Connacht B Handball Championships

Connacht 40×20 Juvenile B Championship

Leitrims young handballers took on their Sligo counterparts at the weekend in Drumshanbo in the first round of the Connacht B Championship inÓgrades from U11 up to U15.
A total of 13 Leitrim competitors took part with three getting through and another two having byes to the semi-finals against Mayo. Leitrims winners were U12 Doubles Fergal McLoughlin and James Wrynn and U14 Singles Oisin McLoughlin. The action started on Friday night with Drumshanbos Edel ODonnell  first up inÓgirls U11 against Laura Foody (Castleconnor) losing 2-15,4-15. The Drumshanbo/Fenagh pairing of Sean Kelly and Ronan Moran took on Cormac Finn and Patrick Cooney (Ballymote) in U11 Doubles and despite battling hard lost on a score line of 6-15, 6-15. The game of the night was the U12 Singles between Eoin McLoughlin (Fenagh) and Conor Finn (Ballymote) with Eoin just losing out by two aces in the Tie-Break having taken the first game 15-13. He lost the second game 7-15 and though leading 8-3 in a tight third game lost on a score of 13-15. The U12 Doubles game between Fergal McLoughlin/James Wrynn (Fenagh) and Daniel Gearity/Brian Byrne (Tubbercurry) didnt match the intensity of the singles match with the Fenagh lads winning comfortably 15-1, 15-4. Drumshanbos David Gallagher came up against Colm Naughton (Castleconnor) in U13 Singles. After getting off to a great start David took the first game 15-9, lost the second one 9-15 and while starting well in the tie break lost on a score line of 8-15. The final game of the night was the U14 Singles between Fenaghs Oisin McLoughlin and
Castleconnors Ronan Wilson with Oisin having a comfortable win on a score of 15-2, 15-6. On Saturday Tom McKeon and Sean McNabola (Fenagh/Drumshanbo) took on Dara Barnes and Fergal Boland (Castleconnor) in U13 Doubles. The Leitrim lads settled well in the first game and went on to win 15-11. The second game slipped away from them and they lost on a score of 7-15. The Sligo lads took control of the Tie-Break having serve and went on to win 4-15. The second match was the U15 Singles of David Wrynn (Fenagh) and Adhorn Quinn (Castleconnor) with David losing on a score line of 10-15, 7-15. The final game of the week-end was the U14 Doubles of James Lennon and Caolan McDermott (Fenagh) and cousins Diarmuid and Vincent Harte (Collooney). The Leitrim lads started well but midway through the game the Sligo duo took control and went on to win 7-15. The Fenagh pairing never got going in the second game and were defeated 1-15. Ciaran McMorrow (Drumshanbo) U11 and Aaron McLoughlin (Fenagh) U16 have byes to the semi-finals.



25-Mar-14 by Handball PRO