Crucial tie on Sunday for Creggs
Creggs RFC first team have a crucial top-of-the-table tie against Loughrea next Sunday at 3 pm in Loughrea.
Sunday is also an important date for the second team, as they face Sligo in the League on Sunday at the Green in Creggs at 3 pm. The side had a good warm up for Sunday’s tie last weekend when they defeated Longford RFC by 19-7. Joel McPhilbin got over for a try in the first half, while Mark Hester and Niall Connolly got tries in the second half, with Mark Hester running nearly the full length of the field to score his. Emmet Collins converted the two second half tries.
Come along and support Creggs RFC on Sunday at 3 pm as the seconds take on Sligo.

Ballinrobe 0 Creggs 19
Creggs u17 team travelled to Ballinrobe on Sunday in the first round of the Connacht Cup and won 19 – 0 in a keenly contested game played in near perfect conditions at the Racecourse.
Creggs, faced with a stiff breeze, took a while to settle down and had to play on the back foot for most of a first half that ended without any score for either team. It was nip and tuck after the restart until David Brandon pounced on a loose ball and ran 40 metres to score between the posts. Peter Lohan added the conversion and this new-look Creggs side were now bedding in and playing some great rugby with the pack starting to dominate in the set-piece and open play. It was after some great work again from the forwards that Brandon struck again for his second try again converted by Lohan. Creggs final try was another fine move scored by Stephen Kilcommons, Creggs: J Grady, D Hoare, A Scanlon, A Murphy, P Gilmore, P Lohan, D Nee, E Fleming, C Greene, A Callaghan, A Curley, T Featherstone, S Kilcommons, A Donnelly, A Cahill, P Leech, N Higgins, C Sirr, D Brandon, A Leech, J Cooke.

Creggs Play Loughrea next Sunday in Creggs at 12 am in a challenge game in preparation for the first round of the cup v Buccaneers the following Sunday in Creggs. Training continues next Tuesday at 7 pm.

Mini rugby
Creggs U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 teams travel to Galway Corinthians next Saturday meeting there at 10 am for a festival of rugby against Gaeltacht, Galwegians and Oughterard.

Connacht Branch award for Adrian Leddy

ALeddyandCoSmallConnacht Branch President Steve Cunningham recently presented Adrian Leddy with a Galway Crystal tankard for his contribution to Creggs, Connacht and Irish rugby.
Making the presentation, Mr. Cunningham said that Adrian had significant influence on the game, especially in his support and work with junior clubs and his working with other clubs officers to establish the flourishing mini section at Creggs. He paid tribute to Adrian’s work with the Connacht Junior team and wished him well in the season ahead.
Martin Gallagher added, “I have known Adrian for 30 years, his service to the game and willingness to assist others has no bounds and not to mention he is a larger-than-life character. The club forwarded his nomination through their Committee.
Sean Brandon, Ger Dowd and President Liam Callaghan had this to say “We are delighted that Adrian is to be recognised by the Branch. He works hard at the Club for us and as the branch representative keeps us fully appraised of the Domestic game in Connacht.” The evening was attended by Anthony Duignan, Sean Brandon and Ger Dowd and of course the man of the moment, Adrian himself.


Mini-Rugby between Ballina RFC and Loughrea RFC