter with the game very stop start and a lot of penalties awarded breaking up the flow of the game, however both teams did get in for a try in the second half with Ben Johnson getting in from close range for the Creggs lads. The biggest cheer of the day was saved for

The last play of the game when Mark Kilcommons got held up after a long weaving run and from the goal line drop off, Lee Kilcoyne gathered the ball 30 metres out to drop a goal to complete the scoring.

Creggs finished winners on 31-5. Well done to all the players, coaches and all concerned.

It was a great team effort. Creggs had 20 players togged and a few injured players present too with the squad. The coaches are hopeful that some absent players will return to give the cup campaign a real good go.

A highlight of the game was a well practised drop goal from none other than Lee Kilcoyne who although playing at number 8, he confidently took on a huge kick from 40 metres out into the wind, splitting the posts.

Creggs Rugby: Aindriu Oates, Miquel Arthur, Ben Johnson, Daragh Gilligan, Eoin Kelly, James murray, Lee Kilcoyne, Ciaran Purcell, Cormac Dolan, Darren Gately, Patrick Charles, Mark Kilcommons, Edimar Filho, Jack Fleming, Josh Adams Verling, Senan Lambe, Conor Betts, Ryan Conlon, Thomas Tiernan, Sean Kelly

Creggs Under-16 Girls progress in the Connacht Cup

Castlebar RFC were the visitors to Creggs last Sunday morning in the Connacht Under-16 Girls Cup with the home side coming out on top over the Mayo girls.

The Creggs girls who have been playing for a few years ran in numerous tries against their less experienced opposition who did manage to run in for 1 try of their own towards the end of the game.

Well done to both teams and the best of luck to the Creggs girls in the next round of the Connacht Cup.

A much tougher encounter against Ballinasloe RFC in the quarter final of the cup in a couple of weeks time is guaranteed and this was a chance for the Creggs girls to get a run out prior to that game and hand a debut to Ciara Corrigan who acquitted herself very well on her first day out with the team.

Creggs Rugby: Julie Ann Fahy, Darcey Farnon, Grace Killian, Isabelle Quinn, Beibhinn Maher, Michaela Giloolly, Jemima Adams Verling, Stacey Corbally, Elizabeth Gory, Siofra Hession, Sarah Purcell, Shauna Walsh, Rachel Kilcoyne, Ellen Jordan, Grace Mannion, Ciara Corrigan, Katie O Connor, Leah Heavey.

YOUTH & SCHOOL FIXTURES:

Connacht Schools Senior Girls Semi-Final
Convent of Mercy, Roscommon V MSM, Claremorris on this Friday at 12.30pm in Creggs.

Connacht Boys Under-13 Cup
Creggs RFC V Ballinasloe RFC on this Saturday at 12pm in Creggs.

Connacht Under-14 Girls Cup
Loughrea RFC V Creggs RFC, on this Saturday at 1pm in Loughrea.

Under-15 Boys Friendly
Creggs RFC V Gort RFC on this Saturday at 2pm in Creggs.

Connacht Under-14 Boys Cup
Creggs RFC V Galway Bay RFC on this Sunday at 12pm, in Creggs.

YOUTH TEAMS – TRAINING

Girls Rugby Training:
Creggs Under-14 Girls train on Monday evenings at 7pm.

Creggs Under-16/ Under-18 Girls train every Monday at 8pm.

Boys Rugby Training:
Creggs Under-13’s Boys train on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Creggs Under-14 Boys train on Wednesday from 7pm – 8.15pm.

Creggs Under-15 Boys train every Thursday night at 7PM.

Creggs Under-16/ Under-17 Boys train every Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Creggs Under 18.5’s train every Thursday at 8pm

Please keep an eye on the Creggs Rugby Facebook page and www.CreggsRugby.ie for updates and any enquiries please contact Dave Purcell on 087 7000547.

MINI RUGBY

Creggs MINI Rugby teams (All age-groups) will play away in Claremorris on this Saturday morning in a Blitz v Claremorris Colts RFC on this Saturday morning at 10am for all MINI age-groups.

Remember, new players (Boys and Girls) always welcome to come along and join Creggs Mini Rugby in any of the age-groups from: Under-7’s, Under-8’s, Under-9’s, Under-10’s, Under-11’s, and up to Under-12’s. A big welcome always in Creggs for new young players and their parents/ guardians.

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