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December 10th, 2019

Corduff GAA Handball Club Notes 

Juvenile Training:

Juvenile training continues to grow strong with over forty juveniles training in five groups from 8-16 years old on Wednesday’s at 7-9pm and Friday’s at 7-9pm.Parents will be informed of their child’s group or any changes to times by text message each week.Juvenile membership is €10 and €2 per training session.

40×20 Singles League

Our 40×20 singles league has reached it’s  final week with 70 members in 7 divisions from beginner to senior levels taking part.Presentation of medals to winners will be made in the Mountain Dew on Saturday 14th December  at 9:30pm

Juvenile Monaghan County Championship

Well done to our Juvenile players who took part in the County Championship finals at Tydavnet Handball Club on Saturday.

There was a great effort put in by all players who showed off their skills at the tournament.

Girls U12 Winner – Sommer Finn

Girls U15 Runner up – Fiona Corrigan

Harps Handball

Pride of place this week goes to our adult 3- man team of Eoghan, Justas and Tiarnán. Team Harps had a resounding win over St Mellan’s in the county semifinal. The team will now face Bawn in next week’s final.

In the county juvenile finals held last Saturday in Scotstown it was a case of 5 gold and 3 silver for the Harps.
The referee during 4 continuous hours of handball was Paul Cassidy and he came in for much praise from all the clubs present. Beautiful outfits were awarded to each winner.
Our 5 new County Champions are:
Calum Sherry U12 s
Emily Mc Ginnity U13 s
Fergal Magee U14 s
Aidan Mc Geough u16 s
Szymon Poleswski u17 s.
Our 3 silver medalists are Josh Cassidy, Ernesta Marut and Matas Sakalauskas.
Calum beat his fellow team mate Josh Cassidy over two close games. This was a sporting game of high skill level with Calum edging most of the rallies with good killshots.
In fantastic form in U13 Emily Mc Ginnity beat another up-and-coming Harps player, Ernesta Marut, 15-1, 15-3.
The u14 final was also an All-Harps affair between Matas Sakalauskas and Fergal Magee. The latter had all the answers in this match and won 2-0. This proves that practice makes perfect with Fergal benefitting from good weekly coaching.
In the u16 final Aidan Mc Geough fully deserved his 2-game victory. He had a powerful serve down the left court but his ” pièce de résistance” was his excellent fist shots to the ceiling.
Hard-hitting lefty Szymon Polewski won the u17 grade after a somewhat shaky start. However his victory was never in doubt and he will benefit from tougher matches.
The county doubles will begin shortly. Please contact the club if you wish to be considered.
Entries are open online for the Adult Ulster Championships 2020 with December 19th as the final date.

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