U-18 League: Creggs find themselves in the very unusual position of having to replay their U-18.5A league semi-final this weekend.
Creggs had beaten Galwegians RFC two weeks ago in the semi-final but that result was declared void by the Connacht branch after an appeal by Ballina RFC to have Galwegians removed from the league. Ballina then replaced Galwegians in the semi-final so the Creggs lads will have to win a second semi-final to actually make the final of the Connacht U-18.5A league.
Obviously this is a frustrating scenario considering Creggs are entirely blameless themselves. The semi-final against Ballina will take place in Creggs this Saturday at 2 pm. All support would be appreciated as Creggs attempt to make the final for the second time!
Connacht Junior 2 League: Connemara 6 Creggs 5. Creggs made the long journey to Clifden for Sunday’s Junior 2 League fixture and led into the closing stages only to have victory snatched away by a last minute penalty. This was another very encouraging display by Creggs, following the recent victory over Tuam.
Connemara opened the scoring with a well-struck penalty after 12 minutes but Creggs hit back with a fine try by full-back, Aidan Geraghty, to lead by 5-3 at half-time. Creggs should have been further ahead but missed three penalties and also a couple of try scoring opportunities went astray. Mark Hester was a dominant influence in the back row and he was sorely missed when injury forced his departure shortly after half-time.
However, Creggs continued to carry the fight to Connemara and looked likely winners until a late surge by the home team yielded the decisive penalty as the game edged deep into added time.
Creggs have a home game against Galwegians this weekend and this presents an ideal opportunity to gain further momentum before the start of the Ardnacregg Cup.
Creggs: Aidan Geraghty, Thomas Greene, Barry Egan, David Feeney, Philip Leech, Tommy Devine, Stephen Crehan, Ken Loughrey, Enda Garvey, Eoghan Cahill, Kevin Raftery, Trevor Nee, Damien Nolan, Graham Curran, Mark Hester, David Hoare, Brian Coady, Enda Tully, Rory O’Donoghue, Stephen Kilcommons.
Mini Rugby: Creggs will play a blitz in Buccaneers, Athlone next Saturday. Kick-off is at 11 am, players to be there at 10.40 am.
Youth Rugby: Creggs U-13s play Buccaneers RFC in Creggs at 12 pm on Saturday. The U-16s play Buccaneers in Athlone Sunday at 12 pm.