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Sunday 21 September 2014

Hall and Kavanagh deliver the goods

Published 21/08/2012 | 12:08

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WEXFORD CELEBRATED its second premier Under-14 All-Ireland 60 x 30 doubles win in handball in as many years as Tomás Hall and Daniel Kavanagh delivered the goods on the biggest day of all. This was Hall's second time in two years winning this title, but it's certainly another one he will cherish.

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Up against Stephen Smith and Tomás Donohue from Cavan, it was an awesome performance from the Wexford boys who led from pillar to post in a very dominant display. Winning the first set is crucial and the Model county men bombarded their opponents in a 15-4 win.

The second set took much the same pattern as the better teamwork and handball of the Wexford duo shone through as they captured the second set 15-6 and in so doing won the title.

It was not to be for the Model county in the girls' Under-15 doubles last weekend as Chloe Cash and Courtney Browne lost out in the final to a very strong Galway pairing of Anna Ní Mhurchú and Eimear Bhiada.

The first game was one to forget for the Wexford pairing as the Tribeswomen secured a 15-1 win. However, the girls in maroon and white were sweating near the end of the second set but they somehow got over the line on a 15-14 scoreline and one feels had the Wexford girls won the second set they would have taken the game.

All Wexford handball players intent on taking part in this year's world handball championships in The City West Hotel in Dublin are reminded that this Friday, August 24, is the closing date for entries.

There are competitions for all age groups and all levels and with huge numbers of Wexford players involved it will be an exciting month for the Model county from October 11 to 21.

All players interested in playing in this year's county one wall competition on October 29 and 30 in St. Joseph's handball centre are reminded that entries are now being sought for this event.

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