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December 3rd, 2019

Harps Handball

For the second year in a row Eoghan Mc Ginnity won the Young Player of the Year at the Annual All Star Awards in Croke Park last Saturday.There was great jubilation when Eileen Dunne of RTE fame announced the winner.
The citation read” Last year’s Young Player of the Year was impressive again in 2019 storming to a clean sweep in the 4-wall season of All-ireland 4-wall Singles and Doubles, Irish Nationals and 4-wall Colleges titles”.
* All Ireland 4-wall Singles and Doubles champion
* Irish Nationals 17 and Under champion
* All -Ireland 4-wall Colleges Intermediate Singles Champion
* All -Ireland Softball Minor Singles and Doubles RU
* All-ireland Softball Colleges Senior Singles Champion.
Our other nominee Martin lost out to Dublin’s Frank Day in the Volunteer category. Many thanks to all who voted for our representatives. The Monaghan contingent enjoyed the splendid Awards banquet.
Our juveniles were again involved in the County Championship Singles. A special word of praise for our girls Gloria, Ernesta and Niamh. Gloria lost out in her first-ever match in under 13 but she will have gained much experience. Ernesta Marut won her semi- final match 2-0 and it will be an All-Harps U13 final against Emily Mc Ginnity.
Niamh Mc Elwain moved up a grade to compete in her first u15 Singles. She lost to Corduff’s Fiona Corrigan but will have enjoyed the competition.
Well done to the boys Jack Corrigan, Aidan Mc Geough, Aidan Cunningham, Adrianz Kumpis and Szymon Polewski who competed in u15,16 and 17. Good luck to Aidan and Szymon in their respective finals next week u16 and u1.

Liathroid Laimhe.

St.Mellans Handball Club

Juvenile County Championships.

The remaining games of boys U15, 16 & 17’s plus girls sections were played last weekend, we held the U16 boy’s in St.Mellans, first boy in the alley for the U16’s was Mark Derry, he won it against Donatas Danejevas from Emyvale in a tie-breaker 6-15, 15-7, 11-6, then in was Aaron Cassidy where he defeated Dylan Mc Mahon Cmx 15-12, 15-13, the final first round game was Gary Treanor where he lost to Aidan Mc Geough from the The Harps 15-5, 15-1, then in the quarters Jake Mc Goeugh beat Calum Gallagher Emyvale 15-3, 15-2, Aaron Cassidy was beaten by Aidan Cunningham The Harps in tense tie breaker 15-7, 15-12, 11-4, then Mark Deery won his against Conor Mc Enaney 15-1, 15-3, in to the semi’s then Mark was taking on Aidan Mc Geough but lost it 15-2, 15-3, Jake took on and beat Aidan Cunningham 15-6, 15-10, this now leaves an all “Mc Geough” final as cousins Jake & Aidan now meet in the U16 final. The U15 boys were in Carrickmacross, Cameron Mc Meel played Jack Corrigan from Emyvale, this went to a tie-breaker but Cameron lost 15-10, 9-15, 5-11, Aaron Mc Quaid also lost to Oran Finnegan Cmx 15-1, 15-7, Peter Treanor beat Declan Lynch from Cmx 15-8, 15-6 and John Treanor beat Jamie Keenan from Bawn 15-3, 15-2, then into the semi’s Peter then faced jack Corrigan where Peter disposed of him 15-11, 15-7, then in the other semi John faced Oran Finnegan, unfortunately John lost this one missing out on an all club final with Peter 15-11, 15-8, in the U17’s in Bawn Aidan Mc Kenna played Ben Mc Geough from Bawn, Ben’s experience got him over the line 21-7, 21-9, in the quarter final Padraig Treanor beat Neale Egan Corduff 21-10, 21-14 but Padraig lost his re-fixed semi in Mellans on Sunday evening to Conor Ruxton of Bawn 21-17, 21-5, in the girls U13 section Molly Flood beat Gloria Marut from the Harps but lost his semi-final, in the girls U15 Fiona Flood played Fiona Corrigan Corduff in the semi-final but lost it 15-8, 15-7, Fiona Corrigan now plays Aoibhinn Mc Cluskey St.Mellans in the final, we still have to play the U17 rounds as Eythna Boyle, Sarah Lavery & Clodagh Mc Meel have to play to see who meets Louise Mc Ginnity in the final, Leah Mc Carron will also be in the U12 final, as it is a straight final with her and Summer Finn of Corduff, good luck to all taking part in county finals this Saturday in Tydavnet and hard luck to those not to make it.

Juvenile Credit Union League. The Credit Union League is back on this week after the break due to county championships games, please ensure all games are played.

Juvenile Coaching. Coaching is to continue as per set ups already arranged, keep an eye on “WhatsApp” and on all social media, we would also encourage the new beginners to come down in their spare time and get use to the alley and practise.

Handball Equipment. Can parents ensure all juveniles come with their goggles to training, these are a vital safety part of your gear, the club shop is open from 7:30pm til 8:30pm on Thursdays for all your handball equipment.

Congratulations. Congratulations to Ronan Boyle on receiving an “All-Star” award for his exploits on the football field representing Monaghan over the summer months, Ronan had a night of recognition in the complex on Saturday night and was a much deserved night for him and his family, Ronan also represented the Farney county in the alley many times have reached Ulster finals on several occasions, I can’t leave without also mentioning a fellow club man in Cian Maguire on his exploits on that team also, after watched the Ulster final through biased eyes I would have said they were the two best players on the field that day, well done to all!!!.

On Sunday ,players from Carrickmacross and Bawn took part in the annual salthill open  Gavin Coyle lost out in the men’s A second round to strong opposition Gary mc Elroy also lost his quarter final with both players giving there all ,In the men’s B ,Oran Kiernan came through 2 tie breakers to make the final for the 2nd year in a row having won the C in 2018 standing in his way was fellow club man Conor O’Gorman a titanic battle took place with both players showing immense skill ,Oran took the 1st 15-4 but Conor dug deep in the second and his never say die attitude brought the game to an enviable tie breaker with both players having chances to win it at 10-10 Conor showed his experience and closed out a fantastic victory well done to all the players that took part

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