Fenagh win Matthew Dolan Cup

On Sunday the 2nd Nov the 60×30 handball season came to a end with the Finale of the Matthew Dolan Memorial Cup competition taking place in Fenaghs new handball court.

The finale of this Doubles competition was between Fenagh and Drumkeerin, and is held in the memory of the late Matthew Dolan R.I.P.

All matches are Doubles and features Boys Under 14,  Boys Under 16 , Juveniles, Girls, and Senior mens.

It is played 2 games to 15 and each game won takes a point!

The Under14 match, was between Cathal McCauley and Paul Hazlette, Drumkeerin,  Sean Doonan and Cillian O Rourke, Fenagh. This ended all square with each team getting a game.

Next was the Under 16 and Fenagh was represented by Andrew Wrynn and Michael Doonan, and Drumkeerin by the McHugh brothers Patrick and Felim. The Drumkeerin lads won this game 2-0

The Juvelines were next on Court with the impressive Donal Wrynn and Enda McLoughlin (F),  and James Hazlette and Michael Gallagher (D) facing each other! The Fenagh pair were very strong in this grade and ran out comfortable winners!

The match now stood at 3 all,as the Girls took to the court with Michelle McNama and Shauna Clancy (D) taking on the Fenagh pairing of Ciara McLoughlin and Michelle Gaffney. A good entertaining game saw the teams share the points, leaving the teams level, as the heavyweights took to the court, the Seniour mens finale!

Fenagh represented by their Captain Jamie Murray and Ed Lee, facing Joel Smyth (Cap) and Junior Hazlette and what a exciting and entralling game it was with some great rallies, kills and had the crowd getting behind their team vocally and made a very exciting finale!

The Fenagh lads proved to strong in the end winning on a score of 15-11, and 15-13 but it was a lot closer that the scoreline suggests,with the Drumkeerin lads serving at 13 -11 for the game but Feneagh showed great character to get back in and take the match.

A special word for Junior Hazlette, who relatively knew nothing about handball until very recently,and really put in a great performance,and one would not figure this fact watching him on Sunday.

A great days handball was enjoyed by a large crowd of young and old and the Matthew Dolan Memorial Cup was presented to the Fenagh Captain, Jamie Murray by the Dolan family.

See pictures of the day in the Gallery.



06-Nov-08 by Brendan Christy – Handball