This weekend the 60x30 Juvenile Championship Finals are down for decision across three Leinster venues with 40 players from all corners of the isle competing for 14 All-Ireland titles, with 12 counties represented.
There have been many fantastic encounters already en route to their All-Ireland finals day, and spectators can expect a number of exciting tussles from the talent on show.
The Blue Ribbon Boys U14 and U16 Single Finals on paper, look like cracking contests. Galmoy’s Billy Drennan will be hoping to add to his U14 40x20 title earlier in the year but is up against another gifted handballer in Rory Grace of Tipperary, this is certain to be a tight match. The U16 Final is between Kilkenny’s Jack Holden and Cork’s Darragh Ducey, this is likely to go to a tie-break with very little between both players.
The Girls U14 and U16 Singles throws up two more intriguing tussles between some very astute young handballers. Kilkenny’s and Clogh’s Amy Brennan will fancy her chance in the U14 Singles Final where she is up against Tyrone rising star Cloda Nic Cion Midhe from the Carrickmore club. In the U16 final Kildare’s Mollie Dagg will be hoping to add to her U16 60x30 Doubles title from last year when she face last year’s 60x30 U14 Singles winner Mairead Fox Tyrone, this will also be a tight final and could also go to a third game.
GAA Handball would like to wish all the competitors the best of luck, and congratulate all the players and their coaches on an already very successful campaign.
GAA Handball 60x30 All Ireland Juvenile Finals 2017 – Fixtures
Saturday 14th October
St. Mary’s, Wexford, OIC Marguerite Gore (086 3074627) At 2pm
- GU16S Kildare (Mollie Dagg) v Tyrone (Mairead Fox)
Sunday 15th October
Garryhill, Carlow OIC Daniel Fenlon (086 0889376) At 11am
- GU14D Mayo (Lucy Brennan/Amy Shannon(sub)) v Clare (Chloe Philpott/Ellen Casey)
- GU15S Kildare (Abby Tarrant) v Monaghan (Louise McGinnity)
- BU15S Roscommon (Liam Egan) v Tipperary (Cormac Doheny)
- BU14S Kilkenny (Billy Drennan) v Tipperary (Rory Grace)
- GU14S Kilkenny (Amy Brennan) v Tyrone (Cloda Nic Con Midhe)
- GU16D Kilkenny (Noelle Dowling/Roisin O’Keeffe) v Tyrone (Caitlin Conway/Elizabeth McGarvey)
- BU16S Kilkenny (Jack Holden) v Cork (Darragh Ducey)
Castlebridge, Wexford OIC John Roche (087 6995568) At 11am
- BU15D Wexford (Diarmuid Moore/Dean O’Neill) v Tyrone (Brian McAleer/Jack Darcy)
- BU14D Wexford (Mark Doyle/Ben Keeling) v Cork (Kealan Murphy/Gearoid Healy)
- BU17D Wexford (Robert Cogley/Ciaran Power) v Cork (Niall Delaney/Brooklyn Hickey)
- GU17S Wexford (Cora Doyle) v Limerick (Aisling Shanahan)
- GU17D Wexford (Clodagh White/Lucia Merrigan) v Limerick (Keri Murphy/Ciara McCarthy)
- BU17S Wexford (Colm Parnell) v Cavan (Conor Owens)