The Gain Line – Week Commencing: Oct 2nd

The Gain Line – Week Commencing: Oct 2nd


Club tour to London proves a resounding success

Creggs Rugby Club embarked on a most enjoyable and successful tour to llford last weekend. Ilford is in Essex, on the outskirts of London. Creggs native Seamus OGrady proved to be a magnificent host for the 36 strong touring party and his attention to detail ensured that the tour was top class from start to finish.  

 Among the many highlights from the tour was a historic first game for Creggs against Ilford Wanderers RFC at their splendid grounds at Forest Road, Barkingside. 

 The Ilford team was strong and competitive at the setpiece, but Creggs ran the ball at every opportunity and scored a number of spectacular tries in the first half. 

 Ilford responded with some impressive play but Creggs defended well and ran out comfortable winners.  Thanks very much to Ilford Wanderers RFC for their tremendous hospitality, and a return visit is already being talked about. Ilford Wanderers RFC  is a club with a a proud tradition dating all the way back to 1896, and it was indeed an honour for the Creggs club to play there. 

 A presentation was made to proud Creggs man Seamus OGrady at a function in the Clubhouse after the match. Thanks to everyone too numerous to mention for helping to organise the tour, and in particular thanks to the many young players who travelled and entered into the full spirit of the occasion.



First Team play Tuam RFC in the Connacht League on Saturday night at 7.30pm in Tuam.

Please come to Tuam and support the lads.


Creggs Second XV play their first Connacht League game v Tuam RFC at home in Creggs on next Sunday (8th. October). Please come to Creggs and support the lads.

 The following weekend they travel to Claremorris RFC for Round 2 and then the weekend after at home to Monivea RFC. 

 Bernard Kilcommins, Mattie Corcoran and Vincent Collins are the coaching team with Sean Brandon the team manager.

 Training continues Training continues for Firsts, Seconds, Under-20’s and Under-18.5’s on Tuesday and Friday evenings in Roscommon (Community Astro-turf in Lisnamult) – at 7pm. 

 Returning and new players always welcome. 


Creggs Under-20’s are well position after three Summer Blitzes to challenge to win this series out. Details of the Autumn Blitzes available next week and training continues (see below). new players always welcome.


Creggs Under-18.5s are in joint-top position in the Connacht League. They are currently down to play Corinthians RFC away. That game is currently down for next Sunday at 12 Noon. Training times listed below and new players always welcome.

Training – Dates & Times

Because of our pitch development work on-going in Creggs, Senior training is taking place in Roscommon Town – at the Roscommon Community Sports Park, Lisnamult, Roscommon Town. See days and times below:

UNDER-18.5s :  Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm,

UNDER-20s :    Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm,

Senior Teams :  Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm.

NEW A new midweek training session for the many Cregg’s Galway-based players commences this Wednesday night on the Corinthian’s RFC (all-weather pitch) from 8.30 to 9.30.

Registration for Creggs RFC Adult Rugby teams currently underway at training during 

September.  New players always welcome at all ages.

 More info on: / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.


Great Connacht League away win for Creggs Under-17s

Connacht Under-17 A League:

Westport RFC 33    Creggs RFC 54

Played in High winds last Sunday afternoon , you would have expected a low scoring game, however great credit needs to go out to both teams who produced a highly entertaining game of rugby with 13 tries.

Westport had the better of the first half , playing with the wind and took a lead of 26-12 at half time which got better just after the half time when they ran a quick penalty and scored under the posts for a 33-12 lead. Creggs first half  scores came from Aodha Hession and Rory Callaghan Tries and a Mark Purcell Conversion

Creggs first half was riddled with mistakes in the strong breeze but they settled in the second half and cut their mistakes considerably and built their phases and very good ball carrying from Ethan Glennon,

Thomas O Brien, Jack Tucker and Adam Donnelly produced good ball for the Creggs halfbacks Hession and Purcell to start to dictate the game and in the set piece John McDonnell was excellent in his line out takes. In the backs Ben Finnerty, Kaylem Hollian and Aaron Hannon were very good at recycling the ball and Creggs scored tries through Conor McNulty, Aodha Hession and Tom Farrell with touchline conversions from Mark Purcell brought the scores level at 33-33.

