Connacht 40×20 Championship

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.

 

 

15-Feb-16 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball