The Gain Line – Creggs Rugby News

The Gain Line – Creggs Rugby News

Draw News

Congratulations to Gerard Kearney and Fiona Flanagan from Castlerea on winning the monthly prize of a fantastic €5,000 Diamond Ring in the Creggs RFC ‘’ Draw.

Next Monthly Draw
The January Monthly Prize is a SUPER HOLIDAY to the value of €2000. The winner can choose from KelAir Campotel Operated Resorts in France or Spain. The winner can also choose to travel in either season 2022 or 2023. This super prize is in partnership with Keller Travel.

Also coming up in February, you can win a super trip for two to Twickenham for the big England v Ireland Six Nations game on March 12th. 2022. Flights, accommodation, and hottest match tickets are included for two people.

Buy your tickets now and be in for All the monthly draws and the big draw in April for €50,000. Buy your tickets today on-line at:

Thank you for your continued and much appreciated support of Creggs Rugby Club.

Creggs defeat Buccaneers and earn a home semi-final

Creggs RFC 29, Buccaneers RFC 18.

The Creggs First Team secured a home League semi-final with a good win over Buccaneers on Sunday in Creggs.

The Creggs First team that defeated Buccaneers on Sunday to advance to a home Connacht J1A League Semi-Final. Missing from the picture are Tom Callaghan and Peter Lohan.

Creggs Rugby v Buccaneers: Sean Og Higgins, Maurice Buckley, Aidan Leech, Tom Farrell, Brian Donoghue, Ronan Cahill, Tom Callaghan, Brian Diffley (Captain), Aodha Hession, Shane Purcell, Chris Duignan, Eoghan Coyle, Mark Purcell, Kevin Gavin, Shane Dowd, Matthew Curley, Ciaran Corcoran, Conor Rohan, Peter Lohan, Mark Dowd.

Picking up the winning bonus point to go top of the Connacht J1A League, there were tries from the captain Brian Diffley, Ronan Cahill, Tom Callaghan and Mark Purcell, with the remaining nine points from the boot of Shane Purcell.

It was a rusty performance from the Creggs lads for much of the first half, and they conceded a try early on. However, when Creggs got going, they threatned from everywhere and their four tries were hard-earned but well deserved.

The strong Buccaneers side with lots of AIL experienced players never gave up and when Creggs had Peter Lohan harshly yellow-carded, the Athlone men got two unconverted tries in those last 10 minutes. It took the bad luck of the scoreline for Buccaneers but it was the Creggs men that deservedly took the five league points on the day.

The Creggs First team have next weekend off and will then play Castlebar RFC in Creggs on Sunday week in the last pool stages match of the Connacht J1A League.

Creggs Development earn bonus point away to Carrick

Carrick On Shannon RFC 30, Creggs Development 25.

Creggs Development team travelled to Carrick for Sunday’s League game and came away with a losing bonus point from a closely contested game, the outcome of which was in doubt right to the end.

Carrick fielded a very strong and physical team,but the lighter Creggs team battled superbly throughout,and attempted to move the ball through the backs as much as possible to minimise the number of scrums and line-outs.

Carrick scored an early try before Creggs responded with an excellent try by John Martin,who scored under the posts after a storming run. Michael Holland added the conversion, but Carrick hit back quickly with a penalty and a converted try to lead by 17 -7 after half an hour.

A well-worked try by scrumhalf Brian Cleary which Michael Holland converted reduced the deficit to 3 points but Carrick added another converted try just before halftime to lead 24-14 at the end of a very lively opening half.

A Holland penalty kept Creggs in contention,but Carrick also kept the scoreboard ticking along with a penalty before they got through for a crucial fourth try with ten minutes remaining.

Creggs threw everything at the Carrick defence in the closing stages and the superb Brian Cleary knifed through for his second try, while Michael Holland closed the gap to 5 points with a close range penalty.

In addition to the scorers, Michael Feeley was immense in the back-row,while Jordan Kennedy, Brian Coady and Darragh Gunning also impressed but each member of the squad contributed hugely to a highly entertaining contest, which sets Creggs up for a tough away encounter with Ballinasloe next weekend.

Creggs Rugby: Tommy Curley, Peter Corcoran, Eoghan Cahill, Jordan Kennedy, Damian Miskell, John Martin, Brian Coady, Michael Feeley, Brian Cleary, Michael Holland, Aodan Kelly, Jonathan Whyte, Padraig Geraghty, Darragh Gunning, Luke Divilly, Tommy Devine, Tommy O’Brien, Paul Mc Loughlin, Eamon Coyle.


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Six Creggs Girls feature for Connacht Under-18s

Creggs RFC were well represented with six girls in the Connacht Under-18 PTS side today in Athlone.

Well done to Aoibhinn Murray, Jemima Adams Verling, Roisin Maher, Eabha Dowd, Nadine Fitzmaurice and Sarah Purcell. Also well done to Sarah on scoring two tries on the day.

MINI Rugby
Next Saturday Creggs will host Carrick On Shannon RFC at all ages in a Mini Rugby Blitz.

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