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Armagh road bowlers travel to Cork for All-Ireland final weekend

Sinead Kiernan lets fly during the Ulster Ladies' Intermediate Road Bowls in Armagh last Sunday
Andy Watters

ARMAGH’S road bowlers travel to Greenagh, county Cork this weekend for the first instalment of the All-Ireland finals.

Orchard county footballers Ethan Rafferty (Junior A) and Kelly Mallon (Ladies’ senior) are both in action and there are also finals at U18 (boys and girls), U14 boys and mens’ intermediate level.

Mallon saw off beat former All-Ireland intermediate champion Siobhan Mackle in the Ulster decider and travels south in search of her eighth All-Ireland title when she takes on Carmel Ryan. Rafferty meets Johnny O’Driscoll on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Paul O’Reilly booked his place in the Mens’ Senior Ulster final when he dethroned reigning champion Thomas Mackle on the Madden Road on Sunday.

Mackle started as hot favourite and took an early lead but the consistent O’Reilly overhauled him and now faces his cousin Bryan in the Ulster senior final.

All-Irelands finals fixtures

Saturday, July 8

12pm: Boys U18: Patrick Mackle v Conor Creedon; 2pm, Girls U18: Leah Grimley v Hannah Cronin; 3.30pm, Mens’ Intermediate: Paul Rafferty v Michael Harrington

Sunday, July 9

11am, Ladies Senior: Kelly Mallon v Carmel Ryan; 1pm, Boys U14: Eugene McVeigh v Patrick Flood; 3pm, Mens Junior A: Ethan Rafferty v Johnny O’Driscoll

Portmor Road Fixtures

Friday, July 7

Currans, 7pm, Paul Dobbin Trophy: Oisin Campbell v JD Donnelly; McGrail's, 7.30pm: Niall McKenna v PD Donnelly

Sunday, July 9

Currans, 10.30am, Paul Dobbin Trophy: Tony Daly v Paddy Donnelly; McGrails, 11.15am: Brendan McKenna v Mickey Donnelly; Currans, 12pm: challenge score

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Fixtures

Wednesday, July 5

Felons Grade 3 semi-final, 7pm: Brian Donnelly v Paul Hughes; 7.30pm, Challenge score: Ryan Gamble and Hugh McSorley v Patrick Wilson and Martin Malone

Friday, July 7

Felons Grade 4 semi-final, 7pm: Martin McCready v Barry Corr; 7.30pm: Challenge score: Bilko Quigley and Paul McParland v Conor Crilly and John Grimley

Sunday, July 9

Felons Grade 2 final, 11am: Patrick Wilson v Peter Clinton; 11.30am: Felons Grade 4 semi-final: JP Clinton v Tony Hughes

Madden Fixtures (sponsored by Philip White Tyres)

Tuesday, July 4

Hughes, 6.45pm, U16 girls’ championship: Geraldine Kiernan v Tierna McVeigh; Low line, 7.30pm, Men's JB Championship: David Devlin v Johnny Kelly

Saturday, July 15

Hughes, 2pm, Boys’ U16 Championship semi-final: Mathew Killen v Caolan Smith;

Low line, 3pm, Ladies’ intermediate championship final: Emma Jane O’Neill v Orlaith Trainor

Tuesday, July 18

Hughes, 6.45pm: Boys’ U12 Championship final: Cathal McGuire v James Robinson; Low line, 7.30pm, Mens’ JB championship final: Kevin McQuade v Johnny Kelly/David Devlin

Saturday, July 22

Hughes, 2pm, Boys’ U16 Championship final: Ruairi Hughes v Callon Smith/Mathew Killen; Low line, 3pm: Mens’ Ulster senior final: Paul O’Reilly v Bryan O’Reilly

Sunday, July 23

Hughes, 11.30am, Girls U16 Ulster final: Rebecca Fields v Geraldine Kiernan/Tierna McVeigh; Low line, 12.30pm: Men's Ulster Veteran final: Paul Grimley v Fergal McCreesh

Tullysaran Championship fixtures

Friday, July 14

Novice 1, Chapel, 6.45pm: Paddy O’Neill (Armagh) v Fintan Daly (Ref: Padraig, Marker: John McKenna); Knipe’s Lane, 7.30pm: Colin Mallon v Damien McVeigh (Ref: Paddy O/Marker: Padraig)

Sunday, July 23

Chapel, 2.30pm: Saran Daly v Chris Fields (Ref: Maurice / Marker Owen Mullan); Knipe’s Lane, 3.15pm: Cormac Gribben v Colly Doran (Ref: Patrick Conlon / Marker: Frank Donnelly)

Result

Ladies Senior final: Kelly Mallon beat Siobhan Mackle

Newtown road bowls

Sunday, July 9

Novice 2, 11am: Stephen O’Reilly v Martin Malone; 11.45am: Ryan Quigley v Enda Mallon

Monday, July 10

7pm: Fergal Davidson v Pete Carr snr

Navan fixtures

Thursday, July 6

Novice 4 Ulster

7.30pm: Francie Duffy v Peter Daly; 8pm: Gavin Hannaway v Jimmy Freeman

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