Hnadball NEWS 20/02/2018

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 Championship – Jarlath Scollan was awarded the Connacht Junior B title after his opponent Jonathan Conroy (Mayo) conceded the final due to injury on Saturday. Jarlath faces Munster opposition in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday, March 4th. In the Connacht 40×20 Junior B Doubles quarter-final, Fenagh’s Alan Wrynne and Barry McDonagh take on Stanley Harte and Tony Fox (Sligo) tonight (Wednesday) in Collooney at 8.00pm.
Connacht Colleges B Finals – Leitrim will host the Colleges B finals this Sunday with games being played in Drumshanbo and Fenagh alleys.

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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

Leitrim Colleges B 40×20 Final – The Colleges B First Year Doubles final was played in Drumshanbo on Sunday between Darren Wrynne and Paul Flynn (Ballinamore CS) and Dean Cornyn and Karl Foley (Drumshanbo VS). After 2 thrilling games, the Drumshanbo pair came out on top 15 -7  15 – 3.

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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.

In Junior B Jarlath’s opposition was Stanley Harte (Collooney), where the Leitrim player carved out a tough victory, with the game going right down to the wire. In a very entertaining game which was played at a very high-intensity Jarlath won on a score line of 21-19, 13-21, 21-19. He now meets Galway’s James Dempsey in the semi-final which is fixed for this Sunday in Drumshanbo at 2pm.
Leitrim Cumann na mBunscol Finals – Leitrim Cumann na mBunscol was held in Drumshanbo Handball Club on Sunday last with three Schools taking part:

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

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Leitrim 40×20 Junior B Final

Barry McDonagh and Jarlath Scollan contested the Leitrim 40×20 Junior B Final played in Fenagh on Sunday. Jarlath won the final on a score line of 21-10, 21-8. He now goes on to represent Leitrim in the Connacht Junior B Championship.
Connacht Colleges Finals
The Colleges A Connacht Finals were held in St Colman’s Handball Club Roscommon on Saturday with 2 young players from Leitrim taking part, Ciaran McMorrow and Cormac Scollan.
 In the First Years’ Final Ciaran McMorrow (Drumshanbo Vocational School) took on Stephen Kelly (Pres Athenry) Galway. McMorrow playing in his first competitive Match in almost 2 years after injury defeated  Kelly 15-3, 15-7 to win the Connaught Medal.
 In the Intermediate Final Cormac Scollan (Ballinamore Community School) took on Eimhin Dillon (CCCM An Spideal), Galway. Scollan lost out to a stronger Dillon on a scoreline of 15-10, 15-4.

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