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Sunday 25 August 2019

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CLONARD BADMINTON

The penultimate tournament for the Juvenile members took place in Scoil Mhuire last week. Shane Kelly and Eoin Hickey claimed the gold medals in the doubles event with a 100% performance.

Rhys Connor and Cora O'Leary were the silver medal winners and Corey Mahon and Sarah Butler got bronze.

The singles competition was closely fought. Ryan D'Arcy got the gold medal with a narrow win over Rhys Connor, who was satisfied with his second silver. The losing semi-finalists fought it out for the bronze medal, with Eoin Hickey triumphing over Megan Doyle.

Best of luck to Aodhán Foley and Conor Halligan, who are competing in the Juvenile county championships in Ramsgrange on Good Friday.

WEXFORD WHEELERS

Patsy McCaffery finished fourth in the A4 race at the Tommy Sheehan Memorial races in Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday last. This result, following on from other consistent high finishes this season, means he is now upgraded to A3.

Easter brings stage racing for Irish cyclists and Wexford Wheelers will be well represented over the weekend, with our A1 cyclists, Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich and Dave Walsh, guesting on the Slaney Cycling Club team in the Rás Mumhan in Kerry.

Closer to home, Wheelers will have a strong eight-man team in the Gorey 3 Day race. Those competing in the race, for A2 and A3 riders, are Dave Allen, Martin Gill, Johnny Gordon, Simon Lambert, Luke Maguire, Patsy McCaffery, Martin Mizgajski and Gianni Ponzi.

No Easter eggs for these guys on Sunday morning. We wish them success.

TOWN DARTS

The ladies' first division final took place on Friday night last in the Sailing Cot, but before the main event got under way, two team-mates from Culleton's battled it out to see who would be crowned ladies' singles champion 2011.

The two ladies in question were Martina Scallan and Karen Scallan, and after some hard-fought games with some good darting from both ladies, Karen emerged victorious on a 3-1 scoreline

The main event of the evening saw two old rivals, Culleton's and Browne's, go head-to-head in the final and, though Culleton's took the honours on a 3-0 scoreline, the games were a lot closer than the score would suggest.

First up for Culleton's was the newlycrowned singles champion, Karen Scallan, and her opponent was Jenny Roche. Karen won this one on a 2-0 scoreline.

Next two up were Martina Scallan (Culleton's) and Deborah Hayes (Browne's). Martina took the honours in this one 2-0 to make it 2-0 overall.

Next up was Aisling O'Leary (Culleton's) and Tanya Walker (Browne's). Despite a nervous start from both girls, it turned out to be a good overall game, with Aisling eventually taking the spoils and the overall title for Culleton's to the delight of their big following.

Winner of the highest checkout was also Aisling O'Leary (Culleton's) with 106.

On Saturday night it was the turn of the men from Culleton's when they came up against Brady's.

Again, despite the scoreline, this was a much closer game.

The results were: Philip Grace (Culleton's) beat Danny O'Reilly (Brady's), 21; Colm Noblett (Culleton's) beat Jimmy 'JR' Reilly, 2-1; Mick Clampett beat Darren O'Reilly, 2-1; Arthur Power (Culleton's) beat Tony Duggan (Brady's), 20, to make it a double for Culleton's.

Mick Clampett (Culleton's) made it a clean sweep by taking the singles title when he defeated Stephen Conway (Gaelic Bar) 3-2 in a very good final. Mick also took the highest checkout.

On Saturday night next, April 25, it's the turn of the men's first division when the Horse and Hound take on Browne's in what should be a 'cracker' of a final.

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