Sporting Flashbacks

5 years ago…..2003 In boxing, Roscommon athletes brought home three gold and one silver medal from the All-Ireland Championships at the National Stadium, Dublin. Donal Warde, Darren Cruise and Thomas Hanley won gold while PJ Keane won a silver. Roscommon & District League Cup semi-finals: Shiven Rovers 2 Skyvalley Rovers 0; Ballinasloe Town 0 Cloonfad 1.  Connacht Junior League: Creggs 6 Galwegians 33 (Creggs are relegated to junior league division 2).  10 years ago…..1998 SF challenge: Roscommon 0-15  Limerick 1-6. Roscommon: D Thompson; R Owens, D Donlon, E Gavin; R O’Callaghan (0-1), C Grogan, R Doorey; A Nolan, T Ryan (0-1); V Glennon (0-1), C Connelly (0-2), T Grehan (0-4); L Dowd (0-3), F O’Donnell (0-1), E Lohan (0-2). Subs M Kelly and G Keane. National Hurling League Division 2A: Roscommon 4-12 Armagh 0-7. Roscommon: A Tully; T Healy, J Mulvey, P Mannion; M Mulry, M Healy, B Mulry; M Cunniffe (0-1), C Kelly (1-4); R Mulry (0-3), D Lohan (2-0), M Tarpey (0-1); T Galvin (0-1), P Regan (1-2), J Mannion. Subs: C Sweeney, T Ryan.   15 years ago…..1993 Connacht Senior Cup quarter-final: Castlebar Celtic 3 Skyvalley Rovers 1 (after extra-time).  National Hurling League Division 3 Final replay: Roscommon 2-11 Mayo 3-3. Roscommon: Pat Regan; Joe Naughton, Seamus Mullen, Niall Cunningham; Padraig Dooley, Adrian Kelly, Tom Healy; Mickey Cunniffe (0-1), Padraig Cuddy; Peter Lyons (0-1), Damien Lohan, Frankie Farrell (0-7); Brendan Boyle, Colm Kelly (2-2), Trevor Finneran. Subs B Flynn, K Flynn.* (Roscommon’s first hurling title since 1983/84; Team manager: Michael Kelly).  Rugby, All-Ireland Womens League: Creggs 3 Blackrock 0 (Blackrock were the reigning Al-Ireland champions). Creggs: Claire Canny, S Benedetti, L Breen, A Hynes, O Finnegan, C Wall, F Devanney, G Gately, P Keane, C Canny, A Gavigan, M Finneran, J Gibbons, E Dolan, A McNamara. Ladies NFL: Roscommon 2-16 Cavan 3-2.  U-21 HC Final from 1992: Athleague/Tremane 4-5 Four Roads 0-8 (Athleague/Tremane win five titles in a row).