Civic Reception for Paddy Walsh
Sligo handball legend Paddy Walsh will receive a Civic Reception from the Lord Mayor Marcella McGarry on Thursday at 4 p.m. In a magnificent career Walsh has amassed 29 All-Ireland titles. He won his first title back in 1974 and just one month ago he won his latest in the Over 70’s singles final. Walsh has also won 6 County G.A.A titles with Collooney/Ballisodare and one with St. Mary’s. Officials from the Sligo Handball Board, Sligo G.A.A, Connacht handball council, G.A.A Handball and members of the local media are expected to attend the ceremony.
Finn & Wilson crowned county handball champions
Cormac Finn & Ronan Wilson were victorious in the Sligo Juvenile 60 x 30 championships finals that took place in Ballymote on Saturday. It was an all “Finn final” in the Boys U-11 singles with Cormac defeating his brother Conor in straight games while Ronan Wilson had a terrific battle with Darrgh Barrins in the Boys U-12 singles final. Despite losing the first game by 6-15 Wilson stormed back to win in an exciting tiebreaker.
Sligo Juvenile 60 x 30 championships finals results
Boys U-11 singles: Conor Finn dft Cormac Finn 15-3, 15-7
Boys U-12 singles: Ronan Wilson dft Darragh Barrins 6-15, 15-4, 15-8
Boys U-11 singles final: Cormac Finn runner up with winner Conor Finn
Boys U-12 singles winner Ronan Wilson with runner up Darragh Barrins