Connacht 60×30 Juvenile B Championship

Connacht 60×30 Juvenile B Championship
 
The 60×30 Juvenile B quarter and semi-finals were played in Collooney on Saturday with three Leitrim handballers in action: Benoit McKiernan U11, Darren Wrynne U12 and Paul Flynn U13 with all three facing Sligo opposition. In the U11 semi-final Benoit McKiernan had a good win over Aaron Coleman. He lost the first game 8-15, won the second 15-8 and won the tie break 15-10 to reach his first Connacht final. In the U12 semi-final Darren Wrynne lost out to Darragh  Bourke 15-2 and 15-3. Paul Flynn was also narrowly defeated in the U13 semi-final by Mark Tighe 15-14, 15-12.
Pictured L to R are Paul Flynn, Benoit McKiernan and Darren Wrynne.

Handball News – Connacht 60×30 Doubles Championship

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.

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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.

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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.

Connacht 40×20 Girls U14 Final

Connacht 40×20 Girls U14 Final

The postponed girls U14 Connaught Final between Leitrims Edel O Donnell and Nicole Sweeney from Galway was Played in Drumshanbo on Sunday 23rd at 2pm.

Edel O Donnell was narrowly beaten in a great Final and came home with a Connaught Silver Medal.

Edels Silver adds to the existing quota of medals won by Leitrim Handballers this year. 2 Connaught Gold and 6 Connaught silver Medals, Our congrats to all the medal winners so far this year.

 

 

25-Apr-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball

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03-Apr-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball

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Connacht Juvenile B 40×20 Semi-Finals

The Connacht Juvenile B semi-finals were played on Sunday in Drumshanbo, with 8 grades down for decision against Mayo opposition. Two handballers from Drumshanbo Handball Club overcame their opponents to reach the finals with one semi-final still to be played, Boys U13 Paul Flynn (Fenagh Handball Club) v Jack Creighton. Leitrims winners on Sunday were Edel ODonnell (Girls U14) who defeated Lilian Sheehy and Evan Foley (Boys U15) who defeated James Walsh. Playing on the day were Colm McLoughlin (U11), Dara Greenan & Benoit McKiernan (U11D), Darren Wrynne (12), all from Fenagh HC, Aidan Dowler & Karl Foley (U13D), Edel ODonnell (GU14),. Ronan Moran (U14), Conor Flood & Sean Lynch (U14D), Evan Foley (U15). The finals are to be played on Sunday in Collooney and Castleconnor 

 

 

27-Mar-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball

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Connacht 40×20 Junior B Doubles Semi-Final

The Leitrim Junior B Doubles pairing of Leo Logan and Alan Wrynne took on their Sligo counterparts Jason Earlis and Brendan Fleming in the Connacht semi-final played in Drumshanbo on Saturday, where they were defeated on a scoreline of 21-16, 21-3. The first game was very tight the whole way through with the Sligo lads just edging ahead at a crucial stage in the match to close it out. In the second game the Sligo duo were in complete control, with the Leitrim lads suffering a heavy defeat.
 
 

 

 

 

14-Mar-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball

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No joy for Leitrim Handballers in All-Ireland Semi-Finals
 
Leitrim had two handballers in action at the weekend in All-Ireland 40×20 semi-finals, Leo Logan (Junior B) and Cormac Scollan (U15), with neither player overcoming their Leinster opponents. Leo Logan was defeated by Carlows AaronÓgeoghegan, while Cormac Scollan lost out to Kilkennys Jack Doyle. In the Junior B semi-final, played in Ballaghadreen, Logan made a great start opening up an early lead which he didnt relinquish and went on to take the first game 21-15. The second game could have gone Leos way early on, but his Carlow opponent got some key scores and took the game away from him, on a score of 21-15. The tie-break game which was played at a very high intensity started to slip away from Logan, and the Carlow man went on to win comfortably 21-8.
 
The Boys U15 semi-final was played in Clogh Co. Kilkenny with Cormac Scollan coming up against a stronger Jack Doyle, losing on a scoreline of 15-5, 15-2. ScollanÓgot off to a great start in the first game, going into a 4 point lead before his Kilkenny opponent started to get to grips with his excellent serving. That was as good as it got for the Fenagh lad, and he was left chasing both games as Doyle was in complete control.

 

 

05-Mar-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball

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Connacht Tile For Cormac

Cormac Scollan took the Connacht U15 title with a comprehensive victory over Galways Aaron McDonagh last Wednesday night in Moycullen, winning on a score line of 15-6, 15-6, to claim his first 40×20 Connacht title. As the score line suggests Cormac was in complete control in both games. He now plays in his first All-Ireland 40×20 semi-final where he takes on Kilkennys Jack Doyle on Sunday in Clogh Co. Offaly at 12.00.
 
Leitrim Juvenile 40×20 B Finals
 
The Leitrim 40×20 Juvenile B finals were played in Drumshanbo on Sunday, with players from Fenagh and Drumshanbo Handball clubs taking part. The winners on the day were:
 
Girls U14: Edel ODonnell (Drumshanbo),
Boys U11: Colm McLoughlin (Fenagh),
Boys U11D: Darragh Greenan/ Ben McKiernan(Fenagh),
Boys U13: Paul Flynn (Fenagh),
Boys U14: Ronan Moran (Drumshanbo).
 
All go through to the Connacht B juvenile semi-finals to be played in Drumshanbo on Saturday.
 
Also through to the semi-finals are:
 
Girls U13D: Aimey ODonnell/ Aoibhe Logan (Drumshanbo),
Boys U12D: Paddy McLoughlin/ Darren Wrynne (Fenagh),
Boys U13D:Aidan Dowler/ Karl Foley (Drumshanbo),
Boys U14D: Conor Flood/ Sean Lynch (Drumshanbo) 
Boys U15: Evan Foley (Drumshanbo).

 

 

28-Feb-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball

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Connacht Title For Leo
Drumshanbos Leo Logan captured the Connacht 40×20 Junior B title on Saturday when he over came the challenge of Roscommons Gordon Nolan on a score line of 21-16, 21-19. As the score suggests the games were very tight with Leos fitness and strength coming to the fore, to edge out two very tough games. The final which was played in Collooney was top class with all the skills of handball on display. Logan had to fight hard to come from behind at the start of both games, but when he pulled ahead he never let Nolan regain the lead in either match, With the first game under his belt, Leo had the composure to see off Nolans strong challenge in the second game, losing serve at 20-19, and, holding his nerve, he regained serve and finished off the game to claim the title. He now faces Leinster opposition in the All-Ireland semi-final in two weeks time. Collooney Handball Club streamed the final live on Facebook and the game can be viewed on the Sligo Handball Facebook page.
 
Connacht Cuman na mBunscoil Finals
 
St Patricks NS Drumshanbo had three pupils taking part in the Connacht Finals played in Moycullen Co. Galway on Sunday. Sean McGarry played in the Boys U11 Singles, and Karl Foley and Aidan Dowler were runners up in the Boys U13 Doubles.
 
Connacht 40×20 Juvenile Championship
 
Fenaghs Cormac Scollan takes onÓgalways Aaron McDonagh in Moycullen this evening at 8pm in the Boys U15 Connacht Final.
 
Leitrim Juvenile 40×20 B Finals
 
The Leitrim Juvenile B Finals will take place this Sunday in Drumshanbo at 4pm

 

 

20-Feb-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball

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14-Feb-17 by Niall Scollan – Leitrim Handball