Sligo players claim Connacht titles
Published 05/11/2013 | 05:40
Brendan and Rachel Foody and Laura Finn have all calimed Connacht handball titles.
Brendan won the boys U-15 singles championship while Rachel and Laura won the U.15 doubles title.
And there was further success when Laura, a student at Colaiste Mhuire, Ballymote, won the Connacht Colleges B title.
Brendan staged a great recovery in the Boys U-15 singles semi-finals which took place in Belcarra Co. Mayo. His opponent Declan Barry from Galway was well on the way to the final when taking the first game by 15-1 and was 14-1 up in the second and just needing 1 more point for victory. Somehow Foody conjured up an unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat.
In a remarkable turnaround the Sligo player fought back impressively and stunned Barry taking the second game by the minimum 15-14.
In a rollercoaster final game Foody raced away in the tie breaker winning it by 15-1.
In the final against Mayo's Ross Bourke Foody made no mistake taking the title by 15-2, 15-4.
In the Girls U-15 doubles decider Sligo's Laura and Rachelhad an exciting win over Galway's Christina Hanley and Emma Cummins by 15-13, 15-11.
It was a busy weekend for Lalurawho won her second Connacht title of the weekend when winning the Connacht Colleges B title representing Colaiste Mhuire Ballymote.
She defeated Karen Cosgrove Balla in the final.
Odhran Quinn, Muirdeach's College, captured the junior boys singles with a comprehensive victory over Ross Bourke, Balla Secondary School.