Monday 23 October 2017

Kavanagh back to best form


A week after the disappointment of losing out in the All-Ireland semi-final of the 40 x 20 GAA Handball Minor singles, Daniel Kavanagh got back on the winning trail as he was joined by Anthony Butler to win the final of the Leinster Minor doubles championship.

In the final the St. Joseph's duo were dominant in a 21-12, 21-13 win over Kilkenny pair Anthony Lawlor and Shane Dunne, and will certainly be one of the main contenders for glory at the All-Ireland stage in two weeks' time.

Mick Armstrong picked up his second Leinster title of the season when he was joined by Mick Carty in winning the final of the Golden Masters 'B' doubles last week. It was a comfortable 21-5, 21-8 win for the Wexford duo over Brendan and Billy Higginbotham from Kildare.

This win will set Mick up nicely for his crack at All-Ireland glory this Friday when he takes on Mayo's Tom McCormack in the Golden Masters 'A' singles final in Kingcourt, Co. Cavan.

Jimmy Dunne and Tom Byrne saw their Leinster ambitions in the Emerald Masters 'B' doubles go up in flames last week as they were well beaten in the final by Westmeath duo Anthony Mulligan and Brendan Menton on a 21-7, 21-8 scoreline.

David Redmond and John Roche saw their 40 x 20 season come to a close last week also as they were defeated in the Leinster final of the Masters 'B' doubles on Saturday, with Christy Donnelly and Ciarán McCallan from Dublin displaying top form to win 21-14, 21-9.

This week Darren O'Toole and Malachy Whelan play in the semi-final of the Junior doubles when they take on Meath duo Robert Fox and Dylan Sheridan.

On Friday, along with Mick Armstrong in the All-Ireland finals will be Fergal McWilliams from Horeswood who is going for glory in the final of the Over-35 'B' singles when he takes on Trever Hannon from Galway in Kingscourt on Friday.

On Sunday the All-Ireland Juvenile finals take place in the Cavan venue, and Wexford duo Josh Kavanagh and Diarmuid Moore play James Cummins and Enda Collins from Galway in an eagerly-awaited final of the Under-14 doubles.

Wexford People