Connacht 40×20 Juvenile B Championship
The 2013 Connacht 40×20 Juvenile B Championship came to its conclusion on Saturday with the finals played in Ballaghadereen and Charlestowm. Cormac Scollan was the only Leitrim competitor to reach the finals and he came away with the Boys u11 title defeating Niall Flemming of Mayo on a scoreline of 15-6, 15-10. In a very entertaining match with some great rallies and kill shots Scollan eased to victory to take the first game. The second game was much tighter early on with both players swapping scores, but once Scollan took the lead he never relinquished it. Flemming put up a real battle but midway through the game Scollan took control and put enough daylight between them to secure a great victory. On his route to the final he defeated Conor Finn of Sligo 15-10, 15-12 in the quarter final and Colm Cunningham Galway 15-6, 15-2 in the semi-final.
Leitrim had a total of 11 competitors taking part in the championship including: Fergal McLoughlin and James Wrynn u11 Doubles, Eoin McLoughlin u12, Robert Maguire u13, David Wrynn u14, Aaron McLoughlin u15, James Maguire and Conor McKeon u15 Doubles Tony Simms u16 and  Mark Leddy u17. All players reached the semi-finals against a stronger Galway selection with Mark Leddy losing out to Eamon OMaoilchianain in the u17 Final.

The annual Williamstown One-Wall Tournament takes place this year on May 24th – 26th in Williamstown HC, Galway.

th 2012. Entry forms can be downloaded from the GAA Handball website. 



14-Apr-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Connacht Community Games Finals
Ballinamore area Boys u13 One Wall Handball Team took Silver in The Community Games Connacht Final played in Fenagh Alley on Saturday. The team comprising of Caolan McDermott, Tom McKeon, Eoin McLoughlin, Fergal McLoughlin, Cormac Scollan and James Wrynn defeated Charlestown, Mayo on a scoreline of 78-63 in a tight semi-final with Leitrim trailing by 6 aces going into the last singles games. Roscommon-Kilteevan proved a bridge too far for Ballinamore Area in the Final and took Gold with a comprehensive victory 90-57.
Drumkeeran hosted The Girls u13 One Wall Finals, unfortunately Leitrim had no competitors.



08-Apr-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Congratulations to Fergal McLoughlin and Cormac Scollan St Caillins NS Fenagh who represented Connacht along with the other provincial winners in the Boys u11 Doubles section at the Cumann na mBunscoil All-Ireland Handball Finals in Kingscourt on Saturday. All players were presented with a medal and a certificate after the games.



04-Mar-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Connacht 40×20 Juvenile Championship
There was no joy for Leitrim in the Connacht 40×20 Juvenile Championship Semi-Finals against Galway in Claremorris on Saturday. In the Boys u15 grade Jarlath Scollan was defeated by Desmond Conneely (Moycullen)  on a scoreline of 15-6, 15-8. In Boys u15 Doubles Alan Doonan and Alan Wrynn lost out to Ruadhan OCurraoin and Ronan OCurraoin (Micheal Breathnachs) in a tie break after taking the first game15-2, they lost the second 15-10, and lost the tie break 15-11, bringing to an end Leitrims interest in the 2013 Championship. The focus now turns to The Connacht Juvenile 40×20 B Championship taking place in March with fixtures and venues being announced shortly.
Irish 40×20 Junior Nationals    
The 40×20 Junior Nationals are taking place in Clare from the 19th to 21st of April, with qualifiers being held on March 30th. Entry fee is 20 euro and applications must be in by March 8th.
For more information check the GAA Handball website.



25-Feb-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Connacht 40×20 Championship
The Connacht 40×20 Championship is drawing to a close with the Finals now taking place. Martin Raftery took on Mayos Kieran Burke in The Junior 40×20 final on Saturday but unfortunately came out the losing end on a score line of 9-21, 12-21.
The Juvenile 40×20 Championship is now up and running with the semi-finals set for next week-end. Leitrim are up against Galway and have three players in action in the u15 grade: Jarlath Scollan u15 singles and Alan Doonan and Alan Wrynn u15 doubles. 



19-Feb-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Cumann na mBunscoil Connacht Finals
The Cumann na mBunscoil Connacht finals took place in Castleconnor Co. Sligo on Sunday February 10th with players from St Caillins NS Fenagh representing Leitrim. Taking part were Sarah Rowley Girls u11 singles, Louise Cafferty Girls u13 singles, Eoin McLoughlin Boys u11 Singles, Fergal McLoughlin and Cormac Scollan Boys u11 Doubles. Fergal McLoughlin and Cormac Scollan won the Boys U11 Doubles Title defeating Enda Collins and James Cummins Carnmore NS Galway in the semi-final, and Sean Dunleavy and Jack Curley Cloonlyon NS Mayo in the final. Cormac and Fergal go on to represent Connacht in the Finals in Kingscourt Co. Cavan on Saturday March 2nd.



