Two All-Ireland Finals for Leitrim
Leitrim teams dont reach too many All-Ireland Finals, but next week-end sees Leitrim handballers contesting two finals, a Minor Doubles and a Ladies B Doubles.
 
Ladies 60×20 Junior B All-Ireland Final
Leitrims top two ladies handballers Mary Shanley and Ciara McLoughlin contest the M Donnelly 60×30 Ladies Junior B Doubles All-Ireland Final on Sunday next when they take on Kilkennys Denise Doyle and Megan Clifford. Having reached the All-Ireland Semi-Finals in 2009 and 2010 the pair are hoping to go one step further and capture the ladies title this time. While this is their first 60×30 final to play in together, Mary has two All-Ireland titles to her credit in the 40×20 code. In 2009 Mary won the Ladies Junior B and in 1997 along with Aisling Carey won the u17 Doubles. This is Ciaras first All-Ireland to reach having taken Connacht juvenile titles and was named as Leitrim Ladies Handballer of the year 2011.  
 
Minor Doubles All-Ireland Final
On Saturday August 25th Fenaghs Donal Wrynn and Shane Doonan take on Corks Michael Hedigan and Danial Relihan in The M Donnelly 60×30 All-Ireland Minor Doubles Final in Abbeylara at 2.15. With The 40×20 Minor Title already under his belt, this is Wrynns second Minor Final of the year, while Shane Doonan is appearing in his first All-Ireland final. While the Leitrim pair are a formidable combination and the experience of the 40×20 final should stand to Wrynn they will get nothing easy from the Cork duo.
 
60×30 Golden Masters Champion 
Leitrims Ed Lee comprehensively defeated Kilkennys Eamon Purcell in the M Donnelly 60×30 Golden Masters B All-Ireland Final played in Ballymoe Co. Galway on Saturday on a score line of 21-3, 21-5. In a completely one sided opening game Lees power and serving skill was of the highest quality and Purcell simply was no match for him. Buoyed on from the first game Lee kept up the same tempo for the second and eased to a convincing victory.
 
Abbetlara One Wall Tournament
Well done to Alan Doonan and Alan Wrynn who reached the u15 Final in the recent Abbeylara tournament.
 
 

 

 

19-Aug-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO