Athletics: Lusk there was a big Lusk AC contingent for both distances at the Portmarnock 5-mile & 5k race on Thursday night. Almost 900 runners took part in this super event which is a bit different to your average road race.
Starting within the grounds of Naomh Mearnog GAA Club, it was a really fast start, with a mile of downhill before reaching the beach. Then followed a run on hard sand into the breeze, before turning around back up the beach with the wind behind all the way to the finish. Once over the line it was time for a free ice cream. Surely a runner's dream - a downhill without an uphill and then ice cream at the end! Thanks to Portmarnock AC for a fantastic race.
There were some great results for the club. In the 5 mile, Stephen Murtagh was first for Lusk and Una Gaines was our first female across the line. In the 5k, Johnny Holland and Clive Cleary both secured top-10 finishes and were also second and third respectively in the M40 age category. Colm De Bhal was next home and fifth in the M40, closely followed by Sean Greensit who picked up the prize for first in the M50 category. Our first female home was Sheila Bourke who was second in the F40 category. Congratulations to everyone who ran and thanks to everyone who came out to support them.
Results: Five-mile: Stephen Murtagh 34:36, Conor Clune 35:40, Garret Nolan 37:33, John Tindley 37:41, Richard Foy 38:30, Matthew Lawlor 38:31, Colm McNally 39:38, Una Gaines 39:47, Ger Kearney 40:02, William Walsh 40:47, Fiona Reinhardt 41:22, Annette Foy 42:00, Elizabeth Kavanagh 44:44, Eilish Lynch 52:26, Declan Ralph 52:22, Rebecca Harford 52:23. Five km: Johnny Holland 19:11, Clive Cleary 19:26, Colm De Bhal 20:09, Sean Greensit 20:18, Colin Browne 21:51, Sheila Bourke 21:53, Nicole Hodson 23:27, Des McNally 23:34, Kathy McNamara 23:52, Eamonn Gahan 29:17, Paul Wylie 29:45, Kylie-Ann Daly 32:47. Rogerstown Park became a new training venue for the club on Saturday. Everyone who trained there was stunned by its natural beauty. Training will be held there at 11am each Saturday and the plan is to train there until Santry becomes available in January, then returning again in the spring. The surface is very forgiving, which means less risk of injury. Most of the club's parkrunners were at Newbridge House on Saturday for a sunny but also very windy Donabate parkrun. However, it was Colm De Bhal who recorded the quickest time over in Fairview, while Sheila Bourke was first lady again at Ardgillan, securing another PB in the process. Well done to all those who participated or volunteered. Results: Ardgillan - Sheila Bourke 22:56 PB, Stephen Magee 28:24. Fairview - Colm De Bhal 21:02. Malahide - Jennifer Swan 25:15. Donabate - Sean Greensit 21:09, John Tindley 22:25, Colm McNally 23:18, Des McNally 24:14, Patrick Phillips 26:10, Karen Dungan 27:55, Geraldine Halpin 31:19, Eamonn Gahan 31:20, Louise Keane 32:24, Olivia Jameson 35:01. Malahide junior - Caleb Nolan 14:33 PB. Rush junior - Nicolas Doyle 10:34, Rachel Ryan 10:56, Alexa Holland 11:18, Alana O'Brien 11:22, Chloe O'Brien 12:00, Adam Daly 12:20 PB. >Well done to all club members who were at the EoI races at Staplestown on Saturday. This was another opportunity to complete a half-marathon in preparation for next month's Dublin Marathon.
NUMBERS drawn in last Tuesday's lotto for a jackpot of €2,202 were 4, 15, 19, 21, 28 and the winners were Christine Collins, John Comey, R Forsyth and M Tobin, while the sellers prize went to Mary Marry. This week's jackpot stands at €2,246.
Drive-IN Bingo will be on at Bremore Park this coming Sunday at 3pm, with €4,000 in prizes to be won. The clubhouse will be open for patrons to play inside if they wish and everyone is welcome. The O'Dwyer's adult hurling team are looking for new players. If you are interested please contact Paul Tapley (087-2077181) or Kevin Dowling (087-6366321). We have two games left this season, with the last on October 6th, so if you love hurling and fancy playing with your local team, come and give us a try! O'Dwyer's Does Broadway takes place in the CityNorth Hotel on Saturday September 28th. This promises to be a fantastic event, with all proceeds going to our new development. Tickets are €25 and are available from any of our dancers. There are two Broadway mini-fundraisers taking place this week, The first of these is the Car Treasure Hunt on Saturday at 2pm. It's €20 per car and participants should meet at the clubhouse. There are fantastic prizes to be won, including an overnight break away! Disco Bingo takes place in the clubhouse later on Saturday at 7pm. This promises to be a fun night out, with more great prizes to be won!! Set Dancing resumed on Monday (yesterday) evening from 8.15 to 10pm in the clubhouse and Bingo continues every Wednesday at 8.45pm. Numbers drawn in last week's lotto were 3, 6, 21 and the pot for the draw last night (Monday) stood at €1,286.
ROUND TOWERS LUSK
Our adult ladies became the first ladies team in the history of Round Towers Lusk to win a championship when they beat Na Gaeil Óga on Wednesday last in O'Tooles GAA Club. Congratulations and well done to all the players and management.
