Local Handball Notes (week ending 29th September 2019)

Leah Minogue and Eimear Murphy

Leah and Eimear Going for Gold

All eyes will be on Moycullen this Sunday October 6th, as Tuamgraney’s Leah Minogue and Kilkishen’s Eimear Murphy compete in the 60 x 30 Girls’ Under 15 Doubles’ All Ireland Final. Both girls have had a phenomenal year already with Eimear reaching the 40 x 20 Girls’ Under 15 Singles All Ireland Final in April.

Leah won the All Ireland Under 16 Doubles championship alongside Chloe Philpott last April. The Banner pair will face stiff opposition in Lauren Power and Nathania Jackson of Kilkenny.



60 x 30 Munster Colleges Finals

Chloe Philpott bounced back from defeat last week to help St Joseph’s Secondary School claim a historic double on Friday night in Hospital, Co. Limerick. Chloe captured the Girls’ Junior Singles title against Sarah Mason, Castleisland Community College.

In the Girls’ Junior Doubles Jennifer Nicholas and Áine Lenihan completed the double for St Joseph’s by defeating Christine Perry and Emma Williams, St Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh.



Clooney B Start Div 2 in Style

There was some great action in the first round of the Clare 40 X 20 Division 2 Leagues on Wednesday September 25th. The pick of the ties was the battle of Clooney A versus Clooney B. Clooney A featured Pa Clune, Ryan O’Neill, Conor Clune and Darren O’Neill. Clooney B featured Cian Keogh, Dara Keogh, Paschal Brooks and Kevin O’Brien.

The addition, this year, of the Keogh brothers has really boosted the Clooney B side. In the end it was the youthful pair who led Clooney B to victory on an overall score of 76-67. In Tuamgraney it was the home team who took the spoils against Newmarket on Fergus and the third tie between Kilishen and Clarecastle has been refixed for Monday September 30.


Division One League Action Returns to Clare

40 x 20 Division One league action returns to County Clare for the first time in five years. This promises to be an extremely competitive and exciting division. Clooney Quin will be hoping to add to last year’s Division Two success, with current All Ireland Junior Champion Fergal Coughlan Jnr leading the lineup.

Also featuring in the league will be current All Ireland Senior Doubles Champion Colin Crehan of Kilkishen HC as well as 2018 Minor All Ireland Champions Tiarnan Agnew (Kilkishen) and Mark Rodgers (Tuamgraney). All games will be played on Tuesday nights from 8 o’clock, starting on Tuesday, October 1st and admission to all venues is free.

Action also continues in Division Two with Round 2 games on Wednesday night in venues across the county.


Upcoming Fixtures:


60 x 30 Juvenile All Ireland Final -Sun Oct 6th, Moycullen, Galway, 11am
– Girls Under 15 Doubles – Eimear Murphy & Leah Minogue (Clare) v Lauren Power & Nathania Jackson (Kilkenny)


Tues Oct 1st at 8pm – Clare Handball League – Division 1

Venue: Kilkishen – Match: Kilkishen B v Tuamgraney
Venue: Newmarket – Match: Newmarket v Clooney Quin


Wed Oct 2nd at 8pm – Clare Handball League – Division 2

Venue: Clooney – Match: Clooney Quin B v Tuamgraney
Venue: Toonagh – Match: Toonagh v Kilkishen
Venue: Clarecastle – Match: Clarecastle v Clooney Quin A


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