Young Handballers impress in New Competition

On Sunday October 19, eleven Juvenile Handballers from Leitrim took part in a newly introduced competition introduced by Connacht Council and spearheaded by Juvenile Chairman Francis McCann,and Senior Chairman Hugh McGarry.

The Boys and Girls seeded Doubles 60×30 Under 14 competition saw all five Connacht Counties represented in a unique competition where a player was drawn to partner a player from another county.

The promoting of this type of competition is the development of the young handballers game,but also to develop the

player in communicating and forming friendships,and to this end it was a huge success as players from different counties paired together could be seen chatting and laughing on the practise courts together.

The importance of this type of competition,and format was illustrated by the presence of Handball President Tony Hannon,as well as Hugh McGarry and Francis McCann.

They were rewarded with great matches on the day,with the eventual winners Conal Walsh of Roscommon and Kennan Brennan of Mayo,defeating Paul Hazlette of Leitrim and Enda Connelly of Roscommon.

The Plate finale also had Leitrim representatives with the winners,Shane Doonan of Leitrim and Gary Kelly of Mayo defeating Adrian Forde of Leitrim and Conor Forde of Galway.

The Girls competition had Leitrim success with Michelle McNama, Deirdre Davitt, and Michaelaigh Nolan all having success representing the County.


A big word of thanks to the sponsors of this event::  Envirogreen and Mr Hugh McGarry.



01-Nov-08 by Brendan Christy – Handball