Community news: Kanturk
The opening weekend of the girls all-Ireland boxing championships proved to be a weekend of mixed fortunes in Dublin as Kanturk BC sisters fought in semi-finals in their respective categories.
Katie - the youngest club member - was first in out of the two and proved too strong for her Antrim opponent, coming away with a first round stoppage following two standing counts.
The win takes her to the All-Ireland Boxing Final this Friday in the home of Irish boxing, the National Stadium.
Unfortunately, luck wasn't completely on the side of the North Cork based boxing club as Leah, despite having boxed a winning performance, according to coaches Jim McConville and Dennis O'Keeffe, came out on the wrong side of the decision on Saturday morning last.
A massive well done to both girls for their great achievements to date - county and Munster champions 2017 isn't much to be sneered at!
This weekend the focus turns to the Girl 1, 31kg all-Ireland final and the Girl 4, 57kg semi- final, where both Katie and Rachel Tarrant will compete, respectively.
Kanturk BC will be out in full force over the course of the weekend where Katie will contest the Girl 1, 31kg final in a bid to claim her first national title, and Rachel will be in between the ropes on Saturday morning in high hopes to secure her place in the all-Ireland championships at the Girl 4, 57kg final the following week.
The very best of luck to both girls.
Dunhallow Vintage Club gearing up for Mallow Home and Garden Festival
Summer is here and Duhallow Vintage Club members are looking forward to the Mallow Home and Garden Festival.
This event attracts thousands of people each year and adding to the weekend's attractions will be Duhallow Vintage Club, who celebrate their 21st birthday on the same weekend.
They are also tying in with 100 years of Ford in Ireland celebrations which is on Sunday, May 28.
The club welcomes all types of classic and vintage cars, lorries, trucks, tractors even motorbikes all to seen on display. They would love to see all clubs come out and support this great event.
As said, Sunday the 28th will be a special day for all Ford fans with many classic Ford models on display. All this is brought to you with the big help of club sponsors O'Brien's of Mallow, your local main Ford dealer, and Jim Doherty Motor Factors and Spares in Mallow and Newmarket.
For more information contact John O'Sullivan on 0872989277, Club PRO, Willie Hogan at 0872563524 and also Jim Doherty at 08727078101.
Great wins for Kanturk cyclists in Newcastlewest
Both youth and senior members of O'Leary Stone Kanturk Cycling Club headed to Newcastle West last Sunday.
On a fine Sunday morning the youth started out with the U12's. In this one lap race we saw Sean Tarrant and Ewen McConville coming in to finish with an extensive lead over the rest of the field. In a close finish Sean took a great win with Ewen coming 2nd, Stephen Sheahan 7th and Michael Nolan improving with every race and finishing well in the bunch.
In the U14 2 lap race, David Shine finished a strong 3rd with Luke Moynihan and Patrick Morley finishing in the bunch behind.
O'Leary Stone Kanturk club had a strong team in the U16 4 lap race. Tom Moriarty broke from the bunch and was on his own for the first two laps with Denis Murphy and Luke Thompson leading the bunch. On the final lap Luke Thompson bridged across and took a great win with Tom Moriarty 2nd, Denis Murphy 3rd, Sean Barrett 4th, Daniel Yonhin 5th.
Tadgh Walsh, Arnaud Dumoulin and Lucy O'Donnell finished well in the bunch.
In the senior section, Evan O'Donnell and Steven Gilman competed in the Junior/A3 race. Evan rode a very strong attacking race, going solo for 2 laps and finished well in the bunch. Steven was pipped at the post finishing 2nd.
In the A4 race Billy Allen finished in 8th position so he is moving up in the A4 ranking fast.
Elsewhere at the weekend, Cian Leahy competed in the Dunsany GP in Co. Meath. He had one of his best races and finished 5th in the A4 race.
Meanwhile, Eddie Dunbar, following his great win in Flanders, is now training for the four-day Ronde de L'Isard, May 18th-21st, before he tackles the Baby Giro. It starts on June 9th and finishes on the 15th.