Juvenile handball finals take centre stage in Mallow
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.