Clare Handball Notes (week ending 22nd September 2019)

Leah Minogue and Chloe Philpott

Brennan overcomes Philpott in Titanic Tie

In the 60 x 30 Juvenile Girls U16 Singles All-Ireland Semi-Final, Kilkishen’s Chloe Philpott was in action against Kilkenny’s Amy Brennan. Both are rising stars of handball and they renewed their rivalry on Sunday, September 22nd in Broadford, Co. Limerick.

In all previous meetings there has been very little to separate both players and it was clear from the start of this game that this pattern would continue. Chloe started extremely well but she was well matched by Kilkenny’s Amy Brennan.


The Kilkishen native took the first game 21-17 but Brennan countered in the second, to win a game that was in the balance throughout 21-19. In the tiebreaker both players had to dig deep, but it was the Kilkenny player who took the spoils winning, 17-21,21-19, 11-6.

Although Chloe may feel disappointed she will now focus her sights on representing her school, St Joseph’s, Tulla, in the Clare Colleges Girls Intermediate Final, where she will play against Leah Minogue (Scarriff CC).


60 x 30 Clare Colleges Finals

This week saw plenty of Colleges Handball action in Clare, as county titles were up for grabs in the 1st Year, Junior and Intermediate grades. In the Boys 1st Year Singles Charlie Grace (St Anne’s, Killaloe) defeated Killian Boland (St Joseph’s, Tulla).

In the Boys Junior Singles David Considine (St Flannan’s, Ennis) defeated Evan Carey (St Anne’s, Killaloe) and meanwhile in the Boys Junior Doubles Brian Bourke & Cian Molloy (St Anne’s, Killaloe) defeated Cathal McNamara & Daniel Burke (St Joseph’s, Tulla).

In the Boys Intermediate Singles Semi-Final Gearoid Sheehy (Scarriff CC) defeated Adam Fogarty (St Anne’s, Killaloe) but in the final, Gearoid lost out to Seán Coughlan (Rice College, Ennis).

In the Girls Intermediate Singles, Chloe Philpott (St Joseph’s, Tulla) v Leah Minogue (Scarriff CC) has been rescheduled to play at a later date, due to All Ireland Championship fixtures.

A number of players received byes directly through to the Munster Finals. In the Boys 1st Year Doubles, Evan Molloy & Cillian Ryan (St Anne’s, Killaloe) progress. In the Boys Intermediate Doubles, Patrick Crotty & Tiarnan Slattery ( Scarriff CC) progress and Jennifer Nicholas & Áine Lenihan (St Joseph’s, Tulla) go forward in the Girls Junior Doubles.

The Munster Finals for each grade will be played on Saturday September 28th in a venue which is to be decided.


The Clare Handball Leagues Begin

The 2019 Clare Handball Club season begins this week with Division Two action in Tuamgraney, Kilkishen and Clooney. Over recent years Clare handballers have excelled at national championships, in recognition of this the Clare County Board has made a number of key changes to this year’s league format.

There will be three Divisions involved, to cater for all adult players from beginner level through to elite level. Across all three leagues teams are reduced from six members down to four which should make for faster, more competitive games.

All are welcome to attend, admission is free and if you’d like to play contact your local club or Clare Handball for further details




60 x 30 Results

Sun Sept 22nd

Broadford, Limerick – 60 x 30 Juvenile All Ireland Semi- Finals

– Girls Under 16 Singles – Chloe Philpott (Clare) v Amy Brennan (Kilkenny) 21-17, 19-21, 6-11

Clare 60×30 Colleges Results

Boys 1st Year Singles Final: Charlie Grace (St. Anne’s Killaloe) dft Killian Boland (St. Joseph’s Tulla)

Boys Junior Singles Final: David Considine (St. Flannan’s Ennis) dft Evan Carey (St. Anne’s Killaloe)

Boys Junior Doubles Final: Brian Bourke Cian Molloy (St. Anne’s Killaoe) dft Cathal McNamara, Daniel Burke (St. Joseph’s Tulla)

Boys Intermediate Singles: Semi-Final – Gearoid Sheedy (Scariff CC) dft Adam Fogarty (St. Anne’s Killaloe) Final – Sean Coughlan (Rice College Ennis) dft Gearoid Sheedy (Scariff CC)

Girls Intermediate Singles Final: Chloe Philpott (St Jospeh’s, Tulla) v Leah Minogue (Scarriff CC) postponed

Bye to Munster Finals: Boys 1st Year Doubles – Evan Molloy & Cillian Ryan (St Anne’s, Killaloe)

Boys Intermediate Doubles – Patrick Crotty & Tiarnan Slattery ( Scarriff CC)

Girls Junior Doubles – Jennifer Nicholas & Áine Lenihan (St Joseph’s, Tulla)


Upcoming Fixtures:


Wed Sept 25th at 8pm – Clare Handball League – Division 2

Venue: Tuamgraney – Match: Tuamgraney v Newmarket
Venue: Clooney – Match: Clooney A v Clooney B
Venue: Kilkishen – Match: Kilkishen v Clarecastle


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