St Comanís Roscommon was the venue for six All Ireland 60 x 30 colleges semi final and finals over last weekend. CBS Roscommon and the Convent of Mercy Roscommon won a title each. The other four titles went one each to Clare, Galway, Kilkenny and Wicklow.
Cian Connolly and Mark Nally of CBS Roscommon were the stars of the weekend winning the senior doubles title. This year Cian and Mark have excelled in the handball courts and on the football field. In the semi final they had a tough match narrowly beating St Josephís Tulla pairing of Jamie Lynch and Chris Philpott in three games. Then in the final they defeated Sean Foley and Peter Function of Callan Co Kilkenny 15-9, 15-4.
Lauren O Riordan of Convent of Mercy hadnít to break sweat to win the junior singles title. In the semi final she beat Aoife Landers of Dungarvan easily in to straight games. In the final she also won very easily in two straight games against Ciara Mahon of Loreto Kilkenny.
In the boysí intermediate singles, Cathal Connelly of Glenamaddy CS lost out to Patrick Quish of Hospital County Limerick in the semi final. Enda Connelly also of Glenamaddy CS also lost in the semi final at junior level to Cathal Corbett.
Many thanks to the officials John Donoghue, Anne Naughton, Mary Tully Aengus Cunningham and the catering staff who did an excellent job over a long weekend. It was great weekend for the club to stage the colleges games.
The Roscommon GAA Supporters Club awards take place in the Abbey Hotel Roscommon Friday 5th November, the handball recipients will be Marianna Rushe and Chris Doolan.