The Sporting brief – January 25th





McDermott’s stay top!

McDermott’s maintain their lead at the top of the Roscommon Darts League following a 7-2 win over The Three Counties last weekend.

  Meanwhile, The Holly Tree kept up their pursuit with a 6-3 victory over Molly’s. There were also wins for The Hollywood over Creaton’s (7-2) and Flanagan’s over An Bothar Rua (7-2).

  Round 11 sees McDermott’s hosting Flanagan’s, Molly’s welcoming The Hollywood, The Holly Tree travelling to An Bothar Rua and Creaton’s entertaining The Three Counties.



Winter greens

At Roscommon Golf Club recently, Charlie Flanagan won the men’s club competition on January 6th with 38 points. Michael Lennon won the January 13th instalment with 39 while Johnny Walker whisked up 38 points to win last Sunday.

  The ladies’ club competition on January 8th was won by Jacqueline McCormack with 24 points while Mary Mulhern was victorious on the 15th with 20 points.

  The recent men’s seniors winners were Michael Tierney on January 3rd with 39 and Gerry Finn on January 10th with 38. The ladies’ winners were Kitty Blighe (January 3rd), Nuala McDonagh (10th) and Sandra Kelly (17th).

  The Club President and Captains will open the new golfing season with a drive-in on February 3rd.

  In Athlone, Charlie Walsh and Lily O’Sullivan are heading for a hattrick of wins. Charlie won the gent’s 15-hole and Wednesday Open recently while Lily claimed the ladies’ 12-hole and 97 Club competitions.

  In the Winter League, top position is now occupied by Team 10 (Mike Glynn Balliansloe GC) on 586 points with just two weeks remaining.

  The Ladies’ AGM took place in Castlerea recently and the following were elected: Lady Captain: Elizabeth Devine; Lady Vice-Captain: Maura Kelly; Secretary: Marian Caulfield; Treasurer: Catherine Collins; Handicap Secretary: Valerie Callaghan; Competition Secretary: Nicola Devine; Ex-Officio: Mamie Creaton. Committee members: Laura Griffith, Patricia Callaghan, Maureen Claffey and Kathy Burke.

  The winners of the recent Fourball Betterball in Boyle were the two convenors, Willie Tiernan and Vincent Egan, with a fine score of 44 points.

  This Sunday there will be an 18-hole Stableford while the Spring League for men and women takes place over the following three weekends.

  We finish in Carrick where last weekend’s 50/50 was won by Frank McGrath with 23 points (back 3), while Seamus Sheeran was second, also on 23.



Longford gala

Coman’s took part in a Longford Development Meet recently. Aoife Lavin started with a bang, winning the girls’ U-11 100m Backstroke while Emily Ryan secured bronze in the ‘C’ category of the same event.  

  Aaron Lawrence won gold in the Boys’ U-11 ‘B’ 100m Backstroke, followed narrowly by Shay Morgan who took silver.

  Shay’s brother, Eoin, also won silver in the Boy’s 12-13 ‘B’ 100m Backstrokes while James Hawkshaw took bronze in the ‘C’ category.

  Scott Lawrence won the Boys’ Over-14 100m Backstroke and the ‘B’ 100m Individual Medley.

  In the Boys’ 12-13 ‘C’ 200m Backstroke, Dylan Tobin took gold while Michael Keaveney claimed silver.

  Meanwhile, Aaron Lawrence continued his winning streak, taking first in the Boys’ U-11 100m Freestyle.

  Michele Henry finished off a successful day for Coman’s’, winning a bronze medal in the Girls’ 12-13 ‘C’ 100m Freestyle.