The All-Ireland Semifinals involving Martin Mc Entee (DMAS) and John Treanor (Emerald Masters) will be on Sunday March 4th at 1pm in Scotstown. Note this is a change of date we wish them both the best of luck
On Sunday, March 4th, Louise and Eoghan Mc Ginnity make the long journey to Ballydesmond, County Cork, to compete in their respective All-ireland Semifinals. Louise will play either Clare or Tipperary in the under 15 Singles while Eoghan takes on Clare’s Seán Doyle in the under 16 singles. We wish them every success pictured with Michael Finnegan Ulster Coach
Pic Louise McGinnity Michael Finnegan (Ulster Coach) Eoghan McGinnity
Congratulations to Justas Dambinskas who, despite recovering from illness, defeated Corduff’s Jamie King in two straight games to win the County Minor Singles title. This was a fully deserved win for Justas who has been playing handball since Primary school
County Minor Winner Justas
12-hour Handball Marathon
There has been a great response so far to our 12-hour Handball marathon on Saturday, March 10th. All players welcome to take part with lots of spot prizes available.
Our adult players drew with Corduff in the semifinals of the GAA league. The score was 4-4. However the Harps team missed out on a countback. Well done to the team members: Conor, Martin, Konrad, Padraig, Mark and Matthew.
The latter, Matthew Sweeney, was our most-improved player throughout the league. Well done.
St Mellan`s Handball
U21 County Final
Dermot Boyle played Killian Sherry of Tydavnet in the U21 County final Thursday past in the Harps, this was a game of not 2 halves but 3 “Thirds”, Dermot started of a bit nervous and never got to settle and lost the first 21-8, but after a short break and a bit of “off court” advice then began a good rhythm of serving down to Killian right side and this more than proved fruitful as he won 21-0, but the 3rd game Dermot tried to replicate that but his serve just wasn’t going as well and Killian took control and won it 21-7, hard luck Dermot but a valiant effort,
Pic Dermot Boyle & Killian Sherry
Novice4 County Final
Brendy’s Nov4 final against Michael Duffy of Carrick has been re-fixed for tonight (March 1st) in Mellans @ 9pm, good luck Brendy.
Cumann na mBunscol.
Fiona Flood took part in the All Ireland series of Cumann na mBunscol in Kingscourt Saturday past, in her U13 singles section she faced Katie Ni Dhonnchadha from Galway representing Scoil Ronain, this was a shared game 15-13, 13-15, Fiona also faced Jodie Keeling from Glynn NS Co.Wexford, she was an excellent handballer but Fiona done well and got 5 and 7 points of her, her Munster opponent was Leanne Gould Ardroney NS Co.Tipperary, Fiona battled well but lost both 15-4, 15-6, definitely a brilliant performance all round from her, and to make this stage was a great achievement.
Pic Sheenagh Currie Principal Deravoy School Fiona Flood GU13 Austin McKenna Croke Park
Adult Club Singles. The Gola Furniture and Silver Hill competitions are down to finals, in the Gola Ronan Boyle plays Niall Mc Kenna and in the Silver Hill Christopher Mc Kenna(D) plays Eamon Todd, good luck to all players.
Adult Club Doubles. The club doubles competitions have been drawn up and will be out in circulation, it is vital all players turn up as a “no-show” lets another 3 people down, so please make sure that all players are in attendance when the fixture is set.
Thank you. We hosted juveniles from all over Ulster Sunday past in the complex as they prepared for their All Ireland Semi-finals in Cork next weekend, it was great to see this initiative been forwarded by the Ulster Council, a big thank you must got Anna-Rose Mc Clave who prepared refreshments for the young players, parents and mentors, it went down a treat as always does Anna-Rose’s cooking, again thank you.
Well done to our GAA league team beating Monaghan harps in a very tight semi final.The team was Ben Woods,Aidan Marron,Brendan Mc Nally and George Mc Kitterick.They will now take on Tydavnet in the final in Bawn onThursday 1st March at 7:30pm.
Training continues as normal for our juveniles in the Alleyon Fridayevening at7pmfor 9-13 year olds and8:15pmfor 14-18 year olds.New members are always welcome.
Our group league is into its 4th week with 60 players competing from Corduff,Bawn,Carrickmacross and Kingscourt Handball Clubs.
Please txt Aidan results after each game.
Monaghan County Championship
Best of luck to Corduff members who have reached the Monaghan County Finals.Fixtures have yet to be confirmed.
James Gavaghan (Senior)
Ciaran Brennan (Junior)
Tim Oliver (Junior)
Aidan Marron (Novice 3)
Hard luck to Jamie King who was beat by Justas Dambinskas of Monaghan harps in the County Minor final in Tydavnet on Saturday night. 2 great games by both players ending in 21-16 21-19.
Congratulations to gavin coyle on winning the ulster u21 singles last weekend in Belfast where he had a epic battle with Tyrones Sean kerr that went to a tie break, Gavin plays his all Ireland semi final this weekend in Windgap Kilkenny, also in a all Ireland semi final is Michael Clerkin who plays in Bawn tonightThursday in the silver masters A, good luck to both men.
(pic gavin coyle, ref Connor mc gorman, Sean kerr)
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