Monday, October 28, 2013

Great weekend for Finn & Foody families in handball

Brendan Foody "the comeback kid" Connacht champion

Connacht champions: Rachel Foody & Laura Finn

Great weekend for Finn & Foody families in handball.
Two Connacht titles each for Rachel Foody & Laura Finn

It was a great October bank holiday weekend for the Finn & Foody family in handball. The games were played in Balla Co. Mayo. Over the weekend Brendan  Foody Boys U15 singles, Rachel Foody & Laura Finn Girls U-15 doubles all won Connacht titles for Sligo.  Added to that Laura Finn ( Colaiste Mhuire   Ballymote) also won a Connacht Colleges  B title as did Rachel Foody (Convent of Mercy Ballina) 

Brendan Foody staged a lazarous style recovery in the Boys U-15 singles semi-finals which took place in Belcarra Co. Mayo on Saturday. In his semi-final his opponent Declan Barry from Galway was well on the way to the final when taking the first game by 15-1 and was 14-1 up in the second and just needing 1 more point for victory. Somehow Foody conjured up an unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat. In a remarkable turnaround Foody fought back impressively and stunned Barry taking the second game by the minimum 15-14. In a rollercoaster game Foody raced away in the tie breaker winning it by 15-1. In the final against Mayo’s Ross Bourke  Foody made no mistake taking the title by 15-2, 15-4.

In the Girls U-15 doubles decider Sligo’s Laura Finn & Rachel Foody had an exciting win over Galway’s Christina Hanley & Emma Cummins by 15-13, 15-11. 

It was a busy weekend for Finn who won her second Connacht title of the weekend when winning the Connacht Colleges B title representing Colaiste Mhuire Ballymote. Finn defeated Karen Cosgrove Balla in the final.  Rachel Foody  (Convent of Mercy Ballina) also captured 2 Connacht titles in the 1ST Year Colleges final she defeated Karen Cosgrove of Balla Secondary School 15-1, 15-8.

Odhran Quinn  (Muredach’s College)captured the Junior Boys singles with a comprehensive victory over Ross Bourke representing Balla Secondary School

Connacht Colleges B 60 x 30 championships finals:
Girls  Junior Singles: Laura Finn Colaiste Mhuire Ballymote Sligo defeated Karen Cosgrave, Balla Secondary School, Mayo

1st year girls: Rachel foody (Convent of Mercy Ballina ) dft Caitronia Henneghan (St.Joseph's Castlebar)  15-1, 15-8

Junior Boys singles: Odhran Quinn (Muredachs Colllege )  dft  Ross Bourke (Balla Secondary School  Mayo 21-1. 21-5

 Connacht Juvenile B 60 x 30 championships finals:
Boys U-15 Singles: Brendan Foody dft Ross Bourke (Mayo) 15-2, 15-4
Girls U-15 doubles: Laura Finn & Rachel Foody (Sligo) dft Christina Hanley & Emma Cummins (Galway) 15-13, 15-11

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