Success for young handballers from Coolboy in Leinsters
LAST WEEKEND in Garryhill in Carlow Coolboy’s young handballers took home Five Leinster Juvenile Handball Championship medals.
In the Under-12 doubles Connor Hill Doyle and Adam Barnes beat Carlow 2-0 lift the title.
In the Under-13 doubles, Aaron Kinsella and Aaron Patterson had one of the toughest games of their life when they came up against Kilkenny’s Sean Carey, son of D. J., and Padraig Cooney, after losing 15-8 they were down 14-3 in the second when Aaron Kinsella got a great serve and won the game 15-14. They went on to take the title 15-0 in the last game.
In the Under-14 Singles, Daniel Curry won the title beating Carlow’s top player Jim O’Leary 15-7, 15-8. Daniel is only 12 years of age and to take the Under14 title is a great achievement. He now meets the Connaught champion in the All Ireland semi final next weekend.
In the Leinster Junior Doubles, Jerome Willoughby and Paddy O’Donnell beat Offaly’s David Hope and Noel Murphy two games to one to claim the Leinster title.
Shauna Hilley and Patricia Doyle won the Leinster Senior Open Ladies Doubles title, beating Carlow 2-0 in the final. Shauna Hilley also won the Leinster Intermediate Singles title. Gerry McGrath won the Leinster Emerald Masters B Singles title beating fellow Wicklow player Paddy Kelly 2-0 in the final.
Eamonn Rice won the Leinster Golden Masters B Singles title beating Dublin 2-0. Paddy Lennon and Dick Doyle won the Leinster over 65’s Master A Doubles beating Dublin’s Ned Flynn and Mick O’Brien 2-1 in the final.
Michael Gregan reached the All Ireland semi-final 40x20 when he beat Dessie Keegan Mayo 2-1 last weekend. He now meets Armagh’s Charlie Shanks in the All Ireland semi finals. Micheal Gregan and Johnny Willoughby are in the quarter finals of the Senior Doubles 40x20 All Ireland best of luck to all the Wicklow players in the semi finals.