News for Week of 21 November

November 7, 2018


Creggs Mini Rugby

UNDER-8s; UNDER-9s; UNDER-10s; UNDER-11s; & UNDER-12s.


All Creggs Mini Rugby teams travelled to Tuam last Saturday morning for a very successful Blitz against Tuam RFC and Ballyhaunis RFC.

Cregg Rugby had all five age groups from Under-8 s through to U12’s, with nearly 100 young players in total travelling.

Creggs competed well at all age levels and congrats and thank you to all the players, coaches and parents for travelling.


Training continues next Saturday morning (26/11) in Donamon at 11am.

The following weekend Buccaneers RFC will travel to play us in Creggs.



Creggs Rugby UNDER-13

Creggs Rugby Under-13s had a big win away in Sligo last Saturday in the Connacht League.
They came away from their trip to the north-west with a remarkable 55 points to 7 points for the Sligo lads.

Under-13 Training continues on this Wednesday night at 7pm in Creggs.

Next weekend in the Connacht Under-13 League Creggs Under-13s play Westport in Creggs. The exact day and time have yet to be decided, but players should be informed of these at training on Wednesday evening.


Creggs Rugby UNDER-14


Creggs Under-14s return to winning ways

Creggs had a 27 points to nil home win over Sligo on Sunday Nov 20th, giving us two wins out of three in the league.

After the reversal to Westport in our last game it was important to come up with a win and the boys duly obliged. Played in Donamon the team were on the Sligo line within seconds of the kick off and stayed there for six minutes but failed to get over due mainly to over anxiousness.

Sligo found their way into the game and started to pose questions but on twelve minutes we turned them over on their own 10m line and when captain Brian Diffley picked up the ball he had only one thing on his mind,eventually getting the touch down in the left corner.

Outhalf Conor Shanagher just missed the conversion,but we pushed on from there until half time with new boy Sean Raftery scoing a try in his first start and Diffley claiming his second.Shanagher made one of the conversions and also slotted a penalty leaving the half time score reading 20-0.

The second half started with our continued dominance and ten minutes in second row Mark Dolan was on the end of some fine continuity play to storm over for the fourth try with fullback Michael Farrell adding the points.

The remainder of the game saw our play become diluted as we introduced all our substitutes.The contest ended without any further scoring.

Creggs Rugby Under-14 Squad: Michael Farrell, Sean Dourly, Adam White, Daniel Butt, Theo McGuinness, Conor Shanagher, Matthew Browne, Max Bannon, Rory Cunniffe, Thomas O’Byrne, Mark Dolan, James Fetherstone, Edward Clinton, Brian Diffley, Richard Thomson, Ronan Cahill, Sean Raftery, Conor McNeilln, Aidan Devine, Dylan Morrin, and Darragh Mullen.


Under-14 Training continues on Thursday evening in Creggs at 7pm.

After a break next weekend, the Under-14 team will play away to Claremorris RFC for our next Connacht League fixture (weekend of Dec. 3/4).


Creggs Rugby UNDER-15

Creggs Rugby Under-15s had no match last weekend after their thrilling win against table-toppers Buccaneers R.F.C. in Athlone, the previous Saturday (see the happy faces in the dressing room afterwards).

Instead of a mach last weekend, the team got in an additional training session in Creggs on Friday evening.

Our Under-15 squad coaches and players welcome four new players from Glenamaddy (Shay Kennelly, David Lyons, Colm Fallon and Stephen Glynn) that joined us last week.


Under-15 Training continues on Wednesday evening in Creggs at 7pm.

Our next Under-15 match is against Ballina RFC in Creggs next weekend in the Connacht League. The time of the match will announced at training on Wednesday evening.


Creggs Rugby UNDER-16

Creggs Rugby Under-16s play Dunmore in the Connacht Under-16 League this Monday evening (tonight) at 7.30pm
Next weekend the U16 team travel to play Loughrea RFC. The day and time of the that game will be announced at training on Thursday evening.

Schools Rugby News

CBS Roscommon:


Connacht Under-14 Rugby Development League

Roscommon CBS   57   –   St Jarlaths College (Tuam)  0

Roscommon CBS took part in their first Under-14 Development League game (today) Monday in Tuam and came away with a 57-0 win.

There were many fine performances from both established Creggs Rugby players and also some players who are new to the game.

Outstanding for CBS up front which paved the way were Brian diffley, Danial Butt, James Fetherstone, Edward Clinton and Michael Feeley while the backs were well marshalled by Conor Shanaher at out-half and centres Adam Whyte and Michael Farrell. There were also very fine performances by Jack Harkins, Brian Fallon, and Ryan Beastie to name but a few. All the good work paved the way for this big win.

Roscommon CBS Under-14 Rugby Squad for game V St. Jarlaths College today: 1. Dan Butt, 2. Eoghan Coyle, 3. Marco Morelli, 4. James Fetherstone, 5. Michael Feeley, 6. James Brandon, 7. Edward Clinton,
8. Brian Diffley, 9. James McNally, 10. Michael Farrell, 11. Conor Mc Neil, 12. Seán Doorley, 13. Adam Whyte, 14. Brian Fallon, 15. Conor Shanagher, 16. Jack Harkins, 17 .Theo Mc Guinness, 18. Oisin Lyons, 19. Hayden O Reilly, 20. Ian Conlon, 21. Rian Biesty, 22. Brandon Costello, and 23. Colm Mangan.

N.B. Squad was limited to 23 players today. However, please note that any player training regularly, that was not in this squad today, WILL be included in the next selected squad.


The Roscommon CBS Junior (Under-16) Team play St. Jarlaths in Creggs on this Thursday (24/11) at 12 Noon. 

Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar:




Creggs Rugby UNDER-19

The previously postponed Under-19 match V Dunmore RFC goes ahead next Friday evening at 6.30pm in Creggs.



Creggs Rugby Junior Team


Connacht Junior League:

Creggs Rugby  27 –  3   NUI Galway (UCG).

Creggs Rugby collected a winning bonus point in their good victory over a spirited College team at Creggs on Sunday. The team has built up a good winning run and developed a great team spirit and perform very well as a strong unit. Onwards and upwards….


Senior team Training every Wednesday and Friday as usual. 

Next match is against Ballinasloe RFC away next weekend. Full fixture details available at training on Wednesday evening.