News for Week of 28 November

November 7, 2018

Mini Rugby

Due to poor weather, Mini Rugby training was cancelled last Saturday.  However, next Saturday (Dec. 3rd.) is another big occasion for all out Mini Rugby Teams.

Starting at 11am, our teams will play Buccaneers RFC at Under-8; Under-9; Under-10; Under-11 and Under-12.

They will also play Ballyhaunis RFC at Under-8; Under-10; and Under-12.

Youth Rugby:

Creggs Rugby Under-13

Creggs Rugby Under-13s had no game last weekend.

The U-13 side will now play a Connacht League match v Ballina RFC away next weekend, the day and time to be confirmed later in this week. 
Training as usual this week.

Creggs Rugby Under-14s had no game last weekend.
The U-14 side will now play a Connacht League match v Claremorris RFC away next weekend, the day and time to be confirmed later in this week. 
Instead of training this week, the Under-14 team will play the Under-15 team (featuring new players) at 7pm on Thursday (Please be there at the earlier time of 6.45pm)

Creggs Rugby Under-15


Second big win for impressive Under-15 side
Creggs 7 Ballina 0
Creggs U15 team made it two wins in a row last Saturday with a thoroughly deserved victory over a very resilient Ballina team played in Donamon.
The heavy overnight rains made for a very sodden pitch but the game itself was still very enjoyable. Creggs opted to play into the elements in the first half and they began well with Matthew Butt, Andrew Clarke and Brian Diffley making a number of attacks breaching the Ballina defence and setting up good attacking positions.  

Our support play was good too with James Walker, Simon Spain, Alex Syrek and particularly Michael Kelly cleaning out any opposition bodies lying in the way.  

Scrum half Kevin Gavin intelligently used his forwards to make the hard yards before using his backline which featured centre Connor Gore and Robbie Daly to good effect.  

By half time the game was scoreless and Creggs had made a number of good drives into the Ballina half.  

The second half saw Creggs dominate completely but a clinching score was eluding them.  Wingers Donal Kelly and Mark Ward looked threatening when they received quick ruck ball.  
Full back Tomas Clayton was assured under the high ball and tried to attack whenever he got the opportunity.  

Finally Creggs got a breakthrough when they were awarded a penalty but unfortunately Kevin Gavin was just off target.  Brian Collins and Brian Diffley attacked once more but the Ballina defence was unrelenting.  

As injury time approached a break from Conor Shanagher and support from hard tackling hooker Rory O’Donoghue led to a Creggs scrum and Kevin Gavin picked and eluded the Ballina back row before popping to wing Donal Kelly who headed for the try line before offloading to the supporting Shane Dowd who out flanked the defence to score in the corner.  

It was a try worthy of winning any game. Ballina were crestfallen and to make matters worse Kevin Gavin converted the try from the touchline. 

Creggs has secured a hard earned victory and now look forward to next week’s away game against Galwegians having secured a place in the league quarter finals.
Creggs Rugby U-15 Panel:  S. Spain, R. O’Donoghue, M. Kelly, B. Collins, D. Clarke, I. Walker, B. Diffley, M. Butt, K. Gavin, S. Dowd, M. Ward, C. Gore, R. Daly, D. Kelly, T. Clayton, C. Shanagher, J. Keegan, D. Ward, C. Fallon, S. Connolly, Alex Syrek, M.Donelan, S. Glynn, D. Lyons.

The management and their fellow players wish a speedy return to the panel to Richard Hughes and Thomas Beatty.
N.B.Instead of the usual training this week, on Thursday night (be there by 6.45pm), we will play our Under-14 Team in a match at 7pm. This will provide an ideal opportunity for new players to impress.

Next Sunday, we play Galwegians RFC in the Connacht League at 11am in Galway.
Arrangement made on Thursday evening re: departure times for this Connacht league match from Roscommon, Creggs and Ballygar.

Creggs Rugby Under-16s had no game last weekend.

The U-16 side will now play a Connacht League match v Loughrea RFC on Saturday 3rd. time to be confirmed.

Creggs Rugby Under-19

Our Under-19 team played a match v Dunmore RFC in Dunmore last Friday night.
With an under-strength side, we went down 35-20 in extremely tough conditions.

This side is developing well in training and is looking good for good performances in the matches ahead this season.

Training continues as usual next Friday night in Creggs.

Creggs Rugby Senior

Our Connacht Junior League away match last Sunday v table-toppers Ballinasloe was called-off due to an unplayable pitch.  

Creggs Rugby play their Connacht Junior League match v Loughrea RFC in Creggs on Sunday at 2.30pm. The lads will be hoping to extend their marvellous 5 match winning run in front of the home crowd.   

Training continues on Wednesday and Friday nights at 8pm in Creggs.

Other News…

Creggs Rugby Committee Meeting
A Committee Meeting was held in the clubhouse last Thursday night.

Creggs Rugby Lotto

All Creggs Rugby On-Lotto sellers are requested to put in a special extra effort from now until Christmas.

The area groups in Creggs, Roscommon, Castlerea, Ballygar and Strokestown along with the Senior player groups and the those looking after the Youths and Mini Rugby teams will be contacted in the coming week by the Club Lotto management team.

All that is required is a small effort by all players (present and past), members (present and past), parents of the players currently playing and those who played underage in the past as well as all the many friends of Creggs Rugby at home and abroad. The Creggs Lotto cworks out at just €2 per week. to support your club.