Creggs Rugby Club is have a big end-of-season “American Tea Party” night in the clubhouse on Friday, April 26th, kicking-off at 8.30 pm.
There will also be presentations on the night, including to recent Club Persons of the Year – Catriona Glennon, Berney Higgins and Dave Purcell.
The idea of this style of tea party is that everyone brings along their own food and drinks to their table, and also bring a few friends if possible. Music & entertainment will be provided by the the Club.
The cost is a reasonable €10 per person and a great night is promised. It is also an ideal opportunity for parents of Youth and Mini Rugby players to come and enjoy themselves.
For further details on the Creggs rugby end of season ‘American Tea Party’, contact our Secretary, Sean Brandon on 086 170 8506.
The first ‘100 Challenge’ later this month
Creggs Rugby Club and Donamon Dynamos Cycling Club have combined their efforts to raise money for a very worthy cause. Both clubs have announced the ‘100 Challenge’, a leisure cycling event that is as tough as you want it to be, while raising much need funds for the ‘Sunshine Class’ at Creggs National School. It takes place on Sunday, April 28th. 2013, with an expected start time of 10am.
Basically, the 100 Challenge offers the more serious cyclists the opportunity to take part in a major cycling event. They can target a 100 miles or alternatively 100 kms distances. For all other cyclists from beginners, less experienced or occasional cyclists right up to those that wish to cover any distance of one circuit or more that suits them will all be accommodated.
The course circuit will be from Creggs to Castlecoote, onwards to Donamon Wood, around to Kilbegnet and back in to Creggs, which is ten miles in total. The event headquarters and Sign On will be at Creggs Rugby Club and it will also be the Start and Finish point for each circuit. Parking, showers, tea, sandwiches and other refreshments etc will also be on offer to all cyclists there.
The Sign On fee will be €20, or enquire about a sponsorship card for this great event.
All proceed going to the very worthy Sunshine Class at Creggs NS, which is an amazing facility, providing very important service to support children with disabilities in the community.
There will be more details on the ‘100 Challenge’ next week. In the meantime, all enquires to: Berney Higgins, Creggs Rugby, at 086 2592282, or John Concar, Donamon Dynamos, at 087 6660411.
Creggs Under-16s draw Connacht Cup Semi Replay
After a very good performance leading to a 17-17 draw last week at home in the Connacht Under-16 Cup Semi-Final, the Creggs Under-16 side travelled to play Westport RFC in the replay last Friday at the Mayo venue.
After playing out another draw (13-13) with a strong performance by the forwards throughout, the win and a place in the Cup Final was cruelly awarded to Westport because they scored the first try in the replay.
Creggs dominated the line-outs but came out second best in most scrums, with the Creggs forwards proving the strongest in open play. Unfortunately, the backs did not take advantage of the possession and territory, particularly in the first half.
Creggs U-17’s advance to Connacht Plate Semi-Final
Creggs Rugby Under-17s had a great 27-20 win against Connemara RFC in the quarter Final of the U-17 Plate last Saturday in Creggs.
Tries from John Brennan, Ryan Horan and Dylan Keavney and kicks from Brian Cleary and Noel Gately were enough to get Creggs through to the semi final v Ballinasloe RFC, in Creggs on this Thursday evening at 7.30.
Great day for all Creggs Mini Rugby teams
Creggs Minis had a very successful outing to Ballinasloe RFC last Saturday with our Under-8s, U-9s, U-10, U-11s, and U-12s. The Blitz also included Birr RFC.
Next Saturday – Creggs Under-10s in National Blitz
Saturday April 13th. Creggs U10’s will play in the national Blitz in Portlaoise RFC. A bus will run to the event and players will be informed by text.
Other RUGBY FIXTURES:
St Geralds v Roscommon CBS, Connacht Under-14 Schools, 13:00, in Castlebar
Wishing Roscommon CBS Under-14 Rugby Team all the best in Castlebar.
Creggs Rugby v Ballinasloe RFC, Connacht Under-17 Plate Semi-Final, 19:30, in Creggs Please support our Under-17 team in this Connacht U-17 Plate Final.
Sligo RFC v Creggs Rugby,Connacht Under-15 Plate Final, 12:00, Venue TBCPlease support our Under-15 team in the Connacht U-15 Plate Final, possibly in Ballyhaunis.
Club Lotto jackpot now stands at €9,500
All Supporters and friends of Creggs RFC – Please Note the Club lotto now stands at €9,500
Unfortunately there was no winner of this weeks (07/04/13) lotto jackpot of €9,400.
The numbers drawn were: 1, 8, 10, 15,
The lucky dip winner was:
Noel Naughton, Killeenboy, Kilteevan, Roscommon.
Next weeks lotto jackpot rises to an impressive €9,500.
Creggs lotto can be played online at www.creggsrugby.ie or alternatively contact any club officers or adult players.
We would encourage last years lotto players to support the club and renew their lotto subscription for this year going forward.