Sport Year in Review 2019: August

By Hayden Moore

BALLYBODEN St Enda’s will have two teams playing Senior Hurling in 2020 after their intermediates were cata-pulted into the Senior ranks with a 1-26 to 0-13 win over Parnell’s to scoop the AHL3 title – with the team subsequently being named The Echo Team of the Month for August.

TALLAGHT’S Lenny Ryan was one of those who represented Team Ireland at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle, competing in Darts, Petanque and Tenpin Bowling.

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Ballyboden St Enda’s Intermediate Hurlers

BALLYFERMOT boxer Luke Keeler positioned himself for a potential world title shot after serving up a superb victory over highly-rated American Luis Arias on the Féile an Phobail show in Belfast.

CRUMLIN United turned in a dominant performance against Usher Celtic to lift the Jimmy Loughran Senior Memorial Cup with a 7-0 win.

A GOLD medal came to Jobstown for the homecoming of Jobstown Boxing Club’s Adam Olaniyan, who topped the podium at the European Schoolboy/girl Boxing Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

SHAMROCK Rovers kickstarted what would prove a successful FAI Cup campaign with a Dan Carr goal the difference as they beat Finn Harps by the minimum.

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Dan Carr

GLENANNE’S men named Gary Shaw as player-coach for the 2019-20 EY Hockey League.

TALLAGHT AC athletes excelled at the National Masters Track and Field Championships with Laura McDonnell scooping silver in the W35 3000m and Sharon Tighe topping the podium in the W50 3000m.

MEANWHILE Lucan Harriers’ Carol Kearney claimed gold and silver in the W50 400m and 100m respectively, with Tricia Gough, Annette Durkan and Ben Penter also medalling while the Women’s Relay team placed third in the 4x100m Relay.

JODIE Browne and Cialum Dowdall starred for Tallaght Martial Arts at the WAKO European Kickboxing Champion-ships, with both fighters being crowned European Champions in their respective categories.

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Jodie Browne

A PARTICULAR high-light was Browne’s performance as she captured gold by blitzing the -65kg Points Fighting field in her first year at Junior, winning four bouts en route to the final and she was declared The Echo Sports Star of the Month for August.

TALLAGHT footballer Jonathon Afolabi was picked up on a free transfer by Celtic FC after being released by Southampton.

SHAMROCK Rovers Amputee squad capped off a fine season claiming the IAFA 2019 title, making it a league and cup double after capturing the Sean McCaffrey Foundation Cup earlier in the season.

FOCUSING more on the shorter distances at the ICF World Canoe Sprint Championships in Szeged, Hungary, Lucan kayaker Jenny Egan set a new PB and national record of 40.64 in the 200m C Final.

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DANIELLE Valentine struck a goal deep into second-half stoppage-time to clinch Wanderers GAA a dramatic 2-8 to 2-7 triumph over Templeogue Synge Street in the Junior ‘E’ Ladies Football Championship decider.

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