Creggs ran out easy winners over Gort in their final league game at the Green on Saturday evening. With both teams already safely in the top four positions, Gort travelled with an under-strength team and proved no match for Creggs. Early tries by Bernard Kilcommons and Paul McNeill had the game out of Gortís reach by the end of the first quarter, while Ja Hughes, Barry Egan, Tom Callaghan and Tom Fleming also scored tires in a game that became increasingly one-sided. As a warm-up for next weekendís Junior Cup encounter with local rivals, Dunmore, the Gort game did allow Creggs management to look at new combinations, but there will be far greater intensity needed against a Dunmore side capable of pulling off a shock result at the Green.
Creggs were somewhat unlucky to lose out in Thursday eveningís Junior 2 League game played at Corinthian Park. A Robbie Kilcommons penalty gave Creggs a deserved 3-0 lead before Corinthians hit back for a converted try, while Creggs had a player in the sin bin. Shortly before half time, Creggs second row Paul Mahony won the race for a touchdown after excellent approach work by scrum half Ruairi Leddy. Emmet Collins slotted the conversion between the posts to give Creggs a 10-7 lead. Corinthians upped the tempo in the second half and unleashed their speedy three quarters to good effect, culminating in a fine try midway through the half. Creggs responded by pressurising the Corinthian defence, with Emmet Collins almost breaking through with a fine solo effort but was held up just short of the try line.
Creggs forced a couple of five metre scrums which almost yielded a score, but Corinthians held out in a frantic finish for a narrow 12-10 victory.
Creggs: J. Walsh, M. Conway, S. Quinn, G. McElhone, C. Hughes, E. Collins, R. Leddy; N. Glennon, L. Mannion, P. Heavey, R. Kilcommons, P. Mahony, T. Nee, K. Ryan, K. Raftery, M. Corcoran, B. Kilcommons.
Creggs U15s are into the U15 Plate semi final after defeating Monivea by 14-10 on Sunday morning last in the quarter final of the U15 Connacht Plate. On a day that was perfect for running rugby, both teams were willing at all times to keep the ball in hand and this made for a great game of rugby. Creggs held out and can now look forward to a semi final against Ballina in two weeks time.
Creggs: Eoghan Farrell, Mark Kearney, Barry McDonnell, Neville Walker, Brian Donohoe, Mathew Brandon, Ronan Raftery, Dylan Keavney, Brian Cleary, Noel Gately, Evan Concur, Diarmuid Cunniffe, Ryan Horan, Darren Campbell, Daniel Malone, Sean Gaffe, Tom Oates, Mark Naughton, Maurice Buckley, Jamie Mee