Corinthians 10 Creggs 18
After losing to Corinthians in the league final last year Creggs got the better of the same opposition in round 5 of the U15 Connacht League in Galway last Sunday morning.
Played in very wet conditions Creggs had the better of the early exchanges and territory in the first half and after a series of 5 metre scrums and penalties Creggs got the opening try when Melvin Conteh drove over from close range to get the opening score of the game. Creggs continued to attack and were unlucky when Jason Hoare was held up just short. Ronan Dowd kicked two further first half penalties to give Creggs a 11-0 half time lead.
Corinthians were trying to get their strong forward unit and offloading game going but were finding it hard against a very committed Creggs defence both up front and in the back line. Upfront Danny Arnold, Brian Maloney, James Brandon, Adam Finnerty , Ian Conlon and Michael Conroy were putting in a great defensive display and in the backs Eoghan Coyle, Niall Cunniffe, Shane Purcell, Cian Gately and Adam Canny kept their opponents pegged back in their own half.
Creggs got the all important first score of the second half when they put pressure on the Corinthians Backs and under pressure a wayward pass was intercepted by Ronan Dowd who touched down under the posts which he converted himself to give Creggs a 18-0 Lead.
Corinthians continued to pursue the offloading game and were now gaining good territory as a overworked Creggs Defence tired and they scored two tries in quick succession to leave the score 18-10.
Creggs regrouped and spent the last ten minutes camped in their opponents 22″ and were unlucky not to add to their score while also making sure their opponents did not threaten their try line. The league now takes a two week break and training continues next Wednesday at 7pm.
Creggs: Ian Conlon, Danny Arnold, Melvin Conteh, Brian Maloney, Brandon Hanmore, David O Gorman, Aaron Glennon, Michael Brandon, Thomas Hester, James Brandon, Adam Finnerty, Brian Maloney, Eoghan Coyle, Ronan Dowd, Shane Purcell, Niall Cunniffe, Cian Gately, Michael Conroy, Adam Canny, Padraic Gaffey