The Sporting Brief – August 25th



Lisacul heartbreak!

Lisacul’s Denis Creaton and Sean Jennings were defeated in their Connacht Junior Doubles Semi-Final by Galway pair Kevin Craddock and Declan Connaughton last Friday night.

  Despite leading the first 17-15, the Roscommon lads were reeled in by the irresistible Galway duo who reeled off six points in a row to take it 21-17.

  Declan Connaughton came to the fore in the second as the Galway pair overturned an 18-13 deficit to seal the win 21-17, 21-19.

  Elsewhere, Mount Talbot pair John Kelly and Liam O’Ceallaigh were easily beaten by Galway’s Chris Connaughton and Alan Byrne in their Junior ‘B’ Doubles Connacht Semi-Final held on the same bill. The Williamstown pair ran out 21-8, 21-3 winners.


Caulfield conquers!

We start our weekly golf round-up in Castlerea this week with news of a competitive ladies’ competition. Little separated Valerie Rabbitte in third and Angela Rowntree in second from eventual winner, Marian Caulfield.

The men’s competition was won by Kieran Rosney with 43 points ahead of Paul Claffey in second on 40.

  The Connacht Shield team, meanwhile, defeated Roscommon in Round 1 and are out next Monday in round two.

  To Roscommon next where Mary and Michael Lennon won the husband and wife competition during Open Week while Bernie Browne and George Bannon took the Mixed Foursomes.

  Andy Lawlor and Francie Grehan took the Club Fourball, Tom Costello won the Smithwicks Cup, Sheila Fannon won the ladies’ and Jim Finn claimed the men’s seniors’ competition while Frances Penny took the ladies’ senior competition.

  The Roscommon ladies’ senior team will be competing in the All-Ireland Senior Cup finals this weekend at The Royal Curragh Golf Club. Their first match will be against The Island Golf Club. The other golf clubs taking part include Killarney, Kilkenny, The Heath, Royal Co. Down, Lahinch and Royal Port Rush.

  A 12-hole President’s Mixed Foursomes competition will kick off this Friday at 4 pm in Athlone.

  Meanwhile, the annual Club Classic saw over 50 teams take to the course last weekend. The winning team was Margaret Byrne, Camilla Fitzgibbon, Mary McHale and Anne Marie Hynes with a fantastic score of 94 points.


Pat’s Shield!

Hollywood Bar darter Pat Egan overcame McDermott’s’ Joe Elliffe recently to land The Hollywood Bar Superleague Shield title.

  Both men stormed to the final with 4-1 wins in the semi-finals but it was Egan who was to prevail on the night. He beat Elliffe 5-3 following a gripping contest on what was another great night of darts at The Hollywood.

Pitch and Putt

Woodview winners!

The last two competitions in Woodview have seen Kay Verdon and Rosaleen Fallon post best nett scores with Marie Naughton and Mary O’Loughlin shooting best gross.

  Competitions continue at Bealnamulla every Monday at 10.30 am and 7 pm with new members always welcome.