CONGRATS to Lyndsey Davey on a fantastic performance in the LGFA All-Ireland semi-final win over Cork in Croke Park. There was fantastic support from the club for Lyndsey and her teammates. Please now go along and support the ladies on Sunday September 15th in the All-Ireland Final against Galway as they attempt to do a three in a row. Tickets are available online at www.lgfa.tickets.ie. Well done to the McMeels Pharmacy/SuperValu-sponsored AFL4 team on their league win over Lucan Sarsfields the week before last. Hard luck to the Under-16 Division 1 footballers who lost out to Kilmacud crokes in the League Final, finishing runners-up, which is still a great achievement for this group of young players. Many thanks to all those who travelled out to Stillorgan to support the lads. Congrats to the U-11 Camaint panel on their win in Parnell Park the weekend before last and to the U-12 boys on winning their football blitz. Well done to Alex Ward who lined out with the Dublin U-14 camogie team in the inter-county blitz hosted in Tipperary. On October 27th the major club fundraiser 'The Chaser' will take place in CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, and this promises to be a great night on the club calendar. Sponsorship options are now available, so if you can help please contact Joanne on 086-4058523. Monies raised will be allocated to development of the all-weather pitch and ball wall and we ask all club members to support this fundraiser. If you can help with sponsorship please contact us urgently.
SUNDAY'S men's 18-hole singles stableford: 1st Tommy jnr Quinn (36) 41pts, 2nd Darragh Callaghan (4) 41pts, Gross prize Tony Healy (2) 35pts; Div 1 Kieran Campbell (9) 40pts, Div 2 David Rooney (12) 39pts, Div 3 Paul McNally (17) 41pts. CSS 70. Sunday's ladies 18-hole singles stableford: 1st Evelyn Tolan (10) 39pts, 2nd Collette Guildea (13) 38pts. CSS 73. Saturday's Captain's Charity Tournament: Men's winner Kevin Tuite (24) & Paul Marry (12) 55pts, 2nd Gary Maguire (9) & Patrick Cummings (12) 52pts ob9, 3rd Paul Cox (7) & David Duffy (12) 52pts; Mixed winner Stephen Coffey (15) & Frances Shaw (8) 51pts, 2nd Ricky Vaughan (13) & Kathryn Copeland (32) 50pts ob9; Ladies winner Beatrice Magee (30) & Margaret Ryan (31) 51pts ob6, 2nd Noreen Keeling (11) & Fiona Flanigan (19) 51pts. Nearest the pin Tommy Harford and Amanda Williams. Last Thursday's Men's Open Singles Stableford: 1st Rob Buggle (12) 41pts, 2nd Gary Mahony (6) 40pts, Gross prize Barry Wilde (4) 33pts; Class 1 John McConnell (6) 38pts, Class 2 Julian McMenamin (12) 37pts, Class 3 Richie Watson (28) 36pts. CSS 72. Last Tuesday's ladies singles stableford: 1st Esther McConnell (20) 38pts, 2nd Teresa Murphy (34) 38pts, 3rd Frances Shaw (8) 38pts. Div 1 winner Bernie Lewis (15) 38pts, 2nd Evelyn Tolan (10) 36pts; Div 2 winner Breegen Roche (28) 36pts, 2nd Doreen Daly (23) 34pts; Div 3 winner Rita Browne (34) 34pts, 2nd Rose Kenna (38) 34pts. CSS 73. Last week's Men's Senior Open Stableford: Under-50 winner Paul Black (11) 41pts; Age 50-65 winner Thomas Scully (17) 39pts, 2nd Noel Falvey (20) 38pts; Age 66+ winner Sean Considine (21) 39pts, 2nd Kevin Blessing (29) 38pts ob9. CSS Members 70, Visitors 73. August 25th ladies singles stableford: 1st Geraldine McNally (23) 36pts, 2nd Bernie Lewis (15) 36pts. CSS 72.
WINNERS from Saturday's JB Carr Trophy, sponsored by Kore Energy (Ger Fullam, Tom Buggle & Pat McGrane), were as follows: Overall - Harry Morgan (4) 43pts; Class 1 John Flood (4) 40pts ocb, Class 2 Gary Mulhall (12) 38pts ocb, Class 3 Keith Pedreschi (18) 36pts ocb, Class 4 Edmund Geraghty (22) 38pts. CSS 71.
SATURDAY'S 18-hole ladies singles stableford winner was 33-handicapper Glynis Willcox with 36 points. The mid-week nine-hole ladies singles stableford winner was 36-handicapper Madeleine Loughrey Grant with 15 points and the previous week's nine-hole winner was Tracey Connell - who plays off 12 - with 16 points. Winners from the Ladies Club Championship held the weekend before last: Overall gross Tracey Connell (12) 185, Overall net Louise Mateer (17) 157, Round one net Elaine Spillane (25) 76, Rouond two net Alison Corrigan (19) 75.
WINNERS from last Wednesday's ladies stableford competition: Cat A Christine McAvinue (22) 33pts, Cat B Catherine Hainsworth (29) 34pts. Nine-handicapper Brenda Craig won the Ladies August Medal competition with a score of 70 nett.
Pitch & putt
THE annual Walker Cup Par-3 Golf challenge played at the Balheary par-3 golf course finished with two teams tied on two over par. After back counts the winning team was declared as being Martin Cullen, Mary Kennedy and Seamus Dunphy who were victors over Alan Carroll, John Fitzpatrick and Josie Cahill on the front six. Congratulations also to John Fitzpatrick who had the nearest the pin tee shot on the 9th hole. John Fitzpatrick was also this week's Sunday game winner with a score of net 52, edging out Peter Moore on the back six. Last Wednesday's threeball 27-hole scramble winners were Alan Carroll, Eddie Madden and Bridget Murray. This Wednesday's scramble starts at 6.30pm. Lotto Bonus Ball winners for August were Anne Ryan, Tommy McCann and Maggie & Philo. The second round in the George McDonnell Memorial Cup takes place at Bellewstown on Saturday at 3pm. For more information check out www.ballyboughalpitchandputt.com.