World Championships. All our 12 players took part in the World Championships over the weekend past and during this week with some progressing further than others. In the U11’s Ryan Harnet was beaten in the first round but even being a year young for the competition Ryan played very well against a strong opponent with some great rallies during the game and no doubt if Ryan was a year older he would still be in action in the City West, in the U13’s Ryan Mohan and Aaron won their first games only to meet in the next round where Ryan won on tight game going to a tie breaker, since then Ryan won his next game and as going to print today (Tuesday) he is in action in the World quarter final well done Ryan, then Gary Mc Kenna played a Canadian where by all accounts Gary give a great display of handball, in the U15 & U17’s both Gary and Ryan Treanor lost but these boys are also entered into the One Wall championship and 40 X 20 doubles. In the C section Eamon Todd got to the 4th round only to loose out on a tie breaker due to just shear exhaustion, in the masters section Michael Mc Carron lost out in his 2nd round, Mickey Todd lost in the first, while in John Treanor’s(T) section he has made it to the last 8 only to be knock out in yet another tie breaker, also on Tuesday evening in the U19’s singles Padraig Mc Kenna won his first round match against a much fancied Kavangh also his doubles partner, could Paudie pull yet another one out of the fire in the Worlds. In the U19 Doubles the unfortunate of all draws took place as Paudie and Kavangh play Christopher(D) and Terry Mc Elvaney in the first round but that’s the draw and we have to live with it . We will have a full round up of all remaining results as one wall and the doubles have yet to be played. There still are some other county players still playing in the latter stages of the worlds so good luck to all and lets hope for some world champions some where along the road Keep an eye out for coverage of the Worlds on tomorrow night on TG4 at 9.30pm.
Outstanding Performances by Eoghan and Jakub
Eoghan Mc Ginnity and Jakub Szkup earlier this week reached the last 8 in the World Championship after coming through 4 toiugh rounds of play. This was an outstanding achievement from an entry of over 90 players in the Under 11 age group. Full report later.
WORLD HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
After the first week of the world championships our four representatives have been defeated in the singles competitions. Paul Cassidy was defeated in a tie-breaker 11 – 10 by George Mullan from Wexford who went on to reach the semi-final. Mickey Eoin was defeated by Wicklow’s Francis Maddock 2 – 0. In the U15 singles, Conor Leonard defeated Eoin Hegerty and Conall McGinn before being beaten by the number 2 seed Jason English from Kilkenny, who has gone on to make the final. In the U17 competition, James Morrow was defeated by Patrick Fitzgerald from Cork. Well done to all these player’s and they have also entered the doubles and the one-wall competition which are being played now. Elsewhere in the world championships, some other Monaghan adultplayer’s still in contention are Carrick’s Terry Kiernan, St Mellan’s Paudi McKenna and Emyvale’s Darren Doherty and we wish them every success in what is a seriously competitive tournament.