Connors and Kenny on top
60 x 30 action continues
David Kenny and Mylie Connors both secured semi-final berths in the Wexford GAA handball 60 x 30 Junior singles after winning competitive quarter-finals during the past seven days.
Connors from New Ross was brilliant in his defeat of Jason Murphy from Castlebridge on a 21-7, 21-14 scoreline. Kenny from Castlebridge grabbed revenge for his club over New Ross in the second part of the double-header as he got the better of Michael Goggins, however in the end it was by default as Goggins had to retire injured after going over on his ankle.
Kenny took the opening set 21-19, before losing the second set 21-15, but while leading 10-9 Kenny was awarded the game as his opponent cried off injured.
The Junior doubles competition is looking like being a very hot contest with any of five pairings battling it out for the semi-final spots. Noel Holohan and Micheál O'Neill secured a crucial three-point win as they shook of the challenge of Barntown duo Ricky Barron and Mick Donovan 21-17, 21-9.
David Kenny and Jason Murphy from Castlebridge re-enforced their favourites' tag with a very impressive 21-14, 21-11 win over Kilmyshall duo Mick Armstrong and Niall Maher. Pádhraic Roberts from Kilmyshall was a very impressive winner in the Junior 'B' singles last week as he blitzed Damien Kelly from Coolgreany on a 21-17, 21-4 scoreline.
Meanwhile, in the Junior 'B' doubles John Roche and Stephen Murphy from Castlebridge bombarded Frank Maddock and Paul Cleary from Ballymitty 21-1, 21-8.
Junior 'C' singles: Brian Busher (Bridgetown) beat James Stanners (St. Martin's), 20-21, 21-19, 21-18.
Junior 'C' doubles: Fintan Furlong and Tommy Hardy (St. Mary's) beat Eugene English and Colm Parnell (Ballyhogue), 21-18, 21-12.
Junior 'D' singles: David Stanners (St. Martin's) beat Larry Connors (New Ross), 21-19, 18-21, 21-11; David Stanners (St. Martin's) beat Laurence Dunne (Kilmyshall), 21-9, 21-15.
Junior 'D' doubles: Ciarán Busher and Shane Murphy (Bridgetown) beat John Byrne and Kevin Murphy (Ballymitty), 21-11, 21-9.
Over-35 singles: Alan O'Neill (Ballymitty) beat J.R. Finn (Ballymitty), 21-15, 21-11; Seán Nolan (Kilmyshall) beat John Murphy (Kilmyshall), 21-15, 21-6; Alan O'Neill (Ballymitty) beat James Stanners (St. Martin's), 21-15, 21-17.
Over-35 doubles: Alan O'Neill and J.R. Finn (Ballymitty) beat Seamie O'Neill and Paddy Quirke (Ballymitty), 21-11, 21-14.
Masters 'A' singles: Phil Coleman (Ballymitty) beat Ricky Barron (Barntown), 21-3, 14-21, 21-14; Eugene Kelly (Castlebridge) beat Robert Doyle (St. Joseph's), 21-14, 21-11.
Masters 'B' singles: John Murphy (Castlebridge) beat Damien Kelly (Coolgreany), 15-21, 21-11, 21-7; John Murphy (Castlebridge) beat Barry McWilliams (Horeswood), 21-14, 21-11; Barry McWilliams (Horeswood) beat Mick Carty (St. Joseph's), 21-12, 21-13; Mylie Byrne (Ballymitty) beat Jerry Goggins (New Ross), 21-16, 9-21, 21-7.
Diamond Masters 'B' singles: Billy Rossiter (Ballyhogue) beat John Bail (St. Martin's), 13-21, 21-1, 21-8.
Emerald Masters 'B' singles: Brendan Murphy (Castlebridge) beat Tom Byrne (Kilmyshall), 21-17, 18-21, 21-9.
Women's Junior 'C' singles: Courtney Browne (Coolgreany) beat Siobhán Elms (Templeudigan), 21-5, 21-2.
Women's beginners' singles: Claire Cousins (St. Mary's) beat Catherine O'Connor (Ballymitty), 3-0; Marguerite Keeling (St. Joseph's) beat Niamh Howlin (St. Mary's), 3-0; Máire Busher (Bridgetown) beat Carrie Hanrahan (Castlebridge), 3-0.