Shane Doonans dream of reaching another All-Ireland Minor Final was shattered on Sunday as he was comprehensively beaten by Wexfords Galen Riordan on a scoreline of 5-21, 10-21 in The M Donnelly 60×30 Minor Semi-Final.
From the start of the game Riordan looked impressive with a powerful serve that Doonan couldnt get to grips with, and to compound matters further Riordan could kill the ball any time he got the opportunity. In the first game aces were hard to come by for Doonan as Riordan was on top of the game in all aspects from his power serve to his dominance in the rallies and his first class kill shots into the right hand corner. Doonan could never pull more than one ace whenever he got serve and the game simply slipped away from him. The second game started better for Doonan and he kept in sight of Riordan in the early exchanges, he got the upper hand in some of the rallies and got in some great kill shots. However midway through the game Riordan pulled away and closed out the match to secure his place in the All-Ireland Minor Final.
In what was a bad week-end for Leitrim handball Drumshanbos Leo Logan lost out to Kilkennys Brendan Burke in the 60×30 Junior B semi-final on a score line of 6-21, 8-21. played in Inchs Point Co. Kilkenny. In the Connacht 60×30 u17 Championship Quarter -Final Fenaghs Aaron Scollan was defeated by Jason Earlis (Castleconnor, Co.Sligo) on a score line of 15-21, 10-21.
This week-end The Connacht 60×30 Juvenile Championship semi-finals take place with Cormac Scollan (u12), Alan Doonan (u15) and Jarlath Scollan and Alan Wrynne (u15D) in action.