19-Feb-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Cormac Scollan, Eoin McLoughlin, Fergal McLoughlin, Sarah Rowley and Louise Cafferty from St Caillins NS Fenagh who represented Leitrim at the Connacht Cumann na mBunscoil Finals played in Castleconnor Co. Sligo. Fergal McLoughlin and Cormac Scollan won the Boys u11 Doubles title.



14-Feb-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Connacht 40×20 Championship

The Connacht 40×20 championship is up and running with several Leitrim players in action at the week-end. In Junior C Drumshanbos Declan came out the losing side of the encounter with Swinfords Adrian Feerick 8-21, 10-21. Fenaghs Jamie Murray met the same fate against Peter Cassidy losingon a scoreline of 13-21, 14-21. The only winner at the week-end was Drumshanbos Martin Raftery who defeated David Davern 21-20, 21-4 in the Junior championship. In the Ladies Junior Championship Mary Shanley lost out and Joanne Logan also lost out in the Junior B Championship. Next week-end the 40×20 Doubles Championship starts up with Donal Wrynn and Martin Raftery in action in Intermediate and Ciara McLoughlin and Michelle Gaffney playing in Ladies Junior B   



14-Feb-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Leitrim Cumann na mBunscoil Finals

The Leitrim Cumann na mBunscoil finals were played in Drumshanbo recently with children from St Bridgets NS Drumcong, St Patricks NS Drumshanbo and St Caillins NS Fenagh taking part. Well done to all the players who took part: The winners were Girls u11 Singles: Sarah Rowley, Girls u13 Singles: Louise Cafferty, Girls u13 Doubles: Bronwyn Keegan and Saoirse Redican.

Boys u11 Singles: Eoin McLoughlin, Boys u11 Doubles: Fergal McLoughlin and Cormac Scollan. Boys u13 Singles: Ronan Moran, Boys u13 Doubles: David Gallagher and Fergal Moran.

Best of luck to everyone in the Connacht finals taking place in Castleconnor Co. Sligo on Sunday February 10th.



14-Feb-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Donal Wrynn played in his first senior handball competion last weekend The JohnÓgaffney Memorial 40×20.

The first tourmant of the year had the top players in the country taking part with Donal up against last years winner Robbie McCarthy in his first match. McCarthy who was hot favourite, having only lost one final last year The All-Ireland 40×20 to Paul brady, cemented his status defeating Donal 21-6, 21-5 and went on to win the tournament for the second year in a row. 

Although the scoreline dosnt reflect it, this was a good result for Donal as he starts the transition to the Senior ranks, 



14-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Leitrim Handball is on the crest of a wave enjoying continuing success in World One Wall Handball with Jarlath Scollan and Alan Wrynn following in the footsteps of Donal Wrynn taking Gold in Boys 13 and Under Doubles and Jarlath taking Silver in Boys 13 and Under Singles bringing Leitrims medal haul to 4 over the last 2 World Championships. 
While Alan and Jarlath came home with gold, Leitrim had a total of 20 compeditors inÓgrades in Mens and Womens as well as Juvenile, 10 of those progressed past the first round in their different grades with Fenaghs Michelle Gaffney reaching Round 2 in Womens C 40×20 Singles where she came up against No1 seed Anna Madine and Gortletteraghs Danny Reilly reaching round 3 in Mens C 40×20 Doubles with Colin Melody, and Round 4 in Mens C One Wall Singles which was the last 32 in a very compeditive grade.
World Handball 40×20 Championship
Round 1 Results