Creggs continued to attack but errors crept back into their game when they got near the Westport line and on 3 occasions they were turned over when a score looked likely. A super individual try in the corner by Ryan O Keefe and another touchline conversion from Mark Purcell gave Creggs the lead for the first time and seemed to settle the nerves and further tries from Aodha Hession and Tom Farrell followed which were converted by Purcell secured the league points.

Creggs Rugby: Rhoddie McGuinness, Ryan O Keefe, Kaylem Hollian, Aaron Hannon, Ben Finnerty, Mark Purcell, Aodha Hession, Jack Tucker, Rory Callaghan, John McDonnell, Adam Donnelly, Tom Farrell, Thomas O Brien, Eric O Doherty, Ethan Glennon, Diarmuid Quinn, Conor Murphy, Conor McNulty, and Micheal Beirne.


Creggs Under-13’s will play their first Connacht League game away to Westport RFC next Saturday morning at 11am. 


Connacht Senior A League

04/10/2017 12:00  CBS Roscommon  vs  St Muiredachs

Connacht Junior A League Pool 1

04/10/2017 12:00  CBS Roscommon  vs  St Muiredachs

Connacht Junior Emerging League Pool 3

04/10/2017 12:00  Gort CS     vs   Roscommon CC  (at Gort RFC)

Connacht Senior Emerging League Pool 1

11/10/2017 12:00  Roscommon CC  vs  Clarin College, Athenry

Connacht Junior Development League Pool 3

18/10/2017 12:00  Gallen CS  vs  St Marys, Ballygar  (in Ferbane)


Because of our pitch development work on-going in Creggs, Youth team training is taking place in Roscommon Town (except Under-15s in Creggs) – at the Roscommon Community Sports Park, Lisnamult, Roscommon Town. See days and times below:

UNDER-13s : Tuesday at 7pm,

UNDER-14s :  Tuesday at 7pm,

UNDER-15s :  Wednesday at 7pm (N.B. – At Creggs School)

UNDER-16s :  Thursday at 7.30pm,

UNDER-17s :  Thursday at 7.30pm,

UNDER-18.5s :  Tuesday & Friday at 8.15pm,

Registration for Creggs RFC Youth player currently underway at training during 

October. New players always welcome at all ages.

More info on: / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.


The Creggs MINI RUGBY season kicked-off last Saturday morning in Creggs.

 The MINI Rugby (ages: Under-7 up to Under-12 years, boys and girls) continues this Saturday morning, the 7th. October at 11am in the grounds at Donamon Castle. All new Mini Rugby players very welcome, with registration continuing this Saturday morning. Come along and join in the fun.

 We are looking for parents of Mini Rugby players to consider getting involved in training. No experience of rugby necessary – A short foundation course (one evening) and new easy to follow drills/ training manuals provided.


Sat 7th October    –  Training Donamon Castle @11am

Sat 14th October  –  Creggs (All Ages) travel to Carrick RFC (Carrick-on-Shannon) @10:30am 

Sat 21st October  –  Training Donamon Castle @11am

More info on: / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.


The monthly Creggs Committee Meeting takes place in the Clubhouse at 9pm this Thursday night.


The Creggs Rugby Lotto Draw numbers this week were: 14, 16, 17, 31. There was no winner of the jackpot, which no rises to €5,000 for the next weekly draw. The winner of the Lucky Dip draw this week was Jack Hegarty, Galway Rd., Roscommon Town. 

 Please support the Creggs Rugby Lotto, as we develop our new training and playing facilities for all our Mini, Youths, Schools and Senior Players. Your support is much appreciated!

The Gain Line – Week Commencing: Oct 2nd
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