15 Aug 2022

Donegal's John wins Blue Devon eight nighter final

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Donegal's John wins Blue Devon eight nighter final

Donegal's John Gallagher ran out an emphatic winner last Friday night in The Blue Devon Eight Weeker Final.

From start to finish his power scoring and deadly finishing saw him run out a deserving winner.

Results: Quarter Finals: John Gallagher 4-0 Colm Mulvey; Paul Boyle 4-0 Shane Doherty; Ross Carty 4-0 Johnny McGovern; Damien McGovern 4-1 Andrew Gillespie; Semi-Finals: Damien McGovern 5-3 Ross Carty; John Gallagher 5-1 Paul Boyle; Final: John Gallagher 6-1 Damien McGovern.

Thanks to Martina for running a great event, for the wonderful spread of food, to all markers and callers, to you the 144 entries and here's looking forward already to next years event.


A good turnout last Sunday, considering the great weather, in Jackies The Lakeland Bar in Ballinamore to battle it out in the first of 5 county ranking singles for the year. 23 players in total but with some notable absentees.

Ray Mulvey emerged victorious, beating Wayne Roberts in a quality final to take the €100 first prize and eight ranking points. Wayne took away €60 and six points. The beaten semi finalists, who earned €35 and four points each, were Liam Aldridge and Stephen Gannon.

Thank you to Kathryn and Jackie for their sponsorship and food on the day and also to the endlessly working Pauline for the smooth running of the event.

That leaves the current top 10 in Leitrim Mens ranking as follows: 1 Ray Mulvey 39, 2 James King 32, 3 Wayne Roberts 30, 4 Ian Flynn 30, 5 Stephen Gannon 30, 6 Liam Aldridge 29, 7 Cyril Og Smith 27,8 Brian Kelly 27, 9 Jim Casey 22, 10 Colm Mulvey 20, 11 Eugene McDermott 20, 12 Caolan McDermott 20, 13 Andy Neenan 20, 14 Robert Mulvey 19, 15 Gene Connelly 19.

The next big date for your diaries is County Trials No 2 in Carthy's Lock 17 Leitrim Village on June 19. Boards open at 3pm with a 4pm start. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Jackie’s The Lakeland Bar Eight weeker

Week 1 of this ever popular event kicks off on Friday June 10. Registration from 9pm with games starting at 10pm sharp. Entry fee of €10 on the night. Contact Ingrid on 0879539897 or Kathryn on 0876568239 for further details.

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