The Sporting Brief – November 8th

 

Handball

 

Rossies impress

Recently crowned 60×30 U-14 All-Ireland champion, Rory Carthy, lost out in the U-15 final of the 40×20 Liam Burke Commemorative tournament in Newport, Co. Mayo last weekend. Rory lost 9-15, 3-15 to Cormac Finn of Sligo.

  Rory’s brother Eoghan was defeated in the U-13 semi-final by Moycullen’s Christopher Hanley while Shona Kennedy lost the Girls’ U-13 final to Ava Sweeney of Galway.

 

Darts

League update

Last Friday’s results in the Hannon’s Hotel Roscommon Darts League were: Sideline Bar 5 The Hollywood Bar 4; An Bothar Rua 7 Dalton’s 2; McDermott’s 6 Cosy Bar 3; The Holly Tree 4 Flanagan’s 5.

  This week’s fixtures: The Holly Tree v An Bothar Rua; Flanagan’s v Sideline Bar; Cosy Bar v Molly’s; Dalton’s v The Hollywood. McDermott’s have a bye.

 

Golf

Last four!

We tee off in Boyle where Padraic O’Connell, Gerry Carty, Michael McHale and Sean Heslin will contest the semi-finals of the King Harmon Cup.

  Meanwhile, Charlie O’Donnell, Ross Andrew, Tommy King and Seamus Gallagher won last weekend’s Fourball Shambles for the Drumderrig Cup with 96 points.

  Boyle Golf Club pays tribute to the late Paddy Daly and extends its sincere sympathies to the Daly family. Paddy served as captain in 1972 and as President in 1987 and was a longtime supporter of the club. RIP.

  Castlerea Golf Club members and sponsors enjoyed a night of presentations on October 11th. Following that, Patricia Hession presented the Hession Cup to winner Nicola Devine on October 15th.

  There will be a special Mass for deceased members of the club this Friday (8th). All are welcome.

  Athlone Golf Club’s final presentation of the season will take place at 8 pm this Friday at the clubhouse. All prizewinners are asked to attend.

  Recent winners in Athlone include: James Martin (Club Medal); David Cunniffe (Barber Bob’s Eclectic Competition); Thomas O’Connor (RBK Golfer of the Year); Catherine Fitzgerald (Ladies’ SVDP competition); Kevin Ryan (Halloween Open); Carol McGertrick (Ladies’ Halloween Open); Gerry Brennan (Wednesday Open); Eugene Rafferty (Johnny Bracken Trophy); Michael Rock (AWGS); John Costello (Captain Bryan O’Looney’s Turf Competition).

  Phil Emmett was crowned Ladies’ Player of the Year in Carrick recently. Phil started the year by winning the Marie Talbot Perpetual Cup and featured in 12 of 14 competitions this year. Runner-up was Ann Keenan while Marie Leydon was third.

  Phil also claimed the Silver Medal ahead of Siobhan Talbot and Mary King, and also the Silver Spoon ahead of Siobhan Talbot and Attracta O’Connor while Marie Leydon won the Bronze Medal ahead of Elizabeth Muldowney.

  Glenamaddy Golf Society had its sixth outing of the year to Roscommon Golf Club recently.

  There was a big turnout and winner on the day was Captain Gerry Haslam with 42 points. Padraig Molloy and Christy Dolan were second and third respectively.

  The Player of the Year was Des Morgan, closely followed by John Molloy. Captain Gerry presented Des with the Fr. Glynn Memorial Cup.

  In Roscommon, new officers, President Tresina Smyth, Captain Tommie Grealy Jnr. and Lady Captain Sandra Kelly are wished luck for the coming year.

  The recent men’s competition was won by Padraig Kelly while Sunday’s competition was won by Mal Lyons. Margaret Egan won the ladies’ competition and Mary Mulhern took senior honours.

  Congratulations to the Ladies who defended their county title in Strokestown last weekend and also to Thomas Higgins and Simon Walker on placing third and fourth respectively in the Munster Boys Amateur Open in Ballybunion.

 

Gymnastics

National Series

Best of luck to members of Athlone Gymnastics Club who compete at the National Series Teams event in the National Indoor Arena this weekend.