14-Oct-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
14-Oct-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
02-Sep-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
Leitrim Claim First 60×30 Minor Title
Last week-end saw two Leitrim handball sets of doubles in All-Ireland action Minor Doubles Shane Doonan and Donal Wrynn and Ladies Junior B Doubles Ciara McLoughlin and Mary Shanley.
Leitrim lay claim to a first ever GAA Handball All Ireland Minor Softball Doubles championship crown in Abbeylara on Saturday to the delight of their large travelling support Corks Michael Hedigan and Daniel Relihan battled hard for court space but in the end the class and power of Donal Wrynn really stood out on this occasion. The Fenagh clubman delivered eye-catching looming range shooting with both hands and with his partner, Shane Doonan, chasing down anything on the right,they powered to a convincing 21-14, 21-12 win. The Fenagh duo were simply a class above their opponents, with Doonan in top form killing the ball whenever he got the opportunity.
On Sunday Ciara McLoughlin and Mary Shanley took on Kilkennys Denise Doyle and Megan Clifford in the Ladies decider but unfortunately the Kilkenny ladies came out on top on a score line of 21-11, 21-18. The first game slipped away from the Leitrim pair as they couldnt get to grips with the Kilkenny girls serves. The second game was a must win for Leitrim to force a tie-break and with some great serving and rallies it looked like the Leitrim pair were going to win, leading at one stage by 8 aces, but it wasnt to be Leitrims day and Kilkenny just edged ahead to take the game by 3 aces.
All-Ireland 60×30 Minor Final
Donal Wrynn takes on Limericks Padraig Quish in The M Donnelly 60×30 All-Ireland Minor Final in Abbeylara on Saturday at 1.30, his third Minor Final of the year.
27-Aug-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
19-Aug-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
All-Ireland 60×30 Semi-Finals
Last week-end saw the M Donnelly 60×30 Championship reach the semi-final stage with Leitrim having three players in action, Donal Wrynn, Martin Raftery and Eddie Lee.
Donal Wrynn booked his place in his second Minor Final this year with a comfortable victory over Armaghs Connell McCavitt on a score line of 21-8, 21-11. The match was played in Kingscourt and Donal will meet Limericks Pauric Quish in the Minor Final to be played on September 1st in Abbeylara, Co. Longford. Martin Raftery had home advantage for his Junior Semi-Final against Cavans James Brady and took a tight first game 21-19. However Brady a first cousin of All-Ireland champion Paul Brady took control in the second game and defeated Raftery 8-21 forcing a tie break. Unfortunately for Raftery, he couldnt get the upper hand of Brady in the tie-breaker and was defeated 7-21. Ed Lee booked his place in The Golden Masters Final when he defeated Antrims Thomas Maguire on a score-line of 21-10, 21-12. He will play either Eamon Purcell (Kilkenny) or Martin Ryan (Tipperary) on August 18th-19th.
In The Ladies Junior B Doubles 60×30 Championship Ciara McLoughlin and Mary Shanley are contesting the All-Ireland final on August 18th-19th.
Connacht Juvenile 60×30 Championship
The Connacht Juvenile A 60×30 Championship was played off over the week-end with Fenagh Handball Club having six players taking part. In Boys u12 Cormac Scollan was defeated by Dylan Hanley (Roscommon) in the semi-final. In Boys u14 Jarlath Scollan defeated Cathal OConnor (Roscommon) in the semi-final but was defeated by Martin Mulhern (Mayo) in the final. In the Boys u14D Final Alan Doonan and Aaron McLoughlin were defeated by Cian OConaighle and Deirmuid Mulkerrins (Galway). Alan Wrynn was defeated by Ross Taheny (Sligo) in the Boys u15 semi-final and Aaron Scollan lost out to Sligos Patrick Fox in the u17 semi-final.
01-Aug-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
18-Jul-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
11-Jul-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
Williamstown One Wall Tournament
The first major tournament of the one wall season took place in Williamstown recently with Fenagh Handball Club having five players taking part in the juvenile section.
