The sporting Brief – October 20th



All-Ireland success!

There was local involvement in recent national events with Liam Egan competing in the 60×30 U-15 All-Ireland Singles Final in Carlow and Fiona Tully in action in a 3rd Level Colleges All-Ireland Final in Kilkenny.

  Egan had to overcome the challenge of Tipperary’s Cormac Doheny to take a well deserved All-Ireland just six months after returning from a two year absence.

  Egan came from a game down to win 5-15, 15-8, 15-12 after an enthralling match. Shot of the day arrived in the closing stages to thwart a Doheny comeback. Egan, who had lost seven straight points, took a ball on the fly and killed it around the right corner to leave him serving for the match.

  In Kilkenny, Fiona Tully teamed up with Meadbh Ní Dhalaigh for DCU to take the 60×30 3rd Level Colleges All-Ireland title in Kilkenny.

  Tully and Ní Dhalaigh comfortably beat fellow DCU pair Ella Donnellan and Caoimhe O’Shea in the semi-finals before dismissing Trinity duo Ciara Mahon and Emer Delaney in the final on a score of 21-7, 21-11.


Still swinging!

We start our golf round-up in Castlerea where Mary O’Gara and Laura Griffith were the most recent winners of ladies’ competitions.

  In the men’s tournaments, Daryl Kelly came up trumps in the O’Conor Don Cup, beating Liam Walsh into second place. Meanwhile, Liam O’Connell beat Kieran Rosney in the Tony Reilly Accountant competition last week.

  The men’s competition last week in Roscommon was close. Charlie McDonnell won with 41 points while Brian Feeley came second, also on 41 points.

  The ladies’ seniors’ competition for Christmas hampers was won by Frances Penny while the men’s competition was won by Tom Judge.

  We finish it Athlone this week a roll call of the latest winners: Bryan O’Looney (Club Hamper), P. Byrne (Wednesday Open), E Rafferty (AWGS), Yvonne Walsh (Ladies’ club competition) and Mary Madden (9-Hole competition).

Pitch and Putt

Bridie on the double!

Player of the week at Woodview has to go to Bridie Nugent, who claimed the best nett scores over the last two weekends.

  Kathleen Shaw and Marie Naughton respectively hit the best gross scores over the same period.


Coach Colgan’s award

Great news from Athlone Gymnastics Club, Elisha Colgan has been chosen as ‘Coach of the Year’ by Gymnastics Ireland. Club members are understandably proud of Elisha, who has worked hard over the last number of years. Elisha will receive her well-deserved award at a presentation night in Dublin in November. Well done coach!


Ned’s lead!

Ned’s lead the Roscommon Town & District Pool League following their 6-2 win over Larry’s last weekend. They’re closely followed by The Claypipe who will be looking to leapfrog the Knockcroghery outfit this weeked when they take on The Holly Tree. The Hollywood are in third place and they face Larry’s. Elsewhere, Carty’s entertain Rattigan’s and The Railway Bar hosts Dalton’s.


The Roscommon Darts League kicks off next Friday (27th) with a full round of matches. McDermott’s take on The Forge, An Bothar Rua host Creaton’s,

The Holly Tree entertain The Hollywood Bar and Flanagan’s welcome Molly’s.