Connacht 60×30 Finals – Leitrim handballers were involved in two Connacht finals at the weekend, Intermediate singles, and Junior doubles, In the Intermediate final Martin Raftery came up against Galway’s Kevin Craddock. The Galway man completely dominated both games, defeating Martin 21-9, 21-3. The Junior pairing of Leo Logan and Jamie Murray fared no better in the Junior final, coming up against a strong Roscommon pairing of Denis Creaton and Sean Jennings, losing on a score line of 21-7, 21-4. Those finals were played in Williamstown and Collooney respectfully.
The Connaught B Handball Competition has been going on over the last few weeks. Leitrim had a Team of 19 playing in the Competition. We played Sligo and Roscommon in the Quarter and Semi-Finals
Leitrim handball hosted the Connaught Finals of the Colleges Connaught Finals in Drumshanbo and Fenagh Handball Clubs on Sunday last. 17 Games were played in Total to complete the competition. Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim took part. The competition consisted of four Grades. First Year, Junior, Minor and Senior in Boys and Girls.
Leitrim had 8 players taking part. Ronan Moran, Edel O Donnel, Amy O Donnell, Evan Foley, Dean Cornyn, Karl
Foley all from Drumshanbo Vocational School. Darren Wrynne from Ballinamore Community School. Aoibhe Logan who Played for Ursuline College Sligo.In total, Leitrim players came home with 7 Silver Medals. Congrats to all. Leitrim Handball would like to thank all the referees and all the people who fed the players and their families on the day as this was the first time this event came to Leitrim.
Connacht 40×20 Juvenile A Finals – The Connacht Juvenile A finals were played in Claregalway Co. Galway on Saturday with two Leitrim handballers in action: Ciaran McMorrow (Drumshanbo HC) and Cormac Scollan (Fenagh HC). It wasn’t to be Leitrim’s day with both players coming up against stronger opposition. In the U14 final, Ciaran was defeated by Mikey Kelly (Galway) while In the U16 final Cormac was defeated by Lorcan Conlon (Mayo).
Connacht Junior B 40×20 Semi-Final – Fenagh’s Jarlath Scollan booked his place in the Connacht 40×20 Junior B Final with a hard fought victory over Galway’s James Dempsey on Sunday on a scoreline of 12-21, 21-12, 21-11. Although the scoreline doesn’t suggest it, the game was much closer, with long rallies and both players executing some great kill shots.
Connacht Cuman na mBunscol Finals – The Cuman na mBunscol Finals were played in Salthill Co. Galway on Sunday with 5 pupils from St Patrick’s NS Drumshanbo taking part: Aidan Dowler, Aoife Nolan, Daire McCabe, Sean Nolan, and Senan McGowan. Aoife Nolan won a Connacht Bronze Medal in the Girls U13 competition. Well done to all the participants
Connacht 40×20 Junior Championship – The Connacht 40×20 Junior Championship is up and running with first-round games played at the weekend. Brothers Aaron and Jarlath Scollan (Fenagh) faced Sligo opposition in the Junior B and Junior C quarter finals which were played in Drumshanbo. In Junior C Aaron took on Eddie O’Connor (Collooney) but was defeated on a score line of 21-3, 21-4.
Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Shannon
Gaelscoil Chluainin Manorhamilton
St Patricks National school Drumshanbo.
The winners go forward to the Connacht Finals.
Boys U11 Singles
Daire McCabe. St Patricks Drumshanbo
Boys U11 Doubles
Sean Nolan and Senan McGowan. St Patricks Drumshanbo
Girls U13 Singles
Aoife Nolan, St Patricks Drumshanbo.
Girls U13 Doubles
Hanna Smith and Lasairione Scarff. Gaelscol Chluainin, Mahorhamilton
Boys U13 singles
Aidan Dowler. St Patricks Drumshanbo.
Boys U13 Doubles.
Thomas McKeon and Conor McLoughlin. St Patricks Drumshanbo
Leitrim 40×20 Junior B Final
Connacht 60×30 Doubles Championship
Jarlath Scollan and Alan Wrynne played their Junior B semi final against Mayo’s Aidan Connaughton and Lawrence Murphy. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Leitrim’s day with the Fenagh pairing defeated in both games 21-4, 21-8. Leitrim handballers had to concede the Junior semi final and the Over 35s semi final due to injuries.
Fenagh Handball Alley has been selected to host The All-Ireland 60×30 Senior Doubles semi final between Dessie Keegan and Joe McCann (Mayo) and James Brady and Patrick Clerkin (Cavan) on Saturday at 5pm.
Connacht 60×30 Doubles Championship
The Connacht 60×30 Doubles Championship kicks off this weekend with Leitrim handballers in action in three grades, Jamie Murray and Leo Logan take on Sligo’s Stanley Harte and Shane Bruen in the Junior semi-final, to be played in Collooney.
Also in Collooney James Gill and Paul Gilmartin face Mark Murphy and Kevin Meehan (Sligo) in the Over 35s semi final. In the Junior B championship, Jarlath Scollan and Alan Wrynne have home advantage over Mayo’s Aidan Connaughton and Lawrence Murphy. The game is to be played in Fenagh on Saturday at 5 pm.
In the Masters B All-Ireland semi final Manorhamilton’s Joel Smith was defeated by Offaly’s Conor O’Brien on a score line of 9-21, 9-21.
Connacht Handball Title For Joel Smith
Manorhamilton’s Joel Smith took the Connacht 60×30 Masters B title at the weekend defeating Sligo’s Michael Bruen on a score line of 20-21, 21-5, 21-11. The first game was very close with Joel losing by a single point. The second game was completely different, with Smith in complete control from the start and he cruised to an easy victory. The third game was much the same with the Leitrim man dominating proceedings to take the title. There were two other Leitrim handballers in Connacht finals: James Gill was defeated in the Over 35s B final by Sligo’s Kevin Meehan and Ed Lee lost the Golden Masters A final to Martin Cooney, also from Sligo.
- Seats available on Supporters Club Bus to Kilmallock20th February 2019 - 10:19 am
- 2019 Glory for St Mary’s Kiltoghert at Scor na nÓg Finals18th February 2019 - 1:04 pm
- 2019 Scór Sinsir Finals and Scór na nÓg All-Ireland Finals13th February 2019 - 11:04 pm
- The late John Morrison, Armagh, and Former Leitrim Joint Manager13th February 2019 - 10:38 pm