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Saturday 1 November 2014

Juvenile handball event in Tubbercurry

Published 04/12/2012 | 11:56

ST. BRIGID'S Hall in Tubbercurry hosted a Juvenile 40 x 20 handball doubles tournament for clubs in Sligo. The event was sponsored by the Sligo Handball Board. John Cawley from Tubbercurry organised the handball tournament for beginners. Over 40 young players from Castleconnor, Ballymote, Collooney and the host club took part.

The Girls doubles final was won by Laura Finn & Lwandile Chidyamatamba who defeated sisters Emma & Kelly Doyle by 15-9.

Darragh Barrins & Fergal Boland overcame Seamus Foody & Cormac Finn by 15-6 in the Boys U-11 doubles final. Finn playing on the right played tenaciously throughout and tried hard alongside Foody. Barrins & Boland greater teamwork paved the way for an exciting win in the end.

In the Boys U-13 doubles final Conor Finn & Conor Guckian emerged winners in the last seconds of an exciting final. The duo found themselves 6-3 behind after ten minutes of the fifteen minutes time game against Daniel Geraghty & Barry Mullderrig. Finn & Guckian came back strongly to level the game at 1010 with only twenty five seconds left and at the death a Conor Guckian winning score into the left corner sealed a narrow and exciting win for the eventual winners.

Francis McCann, Juvenile Officer for Sligo Handball Board thanked John Cawley for organising the handball tournament.

He went on to thank the parents for their commitment in bringing the young players to tournaments.

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