Sports news in brief

Carrick Tennis Club

Carrick Tennis Club

Official Launch of Carrick Tennis Club: With our state of the art floodlights successfully installed, the club is delighted to announce its official launch which will take place on Friday, June 15, at 4pm at the tennis courts. Further details will be unveiled in coming weeks in the Leitrim Observer.

Competition time: In anticipation of the official launch we will be running a weekly competition to win free annual membership. Any new “likes’ on our Facebook page ‘carricktennisclub’ or emails received to between Wednesday evening 6pm and next Tuesday 6pm will automatically be entered into draw.

Competition Winner: Congratulations to Nicola Molloy, our facebook winner from last week’s competition.

Members evening and morning: Tuesday evenings at 8pm and Sunday mornings at 12 noon. This is excellent way for anyone who is thinking about joining the club to meet up with new and old members /organise play dates etc.

Lessons: Saturday Morning Coaching lessons at 11am -12 for 5-12 year olds and then 12-1pm for Adults /improvers and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm. .Call Carrick Tennis Club coach Olwyn 0863514123 for more details or email / facebook ‘carricktennisclub’ any queries to the club directly.

Thank you: to the Rowing Club for allowing us use of their facilities on Saturday. We had a glorious setting to welcome our friends from Dunboyne Tennis Club. A fantastic afternoon was had by all.

Mohill & District AC

Best of luck to Dearbhaile & Michelle Beirne, Aisling McNabola and Eanna Madden from Mohill Community College who are all taking part in the All Irelands Post Primary Schools in Tullamore on saturday next 2nd June. well done to all our Athletes from the Athletic Club who took part in the HSE Community Games (see report in community games notes). Training continues every Monday and Thursdsay evening from 6 - 7pm at the Marian College.

Mohill Community Games

Congrats to all of the children from the Mohill Area who took part in the HSE Community Games at the weekend in Athlone IT. In the County Team Under 14 mixed distance relay Dearbhaile Beirne, Mohill took 4th place medal along with her team mates Dara Morohan, Elise and Kasey Bruen. This was a wonderful achievement for the girls as they had only got together twice as a County Team to train. On Saturday they secured a place in the final as they came 3rd in the heats. On Sunday they went onto the final and each member of the relay team ran a very good race in extreme warm weather which the girls were not climatised to. In the under 12 boys county relay Cormac White and Jordan Reynolds both ran very well as did Chloe Cunningham, Peter O’Neill and James McNabola all contributed and ran a wonderful race in the Under 13 County Mixed Team. Amy Cosgrave represented Leitrim very well in Solo Recetitation. In Group dance Modern Disco under 14 from the mohill Area  Emma Quinn, Emma Moran, Blathnaid Duignan, Sarah Dugdale, Roisin Burke and Ellen McGuinness all performed extremely well but were unfortunate not to get into the medal position. The table Quiz under 14 comprised of Nessa Kellegher, Rebecca Creamer, Dearbhaile Beirne, Jonathan Reynolds, Glen Ward and Conor gallagher all done well. Best wishes to all that took part and it was a very busy weekend for the Mohill children. Thank you to all who gave so generously to the Community Games collection which was taken up at churches in Mohill Area over the weekend.

Lough Key Triathlon Club

Charity Swim: This Saturday from 11 to 3 there will be a charity swim in Murray’s Bay beside Moonriver, members of the Club and others are swimming non-stop for 4 hours to help raise money for LauraLynn House, Childrern’s Hospice. Anyone interested in swimming or shaking a bucket should contact to organise a time.

Saturday Cycle: This Saturday we will be leaving Esquires at 07.30, Route 1 approx 40km, Route 2 approx 65km

Open Water Swims: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 07.00 (note time change) in Lough Key. Other members are swimming at various other times, if you are interested in joing them then email

Runs Sessions: Monday & Wednesday sessions have now changed to mornings at 07.30 with Roy in Lough Key after the swim. If you want to continue to do the evening sessions then let Roy know and he will set you out a program.

Time Trial Thursdays: 10km Time Trial takes place every Thursday at 7.15 from East Brothers. Every week we need to provide two marshals for the time, please put yourself forward to marshal.

Sunday Morning - Full Sprint Triathlon training: Sunday at 8 with a 750 metre swim in Lough Key followed by a 25km Cycle around the lake, then a 5km forest run. Please book a slot so we know how many are going.

Spiddal Traithlon: Well done to all seven members who took part in this race. Glorious weather and some great results: Damien Brehony 7th(2nd), Donal Kennedy 14th, Donnacha Holmes 15th, Tom Cronin 20th, Andrew Brennan 22nd(3rd), Kenny Murtagh 36th, Andrew Flynn 46th(3rd)

Age group results are in brackets

Club Gear: There has been and order placed for Club gear this week which is due to be delivered in 4-5 weeks. If anyone wants to order gear then do so at Trail Blazers in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Connemara 140km: Well done to members Damien Brehony and Mark Kelly on a great cycle on Sunday at this event. A tough event made harder by the warm conditions

Leitrim Handball news

Williamstown One Wall Tournament: The first major tournament of the one wall season took place in Williamstown last weekend with Fenagh Handball Club having five players taking part in the juvenile section. Cormac Scollan won the Boys U11 Plate defeating Fiachra O’Duill in the final. Alan Doonan and Jarlath Scollan both reached The Boys U14 quarter finals with Alan just losing out by a single ace. Alan Wrynn also U14 was defeated after the second round and Aaron Scollan Boys U16 was also defeated after the second round losing also by just one ace.

One Wall Nationals: The One Wall Nationals are taking place from July 6-8, in Citywest Dublin this year. Application forms can be downloaded from GAA and must be in by June 13.