Creggs Looking to End 26 Year Wait

Creggs Rugby club play Connemara in the Connacht Junior Cup Final this Sunday at 3pm in the Sportsgrounds in Galway.

Creggs will be hoping to add to their Cawley Cup success earlier in the season.

It’s been 26 years since Creggs won the Connacht Junior Cup.


Creggs head coach Pat Cunningham says “ it’s a great day for the club. There’s great excitement”.

In commenting on their rivalry- Cunningham added “it’s a historical rivalry, my father was managing Creggs when I was a young lad and there was some very intense games”.

The match will be played in Connachts homeground the Sportsground in Galway, Cunningham reflecting on the venue outlined “it’s great for the guys,it’s a lovely pitch and a great setting. It’s a lovely atmosphere. It will add to a great occasion”.

There will be a great competition for places within the Creggs panel. The Creggs head coach explained “ for the first time this year we have a clean bill of health. Selection will be difficult. We have 26 guys that are all very committed”.

Cunningham is urging a big attendance to the game “there’s a great interest in the game. It’s the two best teams in Junior rugby in the province. Both with a good reputation for attacking rugby. It’s great chance for Creggs to win some silverware.

Creggs Head coach Pat Cunningham spoke to Kevin McDermott ahead of the big match.