Sunday, November 27, 2011

Three way tie at top of Sligo Handball league table

Three way tie at top of Sligo Handball league table

There is a 3 way leadership at the top of the Sligo Handball team league table after round 3 of fixtures. Castleconnor B maintained their 100% record following their 83-40 victory over Collooney on Sunday. St. Mary’s also have full points from their 2 outings & joining them is Drumcliffe who beat Sligo I.T.on Wednesday evening last by 84-38.

Drumcliffe dft Sligo I.T. 84-38
Colin Slevin & Bill Carney (Drumcliffe) bt Aoife McDonagh & Niall Hunt (Sligo I.T.) 21-4, 21-10.
Ken Cunningham & Eamon Bellew (Drumcliffe) bt Amy Corrigan & Ciara McLoughlin (Sligo I.T.) 21-19, 21-9.

Drumcliff’s Colin Slevin & Bill Carney built up 30 point advantage at the end of the 1st doubles game and that was the platform for Drumcliffe as they finished strongly overall over a Sligo I.T. side that are still pointless after round 3.

Castleconnor B dft Collooney 83-40
Mark Murphy & Larry Jones (Castleconnor) dft Stanely Harte Snr & Michael Bruen (Collooney) 21-10, 2-9
Oisin Quinn & Joe Gorman (Castleconnor) dft Stanley Harte Jnr & Patrick Fox ( Collooney) 21-9, 21-20

Collooney lined out with father & son Stanley Harte Snr & Jnr but they could not stop a rampant Castleconnor side that are on top of the league table with two wins out of two. Castleconnor’s Mark Murphy gave a very solid performance in the 1st game alongside doubles partner Larry Jones. The Castleconnor men were never headed and dominated from start to finish. The duo helped Castleconnor into a 30 point advantage going into the last doubles. Even though Collooney’s Stanley Harte Jnr & Patrick Fox tried hard in their contest with Castleconnor’s Oisin Quinn & Joe Gorman. Castleconnor ran out deserving winners in the end.

Upcoming fixtures: Sligo Handball Team leagues Round 4
Sligo I.T. v Collooney Wednesaay 30th November in St. Mary’s at 8 p.m.

The Sligo Handball Board A.G.M. will be held on Wednesday December 7th next at 7.30 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Club meeting rooms. Cyril Feehily Sligo G.A.A Chairman will make G.A.A history when he will attend the Board’s AGM the first County G.A.A Chairman ever to do so.
After 3 years in the post Michael McGee has indicated that he will be stepping down from the Secretary’s role. The Collooney Club man is seeking the P.R.O. nomination. Clubs are asked to return their nomination papers to the Co. Secretary by Friday December 2nd.
The Connacht Handball Council are seeking entries for the 2012 Connacht handball 40 x 20 championships and clubs are asked to send in their entries to the County Secretary by Thursday 1st December.

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