Carrick Hurling Club produced a superb performance to outclass Gortletteragh last Wednesday to qualify for the national Feile na nGael hurling finals to be held in Co Limerick on July 5, 6 and 7.
Any hopes Leitrim hurlers had of advancing in this year’s Lory Meagher Cup were ruthlessly dashed by a superior Longford side who held a 13 point lead at halftime of the second round encounter last Saturday in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
An emerging force may be about to arrive on the Ladies football scene after Division 4 finalists Roscommon proved their mettle to defeat a battling and hard working Leitrim in horrible conditions at the splendid Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis last Sunday.
The glow of a successful trip to New York had barely subsided and joint manager George Dugdale was already warning Leitrim’s players to turn their attentions to a Connacht Championship Semi-Final meeting with either Sligo or London, stressing that Leitrim still have a lot of work to do.
After a week of controversy regarding minor football the 13-a-side league final proved to be one to remember as St Francis produced an epic comeback to deny Garadice Gaels in Leitrim Gaels Community Field on Wednesday evening last as Diarmuid McKiernan successfully converted a penalty and a free in injury time to claim what had at half-time seemed an unlikely victory.
Giovanni Trapattoni today (Monday) announced a provisional 28 man squad to face England in an international friendly in Wembley later this month (May 29) followed by Georgia, Faroe Islands and Spain in June. The squad will be shortened late next week to accommodate injuries etc.
Having been grilled for over an hour by the nation’s media about the merits of Anthony Pilkington on the left wing, the dilemma regarding player fatigue ahead of the forthcoming matches and the international future of Richard Dunne, Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni spoke warmly about his first visit to Carrick-on-Shannon.
The Carrick 400 celebrations have been gathering pace since they were officially launched by President Michael D. Higgins in February and this week saw the national spotlight shone on Carrick-on-Shannon in a manner above and beyond anything that has happened in the celebrations thus far as Giovanni Trapattoni was in town to announce the Ireland squad for four upcoming international matches.
After three Airtricity Premier Division games without a win some pundits were beginning to question whether or not Sligo Rovers’ impressive early season form was a thing of the past and that the other teams had discovered how to play against them. However, on Bank Holiday Monday, in front of a bumper 4,256 crowd, The Showgrounds was treated to some of the finest football Rovers have played since they were crowned league champions.
Ireland Team Manager Giovanni Trapattoni will announce his squad for the forthcoming senior international fixtures versus England, Georgia, Faroe Islands and Spain in Leitrim County Council offices, Carrick-on-Shannon next Monday, May 13.
Tag Rugby: The Tag Rugby season will be returning to Carrick on Shannon Rugby Club Training Ground on the Castlecara Rd on May 30, at 7:30. A registration evening will take place on May 16, in Murtagh’s Bar from 7:30 and on May 23, at the training ground on Castlecara Rd at 7:30. €240 per team of 12 or €20 per person.
Carrick on Shannon RFC hosted its first ‘Go to Ground Challenge’ last Saturday as part of a schedule of events aimed at raising funds for our pitch development on the Castlecara Road.
Go to Ground Challenge: Carrick on Shannon RFC is hosting its first ‘Go to Ground Challenge’ on Saturday, May 4, as part of a schedule of events aimed at raising funds for our pitch development. The event is a 5.5km circuit of Carrick-on-Shannon requiring speed, coordination, skill & endurance. It promises to be a great day with a BBQ & prize giving in Murtagh’s Bar afterwards. Price: €10 per person or €40 for a group (5). Changing and shower facilities will be available on the day. Prize giving and after party will take place in Murtagh’s Bar from 2pm.
Rugby Club Dinner Dance: The Carrick on Shannon Rugby Football Club Dinner Dance took place on Saturday in the Bush Hotel. The club would like to express their gratitude to The Bush Hotel for their fantastic hospitality and excellent meal. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the various awards on the night: Ladies Team Clare McDermott – Coach’s Player; Maeve McKeon – Player to Watch; Player’s Player – Clare Carty. Men’s Team: Paddy McKeon – Coach’s Player; Player to Watch – Denis McCaffrey; Player to Watch - Joseph Kennedy. Many thanks to The Vibe the band on the night and to all who were involved in the organisation of the dinner dance
The dispute arising from Colin Griffin being denied funding despite having the qualification for the 2013 World championships in Moscow next August has been settled.
Any women intending on taking part in this year’s Women’s Mini-Marathon will have a great chance to have a dress rehershal next Wednesday, May 22, when Carrick-on-Shannon hosts the Leitrim Women’s Open 5K Road Race.
Carrick 400 fun Tennis blitz will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 2pm in Carrick Tennis Club. All teams /singles of all player levels are welcome to participate. BBQ and prizes. Entry fee is €10. Closing date for registration is May 25. Enquiries to Marion on 086-8211019, Facebook carricktennisclub, email email@example.com or pop down to the courts on Tuesdayt 7pm.
As part of the Carrick 400 calendar of events, Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club are running a number of events. One notable event is the Carrick 400 Ladies Classic on Friday, May 17.
Leitrim Sports Partnership in association with the Leitrim Athletics Board and Carrick Athletics club would like to invite you to the second annual Leitrim Women’s Open 5k Run, on May 22nd in conjunction with Leitrim County Council, Irish Sports Council, Leitrim Athletics Board, HSE, Ocean FM and Shannonside Radio.
Ireland have named an unchanged squad for their two-match one-day international series against Pakistan in Dublin later this month.
Sweet My Lord will attempt to make a successful return to timber in the feature race of the day at Kilbeggan.
Trainer John Murphy's phone has been ringing off the hook since the impressive victory of Big Time at Naas on Wednesday evening.
Defending champion Nicolas Colsaerts and former winner Ian Poulter face a battle to remain in the Volvo World Match Play Championship after losing their opening group games in Bulgaria.
Trading Leather has Classic options open to him after filling the runner-up berth in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York.
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Weather for Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
Sunday 19 May 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 7 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 8 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: North west