Creggs Rugby Club News for the Week of 21st April 2012

November 7, 2018

Creggs march on to Connacht Under-17 League Final

Creggs Rugby 22 – Claremorris RFC 5.

Creggs Under-17’s will play in the Connacht Under-17 League Final after an
excellent victory over Claremorris RFC in Ballyhaunis in the semi final last
Thursday evening.

Played in showery conditions, this was a game Creggs never looked likely to
lose as they took control from early on. Creggs had the better of early
territory and should have had a try well before Brian Cleary picked from a 5
metre scrum and went over after 12 minutes. He converted himself to give
Creggs a 7-0 lead.

Creggs again missed a couple of opportunities to score before a try from
Matthew Brandon after 25 minutes after a lineout in the Claremorris 22′. The
final score of the first half came from a penalty by Brian Cleary after
Claremorris were penalised at the breakdown. This left the advantage with
the Creggs lads at half-time with a scoreline of 15-0.

The second half was a much more even contest and it took Creggs 18 minutes
to register a score. After a series of five metre scrums, Dylan Keavney went
over the Claremorris try line for the third Creggs try. Brian Cleary landed
his second conversion leaving the score 22-0.

Creggs defended their line for periods in the second half and Claremorris
did get their just reward for their second half play when they scored a try
with the last play of the game. It wasn’t converted so the final score was
Creggs Rugby 22 – Claremorris RFC

The final will be played between Monivea RFC and Creggs next Thursday with
the time and venue to be decided.

Creggs Rugby Under-17 Squad: Eoghan Farrell. Mark Kearney, Ross Mugan.,
Brian Donoghue, Tom Oates, Matthew Brandon, Dylan Keavney, Diarmuid
Cunniffe, Brian Cleary, Noel Gately, Rory O Brochalain, Maurice Buckley,
Brian Kelly, Rory Collins, Even Concar, David Murray, John Brennan, Sean
Gaffey, Jamie Mee.

Great season finale for Creggs Under-12 and Under-14 teams

Creggs Rugby welcomed Letterkenny RFC to Creggs last Sunday morning to play
an Under-12 and and Under-14 friendly fixture.

On a lovely morning the Creggs Under-12 team was playing in their first
15-a-side game of rugby on a full pitch. It turned out to be a very
competitive fixture against their Letterkenny opponents and Creggs won it
narrowly on a scoreline of 10 – 7.

The Under-14 fixture wasn’t as competitive a fixture and Creggs won it well.
It proved a very good end of season run out and a good opportunity to allow
players to try out in different positions on the field.

As this was the last match of the season it was great to see so much support
in Creggs on Sunday.

Creggs Rugby would like to thank all the parents and coaches for their
involvement and work during another great year for mini and youths rugby. It
was another year that highlighted that Creggs Mini and Youths teams are very
competitive at all age levels at the top of Connacht rugby.

And we look forward to next year with optimism having watched some very
talented young players on show on Sunday last.

Creggs Rugby end-of-season American Tea Party this Friday night

Creggs Rugby Club is have a big end-of-season “American Tea Party” night in
the clubhouse on Friday, April 26th, kicking-off at 8.30.

The idea of this style of tea party is that everyone brings along their own
food and drinks to their table, and also bring a few friends if possible.
Music & entertainment will be provided by the the Club.

The cost is a reasonable €10 per person and a great night is promised. It is
also an ideal opportunity for parents of Youth and Mini Rugby players to
come and enjoy themselves.

There will also be presentations on the night, including to recent Club
Persons of the Year – Catriona Glennon, Berney Higgins and Dave Purcell.

For further details on the Creggs rugby end of season ‘American Tea Party’,
and to update on tables, please contact Nigel Glennon at 086 836 5169 or
Berney Higgins, at 086 2592282.

The first super ‘100 Challenge’ next Sunday in Creggs

Creggs Rugby Club and Donamon Dynamos Cycling Club have combined their
efforts to raise money for a very worthy cause. Both clubs have join to hold
the inaugural ‘100 Challenge’, a leisure cycling event that is as tough as
you want it to be, while raising much need funds for the ‘Sunshine Class’ at
Creggs National School. Registration takes place between 8.30 and 9.30am
next Sunday, April 28th. 2013, with an expected start time of 10am.

Basically, the 100 Challenge offers the more serious cyclists the
opportunity to take part in a major cycling event. They can target a 100
miles or alternatively 100 kms distances. For all other cyclists from
beginners, less experienced or occasional cyclists right up to those that
wish to cover any distance of one circuit or more that suits them will all
be accommodated.

The course circuit will be from Creggs to Castlecoote, onwards to Donamon
Wood, around to Kilbegnet and back in to Creggs, which is ten miles in
total. The event headquarters and Sign On will be at Creggs Rugby Club and
it will also be the Start and Finish point for each circuit. Parking,
showers, tea, sandwiches and other refreshments etc will also be on offer to
all cyclists there.

The Sign On fee will be €20, or enquire about a sponsorship card for this
great event.
All proceed going to the very worthy Sunshine Class at Creggs NS, which is
an amazing facility, providing very important service to support children
with disabilities in the community.

For those that would like to get some last minute training in, Donamon
Dynamos has training spin this Thursday evening at 7pm in Castlecoote.

Please come along and support this great cause and have a great time. All
enquires to: Berney Higgins, Creggs Rugby, at 086 2592282, or John Concar,
Donamon Dynamos, at 087 6660411.