Sports Shorts

Western Lakes racers do the one two

Mark Quigley has scored his second big win of the year by winning the Mooney Cup in Sligo town on Saturday last. It was a great result considering Mark spent a few hours that morning cycling on a stationary bike to help the club in their annual fundraising roller marathon. The club had a one two with Barry Holian playing the perfect team-mate by out-sprinting the rest of the breakaway group of riders getting second for the club.

Camogie in Ballyvary

A two day camogie camp took place in Ballyvary pitch on August 18 and 19. More than 25 girls attended the camp, mostly from Ballyvary with a few attending from Castlebar Camogie Club also. The girls on the camp ranged from the ages of five to 15 years. The camp comprised skill development sessions, fun games, and conditioned games to develop skills. All the girls received a ‘Camogie Rocks’ T-shirt on the final day. Thanks to Emmet O Brien and Rebecca Comer from the Ballyvary club for all their help in organising the camp and running it so successfully. For more information on camogie in Mayo contact Caroline Murray, regional development officer, on [email protected] or 087 1251269.

All Ireland Day in Croke Park for the club

Ballyvary u10 Camogie Club has been chosen from a number of new camogie clubs in Ireland to play at half time in Croke Park on Camogie All Ireland Day, September 11. The club members are very excited about the prospect and are looking forward to their day out and playing on the hallowed surface.

Claremorris based kick boxers take on the world

Phelim Halligan (Claremorris ), Anthony Healy (Swinford ), Niall Jennings (Manulla ) and Paddy Gibbons (Ballyvary ), travelled to Wales to represent Ireland in the WOMAA World Martial Games XII. The games were held in the national indoor athletic centre Cardiff, Wales. With 17 countries competing in the games the competition was tough, nine rings were in action for the weekend.

Unlike boxing where a boxer can only have one fight per 24 hours in this competition fighters have to keep fighting until they are beaten. Competitors also have to fight for bronze, unlike boxing where two bronze medals are given. First of the Mayo men to receive a medal was Niall Jennings. He fought three hard fights and came away with a well deserved silver medal.

Paddy Gibbons also having three fights was beaten by split decision and missed out on a bronze medal. Phelim Halligan who entered two categories had a long day of fighting but came away with a silver and a bronze medal. Anthony Healy was the last of the Mayo men to receive a medal making it to the final and getting an unlucky decision for a silver. They all thanked Denis Brosnan from Galway Kickboxing Club for giving them the opportunity to represent Ireland at the world games. They said that without Denis Brosnan none of this could have happened.

 

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