by Loose Head
THERE was no disguising the sadness and the depths of depression suffered by the players of Clonakilty RFC and their supporters when their last onslaught foundered and the final whistle blew last Saturday in The Vale.
by Stable Lad
ON the weekend of the 4th/5th of May, we will have the first two classic races of the season at Newmarket, the 2,000 Guineas, for colts, and the Fillies race, the 1,000 Guineas, both races to be run over the famous Rowley Mile testing straight course.
These races have been won by many outstanding exponents of the turf, and it is the strong hope that this year the races will produce again a horse that can go on to win an Oaks or a Derby later on in the racing year.
THE Macra na Feirme all-Ireland volleyball final took place in the Watershed sports complex in Kilkenny recently with local team, Callan Macra from Co. Kilkenny, winning the title.
The competition is kindly supported by the National Dairy Council as Macra’s Health and Wellbeing partner.
Senior Football Championship (Divs/Colls)
by Olan Allen via www.munsterrugby.ie
Four finals were decided over the weekend with Young Munster, Killarney, Newcastle West and Midleton all winning silverware.
There was great drama in the Transfield Cup Final as Newcastle West defeated St. Mary’s 20-19 to win the trophy for the first time at Annacotty.
West Cork Football League
Sunday, 21 April 2013
|McCarthy Sports Shop (Bantry) Division 2 Cup|
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It has always been very noticable, that when we are all through with the big festival at Cheltenham, followed quickly by the the sheer excitement of the Grand National and Aintree, racing goes into a kind of a lull, and seems to be marking time, getting ready, and having a long look at the early Classic races on the flat.
Junior B Football Championship
by Olan Allen
Richmond to face Clonakilty in Ulster Bank League Division 2B next weekend as Skibbereen book place in the semi-Final of the Munster Junior Cup Richmond kept alive their hopes of a return to Senior rugby after they finished runners up in the All Ireland Provincial League Championship after their 15-5 away win over Portadown.
The Ulster champions led 5-3 at half time with Brian Mullins kicking a penalty for the Limerick side.
A try by James Kelly put Richmond into the lead and Mullins added the extras. Sean Bennis made sure of victory with a second try.
Richmond will now travel to Clonakilty next Saturday to decide which of these sides will be playing in Division 2B of the Ulster Bank League next season or the Munster Junior League.
No matter what the result of this game both Galbally and Newport are now certain of avoiding relegation in the Munster Junior League.
Clonakilty’s senior rugby players now know exactly what they have to do to avoid having to play off to retain their senior status.
The league, as ever, goes right down to the wire with only two clear facts facing into the final weekend. Rainey Old Boys, Clon’s opponents this Saturday have already been crowned champions and will play their rugby in the higher division next season.