Connacht team deliver All-Ireland

All Ireland 40 X 20 girls team of ten Inter-pro at Clooney, Co. Clare: The Connacht 40 X 20 Inter Pro team of ten (U-13 to 17 doubles) won the All Ireland defeating Munster in the semi by a narrow margin 112 to 109 points and in the final beat Leinster 117 to 68. The Connacht team: U-13 Ceanna Ni Churraoin/Roisin Ni Chonghaine (Galway) U-14 Jennifer Fahy/Etna Coleman (Mayo), U-15 Lauren O’Riordan/Aoife McDonagh (Roscommon). Clodagh McMenamon (Mayo)/Amy Corrigan (Ballaghderreen), Mary Duffey/Stephanie Coleman (Ballaghaderreen). Sub: Ciara McMenamon (Newport). Manager M. Naughton (Comans), Liam Burke (Mayo) and Francis Curran (Galway) and selector Sean Finnegan (Williamstown). Envirogreen Resource Irish Nationals Saturday 15th March: Some of the Roscommon players who will compete in the Irish Nationals on Saturday 15th March include: At Garryhill, Co. Carlow – 10am Womens Open – Emer Fallon (Kildare) Vs. Marianna Rushe (Comans); 11am Mens ‘C’ E. Reilly (Meath) Vs. Oisin Naughton (Cms); Noon Women’s ‘B’ Catriona Casey (Kerry) Vs. Hilary Rushe (Cms); 1pm U-13 Lauren O’Riordan (Cms) Vs. Martina McMahon (L); 2pm Golden ‘A’ Tony Breen (Wex) Vs. Kevin Geraghty (Mayo); 3pm Mens ‘C’ O. Naughton or E. Reilly Vs. P. Hedderman or T. Barcoe. At Goresbridge – 1pm Leona Doolin (Comans) Vs. Avril McNamee (Donegal) U-17 singles; Noon S. Hilley (W) Vs. Stephanie Coleman (Ballaghaderreen); 3pm U-17 Doolin or McNamee Vs. S. Twomey or L. Loughnane. At Tinryland – 11am Mens ‘B’ Christopher Doolin (Cms) Vs. K. Craddock (Gal);  At Mary’s Carlow – Mens ‘C’ Shane Hennelly (Comans) Vs. Noel Holohan (Wex); Mens ‘B’ Alan O’Dwyer (Cork) Vs. Denis Creaton (Lisacul) at Noon; O’Loughlins Two, Kilkenny – Womens Open Emer Coyle (Cms) Vs. A. Reilly (Antrim) 10 am. Connacht Fixtures: At Coman’s on Saturday March 8th at 5pm – Golden ‘A’ Singles: Eamon Conneely (Gal) Vs. K. Geraghty (M) or Martin Bruen (R); Silver ‘A’ singles: Eamon Conneely (G) Vs. James Walshe (R); Master ‘B’ singles: Joe Dowling (M) Vs. Tom King (G); JD A. Cunningham/C. Doolin Vs. N. McGrath/N. McDermott; Ladies Senior doubles: Saturday 8th March (venue to be arranged) Marianna Rushe/Leona Doolin (R) Vs. Sharon Twomey/Catriona Casey (K). Emer Coyle/Deirdre Donohoe (R) Vs. Marie Daly/Ashley Prendiville (K); Junior ‘B’ singles at 6pm in Claremorris – Rachel Gibbons (M) Vs. Linda Connolly (Ros). This game may be on Sunday.  Connacht 40 X 20 Championship: Results – Junior ‘B’ Doubles: John Kennedy/Stephen Joyce (Ballymoe/Ballincurry) are into the Connacht final with the resounding win over Shane Heraty/Robin O’Malley (M). Two good teams but on the day a 21-12, 21-14 win for John and Stephen shows how they have improved. Their next game is against Nigel Neilan/Oisin Naughton or Andrew Hussey/Shane Conneely of Galway. Intermediate singles – The Intermediate singles between Joe McCann (M) and Glenn Walshe of Comans goes to McCann because G. Walshe is injured. Senior singles Ladies – Marianna Rushe Vs. Sarah Flavin (L). As expected Marianna Rushe romped through this one-sided Open Singles preliminary round at Comans on Sunday with the Roscommon girl winning 21-7, 21-4.