Thursday, 24 April 2014

U-13s reach Cup quarter final

Creggs U13s face Castlebar on Sunday at The Green in a Cup quarter final at noon.

The side played their final league game last Saturday against Corinthians on a snow-covered pitch in Donamon. Corinthians got off to a great start when their forwards drove deep into the Creggs 22 and got a penalty for off side, which they converted. After the restart, the Creggs forwards set up a ruck and quick ball went through several hands before reaching winger Jordan Kennedy who took off down the pitch with great pace and touched down under the posts leaving, several Corinthians players behind. Breen Fallon converted.

Corinthians started to take the game to Creggs and applied a lot of pressure deep in the Creggs 22. They picked a ball at the back of a ruck and were just stopped on the Creggs line when Edward Clinton turned over the ball and cleared the line. Creggs worked hard to get down the field with Cormac Haslam and Mark Dolan carrying effectively while Thomas O’Byrne took on the ball and made 30 metres, before off loading to scrum half James McNally who ran through to touch the ball down for Creggs second try.

Corinthians went on to score a try shortly after the restart, but failed to convert. Micheal Farrell intercepted a ball in the Creggs 22 and ran the pitch to score under the posts. Breen Fallon converted it to leave the half time score Creggs 19 Corinthians 8.

In the second half Corinthians came out with purpose and put together some great passages of play which led to their first try of the second half, which was duly converted. Creggs responded well and Cormac Haslam put winger Micheal Henaghan in to score a fine try and once again Breen Fallon kicked the extra points. Corinthians weren't finished yet and scored a great try off the back of a scrum, which they converted. The score was now Creggs 26 Corinthians 22 and all to play for.

Creggs battled hard to win back the ball after the kick off and turned it over in a ruck, the ball was spun out wide and Brian Diffily broke through to score under the posts and the score was converted by Aaron Glennon. Final score Creggs 33 Corinthians 22. 

Creggs: Daniel Butt, Rory Cunniffe, Thomas O’Byrne, Richard Thompson, Dylan Morrin, Cormac Haslam, Mark Dolan, Edward Clinton, James McNally, Breen Fallon, Ross Murphy, Micheal Heneghan, Jordan Kennedy, Micheal Farrell, Aaron Glennon, David O’Gorman, Jack Harkin, Aaron Langan, Max Bannon, Brian Diffley.

Connacht U14 Plate competition

Creggs 46 Ballina 17

This turned out to be a try-fest for Creggs as they advanced to the next stage of the competition with a well-merited victory over a Ballina side.

Creggs: Simon Spain, Rory O’Donoghue, Michael Kelly, Andrew Clarke, Brian Collins, James Walker, Brian Diffley, Matthew Butt, Kevin Gavin, Shane Dowd, Mark Ward, Connor Gore, Robbie Daly, Donal Kelly, Conor Shanagher, Brian Garvey, Dylan Ward, Michael Regan, Tomas Clayton, Diarmuid McDermott, Michael Farrell.