Wednesday 23 October 2019

Doubles delight for Minor duo

Keith Armstrong and Daniel Kavanagh
Keith Armstrong and Daniel Kavanagh

Wexford handball celebrated a monumental success in the 60 x 30 court on Saturday as Daniel Kavanagh and Keith Armstrong were crowned All-Ireland Minor doubles champions in Abbeylara, Co. Longford.

Just a week after the success of Mikey and Paddy Berry in the intermediate doubles, this was another fantastic success for the Model county.

It was a near flawless performance as Armstrong and Kavanagh forced their opponents onto the back foot early in the opening set with the perfect mixture of fine serving, kill shots and passing shots. This dominance set up a fantastic 21-4 win in the opening set for the men in purple and gold.

Their Mayo opponents, Niall Joyce and Patrick Murphy, were rocked and were heading for another hammering in the second set as they trailed 17-7. The men from the west did make a comeback however, and closed to within a couple of points, but the fantastic duo Kavanagh and Armstrong didn't flinch and closed out the deal 21-16 to claim the title.

This has been an incredible season once again for this pair of handballers as they celebrated claiming a famous Minor double of doubles titles, winning the 40 x 20 and 60 x 30 championships in the same year.

Daniel has also collected two world championship gold medals and a runners-up medal in what has been an almost perfect season for him.

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