The Sporting Brief – April 12th




McDermott’s champions!

McDermott’s were crowned Roscommon Darts League Cup champions last Saturday week at Hannon’s Hotel, beating last year’s champions Molly’s of Ballaghaderreen 5-2.

  Molly’s took the lead when Sean Fleming and Jimmy Finn beat David Concannon and Mark Finneran in the first game, but McDermott’s responded strongly and wins for the pairings of Thomas Concannon and Mike Fallon and Gary Concannon and Joe Eliffe, as well as Thomas Concannon and David Concannon in their singles matches, gave them a commanding 4-1 lead.

  Molly’s did respond when Sean Fleming beat Joe Eliffe but McDermott’s clinched the Atty Hynes Memorial Cup when Gary Concannon ran out the comfortable winner over Pat Tansey.


Connacht semis

At last Sunday’s 40×20 Juvenile ‘B’ Connacht semi-finals against Mayo in Claremorris, Lisacul’s Sean Corrigan beat Daithi Nevin 15-2, 15-7 in the U-11 singles while Cormac Naughton and Seamie Carthy had a good 15-14, 15-0 win over Sean Scott Keane and Cian Mongan.

  There was no luck for Grace Corrigan (U-11), Jack Greene (U-12), Lisacul’s Aisling Corrigan (U-12) and clubmate Joseph Noonan (U-13). The U-14 pairing of Allanah McGreal and Nakita Regan suffered defeat to Lisa and Kathlyn Nally.

  The Connacht finals will take place in Lisacul and Ballaghaderreen this Sunday at 11 am.

  Elsewhere, three Mount Talbot players competed in the All-Ireland Collegiate Onewall Finals in Dublin recently. Thomas Treacy won All-Ireland ‘A’ Title, Alan Hevehan reached the quarter-finals and Cathal Treacy made it to the ‘B’ Final.

  At the recent UCD Onewall Doubles Tournament, the ‘C’ Cup was captured by Mount Talbot’s Cathal Treacy and Matthew Hughes while John Paul O’Connor and Jarlath Coyle reached the ‘B’ Cup final.

  Mount Talbot’s Shauna Clogher captured the Connacht U-17 40×20 title recently before losing out to eventual winner, Caoilisa Ni Dhuill from Armagh in the All-Ireland semi-final. Siobhan Treacy lost to Galway’s Sadbh Ni Fheartha in her Connacht final.


Connacht champions!

We begin this week’s golf round with news of more Roscommon CBS sporting success. Following on from the footballers’ All-Ireland win, the U-19 golfers claimed the Connacht Schools title on Tuesday!

  Staying in the county town, junior Roscommon golfer Thomas Higgins played in the West of Ireland last weekend and just failed to make the cut.

  However, Olivia Costello became the youngest ever entrant in the Woodbrook Scratch Cup last Sunday and won the U-18 section. The future of golf is bright in Roscommon!

  At the clubhouse, there were wins for Gerry Harlow, Phil Murray O’Brien, Margaret Brennan and John McGrath.

  Up the road, Athlone will play the first round of the GUI All-Ireland Fourball this weekend against Portumna.

  Sticking with foursomes and well done to Rhona Fitzgerald and Ann Geoghegan who won the Granard competition last week.

  Last week’s winners in Athlone included Gerry O’Connor, PJ Harris and PJ Martin.

  Terry Canning’s at it again in Boyle! He won the 18-hole Stableford last Sunday with 38 points, three ahead of Ross Andrew in second.

  The first Thursday evening competition of the year went to Tommy King with 21 points.

  The golfers of Carrick have been busy with over 40 teams taking part in the Club Fourball last weekend and the top qualifiers were Frank Duffy and Paschal McGuire (47 points).

  Gabrielle Madsen captained the overall winning team of the Spring League and the Best Lady winner was Phil McWeeney while Niamh Scanlon won best beginner.

  Finally, John Molloy won the first Glenamaddy Golf Society of the year recently at Moate Golf Club with 38 points. President Brendan Burke was second on 37 points, Peter Shields third with 36. The next outing is to Athenry on May 6th.