Damien and Rikki in All-Ireland action

All-Ireland 60×30 Senior Championship Next Saturday, the 4 th August at 6.30 p.m. in Mullingar Damien Martin and Rikki O’Gara of St. Coman’s will play the Tipperary pair of Gerard Coonan and Martin McInerney in the Senior Doubles Championship. The Tipperary pair are not the strongest doubles in the Championship and Damien and Rikki should win with a bit to spare and advance to the next round. Certainly, this is an opportunity for the Coman’s stars to shine. All-Ireland 60×30 Open (Senior) Inter Club Final Ballaghaderreen (Joe McCann, Vinny Moran, Paul Flynn, Dessie Keegan and Campbell Brennan) won their fourth All-Ireland Inter Club Open final in a row beating Ballina, County Tipperary by 105 points to 69. This is a magnificent win taking such in great style.  McGee International 40×20 Tournament at Newport The McGee 40×20 tournament will be played Saturday and Sunday next the 4 th and 5 th of August at Newport and Mulranney. There are at least six divisions and a ladies section. Two top seniors Emer Fallon and Anne Wrynne from Kildare will be taking part as will the up and coming Aileen Quinn from the Leixlip Club. Into the fray is Pauline Gallagher of Swinford and four Comans Girls Leona Doolin, Marianna Rushe amoung them.  Connacht Junior ‘B’ Doubles at St. Coman’s Seamus Connelly and Andrew Hussey from the Williamstown Club surprised the fancied pairing of Shane Heraty and Rohan O’Malley (21, 17/13, 21/ 21, 8). The winners appeared well prepared and ran out clear winners in the third game.  Intermediate Singles at Williamstown Next Saturday at 5 p.m. Williamstown is the venue for two vital Intermediate games. Aengus Cunningham of Coman’s plays Paul Flynn of Ballaghaderreen and Darra Rogers of Comans plays Ollie Cassidy of Mayo.  Masters ‘B’ Singles at Castlebar At 5p.m. Ronan Galvin of Taughmaconnell plays Ger Millar of Mayo in Castlebar in the Masters ‘B’ singles.  Diamond ‘A’ Doubles Scheduled for Castlebar on Sunday starting at 3p.m. is the Diamond ‘A’ doubles match between Roscommon’s Noel Raftery and Willie Muggan and the Connacht Champions Sean Heaney and Tom Derrig of Mayo. Masters Singles Declan Connaughton of Galway defeated Sean Jennings of Lisacul (21, 19/21, 11) in the Connaught Championship and in the Junior ‘B’ Doubles match Steve Joyce and Derek Warde of Ballymoe beat Sligo (21, 6/21,11) At Coman’s Sunday 5 th August at 3 p.m. The following games are scheduled for Comans on Sunday but it is possible some of the games may not be going on. The list supplied by Connel Cannon is: G.M.A.S – Tom Cunniffe v Tom Derrig. Junior Doubles – S. Maughan, D. Donohoe v O. Conway, A. Tierney. Junior Doubles – B. Kelly, J. Kennedy v N. McGrath, N. McDermott.