Creggs face Sligo on Sunday

Creggs …………………. 27 Connemara …………… 15 In the final game of the season Creggs beat Connemara in a very entertaining encounter in Donamon last Sunday. The win means that Creggs have preserved their unbeaten run in the league, although Loughrea win the title on points difference.   With the wind at our backs and after a few promising attacks, the Fleming brothers Tom and Michael combined to send Conor Brandon over for the opening try of the game. Noel Flynn converted and shortly afterwards kicked a penalty to make the score 10-0 to Creggs.    Then a few minutes later Ronan Kelly scored a try to make it 15-0 and Creggs were heading for an easy win. Or were they?    Not so. Connemara really upped the ante and after 30 minutes their captain and No. 8 Michael Keogh scored a great try to bring his side back into contention. At half-time the score was Creggs 15 Connemara 5.    Connemara attacked from the word go in the second half and they were quicky level after scoring a try and a penalty – and there was still 20 minutes to go. However Barry Kilcommins and Pat Coffey came on and Creggs were rejuvenated.    Creggs’ winning try came with ten minutes to go when Alan Ward won a great ball and it meant that Sean Ryan got through to score a brilliant try in the corner. Then from the kick-off Bernard Kilcommins burst through to score under the posts and Creggs were home and dry.   This was a wonderful game of fluent attacking rugby (Eddie O’Sullivan take note) and on the day the Creggs’ heroes were Ronan Kelly, Mike Fleming, Bernard Kilcommons, Peter Comiskey, Alan Ward and Kevin O’Rourke who was the star of the show. What a servant he has been for Creggs over the years.   Next Sunday Creggs are away to Sligo in the Cawley Cup. Creggs: P Heavey, P Comiskey, P Turley, K O’Rourke, A Ward, T Fleming, K Keane, G Brennan, N Flynn, M Fleming, C Brandon, S Ryan, B Kilcommins, R Kelly. Subs: B Kilcommins, M Hester, P Coffey.