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Creggs Rugby Club News for the Week of 19th November 2012

November 7, 2018

Mini Rugby
Minis will welcome Ballinasloe RFC U8 - U12's next Saturday 24/11/12 at 10.30am to Creggs.


U-13 Match Report

Creggs Rugby Under-13s played Ballina RFC last weekend and lost by narrow margin in the final 10 mins. The final score was Ballina RFC 14 to Creggs RFC 12 points.

Creggs play Corinthians RFC at home this coming weekend. The time and day to be announced at training.
Creggs Rugby Squad: Owen Hester, Kayley Mannion, Matthew Curly, James Larkin, Killian Higgins, Michael Kelly, Jack Keane, Cathal Crehan, Diarmoid O'Brian, Dillan Horan, Michael Quinn, Charlie Daly, Droilough O'Malley, Cian Dolan, John Martin, Albert Loobey, Adam Downey and Luke O'Malley .


U14 League

Ballina RFC 10 Creggs RFC 34

Creggs u14's travelled to Ballina on Sunday morning in an U14 league came and came away with the points in a 34-10 victory. although Creggs pulled away in the second half this was a competitive game throughout and Creggs had to fight all the way in this encounter.

Ballina started the game the better and scored after five minutes however Creggs eventually got their game going and scored tries through Nathan Feeney, Cian Gately and Niall Cunniffe in the first half to leave the half time score 19-5.

Ballina again started the second half well and when Creggs failed to find touch from a clearance they scored a try to leave the score 19-10. Creggs went back up the field and increased their lead to 22-10 with a penalty from Niall Cunniffe. Creggs were feeding off mistakes from Ballina and their back line were moving the ball wide very quick and putting their opponents under pressure out wide by good passing  through the hands of Ronan Dowd, Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare and Callum Fahey. The next two scores were scored by Niall Cunniffe when he intercepted in midfield to score under the posts and followed that up by running a try in from 30 metres when Creggs Backs moved the ball from a Ballina mistake.

The Creggs forwards showed very well especially in the second half where Brian Maloney, James Brandon, Oisin Mcconn, David O Gorman and Danny Arnold got through a lot of work. It was good to see players such as Thomas Hester and Callum Fahey come back from injuries and contribute well to the win also. Creggs continue their league campaign and are away next Sunday against Sligo RFC on Sunday 25th of November time TBC.

Creggs: Michael Conroy, Aaron Glennon, Thomas Hester, Brian Maloney, Oisin McConn, David O Gorman, James Brandon, Eoghan Coyle, Ronan Dowd, Shane Purcell, Niall Cunniffe, Dylan Jordan, Padraic Gaffey, Cian Gately, Brandon Hamnore, Michael Brandon, Danny Arnold, Callum Fahey,Jason Hoare, Nathan Feeney.


U-15's

Creggs 15s went down to Ballinasloe away on Sunday last.Their next game is Sunday week away to Ballina and in the meantime training continues on Thursday at 7pm. The squad was weakened by unavailability of some big names due to injury and other sporting commitments,but they will have to soldier on and the biggest thing they have to work on is their tackling skills

U16's & U17's

Creggs Under-16s played the Under-17 side in very useful challenge match at Donamon last Sunday. It ended in a draw with 10 points each.

Training continues during the week with details of matches for both sides to be announce then.

Also, well done to Steve Gregory on a good performance as referee on the day.

Battling Creggs lose in injury time

Ballyhaunis 10 Creggs 5

A try in the ninth minute of injury-time gave Ballyhaunis a hard-earned victory over an injury-ravaged Creggs team in Saturday’s Junior League clash. Most observers were mystified by the length of the second half,and for a heroic Creggs defence,each extra minute took it’s toll as Ballyhaunis threw everything into attack in the final quarter.To their credit,Ballyhaunis utilised their forward strength to keep Creggs under severe pressure,and finally got their reward with a try under the posts which Seamus Horan converted to deprive Creggs of what would have been a great win against all the odds.

Creggs got off to a good start,with captain Bernard Kilcommons scoring in the 9th minute when he showed great pace and ball control to touch down for a fine solo try. At this stage,Creggs were looking sharp out wide,but gradually the supply of good possession dried up,as Ballyhaunis began to dominate both scrums and lineouts.

Deprived of primary possession,Creggs had to work overtime in defence,with the backrow unit of Kieran Ryan,Tom Callaghan and Peter Lohan tackling relentlessly to drive Ballyhaunis back on several occasions.

Some well-placed kicks by scrumhalf Noel Flynn also proved invaluable,while the midfield defence of Bernard Kilcommons and Barry Egan was rock-solid,with the highly rated Ballyhaunis centre,Mantas Smirnovas making little headway despite getting plenty of opportunities to cross the gain-line.

Just before halftime,Seamus Horan landed a penalty for Ballyhaunis to leave the scoreline delicately poised at 5-3 to Creggs, and so it remained until the dramatic late try by the home team.

The quality of play deteriorated significantly in the second half,and this did not suit the lighter Creggs team,as an unusually high number of scrums gave Ballyhaunis a major advantage and kept Creggs on the backfoot for long periods.

Finally,and in the cruellest manner possible,the Creggs defence was penetrated in the game’s final play,with Tony Gleeson,Sean McKay and Stephen Jenkins prominent as wave after wave of attack yielded the all-important winning score .

Creggs are away to Ballinasloe next weekend, and will be looking to bounce back after this result.

Creggs : D Flahive,K Mulligan,B Egan,B Kilcommons, P Leech, S Quinn, N Flynn, M Mc Ateer,E Garvey,L Mannion,T Nee,C Morris,T Callaghan, K Ryan,P Lohan,P Corcoran,A Glennon,C Brandon,S Blake,M Conway,O Gilleran,D Hoare

Ballyhaunis : J P Jefferies,K Mc Dermott,F Kelly,M Smirnovas,S Horan, G Gallagher,C O’Hara:D Jordan,P Gallagher,S Jenkins,L Conroy,T Gleeson,S McKay, R Caulfield,I Cunnane,G Delaney,F Crawley,M Waldron,D Morley,G Patterson.

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