Handball News – 28 March 2010


Over the weekend Leitrims Ladies Connacht champions encountered tough opposition at the
all Ireland semi-final stage of the championship. Last years junior C singles all Ireland champion, Mary Shanley travelled all the way to Kilkenny city on Saturday to play Marie T ONeill. Mary had to bow out to a much more experienced player. Her Kilkenny opponent
dominated the game through out. Also on Saturday at Roscommon Ciara McLoughlin battled with great heart against a very accomplished player in Aoife McCarthy of Westmeath. The doubles pairing of Michelle Gaffney & Lenora Nellis also found the same Aoife MCarthy with doubles partner Niamh Egan a formidable duo.

Juvenile B Championship finals at Castlebar.

U12D Ruadhan O Curraoin & Oisin O Cualain (Galway) dft
Jarlath Scollan & Alan Wrynn(Leitrim)15-9,15-10.

U16S Colm MacDonnachadha (Galway) dft Paul Hazlett 15-4, 15-6.

U17S Tony Keane (Galway) Defeated James Hazlet (Leitrim) 15-14,15-10.

All Ireland Semi-Finals.

Ladies Junior C at Mullingar.
Aoife McCarthy & Niamh Egan (Westmeath) dft
Michelle Gaffney & Lenora Nellis (Leitrim) 21-11,21-8.

At Roscommon Aoife McCarthy(Westmeath) dft Ciara McLoughlin (Leitrim) 21-10,21-5.

In the Ladies Junior at O Loughlins Kilkenny.
Marie T ONeill(Kilkenny) dft Mary Shanley (Leitrim) 21-5, 21-6.


Enter County Juvenile B team of 6 at Salthill Monday 5th April.
Trials to pick a Leitrim team for this competition are ongoing.

Community games semi-finals at Oxfield County Sligo on Saturday 10th April.
Leitrim will be represented by the Fenagh Club with an U13 team.

Entry forms for the Irish Nationals competition and the Williamstown One-Wall Tournament are available for download from the irish handball homepage. Also available from your local club.



30-Mar-10 by Stephen Wrynn – Handball PRO