Development team overcomes Corinthians 

Creggs Development 20 Corinthians RFC 10 (Connacht J1C League): The Creggs Development team recorded an impressive win over Corinthians in the Connacht J1C League game which was played in ideal conditions on Friday night last.

Creggs took the lead in the 23rd minute with a fine try by Tommie Devine, who scored under the posts after Enda Naughton made the initial break. Michael Holland added the conversion to put Creggs 7-0 up.

Holland then slotted a penalty before adding a try of his own in the second half before converting to stretch Creggs’ lead to 20-0.

The visitors responded with some rousing rugby in the closing stages and reduced the arrears with two unconverted tries for a final score of 20-10 to Creggs.

On a night when every Creggs squad member made a significant contribution to the victory, Matthew Curley was a tower of strength and led by example throughout, while in addition to the scorers, Ronan Cahill, Peter Lohan, and John Martin caught the eye with powerful displays.

 

Youth Rugby

Gort RFC 5 Creggs RFC 52 (U-18 Girls Connacht League Division One): Creggs U-18 Girls kept their hopes of reaching their first ever Connacht League Final alive with a good win away to Gort last Sunday.

Creggs, who remain unbeaten in their group, opened the scoring with a try from Nadine Fitzmaurice after just seven minutes and increased their lead five minutes later with a try from Megan Donohue, which was converted by captain Eabha Dowd.

Gort responded with a converted try of their own to reduce the deficit to 12-7 before Sarah Purcell crossed for a try which was once again converted by Eabha Dowd. Purcell grabbed her second try just before half-time to give Creggs a 24-5 lead at the interval.

Creggs continued to dominate until the end and ran in further tries through Jennifer Morris, Jemima Adams Verling (2), and Mikayla Gillooly with a further two conversions from Eabha Dowd.

Sligo RFC 19 Creggs RFC 45 (U-16 Girls Connacht League Division One). Creggs made it five wins from five in the Connacht League on Saturday last with a comfortable win over a strong Sligo side.

While all of Creggs’ scores came from three players, this was a real team performance with backs and forwards both playing their part.

Tries from Jemima Adams Verling (3), Sarah Purcell (2) and Siofra Hession (2 tries and five conversions gave Creggs a deserved win.

The Creggs U-14 Girls are due to play Castlebar away in the Connacht League this weekend while the U-13 Boys are at home to Corinthians and the U-15 Boys are away to Galwegians. The U-17 Boys are away to Oughterard.

 

Mini Rugby

Mini Rugby training continues this Saturday for U-7s to U-12s.

Last chance before training this Saturday to check the new club top sizes and confirm orders.