DOMNICK Lynch (Glenbeigh) made a gallant attempt to regain the Munster 40x20 Senior singles title, he last held in 2010.
Lynch overcame Colm Jordan (Cork) 21-12, 21-7 in the opening round on Friday night in Ballydesmond, to set up a last four tilt at Brendan O'Keeffe (Cork) which the Mid Kerry man duly won 21-10, 21-16. Diarmuid Nash (Clare) provided the opposition in the final played in Cappagh, Co Limerick on Saturday evening. The Banner County man emerging 21-10, 2112 victor. Maria Daly (Ballymacelligott) reached the ladies singles final with a 21-5, 21-2 victory over Aisling O'Keeffe (Cork) in Broadford on Saturday.
The final was played in the same venue on Sunday with Caitriona Casey (Cork) taking the honours after a thrilling contest 21-20, 8-21, 21-15. Meanwhile Dara Keane / Danielle O'Donoghue (Ballymacelligott) came through the group stages of the Geal Linn 40x20 under 13 mixed doubles in Ballydesmond on Saturday; the duo then faced Limericks Catriona Millane / David O'Byrne, who defeated the Kerry pair 30-14 enroute to winning the title.
Handball AGM: THE Kerry handball board AGM took place last Saturday in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee at the following officers were re-elected.
Secretary Brendan Falvey (Ballymacelligott) has stood down after many years of loyal service both as PRO and Secretary of the Kerry Handball Board. We wish him well in his retirement from the County Board. Officers 2013 President: Paddy Downey (Tralee) Chairman: Brendan O Connor (Ballymacelligott) Vice Chairman: Paul Cunningham (Tralee) Secretary: Vacant Treasurer: Tom Daly (Ballymacelligott) Assistant Treasurer: Christy Moriarty (Glenbeigh) PRO: Brian O Sullivan (Glenbeigh) Development Officer: Eilin Ni Luing (An Gealtacht) Co. Board Delegate: Brendan Falvey Junior (Ballymacelligott) Assistant Secretary's in charge of the following
Siobhan Twomy (Ballymacelligott)60X30 Juveniles Eilin Ni Luing (An Gealtacht) - 40X20 Co Juvenile Championships Delegates to Munster Handball Council: Brendan Falvey, Tom Daly, Brendan O Connor Juvenile Selectors: Christy Moriarty, Tom Daly, Brendan O Connor, Eilin Ni Luing, Paul Cunningham Mol an Óige TWENTY young Handball players from Ballymac, An Ghaeltacht and Glenbeigh gathered in the Sports Complex in Tralee on Saturday for a Handball funday under the 2013 'Mol an Óige' initiative and provided lots of entertainment and games. Four teams played each other in different combinations of doubles with aces accumulation ensuring that each game was fought to the finish.
The teams, captained by Evan Ó Seighin, Conor Ó Cinnéide (An Ghaeltacht)and Liam Smith and Diarmuid McGillicuddy (Glenbeigh) showed the continuing improvement which has been a feature of this initiative over the last two years.
Many thanks to Christy Moriarty and Brendan Ó Connor, referees and to Tom Daly, coach, as well as the parents and players who all helped in the running of the event.
Our next outing will be hosted by Ballymac Handball Club on Sunday next, January 27 at 1pm.