MONAGHAN HANDBALLERS ARE MAKING THE HEAD

5 March 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Colm Shalvey 

There were numerous victories for Monaghan handballers last weekend. Last Sunday evening at Kingscourt Stars Handball Club, Monaghan Junior Handball Doubles partners Conor O’Gorman of Donaghmoyne GAA Club and Carrrickmacross Handball Club and Terry McElvaney of Monaghan Harps won the Ulster Junior 40 × 20 Doubles title by defeating Cavan’s Paul Fitzpatrick and Eddie Halligan on a scoreline of 21-16, 21-15.

As Ulster champions, the pair now go on to represent their county and province in the All-Ireland semi-final this Saturday in Wicklow against the Leinster champions.

Meanwhile, Emyvale’s Darren Doherty won the Ulster U-21 40 × 20 Handball title and went on to defeat Wexford’s Galen Riordan (20-21, 21-13, 21-13) in their All-Ireland semi-final.

Among the Monaghan successes in the Ulster juvenile finals in Kingscourt were Under-12 and Under-13 Singles victories for Monaghan Harps duo Tiarnán O’Rourke and Eoghan McGinnity and an Under-13 Doubles win for Ryan Harnett (St. Mellan’s) Deivydas Kaklauskas (Monaghan Harps).

Closer to home, the handball county finals are down for decision in the next few days.

The schedule starts tomorrow evening (Friday, March 6) with the Under-18 final between Tydavnet duo James Corley and Conor Mohan, followed by …

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