Four gold medals for Glen­beigh

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

Pádraig Har­nett

THE bon­fires were blaz­ing in Glen­beigh on Sun­day evening as the town came out to wel­come home 4 All Ire­land Hand­ball cham­pi­ons. The club’s play­ers won both the All Ire­land 40x20 Mas­ters A and Ju­nior A Dou­bles fi­nals at Kingscourt in Ca­van.

The Mas­ters A 40X20 dou­bles de­cider saw Do­minick Lynch and John Joe Quirke take on the Antrim pair of Sean Devine and Sea­mus O’Touma. The Kerry pair won a tight first game 21-17, but proved much too strong in the sec­ond game win­ning 21-9.

The Ju­niors A Dou­bles fi­nal was a much tighter af­fair. In this Jack O’Shea and Rory O’Con­nor took on Gaelon Rior­dan and Barry McWil­liams from Wex­ford.

It was the Le­in­ster pair that got off to the much bet­ter start win­ning the first game 21-4. How­ever, the Glen­beigh boys turned things around tak­ing the sec­ond game 21-17 to set up the de­cider.

Here again it was O’Shea and O’Con­nor that proved to be the stronger and took the ti­tle 21-17, 21-12. This rounded up a mem­o­rable day for the club and an­other four All Ire­land medals are in the Glen­beigh tro­phy cabi­net.

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