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Handballers kick off Leinster championships with promising results

Published 29/01/2013 | 12:16

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CARLOW players started the 2013 season with good wins in the Leinster 40x20 championships.

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Martin Mullins got over the first hurdle in the Minor singles when he defeated Dylan Sheridan from Meath in two straight games 21-7 21-8.

In the Junior B singles Kevin Barrett had two good wins he defeated Corey Fay (D) in the first round 21-4, 21-6 and John Doyle (WX) 21-10, 21-13 in the second round. Barry Ramsey in the JBS had a close encounter with Jason Murphy (WX) but came out on top 21-18, 2115.

Meanwhile in the Junior singles grade Daniel Fenlon had to be at his best to defeat Noel Murphy (O) 21-18, 21-18 and in the JD Oliver Ryan and Daniel Fenlon had a titanic struggle with Felix Doran/Paddy Berry (WX) winning in a three-game thriller on a score line of 2118, 19-21, 21-18.

Oliver Ryan continued his winning habit when he defeated Robert Byrne (WX) in the O-35S 21-7, 21-9 and in the masters there were wins for Martin Clancy over Tom O'Malley (WW) 21-6, 21-8 while Andy Ryan defeated Jim Doyle (WX) 21-9, 21-10.

In the JBD Richard Delaney/Steve Doyle lost to Wexford, Aaron Geoghegan/Kevin Barrett were on the wrong end of their JBD match against Meath pair Peter Flanagan/Michael Sheridan losing 21-10, 21-10, Sean Ryan lost his EMAS match against Eamon Purcell (KK) 21-18 in the third game.

On the handball social scene Carlow Handball Board will hold its adult presentation night in Doyle's Railway Bar, Bagenalstown on Saturday February 2 at 8pm.

The hall of fame and special achievement awards will be presented with other county winners.

Tickets available from Martin Clancy, Colm Jordan or Sean Ryan.

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