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County Handball Club Notes (22/11)

November 25th, 2022

County Handball Club Notes (22/11)

Christopher McKenna (St Mellans HC) pictured after winning the 2020 County Intermediate Championship against Tydavnet's Paul Cassidy on Sunday last in Corduff HC

Christopher McKenna (St Mellans HC) pictured after winning the 2020 County Intermediate Championship against Tydavnet’s Paul Cassidy on Sunday last in Corduff HC

Club Notes

St.Mellans Handball Club

Intermediate Singles Final. The outstanding 2020 County Intermediate Singles Final was held in Corduff last Sunday between Christopher McKenna (D) and Paul Cassidy of Tydavnet, this was billed as a game that would have pushed Christopher but Christopher didnt read the script and had ideas of his own, in the first game he totally controlled proceedings and took it 21-4, Paul couldnt live with Chrissys range of play, from kills to roof shots and passing shots he was just in a different place to Paul on the day, the 2nd game Paul stayed in contention until about 9-9 then Chrissy started to find his groove and pulled off a few great aces down the left and drove on the win it and second ever Intermediate title 21-11, if Chrissy had more alley time he would be pushing hard in Senior level, form can come and go but skill is permanent, well done Christopher, also well done to Eoin Mc Ginnity (The Harps) as he retained the Senior Championship as he defeated Gavin Coyle (Bawn).

Ulster Interclub Championship Final. The Ulster Interclub Junior B Championship Finalfrom last weekend was cancelled so the boys played Kingscourt last night (Wednesday) in St.Mellans as we got home venue when a change was requested, so good luck to Christopher Mc Kenna (PJ), Ian Treanor, Eoin Treanor & Fergal O’Neill, full report next week.

Golden Gloves. Good luck to all taking part in the Golden Gloves tournament in Belfast this weekend, good luck to Christopher Mc Kenna(PJ), Conor O’Fearain, Dermot Boyle and Aoibhinn & Donnacha Mc Cluskey.

Juvenile Coaching & Leagues. The juveniles leagues are ongoing, we hope all enjoy the games, referees can adjust rules to accommodate players level of play, we introduced the leagues to give the juveniles a taste of game structure and dont worry if a game doesnt materialise into long rallies, we just want to see them in the alley and having a go!!!!!!!!!!!!, the 3 serve rotation will also help to balance out the game, we will also organise a league for the beginners in the next few weeks to get them in to the rhythm of game structure, softer rules will be in operation to suit also.

Juvenile Blitz. Keep in mind of the Ulster underage Blitz on the 4th of December in Saval Co.Down, open to girls and boys 9-12 years messages will be sent out to see who is going, again parents can carpool where possible.

Court Bookings. Check the “QR” codes around the courts for the new digital booking system for the “booking of the alleys, any problems contact Eoin or Damon and all will be sorted.

Mono League. The Mono league is ongoing, any problems let the committee know, any games not played get sorted ASAP by captains please!!!!!!, can all captains send out messages to their team 48hrs in advance of each game to ensure all have a full team and all know about game and time.

Table Quiz. Keep free the 2nd of December as we are running our annual Table quiz in the complex for the handball club, usual rules apply so get a team of 4 and get your thinking caps on and keep an eye on local news!!!!!, on the night we will be having our presentation of the juvenile awards and a few outstanding adult ones also, so a good night for all, refreshments will be served.

Registration. If any member still hasnt paid their club Membership can do so through Foireann,, so go to and get registered and paid up, any issues contact a member of the committee, NB players are not eligible to play in county, provincial or All Ireland events if not registered with Croke Park.

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