Saturday 21 September 2019

Connors and Mcdonald on top

A TOURNAMENT was held on Sunday last in memory of the late Willie Sutton, former member of the Slashers and Marley Bridge horseshoe teams. A total of 32 players took part.

In the Division 1 semi-finals, Paddy Connors and Chris McDonald (Woodsmen) beat John Mckehown and Gerry Connors (The Forge), 21-4, while Brendan Earle and Tom Connors beat Michael Redmond and Johnny Giltrap, 2119.

The final saw Connors and McDonald come out on top 21-18. A special mention to Tom Connors who was definitely man of the match.

In the Division 2 semi-finals, Johnny O'Brien and Pa O'Brien (The Forge) beat Tom Carthy and Joe Murphy (Monageer), 21-12, while Wally Dempsey and Mick Sunderland (Monageer) beat Denis Larkin Snr. and Artie Roberts (Monart), 21-12.

In the final, Pa O'Brien and Johnny O'Brien beat Wally Dempsey and Mick Sunderland 21-7.

The two O'Brien brothers were outstanding in the final. The Sutton family would like to thank Seán Owens on their behalf. The Sutton family also sponsored the trophies.

The first round of the Leinster league took place in Athy on Tuesday last.

Division 1: Doran's Bridge A, four points; Woodsmen, three points; Gouleyduff, two points; Monart, one point.

Division 2: The Forge, three points; Doran's Bridge B, two points; McCrea's, one point.

The second round is in Bunclody this Tuesday at 7 p.m. The following Tuesday it is also in Bunclody.

On the Friday of that week, July 6, the final is being played in Ferns at 7 p.m. All these games will go ahead weather premitting.

The Leinster league trophies will be presented in O'Loughlin's of Ferns on the final night, July 6.

County Wexford league results: Woodsmen 3, The Gap 0; Curracloe 2, The Forge 1; Doran's Bridge B 3, Monart 0; Monageer 2, McCrea's 1; Ballyroe 2, Doran's Bridge A 1. The league continues on Thursday night next as usual. Fixtures: Saturday, July 7, McCrea's open doubles at 3 p.m.; July 14, All-Ireland singles Divisions 1 and 2 in Athy at 1 p.m. sharp, and also the All-Ireland ringers Divisions 1 and 2 in Athy with a 3 p.m. start.

There is an open doubles in Ballymahon, Co. Longford, on Sunday, July 29, in conjunction with horse ploughing and threshing with a 3 p.m. start - more details to come. This is the first time it has been held in this venue and its purpose is to display horseshoes in their area and get players interested and have some players to take part in the horseshoes in the ploughing match in New Ross!

For more information contact the All-Ireland Chairman on 087-2127095.

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