The Sporting Brief – April 6th



Augusta and Knockadoobrusna

Top class golfing action tees off in both Augusta and Knockadoobrusna today. Tiger and Co. will be hoping to land the green jacket while the men of Boyle Golf Club will settle for landing on the green. The men’s weekly Thursday competitions are back!

  Meanwhile, this Sunday will see the first of a new series of sponsored competitions in Boyle with the GolfStyle sponsored 18-hole stroke the first to tee off.

  In Castlerea, Anto McCormack won the recent men’s competition with 40 points while Celia Mulligan was best of the ladies on 34 points.

  Tonight sees the Get Into Golf event taking place at the clubhouse, for more information contact Paul (087-3515991), Mamie (087-7857285) or Dympna (086-0682109).

  To Roscommon, where the Junior Captain’s Drive-In took place last Saturday with two excellent drives from girls’ captain Niamh Lennon and boys’ captain Simon Walker. Alan Connaughton, Olivia Costello and Luke Golden won the scramble which followed.

  The recent ladies’ 18-hole competition was won by Margaret Egan with 32 points while the Thursday seniors was won by Margaret Brennan.

  On Sunday, the Roscommon People sponsored 18-hole singles was won by John McHale (42 points) with Colm O’Reilly (42) finished second and Paul Hoare (39) was third. Simon Walker (35) had the best gross while Michael Corcoran was the best of the juniors.

  The Hannon’s Hotel Scramble was won by Olivia Costello, Ciara Ryan and Des Dowd and Michael Dolan and Ollie Dempsey claimed the Roscommon Fireplaces Men’s Winter League.


Final countdown!

All roads lead to Hannon’s Hotel this Saturday for the Roscommon Darts League Cup and Shield Finals following thrilling semi-final second legs last weekend.

  Molly’s stormed to a 5-2 second leg win at The Holly Tree to take their tie 10-6 on aggregate. They will meet An Bothar Rua in Saturday’s Cup final after the Elphin outfit defeated The Forge 4-0 in their second leg to take a 10-3 aggregate win last Friday.

  In the Shield, McDermott’s 10-3 aggregate win over Flanagan’s means they will face The Hollywood in this Saturday’s final. McDermott’s were comfortable 4-0 winners in their second leg while The Hollywood’s 4-4 draw with Creaton’s was enough to seal their passage.

  Saturday’s Shield Final will take place at 5 pm while the Cup Final gets underway at 7 pm.

  Elsewhere, David Concannon took little time returning to winning ways when he won the Martin Kelly Cup in the Hollywood Bar last Sunday. Concannon took no prisoners as he came through a field of 23 players, taking the highest checkout in the process (116).

  He accounted for Brendan Harrington (4-0) in the quarter-finals, Mick Egan (5-0) in the semi-finals and Ciaran Hickey (6-0) in the final. Clinical.

Pitch and Putt

Kilkenny double!

Last weekend proved to be a successful one for the sporting Kilkennys of this world and Bealnamulla proved no different as Sandra Kilkenny completed a double with her second competition win in seven days. Sandra claimed 1st Nett on March 26th and April 2nd while Doreen Greene hit 1st Gross on both occasions.