A number of Sligo players took part in the Colleges handball championships. Castleconnor’s Sean Carrabine advanced in the Junior boys singles. Collooney’s Tony Fox defeated James Boland Enniscrone in the Boys 1st year singles. Jason Earlis Jesus & Mary Secondary School Enniscrone College defeated Collooney’s Stanley Harte in the Intermediate singles. Shane Wright Jesus & Mary Secondary School Enniscrone received a bye in Sligo.
Barry McLoughlin St. Tiernan’s College Crossmolina lost out in the 1st round of the Mayo intermediate Colleges. Michael Tiernan St. Muredach’s College suffered the same fate in the 1st year doubles event. Aoife Quinn Convent of Mercy Ballina had an agonizing 1 point defeat to Maggie Burns Kiltagh 20-21.
The Sligo winners will face the Galway Colleges winners in the Connacht handball colleges championships semi-finals in St. Mary’s College on Friday 1st February.