Sunday 20 October 2019

Goggins defeats Browne

THERE WAS plenty of excitement surrounding the beginners adults' semi-finals in Ladies and gents singles with many of the new underage players cheering on their parents on this occasion.

The men's singles saw a 21-19, 21-14 win for Gavin Goggins over Colin Browne from Coolgreany while Castletown footballer Jody Shaughnessy who plays handball for Coolgreany was a 21-11,15-21,21-15 winner over Ciaran Reville in the second semi-final.

The Ladies semi-finals saw Julie Kearny defeat Nicola Lawlor on a 13-15,15-12,15-9 score in the final she will meet Olivia Sweeny after she beat Breda kelly 15-9, 15-13. Team Finals Normally handball doesn't have the team feeling about it but during the past week the club together for a team event feeling was about the place as the team of four county finals took place.

The Junior title went to Templeudigan for the second time in three years as they got the better of Horeswood in a very exciting final. Tony Breen got the ball rolling in the opening rubber as he won 18-21, 21-12 (39-33) against Barry Mcwilliams.

The second rubber was the doubles where the gap was closed as Declan Harte and Paddy Cheevers got the better of Noel Holohan and David Redmond on a 21-19, 20-21 (41-40) score line.

The game was poised at 79-74 in Templeudigan's favour as the final rubber between Michael O'neill and Fergal Mcwilliams got underway. Michael O'neill was the hero of the hour for Templeudigan in his comeback season he delivered a huge win 21-16, 12-11 over Mcwilliams for the win for the Templeudigan men.

Ballymitty took the special Junior B title with an 89-64 win over Bridgetown. Bridgetown got off to a fantastic start as Michael Busher defeated Shane Rossiter on a 21-10,21-16 score line for a 42-26 lead for his side. However the damage was done by Phil Coleman and Alan O'neill for Ballymitty in the second rubber as they blitzed Eammon Codd and Brian Busher from Bridgetown 21-3,21-7 in the second game to leave the game in Ballymitty's favour by 68 points to 52. JR Finn brought home the title in the final rubber with a 2112 win to bring home the title for Ballymitty.

The Junior B title was captured by Coolgreany as they won 115-63 over St Joseph's.