Leitrims handballers were in action at the weekend, with semi-finals played in Minor, Junior B and Junior C.
In the Minor semi-final Jarlath Scollan took on Diarmuid Mulkerrins (Galway) in Moycullen on Sunday with the Galway man emerging victorious on a score line of 21-14, 21-10. The first game was played at a very high intensity with the lead changing hands several times and both players were locked at 14 each. After a long rally the Galway man prevailed and powered on to close out the first game. Mulkerrins, who also won the All-Ireland U17 Colleges title recently, proved too strong in the second game and secured his place in the minor final.
The Junior semi-finals were played in Collooney on Sunday. In Junior B Leo Logan took on Jason Earlis (Sligo) and came away victorious on a score line of 21-19, 21-9. In a very tight first match, where both players served up a great game of handball Leo carved out a victory and dominated the second match to secure a place in the final. In the Junior C semi-final Barry McDonagh took on Sligos Michael Bruen and booked his place in the final with a 21-16, 21-20 win. As the score line suggests both games were very tight, but the Leitrim player kept the momentum from the first game and took the second one by the slimest of margins.