The Sporting Brief – October 25th





Super start!

The Castlerea Kings made a winning start to the Lonleitros Senior Men’s Basketball League when they defeated Donegal Town last Saturday night at The Hub.

  A large crowd was in attendance as 50 points from Tomas Callaghan and Joseph Henry helped the Kings to a superb 78-69 win.

  The Castlerea Kings team was: Daniel Doherty (6), Joe Fleming (8), Tomas Callaghan (19), Josh McDermott (2), Jack Murphy, David Quinn, Sean McDermott (7), Joseph Henry (31), Michael O’Flanagan (5) and Jack Woods.



All-Ireland success!

Carragh Kennedy and Siobhan Treacy (Roscommon Community College) won the 60×30 Schools Junior Doubles All-Ireland in Clogh, Co. Kilkenny last Saturday. They overcame Lauren Power and Holly Byrne (Heywood CS, Co. Laois) in the final. The win completed a hattrick of All-Irelands for Carragh this year.

  Recently crowned U-14 All-Ireland champion Rory Carthy (Roscommon CBS) lost out to Kyle Jordan of Grennan College, Co. Kilkenny on a scoreline of 8-15, 7-15.

  Despite having just returned to handball, Roscommon CBS student Dylan Hanley almost caused an enormous upset against Eoghan McGinnity (St. McCartan’s, Co. Monaghan) in Talbot’s Inch, Co. Kilkenny. Dylan took the first 15-13 but lost the remaining games 4-15, 4-15.



New Lady Captain

We tee off in Roscommon where Sandra Kelly was recently announced as the new Lady Captain. She will follow outgoing captain Nuala Costello, who impressed fellow members with her hard work in 2019.

  Thomas Higgins, meanwhile, was part of the Ireland U-16 panel which beat England 16.5-13.5 in Hunstanton recently.

  The club also congratulates that conveyor belt of young talent, Roscommon CBS, on their recent Connacht Schools Final victory. It’s the school’s third win in a row in the competition.

  Paul Cuttle’s Captain’s Prize to the Ladies was won by Kay Ruane with 19 points. Serena O’Farrell was runner-up, also with 19.

  Other recent winners in Roscommon: Brian Feely (Sunday Competition, 39 points); Charlie Farrell and Paulie Hoare (Club Fourball); JF Hanley (Smithwicks Cup); Kay Ruane and Detta Cox (Curran Cup); Joan Moran (Ladies’ Seniors) and Des Bruen (Men’s Seniors).

  To Boyle next, where Tommy King was, rather aptly, crowned the winner of the final King Harmon qualifier with 38 points. He put Tom Kearney to the sword (on countback) while Lorcan Egan took gross and Michael McHale finished third.

  The quarter-final match-ups are: Lorcan Egan v Gerry Carty; Padraic O’Connell v David Wynne; Liam Mullaney v Michael McHale, and Sean Heslin v Brendan Gaffney.

  Elsewhere, Phil McWeeney, Siobhan Talbot and Dolores Mulvey won the recent Nine and Dine competition in Carrick.

  Carrick Ladies AGM will take place in the clubhouse at 8 pm on Friday, November 1st and all members are invited to attend.

  Before that there will be a Halloween Timber Draw this Sunday and a great night is promised with live music, finger food and the chance to win three, yes three, loads of timber.

  The Men’s Open Winter League commences in Athlone next Tuesday (29th) and the Plumbers Invitational Fourball takes place on Monday (28th).

  Meanwhile, the recent Lady Captain’s Away Day to Portarlington was a great success with Cathryn Mannion, Linda Corbett and Margaret Egan winning the Scramble.

  Other recent winners in Athlone: Aidan Byrne (Wednesday Open, 37 points); Bernie Watson (97 Club, 25 points); Micheal Healy (AWGS Outing, 29 points); Padraig Geraghty (18-hole Stableford, 42 points).



League resumes

The Hannon’s Hotel sponsored Roscommon Darts league will commence this Friday with the following fixtures: Flanagan’s v McDermott’s; Cosy Bar v An Bothar Rua; Dalton’s v The Sideline Bar; The Hollywood v Molly’s. The Holly Tree have a bye.