Sports news in brief

Sports new in brief

Sports new in brief

Leitrim Darts news

The Swan Bar (sponsored) eight nigth final played on sun night was an otstanding success with a large crowd pesent to witness a superb night of top class darts played in a great atmosphere for €720 prize fund and Leitrim ranking points.

The first quarter-final saw L. Aldridge triumph over newcomer A. Smith. next up was Irish No 1 lady Olive McIntyre against the back in form Ray Mulvey with Ray coming through. Then we had the game of the quarter-finals, father v son with Eugene McDermott Jnr winning 4-3 after a thriller. Our two top throwers clashed next with R Blain coming through after a tense battle against C Mulvey.

The first semi-final pitted L. Aldridge against R. Mulvey with Ray winning a highly compettive game. In the second semi, Rory Blain got the better of E McDermott in another absorbing game.

The crowd were now buzzing with anticipation and they were not disapointed in the best of 11 final. It reached three all with all games going against the throw. Both players held their throw to make it four all, the ninth leg saw Rory captialise on Ray’s failure to finish and he went on to win the tenth leg with the throw and claim first prize of €250 and eight ranking pts.

Both players produced great scores and superb finishes in the final and the whole night was a great advertisment for local darts well done to everyone concerned.

We now take a Summer break and hope to resume the weekend of July 5, with the Carrick Taxis sponsored Tourament.

Carrick Tag Rugby

Our annual Summer Tag Rugby tournament will commence on June 7, at 7pm with a series of introductory warm-up games, it will be played at a different venue than previously advertised – Carrick RFC training grounds on the Castlecara road. Directions can be found on our facebook page and website. It will continue each Thursday evening thereafter, register your team now at For any further information contact 086 0888978.

Leitrim GAA Coaching & Games Development

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps: Please note that registeration for our camps is on going both on-line and with the printed forms. We would appeal to all children wishing to attend our camps to please book early as this will help greatly with organising our coaches and the kits. Currently in the shops are promotional packs of Kelloggs Cornflakes and Rice Krispies containing a special code which if used when registering on line will give a €5 reduction. Leitrim GAA coaching and games will operate 12 regional camps during the month of July. All children attending will receive a full camp kit including bag.

This year the cost of attending our camps has been reduced and are as follows: 1st child €55, 2nd child €45, with all additional brothers or sisters only €40. This reduction along with the Kellogg’s promotion make our camps really great value.

Free Places competition: Another chance this week to win a free place at this years Kellogg’s GAA cul camps. One free place each week for the next three weeks in the Leitrim Observer, answer the simple question and you could be the lucky winner of one of the free places on this year’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps. Look out in this week’s paper for the winner of last weeks free place.

Camoige: Training continues on Mondays at 7.30 in the Carriock community school pitch in preperation for feile 2012. Girls need to be over 10 yrs and under 14 to participate in Feile. This is a great opportunity for girls to experience camogie in the County and we would ask any girls interested to contact Yvonne Beirne on 087-6235855 or Miream Cunniffe on 086-1693563 for more details.

Contact: For further details on any of the above contact Padraig McGourty 086-8106431 or or Thomas Keenan 087-6591049 or