Cormac Scollan won the Boys U11 Plate defeating Fiachra ODuill in the final. Alan Doonan and Jarlath Scollan both reached the Boys U14 quarter finals with Alan just losing out by a single ace. Alan Wrynn also U14 was defeated after the second round and Aaron Scollan Boys U16 was also defeated after the second round losing also by just one ace.
08-Jun-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
Leitrim Ladies 40×20 Final
Mary Shanley successfully defended her county title against a very strong challenge from Fenaghs Ciara McLoughlin in the Ladies 40×20 Final played on Friday on a scoreline of 21-12, 21-10. In a very entertaining final with some great rallies Mary dominated both games putting an end to Ciaras challenge.
Williamstown One Wall Tournament
The Williamstown One Wall Tournament takes place this week-end with compeditors from Fenagh Handball Club taking part.
All-Ireland 60×30 Club Team Championship
Fenagh Handball Club are entering a Junior Team in the 60×30 Club Championship having lifted the 40×20 Junior Title in 2011. The team is made up of Jamie Murray, Donal Wrynn, Ed Lee, Martin Raftery and Leo Logan and they are in action on June 8th-10th.
Fenagh Handball Club are planning to develop a 40×20 alley along side their 60×30 facility if they secure funding under The Sports Capital Program which would complete a state of the art complex.
22-May-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
14-May-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
Connacht Success For Leitrim
Fenaghs Aaron Scollan took the Connacht 40×20 U16B title at the finals played in Castlebar on Easter Monday where he defeated Mayos Rossa Vahey on a scoreline of 15-11, 15-6. In a match that was very tight in the early exchanges the Mayo man seemed to be in control midway through the first game leading 10-5 before Scollan started to show his class and went ahead 11-10. Vahey managed to get another ace to tie it at 11-11 but that was his last score as Scollan closed out the game 15-11. The second game started with Scollan having serve which he made great use of and never looked like relinquishing his lead frustrating Vahey. With some great finishing Scollan eased to victory 15-6 taking his first Connacht Title.
Leitrim also had U11 Cormac Scollan and U11 Doubles Eoin and Fergal McLoughlin from Fenagh in the Finals on the day. Cormac Scollan was defeated by P Callaghan from Mayo while Eoin and Fergal McLoughlin were defeated by Galways Eanna Woods and Sean O Conghaile.
Connacht Community Games Finals
Ballinamore Area U15 Handballers took a silver medal at the Provincial Finals on Saturday last in Castlebar after they were defeated in the final by Moycullen of Galway. In fact they were the only Leitrim team to reach the finals on the day. The team all from Fenagh Handball Club were Alan Doonan, Aaron McLoughlin, Alan Wrynn, Jarlath Scollan, James McGuire and Conor McKeon. The Leitrim team defeated Castleconnor from Sligo in the semi-final before coming up against the Galway Community Games specialists in the final.
Ballinamore Area also had an U13 Handball team at the finals also from Fenagh Handball Club. The U13 team consisted of Eoin McLoughlin, Fergal McLoughlin, Oisin McLoughlin, Cormac Scollan, David Wrynn and James Wrynn. The U13 team also came up against Moycullen and were defeated in the Semi-Final.
17-Apr-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO
Connacht 40×20 Juvenile B Championship
The Connnacht 40×20 Juvenile Semi-Finals were played onÓgood Friday in Lisacul with Roscommon providing the opposition. Leitrim were represented by Cormac Scollan u11, Eoin and Fergal McLoughlin u11D, Oisin McLoughlin u12, Michael Wrynn u15, Aaron Scollan u16 and Sean Leyden u17, all from Fenagh Handball Club. Leitrims winners on the day were Cormac Scollan, Eoin and Fergal McLoughlin and Aaron Scollan who all progressed to The Connacht Finals in Castlebar. Well done to the other players who were narrowly beaten with some fine handball on display. Some photographs from thr event are avaiable on the gallery.
10-Apr-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO