Handball News – Curraghboy Doubles, Liscarroll Juvenile

Curraghboy 40×20 New Year Doubles Tournament

Curraghboy’s Seamus McHugh masterminded another very successful and hugely entertaining New Year Doubles Tournament in his home court last Sunday.

12 teams from seven different counties competed, when the dust settled, Connemara partnership of Diarmuid Mulkerrins and Cian O’Conghaile recovered from a 23-30 deficit to win 31-30 the final against neighbours Seamus Conneelly and Conor Noone.

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All-Ireland Under-21 winners Mulkerrins and O’Conghaile had a terrific win against strong Mayo pair Ian McLoughlin and Ciaran Burke in the semi-final, winning 31-28.

While Conneelly and Noone had a more straight forward win in their semi beating Lisacul pair Denis Creaton and Sean Jennings 31-20.

The Plate competition for first round losers was won by the young Claremorris pair of Niall Joyce and Patrick Murphy who proved a little too fit for Crinkle veterans Conor O’Brien and Kevin Cooke winning 25-20.

St. Coman’s Regsitration & AGM

St. Coman’s Handball Club holds its Registration Day this coming Saturday January 12 from 5–6pm.

It is important that all existing members register on the day as the lock to the alley is being changed that evening and only new key holders will be able to gain access thereafter.

As always, new members are more than welcome.

Immediately afterwards the club’s AGM will be held. It is imperative that all members should make an effort to attend as there are a number of very important issues to be addressed.

Liscarroll 40×20 Juvenile Tournament

The Carthy brothers Rory and Eoghan made the long journey to Liscarroll, Co. Cork over the Christmas period to take part in the annual 40×20 Juvenile tournament.

This is a long-standing tournament that attracts most of the top juveniles from all over the country and the Carthys took part in the Under-13 event.

Rory was impressive throughout and reached the semi-final where he lost a very good match to eventual winner Cork’s experienced Hayden Supple 9-15, 9-15.

In fact, if Rory’s serving was better he could well have won the match, which would have been an outstanding result as Supple reached the All-Ireland Under-14 final last year while still eligible for Under-13.

Eoghan, who will be underage again next year, was beaten in the first round by Wexford’s Nathan Sheehan-Conna in a tough encounter.