Ju­ve­nile hand­ball fi­nals take cen­tre stage in Mal­low

The Corkman - - SPORT - Peter Den­nehy

LAST week­end was a busy one in Ju­ve­nile Hand­ball in the County as 40x20 Mal­low Credit Union spon­sored Ju­ve­nile Fi­nals were de­cided at Mal­low on Satur­day and Sun­day. Some lively con­tests en­sued prov­ing to be a very good week­end for Bo­her­bue Hand­ball as they came out on top win­ning five county ti­tles and in so do­ing were the most suc­cess­ful club and tak­ing cus­tody of Mal­low Credit Union Per­pet­ual Shield, which is pre­sented an­nu­ally to the most suc­cess­ful club in the cham­pi­onship.

Bo­her­bue fin­ished with five ti­tles, Fer­moy had three, and Bal­ly­desmond and Conna both won two, Mal­low and Lis­car­roll ended with one each.

The win­ners and run­ners-up medals were pre­sented to the play­ers by Pat O’Ma­hony, Mal­low Credit Union, who also pre­sented the Mal­low Credit Union Shield to Bo­her­bue cap­tain. There are two fi­nals to be played to com­plete the pro­gramme on Satur­day next at 6pm in Bal­ly­desmond Un­der 15 Dou­bles Bal­ly­desmond pair Eoghan Daly/John Cronin take on Fer­moy Dar­ragh Hen­ley/Aaron O’Sul­li­van.

The se­cond fi­nal to be de­cided is U-10 Dou­bles in which Conna pair Alan Cot­ter/Eoghan O’Ma­hony play Bo­her­bue Aod­han O’Ke­effe/Daniel Mc­Sweeney that game goes ahead in Conna date and time to be agreed.

The full list of re­sults from last week­ends fi­nals are as fol­lows: U-8 Dou­bles: Bo­her­bue (Cian O’Con­nor/David Flem­ing dft Bal­ly­desmond (Kiara Line­han/Cian Buck­ley). U-9 Dou­bles; Bo­her­bue (Tas­dhg O’Con­nor/Aaron Breen) dft Conna (Thomas Mor­ri­son/David Tem­ple). U-10 Sin­gles: Fer­moy (Matthew O’Sul­li­van) dft Bal­ly­desmond (Dy­lan Ward), U-11 Sin­gles: Conna (Billy Ah­erne) dft Bo­her­bue (Eoghan Ah­erne), U-11 Dou­bles: Bal­ly­desmond (Jack Mur­phy/ Thomas My­ers) dft Bo­her­bue (Shane Daly/Ciaran Ah­erne), U-12 Sin­gles: Bal­ly­desmond (Ryan Line­han) dft Bo­her­bue (Carmel Kel­li­her), U-12 Dou­bles: Mal­low (Wesley De­lany/Paddy Mur­phy) dft Conna (Gearoid Shee­han/Fionn McCready), U-13 Sin­gles: Fer­moy (Cameron O’Sul­li­van) dft Conna (Diar­muid O’Con­nell), U-13 Dou­bles: Conna (Ciaran Pi­etropaolo/ Cian Dun­ning) dft Fer­moy (Jack Keat­ing/Sam Roche), U-14 Sin­gles: Fer­moy (Hay­den Sup­ple) dft Bal­ly­desmond (Dar­ragh Mur­phy), U-15 Sin­gles: Bo­her­bue (Shane O’Rior­dan) dft Conna (Fionn O’Con­nell), U-16 Sin­gles: Lis­car­roll (Gearoid Healy) dft Bo­her­bue (Cathal Ducey), U-16 Dou­bles: Bo­her­bue (Dan Shea­han/Evan En­right) dft Mal­low (Cor­mac Conroy/ Dar­ragh Bowen), U-17 Sin­gles: Bo­her­bue (Dar­ragh Ducey) dft Lis­car­roll (Donal Jones).

This week­end at Breaffy House Com­plex, and ad­join­ing venues in Mayo, She’s Ace Ladies and Girls week­end of hand­ball is down for de­ci­sion.

Year on year the pop­u­lar­ity of She’s Ace in­creases with a huge num­ber from all over the coun­try now com­pet­ing in the Ladies and Girls com­pe­ti­tions, and it ap­pears that large num­bers are again ex­pected to con­verge on the Mayo venues.

Mal­low player David Walsh en­joyed suc­cess at US Ju­nior Na­tion­als played in Port­land, Ore­gon last week­end win­ning 19 & Un­der Sin­gles US Na­tion­als ti­tle af­ter de­feat­ing Michael Gaulton, Canada, in the fi­nal 21-11, 21-13. He had an ex­cel­lent cham­pi­onship all through with wins over Amer­i­can and Ir­ish play­ers to reach the fi­nal and over Cana­dian Gaulton to clinch the ti­tle. He also reached the 19 and Un­der Dou­bles Fi­nal play­ing with Pa­trick Mur­phy, Mayo, which they nar­rowly lost 11-7 in a tie-break.

County hand­ball courts will con­tinue to have a busy week as county cham­pi­onship both adult and ju­ve­nile nar­row down to con­clud­ing stages and the spot­light be­gins to fo­cus on the pro­vin­cial and All-Ire­land se­ries.

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