Creggs Rugby Connacht Under-16 League:
Claremorris 10, Creggs 8.
Creggs Rugby Under-16’s will wonder how they lost this league game on Saturday in Dunmore. The Creggs team didn’t have any game in 4 weeks due to cancellations and a rest weekend and they looked very rusty during this game.
After 2 very good wins in their previous games played back in early October, Creggs had gone into this game with confidence but they managed to knock on the ball more often in this game than they probably will in the rest of the season so having a game under their belt will obviously help this team. Creggs began the game well with a penalty through Tim lambe and were 8-0 up when Gustavo Rodriques scored in the corner after a good move from the back of the scrum released the winger to score in the corner. It was then that things began to unravel for Creggs when they had possession in their 22″ and failed to kick clear they gave away a penalty under their posts after not releasing at the ruck in the last play of the half but still took at 8-3 lead into ther second half.
You would have expected Creggs to kick on now but unfortunately knock ons and a few poor decision meant they never added to their tally and when Claremorris intercepted a pass and scored under the posts and converted with 6 minutes left you expected it was going to be one of those days with Claremorris now leading 10-8.
Creggs played their best rugby in the last 6 minutes and laid siege to the Claremorris line and were awarded a succession of penalties and were held up short on a number of occasions and only for bad luck and some excellent defending Claremorris held out.
Creggs will play Castlebar RFC this weekend. The time to be confirmed. Training continues as usual and new players are always welcome.