WORLD HANDBALL SUCCESS FOR MONAGHAN YOUNGSTERS

2 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

BY COLM SHALVEY
Two Monaghan youngsters enjoyed brilliant success at the recent World Handball Championships at CityWest in Dublin.
The Monaghan Harps Handball Club players, who are fifth-class pupils in St. Mary’s Boys’ School, Monaghan, both took home Under-11 medals from the high-class competition, which featured handballers from over 30 countries.
Eoghan McGinnity won Gold in the Boys’ Doubles 40×20 along with playing partner Lorcan McBride from Tyrone and Silver in the One-Wall Doubles. Jakub Szkup won Silver in the 40×20 Singles.
There were tough games throughout and both boys had to fight their way out of tie-breakers.
The boys play for Monaghan Harps where they are coached by the legendary Martin McEntee, who also competed in the World Championships.
Both have been quick to acknowledge Martin’s huge contribution to their success. As well as being feted and celebrated in their school, the boys attended a welcome-home function in the Harps last Wednesday in their honour.

Meanwhile Carrickmacross man Terry Kiernan went within one game of his dream of an appearance in the World Junior Handball Final at CityWest, but despite his best efforts he was to suffer defeat at the hands of the eventual winner Tadhg Carroll (Cork).
It was nonetheless a successful tournament for Terry, who had early victories over …

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