Sports news in brief

WEATHER MARS COUNTY EVENT There was only a modest turnout of athletes when some of the County Championships were decided in atrocious weather conditions in Manorhamilton on Sunday last. The events decided resulted as follows-


There was only a modest turnout of athletes when some of the County Championships were decided in atrocious weather conditions in Manorhamilton on Sunday last. The events decided resulted as follows-

Girls: Under 10: 60m: Joint 1st Ella McDaid (NL) & Emma O’Connell, 3 Johanna Dietz (C); 300m: 1 Emma O’Connell, 2 Ella McDaid, 3 Johanna Dietz; Under 11: 60m & 300m: 1 Carrie McDaid (NL), 2 Aoibhin McGoldrick (B), 3 Caoimhe OConnor (B); Under 12: 80m: 1 Eilis Conway (C), 2 Roisin McGranaghan (C), 3 Hanna Bird (C); 600m: 1 Eilis Conway, 2 Roisin McGrenaghan; Shot: 1 Roisin McGrenaghan, 2 Eilis Conway, 3. Frances Dolan (NL); Under 13: 80m: 1 Ciara McGoldrick (B), 2 Sarah Crowe (C); 600m: 1 Sarah Crowe, 2 Ciara McLoughlin; Hurdles: 1 Ciara McGoldrick, 2 Roisin McGrenaghan, 3 Eilis Conway; Under 14: 80m: 1 Sibeal Reynolds (B), 2 Eimar O Connor (B), 3 Chloe Rooney (NL); 800m: 1 Sibeal Reynolds, 2 Chloe Rooney ; Shot: 1 Sibeal Reynolds, 2 Emer O’Connor, 3 Sarah Crowe; Walk: Emer O’Connor; Under 16 800m: 1 Grainne Griffin (B).

Boys: Under 10: 60m & 300m: 1 Oliver Charles (C), 2 Diarmuid Giblin (NL), 3 James Clinton (NL); Under 11: 60m: 1 James Honeyman (BM), 2 Cian Singleton (C), 3 Fergal McLoughlin (B); 300m: 1 James Honeyman, 2 Fergal McLoughlin, 3 Eoghan Kearns (NL); Under 12 600m: 1 David O’Connell ©; Under 13: 80m: 1 Mark Diffley (C), 2 Oisin McLoughlin (B), 3 Shane Surlis (C), 600m: 1 Oisin McLoughlin, 2 Shane Surlis, 3 Mark Diffley; Hurdles: 1. Oisin McLoughlin, 2 Mark Diffley, Long Jump: 1 Mark Diffley, 2 David O’Connell. Under 14: 80m: 1 Riordan O’Rourke (B), 2 Colin McDonnell (C), 3 Brian Finn (C) 800m: 1 Riordan O’Rourke, 2 Brian Finn, 3 Ciaran Kenny (B); Shot: 1 Brian Finn, 2 Colm McDonnell, 3 Ciaran Kenny; Long Jump: 1 Brian Finn, 2 Ciaran Kenny, 3 Colm McDonnell. Under 16: 100m: 1 Conor Reynolds (B), 2 Shane McDonnell; 800m: 1 Shane McDonnell; Over 16: 100m & 800m: 1 Michael O Rourle (BM).

Carrick Tennis Club

AGM: Tomorrow night (Thursday) in the Bush Hotel at 8pm - all committee members are encouraged to attend.

Midweek Tennis coaching lessons (Wednesdays) 5-10 year olds from 6-7pm, Adults/Teens and beginners at 8-9pm. Saturday lessons at 11am -12 for 5-12 year olds and then 12-1pm for Adults /improvers. Call Carrick Tennis Club coach Olwyn 0863514123 for more details or email / facebook ‘carricktennisclub’ any queries to the club directly.

Annual membership is due soon: Juniors/OAP’s: €20, Seniors: €30 Family €60.

Carrick Rugby Club

Tag Rugby: Our annual Summer Tag Rugby tournament will commence from June 7, each Thursday evening at a venue TBC, register your team now @ For any further information contact 086 0888978.

AGM: Carrick RFC would like to invite our members to the AGM on May 29, at 8pm in The Bush Hotel.

Sligo Races next Wednesday

The first race of a seven race all National Hunt Card gets underway on Wednesday, May 23, at 5.40pm.

For this fixture we have a Special Social Package costing €15 per person which include admission, €5 Betting Voucher, free pint Guinness or a glass of wine, freshly made Roll, ,usic in the Main Bar after Racing ‘Dino’ a Dean Martin Tribute Show featuring Adrian Cullen.

This package is for groups of ten or more and must be purchased by Monday 21st May at 1pm. To avail of this package email or phone 071-9162484 or call to the racecourse office.

For anybody interested in having a private party or gathering at the races we have availability for this fixture.

Membership of the 2012 Sligo Race Supporters Club is still available and can be purchased in advance or on the evening. New members are welcome.

Racecourse Manager, Brian Kennedy, is hoping that the locals will come out in force and support this race meeting given the success of the first meeting of the year where there was an excellent crowd, competitive racing and a great day out was had by all.

Race sponsor is The Corner House Bar, Ballymote and Sean Graham, Bookmaker, Belfast.

Admission Charges Adults €15, OAPs & Students €10, Children Free, Free car park in the centre of the track. Restaurant and Bars open from 4 pm. For further information contact Tel 071-9162484 or visit and follow us on facebook and twitter.

Connacht Schools Track & Field in Athlone

The AVIVA Connacht Schools Track and Field Championship Finals will be held at Athlone IT on this Thursday (May 17th) with all Leitrim second level schools having athletes taking part following the Northern Regional in Sligo two weeks ago.

Leitrim Athletics Team events Finals tonight

The Leitrim Under 9, 10 and 11 Team Competitions will be held in Carrick on Shannon (Summerhill) on this Wednesday evening at 7 00 p.m. with entries taken at the start. Three teams will qualify from each event for the Connacht Finals in Galway on Saturday June 9th. The events are- Under 9 (born 2004) 60m, 300m, Long Jump, Ballthrow; Under 10 (born 2003) 60m, 500m, Long Jump, Ballthrow; Under 11 (born 2002) 60m, 600m, Long Jump, Ballthrow.

Each team consists of two athletes and each does two events with results based on aggregate performances.

Carrick-on-Shannon Athletic Club

Best of luck to all our athletes in action tomorrow in the Connacht Schools Track & Field in Athlone. Those in action include Sorcha McGwynne, Eanna Madden, Molly Crossley, Dara Morahan, Elise Bruen, Stephen McDermott, Callum Whelan, David Bruen, Cathal McElgunn & Daire Farrell.

The Leitrim Track & Field championships will be held in Manorhamilton next Sunday, May 13, at 2.00 with entries taken from 1.30. There are events for U-10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 and Over 16. Anyone intending on competing must make their own way to Manorhamilton.

Jimmy White for Drumshanbo

The Leitrim Pool Association will celebrate the official opening of their pool hall in Drumshanbo with an exhibition by the peoples champion and snooker legend Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White. It takes place in the Lough Allen Hotel and Spa on May 21, at 7:30pm. Along with the pool exhibition, a number of audience members will be drawn to pitch their pool skills in a frame against the whirlwind. Also you can get autographs and pictures on the night. Tickets cost €15 and are on sale in Lough Allen Hotel & Spa or from LPA Chairman John Casey 0868047407.