Carrick Sporting Briefs...

Tennis contest

Tennis contest

The American Tournament at Castleview Lawn Tennis Club on July 22 was won by Jason Power and Jerry Everett.

The duo beat Frank Commins and John Maloney in the final.

Any Castleview members wishing to take part in the American Tournaments at the Club on Monday night should telephone their entry to the clubhouse at (051) 640960 between 6.30pm and 7pm.

Meanwhile, the Club wishes all its members competing in the upcoming Tramore Open Week the best of luck.

Helmets wanted

Carrick Davins GAA Club juvenile players are looking for old, unused hurling helmets.

The Club is appealing to its members and supporters to donate their unused helmets as the number of juvenile players in the Club are growing and the committee are trying to keep costs down for parents.

Helmets can be brought to the club or to a member of the committee at anytime.

Davins Club lotto

The Davins GAA Club lotto draw wasn’t won last week but two players matched three numbers to win €100 each.

Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 21,23. The latest lotto draw took place on Tuesday. Results will be published in next week’s edition.

Carrick AC news

Carrick-on-Suir AC’s Brian Murphy ran a fine race to finish second in the annual Ballymacarbry 5-mile race last Friday.

His finishing time in the race that attracted 133 athletes was 26 minutes and 39 seconds.

Brian’s brother, Michael, finished in eleventh place, clocking 30 minutes and 20 seconds.

Geraldine Houlihan was Carrick AC’s only representative in the ladies’ race and she finished in a time of 43:32. Well done to the Club’s three runners.

Meanwhile, Carrick AC extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Joe Grinsell, who tragically drowned at the Slatequarries, Ahenny, a short distance from his home on Sunday, July 21.

Joe ran with the original Carrick Athletics Club in the 1970s and 80s and was a very active member of Clonmel AC, participating in all of the local road races.

He will be sadly missed by all in the running community.