Weather plays havoc, U-14s suffer first defeat

The weather at the weekend caused havoc with youth and mini fixtures with all youth games except the U-14s who played away on Friday night being cancelled.

  Creggs Minis’ blitz in Monivea was cancelled and this week Creggs Minis will train in Creggs at 11 am on Saturday. Creggs Mini girls are due to have a blitz in Athlone this Saturday.

Creggs U-13s: Our friendly against Carrick-on-Shannon was called off on Sunday. Training continues on Friday night at 7 pm.

U-14 League: Monivea RFC 12 Creggs 5. Creggs U-14s lost their first league game of the year away to Monivea last Friday night under lights.

  Creggs took the lead when a kick ahead by Mark Purcell was grounded by Aaron Lyons after seven minutes. The first Monivea score came with the last play of the first half when Creggs made a break upfield but were turned over at the breakdown and Monivea ran in a try under the posts which they converted for a 7-5 half-time lead.

  In the second half both teams tried to run the ball but both defences were very well drilled. Creggs had a sustained period of pressure near the Monivea line in the last five minutes of the game but from a five-metre penalty Jack Tucker was just held up short.

  He managed to recycle the ball but Creggs knocked on near the line and a long kick upfield resulted in a try for Monivea with the last play.

  Creggs will play Ballinasloe RFC away in the league at 11 am this Sunday.

Creggs U-15s: Our game v Sligo was cancelled last weekend. This weekend the U-15s have a free weekend.

Creggs U-16s: We had no game planned for last weekend. This weekend they are due to travel to Claremorris RFC in the league.

Creggs U-17s: Our game v Galwegians was cancelled last Sunday. This Sunday Creggs U-17s travel to Ballinasloe RFC in the league with a 1 pm kick-off.

Creggs U-18s: We had no game planned last weekend. This weekend we host Corinthians/Tuam in the league in Creggs. Time to be confirmed.