Mens C Open Singles: Michael Busher defeated Jamie Murray 21-8, 21-12. Conor OGorman defeated Danny Reilly 21-14, 21-18, while Joel Smith defeated AlanÓguiney 21-16, 21-12.
Mens U23 Singles: Martin Raftery defeated Dara Cloake 21-3, 21-6.
Womens Open Singles B: Marguerite Gore defeated Mary Shanley 21-7, 21-9.
Womens Open Singles C: Michelle Gaffney defeated Michelle Boland 13-21, 21-12, 11-7. Aine Gorman defeated Ciara McLoughlin 21-14,21-11. Martina Kilduff defeated Joanne Logan 12-21. 21-20, 11-6.
Boys U15 Singles: Stephen Lalor defeated Alan Doonan 15-6, 15-7. Cormac Dwyer defeated Conor McKeon 15-12, 15-8.
Boys U13 Singles: David Wrynn defeated Cian Heary 15-12, 15-10.
Boys U11 Singles: Peadar Magill defeated Tom McKeon 15-10, 15-9. Jason OToole defeated Cormac Scollan 15-10, 15-12. Jamie Maher defeated James Wrynn 15-6, 15-8.
Round 2 Results
Mens C Open Singles: Peter Reilly defeated Joel Smith 21-17, 21-15.
Womens C Open Singles: Anna Madine defeated Michelle Gaffney 21-5, 21-8.
Boys U17 Singles: Aaron Scollan defeated Tyler Mesh 21-18, 21-11.
Boys U13 Singles: Jarlath Scollan defeated Ben Devlin 15-10, 15-8.  Alan Wrynn defeated Ross Bonnar 15-2, 15-4. Colin Ryan defeated David Wrynn 15-4, 15-6.
Round 3 Results
Boys U17 Singles: Ryan Harkin defeated Aaron Scollan 21-3, 21-5. 
Boys U13 Singles: Jarlath Scollan defeated Tadhg ONeill 15-14, 12-15, 11-3. Diarmuid Mulkeerins defeated Alan Wrynn 15-8, 15-10.
Round 4 Results:
Boys U13 Single: Diarmuid Mulkeerins defeated Jarlath Scollan 15-12, 15-10.
Mens C 40×20 Doubles
Round 1: Danny Reilly & Colin Melody defeated Leo Logan & Jamie Murray 21-16, 21-18.
Round 2: Reilly & Melody defeated Quigley & McLoughlin 21-18, 21-14.
Round 3: Hennessy & Love defeated Reilly & Melody 21-16, 21-17.
Boys U19 Singles
Round 2 Donal Wrynn defeated Abraham M Lugo 21-1, 21-2.
Quarter Final Donal Wrynn defeated Loren Collado 12-21, 21-8, 11-5.
Semi-Final Donal Wrynn was defeated by Martin Mulkeerins 21-6, 21-11.
World Handball One Wall Championship
Round 1:
Mens C Singles: Danny Reilly defeated Stephen Havern 15-11, 15-9.
Boys U17 Singles: Jason Cahill defeated Shane Doonan 15-8, 12-15, 11-8. Sean Donnellan defeated Aaron Scollan 15-8, 15-11.
Boys U15 Singles: Daniel Hayes defeated Alan Doonan 15-10, 15-14.
Boys U13 Singles: Alan Wrynn defeated Patrick Kenny 15-5, 15-1. David Wrynn w/o. Jarlath Scollan bye
Boys U11 Singles: Matthew Kelly defeated Tom McKeon 15-9, 15-12, Cormac Scollan defeated Caoleon McCartin 15-10, 15-12, Ruairi McDonald defeated James Wrynn 15-8, 15-11.
Round 2:
Mens C Singles: Danny Reilly defeated Yasukaru Otsuki 15-13, 15-10.
Boys U13 Singles: Alan Wrynn defeated Mark Clougher 15-8, 15-6. Jarlath Scollan w/o Tiernan McAleer. David Wrynn w/o Darragh Curtin
Under 11 Singles: Cormac Scollan defeated Barry Smith 15-6, 15-4.
Round 3:
Mens C Singles: Danny Reilly defeated Dennis White 15-11, 15-8.
Boys U13 Singles: Jarlath Scollan defeated Patrick Boland 15-6, 15-9. Alan Wrynn defeated Jack Tobin 15-10, 12-15, 11-6. David Wrynn was defeated by James Killeen 8-15, 12-15.
Boys U11 Singles: Cormac Scollan was defeated by Cathair Munroe 15-12, 8-15, 10-11.
Round 4:
Mens C Singles: Danny Reilly was defeated by Gearoid Hughes 15-12, 10-15, 8-11.
Boys U13 Singles: Jarlath Scollan defeated Paul Donohue 15-12, 15-6. Alan Wrynn defeated Michael Havern 15-8, 15-6.
Quarter Finals:
Boys U13 Singles: Jarlath Scollan defeated Ben Devlin 15-8, 15-2. Alan Wrynn defeated Colin Ryan 12-15, 15-5, 11-10.
Semi Finals:
Boys U13 Singles: Jarlath Scollan defeated Diarmuid Mulkeerins 15-3, 15-11. William Cassart defeated Alan Wrynn 15-1, 15-11.
Boys U13 Singles Final: William Cassart defeated Jarlath Scollan 15-3, 11-15, 11-5.
Boys U13 One Wall Doubles
Round 2: Jarlath Scollan & Alan Wrynn defeated Kal Cribben & Jack Tobin 12-15, 15-8, 11-3.
Quarter Final: Jarlath Scollan & Alan Wrynn defeated Turlough Clarke & Kieran Cuddy 15-8, 12-15, 11-9.
Semi Final Jarlath Scollan & Alan Wrynn defeated Cian OConnaile and Diarmuid Mulkeerins 15-4, 15-6.
Final: Jarlath Scollan & Alan Wrynn defeated Darragh Canavan & Cormac Munroe 15-6, 15-6.



30-Oct-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

Two Fenagh handballers, Jarlath Scollan and Alan Wrynne won the “13 and under one-wall doubles” world title in Citywest yesterday.  A homecoming celebration is being held in Fenagh tonight at  8pm.

Congrats to the lads on a wonderful achievement.



22-Oct-12 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO