Mulkerrins and Heffernan reign supreme in Connacht
Martin Mulkerrins and Niamh Heffernan are Connacht 40×20 champions after both players won the Men’s and Ladies Senior titles respectively. The two competitions were played in Moycullen last Sunday with plenty of action across the day. Mulkerrins defeated fellow club mate Seamus Conneely in the quarter finals before beating Ian McLoughlin in the semi-finals. He then faced Mayo man Joe McCann in what was a competitive final. The Moycullen man proved too strong in the end as he became Connacht champion once more.
The Ladies Open was played in a round robin format. Heffernan defeated Amy Corrigan 25-14 before she beat Pauline Gallagher 25-9. The Claregalway player will be hoping to enjoy a successful 40×20 season with titles up for grabs.
GAA Handball 40×20 All Ireland Colleges Championships 2019
Mikey Kelly won an All-Ireland schools title as Galway were well represented in the All-Ireland 2nd level colleges’ semi-finals and finals. The Abbeyknockmoy player won both his matches in straight games as he continues to add to his growing collection of All Ireland titles. A number of Galway players were unlucky not to reach finals after losing out in close games.
Saturday 9th February
Girls Junior Doubles Semi-Final
Sky Ní Mhaille/Eadaoin Nic Dhonnacha, (CCM an Spidéal, Galway) lost to Clóda McNamee/Clodagh Munroe (Dean Maguirc) 8-15 12-15
Boys Intermediate Singles Semi-Finals
Jason Ó Tuathail (Colaiste Einne, Inis Mor) lost to Eoghan McGinnity (St. Macartan’s, Monaghan) 4-15 11-15
Girls Senior Singles Semi-Final
Aoife Nic Dhonnacha (CCM an Spidéal, Galway) lost to Caitlin Conway (Dean Maguirc) 7-15 1-15
Boys Junior Singles Semi-Final
Mikey Kelly (Clarin College, Galway) beat Patrick McCann (Omagh CBS) 15-2, 15-2.
Boys Junior Singles Final
Mikey Kelly (Clarin College, Galway) beat John Doheny (Col Mhuire Johnstown) 15-8, 15-1.
Girls Junior Singles Semi Final: Emma Kinane, (HRC, Mountbellow) lost to Mairead Fox (Loreto, Omagh) 15-12, 12-15, 12-15.
Juvenile“A”40×20 County Handballs
Seven county finals were played in the boys underage competitions last Sunday in Salthill. The level of handball on show was excellent with some fantastic games played.
Gavin Kelly & Caleb Donnellan (Abbeyknockmoy) dft Ben Morley & Niall Kelly (Claregalway)
U13 SINGLES Semi-Final
Christopher Hanley (Moycullen) dft Darragh Maloney (Abbeyknockmoy)
Feidhlim Ó Diollúin (Micheál Breathnachs) dft Christopher Hanley (Moycullen)
Stephen Kelly (Claregalway) dft Padraic McNeela (Moycullen)
Cathal Ó Laoire & Dara Ó Laoire (Micheál Breathnachs) dft Mark Kearns & Ethan Kyne (Moycullen)
Mikey Kelly (Abbeyknockmoy) dft Jack Glynn (Loughrea)
Ryan O’Tuathail (Inis Mór) dft Jake Fahy (Moycullen)
Mikey Kelly (Abbeyknockmoy) dft Ryan O Tuathail (Inis Mór)
David Donoghue & Liam Davoren (Moycullen) dft Yann Ó Máille & Éamonn Ó Ceallacháin (Micheál Breathnachs)
Cathal Curran (Annaghdown) dft Éamonn Ó Laoire (Micheál Breathnachs)
Enda Lawless (Claregalway) dft Cian Whelan (Moycullen)
Cathal Curran (Annaghdown) dft Enda Lawless (Claregalway)