Creggs prop forward Eoghan Cahill is hoping to complete a historic treble this Sunday in honour of the club’s loyal supporters who have kept the maroon and white flag flying high despite a number of barren years.
“We’ll be looking to keep the momentum going from the league win and the development side’s win in the J1C League,” he said.
“Those wins are driving us on and to do the treble would be a massive achievement for the club and for us as players.
“It would also mean so much to the older people involved with the club or who have supported it over the years. We had older guys coming up to us in tears after winning the league and we didn’t really understand it. But they’ve seen Creggs trophy-less for a number of years”.
Creggs Rugby Club draws players from right across the region, including Eoghan’s native Castlerea.
In fact, it’s very much a family affair for the Cahills as Eoghan’s brother Ronan lines out too, while their father Anthony has also represented the club.
“Myself and Ronan are one of three sets of brothers on the team. You have the Purcells (Shane, Mark and Ciaran) from Roscommon town and the Dowds (Shane and Ronan) from Creggs,” he explained.
For the Cahills, Dowds, Purcells, their teammates and supporters from the village, Castlerea, Frenchpark, Ballintubber, Roscommon and all other Creggs Rugby strongholds, Sunday could be a day of days.
“We’re looking forward to the final but we won’t be cocky because we just about beat Ballinrobe, who are a division below us, in the semi-final,” Eoghan said.
“But we are confident that we’ll be able to perform on the day and play to the standard that we played at to win the league,” he concluded.