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Our Lady’s Boys’ Club was founded in 1940 by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ. The main object of the club was “To provide for the relief of poverty by helping kids in need, by promoting human services which would meet long term means, and by those means to encourage their development and give their lives a dignity which is their birthright.”
When OLBC was founded in 1940, the Government provided no out of school education for young people. There was a great need for social and recreational facilities. Such activity was virtually non-existent in the working class areas of Bohermore, Shantalla, The Claddagh, and ‘The West’. The critical core of the club was (and is) its generic youth club which met (and still meets) several evenings a week. The primary aim in those days was to show the boys ways and means of securing their own destiny.
The Galway intermediate hurling champions Maigh Cuilinn lost out to Robert Emmetts (London) last Sunday in Ruislip by 1-12 to 2-7 in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
The Maigh Cuilinn intermediate hurlers continued on their merry way last Sunday when they had a good win in the provincial final over a competitive Four Roads (Roscommon) in Athleague.
Portumna Golf Club has won the All-Ireland Junior Cup for the first time in the club’s history. Having They won Connacht in August at Castlebar GC, they returned to the same venue for the All-Ireland finals where they overcame Ulster champions Banbridge to advance to the final against Naas. Father and son John and Sean Cleary were the heroes on the first day, both coming from a deficit position to win their respective matches. And Pat Quinlan was the toast of the club the following day after the Clearys won their respective matches. Quinlan made sure of the trophy when he hit a tremendous four iron to 10ft at the difficult par three 16th to see off David Prendergast of Naas in the fifth and final match. The team was captained by Matt Donoghue.
Cregmore Golf Club: Cregmore celebrated success at the weekend, becoming Cecil Ewing Connacht champions. The team was: Conor Killeen and Philip Gallagher; Conor O'Shea and Mike Kearns, Pat Gavin and David Burke,J ohn McGrath and Brendan Cleary,Eoin Corcoran and Karl Hughes, Mike Greally and Fiachra Murphy, Ciaran O'Donnell and Sean Cloonan, and team captain Mossie Sheehan.
Oughterard Golf Club: Oughterard is celebrating All Ireland success after winning the Irish Mixed Foursomes trophy. The Connacht champions defeated their Munster counterparts, Lisselan, by 3 - 2 at Castlerock Golf Club. In the semi-finals Oughterard scored a 3-2 win over the Ulster champions City of Derry, while Lisselan beat the Leinster champions, Clontarf, by 4-1.
•Galway Golf Club: Men’s Tuesday raceweek competition 18 holes single stableford, Sean McMahon (18, Dromoland) 37; Dara Coyne (14) 35; Gross, Damien Coyne (1) 34; Kieran Daly (9) 35; Sean O’Donoghue (6,Portarlington) 35; Stephan Delaney (13) 35; Oliver McDonagh (3)(Tuam)35. Ladies’ Brown Thomas Cup 18 Hole Stroke, Carolyn Foster (27) 61; Imelda Brennan (19)72; Gross, Sheelagh Kearney (10) 84; Raymonde Standun (21) 73; Class A, Patricia Comer (16) 74; Ronnie Keenan (16) 74; Josephine McCann (18)75; Class B, Bridie Kenny (24) 74; Marilyn Kelly (26)75; Olive Breen (20) 81; Class C, Yvonne Gibbs (30)79; Valerie Egan (36) 82; Terese Mongan (32) 84.
•Three fighters from the Point Blank Gym in Parkmore faced off against their counterparts from the Top Pro Kilkenny Club for the Tribal Warfare Shield. Benjamin "Son of Life" Davis showed his speed when he knocked out Ger Coady with a lightening fast left straight, sending the ex-kickboxer to the canvas. Tom "The Catastrophe" Kelly had a war with Mick Timmins until early in the second round Kelly pounded Timmins until the referee stepped in, while Kevin Moran was able to get a dominant position and a technical knock out over Ray Dowd to make it a triple victory for the home fighters. Other Galwaymen on the card included Dave King who held off the early onslought of Swedish fighter Johan Vedenius to take a win in the second round by disqualification when the giant Swede inadvertantly broke the rules. Young Kiran Singh made short work of Dublin fighter Brian Kenny, taking only a shade over a minute to finish his opponent with a rear naked choke, while Tim Murphy increased Point Blank's spoils by bringing the featherweight title to Galway, defeating the Northern Irish Featherweight Champion Jonny Dooey. The main event saw Headford man Alan "The Cannon" Hannon give his all against his supremely talented opponent Martin "The Heat" Begley and midway through the second round Hannon secured a head and arm choke to submit the game northern fighter for the win.
Galway Golf Club: Ladies Don Wallace Trophy v par, Sarah Whiriskey (36) +6; Laura Kavanagh (21) +3; Gross, Sinead O’Sullivan (1) 29; Pat O’Bric (27) +3, Class A, Aileen Moran (16) -1; Jane Whiriskey (12) -2; Maeve Brennan (15) -2; Class B, Norrie O’Grady (20) +2; Colette Kelleher (27) +1; Gemma Brennan (21)-2; Class C, Susan Joyce (32) All Flat; Eilis Ward (30) -4; Colette Timon (32) -5.