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Tuesday, 31 March 2009 15:53

KERRY HANDBALL NEWSLETTER:
Cluichí Pobail na Mumhan/Community Games Munster Finals:

Juveniles took centre stage last weekend with team competitions at both County and Community Games’ level nearing conclusion at Provincial stage.

Kerry had three teams out in the Munster Community Games Handball Finals: the Ballymac Under 13 Girls’ team of Sadhbh O’Donnell, Aileen Twomey, Michaela O’Donoghue, Jade Crean, Emer Lynch and Aisling O’Brien won the Munster gold medal beating Clare in the semi-final...105-29 and Cork in the final...86-37; Oakpark (Tralee) Under15 Boys took runner-up spot to Clare in their section final going down...90-41; and buachaillí na Gaeltachta Faoi 13 bowed out in a keenly contested semi-final to Tipperary...59-47. The Under 13 girls from Ballymac have all but one of last years All-Ireland silver medal winning team; Moycullen [Galway] beat them in last year’s All-Ireland final. These girls have a very balanced outfit and their coaches Siobhán Twomey, Mike O’Donoghue and Stephen McSwiney will have them well prepared for the National Finals in Athlone.

Foirne Seisir na Mumhan/40x20 Teams of Six Munster Championships:

Kerry went down to Clare on Saturday last in the Munster Semi-Final of the Under 14/15 40x20 Team of Six Championships on the score line of 76-46.

 

Christopher Cunningham and Patrick O’Connor were first on court against Oisín Donnellan and Jacob Loughnane; the Kerry lads, after their long journey to Tulla, didn’t get going in the first game; however, they fared better in the second but lost overall by 30-6. Eoin Keane and Breandán Caball were next up for Kerry and they beat Paul Gleeson and Glen Murray...15-10, 15-6. Keane played particularly well controlling matters from the centre and with Caball covering his side of the court well the Kerry lads were always in control in the first game. The second game saw Eoin and Breandán up their game another notch, winning by nine aces, and this meant that Kerry were down 46-36 going into the final doubles match. Cormac Lynch and Daniel Finnegan were the last pair on court for the Kingdom but the Kerry duo couldn’t make up the ground against Eoin Tuohy and Rónán Broderick and they eventually lost...15-3, 15-7...to leave the final score at 76-46 in favour of Clare. An unexpected loss for Kerry, but Clare settled better on the night and were good value for their win. On the other side of the draw Cork beat Limerick in a first round game...71-37...and then went on to take Waterford in the semi-final...84-38.

Cruinniú Cinn Bhliana na Mumhan/Munster Handball AGM:

Peter Dennehy [Cork] stepped down as Munster Secretary, at last week’s Munster Handball Council AGM. Peter, who acted as secretary for seventeen years, was commended for his service by Tony Hannon, Uachtarán Liathróid Láimhe na hÉireann, and by Chris Curran, Riarthóir Liathróid Láimhe na hÉireann. On behalf of all handball Clubs and players in Kerry, we wish Peter every blessing in his retirement and thank him for all his dedicated hard work over the years. Is fada an t-aga seacht mbliana déag!

Torthaí na gCluichí/Results:

Na Cluichí Pobail/Community Games Munster Finals:

Craobh na gCailíní/Girls U13 Final:

Baile Mhic Eileagóid/Ballymac: [Craobh na mBuachaillí/Boys U15 Final:

Clare dftd Oakpark [Garsúin Faoi 13/Boys U13 Semi-Final:

Tipperary dftd An Ghaeltacht [

Foireann de Sheisear/40x20 Teams of Six Munster Championships:

U14/15 Team of Six Semi-Final:

Clare

Le Teacht/Fixtures:

Gaa All-Ireland 40x20 Championships:

Ladies’ Intermediate Doubles All-Ireland Final:

Sunday April 5th: Crinkle @ 2pm.Caitríona Ní Chathasaigh/Karen Ní Leathlobhair [Ballymac/Gaeltacht}V Hillary Rushe/Leona Doolin [Roscommon]

Cluichí Náisiúnta/Envirogreen Irish Nationals:

Friday April 3rd:

Men’s B Singles-First Round:

Saturday April 4th:

Ballyporeen @ 12 Noon: Men’s C Singles-First Round:

Ballymac @ 7 30pm:John Joe Quirke V Michael Murphy [Cork] dftd Kerry 76-46.Fionn Ó Riagáin, PJ Mac Láimh, Seán Ó Bambaire, Brian Ó Beaglaoich] 59-47Christopher Cunningham, Dara Sheehy, John Hayes, Ciarán Ó Mochóir] 90-41Sadhbh Ní Dhónaill, Aileen Twomey, Michaela O’Donoghue, Jade Crean, Emer Lynch, Aisling O’Brien] dftd Cork 86-37.