No joy for Bruen & Murphy in All-Ireland handball final
Sligo handballers are still waiting for their first All-Ireland handball title of the year. The Over 35 B doubles pairing of Mark Murphy & Shane Bruen fell to Limerick’s Paul Hedderman & Ken Bourke. The Treaty men were much the stronger and the Sligo men could not cope with the more clinical finishing from the Limerick pair.
Result: All-Ireland handball championships Over-35 B doubles 40 x 20 final: Shane Bruen & Mark Murphy Sligo lost to Limerick’s Paul Hedderman & Ken Bourke 5-21, 11-21
Quinn bids for All-Ireland win
Sligo handball starlet Aoife Quinn is just one game away from creating Sligo handball history as she goes in search of an historic All-Ireland handball title. Quinn takes on Cork’s Katie Fleming in the All-Ireland decider. The Castleconnor girl received a bye in Connacht. In a hard fought All-Ireland semi-final she had to pull out all the stops before defeating Armagh’s Kaitlin Flevelle in a thrilling tie break victory. Quinn held her nerve after losing the opening game but responded in great style winning the next two to qualify for Sunday’s final.
Quinn has made steady progress in the last number of years winning a number of Connacht College’s titles. Last year Quinn was a member of the Connacht Provincial Girls team of 10 that defeated Ulster in the final. It is a tremendous achievement for the Castleconnor Club who have achieved so much for Juvenile handball in the County. For the past number of years Tom Foody & Aoife’s Dad Oisin have been instrumental in much of the Club’s success at Juvenile level
All-Ireland Juvenile 40 X 20 Championships finals
SUNDAY 8th APRIL 2012 in O’ Loughlin’s Kilkenny
3.50pm: Girls U-15 Singles: Sligo (Aoife Quinn) v Cork (Katie Fleming)
Connacht Juvenile B 40 x 20 championships
Sligo defeated neighbours Leitrim in six out of the nine contests in the quarter finals. Drumshanbo hosted the games last Sunday. Sligo winners will face Roscommon in Lisacaul on Good Friday at 11 am with the final pencilled in for Easter Monday in Castlebar at 11 am.
Results from last Sunday’s matches are as follows:
B-U11 Singles: Paul Leyton Sligo lost to Cormac Scollan (Leitrim) 3-15, 3-15.
B-U11 Doubles: Jack Branley & Dara Barrins (Sligo) lost to Fergal & Eoin McLoughlin (Leitrim) 3-15, 3-15
B-U12 Singles : Vincent Harte (Sligo) lost to Oisin McLoughlin (Leitrim)10-15, 11-15
B-U12 Doubles: Diarmuid Harte & Arron Bruen (Sligo) dft Tom McKeon & Caolin McDermott (Leitrim) 15-7, 15-7
B-U13 Singles: Odhran Quinn (Sligo) dft David Wrynn (Leitrim) 15-2, 15-3
B-U14 Singles Brendan Foody (Sligo) dft Aaron McLoughlin (Leitrim) 15-11, 15-5
B-U14 Doubles: Jonathan Devanney & Sean Carrabine (Sligo) dft Conor O’Rourke & Conor Reynolds (Leitrim) 15-10, 15-7
B-U15 Singles: Conor Booth (Sligo) lost to Michael Wrynn (Leitrim) 12-15, 6-15
B-U16 Doubles: Padraig O’Dowd, Sean Golden (Sligo) dft Mark Leddy & Mark Quinn 15-3, 11-15, 15-3