Carick-on-Shannon Area’s Tom McCabe was Leitrim’s sole medal winner in last weekend’s HSE National Community Finals in Athlone as he took a silver medal in the U-14 Boys Long Jump.
There were, however, a number of strong performances with the Ballinamore U-13 Mixed relay team very close to a medal in their final as they crossed the line in sixth place, just a matter of inches from a fourth place medal. The Ballinamore Area team had won their heat and finished third in the semi-final in a series of strong runs.
Ryan O’Rourke and Dearbhaile Beirne were Leitrim’s only other finalists as both qualified for middle distance finals with Dearbhaile finishing 8th in the U-14 800m and Ryan 9th in the U-16 1,500m. Ballinamore’s Senan Harte was desperately unlucky not to reach the U-10 200m Final as he finished 5th in the semi-final while Kyle McNabola produced a strong display to take sixth in the U-14 100m semi-finals.
Carrick’s David Bruen produced a very strong run to finish 15th in a high quality U-16 Boys Marathon with team-mates Keith Beirne (Mohill Area) and Narada Patrasco further down the field. In the Girls marathon, Grainne Griffin finished 28th. Other qualifiers from their heats included Carrick’s Mark Diffley (4th U-12 100m heat), Drumshanbo’s Leah Gilmartin (4th U-8 80m) and Chloe Dolan (4th U-10 100m).
Congratulations to Tom McCabe who won a brilliant bronze medal in the National Community Games U-14 Long Jump in Athlone last Saturday. Tom jumped over 4.70m to take the bronze medal in a very tight competition and showed great strength to overcome two short efforts in his first two attempts and deliver when the pressure was on.
David Bruen was an excellent race to finish 15th in the U-16 Boys Marathon with Narada Patrasco running very well while Mark Diffley finished 4th in his U-12 100m heats to reach the semi-finals. There were other good performances from Jack Flynn, Kasey Bruen, Emma O’Connell, Brian Finn, Callum Whelan, Aine McGwynne, Dara Morahan.
Training is on a break until it resumes in October for Primary and Post Primary School groups.
Carrick Tennis Club
Carrick Tennis club are open for business all year round? Only members will be able to avail of floodlit courts this Autumn / Winter, call Marion 0868211019 for membership details, or pop down to courts on members evening Tuesday 7-9pm.
Coaching will resume soon, please keep an eye on the notes/ facebook for more details. New members always welcome. Like us on facebook carricktennisclub or email email@example.com with any queries.
Roscommon Supporters Club draw
The annual draw for All-Ireland finals stand tickets will take place on Monday next, September 3, in Mayes of Dorset Street, Dublin.1. Organised by the Roscommon GAA Supporters Club/Dublin, the event has become a major source for people seeking better than average stand tickets for both the hurling and football All-Ireland finals. The draw commence at 9.00 and anyone wishing to win an All-Ireland stand ticket can purchase draw tickets from the Supporters Club Treasurer, Joe Murray, 1 Grove Road, Finglas Dublin.11. Tickets cost €5 and books of five are available for just €20. There is no entry fee to attend.
The Breffni Challenge 10K and 20K Walk, Run or Jog in Carrick-on-Shannon/Jamestown Area will be held on Sunday, September 23, at 11 am. Organised by the Breffni Community Development Company in association with Down Syndrome Ireland (Leitrim/West Cavan Branch), registration forms and sponsorship cards are available from the Breffni Family Resource Centre, Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon at 071-9622566, email firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.breffnifrc.com. Registration on the day starts from 9 am and the event will get underway from the Breffni FRC with an €10 entry fee with refreshments served after race at Breffni Centre.
Calry Parish Fun Run
The Calry Parish Church 3 mile fun run/walk takes place on Saturday, September 8, at 3pm sharp on The Mall, Sligo with children’s races starting at 2pm sharp on a unique course incorporating the Garavogue bridge and a Riverside route. Registration from 12.30 pm in The Catacombs while the entry fee is €10 Seniors/Veterans (over age 19), €5 Juniors (age 15-under 19) & children (under age 15) €2. All proceeds are in aid of the Calry Parish Church Fund & The Irish Wheelchair Association. Tea & Refreshments & Prize Giving after the race in The Catacombs. Any enquiries contact Revd. Patrick Bamber 0719146513, Pauline Henry 0863530195 or Margaret Henry 0863300474.