Handball Notes 1st August 2012
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