The sporting Brief – October 13th



Castlerea’s cup of cheer!

We start this week’s round-up in Castlerea where the hosts won the Roscommon Cup last weekend.

  Seven clubs from around the county took part with the hosts coming out on top in the 18-hole stroke competition. The team results were as follows: Castlerea (354), Roscommon (379), Athlone (385), Boyle (389), Strokestown (392), Carrick-on-Shannon (399) and Ballaghaderreen (406).

  Castlerea also took home three individual awards with 

Maura Kelly (67) claiming the individual prize ahead of Patricia Callaghan (68) and Mamie Creaton (71) in second and third respectively. The Gross prize went to Hilary Collins from Carrick-on-Shannon while Roscommon’s Kay Ruane took fourth place. Sinead Devine from Ballaghadereen, who started up this competition originally, presented the Roscommon Cup to Castlerea captain Mamie Creaton and her teammates Maura Kelly, Patricia Callaghan, Valerie Callaghan, Kathy Burke, Laura Griffith and Celia Mulligan.

  Meanwhile, last week’s competition was won by Mary O’Gara (37) with Kathy Burke (36) second and Valerie Callaghan (34) third.

 Last Sunday’s men’s competition at Roscommon Golf Club was won by Patrick Farnon with 40 points. He finished ahead of Kevin Kenny (40), Kieran Madden (38) and Brian Feeley (Gross, 31) respectively.

   John Cooney (36 points) and Geraldine Hoban were the respective winners of the men’s and ladies’ seniors’ competitions last Thursday. Eamonn Smith was second in the men’s while Jackie Maxwell was second in the ladies’ competition.

  The men’s Winter League is now up and running with the first qualifying period running until November 12th. The competition is a team event and more information is available at the club.

  Athlone brings our round to an end this week with congratulations extended to Ballinasloe Ladies on their recent win in the Bags Competition.

  Autumn Cup competitions will now take place at the club so sign up for the 12-hole events!

  Meanwhile, Lady Captain Noirin took the Spring Cup ahead of Anna Walsh recently while Patricia O’Meara beat Kay Delaney to the Skipton Cup. In the Hodson Bay Gents’ competition, Denis Earley did just enough to seal victory.


Teams return to table!

The Roscommon Town & District Pool League returned to action last week. Ned’s beat Dalton’s 7-1 to take an early lead in the standings while Rattigan’s enjoyed a 5-3 win over The Hollywood and The Claypipe beat Carthy’s 6-2.

  This weekend Larry’s face Ned’s; Dalton’s take on The Hollywood; Carthy’s entertain The Holly Tree and The Claypipe welcome The Railway Bar.