Dominick Lynch (Glenbeigh) came within a whisker of reaching the All-Ireland Senior Hardball final before he ultimately fell short against CJ Fitzpatrick (Limerick) at Cullen in north Cork last Saturday.
Fitzgerald took the first game 21-9 before Lynch stormed back to force a third game with a 21-12 win in the second.
In a pulsating third game both players went in search of a final berth in a gruelling tussle before the Limerick man shaded it by the bare minimum, 21-20, to advance to the decider with Niall O'Connor (Kildare) whose father, Sean, hails from Ballyduff.
Handball coaching in Cullina NS
Cullina National School participated in a very energetic evening of Handball, when the Handball Association of Ireland and Kerry Handball visited our school for a two hour coaching sessionrecently.
Thirteen teachers participated in the programme, and felt that they were given the confidence to coach future generations in the skills of Handball. We are very grateful to Handball Ireland and Kerry Handball for providing us with a coach, Colm O'Luing [An Ghaelatcht] whose expertise and skills were highly commendable on the day.
Ba mhaith linn ár mbuíochas a ghabháil, do Daragh Daly-GAA Handball National Development Officer agus le Brendan Connor-Chairman Kerry Handball, chomh maith for organising this event for us.
We will remember the Handball Motto in the school: 'The greater the sense of achievement, fun and fair play that young people experience when participating in Gaelic games, the more they will enjoy their involvement and strive to develop their True Potential'.