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The finals of the Galway Parks tennis competition took place at the Galway Lawn Tennis Club on Friday July 24. A total of eight venues hosted tennis camps for the previous four weeks, culminating in the competition finale last Friday.
The Mayo GAA Hurling Skills competitions were held in Tooreen recently, with the Feile U14 Skillstar, the U12 skills team challenge and the U10 individual skills competition titles up for grabs.
A record forty-five players took to the greens at Balla Golf Club for this year’s David Barrett Perpetual Trophy competition.
Galway’s Kevin Russell claimed this year’s 180kg section of the Natural Body Builders Federation National Championships in the Silver Springs Convention Centre in Cork on Saturday.
Ballinahown remains untouchable in the Tidy Towns competition, having picked up the top mark in Westmeath once again.
More than 450 runners completed Tuam AC’s 10th anniversary road race on Sunday which was won by Paddy Hamilton of Annadale Striders in Belfast with a storming finish.
With just days to go, the first big club race of the year could surpass all previous attendance records.
Earlier this year Specsavers staff from all across Ireland launched a search to discover the nation’s most fabulous specs wearer. From the thousands of entries received, Ana Jamimovic of Athlone, was selected as a finalist in the 25-39 category. The 2013 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition saw a total of eight contestants across four age categories make it all the way to the final. The age categories were 16-24, 25-39, 40-59, and 60 plus.
Castlebar Mitchels hurling club’s Hurling on the Green starts on Monday July 1 and will run for six weeks. The main sponsor is Deely Opticians and the club would like to thank Mark and Denise for their continued support of this fine project. Hurling on the Green is a fun hurling coaching camp for youth members of Castlebar Mitchels Hurling Club. New members are most welcome to join the club. Hurling equipment will be available for sale at subsidised rates for members. The coaching programme is designed to suit all age groups from six to 12. Hurling on the Green will commence on Monday July 1 and run for six weeks on The Mall, Castlebar, every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and Friday from 10am to 1pm. This year’s main coaches are Barry Lane and Alan Gavin and Cathal Walsh.
Mike Clarkson’s dominance on the courts continued at the weekend with a comprehensive victory over local rival Mark Smyth in the Connacht Open.