A Club in Development – Always striving to improve
Creggs Rugby Football Club is located on the county border between Galway and Roscommon, about eight miles from Roscommon Town. Players of all ages from 6 to 40 come from all over County Roscommon and North- East Galway. Total membership exceeds 500 and is continuing to grow year-on-year.
Creggs RFC was formed in 1974 and success came early, with the club winning the Connacht Junior Cup for the first time in 1978 .Further Junior League and Cup successes followed in 1979 and 1981 and by the mid 90’s,Creggs had already won 6 Junior Cup and 7 Junior League titles. Creggs qualified for the All Ireland League Division 4 in 1996. We have won the Cawley Cup (Connacht Junior Rugby competition) on each of the last two seasons. The mid 90s was a period of tremendous success for the Creggs ladies team also, as they defeated all opposition to win several All-Ireland titles. A number of the Creggs ladies represented Ireland at International level.
In recent years, great work at Mini and Youth grades is proving most successful with rapidly growing numbers and being competitive at all age groups, for boys and girls, in Connacht.
The underage programme began in Creggs in the early 80’s and this has been hugely beneficial to the club in terms of developing top class players. Denis Buckley, who recently gained his 200th cap for Connacht and who has been very unlucky not to gain full Senior international honours, began his career at mini rugby level in Creggs.
Many others in more recent years have been capped by Connacht at various grade and also the club has also provided us with recent representation at underage International level.
We provide coaching support to several Secondary and National Schools within our catchment with Roscommon CBS gaining significant prominence at Provincial Schools level as a direct result of our endeavours.
For the 2021-22 season, the club is fielding two senior teams – a First Team in the top Connacht Junior 1A Division, and the Creggs Development Team competing in Division 1C. We also plan to field a team in the Connacht Under-20 Series.
Our thriving MINI Rugby section has teams for boys and girls from Under-7 through to Under-12.
A Community Club – Always improving facilities
Creggs RFC is very much a community club with great relationships with all other sports in the region. In fact our grounds are used for Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and soccer.
We also developed a near kilometre long tarmaced and lit walkway around our grounds to facilitate safe walking for people in the community, visitors and members of the club.
In autumn 2019, we opened the first full-size IRB approved 4G artificial rugby playing pitch in Connacht, as well as two additional sand-based grass pitches in Spring 2020. These three pitches are in addition to ‘The Green’, which remains our main sand-based grass pitch.
Equality and Inclusiveness in everything we do
Our latest on-going development is to provide four bespoke dressing rooms – each with individual shower & part-dressing cubicles – specifically catering for the needs of women or anyone who may be uncomfortable changing in communal settings, as well as a fully fitted gymnasium, a sensory room, a disabilities changing facility with changing table, and a clubroom. This on-going development is why we are asking you to support us by buying tickets in our ‘Big €50,000 Draw’.
Creggs Rugby Club is all about inclusiveness and one of the ways we are proving this is through the development of girls’rugby and proving appropriate changing facilities for girls and women. We also have strong inclusivity policies on disability, race, and equality, and community is central to everything we do.
There is always a great welcome in Creggs Rugby Club and the best of hospitality awaits visitors.