Castleconnor keep churning out handball champions
The Castleconnor club hosted the County Juvenile One-Wall championships on Saturday. Thirty players from Ballymote, Castleconnor & Collooney took part
Following on from Aoife Quinn’s historic Girls victory in the GAA Handball 40 x 20 Nationals Castleconnor’s young emerging stars continue to shine claiming four out of the seven County handball titles on offer. In the Boys U-11 section six players took part. Castleconnor’s Seamus Foody had a narrow 15-13 win over Oisin Harte from Collooney. It was the same score with Ballymote’s Conor Finn defeating his brother Cormac. In the final it was the “flying Cormac Finn” who came out on top over Seamus Foody claiming his first County One Wall title by 15-4.The U-11 girls final was won by Castleconnor’s Laura Foody who defeated club mate Elaine Naughton in 2 games.
Seven players entered in the U-17 singles. Newly crowned Girls 15 & Under National 40 x 20 champion Aoife Quinn caused a huge shock when defeating a fancied Stanley Harte in the opening game by 18-17. In the semi-finals Castleconnor’s talented handball teenager Jason Earlis had a good 21-11 win over Odhran Quinn. Collooney’s Ross Taheny finally ending Aoife Quinn’s great run winning by 21-14. Taheny got a scare but managed to weather the Quinn storm to reach the final over the Girls National champion. There was no stopping Earlis in the final taking the title by 21-9 over the hard working Ross Taheny.
Sligo Juvenile Handball 2013 One-Wall championships results:
Girls u-14 singles: Rachel Foody (Castleconnor) dft Laura Finn (Ballymote)
Boys U-11 singles: Conor Finn (Ballymote) dft Seamus Foody (Castleconnor)15-4
Boys U-12 singles: Fergal Boland (Castleconnor) dft Jack Branley (Collooney) 15-8
Boys U-13 singles: Diarmuid Harte (Collooney) dft Vincent Harte (Collooney) 21-11Boys U-17 singles: Jason Earlis (Castleconnor) dft Ross Taheny (Collooney)21-9