M Donnelly 60×30 Connacht Championship
 
The 60×30 Connacht Championship kicked off at the weekend with action in Intermediate, Junior B and Minor, with Donal Wrynn, Leo Logan and Shane Doonan in action. Leitrim had home advantage against Galway with the games played in Fenagh on Friday and Saturday evening. First up was Donal Wrynn playing in his first Intermediate Championship against Ollie Conway from Williamstown. The step up from  Minor to Intermediate proved too great for Wrynn as he lost on a scoreline of 12-21,19-21. In the first game Wrynn never got going and trailed Conway from the first serve. The second match went better for Wrynn and he led 19-15 and looked like taking it to a tie break, but he lost serve and Conway closed out the game.
 
The Junior B semi-final followed with Leo Logan taking on Daniel Connaughton also from Williamstown. In a very tight first match Logan came out on top by a single ace 21-20. Buoyed up from the tight win in the first match Logan pulled ahead in the second and eased out a win on a score of 21-12. 
 
The Minor Semi-Final was played on Saturday evening with Fenaghs Shane Doonan having home advantage over Alan Kilboy from Loughrea. This was Doonans first handball action of the year, but he found his rhythm during the first match losing narrowly 19-21. Having serve in the must win second game Doonan raced ahead and went on to win on a score of 21-6, to force a tie break. Having the most aces Doonan had serve for the tie-break which he used to great effect and eased to victory 21-1.  

 

 

23-Jul-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO