CREGGS captain Brian Diffley lifts the Connacht Junior 1A League trophy following his side’s final win over Connemara at the Sportsground last month. PHOTO: RAY RYAN

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J1A League winners Creggs target Cup glory after 30 years

GOOD things come to those that wait! Creggs will hope that old saying rings true as they aim to end a 30-year gap in Sunday’s Connacht Junior Cup showdown with Westport at the Sportsground, writes Ivan Smyth.

Creggs head coach Tony Dolan feels that after ending their 26-year wait for a J1A League title when defeating Connemara in the final of that competition last month, now is the time for ‘The Village’ to kick on and end their three-decade wait for Cup glory.

“Thirty years has been way too long," said Dolan. "To play Connemara and beat them was huge for the group. I’m 60 so I know 30 years is a long time. It’s something that can drive lads on. A lot of their dads would have won before so it would be a big thing if we were to win it.”

Dolan has vast experience when it comes to manning the sideline. He has previously served as head coach with Buccaneers when they competed in the AIL, while he has worked with Connacht underage squads and also coached Robbie Henshaw when the Grand Slam-winning Irish centre attended Marist College in Athlone…

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