St. Mary's & Drumcliffe head league table placings
St. Mary’s set for league final appearance
St. Mary’s went to the top of the Sligo handball league table following their 84-45 victory over Castleconnor B played in the St. Mary’s club on Sunday. It was a great team display with all 4 St. Mary’s players playing their part in an impressive win over Castleconnor’s second team. Connell Cannon & Seamus Duffy opened up a big 22 point lead after the first doubles match. St. Mary’s second pairing of Michael McMorrow & Peter Chambers shut the door on any Castleconnor comeback and finished strongly with an 21-12, 21-13 over an ever improving Jason Earlis & Ollie Fleming. St. Mary’s have 4 wins out of 4 and there 2 reamining games are against Collooney & Castleconnor A. One more victory will ensure them a place in the final.
St. Mary’s dft Castleconnor B 84-45
Connell Cannon & Seamus Duffy (St. Mary’s) dft Mark Murphy & Larry Jones (Castleconnor) 21-12, 21-8
Michael McMorrow & Peter Chambers (St. Mary’s) dft Jason Earlis & Ollie Fleming (Castleconnor) 21-12, 21-13
Drumciffe need one more win to reach final
Drumcliffe have 4 wins out of 5 and their only defeat in this years league came at the hands of St. Mary's the 2009 champions. Drumciffe's Pat O'Sullivan & Colin Slevin laid the foundations for a Drumcliff victory when getting the better of Castleconnor's B Mark Murphy & Larry Jones in the competitive first doubles tussle. Drumcliffe's 2nd doubles pairing of Eamon Bellew & Ken Cunningham broke Castleconnor's resolve with a strong showing against the 2nd Castleconnor doubles pairing of Oisin Quinn & Micheal Jones. Drumcliffe’s next game is against Collooney and victory here should the see the club reach it’s first league final.
Drumcliff dft Castleconnor B 83-55
In the 1st doubles Pat O' Sullivan & Colin Slevin (Drumcliffe) dft Mark Murphy & Larry Jones (Castleconnor) 21-14, 20-21
2nd doubles Eamon Bellew & Ken Cunningham( Drumcliffe) dft Oisin Quinn & Micheal Jones (Castleconnor) 21-6, 21-14
Sligo I.T. gain league win
Sligo I.T. got their first points in the league with a narrow 64-58 success over a Collooney side that had a blend of youth and experience. Sligo I.T. with Ballaghaderreen’s Amy Corrigan was in inspired form and helped the Student’s to a fully merited win.
Sligo I.T. bt Collooney 64-58
Stanley Harte & Patrick Fox (Collooney) dft Aoife McDonagh & Niall Hunt (Sligo I.T.) 21-3, 21-19.
Amy Corrigan & Ciara McLoughlin (Sligo I.T.) dft Stanley Harte Snr &Gerry Coleman 21-12, 21-4
The AGM of the Sligo Handball Board will take place in the St. Mary’s on Wednesday 7th December at 7.30 p.m
The Sligo Co. Handball Board passed a vote of sympathy with Tom Tuffy Castleconnor handball club on the death of his grandmother Kathleen Tuffy last week