Creggs Rugby Club News for the Week of 02 January 2011

November 7, 2018

Creggs Rugby Lotto winner presented with his cheque

Just three weeks in to the new on-line Lotto, the jackpot of €2,300 was won by a long-time supporter of the club Tim O’Brien. Tim is a brother of Creggs Rugby legend Tom O’Brien, who sold him the winning ticket.

Tim used the occasion of a family get together in Creggs over the Christmas to be presented with his winning cheque (see pictures), and a great evening was had by all concerned.

The Creggs Rugby Lotto can be played on-line or by contacting any coach or committee member. The next draw is on Sunday next, with the jackpot of €2,800.  


The Senior team play away in Carrick in the first round of the Connacht Junior Cup Fixture on Sunday 8th. 

Under 19


Friday 7pm

Mini Rugby


Mini training resumes after the Christmas Break next Saturday (7-01-2012) at 11am. 

Youth Rugby


UNDER-13s U13 Match V Connemara on this Saturday at 12.30 in Donamon.

UNDER-14s Details to be announced

UNDER-15s Details to be announced

UNDER-16s U16 League game V Claremorris next weekend at home either Friday Night (6-01-12) or Sunday Morning (8-01-12) (TBC).


UNDER-13 Training this Wednesday night at 7pm.

UNDER-14 Training match with U15s on Thursday night at 7pm,weather permitting.

UNDER-15 Thursday 7pm

UNDER-16 team are due to be away to Dunmore next weekend. TBC 


Under 16s

Creggs U16 Remain Unbeaten

Dunmore 13               Creggs 18

After the interruption due to weather prior to Christmas and then the Christmas break, the below Creggs squad travelled to Dunmore and resumed their U16 league Campaign this Monday afternoon in Dunmore.

Creggs; Eoghan Farrell, Mark Kearney, Barry McDonnell, Rory Collins, Maurice Buckley, Dylan Keavney, Noel Gately, Evan Concur, Brian Cleary, Ryan Horan, Tom Oates, Diarmuid Cunniffe, Mark Naughton, Rory O Brochalain, John Brennan, David Murray, Jack Caltagirone, Brian Donohoe, Sean Gaffey, Ronan Raftery, Ross Mugan, Jamie Mee, James Regan, Darren Campbell.

Both sides were very committed in this fixture and moved the ball wide at every available opportunity and were very committed in defence and at the breakdown which was very well contested by both sides throughout this game.

Creggs had the better of the opening quarter and excellent play by Barry McDonnell, Tom Oates, Mark Kearney and Ronan Raftery upfront kept Creggs on the front foot and provided good ball for Creggs to move wide on a couple of occasions in the first ten minutes and Creggs were rewarded after 9 minutes when John Brennan went over in the corner after some excellent work by the pack. Straight from the kick off Creggs went back into the attack and extended the lead to 8-0 when Noel Gately converted a penalty after Dunmore were penalised under their own posts for offside at the breakdown.

Dunmore were now just coming to grips with the Creggs pack and getting some parity upfront and also created some chances when they moved the ball wide and reduced the lead to 8-3 when Creggs were offside from a clearing kick.

After 27 minutes Creggs again went upfield and pressurised the Dunmore Pack into conceding a penalty which again Noel Gately converted leaving the score 11-3. This score was short lived as with the last kick of the first Half Dunmores James Kilgarrif reduced the deficit to 11-6 with a penalty from just outside the 22.

Creggs made a few changes at half time and Dunmore took the early initiative and scored after 3 minutes in the corner which was expertly converted again by James Kilgarrif to make the score 13-11 in Dunmore favour.

Creggs went straight back on the attack after that score and in truth were the better team for the next 15 minutes and continued to pile on the pressure on their opponents, excellent play in the Backs by Ryan Horan and Rory O Brochalain kept their opposing backs guessing and upfront the new front row of Jamie Mee, Sean Gaffey and Ross Mugan were now doing great work in the tight, with Dylan Keavney again brilliant in the loose. Some great defence by Dunmore kept Creggs at bay and Creggs had opportunities from penalties 5 metres out and also scrums in similar positions, however after 50 minutes the pressure told when Tom Oates finished a fine forward effort to score under the posts which Noel Gately converted to leave the score 18-11 in Creggs favour.

Dunmore kept plugging away and had one more opportunity within the last few minutes to score in the corner but fine covering tackles and some excellent clearance kicks kept them at bay. Creggs play Claremorris next weekend in the next round of the League.