Creggs Rugby Club News for the Week of 12 March 2012

November 7, 2018


Minis are off next weekend due to Paddys Weekend


Under 13 


Final of the Supermacs Connacht Cup:  NUIG 0         Creggs 51


U13’s Quarter Final Cup match V Sligo RFC next weekend day TBC


NUIG 0                       Creggs 51
Creggs U13’s produced a nine try display to advance to the quarter Final of the Supermacs Connacht Cup at NUIG in Galway on Saturday.
Creggs took control of this game from early on and were getting the better of the set pieces and of the forward exchanges from the early stages. After only three minutes Creggs put pressure on the NUIG line and when Ronan Dowd tacked his opposing Number, the ball was disloged for Shane Purcell to pick up and dive in from close range. Creggs continued to attack and after a series of 5 meter scrums, NUIG tried to clear their lines and a block down by Shane Purcell allowed Michael Conroy to dive on the ball for Creggs second try which was converted by Shane Purcell.
Creggs continued to move the ball wide and were rewarded after some fine work upfront by Brian Maloney, James Brandon, Oisin McConn and Aaron Glennon produced great ball for Micheal Hanly who dived over in the corner for their third try which was quickly followed by a fourth try by Eoghan Coyle in the same corner.
Creggs scored 5 more tries in the second half, one from Eoghan Coyle, before a hat trick of tries by Niall Cunniffe and rounded off by a good individual score by Niall Hynes who followed his own kick to touch down in the corner, two of the tries were converted by Shane Purcell.
Creggs now move onto a Quarter final next weekend against Sligo RFC. 
Creggs: Michael Conroy, Aaron Glennon, Thomas Hester, David O Gorman, Brian Maloney, Oisin McConn, Eoghan Coyle, James Brandon, Micheal Hany, Ronan Dowd, Padraig Gaffey, Shane Purcell, Niall Cunniffe, Ben McGahan, Cian Gately, Hughie Daly, Michael Brandon, Brandon Hanmore, Niall Hynes, Jason Hoare, Thomas Hanly, Danny Arnold.
NUIG: Oisin Fleming, Rory Parker, Jeff Heneghan, Conor Briscoe, James Greenan, Hugh Keavney, Evan O Flaherty, Eoghan Cullen, David Nolan, cathal Ryan Collins, Mark Cunningham, Callum Ashton, Jordon Powell, Eoin Kennedy, Jason kelly, Scott Murphy, Jack Sullivan, Conor McKiernan, Patrick Smyth, David Noone, Joe casey, Matthew Maguire, John Keenan.  

Under 14


play tonight (Monday 12th) at 7.30 in the Connacht cup final against Ballinasloe in Ballinasloe, anyone who can please support. 

Under 15


Wednesday (March 14th) at 7pm. 


Connacht cup semi final next wend. 

Under 16


U16 Friendly V Claremorris in Ballyhaunis Tuesday night at 7pm

U16 League Final V Dunmore, next Friday Night TBC

Under 19s


play Corinthians in the Connacht under 19 plate, details of fixture to be notified.    



Connaught Junior League:   Corrib – 18             Creggs – 18


Connaught Junior League


Corrib – 18             Creggs – 18


Creggs league campaign ended in a cloud of confusion with the referee initially declaring Corrib the victors based on a phantom conversion which had been clearly flagged wide by both touch judges. The matter was clarified afterwards and in fairness to the home side their demeanour at the final whistle was relief at having snatched a draw with virtually the last kick of the game. Played in perfect conditions Corrib were 7 points to the good almost from the kick-off but an ad hoc Creggs team with coach Nigel Glennon manning one wing and hooker Peter Heavey the other clawed back the lead with two Noel Flynn penalties and no further scores ensued before half time. All the drama was reserved for the second half. Creggs battled well but on a rare foray into their half Corrib spread the Creggs defence and crossed in the right hand corner. The conversion was way off target but remarkably was credited by the referee, hence the subsequent confusion. A superb individual try from Bernard Kilcommons converted by Ja Hughes restored the lead to Creggs but almost immediately afterwards the referee reversed a penalty for dissent and Corrib slotted over to regain the lead. Creggs fought back and following a period of sustained pressure hooker Larry Mannion crossed for a try which left Creggs three points clear with Ja Hughes unable to land the conversion. Creggs looked set to claim the spoils but the home side landed their final penalty attempt in injury time to secure the draw which was probably the right outcome for two evenly matched teams. This brings Creggs league campaign to an end, neck and neck with Corrib in a mid-table position secured by a series of victories all recorded prior to Christmas. Since then the team has been decimated by injuries but more significantly by emigration and a number of players who featured earlier in the season are now many thousands of miles away. Forced to play three games inside a week to finish off the league, coaches Patrick O’Farrell and Nigel Glennon had to improvise in order to make the numbers but their hard work paid off with the team maintaining its league status. On a positive note Sunday saw Conor Brandon made a welcome return following a long injury lay-off and also Ray Cassidy back in action having been sidelined due to work commitments for most of the season.

Creggs: M Corcoran, L Mannion, J Heavey, P Coffey, S Blake, R Cassidy, K Brandon, J Hughes, N Flynn, T Callaghan, N Glennon, D Flahive, B Kilcommons, P Heavey, S Quinn.

Replacement: C Brandon.